Discovering Eris

Author: Keiron Le Grice
Editor: Floris Books
ISBN: 0863158854
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In astrology, each planet in our solar system is symbolically associated with specific archetypes, characteristics, themes and patterns in human experience. The discovery in 2005 of Eris -- a dwarf planet beyond Pluto -- was therefore an event of great significance for astrology as well as astronomy. In this unique book, Keiron Le Grice considers the astrological significance of Eris. How, he asks, can we determine Eris's meaning? What archetypal themes is it associated with? In what ways might the myths of Eris, the Greek goddess of strife, be relevant to the astrological meaning? What can Eris's discovery tell us about the evolutionary challenges we now face? Drawing on a wide variety of perspectives -- including mythology, ecology, religion, history, philosophy and Jungian psychology -- Le Grice carefully constructs a multi-faceted picture of Eris's possible meaning, helping to illuminate the unprecedented events of our time and providing clues to our possible future directions.

Dawn Of Small Worlds

Author: Michael Moltenbrey
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319230034
Size: 16,19 MB
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This book gives a detailed introduction to the thousands and thousands of smaller bodies in the solar system. Written for interested laymen, amateur astronomers and students it describes the nature and origin of asteroids, dwarf planets and comets, and gives detailed information about their role in the solar system. The author nicely reviews the history of small-world-exploration and describes past, current and future space craft missions studying small worlds, and presents their results. Readers will learn that small solar system worlds have a dramatically different nature and appearance than the planets. Even though research activity on small worlds has increased in the recent past many of their properties are still in the dark and need further research.

The Cosmos

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108431380
Size: 11,52 MB
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Explains the fundamentals of astronomy together with the hottest current topics in this field, such as exoplanets and gravitational waves.

Philosophical Issues In Sport Science

Author: Emily Ryall
Editor: MDPI
ISBN: 3039218883
Size: 14,68 MB
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The role and value of science within sport increases with ever greater professionalization and commercialization. Scientific and technological innovations are devised to increase performance, ensure greater accuracy of measurement and officiating, reduce risks of harm, enhance spectatorship, and raise revenues. However, such innovations inevitably come up against epistemological and metaphysical problems related to the nature of sport and physical competition. This Special Issue identifies and explores key and contemporary philosophical issues in relation to the science of sport and exercise. It is divided into three sections: 1. Scientific evidence, causation, and sport; 2. Science technology and sport officiating; and 3. Scientific influences on the construction of sport. It brings together scholars working on philosophical problems in sport to examine issues related to the values and assumptions behind sport and exercise science and key problems resulting from these and to provide recommendations for improving its practice.

Dwarf Planets And Asteroids

Author: Thomas Wm Hamilton
Editor: Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency
ISBN: 1628577282
Size: 11,37 MB
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This stunning astronomy book explores Dwarf Planets and Asteroids: Minor Bodies of the Solar System. Written by a retired astronomer, the book provides a survey of the dwarf planets and asteroids, giving details of the discovery, naming, orbits, and physical characteristics of hundreds of examples of the known asteroids found by astronomers in the past two centuries. It also includes the different groups and classes of asteroids. Those bodies that have been visited by spacecraft are singled out for extra attention, including close-up photos where available. About two hundred asteroids have been found to have moons of their own, and the story of their discovery and examples of these moons are also included.

A Project Guide To The Solar System

Author: Colleen Kessler
Editor: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612281141
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From ancient times, people have wanted to learn about the sky. The stars, planets, and other heavenly bodies have been observed for centuries, and theories have changed as the equipment used has improved. Though we now know that the Sun is the center of our solar system, and planets and other objects move around it, we still have a lot to learn. What is a comet made of? Why is Pluto now called a dwarf planet? What causes a solar eclipse? A lunar eclipse? This book will help you answer these questions and more. Whether you try the experiments and activities in this book for fun or for a school project, you’ll discover why so many people are fascinated by our solar system.

The First Conception

Author: Nesly Clerge
Editor: Clerge Books, LLC
ISBN: 9780999323526
Size: 11,28 MB
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Five years. That¿s how long it¿s been since the last child was born on our planet. Conception has ceased. No one knows why.That¿s not true.I know.I caused it.I had to take the next step as well. Men deserved it. Because of their hubris, they had to be humbled. It¿s a small price for them to pay for the verbal, physical, and sexual abuse they¿ve heaped on women through the ages. And on me, Dr. Katherine Eris Barnes¿medical doctor, researcher, friend, mother, daughter, victim. Punisher. Katherine means purity, and there were any number of men ready and willing to make sure that was lost. Eris is the goddess of strife and discord. That¿s exactly what I¿m delivering to them.Time for those eons-old tables to turn.Now I¿m the one with arrows hitting targets.It¿s payback time.And I¿m just getting started.

Scientific Enquiry And Natural Kinds

Author: P. Magnus
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137271256
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Some scientific categories seem to correspond to genuine features of the world and are indispensable for successful science in some domain; in short, they are natural kinds . This book gives a general account of what it is to be a natural kind and puts the account to work illuminating numerous specific examples.

Eros And Eris

Author: P. van Tongeren
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401714649
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The articles in this book display the originality and creativity of Eros and Eris, and their important role in the history of our culture, particularly in the history of philosophy and its role in today's systematic philosophy. Although these contributions to a hermeneutical phenomenology in this compilation are organized in a linear-chronological order (treating Homer, Hesiod, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, Cusanus, Kant, Hegel, Schelling, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger and Levinas), they all carry out their own hermeneutical movement in the history of philosphy on the basis of a commitment with out life, here and now, and a thematic, professional interest. Among the contributors are: R. Bernasconi, J. Colette, J.F. Courtine, L. Dupré, Kl. Düsing, J. Greisch, J. Kockelmans, P.-J. Labarrière and G. Jarczyk, E. Levinas, Al. Lingis, J.-L. Marion, O. Pöggeler, W. Richardson, P. Ricoeur, J. Sallis, M. Theunissen and S. IJsseling.

Finding Our Center

Author: Heather M. Ensworth Ph. D.
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440183929
Size: 13,30 MB
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Integrating astrology, mythology and spirituality, this book is a reflection on the themes of the astrological ages across the past 13,000 years and is an exploration of what astrology has to tell us about the meaning of the changes happening globally and culturally in this time. We are currently on the cusp of the Age of Aquarius, at the end of a 26,000 year precessional cycle and, according to ancient prophecies, at the close of a world era. With the recent discovery of the planetoids Sedna and Eris, new forms of consciousness are entering our awareness. Through listening to the messages of the stars and planets, we find guidance for our lives in this intense time of change. We live in a sentient universe, which is calling us back into relationship with the cosmos and with the Earth. In remembering our source (the galactic center), reconnecting with the spirit in all of life and in becoming centered within ourselves, we gain meaning and wisdom for who we are and who we are becoming and find a path for the healing and evolution of ourselves and our Earth.