Universe

Author: Roger Freedman,Robert Geller,William J. Kaufmann

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464124949

Category: Science

Page: 800

View: 8072

This comprehensive textbook for the two-term course focuses students on not only the foundational concepts of astronomy but on the process of scientific discovery itself—how we know what we know about the cosmos. Engagingly written and filled helpful pedagogical tools, the book also excels at dispelling widely held misconceptions and helping students avoid common pitfalls as they explore the heavens. Thoroughly updated, the new edition features the latest discoveries and new pedagogy, and is supported by an expanded media/supplements package centered on W. H. Freeman’s extraordinary new online course space, LaunchPad.

Discovering the Universe

Author: Neil F. Comins,William J. Kaufmann

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 142925520X

Category: Science

Page: 638

View: 1216

Discovering the Universe is the bestselling brief text for descriptive one-term astronomy courses (especially those with no mathematics prerequisites). Carried along by the book's vibrant main theme, "the process of scientific discovery," the Ninth Edition furthers the book’s legacy for presenting concepts clearly and accurately while providing all the pedagogical tools to make the learning process memorable.

Discovering the Essential Universe

Author: Neil F. Comins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429255196

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 5897

Freeman’s briefest, least expensive introductory astronomy text. Discovering the Essential Universe, Fifth Edition is one of the briefest texts available for the introductory astronomy course, while still providing the wide range of factual topics that are the hallmark of the text and are consistent with most course needs. Discovering the Essential Universe provides up-to-date explanations of core concepts in a flexible and student-friendly text, supported by an impressive collection of multimedia resources developed by astronomy education researchers. It is also up to date, reflecting how our knowledge about the universe is expanding at a phenomenal rate.

Universe

Author: Roger A. Freedman,Robert M. Geller,William J. Kaufmann, III

Publisher: W H Freeman & Company

ISBN: 9781429259514

Category: Science

Page: 762

View: 2001

Discovering the Universe

With Starry Night College

Author: Neil F. Comins,William J. Kaufmann

Publisher: W.H. Freeman

ISBN: 9781464144547

Category: Cosmology

Page: 544

View: 6991

The ninth edition develops the main theme, 'the process of scientific discovery', through the clear, accurate presentation of key concepts found in previous editions. Updated with current research and modern theories of solar system formation, an 18-month access card for the planetarium software package Starry Night College is also included.

Universe: The Solar System

Author: Roger Freedman,Robert Geller,William J. Kaufmann

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429240164

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 3171

Universe: The Solar System, Fourth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann, and Geller's Universe, Ninth Edition:Introducing AstronomyPlanets and Moons Plus the following chapters:Our Star: The SunThe Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The View From the Center of the Universe

Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos

Author: Joel R. Primack,Nancy Ellen Abrams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101126884

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 4181

In this strikingly original book, a world-renowned cosmologist and an innovative writer of the history and philosophy of science uncover an astonishing truth: Humans actually are central to the universe. What does this mean for our culture and our personal lives? The answer is revolutionary: a science-based cosmology that allows us to understand the universe as a whole and our extraordinary place in it.

Einstein

His Life and Universe

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847395899

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

View: 2927

NOW A MAJOR SERIES 'GENIUS' ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PRODUCED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING GEOFFREY RUSH Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals. All of which helped make Einstein into a rebel but with a reverence for the harmony of nature, one with just the right blend of imagination and wisdom to transform our understanding of the universe. This new biography, the first since all of Einstein's papers have become available, is the fullest picture yet of one of the key figures of the twentieth century. This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available -- a fully realised portrait of this extraordinary human being, and great genius. Praise for EINSTEIN by Walter Isaacson:- 'YOU REALLY MUST READ THIS.' Sunday Times 'As pithy as Einstein himself.’ New Scientist ‘[A] brilliant biography, rich with newly available archival material.’ Literary Review ‘Beautifully written, it renders the physics understandable.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Isaacson is excellent at explaining the science. ' Daily Express

The Physical Universe

Author: Konrad Krauskopf

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259664996

Category:

Page: 768

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Universe: Stars and Galaxies

Author: Roger Freedman,Robert Geller,William J. Kaufmann

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

ISBN: 9781319042400

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 9736

Universe: Stars and Galaxies, Fifth Edition, contains chapters from the following sections of Freedman, Kaufmann and Geller's Universe, Tenth Edition: Introducing Astronomy Stars and Stellar Evolution Galaxies and Cosmology

A Universe from Nothing

Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451624476

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 7131

Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. “Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?” One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, A Universe from Nothing uses Krauss’s characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it’s going to end. Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.

Galaxies in the Universe

An Introduction

Author: Linda S. Sparke,John S. Gallagher, III

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462385

Category: Science

Page: 442

View: 8738

This extensively illustrated book presents the astrophysics of galaxies since their beginnings in the early Universe. It has been thoroughly revised to take into account the most recent observational data, and recent discoveries such as dark energy. There are new sections on galaxy clusters, gamma ray bursts and supermassive black holes. The authors explore the basic properties of stars and the Milky Way before working out towards nearby galaxies and the distant Universe. They discuss the structures of galaxies and how galaxies have developed, and relate this to the evolution of the Universe. The book also examines ways of observing galaxies across the whole electromagnetic spectrum, and explores dark matter and its gravitational pull on matter and light. This book is self-contained and includes several homework problems with hints. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate students in astronomy and astrophysics.

A Thousand Words For Stranger (10th Anniversary Edition)

Author: Julie E. Czerneda

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440618987

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4636

The tenth anniversary edition of Julie Czerneda's debut science fiction novel, the story of a woman on the run, from the law, her own people, and an unknown pursuer. Her memory taken from her by a stasis block, Sira must stay free long enough to regain her identity and the full use of her telepathic powers-for failure may cost not only her own future but that of her entire race.

How Computers Work

Author: Ron White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computer engineering

Page: 421

View: 5521

Includes Pentium III and MMX processors, fingerprint and voice recognition, notebook and palm computers, MP3 music and digital audio ..."

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674503

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 5547

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. From the Hardcover edition.

The Five Ages of the Universe

Inside the Physics of Eternity

Author: Fred C. Adams,Greg Laughlin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143911868X

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 8164

As the twentieth century closed, Fred Adams and Greg Laughlin captured the attention of the world by identifying the five ages of time. In The Five Ages of the Universe, Adams and Laughlin demonstrate that we can now understand the complete life story of the cosmos from beginning to end. Adams and Laughlin have been hailed as the creators of the definitive long-term projection of the evolution of the universe. Their achievement is awesome in its scale and profound in its scientific breadth. But The Five Ages of the Universe is more than a handbook of the physical processes that guided our past and will shape our future; it is a truly epic story. Without leaving earth, here is a fantastic voyage to the physics of eternity. It is the only biography of the universe you will ever need.

Four Laws That Drive the Universe

Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191647632

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 8832

The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. They establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and reveal the arrow of time and even the nature of energy itself. Peter Atkins' powerful and compelling introduction explains what the laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics. Guiding the reader from the Zeroth Law to the Third Law, he introduces the fascinating concept of entropy, and how it not only explains why your desk tends to get messier, but also how its unstoppable rise constitutes the engine of the universe.

Foundations of Astronomy

Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305562399

Category: Science

Page: 688

View: 6167

Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, FOUNDATIONS OF ASTRONOMY, Thirteenth Edition, emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? In addition to exploring the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting field of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, providing both factual information and a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fancy Nancy - Fanciest Doll in the Universe

Author: Jane O'Connor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007516773

Category:

Page: 32

View: 6571

Fancy Nancy is back in this magical new story from Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. Join Fancy Nancy in another glamorous adventure, in the New York Times bestselling series. With Fancy Nancy's trademark humour and warmth, this book will bring you genuine joie de vivre, which is a very fancy phrase for having lots of fun!

The God Delusion

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784161926

Category: Atheism

Page: 496

View: 9975

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.