Beyond Einstein

The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe

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Author: Michio Kaku,Jennifer Trainer Thompson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192861962

Category: Science

Page: 230

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What is superstring theory and why is it important? Can superstrings offer the fulfilment of Einstein's lifelong dream of a Theory of Everything? This account of the discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics today is co-authored by the best-selling author of Hyperspace and one of the leading pioneers in superstrings, Michio Kaku. Revised and updated with groundbreaking research, the book approaches scientific questions with the excitement of a detective story, offering a look at the new science that may make the impossible possible.

The Hole in the Universe

How Scientists Peered over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything

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Author: K. C. Cole

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0544079558

Category: Science

Page: 240

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“A compelling, enjoyable, and widely accessible exploration of one of the most fundamental scientific issues of our age” (Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe). In The Hole in the Universe, an award-winning science writer “provides an illuminating slant on physics and mathematics by exploring the concept of nothing” (Scientific American). Welcome to the world of cutting-edge math, physics, and neuroscience, where the search for the ultimate vacuum, the point of nothingness, the ground zero of theory, has rendered the universe deep, rich, and juicy. Every time scientists and mathematicians think they have reached the ultimate void, something new appears: a black hole, an undulating string, an additional dimension of space or time, repulsive anti-gravity, universes that breed like bunnies. Cole’s exploration at the edge of everything is “as playfully entertaining as it is informative” (San Jose Mercury News). “A strong and sometimes mind-blowing introduction to the edges of modern physics.” —Salon.com “Comprising an expansive set of topics from the history of numbers to string theory, the big bang, even Zen, the book’s chapters are broken into bite-sized portions that allow the author to revel in the puns and awkwardness that comes with trying to describe a concept that no one has fully grasped. It is an amorphous, flowing, mind-bending discussion, written in rich, graceful prose. As clear and accessible as Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, this work deserves wide circulation, not just among science buffs.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “Here we have the definitive book about nothing, and who would think that nothing could be so interesting . . . not only accessible but compelling reading.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Giza Death Star

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Author: Joseph P. Farrell

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9780932813381

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 290

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Was the Giza pyramid complex in Egypt actually a weapon of mass destruction?

From Eternity to Here

The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

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Author: Sean Carroll

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101152157

Category: Science

Page: 448

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A rising star in theoretical physics offers his awesome vision of our universe and beyond, all beginning with a simple question: Why does time move forward? Time moves forward, not backward—everyone knows you can’t unscramble an egg. In the hands of one of today’s hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding the Big Bang, the universe, and other universes, too. In From Eternity to Here, Sean Carroll argues that the arrow of time, pointing resolutely from the past to the future, owes its existence to conditions before the Big Bang itself—a period modern cosmology of which Einstein never dreamed. Increasingly, though, physicists are going out into realms that make the theory of relativity seem like child’s play. Carroll’s scenario is not only elegant, it’s laid out in the same easy-to- understand language that has made his group blog, Cosmic Variance, the most popular physics blog on the Net. From Eternity to Here uses ideas at the cutting edge of theoretical physics to explore how properties of spacetime before the Big Bang can explain the flow of time we experience in our everyday lives. Carroll suggests that we live in a baby universe, part of a large family of universes in which many of our siblings experience an arrow of time running in the opposite direction. It’s an ambitious, fascinating picture of the universe on an ultra-large scale, one that will captivate fans of popular physics blockbusters like Elegant Universe and A Brief History of Time. Watch a Video

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The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

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Author: Richard Rohr

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473604028

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down to earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond. Richard Rohr, himself a Franciscan friar, draws on Scripture, insights from psychology, and literary and artistic references, to weave together an understanding of the tradition as first practiced by St Francis. Rohr shows how his own innovative theology is firmly grounded in the life and teaching of this great saint and provides a perspective on how his alternative path to the divine can deepen and enrich our spiritual lives.

Choice

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Best books

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Visions

How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

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Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307794776

Category: Science

Page: 416

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In Visions, physicist and author Michio Kaku examines the great scientific revolutions that have dramatically reshaped the twentieth century--the quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence--and shows how they will change and alter science and the way we live. The next century will witness more far-reaching scientific revolutions, as we make the transition from unraveling the secrets of nature to becoming masters of nature. We will no longer be passive bystanders to the dance of the universe, but will become creative choreographers of matter, life, and intelligence. The first section of Visions presents a shocking look at a cyber-world infiltrated by millions of tiny intelligence systems. Part two illustrates how the decoding of DNA's genetic structure will allow humans the "godlike ability to manipulate life almost at will." Finally, VISIONS focuses on the future of quantum physics, in which physicists will perfect new ways to manipulate matter and harness the cosmic energy of the universe. What makes Michio Kaku's vision of the science of the future so compelling--and so different from the mere forecasts of most thinkers--is that it is based on the groundbreaking research taking place in labs today, as well as the consensus of over 150 of Kaku's scientific colleagues. Science, for all its breathtaking change, evolves slowly; we can accurately predict, asserts Kaku, what the direction of science will be, based on the paths that are being forged today. A thrilling, unique narrative that brings together the thinking of many of the world's most accomplished scientists to explore the world of the future, Visions is science writing at its best.

Connect Plus Humanities Access Card for the Humanistic Tradition

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Author: Gloria K. Fiero

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072884906

Category: History

Page: 192

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Beginning with the startling twentieth century developments in physics and the Freudian revolution, this book of The Humanistic Tradition addresses 100 years of precipitous change. The exciting conclusion to the six-book series, Modernism, Globalism, and the Information Age can also be used as a literary or cultural supplement to courses on the art or the history of the period from 1900 to 2000.

Modernism, Globalism, and the Information Age

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Author: Gloria K. Fiero

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072317350

Category: Arts, Modern

Page: 177

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Book 4: Faith, Reason, And Power In The Early Modern World - Book 5: Romanticism, Realism, And The Nineteenth-Century World--Book 6: Modernism, Globalism, And The Information Age.