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Measuring the Universe

Author : Kitty Ferguson
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Suppose you and I still wondered whether all of the pinpoints of light in the night sky are the same distance from us. Suppose none of our contemporaries could tell us whether the Sun orbits the Earth, or vice versa, or even how large the Earth is. Suppose no one had guessed there are mathematical laws underlying the motions of the heavens. How would - how did - anyone begin to discover these numbers and these relationships without leaving the Earth? What made anyone even think it was possible to find out “how far,” without going there? In Measuring the Universe we join our ancestors and contemporary scientists as they tease this information out of a sky full of stars. Some of the questions have turned out to be loaded, and a great deal besides mathematics and astronomy has gone into answering them. Politics, religion, philosophy and personal ambition: all have played roles in this drama. There are poignant personal stories, of people like Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Herschel, and Hubble. Today scientists are attempting to determine the distance to objects near the borders of the observable universe, far beyond anything that can be seen with the naked eye in the night sky, and to measure time back to its origin. The numbers are too enormous to comprehend. Nevertheless, generations of curious people have figured them out, one resourceful step at a time. Progress has owed as much to raw ingenuity as to technology, and frontier inventiveness is still not out of date.

The Measure of the Universe

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Measuring the Universe

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Recounts the mathematical reasoning which was used to calculate first the size of the earth, then the solar system, and so on up to the universe.

The Collected Works of Witness Lee 1989 volume 4

Author : Witness Lee
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The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1989, volume 4, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from May 19, 1989, through January 4, 1991. In the middle of May 1989 Brother Lee returned to Anaheim, California, after spending more than two months in the Far East. At the end of the third week in May Brother Lee visited Cleveland, Ohio, and Newton and Cambridge, Massachusetts, until the end of the first week in June. At that time he returned to Anaheim and remained there until the end of 1989. The contents of this volume are divided into eight sections, as follows: 1. Sixteen messages given in Anaheim, California; Cleveland, Ohio; and Newton, Massachusetts, on May 19 through June 6, 1989. These messages were previously published in a ten-chapter book entitled The Advance of the Lord's Recovery Today and are included in this volume under the same title. 2. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on July 8 and 9, 1989. These messages were previously published in a three-chapter book entitled A Summary of the Study of the New Testament Way of Christian Service and are included in this volume under the same title. Chapters 2 and 3 of this section also appear as chapters 10 and 11 in Elders' Training, Book 9: The Eldership and the God-ordained Way (1), which is included in The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1986, volume 3. 3. Ten messages given in Anaheim, California, on September 4 through December 14, 1989. These messages were previously published in two volumes entitled Talks concerning the Church Services, Part 1 and Part 2 and are included in this volume under the title Talks concerning the Church Services. 4. Five messages given in Anaheim, California, on November 23 through 25, 1989. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Organic Building Up of the Church as the Body of Christ to Be the Organism of the Processed and Dispensing Triune God and are included in this volume under the same title. 5. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on November 26, 1989. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Present Turmoil in the Lord's Recovery and the Direction of the Lord's Move Today and are included in the next section of this volume as chapters 1 and 2 of Elders' Training, Book 10: The Eldership and the God-ordained Way (2). 6. Ten messages given in Anaheim, California, on November 26, 1989, through January 4, 1991. These messages are included in this volume under the title Elders' Training, Book 10: The Eldership and the God-ordained Way (2). Chapters 1 and 2 were previously published in a book entitled The Present Turmoil in the Lord's Recovery and the Direction of the Lord's Move Today and were given on November 26, 1989. Chapters 3 through 6 were previously published in a book entitled The Intrinsic Problem in the Lord's Recovery Today and Its Scriptural Remedy and were given on March 9 and 10, 1990. Chapter 7 was previously published in a book entitled A Brief Presentation of the Lord's Recovery and was given on July 7, 1990. Chapter 8 was previously published in a booklet entitled How to Have a Definite Beginning of the God-ordained Way in a Local Church and was given on July 8, 1990. Chapters 9 and 10 were previously published in a book entitled The God-ordained Way and the Eldership and were given on January 3 and 4, 1991. 7. A message given in Anaheim, California, on December 19, 1989. This message is included in this volume under the title Fellowship with Saints Serving in the Ministry Office in Irving. 8. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on December 29 and 30, 1989. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Apostles' Teaching and the New Testament Leadership and are included in this volume under the same title.

The Measure of the Universe

Author : Ellen Larson
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A wide-eyed archeologist from Aldebaran lands in Greece to study with a sharp-tongued professor of paleography. They discover love among the runes, and a plot spelling disaster for both their worlds. Fire up your universal translators, it's Prometheus, Bloodied but Unbound!

Educational and Psychological Measurement

Author : W. Holmes Finch
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This new text provides the most current coverage of measurement and psychometrics in a single volume. Authors W. Holmes Finch and Brian F. French first review the basics of psychometrics and measurement, before moving on to more complex topics such as equating and scaling, item response theory, standard setting, and computer adaptive testing. Also included are discussions of cutting-edge topics utilized by practitioners in the field, such as automated test development, game-based assessment, and automated test scoring. This book is ideal for use as a primary text for graduate-level psychometrics/measurement courses, as well as for researchers in need of a broad resource for understanding test theory. Features: "How it Works" and "Psychometrics in the Real World" boxes break down important concepts through worked examples, and show how theory can be applied to practice. End-of-chapter exercises allow students to test their comprehension of the material, while suggested readings and website links provide resources for further investigation. A collection of free online resources include the full output from R, SPSS, and Excel for each of the analyses conducted in the book, as well as additional exercises, sample homework assignments, answer keys, and PowerPoint lecture slides.

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Egyptian Wisdom in the Revelation of John the Divine

Author : Gerald Massey
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[T]he drama opens in Revelation the same as in the Book of the Dead, with the resurrection and the glory of the coming Son. Behold He cometh with the clouds, and every eye shall see Him. It is the risen Lord of Resurrection who says: I was dead, and behold I am alive evermore, and I have the keys of death and of hades (Ch. i 18). This is Horus of the resurrection risen from Amenta in his triumph over death and hell or Sut and Akar. He proclaims himself to he the all-one, Har-Sum-taui-Neb-U . Jesus, like Horus, is the faithful witness for the Father... from Egyptian Wisdom in the Revelation of John the Divine It goes unappreciated by modern Egyptologists, but it is embraced by those who savor the concept of a hidden history of humanity, and those who approach all human knowledge from the perspective of the esoteric. Gerard Massey 's massive Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World first published in 1907 and the crowning achievement of the self-taught scholar redefines the roots of Christianity via Egypt, proposing that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. Here, Cosimo proudly presents Book 11 of Ancient Egypt, in which Massey demonstrates how Scripture was created from the remains of Egypto-gnostic traditions, with little knowledge of the ancient wisdom upon which it drew, through the specific example of the Biblical story of the Book of Revelation and John the Divine. Using Egyptian mythology, Massey makes sense of the apocalyptic visions of Revelation by showing how they are actually the work of Taht-Aan, a pre-Christian John the Divine. Peculiar and profound, this work will intrigue and delight readers of history, religion, and mythology. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828 1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and The Natural Genesis.

Man is the Measure

Author : Reuben Abel
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An intelligently truthful book that explores the uneven landscape of the human intellect. An accessible introduction to philosophy, this book narrows the gap between the general reader and intellectual inquiry. Its points are illustrated with concrete examples that should call the reader to a higher level of critical thinking and self-perception.

The Unreal Universe

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