The Music of the Big Bang

The Cosmic Microwave Background and the New Cosmology

Author: Amedeo Balbi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Ever since its infancy, humankind has been seeking answers to some very basic and profound questions. Did the Universe begin? If it did, how old is it, and where did it come from? What is its shape? What is it made of? Fascinating myths and brilliant in- itions attempting to solve such enigmas can be found all through the history of human thought. Every culture has its own legends, itsownworldcreationtales,itsphilosophicalspeculations,itsre- gious beliefs. Modern science, however, cannot content itself with fanciful explanations, no matter how suggestive they are. No- days, our theories about the Universe, built upon rational ded- tion, have to survive the hard test of experiment and observation. Cosmology, the science which studies the origin and evo- tion of the Universe, had to overcome enormous dif?culties before it could achieve the same level of dignity as other physical dis- plines. At ?rst, it had no serious physical model and mathematical tools that could be used to address the complexity of the problems it had to face. Then, it suffered from a chronic lack of experim- tal data, which made it almost impossible to test the theoretical speculations. Given this situation, answering rigorously the many questions on the nature of the Universe seemed nothing more than a delusion. Today, however, things have changed. We live in the golden age of cosmology: an exciting moment, when, for the ?rst time, we are able to scienti?cally understand our Universe.

Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

A Collection of Approximately 27,000 Quotations Pertaining to Archaeology, Architecture, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Cosmology, Darwinism, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature, Nursing, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physics, Probability, Science, Statistics, Technology, Theory, Universe, and Zoology

Author: Carl C. Gaither

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 2867

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This unprecedented collection of 27,000 quotations is the most comprehensive and carefully researched of its kind, covering all fields of science and mathematics. With this vast compendium you can readily conceptualize and embrace the written images of scientists, laymen, politicians, novelists, playwrights, and poets about humankind's scientific achievements. Approximately 9000 high-quality entries have been added to this new edition to provide a rich selection of quotations for the student, the educator, and the scientist who would like to introduce a presentation with a relevant quotation that provides perspective and historical background on his subject. Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, Second Edition, provides the finest reference source of science quotations for all audiences. The new edition adds greater depth to the number of quotations in the various thematic arrangements and also provides new thematic categories.

Our Universe

The Thrill of Extragalactic Exploration

Author: Alan Stern

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 152

View: 505

Leading astrophysicists give personal accounts of their work and desire to understand our Universe.

In Quest of the Stars and Galaxies

Author: Edison State College Fort Myers Florida Theo Koupelis

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 457

View: 755

Available with WebAssign! Author Theo Koupelis has set the mark for a student-friendly, accessible introductory astronomy text with In Quest of the Universe. He has now developed a new text to accommodate those course that focus mainly on stars and galaxies. Ideal for the one-term course, In Quest of the Stars and Galaxies opens with material essential to the introductory course (gravity, light, telescopes, the sun) and then moves on to focus on key material related to stars and galaxies. Incorporating the rich pedagogy and vibrant art program that have made his earlier books a success, Koupelis' In Quest of the Stars and Galaxies is the clear choice for students' first exploration of the cosmos.

The Cosmos

Astronomy in the New Millennium

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 599

View: 242

An exciting introduction to astronomy, using recent discoveries and stunning photography to inspire non-science majors about the Universe and science.

The Muse that Sings

Composers Speak about the Creative Process

Author: Ann McCutchan

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 262

View: 834

How do today's serious concert composers write their music? This is a collection of recent interviews with 25 of America's important contemporary composers, all born between 1930 and 1960. Here, a wide range of representative artists--from Adams to Zorn, from Bolcom to Vierk--speak candidly about how they think in sound, shape musical ideas, and ultimately transfer sonic conceptions to the printed page.

Lessons from Sedona: A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment

Volume II: The Course in TheofatalismTM

Author: Lewis Tagliaferre

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 720

View: 416

Based upon the works of some of the world’s greatest thinkers, Lessons from Sedona: A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment by author Lewis Tagliaferre, builds on the success of his first volume, Voices of Sedona. This new, comprehensive collection of essays is designed to teach the fundamental principles of Theofatalism—the belief that God runs everything in the universe from the smallest subatomic particle to the largest interstellar galaxy. The essays link the five principles developed in Voices of Sedona to contemporary issues in society and personal living including politics, science, religion, aging, history, and economics. Useful for both self-study and as lesson guides to be used in organized discussion groups, the essays show the world as it really is from many different perspectives. A comprehensive and formidable source on metaphysics and spirituality, Lessons from Sedona: A Spiritual Pathway to Serenity and Contentment provides a plethora of information for those interested in growing, changing, and transcending the limiting constrictions of consensus beliefs. It communicates humankind’s unique place in time and space and their special role in the giant jigsaw puzzle of life.

Gravity, Black Holes, and the Very Early Universe

An Introduction to General Relativity and Cosmology

Author: Tai L. Chow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 299

Here it is, in a nutshell: the history of one genius’s most crucial work – discoveries that were to change the face of modern physics. In the early 1900s, Albert Einstein formulated two theories that would forever change the landscape of physics: the Special Theory of Relativity and the General Theory of Relativity. Respected American academic Professor Tai Chow tells us the story of these discoveries. He details the basic ideas of Einstein, including his law of gravitation. Deftly employing his inimitable writing style, he goes on to explain the physics behind black holes, weaving into his account an explanation of the structure of the universe and the science of cosmology.

The astronomer's universe

stars, galaxies, and cosmos

Author: Herbert Friedman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 359

View: 714

Herbert Friedman draws on a lifetime of experience and enthusiasm in unfolding the history of astronomical research -- the new knowledge, the technology, and the sheer human genius of this thrilling branch of science.

About Time

Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

Author: Adam Frank

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 648

Offers an explanation for the origin of the universe with new theories from cosmology, including time with no beginning, parallel universes, and eternal inflation.