A Beginner s Guide to the Universe

A Beginner s Guide to the Universe
Author: Mike Dooley
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781401955045
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Hay House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The beloved creator of Notes from the Universe distills a career's worth of inspiration into elegant, brief lessons for making our way through the world--conceived as a guidebook for his young daughter yet relevant to everyone who's living a life on earth. (In other words, everyone.) Mike Dooley returns with what he expects to be his most impactful book yet: a volume of elegant, brief lessons conceived as a message from a father to his daughter, and equally relevant to everyone who's living a life on earth. (In other words, everyone.) Mike is a beloved teacher and thought leader for seekers around the world, known for his trademark humor, wisdom, and sheer joy in living--all of which he's shared in his 17 books and his free daily e-mails of Notes from the Universe. His Beginner's Guide to the Universe, inspired by such classics of gem-like wisdom as Life's Little Instruction Book, The Four Agreements, and The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down, gives voice to his most essential, heartfelt advice about living deliberately and creating consciously. Guiding the reader thoughtfully and joyfully through a range of topics--including family and relationships, power and responsibility, adversity and bouncing back from it, even the nature of heaven, angels, and God--Mike succeeds in making a happy life in this universe seem easily within our reach. With short passages of text placed artfully on each page, and a format that's a pleasure to hold in the hand, this is an ideal gift for a parent, a parent-to-be, a child, a new grad, a dear friend, or anyone who needs a dose of Dooley, whether they know it or not.

A Beginner s Guide to Constructing the Universe

A Beginner s Guide to Constructing the Universe
Author: Michael S. Schneider
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062043160
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Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Universe May Be a Mystery, But It's No Secret Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more.

Astronomy

Astronomy
Author: Eric Chaisson,Stephen McMillan
Pages: 504
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110300303
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This guide to Astronomy includes coverage of the search for extrasolar planets, a discussion of the accelerating universe, expanded coverage of gamma ray bursts and continuing coverage of the Galileo mission to Jupiter. There are Concept Check discussion questions integrated throughout each chapter, with answers included in the appendix, aimed at aiding self-assessment. These critical-thinking questions test conceptual understanding of the material just presented and help place it in a broader context.

Life in the Universe

Life in the Universe
Author: Lewis Dartnell
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781780741635
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Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Astrobiology, the study of life and its existence in the universe, is one of the hottest areas of scientific research. Lewis Dartnell considers some of the fascinating questions facing researchers today. Could life exist anywhere else in the universe? What might aliens really look like? Dartnell explains why Earth is uniquely suited for life and reveals our profound connection to the cosmos.

Space Explained

Space Explained
Author: Robin Scagell
Pages: 72
ISBN: 0805048723
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Release: 1996-11-15
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores facts about the universe, the galaxy, the planets in our solar system, and the stars

Astronomy

Astronomy
Author: Eric Chaisson
Pages: 522
ISBN: 013733916X
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Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

With an emphasis on critical thinking and visualization, this work includes a technology programme. The multimedia version of the text includes animations, video excerpts and website links. A companion website offers an on-line archive, links to astronomy resources and questions.

The Cosmos

The Cosmos
Author: Adam Hart-Davis,Paul Bader
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1846072123
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Release: 2007
Editor: Ebury Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this indispensable beginner's guide to the Cosmos, Adam Hart-Davis brings us the latest news from the outer reaches of the universe. By travelling the world to interview scientists at the sharp end of astronomical research - and visiting some of the largest scientific machines ever built - Adam reveals the current attempts to solve some of the most profound questions ever asked. How close are we to finding extraterrestrial life in our own solar system? Will we ever discover what happened in the very instant of creation itself - the Big Bang? What is the ultimate fate of the universe? Adam reports from the places where missions are launched, vast experiments are conducted, and new galaxies discovered. Using sketches and photos, he demonstrates in his own inimitable way what we can do to prevent an asteroid smashing into Earth, how we can detect exoplanets, and what aliens might see if they were watching our television signals. He shows us the workings of spacecraft and instruments, and explains how the latest findings have advanced our knowledge of how the universe ticks. Accompanying a six-part series on BBC2,The Cosmos - A Beginner's Guidetakes us on a mind-bending journey to the edge of the Universe and the frontier of our understanding of our mysterious Cosmos.

Astroquizzical

Astroquizzical
Author: Jillian Scudder
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781785783357
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Release: 2018-03-08
Editor: Icon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this enthralling cosmic journey through space and time, astrophysicist Jillian Scudder locates our home planet within its own ‘family tree’. Our parent the Earth and its sibling planets in our solar system formed within the same gas cloud. Without our grandparent the Sun, we would not exist, and the Sun in turn relies on the Milky Way as its home. The Milky Way rests in a larger web of galaxies that traces its origins right back to tiny fluctuations in the very early universe. Following these cosmic connections, we discover the many ties that bind us to our universe. Based around readers’ questions from the author’s popular blog ‘Astroquizzical’, the book provides a quirky guide to how things work in the universe and why things are the way they are, from shooting stars on Earth, to black holes, to entire galaxies. For anyone interested in the ‘big picture’ of how the cosmos functions and how it is all connected, Jillian Scudder is the perfect guide.

Energy

Energy
Author: Vaclav Smil
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781786071347
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Release: 2017-01-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With one famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein proved all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere and it is everything. In this newly updated and engaging introduction, renowned scientist Vaclav Smil explores energy in all its facets – from the inner workings of the human body to what we eat, the car we drive and the race for more efficient and eco-friendly fuels. Energy: A Beginner's Guide highlights the importance of energy in both past and present societies, by shedding light on the science behind global warming and efforts to prevent it, and by revealing how our daily decisions affect energy consumption. Whether you're looking for dinner table conversation or to further your own understanding, this book will amaze and inform, uncovering the truths and exposing the myths behind one of the most important concepts in our universe.

Leveraging the Universe

Leveraging the Universe
Author: Mike Dooley
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781582703152
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Release: 2012-11-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Builds on the author's principles from Infinite Possibilities and Manifesting Change in a step-by-step guide to self-fulfillment that explains how to tap the unlimited energy of the universe to transform a life in spite of personal circumstances, make appropriate choices and align beliefs in accordance with goals. Reprint.

A Beginner s Guide to the End

A Beginner s Guide to the End
Author: BJ Miller,Shoshana Berger
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781501157219
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A gentle, knowledgeable guide to a fate we all share” (The Washington Post): the first and only all-encompassing action plan for the end of life. “There is nothing wrong with you for dying,” hospice physician B.J. Miller and journalist and caregiver Shoshana Berger write in A Beginner’s Guide to the End. “Our ultimate purpose here isn’t so much to help you die as it is to free up as much life as possible until you do.” Theirs is a clear-eyed and big-hearted action plan for approaching the end of life, written to help readers feel more in control of an experience that so often seems anything but controllable. Their book offers everything from step-by-step instructions for how to do your paperwork and navigate the healthcare system to answers to questions you might be afraid to ask your doctor, like whether or not sex is still okay when you’re sick. Get advice for how to break the news to your employer, whether to share old secrets with your family, how to face friends who might not be as empathetic as you’d hoped, and how to talk to your children about your will. (Don’t worry: if anyone gets snippy, it’ll likely be their spouses, not them.) There are also lessons for survivors, like how to shut down a loved one’s social media accounts, clean out the house, and write a great eulogy. An honest, surprising, and detail-oriented guide to the most universal of all experiences, A Beginner’s Guide to the End is “a book that every family should have, the equivalent of Dr. Spock but for this other phase of life” (New York Times bestselling author Dr. Abraham Verghese).

The Beginners Guide to the Financial Universe

The Beginners Guide to the Financial Universe
Author: Christeen H. Skinner
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780892546404
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Release: 2017-03-01
Editor: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in response to the demand from clients and astrology students, this book provides an introduction to the financial universe, illustrating the role of the Sun, Moon, planets, and major planet cycles in market movements. In The Beginners Guide to the Financial Universe, financial astrologer Christeen Skinner takes a step-by-step approach to understanding how the events in the solar system affect market movements. Starting with the sunspot cycle and moving on to seasonality charts and lunar trading, she presents information in an easy-to-read style. As viewed from Earth, the planets each have periods when they appear to be retrograde, i.e., moving backward relative to Earth. These periods and their correlation with market activity are considered along with the role Mars plays as it moves through each sign of the zodiac. The phases of a recognized 20-year business cycle—the exact period between one conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn and the next—are also explored. The concluding chapter offers date, time, and place data that can be used for further investigation. Chapters include the following: The Sunspot Cycle and the Markets Seasonality Charts and Key Dates Trading with Mercury and Venus The Role of Mars in Commodity Trading The Jupiter-Saturn 20-Year Business Cycle Charts of Key Markets and Indices

Star Wars Made Easy

Star Wars Made Easy
Author: Christian Blauvelt
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781465474483
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Release: 2017-09-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Don't know your Wookiees from your wampas? If the Star WarsTM saga has you stumped, we've got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy. Star Wars is a global phenomenon and the Force has truly reawakened. So where to start if you have never actually gotten around to watching the movies? Or if you find yourself dating an avid Star Wars fan? Or your kids keep asking you tricky questions about the dark side? Don't worry! We have you covered. Star Wars Made Easy is aimed at Star Wars novices who want to get up to speed and make sense of the Star Wars references that permeate modern culture. This book will answer questions about the movies, the Star Wars universe, and much more! © & TM 2017 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.

Notes from the Universe

Notes from the Universe
Author: Mike Dooley
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781416558446
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Release: 2007-09-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if the Universe were to send you frequent reminders of the absolute power you have over your life? Author Mike Dooley, an interpreter for the Universe, has done exactly that in Notes from the Universe—a collection of empowering, invaluable truths that can be read front to back or opened at random. This first book in the Notes from the Universe trilogy teaches its readers to live a life far richer than they had previously thought imaginable. The Universe is here to remind us that we are in control. To have the life you desire, all you have to do is ask. The secret to manifesting change is not focusing on the how but instead, the end result of what you’re after—the kind of life you want. Then, once you are truly focused, the Universe will conspire on your behalf. Author Mike Dooley has turned over every stone, knocked on every door, and followed every impulse. He has immersed himself in the truths he needed to hear most; these were the kind of lessons he wrote about in his weekly emails. What started in 1998 as a little poem sent out once a week to 38 email addresses has evolved into an inspiring anecdote delivered to over 300,000 subscribers from 169 countries, each receiving a new note from the Universe five days a week. Mike Dooley serves as an interpreter for the Universe. Notes from the Universe begins a three-volume set that is brimful with powerful affirmations that will have you thinking positively, feeling confident, and walking the path to personal success. When readers discover the truths the Universe is unveiling in Notes from the Universe,they will begin living happier, more fulfilling lives.

Infinite Possibilities 10th Anniversary

Infinite Possibilities  10th Anniversary
Author: Mike Dooley
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781439121474
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Release: 2009-09-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Infinite Possibilities is the masterwork from teacher, author, and featured speaker Mike Dooley. As the next step beyond his immensely popular Notes from the Universe trilogy, and his follow up, Choose them Wisely, this book contains even more enriching wisdom for living an abundant, joyous life. Mike Dooley knows that we create our own reality, our own fate, and our own luck. We’re beings filled with infinite possibility—just ready to explore how powerful we truly are. Manifesting the magnificence of our dreams isn’t about hard work, but rather about belief and expectation. These principles transcend belief, realizing the truth about our human nature. Your dreams are not accidental, nor inconsequential. And if someone were tell the truth about life, reality, and the powers we all possessed, would it be recognized? Our lives are full of adventures—and not exactly the sky-diving, mountain-climbing variety—but something better. Readers will laugh, applaud, and be inspired by Mike Dooley’s wit and wisdom.

Not Necessarily Rocket Science

Not Necessarily Rocket Science
Author: Kellie Gerardi
Pages: 189
ISBN: 9781642504118
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Release: 2020-11-24
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follow one woman’s non-traditional path in the space industry as she guides and encourages anyone who has ever dreamed about life in outer space. In this candid science memoir and career guide, aerospace science professional Kellie Gerardi offers an inside look into the industry beginning to eclipse Silicon Valley. Whether you have a space science degree or are looking to learn about stars and the solar system, Not Necessarily Rocket Science proves there’s room for anyone who is passionate about exploration. With a space background and a mission to democratize access to space, this female astronaut candidate offers a front row seat to the final frontier. From her adventures training for Mars to testing spacesuits in microgravity, this unique handbook provides inspiration and guidance for aspiring astronauts everywhere. Look inside for answers to questions like: Will there be beer on Mars? Why do I need to do one-handed pushups in microgravity? How can I possibly lose a fortune in outer space? Praise for Not Necessarily Rocket Science “Blasts readers onto a rocket-fueled journey through space and time, the perfect primer for the next space age.” ?Zara Stone, author of The Future of Science is Female “Kellie is probably one of the best ambassadors for spaceflight in the 21st century that the industry could have.” ?Lucy Hawking, author of George’s Secret Key to the Universe and host of Audible’s Lucy in the Sky. “Unique and compelling . . . will appeal to anyone whose dreams are larger than the limitations others try to wrap them in. Gerardi is informed, inspiring, and full of humanity, as she takes readers on a personal journey into what it means to be a fully signed-up member of the space age. A must-read for space-dreamers everywhere!” ?Andrew Maynard, Author of Future Rising “Space may seem like a pretty intimidating place, open only to fighter pilots or brilliant engineers. But if humans are to ever settle worlds beyond Earth, it will take all kinds to make a society. That's where Not Necessarily Rocket Science comes in?a book that makes space accessible and fun, while showing readers where the front door is . . . . Kellie Gerardi deftly offers a sampling of the possible careers in space while helping those who are intrigued find their own pathway. Space needs more engineers, sure. But as Gerardi ably writes, it needs poets too.” ?Eric Berger, senior space editor at Ars Technica

An Earthling s Guide to Outer Space

An Earthling s Guide to Outer Space
Author: Bob McDonald
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781982106867
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Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beloved science commentator Bob McDonald takes us on a tour of our galaxy, unraveling the mysteries of the universe and helping us navigate our place among the stars. How big is our galaxy? Is there life on those distant planets? Are we really made of star dust? And where do stars even come from? In An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space, we finally have the answers to all those questions and more. With clarity, wisdom, and a great deal of enthusiasm, McDonald explores the curiosities of the big blue planet we call home as well as our galactic neighbours—from Martian caves to storm clouds on Jupiter to the nebulae at the far end of the universe. So if you’re pondering how to become an astronaut, or what dark matter really is, or how an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, look no further. Through a captivating mix of stories, experiments, and illustrations, McDonald walks us through space exploration past and present, and reveals what we can look forward to in the future. An Earthling’s Guide to Outer Space is sure to satisfy science readers of all ages, and to remind us earthbound terrestrials just how special our place in the universe truly is.

Geometric Measure Theory

Geometric Measure Theory
Author: Frank Morgan
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9781483277806
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Release: 2014-05-10
Editor: Elsevier
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Geometric Measure Theory: A Beginner's Guide provides information pertinent to the development of geometric measure theory. This book presents a few fundamental arguments and a superficial discussion of the regularity theory. Organized into 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the purpose and fundamental concepts of geometric measure theory. This text then provides the measure-theoretic foundation, including the definition of Hausdorff measure and covering theory. Other chapters consider the m-dimensional surfaces of geometric measure theory called rectifiable sets and introduce the two basic tools of the regularity theory of area-minimizing surfaces. This book discusses as well the fundamental theorem of geometric measure theory, which guarantees solutions to a wide class of variational problems in general dimensions. The final chapter deals with the basic methods of geometry and analysis in a generality that embraces manifold applications. This book is a valuable resource for graduate students, mathematicians, and research workers.

Astronomy For Beginners

Astronomy For Beginners
Author: Sally R. Ball
Pages: 86
ISBN: 1646154894
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Release: 2019-07-29
Editor: Bluesource and Friends
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Astronomy is inherently more observational rather than an elemental study of science. All measurements are performed at a greater distance from the object of interest, with no control of quantities such as chemical composition, pressure, or temperature. You will also understand the study of the solar system with relation to the gravitational attraction that holds the planets in their elliptical orbits around the sun. An early study of the universe was done through the naked eyes. This method led to the categorization of the celestial bodies and assigned constellations. Constellation has been a very important navigational tool since the beginning of the world. Various disciplines of Astronomy will also be discussed.

Universal

Universal
Author: Brian Cox,Jeff Forshaw
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780306822711
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Release: 2017-03-28
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the international bestselling authors of Why Does E=MC2? and The Quantum Universe, with 55 black-&-white and 45 full-color pages featuring photographs, diagrams, maps, tables, and graphs We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. And now, as Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw show, we can do more than imagine: we can understand. Universal takes us on an epic journey of scientific exploration. It reveals how we can all come to grips with some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, and solar system--and the star-filled galaxies beyond. How big is our solar system? How quickly is space expanding? How big is the universe? What is it made of? Some of these questions can be answered on the basis of observations you can make in your own backyard. Other answers draw on the astonishing information now being gathered by teams of astronomers operating at the frontiers of the known universe. At the heart of all this lies the scientific method. Science reveals a deeper beauty and connects us to each other, to our world, and to our universe. Science reaches out into the unknown. As Universal demonstrates, if we dare to imagine, we can do the same.