Life the Universe and Everything

Life  the Universe and Everything
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780330513142
Available:
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Life, the Universe and Everything, the third title in Douglas Adams' blockbusting sci-fi comedy series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent finds himself enlisted to prevent a galactic war. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Simon Brett, producer of the original radio broadcast. Following a number of stunning catastrophes, which have involved him being alternately blown up and insulted in ever stranger regions of the Galaxy, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown . . . Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the rest of the trilogy with five parts: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless.

Life the Universe and Everything

Life  the Universe and Everything
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307496508
Available:
Release: 2008-12-24
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now celebrating the 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, soon to be a Hulu original series! “Wild satire . . . The feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes.”—Chicago Tribune The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads—so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation. They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler who tries to learn how to fly by throwing himself at the ground and missing; Ford Prefect, his best friend, who decides to go insane to see if he likes it; Slartibartfast, the indomitable vice president of the Campaign for Real Time, who travels in a ship powered by irrational behavior; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two-headed, three-armed ex-president of the galaxy; and Trillian, the sexy space cadet who is torn between a persistent Thunder God and a very depressed Beeblebrox. How will it all end? Will it end? Only this stalwart crew knows as they try to avert “universal” Armageddon and save life as we know it—and don’t know it! “Adams is one of those rare treasures: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading.”—Arizona Daily Star

Life the Universe and Everything Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Book 3

Life  the Universe and Everything  Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Book 3
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781743032015
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Release: 1984-11-21
Editor: Tor UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Life, the Universe and Everything, the third title in Douglas Adams' blockbusting sci-fi comedy series, Arthur Dent finds himself enlisted to prevent a galactic war. "Wild satire . . . the feckless protagonist, Arthur Dent, is reminiscent of Vonnegut heroes." Chicago Tribune "Adams is one of those rare treasures: an author who, one senses, has as much fun writing as one has reading." Arizona Daily Star In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot possibly get any worse, they suddenly do. He discovers that the galaxy is not only mind-bogglingly big and bewildering, but also that most of the things that happen in it are staggeringly unfair.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780330513111
Available:
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following the smash-hit sci-fi comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is the second part in Douglas Adams' multi-media phenomenon and cult classic series. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Monty Python star, Terry Jones. If you've done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the end of the Universe? Which is exactly what Arthur Dent and the crew of the Heart of Gold plan to do. There's just the small matter of escaping the Vogons, avoiding being taken to the most totally evil world in the Galaxy and teaching a space ship how to make a proper cup of tea. And did anyone actually make a reservation? Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the rest of the trilogy with five parts: Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless.

What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World
Author: Marcus Chown
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0571278418
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why do we breathe? What is money? How does the brain work? Why did life invent sex? Does time really exist? How does capitalism work - or not, as the case may be? Where do mountains come from? How do computers work? How did humans get to dominate the Earth? Why is there something rather than nothing? In 'What a Wonderful World', Marcus Chown uses his vast scientific knowledge and deep understanding of extremely complex processes to answer simple questions about the workings of our everyday lives.

Life the Universe and Everything

Life  the Universe  and Everything
Author: Ric Machuga
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9780718840563
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Release: 2012-03-29
Editor: ISD LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No philosophical idea, no matter how small, can live alone. Ideas always gain their force, power, and life from their surroundings - their ecosystem. The ecosystem of ideas defended in this book comes from the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle and his medieval interpreter, Thomas Aquinas. The ongoing relevance of their philosophical thought to twenty-first century issues is opened up in fascinating ways in this book. Life, the Universe, and Everything is the product of thirty years of teaching introductory courses in philosophy. Assuming no prior background, it only requires of readers an enquiring mind and a willingness to think carefully. An ideal guide to the big questions we face.

The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy The Illustrated Edition

The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy  The Illustrated Edition
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307417138
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This beautifully illustrated edition of the New York Times bestselling classic celebrates the 42nd anniversary of the original publication—with all-new art by award-winning illustrator Chris Riddell. SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • “An astonishing comic writer.”—Neil Gaiman Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read It’s an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent . . . until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly after to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur’s best friend has just announced that he’s an alien. After that, things get much, much worse. With just a towel, a small yellow fish, and a book, Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable aliens. Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy . . . which helpfully has the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large, friendly letters on its cover. Douglas Adams’s mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with both time and physics, offers up pithy commentary on such things as ballpoint pens, potted plants, and digital watches . . . and, most important, reveals the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything. Now, if you could only figure out the question. . . .

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

So Long  and Thanks for All the Fish
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780330513173
Available:
Release: 2009-09-01
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth installment in Douglas Adams' bestselling cult classic, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy'. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Neil Gaiman. There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick – until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realized how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . . Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the last of the 'trilogy of five', Mostly Harmless.

Life the Universe and Everything

Life  the Universe  and Everything
Author: Ric Machuga
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781621890096
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Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

--Has modern science made philosophy obsolete? --Is the soul real? --Do we have a free will? --Why should we be moral? --Does God exist, and if so, why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? --What is the relation between faith and reason? Ric Machuga takes a holistic approach to these questions. No philosophical idea, no matter how small, can live alone. Ideas always gain their force, power, and life from their surroundings--their "ecosystem." The ecosystem of ideas defended in this book comes from the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle and his medieval interpreter, Thomas Aquinas. The ongoing relevance of their philosophical thought to twenty-first century issues is opened up in fascinating ways. Life, the Universe, and Everything is the product of thirty years of teaching introductory courses in philosophy. Assuming no prior background, it only requires of readers an enquiring mind and a willingness to think carefully. An ideal guide to the big questions we face.

Life the universe and everything

Life  the universe and everything
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 227
ISBN: 0671664956
Available:
Release: 1988-05-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this second of the galactic adventures of Arthur Dent, he is transported from a prehistoric Earth to a cricket match at Lords' Cricket Ground, two days before the Earth is to be demolished by the Vogens.

42 The Answer to Life the Universe and Everything

42   The Answer to Life  the Universe  and Everything
Author: Mol Smith
Pages: 178
ISBN: 0955713706
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Release: 2007-09
Editor: Onview Books (Onview.Net Limited)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Non-Fiction, 178 pages, 9x6 inches. A stunning challenge to the spate of books started by The God Delusion. A proper set of answers, full of original thought, and fresh vision, to the big questions which both Science and Religion fail to answer: why am I here? Is there a God? What happens when I die? What is reality? Do I have purpose? For everyone on the planet to have an opportunity to discover once and for all, their absolute purpose and destiny. Astounding, undeniable truth which is going to re-ignite controversy as both science and religion come under attack for failing the 6.5 billion people on the planet.

The Little Book of Big History

The Little Book of Big History
Author: Ian Crofton,Jeremy Black
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781782434306
Available:
Release: 2016-06-23
Editor: Michael O'Mara Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between. Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics and biology to draw together the big story arcs of how the universe was created, why planets formed and how life developed, this creates a unique perspective from which to understand the place of mankind in the universe. Excited by the alternative 'framework for all knowledge' that is offered by this approach, Bill Gates is funding the Big History Project, which aims to bring the subject to a wider audience around the world. The Little Book of Big History breaks down the main themes of Big History into highly informative and accessible parts for all readers to enjoy. By giving a truly complete timeline of world events, this book shines a whole different light on history as we learned it and makes us think of our history - and our future - in a very different way.

Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy 2

Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy  2
Author: John Carnell
Pages: 230
ISBN: 1596875879
Available:
Release: 2018-09-12
Editor: iBooks Graphic Novels
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is a story about two friends who've known each other for a while. At least Arthur Dent thinks so until Ford Prefect reaveals that he's actually an alien and that the world is about to end! Not long after their conversation, a Vogon spaceship appears and announces that earth will be destroyed shortly because it is in the way of a new intergalactic highway bypass that is being built through our galaxy. Ford and Arthur manage to board the ship before the earth is demolished, and they are quickly discovered - ejected into space by the Vogon captain! Douglas Adams' wildly funny, wickedly clever sci-fi novel is collected here in a three-installment, comic ebook series. So grab your towel, stick a babel fish in your ear, and get set to join Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Trillian and Marvin the Paranoid Android on the ultimate adventure of several lifetimes.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy

The Ultimate Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781509886517
Available:
Release: 2017-11-30
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A phenomenon across all formats, this 42nd anniversary paperback omnibus contains the complete Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy in five parts, charting the whole of Arthur Dent's odyssey through space and time. Share and enjoy. Collected together in this omnibus are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular and wholly remarkable comedy science fiction 'trilogy', introductions to each book, expanded material from the Douglas Adams archives plus a bonus short story, Young Zaphod Plays It Safe, and a special undeleted scene . . . The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be rather a lot to cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. The Galaxy may offer a mind-boggling variety of ways to be blown up and/or insulted, but it’s very hard to get a cup of tea. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - 'Where shall we have dinner?' The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about. Life, the Universe and Everything Following a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realised how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . . Mostly Harmless Arthur Dent has settled down on the small planet Lamuella and has embraced his role as a Sandwich Maker. However, his plans for a quiet life are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he's encountered most of them before. This publishing phenomenon began as a radio drama and now exists in a number of wildly contradictory versions (including a TV series, a movie and a towel) - this version, produced by Douglas Adams' original publisher, is, at least, definitively inaccurate.

Infographic Guide to Life the Universe and Everything

Infographic Guide to Life  the Universe and Everything
Author: Thames Eaton
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1844037886
Available:
Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Cassell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Original Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts

The Original Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Scripts
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781447204886
Available:
Release: 2012-07-26
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

March 1978 saw the first ever transmission of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on BBC Radio 4; the beginning of a cult phenomenon. March 2020 marks the 42nd anniversary of that first transmission – 42 being the answer, of course, to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. To mark the occasion, Pan Macmillan are bringing back into print The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Original Radio Scripts with a brand-new introduction from Simon Jones. The collection also includes the previously 'lost' Hitchhiker script from the 25th anniversary edition, 'Sheila's Ear' and the original introductions by producer Geoffrey Perkins and Douglas Adams. This collection, which is a faithful reproduction of the text as it was first published in 1985, features all twelve original radio scripts – Hitchhiker as it was written and exactly as it was broadcast for the very first time. They include amendments and additions made during recordings and original notes on the writing and producing of the series by Douglas Adams and Geoffrey Perkins. For those who have always loved Douglas Adams, as well as for his new generation of fans, these scripts are essential reading and a must-have piece of Adams memorabilia. This special anniversary edition will sit alongside reissued eye-catching editions of the five individual Hitchhiker books coming in May 2020: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish and Mostly Harmless.

Life the Universe and Everything

Life  the Universe and Everything
Author: Douglas Adams
Pages: 221
ISBN: 1509844929
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After a series of events which have involved Arthur Dent being alternately blown up and insulted in more bizarre regions of the Galaxy that he ever dreamt existed, he finds himself stranded on Prehistoric Earth. LUckily, an eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect and their flying sofa in the middle of the ground at Lord's two days before the world is due to end. It's just not cricket. . .

Octavia Boone s Big Questions About Life the Universe and Everything

Octavia Boone s Big Questions About Life  the Universe  and Everything
Author: Rebecca Rupp
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780763659844
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Release: 2012-04-24
Editor: Candlewick Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After her parents find clashing answers to life’s big questions, it’s time for Octavia to make some choices of her own in this poignant, funny, thought-provoking novel. (Ages 9-12) Octavia’s best friend, Andrew, wants to know why time runs forward instead of backward, or if it’s possible to talk to an alien jellyfish. Octavia has much bigger questions on her mind: Why do bad things happen, like Hurricane Katrina and 9/11? What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? Octavia’s artist father, Boone, is convinced that Henry David Thoreau holds the key. Meanwhile, her mother, Ray, has always been seeking the larger meaning of life--until now. Not only have Octavia’s parents come up with different answers to the big questions, but their answers are threatening to tear her family apart. Could it be that some questions are too big to have just one answer? Could it be that the universe is far wider than Octavia’s--or perhaps anyone’s--views of it?

Journey by Starlight

Journey by Starlight
Author: Ian Flitcroft,Britt Spencer
Pages: 204
ISBN: 1935548239
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: One Peace Books Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Albert Einstein leads readers through a graphic novel interpretation of the theories of space and time and the science behind such topics as climate change, evolution, black holes, and quantum mechanics.

Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen

Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen
Author: Douglas Adams,James Goss
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781473530591
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Release: 2018-01-18
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rediscover the lost Doctor Who adventure by Douglas Adams. Intergalactic war? That’s just not cricket ... or is it? The Doctor promised Romana the end of the universe, so she’s less than impressed when what she gets is a cricket match. But then the award ceremony is interrupted by eleven figures in white uniforms and peaked skull helmets, wielding bat-shaped weapons that fire lethal bolts of light into the screaming crowd. The Krikkitmen are back. Millions of years ago, the people of Krikkit learned they were not alone in the universe, and promptly launched a xenophobic crusade to wipe out all other life-forms. After a long and bloody conflict, the Time Lords imprisoned Krikkit within an envelope of Slow Time, a prison that could only be opened with the Wicket Gate key, a device that resembles – to human eyes, at least – an oversized set of cricket stumps... From Earth to Gallifrey, from Bethselamin to Devalin, from Krikkit to Mareeve II to the far edge of infinity, the Doctor and Romana are tugged into a pan-galactic conga with fate as they rush to stop the Krikkitmen gaining all five pieces of the key. If they fail, the entire cosmos faces a fiery retribution that will leave nothing but ashes...