Our Evolving Universe

Our Evolving Universe
Author: Malcolm S. Longair
Pages: 197
ISBN: 0521629756
Available:
Release: 1997-06-19
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Our Evolving Universe is a lucid, non-technical and infectiously enthusiastic introduction to current astronomy and cosmology. Highly illustrated throughout with the latest colour images from the world's most advanced telescopes, it also provides a colourful view of our Universe. Malcolm Longair takes us on a breathtaking tour of the most dramatic recent results astronomers have on the birth of stars, the hunt for black holes and dark matter, on gravitational lensing and the latest tests of the Big Bang. He leads the reader right up to understand the key questions that future research in astronomy and cosmology must answer. A clear and comprehensive glossary of technical terms is also provided. For the general reader, student or professional wishing to understand the key questions today's astronomers and cosmologists are trying to answer, this is an invaluable and inspiring read.

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri Valtonen,Kirsi Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene Byrd,Arthur Chernin
Pages: 544
ISBN: 1493938789
Available:
Release: 2016-04-01
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This history of science analyzes how we came to be. It starts with life s origins and tracks the universe to present day, covering astronomy, physics, chemistry and biology and offering biographical details of science s greatest thinkers."

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri Valtonen,Kirsi Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene Byrd,Arthur Chernin
Pages: 584
ISBN: 3030179206
Available:
Release: 2019-09-26
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Regarding his discoveries, Sir Isaac Newton famously said, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, a history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. This book contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy and physics to chemistry and biology. The second edition brings this story up to date, chronicling scientific achievements in recent years in such fields of research as cosmology, the large-scale architecture of the universe, black holes, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life. With over 250 figures, this is a non-technical, easy-to-read textbook at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

Until the End of Time

Until the End of Time
Author: Brian Greene
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781524731670
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"From the world-renowned physicist, co-founder of the World Science Festival, and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes this utterly captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose. Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time and invites us to ponder meaning in the face of this unimaginable expanse. He shows us how, from its original orderly state the universe has been moving inexorably toward chaos, and, still, remarkable structures have continually formed: the planets, stars, and galaxies that provide islands in a sea of disorder; biochemical mechanisms, including mutation and selection, animate life; neurons, information, and thought developed into complex consciousness which in turn gave rise to cultures and their timeless myths and creativity. And he describes, as well, how, in the deep reaches of the future, the nature of the universe will threaten the existence of matter itself. Through a series of nested stories Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed. Taken together, it is a completely new perspective on our place in the universe and on what it means to be human"--

Our Evolving Universe

Our Evolving Universe
Author: Walter H. Hesse
Pages: 481
ISBN: 082210184X
Available:
Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

God and the Evolving Universe

God and the Evolving Universe
Author: James Redfield,Michael Murphy,Sylvia Timbers
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101144077
Available:
Release: 2003-01-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a world racked by violence and conflict, James Redfield and Michael Murphy—leading cocreators of today's spiritual boom—present a message of hope and a vision for the future. It is no accident, they argue, that the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have witnessed a revolution in new human capacities. Daily we hear and read about supernormal athletic feats; clairvoyant perception; lives transformed by meditative practices; healing through prayer-and we ourselves experience these things. The authors contend that thousands of years of human striving have delivered us to this very moment, in which each act of self-development is creating a new stage in planetary evolution—and the emergence of a human species possessed of vastly expanded potential.

The Big Bang in Our Evolving Universe

The Big Bang in Our Evolving Universe
Author: Phillip James Edwin Peebles
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1055558136
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri J. Valtonen,Kirsi Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene G. Byrd,Artur Davidovich Chernin
Pages: 584
ISBN: 3030179222
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Regarding his discoveries, Sir Isaac Newton famously said, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, a history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. This book contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy and physics to chemistry and biology. The second edition brings this story up to date, chronicling scientific achievements in recent years in such fields of research as cosmology, the large-scale architecture of the universe, black holes, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life. With over 250 figures, this is a non-technical, easy-to-read textbook at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri Valtonen,K. Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene Byrd,Arthur Chernin
Pages: 522
ISBN: 0387095330
Available:
Release: 2008-12-04
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sir Isaac Newton famously said, regarding his discoveries, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, the ascent to the metaphorical shoulders accomplished by the greatest minds in history. For the first time, a single book can take the reader on a journey through the history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy to physics, from chemistry to biology. It includes over 350 figures that enhance the comprehension of concepts both basic and advanced, and is a non-technical, easy-to-read text at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri J. Valtonen,Kirsi Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene G. Byrd,Artur Davidovich Chernin
Pages: 584
ISBN: 3030179230
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Regarding his discoveries, Sir Isaac Newton famously said, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, a history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. This book contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy and physics to chemistry and biology. The second edition brings this story up to date, chronicling scientific achievements in recent years in such fields of research as cosmology, the large-scale architecture of the universe, black holes, exoplanets, and the search for extraterrestrial life. With over 250 figures, this is a non-technical, easy-to-read textbook at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life

The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life
Author: Pekka Teerikorpi,Mauri Valtonen,K. Lehto,Harry Lehto,Gene Byrd,Arthur Chernin
Pages: 508
ISBN: 0387560696
Available:
Release: 2008-11-01
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sir Isaac Newton famously said, regarding his discoveries, "If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life describes, complete with fascinating biographical details of the thinkers involved, the ascent to the metaphorical shoulders accomplished by the greatest minds in history. For the first time, a single book can take the reader on a journey through the history of the universe as interpreted by the expanding body of knowledge of humankind. From subatomic particles to the protein chains that form life, and expanding in scale to the entire universe, this book covers the science that explains how we came to be. The Evolving Universe and the Origin of Life contains a great breadth of knowledge, from astronomy to physics, from chemistry to biology. It includes over 350 figures that enhance the comprehension of concepts both basic and advanced, and is a non-technical, easy-to-read text at an introductory college level that is ideal for anyone interested in science as well as its history.

Our Superstring Universe

Our Superstring Universe
Author: L. E. Lewis
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9780595275892
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is intended as an introduction to what soon may prove to be the most important theory of science...ever. It is a theory that is still evolving, but it already shows great promise of explaining the most fundamental mysteries of nature. The theory is based on the simple concept of miniscule vibrating strings as the source of all matter and forces in our universe. Our Superstring Universe begins with the big bang and traces the evolution of matter and force strings as they form and become the building blocks of our evolving universe. Then the focus shifts to the properties of strings and how they fit into the current knowledge of particle physics. The book concludes with discussions of the quest for experimental proof of strings and a look into the sometimes surprising, and always amazing, potential of superstring-M theory.

Dynamical Systems in Cosmology

Dynamical Systems in Cosmology
Author: J. Wainwright,G. F. R. Ellis
Pages: 360
ISBN: 0521673526
Available:
Release: 2005-06-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the first book to show how modern dynamical systems theory can help us both in understanding the evolution of cosmological models, and in relating them to real cosmological observations. It will be an invaluable reference for graduate students and researchers in relativity, cosmology and dynamical systems theory.

Journey of the Universe

Journey of the Universe
Author: Brian Thomas Swimme,Mary Evelyn Tucker
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9780300171907
Available:
Release: 2011-06-28
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The authors tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples. This book is part of a larger project that includes a documentary film, educational DVD series, and Web site.

Welcome to the Universe

Welcome to the Universe
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson,Michael Strauss,J. Richard Gott
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781400883226
Available:
Release: 2016-09-12
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling tour of the cosmos from three of today's leading astrophysicists Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all—from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works. Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.

Astronomy Media Workbook

Astronomy Media Workbook
Author: Anonim
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0321556275
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Addison-Wesley
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This revised and expanded popular media workbook is provided at no extra charge on CD-ROM with The Cosmic Perspective Media Update, Fifth Edition and includes a new set of activities based on the library of Interactive Figures and Photos(tm), a set of activities using Voyager: SkyGazer v4.0, and a set of web projects to use in conjunction with the new RSS feeds offered on MasteringAstronomy. These thought-provoking projects are suitable for labs or for homework assignments.

Cosmology s Century

Cosmology   s Century
Author: P. J. E. Peebles
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780691196022
Available:
Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Nobel Prize–winning physicist P. J. E. Peebles, the story of cosmology from Einstein to today Modern cosmology began a century ago with Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity and his notion of a homogenous, philosophically satisfying cosmos. Cosmology's Century is the story of how generations of scientists built on these thoughts and many new measurements to arrive at a well-tested physical theory of the structure and evolution of our expanding universe. In this landmark book, one of the world's most esteemed theoretical cosmologists offers an unparalleled personal perspective on how the field developed. P. J. E. Peebles was at the forefront of many of the greatest discoveries of the past century, making fundamental contributions to our understanding of the presence of helium and microwave radiation from the hot big bang, the measures of the distribution and motion of ordinary matter, and the new kind of dark matter that allows us to make sense of these results. Taking readers from the field's beginnings, Peebles describes how scientists working in independent directions found themselves converging on a theory of cosmic evolution interesting enough to warrant the rigorous testing it passes so well. He explores the major advances—some inspired by remarkable insights or perhaps just lucky guesses—as well as the wrong turns taken and the roads not explored. He shares recollections from major players in this story and provides a rare, inside look at how natural science is really done. A monumental work, Cosmology's Century also emphasizes where the present theory is incomplete, suggesting exciting directions for continuing research.

Theoretical Concepts in Physics

Theoretical Concepts in Physics
Author: Malcolm S. Longair
Pages: 588
ISBN: 9781107717589
Available:
Release: 2003-12-04
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A highly original, and truly novel, approach to theoretical reasoning in physics. This book illuminates the subject from the perspective of real physics as practised by research scientists. It is intended to be a supplement to the final years of an undergraduate course in physics and assumes that the reader has some grasp of university physics. By means of a series of seven case studies, the author conveys the excitement of research and discovery, highlighting the intellectual struggles to attain understanding of some of the most difficult concepts in physics. Case studies include the origins of Newton's law of gravitation, Maxwell's equations, mechanics and dynamics, linear and non-linear, thermodynamics and statistical physics, the origins of the concepts of quanta, special relativity, general relativity and cosmology. The approach is the same as that in the highly acclaimed first edition, but the text has been completely revised and many new topics introduced.

At the Edge of Time

At the Edge of Time
Author: Dan Hooper
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780691206424
Available:
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new look at the first few seconds after the Big Bang—and how research into these moments continues to revolutionize our understanding of our universe Scientists in recent decades have made crucial discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. But we still know little about what happened in the first seconds after the Big Bang. At the Edge of Time focuses on what we have learned and are striving to understand about this mysterious period at the beginning of cosmic history. Delving into the remarkable science of cosmology, Dan Hooper describes many of the extraordinary questions that scientists are asking about the origin and nature of our world. Hooper examines how the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments re-create the conditions of the Big Bang, how we may finally discover the way dark matter was formed during our universe’s first moments, and how, with new telescopes, we are lifting the veil on the era of cosmic inflation. At the Edge of Time presents an accessible investigation of our universe and its birth.

Origin And Evolution Of The Universe From Big Bang To Exobiology Second Edition

Origin And Evolution Of The Universe  From Big Bang To Exobiology  Second Edition
Author: Matthew A Malkan,Benjamin M Zuckerman
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9789811206474
Available:
Release: 2020-08-12
Editor: World Scientific
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book provides a broad overview of what we currently know about the Origin and Evolution of the Universe. The goal is to be scientifically comprehensive but concise. We trace the origins from the Big Bang and cosmic expansion, to the formation of galaxies, heavy elements, stars and planets as abodes for life. This field has made stunning progress since the first edition of this book. At that time, there were no known planets outside of our own Solar System (compared with the many thousands currently being studied). The origin of massive black holes was pure speculation (compared with the very recent detection of the first gravitational waves from space, produced by the cataclysmic merger of two surprisingly large black holes). And the most important energy in the Universe, now known as the Dark Energy which is accelerating the expansion, had not been discovered. We aim to bring lay readers with an interest in science 'up to speed' on all of these key discoveries that are part of the panorama of cosmic evolution, which has ultimately lead to our existence on Earth.