Universe
The Universe Explained: A Cosmic Q & A
The Universe Explained
A Cosmic Q & A
Paperback      ISBN: 0228100828
Answers to the most popular astronomy questions of today. Over the course of their illustrious work in astronomy, Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest collected hundreds of the most popular astronomy questions that they've been asked. In this book they explain the scientific answers to these questions with expertise and a healthy dose of humor. Below are just a few of the 185 questions they answer: - What would happen to an astronaut exposed to space? - Can people live on Mars? - Can an amateur astronomer make useful discoveries? - Why do we have leap years and leap seconds? - What are the most extreme conditions life can survive? - Is there an edge to the Universe? - What happens inside a black hole? - Is Pluto a planet? The Universe Explained answers questions about space travel; telescopes; the solar system; comets, asteroids and meteors; stars; black holes; the Milky Way and other galaxies; the big bang and space and time. As well, Couper and Henbest explore the possibility of life beyond our planet with up-to-date space discoveries and debunk persistent myths and legends. The Universe Explained is a fun and informative book for anyone curious about astronomy.
The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist
The Sky Is Not the Limit
Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist
Paperback      ISBN: 159102188x
The director of the Hayden Planetarium looks back at his youth in the Bronx and the mentors who inspired him to study astronomy, and discusses such current topics as science literacy, racial stereotypes, and the existence of God.
The Universe and Beyond
The Universe and Beyond
Paperback      ISBN: 1554077486
From the foreword of the fourth edition: "The Universe and Beyond is a celebration of the human spirit of exploration. It is a majestic voyage to the most distant realms we can imagine. Prepare yourself for a great adventure." -- Edward G. Gibson, Astronaut, Skylab 4 The Universe and Beyond is a fact-packed, up-to-date guide to the universe written by best-selling astronomy author Terence Dickinson. This new edition includes all the most recent astronomical discoveries and events and features imaginative astronomical illustrations and dramatic photography from the Hubble Space Telescope, space probes and the largest observatories on Earth. This fifth edition has been carefully revised and updated: - The section on nearby stars has been significantly expanded to include new information about the planets of other stars, emphasizing the probability that, by 2020, several Earth-like planets will be discovered orbiting stars similar to our Sun. - The controlversial decision to drop Pluto from the solar system's roster of planets is fully explained. - Newly discovered black holes and galaxy collisions are discussed. - There are more than 50 new photographs of planets, moons, nebulas, galaxies and galaxy clusters. Every major aspect of modern astronomy technology is described in clear, non-mathematical language, and a special resource section lists books, associations and websites. The Universe and Beyond addresses the most common queries from those fascinated by the mystery and majesty of the cosmos. Brimming with color illustrations, this book is a one-stop guide to understanding the universe.
The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era-A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos
The Universe Story
From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era-A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos
Paperback      ISBN: 0062508350
From the big bang to the present and into the next millenium, The Universe Story unites science and the humanities in a dramatic exploration of the unfolding of the universe, humanity's evolving place in the cosmos, and the boundless possibilities for our future.
Why the Universe Is the Way It Is
Why the Universe Is the Way It Is
Paperback      ISBN: 0801071968
Astronomers recognize that if the cosmos had not unfolded exactly as it did, humanity would not, could not, exist. Yet these researchers - along with countless ordinary folks - resist belief in the biblical Creator. Why? This title uses both science and scripture to explain how the universe's design fulfills several distinct purposes.
At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds
At the Edge of Time
Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds
Hardcover      ISBN: 0691183562

Edge of the Universe: A Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon and Beyond
Edge of the Universe
A Voyage to the Cosmic Horizon and Beyond
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470636246
An accessible look at the mysteries that lurk at the edge of the known universe and beyond The observable universe, the part we can see with telescopes, is incredibly vast. Yet recent theories suggest that there is far more to the universe than what our instruments record—in fact, it could be infinite. Colossal flows of galaxies, large empty regions called voids, and other unexplained phenomena offer clues that our own "bubble universe" could be part of a greater realm called the multiverse. How big is the observable universe? What it is made of? What lies beyond it? Was there a time before the Big Bang? Could space have unseen dimensions? In this book, physicist and science writer Paul Halpern explains what we know?and what we hope to soon find out?about our extraordinary cosmos. - Explains what we know about the Big Bang, the accelerating universe, dark energy, dark flow, and dark matter to examine some of the theories about the content of the universe and why its edge is getting farther away from us faster - Explores the idea that the observable universe could be a hologram and that everything that happens within it might be written on its edge - Written by physicist and popular science writer Paul Halpern, whose other books include Collider: The Search for the World's Smallest Particles, and What's Science Ever Done For Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us About Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe
How to Love the Universe: A Scientist's Odes to the Hidden Beauty Behind the Visible World
How to Love the Universe
A Scientist's Odes to the Hidden Beauty Behind the Visible World
Hardcover      ISBN: 161519486x
An illuminating reconsideration of the marvels of space, time and physics is presented in the form of 10 short chapters that lyrically meditate on the beauty of the universe's awe-inspiring science. By the best-selling author of The Science of Happiness.
How to Love the Universe: A Scientist's Odes to the Hidden Beauty Behind the Visible World
How to Love the Universe
A Scientist's Odes to the Hidden Beauty Behind the Visible World
Paperback      ISBN: 1615196226

This Book Will Blow Your Mind: Journeys to the Extremes of Science
This Book Will Blow Your Mind
Journeys to the Extremes of Science
Paperback      ISBN: 1473685036
What's the nature of reality? Does the universe ever end? What is time and does it even exist? These are the biggest imagination-stretching, brain-staggering questions in the universe - and here are their fascinating answers. From quantum weirdness to freaky cosmology (like white holes - which spew out matter instead of sucking it in),This Book Will Blow Your Mind takes you on an epic journey to the furthest extremes of science, to the things you never thought possible. This book will explain: Why is part of the universe missing (and how scientists finally found it) How time might also flow backwards How human head transplants might be possible (in the very near future) Whether the universe is a hologram And why we are all zombies Filled with counterintuitive stories and factoids you can't wait to share, as well as lots of did-you-knows and plenty of how-did-we-ever-not-knows, this new book from the bestselling New Scientist series will blow your mind - and then put it back together again. You don't need a spaceship to travel to the extremes of science. You just need this book.