Author: Lillian R. Lieber
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
Release Date: 1953
This book offers an entertaining, yet thorough, explanation of the concept of, yes, infinity. Accessible to non-mathematicians, this book also cleverly connects mathematical reasoning to larger issues in society.
In 1986, gifted animator John Lasseter, technology guru Ed Catmull, and visionary Steve Jobs founded Pixar Animation Studios. Their goal: create a computer animated feature, despite predictions that it could never be done. An unprecedented catalog of blockbuster films later, the studio is honoring its history in this deluxe volume. From its fledgling days under George Lucas to ten demanding years creating Toy Story to the merger with Disney, each milestone is vibrantly detailed. Interviews with Pixar directors, producers, animators, voice talent, and industry insiders, as well as concept art, storyboards, and snapshots illuminate a history that is both definitive and enthralling.
I Love You to Infinity and Beyond is an illustrated children’s book that reaches into the parents’ feelings and memories of bringing up a child in the early years, from nicknames to common phrases expressing love.
Author: Eli Maor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-12-01
The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite. . . - David Hilbert (1862-1943) Infinity is a fathomless gulf, There is a story attributed to David Hilbert, the preeminent mathe into which all things matician whose quotation appears above. A man walked into a vanish. hotel late one night and asked for a room. "Sorry, we don't have o Marcus Aurelius (121- 180), Roman Emperor any more vacancies," replied the owner, "but let's see, perhaps and philosopher I can find you a room after alL" Leaving his desk, the owner reluctantly awakened his guests and asked them to change their rooms: the occupant of room #1 would move to room #2, the occupant of room #2 would move to room #3, and so on until each occupant had moved one room over. To the utter astonish ment of our latecomer, room #1 suddenly became vacated, and he happily moved in and settled down for the night. But a numbing thought kept him from sleep: How could it be that by merely moving the occupants from one room to another, the first room had become vacated? (Remember, all of the rooms were occupied when he arrived.
A billion years from now a human woman is created from data held within the Library of Life. Her birth could result in the destruction of the cosmos . . . A rogue element in an increasingly unstable, she draws the attention of a mysterious alien breed. Already masters of travel between parallel universes they believe this girl is the key to changing all reality. And if they track her down, the effects on the galaxy will be cataclysmic. Beyond Infinity is an epic far future thriller from an author who is both a master storyteller and a highly respected scientist.
This bio-bibliography of the golden age of the science fiction field includes 308 biographies compiled from questionnaires sent to the authors, and chronological lists of 483 writers' published works. This facsimile reprint of the 1975 edition includes a title index, introduction, and minor corrections. A now-classic guide to the major and minor SF writers active in the early 1970s.
Author: Mike Goldsmith
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Release Date: 2012-02-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
With this book, children can unlock the mysteries of maths and discover the wonder of numbers. Readers will discover incredible information, such as why zero is so useful; what a googol really is; why music, maths and space are connected; why bees prefer hexagons; how to tell the time on other planets; and much much more. From marvellous measurements and startling shapes, to terrific theories and numbers in nature - maths has never been as amazing as this!
With red hair and a tall body, Brittany Forbes doesn't know:- She is human and not a freak of nature- The ruling humanz who run the land with an iron fist are really dwarfs. She carries a hidden transmitting device. This device has been passed through twenty generations of humans. Two men, human Zane Bidwell and the ruthless Colonel Slovinof both know of this transmitter and it is a race to get to her. The third species in her city the fuzzballs, spherical creatures the size of an orange who have the power of flight, are helping Zane. That Galactic Cruiser Strabo has been orbiting above for five hundred years. That the captain of this ship, Alessandra McLean has left a hologram to contact her ancestor once repairs to the cruiser have been made. It is three a.m. when fuzzball Quig awakens Brittany and tells her the IMPACT forces have her building surrounded. She does know her life is in danger. Brittany escapes with the fuzzballs and her adventures begin.
The evolution processes in nature are governed by natural laws. The origins of the laws are still debated. In the monograph, we will present the idea that the splitting of the forces in the Universe is the result of the special properties of gravity, which influences all interactions in the Universe. We will present the master equations for all interactions and sketch the solutions. All laws of nature influence matter in the same manner which is dependent only on the scale.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there are also infinitely many decimal numbers between zero and one. Are these two types of infinity the same? Are they larger or smaller than each other? Can we even talk about 'larger' and 'smaller' when we talk about infinity? In Beyond Infinity, international maths sensation Eugenia Cheng reveals the inner workings of infinity. What happens when a new guest arrives at your infinite hotel - but you already have an infinite number of guests? How does infinity give Zeno's tortoise the edge in a paradoxical foot-race with Achilles? And can we really make an infinite number of cookies from a finite amount of cookie dough? Wielding an armoury of inventive, intuitive metaphor, Cheng draws beginners and enthusiasts alike into the heart of this mysterious, powerful concept to reveal fundamental truths about mathematics, all the way from the infinitely large down to the infinitely small.
Author: Stephen E. Holmes
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
Release Date: 2011-06-24
Che Guevara and Alberto Granado’s journey through South America in 1952 on a Norton 500 motorcycle is one of the most famous motorcycle journeys of all time. Guevara’s experiences on that journey led him to become a key figure of the Cuban Revolution and one of the greatest inspirational icons of the twentieth century. Steve Holmes and Pete Sandford’s journey through South America in 2009 is arguably the least known motorcycle journey of all time, but it took them on the same route, through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. Along the way, the pair did battle with some of the most dangerous environments on the planet including the Atacama Desert (the driest place on Earth) and the mighty Amazon River. To make it just a bit tougher they made the trip on authentic period Nortons just like Che’s. Che’s motorcycle never completed the 5000 mile journey. Would Holmes and Sandford’s 60-year-old bikes survive this epic trip? To infinity and beyond relates the dangerous and exciting adventure as they follow Che’s route faithfully.
George Fandt has written a superb work of spirituality he traces his spiritual journey, his education (both inner and outer) and presents a view of the truths of Jesus Christ in a way that honors Christianity and other paths as well. This is a book of inspiration, a book of history, a book of truths that help to set the soul free. Mr. Fandt is a courageous spiritual seeker and a masterful writer. I found this book to be insightful, forward thinking, and uplifting. I believe this book can be a tremendous help to all who are searching for light through spiritual study and meditation. John Strickland, Senior Minister -- Atlanta Unity Church This is the record of a spiritual journey. It is the story of personal experience in changing the focus of awareness from ego's outer material world to knowledge of a life imbedded in spirit; a passage in awareness or consciousness from personal self to Impersonal Self. The theological basis of this book is twofold, to critique traditional dualistic theology and bring a healing message to those harmed by negative aspects of religion within the organized Church. The book's purpose is to open a way to spiritual growth and be truly helpful. The struggle between inner spiritual authority and external religious authority is a central issue of this book. We need to discover the lesson, that if a religious belief is crippling us; Spirit is trying to teach us to let it go, rather than make debilitating attempts to conform. To readers deeply ingrained in religion, I offer the advice of my friend and pastor Edward D. Angell, who, as I left a fundamentalist college to attend a more liberal graduate school in theology, told me, "You will be exposed to many new ideas, but don't worry about it; if you keep your mind focused on trusting god, anything you lose will be worth losing and whatever is worth keeping, you will never lose."
In his best-selling classic, It's All God, modern mystic, Walter Starcke bridges the gap between our humanity and Divinity, as well as our traditional limited perspectives and our emerging Cosmic Consciousness. With the insight of a biblical scholar, Starcke clarifies the foundational Truths of our Judeo-Christian tradition, as he takes humanity's spiritual roots forward into the light of the new state of human consciousness that is emerging today. His masterful knowledge of Scriptures unlocks the truths laid out in both the Old and New Testament not found in other metapshyical books. Starcke calls us to no longer separate God from our humanity and the world. With this awareness we understand that the teachings of Jesus have not been fully realized until now as humanity begins the new cycle of the Age of the Gods. The awareness that It's All God is a requirement for living fully in this new Age of the Gods, which is this Golden Cycle we have just begun. Starcke wrote that, "we have been given all the pieces, each necessary, none missing, and if we want to complete the picture it is up to us to stop excluding those parts of ourselves and of our feelings that we have thought did not belong in the picture. If God is truly the only Power and Presence, then every piece, no matter how seemingly negative, insignificant, or inappropriate, has a purpose. Instead of discarding those aspects of ourselves that seem faulty or unworthy, when we stop judging them and see what they are telling us, we can find a right place for those energies and then we can complete the puzzle." In Part One his in-depth knowledge takes us from the traditional approach through the Gnostics, to clear in-sights on the teachings of Jesus and Paul. Uniquely Starcke relates these teachings to modern Quantum Physics and the evolution of Consciousness. Starcke is not only a Biblical scholar, but also well versed in the workings of consciousness, perceptions, and reality. Part One also includes Starcke's marvelous mystical insights and meditations. In Part Two of It's All God, Starcke gives us the "how to's" of practical mysticism to apply Divine Truth to our daily lives. No matter where a reader is on the path, he will find the steps to greater awareness and the clarification of the puzzle humanity has been working on for countless lifetimes. "We are all on the right path at the right time. The time is Now." These how to's are not superficial, they require that we come to understand our True Self and live the Truth of our Being. In part three Starcke takes us beyond our customary perspective into the realms of Higher Consciousness. These take us clearly into the new cycle, The Age of the Gods. The realization that It's All God is the key to spiritual healing, true transformative forgiveness, and the daily expression of our Divine humanity. It is a book whose time has come. We are now ready as never before to delve into it's insights and live it's Truths. It's All God is required reading for many ministerial programs and should now be require reading for us all to live fully during this new cycle far beyond 2012. Starcke was not only ahead of his time, but a master for all Ages with tools for the rest of our journey in awareness as we live fully as Divine Humans.