Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2011-12-06
A pop science look at time travel technology, from Einstein to Ronald Mallett to present day experiments. Forget fiction: time travel is real. In How to Build a Time Machine, Brian Clegg provides an understanding of what time is and how it can be manipulated. He explores the fascinating world of physics and the remarkable possibilities of real time travel that emerge from quantum entanglement, superluminal speeds, neutron star cylinders and wormholes in space. With the fascinating paradoxes of time travel echoing in our minds will we realize that travel into the future might never be possible? Or will we realize there is no limit on what can be achieved, and take on this ultimate challenge? Only time will tell.
Have you ever been in a situation where you thought "why" did this happen? A journey past "why" is based on my observations and experiences with situations where we feel the frustration of "why" and more importantly how to begin moving past that question. This is about sharing some of the aspects of my journey. It is about having had the privilege of sharing, observing and listening to the stories of others who have had to move past that question as well. Lets face it, there is never an acceptable answer to "why", there is no reason good enough. There is also no right way or wrong way to approach any situation. I hope to share some of the strategies that I have used or seen used, in hopes that it may make the transition easier for others.
Author: Marsh Gerald E
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 2018-02-12
This book is an attempt to trace the majestic immense journey from the coming into being of the universe to the emergence and evolution of life. It is intended to complement the many excellent books that cover different aspects of this journey. The contents have been classified into five parts. Part I covers the coming into existence of the universe while Part II presents the beginning of life on the early Earth, following which Part III discusses the emergence of consciousness and intelligence, and Part IV, the immense journey of the universe beyond Earth. Finally, Part V addresses the problems raised by the rise of higher-order consciousness in human beings as captured by the phrase "the human condition." Contents: Introduction The Coming into Existence of the Universe: In the Beginning Quantum Foundations and the Building Blocks of Matter Let There be Light The Beginning of Life on the Early Earth: Prebiotic Molecules and Protocells The First Cells Darwinian Evolution and Beyond The Emergence of Consciousness: Sense, Thought and Consciousness The Immense Journey of the Universe: Beyond Our Earth The Human Condition: Civilization and Its Discontents Code and Implications Appendices: Space — Time — Matter Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics Readership: Students in natural sciences and all those interested in philosophy of science. Keywords: Birth of the Universe;Origin of Life;Consciousness;Human ConditionReview: Key Features: Interesting material for readers looking for a connection between science and religion Accessible to the general public with a basic introduction to general science
Author: Jenny Cockell
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2008-11-06
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Jenny Cockell has always had memories of living before. In her first book, 'Yesterday's Children', she described her search for the past life family which had haunted her from her earliest childhood. She remembered living as Mary Sutton, an Irishwoman who had died over 20 years before she was born. She gave an extraordinary account of how she successfully found Mary's surviving children, and was reunited with them in the present. Her new book, 'Journeys Through Time', brings readers up to date with her story. Jenny gives details of the four past lives that she remembers most clearly and explains how she has tried to trace them all. In particular, she remembers a life in Japan, which she has desperately sought to verify and uncover. Beginning with flashes of memories that she experienced in childhood, Jenny describes how she 'found' Mary and her children, her subsequent researches into her Japanese life, and what it all means. It is a page-turning account of one woman's journey to find the lives she lived before.
Author: Jane Meredith
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2012-05-25
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Journey to the Dark Goddess will lead you on a powerful, healing path. In the stories of ancient Goddesses you will hear your own soul, calling out to you. The Dark Goddess is the creatrix of healing, change and renewal. She offers connection with the core of yourself. If you have been unable to shake off depression, or fear its return; if you have inexplicable ‘blank patches’ in your life, if you know that something is missing, or something is calling to you, if you seek the source of women’s power – it’s time to journey to the Dark Goddess. The for this journey to the Dark Goddess exists in ancient myth. Weaving the stories of Inanna, Persephone and Psyche with self-enquiry and sacred ritual we learn to journey internally, creating maps in our darkest places and return enriched, integrating our deepest understandings. Meeting the Dark Goddess we see a mirror of our own soul.
Author: Adrian Bardon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-01-22
A Companion to the Philosophy of Time presents thebroadest treatment of this subject yet; 32 specially commissionedarticles - written by an international line-up of experts –provide an unparalleled reference work for students and specialistsalike in this exciting field. The most comprehensive reference work on the philosophy of timecurrently available The first collection to tackle the historical development ofthe philosophy of time in addition to covering contemporarywork Provides a tripartite approach in its organization, coveringhistory of the philosophy of time, time as a feature of thephysical world, and time as a feature of experience Includes contributions from both distinguished,well-established scholars and rising stars in the field
Do you know: What might happen if you fall into a black hole? That the Universe does not have an edge? That the reason it gets dark at night is proof of the Big Bang? That cosmic particles time-travel through the atmosphere defying death? That our past, present and future might all coexist "out there"? With two remarkable ideas, Albert Einstein revolutionized our view of the Universe. His first was that nothing can travel faster than light-the ultimate speed limit. This simple fact leads to the unavoidable conclusion that space and time must be linked together forever as Spacetime. With his second monumental insight, Einstein showed how Spacetime is warped and stretched by the gravity of all objects in the Universe and even punctured by black holes. But such possible twisting of Spacetime allowed a magic not even Einstein could have imagined: time-travel. Theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili finally lays science fiction to rest as he opens up Einstein's Universe. Leading us gently and light-heartedly through the dizzying world of our space and time, he even gives us the recipe for a time machine, capable of taking us Back to the Future, to Alice's Wonderland, or on a trip with the Terminator.
Author: David Toomey
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2011-02-14
The story of physicists' quest to answer a mind-boggling question: How can we travel through time? Since H. G. Wells' 1895 classic The Time Machine, readers of science fiction have puzzled over the paradoxes of time travel. What would happen if a time traveler tried to change history? Would some force or law of nature prevent him? Or would his action produce a "new" history, branching away from the original?In the last decade of the twentieth century a group of theoretical physicists at the California Institute of Technology undertook a serious investigation of the possibility of pastward time travel, inspiring a serious and sustained study that engaged more than thirty physicists working at universities and institutes around the world.Many of the figures involved are familiar: Einstein, Stephen Hawking and Kip Thorne; others are names known mostly to physicists. These are the new time travelers, and this is the story of their work--a profoundly human endeavor marked by advances, retreats, and no small share of surprises. It is a fantastic journey to the frontiers of physics. Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.
Skeletal bodies of men and women staring lifelessly out of sunken eye sockets. Children with bloated stomach who look decades older than their actual years. Crowds stampeding towards helicopters. Trucks unloading food donated by international humanitarian organizations. Hunger, starvation, famine and death, depicted in their worst forms. These are some of the images the media have succeeded in creating and fostering on the minds of the general public all over the world about the African famine. Famine in Africa is real, seemingly perpetual, and not getting any better. If anything, it is worsening. The lives of millions of people are at risk right now.Can the problem of famine, hunger and starvation in Africa be solved? Has international food aid helped in any realistic way? Did the African create the problem? What role did globalization play in creating the problem? This is the book that asks all the questions that many have not dared to ask and provides all the answers people have not dared to provide. It discusses, analyzes, and puts the issue in its proper historical context, by delving into the past and providing details of the underlying factors that contributed to the creation of the problem of famine, hunger and starvation in Africa
Author: Adrian Bardon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2013-06-03
Adrian Bardon's A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time is a short introduction to the history, philosophy, and science of the study of time-from the pre-Socratic philosophers through Einstein and beyond. A Brief History of the Philosophy of Time covers subjects such as time and change, the experience of time, physical and metaphysical approaches to the nature of time, the direction of time, time travel, time and freedom of the will, and scientific and philosophical approaches to eternity and the beginning of time. Bardon employs helpful illustrations and keeps technical language to a minimum in bringing the resources of over 2500 years of philosophy and science to bear on some of humanity's most fundamental and enduring questions.
Past: Perfect! Present: Tense! Insights From One Woman's Journey As The Wife Of A Widower, an exciting new book and the first of its genre, offers readers a personal glimpse into the life of a "WOW" (Wife Of a Widower). Sensitively written by Julie Donner Andersen, a WOW herself, the book is a clear and honest portrayal of the roller coaster ride of emotional ups and downs that most new WOW's endure, and includes reassuring quotes from fellow WOW's who validate Mrs. Andersen's research. The author also empathetically describes the heart of a widower and how the WOW can relate compassionately to his grief issues while at the same time, protecting her own sense of security, self worth, and dignity. Best of all, this book offers valuable and sensible advice from someone "in the know" regarding how to deal with WOW-related issues in marriage.
Author: Verlyn Flieger
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism
Tolkien's concern with time - past and present, real and faerie - captures the wonder of travel into other worlds and other times. This work shows that he was not just a mythmaker and writer of escapist fantasy but a man whose relationship to his own century was troubled and critical.