Origins Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393345773
Release Date: 2005-10-17
Genre: Science

“Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on recent scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, ?Origins? explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit Rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.


Author: Michio Kaku
ISBN: 3929029545
Release Date: 1995

Das Universum in dir

Author: Neil Shubin
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104030906
Release Date: 2014-07-24
Genre: Science

Die Gesamtgeschichte der Erde und des Menschen und von Allem – ungewöhnlich, unterhaltsam und packend! Seit dem Urknall haben sich Galaxien, Sonnensysteme und Planeten gebildet und im Laufe der Äonen entwickelte sich das Leben auf der Erde. Angesichts dessen könnten wir Menschen uns unbedeutend vorkommen – doch tief in uns verborgen liegt das große Wunder des Lebens: Das Universum ist in uns! Der weltbekannte Paläontologe Neil Shubin geht in seinem neuen Buch den Rätseln unseres Lebens nach: Er erzählt von der Zusammensetzung der Moleküle, findet eine Erklärung dafür, weshalb wir einen Regenbogen sehen können und zeigt, wie das Universum unseren Schlafrhythmus und die Geschwindigkeit beeinflusst, mit der sich unsere Zellen teilen. Ein wissenschaftliches Abenteuer, nach dem wir besser verstehen, wer – und was – wir sind.

Das Universum f r Eilige

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446259539
Release Date: 2018-01-29
Genre: Science

Der nach Stephen Hawking prominenteste Astrophysiker des Planeten hat das ultimative Kompendium über den Kosmos verfasst. In Neil deGrasse Tysons Bestseller ist alles versammelt, was wir über das Universum wissen: über Exoplaneten und Dunkle Energie, über Zwerggalaxien und den Urknall. Der Autor begeistert wie kein Zweiter mit funkelndem Witz für die Wunder des Weltalls. Zugleich regt er zum Nachdenken über unseren Platz im Universum an und zu Demut angesichts kosmischer Skalen. Sein „Universum für Eilige“ ist das perfekte Buch für alle, die auf nur 200 Seiten die heutige Astrophysik verstehen – und sich dabei auf hohem Niveau unterhalten lassen möchten.

Leben nach dem Tod

Author: Dinesh D'Souza
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 9783641054625
Release Date: 2011-05-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Gute Gründe für den Glauben an Gott und das Jenseits Ist der Tod das Ende? Ist es vernünftig, an ein Jenseits zu glauben? Und wenn ja, welche Konsequenzen hat dieser Glaube für uns? Diesen Fragen, die die Menschen seit Jahrhunderten beschäftigen, geht Dinesh D’Souza in bisher nie dagewesener Weise nach. Er verlässt sich weder auf göttliche Offenbarung noch auf religiöse Glaubenserlebnisse oder heilige Texte, sondern nähert sich dem Thema mit Logik, Wissenschaft und außerordentlicher Gelehrsamkeit. Auf der Basis neuester Erkenntnis der Wissenschaft, Philosophie und Psychologie zeigt D’Souza, warum die atheistische Kritik an Gottes- und Jenseitsvorstellungen irrational ist – und warum es als Konsequenz daraus rational ist, an das Leben nach dem Tod zu glauben. Denn nicht zuletzt verleiht der Glaube an das Jenseits dem Leben Sinn und Tiefe, und ist zugleich ein Weg zum Glück und ein Grund zur Hoffnung.

A Final Story

Author: Nasser Zakariya
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226476124
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: History

Towards a Final Story is the first history of the modern scientific epic. These epic stories pull together our knowledge of the universe, uniting material and biological origins, from beginning to end. The authors of these epics--among them Carl Sagan, E.O. Wilson, and Steven Weinberg--saw their task as providing an integrated schema that would not only bring together but also go beyond the particular scientific results and disciplines available as they wrote their histories. Nasser Zakariya traces how such epic stories could achieve what they claimed, how they inhabit culture and politics, and how they arrived at the present moment from a period in the previous century when inquiries into ultimate origins were regarded by many as unscientific and unanswerable. These prominent, popular historical narratives of science are important forms of knowledge in their own right. They expose what science means in the wider culture and at the same time focus attention on the near paradoxical nature of a universal history narrated by humanity for humanity.

Evolution and the Emergent Self

Author: Raymond L. Neubauer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231521680
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Genre: Science

Evolution and the Emergent Self is an eloquent and evocative new synthesis that explores how the human species emerged from the cosmic dust. Lucidly presenting ideas about the rise of complexity in our genetic, neuronal, ecological, and ultimately cosmological settings, the author takes readers on a provocative tour of modern science's quest to understand our place in nature and in our universe. Readers fascinated with "Big History" and drawn to examine big ideas will be challenged and enthralled by Raymond L. Neubauer's ambitious narrative. How did humans emerge from the cosmos and the pre-biotic Earth, and what mechanisms of biological, chemical, and physical sciences drove this increasingly complex process? Neubauer presents a view of nature that describes the rising complexity of life in terms of increasing information content, first in genes and then in brains. The evolution of the nervous system expanded the capacity of organisms to store information, making learning possible. In key chapters, the author portrays four species with high brain:body ratios—chimpanzees, elephants, ravens, and dolphins—showing how each species shares with humans the capacity for complex communication, elaborate social relationships, flexible behavior, tool use, and powers of abstraction. A large brain can have a hierarchical arrangement of circuits that facilitates higher levels of abstraction. Neubauer describes this constellation of qualities as an emergent self, arguing that self-awareness is nascent in several species besides humans and that potential human characteristics are embedded in the evolutionary process and have emerged repeatedly in a variety of lineages on our planet. He ultimately demonstrates that human culture is not a unique offshoot of a language-specialized primate, but an analogue of fundamental mechanisms that organisms have used since the beginning of life on Earth to gather and process information in order to buffer themselves from fluctuations in the environment. Neubauer also views these developments in a cosmic setting, detailing open thermodynamic systems that grow more complex as the energy flowing through them increases. Similar processes of increasing complexity can be found in the "self-organizing" structures of both living and nonliving forms. Recent evidence from astronomy indicates that planet formation may be nearly as frequent as star formation. Since life makes use of the elements commonly seeded into space by burning and expiring stars, it is reasonable to speculate that the evolution of life and intelligence that happened on our planet may be found across the universe.

Encyclopedia of Time

Author: H. James Birx
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506319933
Release Date: 2009-01-07
Genre: Science

"With a strong interdisciplinary approach to a subject that does not lend itself easily to the reference format, this work may not seem to support directly academic programs beyond general research, but it is a more thorough and up-to-date treatment than Taylor and Francis's 1994 Encyclopedia of Time. Highly recommended." —Library Journal STARRED Review Surveying the major facts, concepts, theories, and speculations that infuse our present comprehension of time, the Encyclopedia of Time: Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Culture explores the contributions of scientists, philosophers, theologians, and creative artists from ancient times to the present. By drawing together into one collection ideas from scholars around the globe and in a wide range of disciplines, this Encyclopedia will provide readers with a greater understanding of and appreciation for the elusive phenomenon experienced as time. Features Surveys historical thought about time, including those ideas that emerged in ancient Greece, early Christianity, the Italian Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and other periods Covers the original and lasting insights of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin, physicist Albert Einstein, philosopher Alfred North Whitehead, and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Discusses the significance of time in the writings of Isaac Asimov, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fyodor M. Dostoevsky, Francesco Petrarch, H. G. Wells, and numerous other authors Contains the contributions of naturalists and religionists, including astronomers, cosmologists, physicists, chemists, geologists, paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, philosophers, and theologians Includes artists' portrayals of the fluidity of time, including painter Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory and The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, and writers Gustave Flaubert's The Temptation of Saint Anthony and Henryk Sienkiewicz's Quo Vadis Provides a truly interdisciplinary approach, with discussions of Aztec, Buddhist, Christian, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Hindu, Islamic, Navajo, and many other cultures' conceptions of time Key Themes Biography Biology/Evolution Culture/History Geology/Paleontology Philosophy Physics/Chemistry Psychology/Literature Religion/Theology Theories/Concepts

Unsere Gene

Author: Terry Burnham
ISBN: 3870245271
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Author: Jennifer Culp
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781477776926
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A black teenager in the ‘70s-era Bronx was fascinated by space and frequently took his telescope up to the rooftop. But his neighbors were frightened, thinking he was an armed burglar. They called the police. In the mid-1990s, this same person was named Director of the American Museum of Natural History’s world-renowned Hayden Planetarium. This enthralling biography of Neil deGrasse Tyson, America’s favorite astrophysicist, takes the reader from the hardscrabble streets of the inner city to the hallowed halls of science to the outer reaches of our galaxy and beyond. As this inspiring volume attests, Tyson’s life beautifully illustrates the maxim “through adversity to the stars.”

Religions in the Making

Author: John B. Cobb
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781621894841
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Religion

Whitehead had a place for God in his comprehensive cosmological vision, and his theism has long attracted interest from some Christian theologians. But Whitehead's ideas have much wider use. Some Buddhists have found help in articulating their nontheistic vision and relating it to the current world of thought and action. In this book religious writers in seven different traditions articulate how they can benefit from Whitehead's work. So this volume demonstrates that various features of his thought can contribute to many communities. According to his followers, Whitehead shows that the deepest convictions and commitments of the major religious communities can be complementary rather than in conflict. Readers of this book will see how that plays out in some detail. A Whiteheadian Hindu can recognize the truth in a Whiteheadian Judaism, and both can appreciate the insights of Chinese Whiteheadians committed to their classical thinking. Perhaps a new day in interreligious understanding has come.

Physik f r Dummies

Author: Steven Holzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527692576
Release Date: 2015-04-15
Genre: Science

Von Ampere bis Zentripetalkraft – alles, was Sie über Physik wissen müssen Lässt Thermodynamik Sie kalt? Stößt Magnetismus Sie ab? Oder springt der Funke der Elektrizität einfach nicht auf Sie über? Kein Problem, Physik für Dummies entführt auch die, die damit eigentlich nichts am Hut haben, in die faszinierende Welt der Physik. Steve Holzner stellt Ihnen physikalische Phänomene vor und erklärt die dahinterstehenden Naturgesetze samt der notwendigen mathematischen Grundlagen. Egal ob Energie, Wärme oder Licht, alles wird mit ausführlichen Beispielen und anschauli‐ chen Abbildungen erläutert. Nach jedem Kapitel finden Sie Übungsaufgaben und Lösungen, mit denen Sie das Gelernte festigen können.

H terin der Nacht

Author: Keri Arthur
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783641090104
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Genre: Fiction

Riley Jenson, die übernatürlich schöne Werwölfin mit dem gewissen Extra an Vampirblut in ihren Adern, steht vor einem neuen, aufregenden Fall: Melbourne wird von einer bizarren Mordserie in Atem gehalten, und Rileys Spur führt sie zu einem exklusiven Nachtclub in der Stadt. Mit der Hilfe von sexy Barkeeper Jin, der sich sehr schnell auf sehr erotische Weise in ihre Träume schleicht, versucht sie, die losen Enden des Falles zu verbinden – und wird plötzlich selbst zur Zielscheibe des Killers ...