The Stars of Heaven

By Clifford A. Pickover

Perform a little armchair area commute, rub elbows with alien lifestyles varieties, and stretch your brain to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this excellent consultant e-book, The Stars of Heaven, you needn't be an astronomer to discover the mysteries of stars and their profound that means for human lifestyles.
Stars have interested humankind because the sunrise of heritage and feature allowed us to go beyond traditional lives in our literature, artwork, and religions. in truth, people have continually regarded to the celebs as a resource of concept and transcendence that lifts us past the bounds of standard instinct. within the culture of One Three... Infinity, Pickover tackles various subject matters from stellar evolution to the basic and awe-inspiring the explanation why the universe allows existence to flourish. the place did we come from? what's the universe's final destiny? Pickover alternates sections that specify the mysteries of the cosmos with sections that dramatize mind-expanding thoughts via a fictional conversation among futuristic people and their alien friends who embark on a trip past the reader's wildest mind's eye. This hugely obtainable and wonderful procedure turns an intimidating topic right into a clinical video game open to all dreamers.
advised in Clifford Pickover's inimitable mixture of attention-grabbing cutting-edge technological know-how and eccentric technology fiction, and filled with a variety of diagrams and illustrations, The Stars of Heaven unfolds a global of paradox and secret, one who will intrigue a person who has ever meditated the evening sky with ask yourself.

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By Clifford A. Pickover

Perform a little armchair area commute, rub elbows with alien lifestyles varieties, and stretch your brain to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this excellent consultant e-book, The Stars of Heaven, you needn't be an astronomer to discover the mysteries of stars and their profound that means for human lifestyles.
Stars have interested humankind because the sunrise of heritage and feature allowed us to go beyond traditional lives in our literature, artwork, and religions. in truth, people have continually regarded to the celebs as a resource of concept and transcendence that lifts us past the bounds of standard instinct. within the culture of One Three... Infinity, Pickover tackles various subject matters from stellar evolution to the basic and awe-inspiring the explanation why the universe allows existence to flourish. the place did we come from? what's the universe's final destiny? Pickover alternates sections that specify the mysteries of the cosmos with sections that dramatize mind-expanding thoughts via a fictional conversation among futuristic people and their alien friends who embark on a trip past the reader's wildest mind's eye. This hugely obtainable and wonderful procedure turns an intimidating topic right into a clinical video game open to all dreamers.
advised in Clifford Pickover's inimitable mixture of attention-grabbing cutting-edge technological know-how and eccentric technology fiction, and filled with a variety of diagrams and illustrations, The Stars of Heaven unfolds a global of paradox and secret, one who will intrigue a person who has ever meditated the evening sky with ask yourself.

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Comet, Revised

By Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan

WHAT ARE those sleek viewers TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW understand THAT they create either existence AND demise AND educate US approximately OUR ORIGINS.

Comet starts with a panoramic trip via area astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, writer of Cosmos and speak to, and author Ann Druyan discover the starting place, nature, and way forward for comets, and the unique myths and portents hooked up to them. The authors exhibit how comets have spurred the various nice discoveries within the heritage of technological know-how and lift exciting questions about those fantastic viewers from the interstellar dark.

Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of people tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the development blocks from which worlds are formed?

Lavishly illustrated with pictures and in particular commissioned full-color work, Comet is a charming experience, crucial for an individual who has ever gazed up on the heavens and puzzled why.

"SIMPLY THE BEST."

The instances of London

"FASCINATING, EVOCATIVE, INSPIRING."

The Washington Post

"COMET HUMANIZES technology. a gorgeous, attention-grabbing BOOK."

United Press International

"MASTERFUL . . . technological know-how, POETRY, AND IMAGINATION."

The Atlanta magazine & Constitution

From the exchange Paperback version.

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By Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan

WHAT ARE those sleek viewers TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW understand THAT they create either existence AND demise AND educate US approximately OUR ORIGINS.

Comet starts with a panoramic trip via area astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, writer of Cosmos and speak to, and author Ann Druyan discover the starting place, nature, and way forward for comets, and the unique myths and portents hooked up to them. The authors exhibit how comets have spurred the various nice discoveries within the heritage of technological know-how and lift exciting questions about those fantastic viewers from the interstellar dark.

Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of people tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the development blocks from which worlds are formed?

Lavishly illustrated with pictures and in particular commissioned full-color work, Comet is a charming experience, crucial for an individual who has ever gazed up on the heavens and puzzled why.

"SIMPLY THE BEST."

The instances of London

"FASCINATING, EVOCATIVE, INSPIRING."

The Washington Post

"COMET HUMANIZES technology. a gorgeous, attention-grabbing BOOK."

United Press International

"MASTERFUL . . . technological know-how, POETRY, AND IMAGINATION."

The Atlanta magazine & Constitution

From the exchange Paperback version.

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Astronomy For Dummies

By Stephen P. Maran

The enjoyable and simple solution to discover the evening sky

Do you recognize the variation among a purple great and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand consultant takes you on a grand journey of the universe. that includes up-to-date famous person maps, charts, and an insert with wonderful full-color images, Astronomy For Dummies offers an easy-to-follow advent to the evening sky. Plus, this new version additionally delivers the newest theories, factors, and insights into the fundamental workings of the universe.

  • Includes up to date schedules of coming eclipses of the solar and Moon and a revised planetary appendix
  • Covers fresh discoveries in house, corresponding to water at the Moon and Pluto's demotion from "planet" status
  • Collects new web content, lists of telescope inns, sky-watching courses, and recommendations for beginner's telescopes and suppliers
  • Brings you up-to-speed at the newest social tendencies and private know-how, equivalent to stargazing cellular apps, NASA video, and the superiority of "Citizen technology" networks

Whether you are an beginner astronomer, house fanatic, or enrolled in a primary 12 months astronomy path, Astronomy For Dummies has you covered.

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By Stephen P. Maran

The enjoyable and simple solution to discover the evening sky

Do you recognize the variation among a purple great and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand consultant takes you on a grand journey of the universe. that includes up-to-date famous person maps, charts, and an insert with wonderful full-color images, Astronomy For Dummies offers an easy-to-follow advent to the evening sky. Plus, this new version additionally delivers the newest theories, factors, and insights into the fundamental workings of the universe.

  • Includes up to date schedules of coming eclipses of the solar and Moon and a revised planetary appendix
  • Covers fresh discoveries in house, corresponding to water at the Moon and Pluto's demotion from "planet" status
  • Collects new web content, lists of telescope inns, sky-watching courses, and recommendations for beginner's telescopes and suppliers
  • Brings you up-to-speed at the newest social tendencies and private know-how, equivalent to stargazing cellular apps, NASA video, and the superiority of "Citizen technology" networks

Whether you are an beginner astronomer, house fanatic, or enrolled in a primary 12 months astronomy path, Astronomy For Dummies has you covered.

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Un punto azul pálido

By Carl Sagan

Es un libro de Carl Sagan en el cual mezcla filosofía y ciencia para lograr una emocionante, educativa e ilustrada perspectiva sobre el lugar del humano en el universo, l. a. historia de como estos conocimientos y echa un vistazo a un posible futuro de los humanos en el espacio. Es considerado secuela de Cosmos, y esta inspirado en l. a. fotografía homónima. Nos enseña como los avances científicos han revolucionado nuestra comprensión de donde estamos y quienes somos, y desafiando a que valoremos de que manera vamos a utilizar estos conocimientos de nuestro verdadero lugar en el cosmos.

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By Carl Sagan

Es un libro de Carl Sagan en el cual mezcla filosofía y ciencia para lograr una emocionante, educativa e ilustrada perspectiva sobre el lugar del humano en el universo, l. a. historia de como estos conocimientos y echa un vistazo a un posible futuro de los humanos en el espacio. Es considerado secuela de Cosmos, y esta inspirado en l. a. fotografía homónima. Nos enseña como los avances científicos han revolucionado nuestra comprensión de donde estamos y quienes somos, y desafiando a que valoremos de que manera vamos a utilizar estos conocimientos de nuestro verdadero lugar en el cosmos.

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Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Extraterrestrial beings are mammoth in the United States. even if they’ve arrived through rocket, flying saucer, or simple previous teleportation, they’ve been invading, infiltrating, or inspiring us for many years, and they’ve involved moviegoers and tv watchers for greater than fifty years. approximately 1/2 us think that extraterrestrial beings fairly exist, and hundreds of thousands are confident they’ve visited Earth.

For twenty-five years, SETI has been searching for the evidence, and because the program’s senior astronomer, Seth Shostak explains during this engrossing publication, it’s fullyyt attainable that ahead of lengthy conclusive proof might be found.

His informative, unique document deals an insider’s view of what we'd realistically anticipate to find light-years away one of the stars. Neither humanoids nor monsters, says Shostak; in truth, organic intelligence is perhaps only a precursor to laptop beings, greatly complicated man made sentients whose features and accomplishments could have constructed over billions of years and much exceed our own.

As he explores what, if something, they might let us know and what their life might portend for humankind and the cosmos, he introduces a colourful forged of characters and gives a shiny, cutting-edge account of the previous, current, and way forward for our look for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Extraterrestrial beings are mammoth in the United States. even if they’ve arrived through rocket, flying saucer, or simple previous teleportation, they’ve been invading, infiltrating, or inspiring us for many years, and they’ve involved moviegoers and tv watchers for greater than fifty years. approximately 1/2 us think that extraterrestrial beings fairly exist, and hundreds of thousands are confident they’ve visited Earth.

For twenty-five years, SETI has been searching for the evidence, and because the program’s senior astronomer, Seth Shostak explains during this engrossing publication, it’s fullyyt attainable that ahead of lengthy conclusive proof might be found.

His informative, unique document deals an insider’s view of what we'd realistically anticipate to find light-years away one of the stars. Neither humanoids nor monsters, says Shostak; in truth, organic intelligence is perhaps only a precursor to laptop beings, greatly complicated man made sentients whose features and accomplishments could have constructed over billions of years and much exceed our own.

As he explores what, if something, they might let us know and what their life might portend for humankind and the cosmos, he introduces a colourful forged of characters and gives a shiny, cutting-edge account of the previous, current, and way forward for our look for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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The Moon and How to Observe It (Astronomers' Observing Guides)

By Peter Grego

This innovative new publication is written for functional novice astronomers who not just are looking to detect, yet need to know the main points of precisely what they're . The Moon is the main often saw of all astronomical gadgets. this is often the 1st e-book to deal both with the Moon itself - its formation, geology, and heritage - in addition to the sensible facets of statement.

The notion of the ebook - and of the sequence - is to give an up to date specific description of the Moon, together with its origins, heritage, and geology (part one); after which (part ) to think about how top to monitor and list it effectively utilizing commercially-available gear.

The Moon and the way to monitor It is a mine of knowledge for all degrees of beginner observers, from the newbie to the skilled

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By Peter Grego

This innovative new publication is written for functional novice astronomers who not just are looking to detect, yet need to know the main points of precisely what they're . The Moon is the main often saw of all astronomical gadgets. this is often the 1st e-book to deal both with the Moon itself - its formation, geology, and heritage - in addition to the sensible facets of statement.

The notion of the ebook - and of the sequence - is to give an up to date specific description of the Moon, together with its origins, heritage, and geology (part one); after which (part ) to think about how top to monitor and list it effectively utilizing commercially-available gear.

The Moon and the way to monitor It is a mine of knowledge for all degrees of beginner observers, from the newbie to the skilled

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Asteroids, Meteorites, and Comets (Solar System)

By Linda T Elkins-Tanton

Discusses the sun process our bodies that aren't one of many 9 planets or their moons, together with asteroids usually asteroid belt in addition to in the course of the remainder of the sun method, comets from either the Kuiper belt and from the even more far-off Oort cloud, and the interplanetary dirt left of their wakes. additionally mentioned are the discoveries of varied asteroids, the character of meteorites and impression craters, the orbits, sizes, and compositions of asteroids, besides the correlations scientists have made among meteorite periods and asteroids.

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By Linda T Elkins-Tanton

Discusses the sun process our bodies that aren't one of many 9 planets or their moons, together with asteroids usually asteroid belt in addition to in the course of the remainder of the sun method, comets from either the Kuiper belt and from the even more far-off Oort cloud, and the interplanetary dirt left of their wakes. additionally mentioned are the discoveries of varied asteroids, the character of meteorites and impression craters, the orbits, sizes, and compositions of asteroids, besides the correlations scientists have made among meteorite periods and asteroids.

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Moonwalk with Your Eyes: A Pocket Field Guide (Astronomer's Pocket Field Guide)

By Tammy Plotner

Of all of the many stuff we will examine within the evening sky, the Moon is without doubt one of the richest in its ever-changing element, as alterations in gentle and shadow day-by-day remodel what you will find of each function. even if you utilize binoculars, a small telescope or a wide one, you will discover the Moon bargains new horizons wealthy in exploration possibilities. Moonwalk together with your Eyes courses the reader fast via lunar fundamentals: the best way to make sure the lunar day and what lunar terminology you could come upon the following and in different books. From there, you can be taken on a guided visible trip that encompasses what may be visible at any provide time for all degrees of observers.

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By Tammy Plotner

Of all of the many stuff we will examine within the evening sky, the Moon is without doubt one of the richest in its ever-changing element, as alterations in gentle and shadow day-by-day remodel what you will find of each function. even if you utilize binoculars, a small telescope or a wide one, you will discover the Moon bargains new horizons wealthy in exploration possibilities. Moonwalk together with your Eyes courses the reader fast via lunar fundamentals: the best way to make sure the lunar day and what lunar terminology you could come upon the following and in different books. From there, you can be taken on a guided visible trip that encompasses what may be visible at any provide time for all degrees of observers.

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Venus and Mercury, and How to Observe Them (Astronomers' Observing Guides)

By Peter Grego

Venus and Mercury have lengthy been considered as tricky pursuits for beginner observers, yet advances in commercially-made telescopes have introduced them in the talents of observers of merely average adventure. Peter Grego’s attention-grabbing booklet offers an updated, exact description of the background and geology of the so-called inferior planets, and gives the most recent, most precious suggestion on gazing and recording them with commercially-available telescopes and cameras. The e-book additionally bargains a wealth of unique functional info on each point of looking at, from appropriately focusing on the 2 planets, via visible watching, to sketching and digital imaging.

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By Peter Grego

Venus and Mercury have lengthy been considered as tricky pursuits for beginner observers, yet advances in commercially-made telescopes have introduced them in the talents of observers of merely average adventure. Peter Grego’s attention-grabbing booklet offers an updated, exact description of the background and geology of the so-called inferior planets, and gives the most recent, most precious suggestion on gazing and recording them with commercially-available telescopes and cameras. The e-book additionally bargains a wealth of unique functional info on each point of looking at, from appropriately focusing on the 2 planets, via visible watching, to sketching and digital imaging.

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The Sun's Heartbeat: And Other Stories from the Life of the Star That Powers Our Planet

By Bob Berman

The thrashing middle of the solar is the very pulse of lifestyles on the earth. And from the ancients who plotted its direction at Stonehenge to the trendy scientists who unraveled the nuclear fusion response that turns mass into power, humankind has sought to resolve its mysteries. during this energetic biography of the sunlight, Bob Berman levels from its stellar start to its magnificent destiny demise with a spotlight at the wondrous and mesmerizing, and at the heartbreaking sacrifice, laughable mistakes, egotistical battles, and great inspirations of the folks who've attempted to appreciate its strength.

What, precisely, are the ghostly streaks of sunshine astronauts see-but cannot photograph-when they're in area? And why is it most unlikely for 2 humans to determine the very same rainbow? Why are scientists commencing to imagine that the solar is more secure than sunscreen? and the way does the fluctuation of sunspots-and its heartbeat-affect every thing from satellite tv for pc communications to wheat creation around the globe?

Peppered with striking proof and remarkable anecdotes approximately spectral curiosities-the recently-discovered "second solar" that lurks underneath the sun floor, the eerie majesty of a complete sunlight eclipse-THE SUN'S HEARTBEAT bargains a powerful and wonderful narrative of ways the solar has formed humanity and our knowing of the universe round us.

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By Bob Berman

The thrashing middle of the solar is the very pulse of lifestyles on the earth. And from the ancients who plotted its direction at Stonehenge to the trendy scientists who unraveled the nuclear fusion response that turns mass into power, humankind has sought to resolve its mysteries. during this energetic biography of the sunlight, Bob Berman levels from its stellar start to its magnificent destiny demise with a spotlight at the wondrous and mesmerizing, and at the heartbreaking sacrifice, laughable mistakes, egotistical battles, and great inspirations of the folks who've attempted to appreciate its strength.

What, precisely, are the ghostly streaks of sunshine astronauts see-but cannot photograph-when they're in area? And why is it most unlikely for 2 humans to determine the very same rainbow? Why are scientists commencing to imagine that the solar is more secure than sunscreen? and the way does the fluctuation of sunspots-and its heartbeat-affect every thing from satellite tv for pc communications to wheat creation around the globe?

Peppered with striking proof and remarkable anecdotes approximately spectral curiosities-the recently-discovered "second solar" that lurks underneath the sun floor, the eerie majesty of a complete sunlight eclipse-THE SUN'S HEARTBEAT bargains a powerful and wonderful narrative of ways the solar has formed humanity and our knowing of the universe round us.

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