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A Briefer History of Time

By Stephen Hawking,Leonard Mlodinow
  • Writer : Stephen Hawking,Leonard Mlodinow
  • Isbn : 0307417840
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Category : Science
  • Review Counts : 404
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-briefer-history-of-time.pdf

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS The science classic made more accessible • More concise • Illustrated FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS Stephen Hawking’s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for years readers have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe. A Briefer History of Time is Professor Hawking’s response. Although “briefer,” this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking’s earlier work. A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field—from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.

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By Stephen Hawking,Roger Penrose
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn Code : 1400834740
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Category : Science
  • Reviews : 714
  • Pdf File: the-nature-of-space-and-time.pdf

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From two of the world's great physicists—Stephen Hawking and Nobel laureate Roger Penrose—a lively debate about the nature of space and time Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein's general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united into a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined? In The Nature of Space and Time, two of the world’s most famous physicists—Stephen Hawking (A Brief History of Time) and Roger Penrose (The Road to Reality)—debate these questions. The authors outline how their positions have further diverged on a number of key issues, including the spatial geometry of the universe, inflationary versus cyclic theories of the cosmos, and the black-hole information-loss paradox. Though much progress has been made, Hawking and Penrose stress that physicists still have further to go in their quest for a quantum theory of gravity.

A Brief History of Motion

By Tom Standage
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn Code : 1635573629
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 962
  • Pdf File: a-brief-history-of-motion.pdf

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From the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses, an eye-opening road trip through 5,500 years of humans on the go, revealing how transportation inevitably shapes civilization. Tom Standage's fleet-footed and surprising global histories have delighted readers and cemented his reputation as one of our leading interpreters of technologies past and present. Now, he returns with a provocative account of a sometimes-overlooked form of technology-personal transportation-and explores how it has shaped societies and cultures over millennia. Beginning around 3,500 BCE with the wheel--a device that didn't catch on until a couple thousand years after its invention--Standage zips through the eras of horsepower, trains, and bicycles, revealing how each successive mode of transit embedded itself in the world we live in, from the geography of our cities to our experience of time to our notions of gender. Then, delving into the history of the automobile's development, Standage explores the social resistance to cars and the upheaval that their widespread adoption required. Cars changed how the world was administered, laid out, and policed, how it looked, sounded, and smelled--and not always in the ways we might have preferred. Today--after the explosive growth of ride-sharing and years of breathless predictions about autonomous vehicles--the social transformations spurred by coronavirus and overshadowed by climate change create a unique opportunity to critically reexamine our relationship to the car. With A Brief History of Motion, Standage overturns myths, considers roads not taken, and invites us to look at our past with fresh eyes so we can create the future we want to see.

George's Secret Key to the Universe

By Stephen Hawking,Lucy Hawking
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 9781442430105
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 749
  • Pdf File: george-s-secret-key-to-the-universe.pdf

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In their bestselling book for young readers, noted physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, provide a grand and funny adventure that explains fascinating information about our universe, including Dr. Hawking's latest ideas about black holes. It's the story of George, who's taken through the vastness of space by a scientist, his daughter, and their super-computer named Cosmos. George's Secret Key to the Universe was a New York Times bestseller and a selection of Al's Book Club on the Today show.

A Very Brief History of Eternity

By Carlos Eire
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn Code : 1400831873
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 135
  • Pdf File: a-very-brief-history-of-eternity.pdf

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From the author of Waiting for Snow in Havana, a brilliant cultural history of the idea of eternity What is eternity? Is it anything other than a purely abstract concept, totally unrelated to our lives? A mere hope? A frightfully uncertain horizon? Or is it a certainty, shared by priest and scientist alike, and an essential element in all human relations? In A Very Brief History of Eternity, Carlos Eire, the historian and National Book Award–winning author of Waiting for Snow in Havana, has written a brilliant history of eternity in Western culture. Tracing the idea from ancient times to the present, Eire examines the rise and fall of five different conceptions of eternity, exploring how they developed and how they have helped shape individual and collective self-understanding. A book about lived beliefs and their relationship to social and political realities, A Very Brief History of Eternity is also about unbelief, and the tangled and often rancorous relation between faith and reason. Its subject is the largest subject of all, one that has taxed minds great and small for centuries, and will forever be of human interest, intellectually, spiritually, and viscerally.

A Brief History of Chinese Fiction

By Lu Hsun
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  • Publisher : Olympia Press
  • Isbn Code : 1608725944
  • Number of Pages :
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  • Reviews : 148
  • Pdf File: a-brief-history-of-chinese-fiction.pdf

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A Brief History of Chinese Fiction grew out of the lecture notes Lu Hsun used when teaching a course on Chinese fiction at Peking University between 1920 and 1924. In December 1923 a first volume was printed and in June 1924 a second volume. In September 1925 these were reprinted as one book. In 1930 the author made certain changes, but all subsequent editions have remained the same.

George and the Big Bang

By Stephen Hawking,Lucy Hawking
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1442440074
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 247
  • Pdf File: george-and-the-big-bang.pdf

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Explore how the universe began—and thwart evil along the way—in this cosmic adventure from Stephen and Lucy Hawking that includes a graphic novel. George has problems. He has twin baby sisters at home who demand his parents’ attention. His beloved pig Freddy has been exiled to a farm, where he’s miserable. And worst of all, his best friend, Annie, has made a new friend whom she seems to like more than George. So George jumps at the chance to help Eric with his plans to run a big experiment in Switzerland that seeks to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But there is a conspiracy afoot, and a group of evildoers is planning to sabotage the experiment. Can George repair his friendship with Annie and piece together the clues before Eric’s experiment is destroyed forever? This engaging adventure features essays by Professor Stephen Hawking and other eminent physicists about the origins of the universe and ends with a twenty-page graphic novel that explains how the Big Bang happened—in reverse!

George and the Unbreakable Code

By Stephen Hawking,Lucy Hawking
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1481466291
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 772
  • Pdf File: george-and-the-unbreakable-code.pdf

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George and Annie are off on another cosmic adventure to figure out why strange things are happening on Earth in the fourth book of the George’s Secret Key series from Stephen and Lucy Hawking. George and his best friend Annie haven’t had any space adventures for a while and they’re missing the excitement. But not for long, because seriously strange things have started happening. Banks are handing out free money, supermarkets aren’t able to charge for their products so people are getting free food, and aircrafts are refusing to fly. It looks like the world’s biggest and best computers have all been hacked. And no one knows why… It’s up to George and Annie to travel further into space than ever before in order to find out what—or who—is behind it.

Confessions of a Regressionist

By Barbara H. Pomar
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn Code : 9781475907421
  • Number of Pages : 292
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reviews : 906
  • Pdf File: confessions-of-a-regressionist.pdf

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For the past thirty-fi ve years, Dr. Barbara Pomar has guided her clients on journeys into their past lives. Confessions of a Regressionist presents both her personal account of her work with clients working to reverse past decisions to change the present and future and the theories behind the practice. For some, the very existence of past lives, let alone the ability to reconnect with them, is a point of spirited debate. Even so, Dr. Pomar has helped many to come to their own conclusions about the validity of this technique. Now, she guides readers on using her techniques to live more fully or mold their destinies. She also discusses theories on why and how past-life regression is possible. If youve ever struggled with how the possibility of past-life regression fits within your faith, Dr. Pomar off ers advice on how to evaluate your conflict. If you are a regressionist, Dr. Pomars work can help you realize that by helping your client, you also help past and future generations as well. If youve ever considered meeting with a regressionist, Dr. Pomar explains how this sort of experience can help you live more fully in the present, with joy, confi dence, and prosperityby releasing or neutralizing memories of harmful events.

A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy

By Stephen P. Schwartz
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn Code : 1118271726
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 469
  • Pdf File: a-brief-history-of-analytic-philosophy.pdf

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A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls presents a comprehensive overview of the historical development of all major aspects of analytic philosophy, the dominant Anglo-American philosophical tradition in the twentieth century. Features coverage of all the major subject areas and figures in analytic philosophy - including Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Gottlob Frege, Carnap, Quine, Davidson, Kripke, Putnam, and many others Contains explanatory background material to help make clear technical philosophical concepts Includes listings of suggested further readings Written in a clear, direct style that presupposes little previous knowledge of philosophy

The Big Bang and God

By Chandra Wickramasinghe,Theodore Walker
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn Code : 1137535032
  • Number of Pages : 230
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 562
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As advanced by astronomer-cosmologist Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomy, biology, astrobiology, astrophysics, and cosmology converge agreeably with natural theology. In The Big Bang and God, these interdisciplinary convergences are developed by an astronomer collaborating with a theologian.

George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt

By Lucy Hawking,Stephen Hawking
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn Code : 1416990577
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 228
  • Pdf File: george-s-cosmic-treasure-hunt.pdf

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George and Annie explore the galaxy in this cosmic adventure from Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking, complete with essays from Professor Hawking about the latest in space travel. George is heartbroken when he learns that his friend Annie and her father are moving to the US. Eric has a new job working for the space program, looking for signs of life in the Universe. Eric leaves George with a gift—a book called The User’s Guide to the Universe. But Annie and Eric haven’t been gone for very long when Annie believes that she is being contacted by aliens, who have a terrible warning for her. George joins her in the US to help her with her quest—and before he knows it, he, Annie, Cosmos, and Annie’s annoying cousin Emmett have been swept up in a cosmic treasure hunt, spanning the whole galaxy and beyond. Lucy Hawking's own experiences in zero-gravity flight and interviews with astronauts at Cape Kennedy and the Johnson Space Center lend the book a sense of realism and excitement that is sure to fire up imaginations. The book includes essays written by Professor Hawking and his colleagues, in which they provide the latest thoughts on space travel.

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication

By Susanna Hornig Priest
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Isbn Code : 145226578X
  • Number of Pages : 1144
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 508
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-science-and-technology-communication.pdf

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For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial In the academic world, the term "science communication" refers both to a set of professions (such as science journalism and public information work) and to an interdisciplinary scholarly research specialization. Much of this research is aimed at improving our understanding of the best ways to communicate complex information, especially to people who are not scientists. Science communication specialists are concerned with giving people useful information about health, environment, and technology – as well as science itself. In order to do this, we also need to improve our understanding of how people think, form opinions, and process information. Additionally, professional practitioners in science communication are engaged in strategic and ethical decisions every day, such as: How should reporters cover the issue of climate change? Should the views of scientists who do not believe that climate change has been caused by human activity be included alongside the views of those who do, in order to give a "balanced" story, or does this mislead the public into thinking that both of these positions are equally accepted within the scientific community? The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication provides information on the entire range of interrelated issues in this interdisciplinary field in one place, along with clear suggestions on where to begin the search for more. Geared towards undergraduate and graduate students in journalism, communication, mass communication, and media studies, as well as towards working journalists, public information officers, and public relations specialists, this encyclopedia introduces this vast, fascinating field while challenging the reader to question assumptions inherent in communication across disciplinary boundaries. Key Themes Associations and Organizations Audiences, Opinions, and Effects Challenges, Issues, and Controversies Changing Awareness, Opinion, And Behavior Critical Influences and Events Global and International Aspects Government Agencies (US) History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science Important Figures Journal Publications Key Cases and Current Trends Law, Policy, Ethics, and Beliefs Major Infrastructural Initiatives Practices, Strategies, and Tools Professional Roles and Careers Public Engagement Approaches Theory and Research Venues and Channels