War of the Worldviews: Science Vs. Spirituality by Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra

Bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the way forward for God,” one an articulate suggest for spirituality, the opposite a famous physicist.  This notable publication is the made from that serendipitous come across and the contentious—but respectful—clash of worldviews that grew in addition to their friendship. 

In War of the Worldviews those nice thinkers conflict over the cosmos, evolution and existence, the human mind, and God, probing the basic questions that outline the human experience.

How did the universe emerge? 
What is the character of time? 
What is life?
Did Darwin pass wrong? 
What makes us human?
What is the relationship among brain and brain? 
Is God an illusion?
This striking ebook will fascinate hundreds of thousands of readers of technology and spirituality alike, in addition to somebody who has ever requested themselves, What does it suggest that i'm alive?

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The Intelligible universe : an overview of the last thirteen by Julio A. Gonzalo

By Julio A. Gonzalo

This fascinating ebook studies WMAP s major effects (2003) and discusses intimately how the exact qualitative effects for the age of the universe and the Hubble consistent have been expected in an editorial released 5 years ahead of in Acta Cosmologica, Krakow. within the ultimate bankruptcy on Cosmic Numbers , it really is proven that, as a result of twist of fate at decoupling time among atom formation and matter/radiation equality, a cheap cosmic justification for the mass ratio of protons and electrons is acquired.

Contents: The Intelligible Universe (Shanghai/Madrid 1993): guy and His Universe; the significance of Precision; Relativistic Cosmology; Cosmology and Transcendence; The Cosmic heritage Radiation (El Escorial 1993): The COBE venture, through John C Mather; COBE Observations of the Early Universe, through George F Smoot; The final 13 Billion Years (Krakow, 1998/Madrid, 2002): unforeseen accident among Decoupling and Atom Formation instances; From the large Bang to the current; The Microwave Anisotropy Probe (Singapore/Madrid, 2005): The record of the WMAP s First 12 months statement within the manhattan occasions: 02/12/2003; The Medieval Roots of latest technological know-how (Oviedo, 2007): Why now not in China?; Tomas Aquinas and Roger Bacon; The knowledge of God Manifested within the Works of production; and different papers.

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Galaxy Morphology and Classification by Sidney van den Bergh

By Sidney van den Bergh

The category of galaxies in response to their form is a basic software in astronomy. it truly is via type schemes that astronomers construct a deeper figuring out of the way galaxies shape and evolve. This long-awaited ebook via one of many pioneers of the sector presents a concise and up to date precis of present rules approximately galaxy morphology and category. this is often the 1st publication devoted completely to the form and type of galaxies. It introduces the main known schemes, explains how they've got constructed and what they could let us know approximately galaxies. the writer indicates how very far-off galaxies (seen with the Hubble house Telescope, for example) usually defy regular type schemes. eventually, he appears to be like at contemporary paintings at the use of pcs to immediately classify electronic pictures of galaxies. This topical quantity offers graduate scholars and researchers with a distinct and quintessential reference at the category and form of galaxies.

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Asteroids, comets, and meteorites: cosmic invaders of the by Jon Erickson

By Jon Erickson

Sincerely written and good illustrated with black-and-white images, illustrations, and worthwhile tables, Asteroids, Comets, and Meteorites offers scholars, researchers, and normal readers with the main up to date info in this interesting box. From the times of the dinosaurs to our glossy atmosphere, this publication explores all features of those cosmic invaders.

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R-process: The Astrophysical Origin Of The Heavy Elements by Qian Yong-Zhong, Ernst Rehm, Hendrik Schatz

By Qian Yong-Zhong, Ernst Rehm, Hendrik Schatz

The r-process is an incredible mechanism for generating components heavier than Fe. during this e-book, a precis of contemporary advancements in theoretical, experimental and observational reports of the r-process are provided in 25 contributions. The accumulated papers are modern, entire and but concise. the subjects lined contain experiments on nuclei faraway from balance, nuclear idea enter for the r-process, observational and theoretical reports on abundances of heavy nuclei, and astrophysical versions of the r-process.

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Impact Jupiter: The Crash of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 by David H. Levy

By David H. Levy

On July sixteen, 1994 a world-shattering occasion happened that will rivet our recognition for 6 explosive days and pass directly to make heritage because the unmarried most crucial celestial occasion of the century. Comet Shoemaker-Levy nine crashed into Jupiter, altering perpetually our figuring out of comets and cosmic cataclysms. Our personal experience of safeguard could by no means be almost like the area witnessed fragment after fragment of the comet bash into Jupiter with the collective identical strength of a 50-million-megaton bomb. David Levy, co-discoverer of periodic Comet Shoemaker-Levy nine, stocks his once-in-several-lifetimes' tale from the time of the invention, with Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker, of this strange "squashed" comet to the later stunning revelation of listening to that "their" comet used to be destined to collide with Jupiter. by no means in recorded historical past has a comet created one of these catastrophic occasion as smashing right into a planet. impression Jupiter takes to the air the place David Levy's prior acclaimed publication, the search for Comets, left us. tremendous images of the affects, together with terrific colour photos, accompany David's poetic phrases, vividly bringing to existence his exciting tale. take pleasure in the phrases of 1 of the world's such a lot celebrated novice astronomers as he humbly and eloquently opens the great thing about the heavens to all who're curious.

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The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System (Series in by Michael M. Woolfson

By Michael M. Woolfson


Part 1 the final historical past: The constitution of the sun process. Observations and theories of celebrity formation. What should still a thought clarify? half 2 environment the theoretical scene: Theories as much as 1960. half three present theories: a quick survey of recent theories. The sunlight, planets and satellites. Planetary orbits and angular momentum. A planetary collision. The Moon. Smaller planets and abnormal satellites. Asteroids, meteorites and comets. half four the present kingdom of theories: Comparisons of the most theories. Appendices.


The beginning and Evolution of the sunlight procedure starts off through describing old, i.e. pre-1950, theories and illustrating why they grew to become unacceptable. the most half then significantly examines 5 extant theories, together with the present paradigm, the sun Nebula conception, to figure out how good they healthy with authorized clinical ideas and observations.

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The Origin and Evolution of Planetary Nebulae (Cambridge by Sun Kwok

By Sun Kwok

This authoritative quantity provides a completely smooth figuring out of planetary nebulae, integrating new advancements in stellar physics with the dynamics of nebular evolution. It covers the entire phases within the evolution of planetary nebulae, conscientiously synthesizes observations from around the spectrum and obviously explains all of the key actual approaches at paintings. specific emphasis is put on fresh observations from area, utilizing the Hubble area Telescope, the Infrared house Observatory and the ROSAT satellite tv for pc. assurance additionally describes intriguing chances equivalent to using planetary nebulae in picking the cosmic distance scale, the distribution of darkish topic and the chemical evolution of galaxies. This publication presents graduate scholars with an obtainable creation to planetary nebulae, and researchers with an authoritative reference. it will probably even be used as a sophisticated textbook at the physics of the interstellar medium.

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