Skip to main content

Understanding Our Universe

In Order to Read Online or Download Understanding Our Universe Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you need to create a Free account. Get any books you like and read everywhere you want. Fast Download Speed ~ Commercial & Ad Free. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe Book
Author : Stacy E. Palen,Laura Kay,Brad Smith,George Blumenthal
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2011-11-01
ISBN : 9780393912104
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Includes Vocabulary Alert, Working It Out (mathematics), Reading Astronomy News, and Exploration boxes throughout the text.

Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe Book
Author : Stacy Palen,George Blumenthal,Laura Kay
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2018-01-09
ISBN : 9780393631715
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Research shows that active learning supports deeper, long-term understanding. The Third Edition text and media package gives students more opportunities to interact with astronomy--both in real life and online. The new edition provides all the resources you need to make it easy to incorporate active learning into the classroom.

Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe Book
Author : Stacy Palen,George Blumenthal
Publisher : W. W. Norton
Release : 2020-10-15
ISBN : 9780393533811
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Stacy Palen knows that introductory astronomy may be the only science course some students take in their college careers, so it's their best chance to develop scientific literacy. Education research shows that the best way to attain scientific literacy is through active learning. Understanding Our Universe, Fourth Edition makes it easier for instructors to help students understand the concepts and learn to value science by providing activities that can be used before, during, and after class. By expanding her pedagogy to include What If scenarios and What an Astronomer Sees figure captions, Stacy helps students build scientific literacy and to think critically about science in the media.

Your Place in the Universe

Your Place in the Universe Book
Author : Paul M. Sutter
Publisher : Prometheus Books
Release : 2018-11-20
ISBN : 1633884732
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

An astrophysicist presents an in-depth yet accessible tour of the universe for lay readers, while conveying the excitement of astronomy. How is a galaxy billions of lightyears away connected to us? Is our home nothing more than a tiny speck of blue in an ocean of night? In this exciting tour of a universe far larger than we can imagine, cosmologist Paul M. Sutter emphasizes how amazing it is that we are part of such a huge, complex, and mysterious place. Through metaphors and uncomplicated language, Sutter breathes life into the science of astrophysics, unveiling how particles, forces, and fields interplay to create the greatest of cosmic dramas. Touched with the author's characteristic breezy, conversational style--which has made him a breakout hit on venues such as The Weather Channel, the Science Channel, and his own popular Ask a Spaceman! podcast--he conveys the fun and wonder of delving deeply into the physical processes of the natural universe. He weaves together the past and future histories of our universe with grounded descriptions of essential modern-day physics as well as speculations based on the latest research in cosmology. Topics include our place in the Milky Way galaxy; the cosmic web--a vast web-like pattern in which galaxies are arranged; the origins of our universe in the big bang; the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy; how science has dramatically changed our relationship to the cosmos; conjectures about the future of reality as we know it; and more. For anyone who has ever stared at the starry night sky and wondered how we humans on Earth fit into the big picture, this book is an essential roadmap.

Understanding Our Universe Learning Astronomy by Doing Astronomy

Understanding Our Universe   Learning Astronomy by Doing Astronomy Book
Author : VÁRIOS AUTORES,George Blumenthal
Publisher :
Release : 2015-05-22
ISBN : 9780393274196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Influenced by astronomy education research, the Second Edition continues to lead the way by providing pedagogy and a learning package that facilitates learning by doing better than any other intro astronomy book.Written by two expert teachers and based on astronomy education research, Learning Astronomy by Doing Astronomy guides students through concepts, promotes quantitative literacy, and increases student confidence in their understanding of how the universe works.

Understanding the Universe

Understanding the Universe Book
Author : George Greenstein
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-02-18
ISBN : 0521192595
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

A student-active introduction to the key topics in astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand our universe and the scientific method. 'Nature of Science' sections in each chapter encourage students to take on the role of a scientist and within-text questions require critical thinking through astronomy-based problems.

After the First Three Minutes

After the First Three Minutes Book
Author : T. Padmanabhan
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998-02-05
ISBN : 9780521629720
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The evolution of our Universe and the formation of stars and galaxies are mysteries that have long puzzled scientists. Recent years have brought new scientific understanding of these profound and fundamental issues. In lively prose, Professor Padmanabhan paints a picture of contemporary cosmology for the general reader. Unlike other popular books on cosmology, After the First Three Minutes does not gloss over details, or shy away from explaining the underlying concepts. Instead, with a lucid and informal style, the author introduces all the relevant background and then carefully pieces together an engaging story of the evolution of our Universe. Padmanabhan leaves the reader with a state-of-the-art picture of scientists' current understanding in cosmology and a keen taste of the excitement of this fast-moving science. Throughout, no mathematics is used and all technical jargon is clearly introduced and reinforced in a handy glossary at the end of the book. For general readers who want to come to grips with what we really do and don't know about our Universe, this book provides an exciting and uncompromising read. Thanu Padmanabhan is a Professor at Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune, India. He is the recipient of numerous awards and author of three books, Structure Formation in the Universe (Cambridge, 1994), Cosmology and Astrophysics Through Problems (Cambridge, 1996), and, together with J.V. Narlikar, Gravity, Gauge Theories and Quantum Cosmology. He is also the author of more than one hundred popular science articles, a comic strip serial and several regular columns on astronomy, recreational mathematics, and the history of science.

Framework of Reality Understanding Our Subtle Spiritual Nature

Framework of Reality  Understanding Our Subtle Spiritual Nature Book
Author : Douglas Kinney
Publisher : Mira Digital Publishing
Release : 2014-06-06
ISBN : 0991226313
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Framework of Reality highlights unfolding developments that are revolutionizing our understanding of ourselves and our place in the universe. Scientists and scientifically trained researchers are providing us with a rich and expanding base of knowledge about strange and unusual phenomena observed in quantum physics, cosmology, biology, psychology, disease and healing, death, and reincarnation investigations. It is a companion book to Frontiers of Knowledge, which is a large research book with all the details and all the references. Framework provides all the same information in a summary form. (It can be considered the "Cliffs Notes" for Frontiers of Knowledge.) Insights from quantum physics suggest that the basis of our physical universe is mental—conscious thought. Other discoveries are causing us to redefine our concepts of mind and this elusive thing we call consciousness. The verified near-death out-of-body experiences (OBEs) show that consciousness can exist in a nonphysical form--indicating that mind is not tied to the physical brain. New concepts of reality are also needed to explain the incredibly fine-tuned characteristics of our physical universe. The mysterious nature of dark energy and dark matter suggests that their source resides in subtle-energy dimensions. Strong hints of subtle dimensions are also provided in near-death OBEs, subtle-energy healings, and documented accounts of very unusual mind-body effects. Thousands of between-lives spiritual regression cases and the deeper near-death experiences provide us with fairly consistent descriptions of a nonphysical realm populated by souls living in a highly developed culture that is interacting with humans. This revolutionary information demands a revised and expanded view of reality—one in which spirituality is the underlying source of reality. Highlights on all of the above and more are presented in Framework of Reality, and they provide readers with the outline of this new revolution in knowledge.

Understanding Our Mind

Understanding Our Mind Book
Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2008-11-01
ISBN : 1427095159
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Understanding Our Mind is an accessible guide for anyone who is curious about the inner workings of the mind. Originally released as Transformation at the Base, a finalist for the 2001 Nautilus Award, this seminal work on Buddhist applied psychology features a new introduction by Dharma teacher Reb Anderson. Understanding Our Mind is based on fifty verses on the nature of consciousness taken from the great fifth-century Buddhist master Vasubandhu. With compassion and insight, Nhat Hanh reveals how these ancient teachings can be applied to the modern world. Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing and embracing the nature of our feelings and perceptions. The quality of our lives, he says, depends on the quality of the seeds in our minds. Buddhism teaches us how to nourish the seeds of joy and transform the seeds of suffering so that our understanding, love, and compassion can flower.

Enjoy Our Universe

Enjoy Our Universe Book
Author : Alvaro De Rújula
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018-06-28
ISBN : 0192550179
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Enjoy Our Universe is a guide for an enjoyable visit to the Universe. The "Universe" refers to all "observable things," ranging in size from the entire cosmos to elementary particles. This small tome on fundamental physics, cosmology, Higgs bosons, time travel and all that, is unlike any other analogous book. Its scientific statements are correct or, at least, they coincide with the opinions held by the vast majority of experts. It establishes clear distinctions between things we know for sure — in the sense of having strong observational support for them — and things that we know that we do not know, or we do not understand. In this sense, it is scientifically honest. In descriptions of our Universe and of the way it functions, beauty is a recurring word. In an attempt to portray its beauty from the eyes of the beholder, the book is profusely illustrated. Its offbeat, tongue-in-cheek illustrations greatly enhance its readability, particularly in those chapters whose understanding, admittedly, requires a little extra effort. This book's idiosyncracies remind us of our own smallness and eccentricities even as we read about the logic, function and magnificence of the Universe.

At the Edge of Time

At the Edge of Time Book
Author : Dan Hooper
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2019-11-05
ISBN : 0691197008
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

A new look at the first few seconds after the Big Bang—and how research into these moments continues to revolutionize our understanding of our universe Scientists in the past few decades have made crucial discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. But there remains a critical gap in our knowledge: we still know very little about what happened in the first seconds after the Big Bang. At the Edge of Time focuses on what we have recently learned and are still striving to understand about this most essential and mysterious period of time at the beginning of cosmic history. Taking readers into the remarkable world of cosmology, Dan Hooper describes many of the extraordinary and perplexing questions that scientists are asking about the origin and nature of our world. Hooper examines how we are using the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments to re-create the conditions of the Big Bang and test promising theories for how and why our universe came to contain so much matter and so little antimatter. We may be poised to finally discover how dark matter was formed during our universe’s first moments, and, with new telescopes, we are also lifting the veil on the era of cosmic inflation, which led to the creation of our world as we know it. Wrestling with the mysteries surrounding the initial moments that followed the Big Bang, At the Edge of Time presents an accessible investigation of our universe and its origin.

Unfolding Our Universe

Unfolding Our Universe Book
Author : Iain Nicolson
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1999-10-28
ISBN : 9780521592703
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

This beginner's guide to the science of astronomy also explores the current work of professionals in the field. 120 color plates. 108 line diagrams.

Our Universe

Our Universe Book
Author : Jo Dunkley
Publisher : Pelican
Release : 2020-01-30
ISBN : 9780241235874
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Jo Dunkley combines her expertise as an astrophysicist with her talents as a writer and teacher to present an elegant introduction to the structure, history, and enduring mysteries of the universe. Among the cutting-edge phenomena discussed are the accelerating expansion of the universe and the possibility that our universe is only one of many.

Our Universe

Our Universe Book
Author : Jo Dunkley
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release : 2019-01-31
ISBN : 0241235901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

A world-renowned astrophysicist takes us through the huge, unfolding history of the universe The night sky is an endless source of wonder and mystery. For thousands of years it has been at the heart of scientific and philosophical inquiry, from the first star catalogues etched into ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets to the metres-wide telescopes constructed in Chile's Atacama Desert today. On a clear night it is hard not to look up and pick out familiar constellations, and to think of the visionary minds who pioneered our understanding of what lies beyond. In this thrilling new guide to our Universe and how it works, Professor of Astrophysics Jo Dunkley reveals how it only becomes more beautiful and exciting the more we discover about it. With warmth and clarity, Dunkley takes us from the very basics - why the Earth orbits the Sun, and how our Moon works - right up to massive, strange phenomena like superclusters, quasars, and the geometry of spacetime. As she does so, Dunkley unfurls the history of humankind's heroic journey to understand the history and structure of the cosmos, revealing the extraordinary, little-known stories of astronomy pioneers including Williamina Fleming, Vera Rubin and Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Illuminating and uplifting, this is your essential guide to the biggest subject of all.

Trillion Years Universe Theory

Trillion Years Universe Theory Book
Author : Ed Lukowich
Publisher : Jepko Publishing
Release : 2015-02-26
ISBN : 0991840836
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

2nd book in the 5 book Trillion Theory series by Canadian cosmology writer Ed Lukowich. Are you looking to read a new universe theory? Trillion Years Universe Theory brings a powerful new voice to cosmology universe theory. The new controversial concepts in this book challenge old Big Bang Theory. Whereas, Trillion Theory provides an incredible exploration into the origin and age of our universe. Discover how powerful black holes have played a vital integral role. Read about how our universe began small and grew over a trillion year history to its present enormous size with billions of galaxies, quintillions of stars, and billions of solar systems. Author Ed Lukowich reveals: "The stars in our present sky are merely the current rendition. Just one story in the amazing trillion year history of our universe." About the Author: Ed Lukowich is also the author of the futuristic novel entitled 'The Trillionist.' Ed a former world curling champion and Olympian turned sci-fi and cosmology writer. See website www.trillionist.com for both books and e-books.

A Universe From Nothing

A Universe From Nothing Book
Author : Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-09-13
ISBN : 1471112691
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

Internationally renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the biggest philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why does anything exist? And how is it all going to end? 'Why is there something rather than nothing?' is the question atheists and scientists are always asked, and until now there has not been a satisfying scientific answer. Today, exciting scientific advances provide new insight into this cosmological mystery: not only can something arise from nothing, but something will always arise from nothing. A mind-bending trip back to the beginning of the beginning, A Universe from Nothing authoritatively presents the most recent evidence that explains how our universe evolved - and the implications for how it's going to end. It will provoke, challenge, and delight readers to look at the most basic underpinnings of existence in a whole new way. In the words of Richard Dawkins: this could potentially be the most important scientific book since Darwin's On the Origin of Species.

Decoding the Universe

Decoding the Universe Book
Author : Charles Seife
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2007-01-30
ISBN : 1101201274
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The author of Zero explains the scientific revolution that is transforming the way we understand our world Previously the domain of philosophers and linguists, information theory has now moved beyond the province of code breakers to become the crucial science of our time. In Decoding the Universe, Charles Seife draws on his gift for making cutting-edge science accessible to explain how this new tool is deciphering everything from the purpose of our DNA to the parallel universes of our Byzantine cosmos. The result is an exhilarating adventure that deftly combines cryptology, physics, biology, and mathematics to cast light on the new understanding of the laws that govern life and the universe.

Understanding Infinity

Understanding Infinity Book
Author : John Appert
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2010-10-22
ISBN : 9781452044972
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

GET BOOK

Book Description :

The book is about the Father Almighty or Infinity, and what He wants all people to understand about life on earth, following His commandments, how to obtain eternal life, what is your soul, and what happens to the soul at the time of your death. This writing comes directly from Infinity by revelations and visions sent to me by The Father Almighty. It also contains new information about the second coming of Jesus, and should be read by all people of this time.