The Universe Story

Author: Brian Swimme
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062508355
Size: 19.14 MB
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From the big bang to the present and into the next millenium, The Universe Story unites science and the humanities in a dramatic exploration of the unfolding of the universe, humanity's evolving place in the cosmos, and the boundless possibilities for our future.

Journey Of The Universe

Author: Brian Thomas Swimme
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300171907
Size: 20.55 MB
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The authors tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples. This book is part of a larger project that includes a documentary film, educational DVD series, and Web site.

A Secret Of The Universe

Author: Stephen L. Gibson
Publisher: Truth-Driven Strategies LLC
ISBN: 9780979388002
Size: 18.34 MB
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This is the story of two high-school pals from the Midwest for whom a personal tragedy sets in motion a journey of inquiry that spans a lifetime of cruel and glorious twists, and culminates in an astonishing discovery. Ian wants answers his faith can’t provide, so he abandons traditional religion and its magic, mysticism, and supernaturalism, turning instead to science and reason. Bill’s path has become that of a devoted Christian who sees the bountiful harvest that can be achieved through spirituality and faith. When profound revelations lead each friend to uncover shocking historical “secrets” in support of his own worldview, their odyssey plays out on a global stage, with tragic consequences. Only by embracing the inherent mystery and pain of their quest do Ian and Bill make the discovery that really matters—a genuine secret of the universe. As emotional and hopeful as it is hard-hitting and brutally honest, Gibson’s dramatic allegory is fundamentally about beliefs. It's about how we come to form "knowledge" about the big questions in life: God, sexual ethics, morals, political ideology—even which medical treatments we will choose to fight our cancers. More importantly, it's about how those beliefs affect our actions, our lives, and the world around us! Told through two friends’ struggle to make sense of life’s triumphs and tragedies—which they interpret through very different religious filters—A Secret of the Universe is both a mirror through which each of us can view our human fallibility, and an illuminating path out of the dogmatism and violence that ail us.

Across The Universe

Author: Alan Moore
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
ISBN: 1840237317
Size: 16.29 MB
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Collects stories written by Moore during the 1980s featuring superheroes in the DC universe, including Superman, Batman, the Vigilante, Swamp Thing, and Green Arrow.

The Little Book Of Big History

Author: Ian Crofton
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 9781782434306
Size: 19.82 MB
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From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between. Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics and biology to draw together the big story arcs of how the universe was created, why planets formed and how life developed, this creates a unique perspective from which to understand the place of mankind in the universe. Excited by the alternative 'framework for all knowledge' that is offered by this approach, Bill Gates is funding the Big History Project, which aims to bring the subject to a wider audience around the world. The Little Book of Big History breaks down the main themes of Big History into highly informative and accessible parts for all readers to enjoy. By giving a truly complete timeline of world events, this book shines a whole different light on history as we learned it and makes us think of our history - and our future - in a very different way.

Universe

Author: Peter Grego
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007214389
Size: 13.15 MB
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This work covers everything from the Big Bang and our understanding of the universe over time, to the Earth's formation, the Sun and how it affects us, the Moon and planets, and black holes and galaxies. It focuses on the basic history and science of the universe.

Creation

Author: Barry R. Parker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781489933324
Size: 17.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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I remember once watching a presentation of the creation of the universe in a planetarium. It was a fascinating experience: lights flashing, particles appearing to rush by as an explosive roar echoed throughout the planetarium. Then suddenly ... black ness. And after a few seconds ... tiny lights--stars blinking into existence. I tried to imagine myself actually going back to this event. Was this really what it was like? It was an interesting facsimile, but far from what the real thing would have been like. The creation of the universe is an event that is impossible to imagine accurately. Fortunately, this has not discouraged peo ple from wondering what it was like. In Creation I have attempted to take you back to the begin ning-the big bang explosion-so that you can watch the uni verse grow and evolve. Starting with the first fraction of a sec ond, I trace the universe from its initial dramatic expansion through to the formation of the first nuclei and atoms. From here I go to the formation of galaxies and the curious distribu tion they have taken in space. Finally I talk about the formation of elements in stars, and the first life on the planets around them.