- Filename: cosmos.
- ISBN: 9780307800985
- Release Date: 2011-07-06
- Number of pages: 352
- Author: Carl Sagan
- Publisher: Ballantine Books
RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science. Praise for Cosmos “Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true.”—The Plain Dealer “Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”—Newsday “Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.”—The Miami Herald “Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.”—Cosmopolitan “Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”—The New York Times Book Review NOTE: This edition does not include images.
- Filename: lost-in-the-cosmos.
- ISBN: 9781453216347
- Release Date: 2011-03-29
- Number of pages: 256
- Author: Walker Percy
- Publisher: Open Road Media
“A mock self-help book designed not to help but to provoke; a chapbook to inveigle us into thinking about who we are and how we got into this mess.” —Los Angeles Times Book ReviewPublished at the height of the 1980s self-help boom, Lost in the Cosmos is Percy’s unforgettable riff on the trend that swept the nation. Filled with quizzes, essays, short stories, and diagrams, Lost in the Cosmos is a laugh-out-loud spin on a familiar genre that also pushes readers to serious contemplation of life’s biggest questions. One part parody and two parts philosophy, Lost in the Cosmos is an enlightening guide to the dilemmas of human existence, and an unrivaled spin on self-help manuals by one of modern America’s greatest literary masters.
- Filename: the-life-of-the-cosmos.
- ISBN: 9780199839360
- Release Date: 1999-03-04
- Number of pages: 368
- Author: Lee Smolin
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before. Smolin posits that a process of self organization like that of biological evolution shapes the universe, as it develops and eventually reproduces through black holes, each of which may result in a new big bang and a new universe. Natural selection may guide the appearance of the laws of physics, favoring those universes which best reproduce. The result would be a cosmology according to which life is a natural consequence of the fundamental principles on which the universe has been built, and a science that would give us a picture of the universe in which, as the author writes, "the occurrence of novelty, indeed the perpetual birth of novelty, can be understood." Smolin is one of the leading cosmologists at work today, and he writes with an expertise and force of argument that will command attention throughout the world of physics. But it is the humanity and sharp clarity of his prose that offers access for the layperson to the mind bending space at the forefront of today's physics.
- Filename: the-cosmos.
- ISBN: 9781107687561
- Release Date: 2013-08-12
- Number of pages: 599
- Author: Jay M. Pasachoff
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An exciting introduction to astronomy, using recent discoveries and stunning photography to inspire non-science majors about the Universe and science.
- Filename: an-archaeology-of-the-cosmos.
- ISBN: 9780415521284
- Release Date: 2012
- Number of pages: 230
- Author: Timothy R. Pauketat
- Publisher: Routledge
An Archaeology of the Cosmos seeks answers to two fundamental questions of humanity and human history. The first question concerns that which some use as a defining element of humanity: religious beliefs. Why do so many people believe in supreme beings and holy spirits? The second question concerns changes in those beliefs. What causes beliefs to change? Using archaeological evidence gathered from ancient America, especially case material from the Great Plains and the pre-Columbian American Indian city of Cahokia, Timothy Pauketat explores the logical consequences of these two fundamental questions. Religious beliefs are not more resilient than other aspects of culture and society, and people are not the only causes of historical change. An Archaeology of the Cosmos examines the intimate association of agency and religion by studying how relationships between people, places, and things were bundled together and positioned in ways that constituted the fields of human experience. This rethinking theories of agency and religion provides readers with challenging and thought provoking conclusions that will lead them to reassess the way they approach the past.
- Filename: the-cosmos.
- ISBN: 0313332185
- Release Date: 2006
- Number of pages: 179
- Author: Craig G. Fraser
- Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Shows how our ideas about the size, shape, and composition of the universe came to be.
- Filename: the-cosmos-in-the-light-of-the-cross.
- ISBN: 1563384175
- Release Date: 2003-11-01
- Number of pages: 213
- Author: George L. Murphy
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Examines the science-theology conversation from the perspective of a theology of the cross.
- Filename: cosmos-the-infographic-book-of-space.
- ISBN: 1781314500
- Release Date: 2015-10-30
- Number of pages: 224
- Author: Stuart Lowe
- Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
Life. The Universe. Everything. The human race has always revealed an insatiable hunger to search "to infinity and beyond". In this truly mind-blowing book, partners in science Stuart Lowe and Chris North use cutting edge infographics to illuminate - in a new and unique way - the most amazing places and objects that modern science has laid bare. Featuring innovative, inspirational and original designs by leading authors in their field, COSMOS: THE INFOGRAPHIC BOOK OF SPACE delves into a truly international subject and will appeal to stargazers and space enthusiasts of all ages. Including the Big Bang itself, COSMOS: THE INFOGRAPHIC BOOK OF SPACE: Explores the secret lives of galaxies and starsâ?¿ Examines the thousand new planets now discovered beyond the Solar System, checking out their viability for alien lifeâ?¿ Chronicles the incredible instruments and machines that are discovering the hidden secrets of the Universe, from 'telescopes' atop the highest mountains to robotic explorers on distant worlds... Investigates the astounding technology used by human and robotic explorers as they push out beyond the Moon to Mars - and on towards the stars...
- Filename: calibrating-the-cosmos.
- ISBN: 9780387497686
- Release Date: 2007-04-05
- Number of pages: 301
- Author: Frank Levin
- Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book explains in clear, non-mathematical language the measurements and the interpretation of the resulting data that have led to the current understanding of the origin, evolution and properties of our expanding Big Bang universe. Theoretical concepts are emphasized, but no other book for the layman explains how model universes are generated, and how they function as the templates against which ours is compared and analyzed. Background material is provided in the first four chapters; the current picture and how it was attained are discussed in the next four chapters; and some unsolved problems and conjectured solutions are explored in the final chapter.
- Filename: chemistry-of-the-cosmos.
- ISBN: 078730140X
- Release Date: 1996-09-01
- Number of pages: 144
- Author: George W. Carey
- Publisher: Health Research Books
Some of the contents: "It" or the Eternity of Perfection; "The New Name"; the Day of Judgment; the Kingdom at Hand; Humanity's Ceaseless quest for End of Long Road, etc.
- Filename: genesis-of-the-cosmos.
- ISBN: 1591430348
- Release Date: 2004-04-15
- Number of pages: 384
- Author: Paul A. LaViolette
- Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Paul LaViolette reveals astonishing parallels between cutting edge scientific thought and early creation myths, and how these myths encode a theory of cosmology in which matter is continually growing from seeds of order that emerge spontaneously from chaos. Exposing the contradictions of the Big Bang theory, LaViolette leads us beyond the restrictive metaphors of modern science and into a new science for the 21st century.
- Filename: alexander-of-aphrodisias-on-the-cosmos.
- ISBN: 9004119639
- Release Date: 2001
- Number of pages: 187
- Author: Alexander (of Aphrodisias.)
- Publisher: BRILL
This is an edition of the Arabic versions of Alexander of Aphrodisias 'Treatise on the Principles of the Universe, with English translation, introduction and commentary.
- Filename: discovering-the-cosmos.
- ISBN: 0935702679
- Release Date: 1996
- Number of pages: 714
- Author: Robert Bless
- Publisher: University Science Books
This text has two objectives: to describe the leading ideas and concepts of modern astronomy; and to indicate how astronomy in particular and physical science in general developed, what its methods are, its goals and its limitations.
- Filename: man-and-the-cosmos.
- ISBN: 0517387697
- Release Date: 1982-08-18
- Number of pages: 352
- Author: Gerald E. Tauber
- Publisher: Random House Value Pub
Studies man's relationship with the cosmos by exploring the evolution of human concepts concerning the origins of the universe and chronicling the development of modern astronomy from antiquity to the present
- Filename: the-individual-and-the-cosmos-in-renaissance-philosophy.
- ISBN: 9780226096070
- Release Date: 2010-04-01
- Number of pages: 199
- Author: Ernst Cassirer
- Publisher: University of Chicago Press
This provocative volume, one of the most important interpretive works on the philosophical thought of the Renaissance, has long been regarded as a classic in its field. Ernst Cassirer here examines the changes brewing in the early stages of the Renaissance, tracing the interdependence of philosophy, language, art, and science; the newfound recognition of individual consciousness; and the great thinkers of the period—from da Vinci and Galileo to Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno. The Individual and the Cosmos in Renaissance Philosophy discusses the importance of fifteenth-century philosopher Nicholas Cusanus, the concepts of freedom and necessity, and the subject-object problem in Renaissance thought. “This fluent translation of a scholarly and penetrating original leaves little impression of an attempt to show that a ‘spirit of the age’ or ‘spiritual essence of the time’ unifies and expresses itself in all aspects of society or culture.”—Philosophy