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How the Universe Got Its Spots

How the Universe Got Its Spots

Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space

  • Author: Janna Levin
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 1400032725
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 225
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A physicist describes what we know about the shape, extent, origins, and evolution of the universe, the complexities of space and time, and the secrets of black holes, time warps, and other phenomena.

The Center of the World

The Center of the World

Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time

  • Author: June Howard
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0192554506
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 352
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Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time is a study of literary regionalism. It focuses on the fiction of the United States and considers the place of the genre in world literature. Regionalism is usually understood to be a literature bound to the local, but this study explores how regional writing shapes ways of imagining not only the neighborhood or the province, but also the nation, and ultimately the world. Its key premise is that thinking about place always entails imagining time. It analyzes how concepts crystallize across disciplines and in everyday discourse and proposes ways of revising American literary history and close readings of particular authors' work. It demonstrates, for example, the importance of the figure of the school-teacher and the one-room schoolhouse in local color and subsequent place-focused writing. Such representations embody the contested relation in modernity between localities and the knowledge they produce, and books that carry metropolitan and cosmopolitan learning. The volume discusses fiction from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, including works by Sui Sin Far/Edith Eaton, Sarah Orne Jewett, Ernest Gaines, Wendell Berry, and Ursula LeGuin as well as romance novels and regional mysteries.

The Incorporeal God

The Incorporeal God

An Insight into the Higher Realms

  • Author: Dr. Feridoun Shawn Shahmoradian
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 154627040X
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 326
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The Incorporeal God: An insight into the higher realms This is an awakening collection of essays, lucidly manifested to discern fact from fiction, where epistemology and the innate knowledge of the higher parameter are truly cultivated. The Incorporeal God insightfully delves into the nature of God, existence, consciousness, the fine-tuning of the universe, and faith-oriented phenomena. The Incorporeal God is an eye-opening masterpiece that insightfully covers spirituality, psychology, morality, and expressing on the essential merits, but is not coerced or deliberate in provoking conflict. It penetrates socio-cultural, socio-economic, and socio-political renditions of our contemporary lifestyle. Compellingly enough, it quenches the thirst of those inquisitive minds and gratifies the curiosity of the intellectuals that are apt to acknowledge the authenticity of the magnificent traces of God that is explicit and evidenced to the human mind and the nervous system via our senses. Present-day attainment is in modern science, in the quantum world, the world of string theory and the like have astonished even the most scholarly minded scientists and prominent philosophers beyond the times of Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, placing them in awe. So many show reverence for the subatomic particles, the unseen world, as most attesting to what we do not see, manages what we see, leaving no chance to sustain ideologies infested with superstition and construed with the idolatrous reasoning for upholding the truth behind existence. It tackles the ambiguities head-on, facing God and existence, where the immaculate traces of our phenomenal universe can solely lead to a supreme being and infinitely intelligent designer. As scientists tell us, even mass energy wears out, which calls for a creator to harness and deal with it, since with energy depletion, no life, from its infinitesimal to cosmically macro-level, is ever possible. “Superstition sets the whole world in flame, philosophy quenches them” (Voltaire). we live in an awakening era, it seems that beautiful minds are influenced with premonition as if they are mandated with a mission to perform gynecology into the womb of Mother Nature and give birth to yet another treasure, leaping into unveiling the mysteries of nature’s obscurities to emancipate man from the clutches of ignorance.

Worlds Without End

Worlds Without End

The Many Lives of the Multiverse

  • Author: Mary-Jane Rubenstein
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231156626
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 400
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“Multiverse” cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. While this idea has captivated philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now being considered as a scientific hypothesis—with different models emerging from cosmology, quantum mechanics, and string theory. Beginning with ancient Atomist and Stoic philosophies, Mary-Jane Rubenstein links contemporary models of the multiverse to their forerunners and explores their current emergence. One reason is the so-called fine-tuning of the universe: nature’s constants are so delicately calibrated, it seems they have been set just right to allow life to emerge. For some theologians, these “fine-tunings” are proof of God; for others, “God” is an insufficient explanation. One compelling solution: if all possible worlds exist somewhere, then it is no surprise one of them happens to be suitable for life. Yet this hypothesis replaces God with an equally baffling article of faith: the existence of universes beyond, before, or after our own, eternally generated yet forever inaccessible. In sidestepping metaphysics, multiverse scenarios collide with it, producing their own counter-theological narratives. Rubenstein argues, however, that this interdisciplinary collision provides the condition of its scientific viability, reconfiguring the boundaries among physics, philosophy, and religion.

Physics Before and After Einstein

Physics Before and After Einstein

  • Author: Marco Mamone Capria
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 1586034626
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 324
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It is now a century ago that one of the icons of modern physics published some of the most influential scientific papers of all times. With his work on relativity and quantum theory, Albert Einstein has altered the field of physics forever. It should not come as a surprise that looking back at Einstein's work, one needs to rethink the whole scope of physics, before and after his time. This books aims to provide a perspective on the history of modern physics, spanning from the late 19th century up to today. It is not an encyclopaedic work, but it presents the groundbreaking and sometimes provocative main contributions by Einstein as marking the line between 'old' and 'new' physics, and expands on some of the developments and open issues to which they gave rise. This presentation is not meant as a mere celebration of Einstein's work, but as a critical appraisal which provides accurate historical and conceptual information. The contributing authors all have a reputation for working on themes related to Einstein's work and its consequences.Therefore, the collection of papers gives a good representation of what happened in the 100 years after Einstein's landmark Annalen der Physik articles. All people interested in the field of physics, history of science and epistemology could benefit from this book. An effort has been made to make the book attractive not only to scientists, but also to people with a more basic knowledge of mathematics and physics.

The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

  • Author: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Page: N.A
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"Library catalogue in 1911" (31 p.) appended to v. 4.

Discover

Discover

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

  • Author: Gale Group
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage
  • ISBN: 9780787667016
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 452
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Prospect

Prospect

Politics, Essay, Review

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
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  • View: 1960
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Current Biography Yearbook

Current Biography Yearbook

  • Author: Maxine Block,Anna Herthe Rothe,Marjorie Dent Candee,Charles Moritz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography
  • Page: N.A
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