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The First Three Minutes

The First Three Minutes

A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe

  • Author: Steven Weinberg
  • Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
  • ISBN: 9780465061709
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains to general readers what happened when the universe began, and how we know.

After the First Three Minutes

After the First Three Minutes

The Story of Our Universe

  • Author: T. Padmanabhan
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521629720
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 215
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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.

After the First Three Minutes

After the First Three Minutes

  • Author: Stephen S. Holt,Holt,Charles Leonard Bennett,Virginia Trimble
  • Publisher: Amer Inst of Physics
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 629
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After the First Three Minutes

After the First Three Minutes

  • Author: Stephen S. Holt,Holt,Charles Leonard Bennett,Virginia Trimble
  • Publisher: Amer Inst of Physics
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 629
  • View: 4952
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The Last Three Minutes

The Last Three Minutes

  • Author: Paul Davies
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780227620
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 176
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A fascinating account of current theories on the way the universe will come to an end The last three minutes of the universe has been the subject of much scientific and lay speculation for many years. Now, Paul Davies clearly and concisely sets out the arguments for three possible outcomes: 1) the universe will go on expanding indefinitely 2) it will slow down and eventually collapse into a zero space, the reverse of the Big Bang 3) it will reach a steady state neither expanding nor contracting but staying the same forever As a religious man, Davies is equally curious about the implications for humans: is there any sense in which humanity can expect to survive for eternity?

The First Interview, Third Edition

The First Interview, Third Edition

  • Author: James Morrison
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1606237985
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 370
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This indispensable clinical guidebook describes and illustrates how to conduct a successful diagnostic mental health interview. James Morrison details effective methods for posing clinical questions; what the clinician should ask to obtain complete, accurate information; and how to select the best strategy to meet any clinical situation. Throughout, the author interweaves research on what works in mental health interviewing along with fresh insights on how to build rapport and enhance patient motivation.

Dreams Of A Final Theory

Dreams Of A Final Theory

The Search for The Fundamental Laws of Nature

  • Author: Steven Weinberg
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407063960
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 272
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An understanding of nature's final laws may be within our grasp - a way of explaining forces and symmetries and articles that does not require further explanation. 'This starting point, to which all explanations can be traced, is what I mean by a final theory', says Steven Weinberg in this extraordinary book. In it he discusses beauty, the weakness of philosophy, the best ideas in physics and the honour of accepting a world without god.

Three Minute Therapy

Three Minute Therapy

  • Author: Michael Edelstein, Ph.D.,David Ramsay Steele, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0359071937
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 286
  • View: 2246
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Three Minute Therapy can help to change your life for the better. You will find yourself looking at life in a different way. Your emotional troubles will seem less mysterious and less powerful. If you take the trouble to learn the techniques explained in Three Minute Therapy, think about them, and apply them to your problems, you will be able to tackle difficulties that may have seemed impossible. Some of your worst fears and anxieties can diminish or dissolve away, and you will become more effective at pursuing your chosen life goals. The techniques used in Three Minute Therapy show you, clearly and simply, how you needlessly upset yourself, and it gives you many thinking, feeling, and action methods of reducing your disturbances while still retaining your main goals, values, and preferences. Three Minute Therapy can add years of healthier and happier living to your life. This book will show you how to change your thinking and change your life!

Gamma-ray Bursts

Gamma-ray Bursts

The First Three Minutes : Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Gräftåvallen, Sweden, 6-11 February 1999

  • Author: Juri Poutanen,Roland Svensson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Astronomy
  • Page: 305
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Annotation Papers from a February 1999 workshop discuss unresolved issues regarding prompt emission of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Themes are temporal properties, spectral properties, central engine and radiative mechanisms, spatial distribution, luminosity function, cosmological effects, and future missions. Specific topics include radiation from relativistic strongly magnetized outflows, quasi-thermal comptonization and GRBs, and cosmological signatures in temporal and spectral characteristics of GRBs. The volume lacks a subject index. The editors are affiliated with the Stockholm Observatory. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

A Tear at the Edge of Creation

A Tear at the Edge of Creation

A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe

  • Author: Marcelo Gleiser
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439127867
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 7705
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For millennia, shamans and philosophers, believers and nonbelievers, artists and scientists have tried to make sense of our existence by suggesting that everything is connected, that a mysterious Oneness binds us to everything else. People go to temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues to pray to their divine incarnation of Oneness. Following a surprisingly similar notion, scientists have long asserted that under Nature’s apparent complexity there is a simpler underlying reality. In its modern incarnation, this Theory of Everything would unite the physical laws governing very large bodies (Einstein’s theory of relativity) and those governing tiny ones (quantum mechanics) into a single framework. But despite the brave efforts of many powerful minds, the Theory of Everything remains elusive. It turns out that the universe is not elegant. It is gloriously messy. Overturning more than twenty-five centuries of scientific thought, award-winning physicist Marcelo Gleiser argues that this quest for a Theory of Everything is fundamentally misguided, and he explains the volcanic implications this ideological shift has for humankind. All the evidence points to a scenario in which everything emerges from fundamental imperfections, primordial asymmetries in matter and time, cataclysmic accidents in Earth’s early life, and duplication errors in the genetic code. Imbalance spurs creation. Without asymmetries and imperfections, the universe would be filled with nothing but smooth radiation. A Tear at the Edge of Creation calls for nothing less than a new "humancentrism" to reflect our position in the universal order. All life, but intelligent life in particular, is a rare and precious accident. Our presence here has no meaning outside of itself, but it does have meaning. The unplanned complexity of humankind is all the more beautiful for its improbability. It’s time for science to let go of the old aesthetic that labels perfection beautiful and holds that "beauty is truth." It’s time to look at the evidence without centuries of monotheistic baggage. In this lucid, down-to-earth narrative, Gleiser walks us through the basic and cutting-edge science that fueled his own transformation from unifier to doubter—a fascinating scientific quest that led him to a new understanding of what it is to be human.