Bending the Universe

Bending the Universe Author Justin Wetch
ISBN-10 1540863107
Year 2016-12-08
Pages 188
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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The Internationally Bestselling poetry book Bending The Universe is a collection of 100 original poems written by Alaskan artist Justin Wetch in five sections-- Society, Love, Life, Personal, and Nature. They encompass all aspects of life from a carefully considered, if pessimistic, perspective. Featuring incredible illustrations by Malachi Paulsen.

Bamboo Bending

Bamboo Bending Author Morgan Zo Callahan
ISBN-10 1494237172
Year 2014-01-19
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace
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In Bamboo Bending, distinguished teacher Morgan Zo Callahan weaves his multi-layered personal history into perceptive reflections on teaching, culture, and learning. His high-school and adult-school students motivated and pushed him to write this book, hoping that it would provide other students, teachers, and parents with encouragement and a direction for more effective and enjoyable scholarship. Morgan believes that by attentively sharing our stories and resources we can improve our schools and ourselves. Our minds and emotions must bend with flexibility, like a stalk of bamboo, to move the student-learner, whole and alive, toward maturity. Mixed with readings in educational literature, interviews with students and their parents, and anecdotes from the lives of his students, this mosaic of stories narrates Morgan's own ups and downs in various educational and cultural playing fields, which map a journey into adult life.With a seemingly bottomless appetite for knowledge, the author touches on high-school and adult education, teenagers, Special Education, Chinese culture, Latin American life, Buddhism, neuroscience, child prodigies, beauty in nature, the Black Madonna the hospice movement, Alzheimer's, friends who have enlightened him, dysfunctional families, the world's poor, Einstein's wisdom, and his anguish over his mother's struggle with death, He reflects on Tiger Moms, sleep, volunteerism, missed opportunities, pranking, neurobics, Fellini's La Strada, Matthew Shepard, the diminishment caused by rape and racial disparagement, and Rod Serling's “The Twilight Zone.” He is always learning, interpreting, and affirming the talents, positive growth, and enthusiasm of his students. That is how his own journey is defined. Bamboo Bending combines a personal journey of discovery with astute, well-documented suggestions for a more effective and holistic education system. Filled with interviews and anecdotes from his years of teaching—and supported by research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine—Morgan Zo Callahan's book will challenge, inspire, and motivate all who interact with people on a daily basis.

The Universe in Your Hand

The Universe in Your Hand Author Christophe Galfard
ISBN-10 9781250069535
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Flatiron Books
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"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to the rough suburbs of a black hole. It's friendly, excitable, erudite, and cosmic." —Jordan Ellenberg, New York Times besteselling author of How Not To Be Wrong Quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the Big Bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their language is the language of math. Which means that despite our best intentions of finally grasping, say, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, most of us are quickly brought up short by a snarl of nasty equations or an incomprehensible graph. Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way. Utterly captivating and entirely unique, The Universe in Your Hand will find its place among other classics in the field.

The Fabric of Reality

The Fabric of Reality Author David Deutsch
ISBN-10 9780141969619
Year 2011-04-14
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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An extraordinary and challenging synthesis of ideas uniting Quantum Theory, and the theories of Computation, Knowledge and Evolution, Deutsch's extraordinary book explores the deep connections between these strands which reveal the fabric of realityin which human actions and ideas play essential roles.

If

If Author David J. Smith
ISBN-10 9781894786348
Year 2014-08-01
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Kids Can Press Ltd
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If the Solar SystemÍs planets were shrunk down to the size of sports balls, and Earth were the size of a baseball, what size would the other planets be? If your lifespan was represented by a pizza divided into twelve slices, how many slices would represent your time spent in school? These questions and more are explored in this innovative and visually appealing book about very big concepts made accessible when scaled down to kid-friendly size.

The Universe Inside You

The Universe Inside You Author Brian Clegg
ISBN-10 9781848313545
Year 2012-04-05
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Icon Books Ltd
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Built from the debris of exploding stars that floated through space for billions of years, home to a zoo of tiny aliens, and controlled by a brain with more possible connections than there are atoms in the universe, the human body is the most incredible thing in existence. In the sequel to his bestselling Inflight Science, Brian Clegg explores mitochondria, in-cell powerhouses which are thought to have once been separate creatures; how your eyes are quantum traps, consuming photons of light from the night sky that have travelled for millions of years; your many senses, which include the ability to detect warps in space and time, and why meeting an attractive person can turn you into a gibbering idiot. Read THE UNIVERSE INSIDE YOU and you'll never look at yourself the same way again.

Bending Reality the Book

Bending Reality the Book Author Bernice Kelman
ISBN-10 9781426964503
Year 2011-08
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Trafford Publishing
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If you could converse with a wise spirit entity and ask any question you wished, what would you ask? "Bending Reality: The Book" traces a path that explores methods for dealing with life's everyday stresses and challenges and ways for expanding perception. By conversing with Sir Garrod, a spirit entity channeled through author Bernice Kelman, we can discover that we are much more than we thought we were and that reality is far greater than we have ever imagined. Everything that can be learned from him can be applied in very practical ways by learning how to find and use the energy of unconditional love to lead a more meaningful life. The spirit entity can provide guidance on a wide variety of questions, ranging from "How can I deal with my spouse, my boss, my mother-in-law?" to "Who was I in another life?" or "What happens when we die?" Sir Garrod explores the responses to these and other questions. He cautions, "Believe nothing, including what I tell you." "Bending Reality: The Book" provides the opportunity to test the spirit entity's ideas and suggestions and to see how they work for you.

A Universe from Nothing

A Universe from Nothing Author Lawrence M. Krauss
ISBN-10 9781451624472
Year 2012-01-10
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place. “Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?” One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theories that demonstrate not only can something arise from nothing, something will always arise from nothing. With a new preface about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs particle, A Universe from Nothing uses Krauss’s characteristic wry humor and wonderfully clear explanations to take us back to the beginning of the beginning, presenting the most recent evidence for how our universe evolved—and the implications for how it’s going to end. Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.

The Origins of the Universe for Dummies

The Origins of the Universe for Dummies Author Stephen Pincock
ISBN-10 9781119998198
Year 2011-02-15
Pages 348
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but don’t have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? ‘Course you do – and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most wonderful question there is! The Origins of the Universe For Dummies covers: Early ideas about our universe Modern cosmology Big Bang theory Dark matter and gravity Galaxies and solar systems Life on earth Finding life elsewhere The Universe’s forecast

The 4 Percent Universe

The 4 Percent Universe Author Richard Panek
ISBN-10 9781780741246
Year 2012-01-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Oneworld Publications
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It is one of the most disturbing aspects of our universe: only four per cent of it consists of the matter that makes up every star, planet, and every book. The rest is completely unknown. Acclaimed science writer Richard Panek tells the story of the handful of scientists who have spent the past few decades on a quest to unlock the secrets of “dark matter” and the even stranger substance called “dark energy”. These are perhaps the greatest mysteries in science,and solving them will reshape our understanding of the universe and our place in it. The stakes could not be higher. Panek’s fast-paced narrative, filled with original, in-depth reporting and intimate, behind-the-scenes details, brings this epic story to life for the very first time.

We Have No Idea

We Have No Idea Author Jorge Cham
ISBN-10 9781473660182
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'This witty book reveals the humbling vastness of our ignorance about the universe, along with charming insights into what we actually do understand' Carlo Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Reality Is Not What It Seems In our small corner of the universe, we know how some matter behaves most of the time and what even less of it looks like, and we have some good guesses about where it all came from. But we really have no clue what's going on. In fact, we don't know what about 95% of the universe is made of. So what happens when a cartoonist and a physicist walk into this strange, mostly unknown universe? Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson gleefully explore the biggest unknowns, why these things are still mysteries, and what a lot of smart people are doing to figure out the answers (or at least ask the right questions). While they're at it, they helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know about, from quarks and neutrinos to gravitational waves and exploding black holes. With equal doses of humour and delight, they invite us to see the universe as a vast expanse of mostly uncharted territory that's still ours to explore. This is a book for fans of Brian Cox and What If. This highly entertaining highly illustrated book is perfect for anyone who's curious about all the great mysteries physicists are going to solve next.

The Universe of Us

The Universe of Us Author Lang Leav
ISBN-10 9781449484477
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Planets, stars, and constellations feature prominently in this beautiful, original poetry collection from Lang Leav. Inspired by the wonders of the universe, the best-selling poetess writes about love and loss, hope and hurt, being lost and found. Lang's poetry encompasses the breadth of emotions we all experience and evokes universal feelings with her skillfully crafted words.

Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe Author Jennifer Niven
ISBN-10 9780141357065
Year 2016-10-06
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places comes a heart-wrenching story about what it means to see someone - and love someone - for who they truly are. Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed 'America's Fattest Teen'. But no one's taken the time to look past her weight to get to see who she really is. Since her mum's death, she's been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby's ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything. Everyone thinks they know Jack Masselin too. Yes, he's got swagger, but he's also mastered the art of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a secret: he can't recognize faces. Even his own brothers are strangers to him. He's the guy who can re-engineer and rebuild anything, but he can't understand what's going on with the inner workings of his own brain. So he tells himself to play it cool: Be charming. Be hilarious. Don't get too close to anyone. Until he meets Libby. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game which lands them in group counseling, Libby and Jack are both angry, and then surprised. Because the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. Because sometimes when you meet someone, it changes the world - theirs and yours. Jennifer Niven delivers another poignant, exhilarating love story about finding that person who sees you for who you are - and seeing them right back. Praise for All the Bright Places: 'If you're looking for the next The Fault in Our Stars - this is it' Guardian '[A] heartbreaking love story about two funny, fragile, and wildly damaged high school kids' Entertainment Weekly 'A do-not-miss for fans of Eleanor & Park and The Fault in Our Stars, and basically anyone who can breathe' JustineMagazine 'At the heart - a big one - of All the Bright Places lies a charming love story about this unlikely and endearing pair of broken teenagers' The New York Times Book Review

You Are the Universe

You Are the Universe Author Deepak Chopra
ISBN-10 9780307951854
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Harmony
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Now a New York Times Bestseller! "A riveting and absolutely fascinating adventure that will blow your mind wide open!" —Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world. What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality? In this brilliant, timely, and practical work, Chopra and Kafatos tell us that we've reached just such a point. In the coming era, the universe will be completely redefined as a "human universe" radically unlike the cold, empty void where human life is barely a speck in the cosmos. You Are the Universe literally means what it says--each of us is a co-creator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself: What Came Before the Big Bang? Why Does the Universe Fit Together So Perfectly? Where Did Time Come From? What Is the Universe Made Of? Is the Quantum World Linked to Everyday Life? Do We Live in a Conscious Universe? How Did Life First Begin? “The shift into a new paradigm is happening,” the authors write. “The answers offered in this book are not our invention or eccentric flights of fancy. All of us live in a participatory universe. Once you decide that you want to participate fully with mind, body, and soul, the paradigm shift becomes personal. The reality you inhabit will be yours either to embrace or to change.” What these two great minds offer is a bold, new understanding of who we are and how we can transform the world for the better while reaching our greatest potential.