Seven Brief Lessons On Physics

Author : Carlo Rovelli
ISBN : 9780399184437
Genre : Science
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Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems. Instant New York Times Bestseller “One of the year’s most entrancing books about science.”—The Wall Street Journal “Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics.”—The New York Times Book Review This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics briskly explains Einstein's general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role humans play in this weird and wonderful world. Carlo Rovelli, a renowned theoretical physicist, is a delightfully poetic and philosophical scientific guide. He takes us to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. The book celebrates the joy of discovery. “Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world,” Rovelli writes. “And it’s breathtaking.”
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Covariant Loop Quantum Gravity

Author : Carlo Rovelli
ISBN : 9781107069626
Genre : Science
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A comprehensible introduction to the most fascinating research in theoretical physics: advanced quantum gravity. Ideal for researchers and graduate students.
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Physics I For Dummies

Author : Steven Holzner
ISBN : 9781119296690
Genre : Science
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The fun and easy way to get up to speed on the basic concepts of physics For high school and undergraduate students alike, physics classes are recommended or required courses for a wide variety of majors, and continue to be a challenging and often confusing course. Physics I For Dummies tracks specifically to an introductory course and, keeping with the traditionally easy-to-follow Dummies style, teaches you the basic principles and formulas in a clear and concise manner, proving that you don't have to be Einstein to understand physics! Explains the basic principles in a simple, clear, and entertaining fashion New edition includes updated examples and explanations, as well as the newest discoveries in the field Contains the newest teaching techniques If just thinking about the laws of physics makes your head spin, this hands-on, friendly guide gets you out of the black hole and sheds light on this often-intimidating subject.
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Reality Is Not What It Seems

Author : Carlo Rovelli
ISBN : 9780735213944
Genre : Science
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“The man who makes physics sexy . . . the scientist they’re calling the next Stephen Hawking.” —The Times Magazine From the New York Times–bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, a closer look at the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions. He tells us how our understanding of reality has changed over the centuries and how physicists think about the structure of the universe today. In elegant and accessible prose, Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. This book culminates in a lucid overview of quantum gravity, the field of research that explores the quantum nature of space and time, seeking to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode—a vast universe still largely undiscovered.
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Das L Cheln Des Sisyphos

Author : Ray Müller
ISBN : 9783831257669
Genre : Philosophy
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In diesem Buch geht es um Freiheit. Doch die, die hier angesprochen wird, ist radikaler, als wir uns vorstellen können. Wenn wir sie realisieren, könnten wir nicht nur mit den Problemen unseres Alltags völlig anders umgehen. Unser ganzes Leben, unsere Existenz im Universum kann einen neuen Sinn bekommen. Dazu müssen wir alle Wissensgebiete nutzen, die uns zur Verfügung stehen, die Quantenphysik ebenso wie die Weisheitslehren, die es in allen Kulturen immer gab. Dieser Text ist ein Plädoyer für die Versöhnung von Wissenschaft und Spiritualität. Nur wenn uns diese gelingt, haben wir Menschen vielleicht eine Chance, die Probleme zu lösen, die auf uns zukommen. »Diese Verbindung aus Psychologie, Physik und Transzendenz ist wirklich ein lebensnützliches Werk.« Gert Heidenreich
Category: Philosophy

Lay Down Your Arms The Autobiography Of Martha Von Tilling

Author : Bertha von Suttner
ISBN : 1230315780
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. Ruin of the Austrian cause at Koniggratz.--Dr. Bresser at the seat of war.--I resolve to join him and seek for my husband. --Aspect of the railway station and line in a time of defeat. --The journey.--The regimental surgeon's experiences of the horrors of war.--I arrive at the seat of war and meet Dr. Bresser and Frau Simon.--Night journey to Horonewos.-- The horrors I saw there.--/ sink exhausted under them, and am carried back by Dr. Bresser to Vienna.--My father takes me home, and there I am joined by my husband, who had been wounded. The battle of Koniggratz had been fought Another defeat! And this time as it seemed a decisive one. My father communicated the news to us in such a tone as he would have used in announcing the end of the world. And no letter, no telegram from Frederick. Was he wounded? dead? Conrad gave his fiance"e news of himself--he was untouched The lists of the slain had not yet arrived, it was only known that there were 40,000 killed and wounded at Koniggratz; and the latest news I had had ran: "We are moving to-day to Koniggratz." On the third day still not a line. I wept and wept for hours: I could weep just because my grief was not quite hopeless; if I had known that all was over, there would have been no tears for my load of woe. My father too was deeply depressed. And my brother Otto was mad with thirst for revenge. It was announced that corps of volunteers were to be formed in Vienna. He wanted to join them. It was further announced that Benedek was to be removed from his command and the victorious Archduke Albert summoned to the north to take his place, and then perhaps there might yet be a rally; the overweening enemy, who wanted altogether to annihilate us, might be beaten back, as he would be...
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Mobius Dick

Author : Andrew Crumey
ISBN : 9781743281031
Genre : Fiction
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A tale of mobile phones, quantum chaos, music, madness, love... and whales. In 'Mobius Dick', physicist John Ringer receives a mysterious text message that triggers an investigation into the development of new mobile phone technology in a research facility outside a remote Scottish village. Already the world is becoming a very different place: amnesia, telepathy, false memory and inexplicable coincidences all seem to be occurring more frequently with humorous, brain teasing results. Could quantum experiments have caused the collapse of our universe's space-time continuum? Or could the multi-layered text we are reading come from another world altogether?
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World Piecebook

Author : Sacha Jenkins
ISBN : 3791344684
Genre : Art
File Size : 42.47 MB
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Graffiti goes global in this third volume of never-before-published blackbook drawings from writers around the world. Like the hugely successful volumes it follows, this latest collection mimics that most valuable of graffiti gear--the blackbook. Nearly 150 private drawings by top artists from every corner of the globe are featured in this volume. Mirroring the revolutionary format of their previous books Piecebook and Piecebook Reloaded, Jenkins's and Villorente's World Piecebook presents rare and personal illustrations straight from the collections of artists such as Atome, Demote, and Casino from Australia; Kas and Resm from Belgium; Swet, Bates, and Rens from Denmark; Virus, Zek, and Bacon from Canada; Lunar and Dock from Croatia; Oker, Drax, and Zombie from England; Lemon and Angel from Serbia; Os Gemeos, Nami, and Rio from Brazil; Dare and Ders from Switzerland; Shiro, Sniper, and Nezm from Japan; Rek, Ske, and Blend from Puerto Rico, and more. With an introduction by Sacha Jenkins, World Piecebook will be a must-have book for graffiti writers and their fans around the globe.
Category: Art

The Brain

Author : David Eagleman
ISBN : 9781101870549
Genre : Science
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Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are “you”? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human? In the course of his investigations, Eagleman guides us through the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, facial expressions, genocide, brain surgery, gut feelings, robotics, and the search for immortality. Strap in for a whistle-stop tour into the inner cosmos. In the infinitely dense tangle of billions of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see in there: you. This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life. (A companion to the six-part PBS series. Color illustrations throughout.)
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