Download or read book Death by Black Hole And Other Cosmic Quandaries written by Neil deGrasse Tyson and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2007-11-17 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects…with great humor, humility, and—most important—humanity." —Entertainment Weekly Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, Death by Black Hole explores a myriad of cosmic topics, from what it would be like to be inside a black hole to the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right. One of America's best-known astrophysicists, Tyson is a natural teacher who simplifies the complexities of astrophysics while sharing his infectious fascination for our universe.
|Publisher||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
|Release Date||: 2017-08-03|
|ISBN 10||: 1974200876|
|Pages||: 40 pages|
|Rating||: 4.2/5 (8 users)|
Download or read book Summary of Neil Degrasse Tyson s Death by Black Hole written by Sumoreads and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2017-08-03 with total page 40 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. Beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson debunks common myths and breaks down physics into terms any person can understand in his bestselling book, "Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries." This SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to "Death by Black Hole" to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis Include? An Executive Summary of the original book Editorial Review Key takeaways & analysis Brief chapter summaries A short bio of the the author Original Book Summary Overview Neil deGrasse Tyson tackles the oldest questions of the universe: how did it all come to be? What is it made of? And last, but not least, what is our place in the history of the cosmos? In his best-selling book, "Death by Black Hole," Tyson takes you on a journey through time and space, explaining scientific theories like the Big Bang in a simple, witty tone that will keep you glued to every page. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). SUMOREADS has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, "Death by Black Hole."
|Author||: Dirk C. Gibson|
|Publisher||: Bentham Science Publishers|
|Release Date||: 2015-02-24|
|ISBN 10||: 9781608059911|
|Pages||: 354 pages|
|Rating||: 4.6/5 (8 users)|
Download or read book Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Space Dangers Outer Space Perils Rocket Risks and the Health Consequences of the Space Environment written by Dirk C. Gibson and published by Bentham Science Publishers. This book was released on 2015-02-24 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Natural elements and cosmic phenomena in space, such as asteroids, comets, meteors, black holes and super bubbles pose a threat to the planet Earth and spacefarers in the near-Earth environment. Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Space Dangers describes these dangers in the near-Earth outer space environment. The uniquely risky nature of rocket transportation is documented and quantified. The human health consequences for vision, muscles, and the neurovestibular system, for instance, on exposure to an outer space environment, are also explained in this book. Readers will benefit from the extensive information offered within this text which is also accompanied with a bibliography of references. This book offers a comprehensive primer for anyone interested in space travel and associated risk assessment.
Download or read book Black Holes written by Sara Latta and published by Twenty-First Century Books. This book was released on 2017 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Since the eighteenth century, astronomers have predicted the existence of black holes. Now, sophisticated technologies are bringing us closer to seeing them in action. Meet the scientists whose work is radically shaping how we understand our universe."
Download or read book The Shadow of the Black Hole written by John W. Moffat and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-06-16 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Black holes entered the world of science fiction and films in the 1960s, and their popularity in our culture remains today. The buzz surrounding black holes was and is due, in large part, to their speculative nature. It is still difficult for the general public to determine fact versus fiction as it pertains to this terrifying idea: something big enough to swallow anything and everything in close proximity, with a gravitational force so strong that nothing, including light, can escape. In the fall of 2015, scientists at the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected the first sounds from black holes, brought to earth by the gravitational waves that emitted from the merging of two black holes 1.4 billion light years away in space. This confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, which Albert Einstein predicted in 1916. In the spring of 2017, physicists and astronomers who were working on the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project captured the first image of a black hole. This was the supermassive black hole hosted by the galaxy M87 in the constellation Virgo, 53 million light years away, and the image shows the shadow the black hole casts upon the bright light surrounding it. In this book, John Moffat shares the history of black holes and presents the latest research into these mysterious celestial objects, including the astounding results from gravitational wave detection and the shadow of the black hole.
Download or read book Neil deGrasse Tyson written by Jennifer Culp and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2014-07-15 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A black teenager in the ‘70s-era Bronx was fascinated by space and frequently took his telescope up to the rooftop. But his neighbors were frightened, thinking he was an armed burglar. They called the police. In the mid-1990s, this same person was named Director of the American Museum of Natural History’s world-renowned Hayden Planetarium. This enthralling biography of Neil deGrasse Tyson, America’s favorite astrophysicist, takes the reader from the hardscrabble streets of the inner city to the hallowed halls of science to the outer reaches of our galaxy and beyond. As this inspiring volume attests, Tyson’s life beautifully illustrates the maxim “through adversity to the stars.”
Download or read book Elementary Cosmology written by James J Kolata and published by Morgan & Claypool Publishers. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 122 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cosmology is the study of the origin, size, and evolution of the entire universe. Every culture has developed a cosmology, whether it be based on religious, philosophical, or scientific principles. In this book, the evolution of the scientific understanding of the Universe in Western tradition is traced from the early Greek philosophers to the most modern 21st century view. After a brief introduction to the concept of the scientific method, the first part of the book describes the way in which detailed observations of the Universe, first with the naked eye and later with increasingly complex modern instruments, ultimately led to the development of the "Big Bang" theory. The second part of the book traces the evolution of the Big Bang including the very recent observation that the expansion of the Universe is itself accelerating with time.
|Author||: Vincent L. Di Paolo|
|Release Date||: 2018-09-26|
|ISBN 10||: 9781546261186|
|Pages||: 146 pages|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (462 users)|
Download or read book Cosmic Visions Within the Microcosm of My Right Hemisphere written by Vincent L. Di Paolo and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2018-09-26 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “What happens to the information of a star system when it enters a galactic black hole?” Stephen Hawking “What are the functions of black holes?” “What is the probability of other intelligent planets within our universe?” “How did the human brain develop? Where does intelligence come from?” “How does myelin permit higher learning?” “Did the Supreme Being create the cosmos? And where is the Supreme Being now?” ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS AND MORE ARE ANSWERED IN THIS BOOK! A MUST READ FOR ALL WHO SEEK HIGHER INTELLIGENCE!!!
Download or read book Thinking of Questions written by Peter Limm and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2015-09-23 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is not a conventional book. It is designed to stimulate and challenge all people who are curious to find out about the world they inhabit and their place within it. It does this by suggesting questions and lines of questioning on a wide range of topics. The book does not provide answers or model arguments but prompts people to create their own questions and a reading log or journal. To this end, almost all questions have a list of books or articles to provide a starter for stimulating further reading. Once you start, you will be hooked! Never stop questioning.
Download or read book Gravity s Century written by Ron Cowen and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2019-05-06 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ron Cowen offers a sweeping account of the century of experimentation that has consistently confirmed Einstein’s general theory of relativity. He shows how we got from Eddington’s pivotal observations of the 1919 eclipse to the Event Horizon Telescope, aimed at starlight wrapping around the black hole at our galaxy’s center.
Download or read book Beyond Extreme Physics written by Scientific American and published by The Rosen Publishing Group. This book was released on 2008 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collection of articles examining some of the latest work in the understanding of physics, including black holes and string theory.
|Author||: Paul A. Czysz|
|Release Date||: 2017-08-30|
|ISBN 10||: 9783662547441|
|Pages||: 463 pages|
|Rating||: 4.6/5 (625 users)|
Download or read book Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems and Integration written by Paul A. Czysz and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-08-30 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The updated and expanded third edition of this book focuses on the multi-disciplinary coupling between flight-vehicle hardware alternatives and enabling propulsion systems. It discusses how to match near-term and far-term aerospace vehicles to missions and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, directly contributing to the next-generation space infrastructure, from space tourism to space exploration. This holistic treatment defines a mission portfolio addressing near-term to long-term space transportation needs covering sub-orbital, orbital and escape flight profiles. In this context, a vehicle configuration classification is introduced covering alternatives starting from the dawn of space access. A best-practice parametric sizing approach is introduced to correctly design the flight vehicle for the mission. This technique balances required mission with the available vehicle solution space and is an essential capability sought after by technology forecasters and strategic planners alike.
Download or read book Writing to Be Understood written by Anne H. Janzer and published by Cuesta Park Consulting. This book was released on 2018-08-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite nonfiction books so compelling, understandable, or enjoyable to read? They connect with you, as a reader. This book will help you recognize and apply the methods of your favorite writers to your own work. Writing To Be Understood is the thinking writer's guide to effective nonfiction writing techniques, such as: - Using analogies effectively to illustrate unseen concepts - Appealing to the reader's innate curiosity - Balancing humility with credibility For each topic, the book combines insights from cognitive science with advice from writers and expert practitioners in fields of psychology, technology, economics, medicine, policy, and more. Whether you're an expert trying to communicate with a mainstream audience or a nonfiction writer hoping to reach more people, Writing to be Understood will help you expand the impact of your words. Gold medal winner, 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards
Download or read book The Big Bang Explained written by Megan Ansdell and published by Enslow Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2018-07-15 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Big Bang theory describes the very beginnings of the universe, when it was infinitesimally small and infinitely dense, and follows its rapid expansion and evolution, from the formation of nuclei within the first few minutes to the creation of the first galaxies a billion years later. The Big Bang theory is a cornerstone of modern cosmology, and although astronomers cannot directly observe the birth of the universe, the theory is widely accepted because it makes concrete predictions of the current observable universe, which have been tested repeatedly with striking success. Supporting the Next Generation Science Standards' emphasis on scientific collection and analysis of data and evidence-based theories, this book will help students understand the observational evidence supporting the Big Bang theory and speculate on the ultimate fate of the universe it implies.
Download or read book The Story of the Cosmos written by Daniel Ray and published by Harvest House Publishers. This book was released on 2019-07-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe What do you see when you gaze at the night sky? Do you contemplate the stars as the random result of an evolutionary process? Or do you marvel over them as a testament of the Creator’s glory? Modern science has popularized a view of the cosmos that suggests there is no need for God and denies any evidence of His existence. But The Story of the Cosmos provides a different—and fascinating—perspective. It points to a God who makes Himself known in the wonder and beauty of His creation. This compilation from respected scholars and experts spans topics from “The Mathematical Creation and the Image of God” to “The Glorious Dance of Binary Stars” and “God’s Invisible Attributes—Black Holes.” Contributors include Dr. William Lane Craig, Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, Dr. Melissa Cain Travis, and Dr. Michael Ward. Come, take a deeper look at the universe…and explore the traces of God’s glory in the latest discoveries of astronomy, science, literature, and art.
Download or read book Seeking a New Theology written by David F. Marshall and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-08-04 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For those who think their beliefs are no longer valid, for all who wonder if there is any truth in religion, for anyone questioning why theology doesn't make sense—this is book for you. Here are arguments against some claims of faith. Science helps us gain new insights into what we used to believe. Recent discoveries in physics and other modern sciences have opened doors that may help you gain a new, more positive perspective on religion. For any of you who want to understand theological conundrums, here are some believable answers, including what happens when we die and whether we exist after death. A quick survey of world religions compares the beliefs of Christianity and how these present challenges lead to doubt; however, some interesting historical and scientific findings can aid you in gaining more insights which can foster your faith. These discoveries are capable of nurturing a sense of wholeness, overcoming doubts about the relevance of your faith. When that happens, your attitudes become more positive about learning what you can believe. This book helps you do that.
Download or read book And Then You re Dead written by Paul Doherty and published by Atlantic Books. This book was released on 2017-11-02 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Entertaining - if harrowing." - New York Times Book Review What would happen if you took a swim outside a deep-sea submarine wearing only Speedos? How long could you last if you stood on the surface of the sun? How far could you actually get in digging a hole to China? And Then You're Dead offers serious answers to these horribly interesting questions. Paul Doherty and Cody Cassidy explore the real science behind these and other fantastical scenarios, offering insights into physics, astronomy, anatomy and more along the way. Illustrated with straightforward technical art and leavened by small doses of dry humour, And Then You're Dead is both scientifically informative and gruesomely entertaining.