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 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of essays on the cosmos, written by an American Museum of Natural History astrophysicist, includes "Holy Wars," "Ends of the World," and "Hollywood Nights."
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.
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."
Download or read book Death By Black Hole written by Neil deGrasse Tyson and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2014-09-02 with total page 0 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.
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 2017-08 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore the cutting-edge science of black hole research and discover fascinating interviews with respected scientists in the field.
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 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 The Pluto Files written by Neil deGrasse Tyson and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2014-09-02 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The New York Times bestseller: "You gotta read this. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life." —Jon Stewart When the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, "Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New York." Immediately, the public, professionals, and press were choosing sides over Pluto's planethood. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural and emotional view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning author and director of the Rose Center, is on a quest to discover why. He stood at the heart of the controversy over Pluto's demotion, and consequently Plutophiles have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third-graders. With his inimitable wit, Tyson delivers a minihistory of planets, describes the oversized characters of the people who study them, and recounts how America's favorite planet was ousted from the cosmic hub.
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 139 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “This gracefully written history of twentieth-century gravity research” brings to life the discoveries and developments that confirmed the theory of relativity (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Albert Einstein did nothing of note on May 29, 1919, yet that is when he became immortal. On that day, astronomer Arthur Eddington and his team observed a solar eclipse and found something extraordinary: gravity bends light, just as Einstein predicted. The finding confirmed the theory of general relativity, fundamentally changing our understanding of space and time. A century later, the Event Horizon Telescope examined the space surrounding Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, to determine whether Einstein was right on the details. In Gravity’s Century, award-winning science writer Ron Cowen brings to life the incredible scientific journey between these two events and sheds light on their groundbreaking implications. From the development of radio telescopes to the discovery of black holes and quasars, and the still-unresolved place of gravity in quantum theory, Cowen breaks down the physics in clear and approachable language. Gravity’s Century vividly demonstrates how the quest to understand gravity is really the quest to comprehend the universe.
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 Causality written by Jeaneane Fowler and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-21 with total page 437 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the concepts of cause and effect from two dimensions. The first concerns the macrocosm of the Universe and how each belief system views creation. The second dimension explores the ways in which beliefs about creation influence the microcosmic world in terms of the nature of the self, the proximate goals within each system, the answers each belief system offers to the presence of evil and suffering in existence, and ideas about the ultimate goal of release from them. All these ideas inform and are fundamental to the understanding of the present-day practices of different faiths, presenting challenges for scriptural testimony balanced with existential living. The final two chapters explore current research in physics concerning the beginnings of the cosmos and what implications such research might have for existence within it, with the final chapter examining scientific views of the nature of the self. Contents include: Judaic and Christian Traditions. Islam. Hinduism. Early Buddhism. Sikhism. Classical Taoism. Recycled Stardust. Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Atoms: The Life and Death of the Self.
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 149 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.
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 Cosmic Inflation Explained written by Kelly Blumenthal 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: Cosmic inflation is the theory that the early universe went through fast, exponential expansion for a fraction of a second after the Big Bang and then slowed down to the current rate of expansion. Simplified explanations of complex scientific concepts such as dark energy, dark matter, and the cosmic microwave background and dynamic images will help students comprehend how the study of cosmic inflation has reshaped our understanding of how the universe was born, evolved, and might be in the future. This book correlates with the Next Generation Science Standards' emphasis on scientific collection and analysis of data and evidence-based theories. Informative sidebars explore related timely topics in depth, while a Further Reading section provides several resources for additional study.
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 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of essays from "Scientific American" on modern physics, covering such topics as the origin of the universe, the nature of mass, the artificial creation of black holes, and string theory.
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.