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Ripples of the Universe by Susannah Crockford

Title Ripples of the Universe
Author Susannah Crockford
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2021-06-03
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 248
ISBN 022677807X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Ask a random American what springs to mind about Sedona, Arizona, and they will almost certainly mention New Age spirituality. Nestled among stunning sandstone formations, Sedona has built an identity completely intertwined with that of the permanent residents and throngs of visitors who insist it is home to powerful vortexes—sites of spiraling energy where meditation, clairvoyance, and channeling are enhanced. It is in this uniquely American town that Susannah Crockford took up residence for two years to make sense of spirituality, religion, race, and class. Many people move to Sedona because, they claim, they are called there by its special energy. But they are also often escaping job loss, family breakdown, or foreclosure. Spirituality, Crockford shows, offers a way for people to distance themselves from and critique current political and economic norms in America. Yet they still find themselves monetizing their spiritual practice as a way to both “raise their vibration” and meet their basic needs. Through an analysis of spirituality in Sedona, Crockford gives shape to the failures and frustrations of middle- and working-class people living in contemporary America, describing how spirituality infuses their everyday lives. Exploring millenarianism, conversion, nature, food, and conspiracy theories, Ripples of the Universe combines captivating vignettes with astute analysis to produce a unique take on the myriad ways class and spirituality are linked in contemporary America.

Ripples in the Ether by David C. Somerville

Title Ripples in the Ether
Author David C. Somerville
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release 2022-06-12
Category Science
Total Pages 274
ISBN 1665598565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nikola Tesla suggested that one had to think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration to begin to explore the secrets of the universe. The author’s inspiration for this book arose from a lifelong involvement with the application of frequencies throughout his career in the Royal Air Force, along with his realization that all things are full of resonances. In striving to put aspects of resonances in our universe across the whole spectrum into context, he seeks to answer questions such as: • When does science fiction become science fact? • What do we know about energy and its origins? • Does time have a specific starting point? • What does the oscillating universe theory suggest about the Big Bang? The author also explores the nature of frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum, ranging from gamma radiation to visible light and continuing down to the lowest of frequencies, used in radio communication. The dangers that some of these frequencies may present in terms of direct exposure to both human and animal tissues are also discussed, along with some of the technicalities of design for their uses deriving from both manmade and natural sources.

The Universe by John Brockman

Title The Universe
Author John Brockman
Publisher Harper Collins
Release 2014-07-08
Category Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 0062296094
Language English, Spanish, and French
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John Brockman brings together the world's best-known physicists and science writers—including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Martin Rees—to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor. In The Universe, today's most influential science writers explain the science behind our evolving understanding of the universe and everything in it, including the cutting edge research and discoveries that are shaping our knowledge. Lee Smolin reveals how math and cosmology are helping us create a theory of the whole universe. Benoit Mandelbrot looks back on a career devoted to fractal geometry. Neil Turok analyzes the fundamental laws of nature, what came before the big bang, and the possibility of a unified theory. Seth Lloyd investigates the impact of computational revolutions and the informational revolution. Lawrence Krauss provides fresh insight into gravity, dark matter, and the energy of empty space. Brian Greene and Walter Isaacson illuminate the genius who revolutionized modern science: Albert Einstein. And much more. Explore the universe with some of today's greatest minds: what it is, how it came into being, and what may happen next.

The Other Side of Tomorrow Book Two by Bevin Sinclair Turnbull

Title The Other Side of Tomorrow Book Two
Author Bevin Sinclair Turnbull
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release 2011-07-12
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 118
ISBN 9781462888948
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Two is a continuation (from circa 1994) of an urban familys saga. Johnu Benin takes his mom to visit the Emerald Caribbean Isle of MONTSERRAT, where his family has deep roots. In spite of evil spiritual forces back in the States that might thwart his progress, separate him from his beloved daughter, and even threaten his life, Johnu Benin battles those forces with the prayers and love of his guardian angels, as well as his own steel determination and musical creativity. Interspersed among the flashback-and-forth episodes in Book Two are Johnus lyrics, the music to which can be found at http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BevinTurnbull. In other words, the story can be heard and felt through its soundtrack as well as read.

The Nine Numbers of the Cosmos by Michael Rowan-Robinson

Title The Nine Numbers of the Cosmos
Author Michael Rowan-Robinson
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 1999-10-21
Category Science
Total Pages
ISBN 0191505676
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How old is the universe? How far away are the galaxies and how fast are they travelling away from us? What is dark matter and why do astronomers think it pervades the universe? How heavy is the vacuum? How do galaxies form? Michael Rowan-Robinson answers these and many more questions in a highly original and intriguing way. He encapsulates our current knowledge (both what we do and don't know) of the origin and the nature of the universe into nine numbers. These cosmic numbers appear to be independent characteristics of our universe and include its age, the Hubble constant (a measure of its rate of expression), and the density of matter in the universe. Only one of the nine numbers is known with real precision, and four of them only poorly known. The complex ideas that underpin modern cosmology such as the origin of the elements and quantum theory are explained clearly and accessibly, and more speculative ideas like inflation and superstrings are also covered, but with a refreshing scepticism. While most of what we know has been learnt during the 20th century, Rowan-Robinson provides a historical perspective, paying homage to the achievements of the Greeks, Renaissance astronomers, and the age of Newton. He ends the book with a look to the future, predicting that with the further space missions we will accurately know the nine numbers described in this book by the year 2015, but concludes that the origin of the Big Bang itself will still be a mystery by the end of the twenty-first century, and perhaps even in the year 3000.

Ice Scientist by Sara L. Latta

Title Ice Scientist
Author Sara L. Latta
Publisher Enslow Publishing, LLC
Release 2009-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 134
ISBN 9780766030480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Explores different careers in the Antarctic using examples of real scientists in the field"--Provided by publisher.

Doomsday by Nigel Cawthorne

Title Doomsday
Author Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher Arcturus Publishing
Release 2013-07-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages
ISBN 1782127518
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Just how near is the end of the world? Behind the veil of safety of everyday life in the West lurks the sinister reality of a chaotic universe. Doomsday reveals the very real threats posed to modern civilisation as the 21st century progresses, and asks the question: Is humanity on the path to destruction? War, famine,plague, global warming, nuclear meltdown: all have the potential to extinguish life on Earth forever. While our technology can help us overcome these perils, that same technology may itself contain the seeds of catastrophe. In fifty compelling essays, including entries on mega-tsunamis, a new ice-age, a giant meteor strike, nuclear holocaust and nanotechnology running amok, Doomsday depicts the possible scenarios of annihilation to come and assesses our chances of survival, if any.

Ripples in Spacetime by Govert Schilling

Title Ripples in Spacetime
Author Govert Schilling
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release 2017-07-31
Category BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Total Pages 340
ISBN 0674971663
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The detection of gravitational waves—ripples in spacetime—has already been called the scientific coup of this century. Govert Schilling recounts the struggles that threatened to derail the quest and describes the detector’s astounding precision, weaving far-reaching discoveries about the universe into a gripping story of ambition and perseverance.

Title Gravity A Very Short Introduction
Author Timothy Clifton
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2017-02-16
Category Science
Total Pages 144
ISBN 0191045322
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gravity is one of the four fundamental interactions that exist in nature. It also has the distinction of being the oldest, weakest, and most difficult force to quantize. Understanding gravity is not only essential for understanding the motion of objects on Earth, but also the motion of all celestial objects, and even the expansion of the Universe itself. It was the study of gravity that led Einstein to his profound realisations about the nature of space and time. Gravity is not only universal, it is also essential for understanding the behaviour of the Universe, and all astrophysical bodies within it. In this Very Short Introduction Timothy Clifton looks at the development of our understanding of gravity since the early observations of Kepler and Newtonian theory. He discusses Einstein's theory of gravity, which now supplants Newton's, showing how it allows us to understand why the frequency of light changes as it passes through a gravitational field, why GPS satellites need their clocks corrected as they orbit the Earth, and why the orbits of distant neutron stars speed up. Today, almost 100 years after Einstein published his theory of gravity, we have even detected the waves of gravitational radiation that he predicted. Clifton concludes by considering the testing and application of general relativity in astrophysics and cosmology, and looks at dark energy and efforts such as string theory to combine gravity with quantum mechanics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The New Ambidextrous Universe by Martin Gardner

Title The New Ambidextrous Universe
Author Martin Gardner
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release 2005-06-24
Category Science
Total Pages 401
ISBN 0486442446
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This newly updated edition of a well-known work explores a pair of modern science's most fundamental discoveries: the asymmetric DNA helix and the overthrow of parity (left-right symmetry) in particle physics. Absorbing and thought-provoking, The New Ambidextrous Universe was written by Martin Gardner, one of Dover's most popular authors,.