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 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.

The Universe in Your Hand

The Universe in Your Hand Author Christophe Galfard
ISBN-10 9781447284079
Year 2015-08-27
Pages
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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Imagine if The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy were a real, practical book about the mysteries of the universe... The Universe In Your Hand takes us on a wonder-filled journey to the surface of our dying Sun, shrinks us to the size of an atom and puts us in the deathly grip of distant Black Holes. Along the way you might come to understand, really understand, the mind-bending science that underpins modern life, from Quantum Mechanics to Einstein's theory of General Relativity. Through brilliant storytelling and humour rather than graphs and equations, internationally renowned astrophysicist Christophe Galfard has written an instant classic that brings the astonishing beauty of the universe to life - and takes us deep into questions about the beginning of time and the future of humanity.

Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe Author Jennifer Niven
ISBN-10 9780385755948
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
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A New York Times Bestseller 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 know who she really is. Following her mom’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. In that moment, 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 impossible art of giving people what they want, of fitting in. What no one knows is that Jack has a newly acquired 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 in new and bad-ass ways, but he can’t understand what’s going on with the inner workings of his 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 and community service—Libby and Jack are both pissed, 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. "Niven is adept at creating characters. . . . [Libby's] courage and body-positivity make for a joyful reading experience." --The New York Times “Holding Up the Universe . . . taps into the universal need to be understood. To be wanted. And that’s what makes it such a remarkable read.” —TeenVogue.com, “Why New Book Holding Up the Universe Is the Next The Fault in Our Stars” "Want a love story that will give you all the feels? . . . You'll seriously melt!" —Seventeen Magazine

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bending Reality The Book

Bending Reality  The Book Author Bernice Kelman
ISBN-10 9781426964510
Year 2011-08-19
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 Universe in the Rearview Mirror

The Universe in the Rearview Mirror Author Dave Goldberg
ISBN-10 9781101624296
Year 2013-07-11
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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“A great read… Goldberg is an excellent guide.”—Mario Livio, bestselling author of The Golden Ratio Physicist Dave Goldberg speeds across space, time and everything in between showing that our elegant universe—from the Higgs boson to antimatter to the most massive group of galaxies—is shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven all our recent discoveries about the universe and all the ones to come. Why is the sky dark at night? If there is anti-matter, can there be anti-people? Why are past, present, and future our only options? Saluting the brilliant but unsung female mathematician Emmy Noether as well as other giants of physics, Goldberg answers these questions and more, exuberantly demonstrating that symmetry is the big idea—and the key to what lies ahead. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Universe in a Nutshell

The Universe in a Nutshell Author Stephen W. Hawking
ISBN-10 9780553802023
Year 2001
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Bantam
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The author explores recent scientific breakthroughs in the fields of supergravity, supersymmetry, quantum theory, superstring theory, and p-branes as he searches for the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos.