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Astrobiology- the Origin of Life- and the Death of Darwinism: Evolutionary Metamorphosis

Astrobiology- the Origin of Life- and the Death of Darwinism: Evolutionary Metamorphosis Lowest used price: $7.50
Author: Joseph


General Relativity: An Introduction for Physicists

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Author: M. P. Hobson

After reviewing the basic concept of general relativity, this introduction discusses its mathematical background, including the necessary tools of tensor calculus and differential geometry. These tools are used to develop the topic of special relativity and to discuss electromagnetism in Minkowski spacetime. Gravitation as spacetime curvature is introduced and the field equations of general relativity derived. After applying the theory to a wide range of physical situations, the book concludes with a brief discussion of classical field theory and the derivation of general relativity from a variational principle.


Gravitational Physics of Stellar and Galactic Systems (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics)

Gravitational Physics of Stellar and Galactic Systems (Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics) Lowest used price: $25.00
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Author: William C. Saslaw

This text describes the gravitational interactions and evolution of astronomical systems on all scales, from small groups of stars through galaxies and clusters of galaxies to the Universe itself. In a rapidly developing area of astronomy, it is the first comprehensive treatise on the subject to be published since the early 1960s. Concentrating on the basic physics, at a graduate student level, it also develops many astronomical applications in considerable detail. The book is self-contained. Most results are derived from preceding ones in a straightforward way. It is written to bring out the physical content behind the mathematical formulae, and contains a number of exercises and suggestions for research topics. Bibliographies with nearly 300 selected references provide gateways into the literature.


The Book of Nothing

The Book of Nothing Lowest new price: $10.15
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Author: JOHN D. BARROW

What conceptual blind spot kept the ancient Greeks (unlike the Indians and Maya) from developing a concept of zero? Why did St. Augustine equate nothingness with the Devil? What tortuous means did 17th-century scientists employ in their attempts to create a vacuum? And why do contemporary quantum physicists believe that the void is actually seething with subatomic activity? You’ll find the answers in this dizzyingly erudite and elegantly explained book by the English cosmologist John D. Barrow.

Ranging through mathematics, theology, philosophy, literature, particle physics, and cosmology, The Book of Nothing explores the enduring hold that vacuity has exercised on the human imagination. Combining high-wire speculation with a wealth of reference that takes in Freddy Mercury and Shakespeare alongside Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking, the result is a fascinating excursion to the vanishing point of our knowledge.

From our modern perspective, it is easy to deride the wranglings of medieval scholars over the number of angels that could dance of the head of a pin and whether Nature abhors a vacuum. But as John Barrow reveals in this timely and important book, new discoveries in science have shown that these scholars were right to suspect that Nothing has hidden depths.

It is a concept shot through with paradoxes: even innocent-looking phrases like "Nothing is real" flip their meanings as we ponder them, like those illusions that look like a vase one moment, and opposing faces the next. Nothing is fertile, too, as Barrow shows via a stunning trick that allows every number one can think of to be built out of nothing at all.

But his book is about far more than mind games. Arguably, the most important discovery of 20th-century physics is that there is no such thing as nothing: even the tightest vacuum is teeming with subatomic particles popping in and out of existence, according to the dictates of quantum theory. Now, many astronomers suspect that such "vacuum effects" may have triggered the Big Bang itself, filling our universe with matter. Indeed, the very latest observations suggest that vacuum effects will dictate the ultimate fate of the universe.

As an internationally respected cosmologist, Barrow does a fine job of explaining these new discoveries. The result is a book that is required reading for anyone who wants to understand why there will be much ado about Nothing among scientists in the years ahead. --Robert Matthews, Amazon.co.uk

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Search for the Truth: Changing the World with the Evidence for Creation

Search for the Truth: Changing the World with the Evidence for Creation Lowest new price: $7.69
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Author: Bruce Malone
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Search for the Truth shares one method of tearing down the gates of deceit that grip our world.  This book is a compliation of articles which have been printed in dozens of public newspapers and church newsletters showing how well the evidence from science supports a Biblical creation viewpoint.  Permission is granted for others to do the same.  Also included is a sample of the many letters to the editor that resulted and the impact upon readers.

This book is divided into six sections corresponding to the different scientific disciplines dealing with the evidence for, or relevance of, creation.  Each section contains individual articles about evidence for creation from these varied scientific disciplines.  Anything in this book can be copied and shared with others or put to use as suggested in the last section by printing it in local newspapers.  The short chapters between the Search articles provide a running narrative of how this book came to be, how God has used my life and this material in miraculous ways, and how you can put the same information to use.

(Bruce Malone)

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A Brief History of Eternity: A Considered Response to Stephen Hawking's a Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Eternity: A Considered Response to Stephen Hawking's a Brief History of Time Lowest new price: $23.43
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Author: Roy E. Peacock
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How? Why?
These are the two great questions of human history. The first has fired the imaginations of great scientific thinkers and their investigations into the nature of the universe. How do planets move? How are time and space related? How did the universe begin and how will it end?
In A Brief History of Eternity, Professor Rot Peacock has two purposes. First. to trace the development of cosmology, the study of the universe. From Aristotle to Einstein, he shows us how each great thinker has relied and improved upon the thoughts of his predecessors in answering the hows of the cosmos. As he traces this development, he questions Stephen Hawking's idea of a universe with no beginning or end as presented in A Brief History of Time. Using clear, ordinary language, he employs the findings of astronomy and thermodynamics to present his case for a finite universe.
But Professor peacock has a second purpose. Above and beyond the hows of the universe are the whys: Why does the universe exist at all? Why does it appear to be finite? Why are the forces of nature so delicately balanced that the slightest difference would destroy all life? Science has difficulty answering these questions because they are ultimately philosophical and theological. Yet Professor Peacock believes science can give us insight into the whys of the universe and, in the final chapter, he reveals the answers which the great scientists discovered for themselves.

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Relativity: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity

Relativity: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity Lowest new price: $43.00
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Author: Hans Stephani
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this self-contained textbook provides a pedagogical introduction to relativity. It covers the most important features of special as well as general relativity, and considers more difficult topics, such as charged pole-dipole particles, Petrov classification, groups of motions, gravitational lenses, exact solutions and the structure of infinity. The necessary mathematical tools are provided, most derivations are complete, and exercises are included where appropriate. The bibliography lists the original papers and also directs the reader to useful monographs and review papers. Previous Edition Hb(1990): 0-521-37066-3 Previous Edition Pb(1990): 0-521-37941-5

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Transcendence of the Western Mind: Physics, Metaphysics, and Life on Earth

Transcendence of the Western Mind: Physics, Metaphysics, and Life on Earth Lowest new price: $9.15
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Author: Samuel Avery
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This title contains musings on physics, metaphysics, and life on Earth by theauthor of The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness.

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The Theory of Celestial Influence: Man, the Universe and Cosmic Mystery

The Theory of Celestial Influence: Man, the Universe and Cosmic Mystery Lowest new price: $84.33
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Author: Rodney Collin

Discusses the relationship between humanity and the universe and argues that the purpose of life is the achievement of a higher level of consciousness

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Mysteries of the Sacred Universe

Mysteries of the Sacred Universe Lowest new price: $51.00
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Author: Richard L. Thompson
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Although classical texts often have outmoded unscientific cosmologies, India’s Bhagavata Purana, upon closer examination, reveals a sophisticated cosmological system containing multiple levels of meaning that encode at least four different astronomical, geographical, and spiritual world models.

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