Light of the Stars – Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth

Light of the Stars – Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth
Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of our own time, and shows how we as a civilization can only hope to survive climate change if we recognize what science has recently discovered: that we are just one of ten billion trillion planets in the Universe, and it’s highly likely that many of those planets hosted technologically advanced alien civilizations. What’s more, each of those civilizations must have faced the same challenge of civilization-driven climate change.

Written with great clarity and conviction, Light of the Stars builds on the inspiring work of pioneering scientists such as Frank Drake and Carl Sagan, whose work at the dawn of the space age began building the new science of astrobiology; Jack James, the Texas-born engineer who drove NASA’s first planetary missions to success; Vladimir Vernadsky, the Russian geochemist who first envisioned the Earth’s biosphere; and James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis, who invented Gaia theory. Frank recounts the perilous journey NASA undertook across millions of miles of deep space to get its probes to Venus and Mars, yielding our first view of the cosmic laws of planets and climate that changed our understanding of our place in the universe.

Thrilling science at the grandest of scales, Light of the Stars explores what may be the largest question of all: What can the likely presence of life on other worlds tell us about our own fate?

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A New Star Atlas for the Library, the School and the Observatory (Classic Reprint)

A New Star Atlas for the Library, the School and the Observatory (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A New Star Atlas for the Library, the School and the Observatory

The constellation boundaries are somewhat darker than I would have had them if I had not had to con sid er the requirements of beginners. It seems to me very necessary that the extent of each constellation should be recognisable at a glance (at least by most of those who will use these maps). Indeed, if no other means would suffice for this, the spaces should be coloured as in geographical maps. I think the pre sent arrangement meets all requirements.

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Secrets of the Stars (Classic Reprint)

Secrets of the Stars (Classic Reprint)
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Emerson once said: If the stars should ap pear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown 1.

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Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at http://www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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A New Star Atlas for the Library, the School and the Observatory (Classic Reprint)

A New Star Atlas for the Library, the School and the Observatory (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from A New Star Atlas for the Library, the School and the Observatory

The constellation boundaries are somewhat darker than I would have had them if I had not had to con sid er the requirements of beginners. It seems to me very necessary that the extent of each constellation should be recognisable at a glance (at least by most of those who will use these maps). Indeed, if no other means would suffice for this, the spaces should be coloured as in geographical maps. I think the pre sent arrangement meets all requirements.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at http://www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Big Bang: A Ladybird Expert Book (Ladybird Expert Series)

The Big Bang: A Ladybird Expert Book (Ladybird Expert Series)
Part of the ALL-NEW Ladybird Expert series. The greatest discovery in the history of science is that the universe has not existed forever but was born. There was a day without a yesterday . . . The Big Bang is an accessible, authoritative introduction for anyone looking to understand how the universe came to be. Written by award-winning writer and former astrophysicist Marcus Chown, The Big Bang details how 13.82 billion years ago all matter, energy, space – and even time – erupted into being in a titanic fireball. This mind-bending book addresses the big questions: What was the Big Bang? What drove the Big bang? And what happened before the Big Bang? The evidence for the Big Bang, it turns out, is all around us… Inside you’ll discover . . . – What Einstein missed – Why the universe it expanding – The elements that made up the Big Bang – Where the universe came from – And much more . . . Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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Universe in Creation – A New Understanding of the Big Bang and the Emergence of Life

Universe in Creation – A New Understanding of the Big Bang and the Emergence of Life
Offering a fresh take on what brought the world and us into being, Roy Gould helps us see the universe as the master of its own creation, not tethered to a singular event but burgeoning as new space and energy stream into existence. He explores whether life itself rather than a mere cosmic afterthought may be written into the basic laws of nature.
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The Big Bang: A Ladybird Expert Book (Ladybird Expert Series)

The Big Bang: A Ladybird Expert Book (Ladybird Expert Series)
Part of the ALL-NEW Ladybird Expert series. The greatest discovery in the history of science is that the universe has not existed forever but was born. There was a day without a yesterday . . . The Big Bang is an accessible, authoritative introduction for anyone looking to understand how the universe came to be. Written by award-winning writer and former astrophysicist Marcus Chown, The Big Bang details how 13.82 billion years ago all matter, energy, space – and even time – erupted into being in a titanic fireball. This mind-bending book addresses the big questions: What was the Big Bang? What drove the Big bang? And what happened before the Big Bang? The evidence for the Big Bang, it turns out, is all around us… Inside you’ll discover . . . – What Einstein missed – Why the universe it expanding – The elements that made up the Big Bang – Where the universe came from – And much more . . . Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.
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New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything

New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything
Introduction by Professor Stephen Hawking. When Edwin Hubble looked into his telescope in the 1920s, he was shocked to find that nearly all of the galaxies he could see through it were flying away from one another. If these galaxies had always been travelling, he reasoned, then they must, at some point, have been on top of one another. This discovery transformed the debate about one of the most fundamental questions of human existence – how did the universe begin? Every society has stories about the origin of the cosmos and its inhabitants, but now, with the power to peer into the early universe and deploy the knowledge gleaned from archaeology, geology, evolutionary biology and cosmology, we are closer than ever to understanding where it all came from. In the Origin of (almost) Everything, New Scientist explores the modern origin stories of everything from the Big Bang, meteorites and dark energy, to dinosaurs, civilisation, timekeeping, belly-button fluff and beyond. From how complex life evolved on Earth, to the first written language, to how humans conquered space, the Origin of (almost) Everything offers a unique history of the past, present and future of our universe.
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Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature

Conjuring the Universe: The Origins of the Laws of Nature
The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics?

Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.
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See It with a Small Telescope: 101 Cosmic Wonders Including Planets, Moons, Comets, Galaxies, Nebulae, Star Clusters and More

See It with a Small Telescope: 101 Cosmic Wonders Including Planets, Moons, Comets, Galaxies, Nebulae, Star Clusters and More
Small telescopes are affordable, backyard telescopes available at sporting goods stores and online ranging from $50.00 to $400.00 Books on small telescopes sell well, 50 Things to See With A Small Telescope published on Createspace has sold over 47,000 copies since 2013 Author is a telescope fanatic and runs a popular YouTube channel on all things “nerdy” with over 300k subscribers and 75 million views Includes a lay-flat binding and easy-to-understand maps for locating 100 different celestial bodies
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