Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe
Author: Stacy Palen,George Blumenthal
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN 10: 9780393533811
ISBN 13: 0393533816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Stacy Palen knows that introductory astronomy may be the only science course some students take in their college careers, so it's their best chance to develop scientific literacy. Education research shows that the best way to attain scientific literacy is through active learning. Understanding Our Universe, Fourth Edition makes it easier for instructors to help students understand the concepts and learn to value science by providing activities that can be used before, during, and after class. By expanding her pedagogy to include What If scenarios and What an Astronomer Sees figure captions, Stacy helps students build scientific literacy and to think critically about science in the media.

Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe
Author: Stacy Palen,George Blumenthal,Laura Kay
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN 10: 9780393631715
ISBN 13: 0393631710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Our Universe Book Review:

Research shows that active learning supports deeper, long-term understanding. The Third Edition text and media package gives students more opportunities to interact with astronomy--both in real life and online. The new edition provides all the resources you need to make it easy to incorporate active learning into the classroom.

Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe
Author: Stacy Palen,Laura Kay,George Blumenthal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-09-16
ISBN 10: 9780393631739
ISBN 13: 0393631737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe
Author: Stacy Palen,Laura Kay,George Ray Blumenthal
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-10
ISBN 10: 9780393614428
ISBN 13: 0393614425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Your Place in the Universe

Your Place in the Universe
Author: Paul M. Sutter
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN 10: 1633884724
ISBN 13: 9781633884724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Place in the Universe Book Review:

An astrophysicist presents an in-depth yet accessible tour of the universe for lay readers, while conveying the excitement of astronomy. How is a galaxy billions of lightyears away connected to us? Is our home nothing more than a tiny speck of blue in an ocean of night? In this exciting tour of a universe far larger than we can imagine, cosmologist Paul M. Sutter emphasizes how amazing it is that we are part of such a huge, complex, and mysterious place. Through metaphors and uncomplicated language, Sutter breathes life into the science of astrophysics, unveiling how particles, forces, and fields interplay to create the greatest of cosmic dramas. Touched with the author's characteristic breezy, conversational style--which has made him a breakout hit on venues such as The Weather Channel, the Science Channel, and his own popular Ask a Spaceman! podcast--he conveys the fun and wonder of delving deeply into the physical processes of the natural universe. He weaves together the past and future histories of our universe with grounded descriptions of essential modern-day physics as well as speculations based on the latest research in cosmology. Topics include our place in the Milky Way galaxy; the cosmic web--a vast web-like pattern in which galaxies are arranged; the origins of our universe in the big bang; the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy; how science has dramatically changed our relationship to the cosmos; conjectures about the future of reality as we know it; and more. For anyone who has ever stared at the starry night sky and wondered how we humans on Earth fit into the big picture, this book is an essential roadmap.

Your Place in the Universe

Your Place in the Universe
Author: Paul M. Sutter
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 1633884732
ISBN 13: 9781633884731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Place in the Universe Book Review:

An astrophysicist presents an in-depth yet accessible tour of the universe for lay readers, while conveying the excitement of astronomy. How is a galaxy billions of lightyears away connected to us? Is our home nothing more than a tiny speck of blue in an ocean of night? In this exciting tour of a universe far larger than we can imagine, cosmologist Paul M. Sutter emphasizes how amazing it is that we are part of such a huge, complex, and mysterious place. Through metaphors and uncomplicated language, Sutter breathes life into the science of astrophysics, unveiling how particles, forces, and fields interplay to create the greatest of cosmic dramas. Touched with the author's characteristic breezy, conversational style--which has made him a breakout hit on venues such as The Weather Channel, the Science Channel, and his own popular Ask a Spaceman! podcast--he conveys the fun and wonder of delving deeply into the physical processes of the natural universe. He weaves together the past and future histories of our universe with grounded descriptions of essential modern-day physics as well as speculations based on the latest research in cosmology. Topics include our place in the Milky Way galaxy; the cosmic web--a vast web-like pattern in which galaxies are arranged; the origins of our universe in the big bang; the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy; how science has dramatically changed our relationship to the cosmos; conjectures about the future of reality as we know it; and more. For anyone who has ever stared at the starry night sky and wondered how we humans on Earth fit into the big picture, this book is an essential roadmap.

Understanding the Universe

Understanding the Universe
Author: George Greenstein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-02-18
ISBN 10: 1139618873
ISBN 13: 9781139618878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A student-active introduction to astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand our universe and the scientific method. Within-text and end-of-chapter questions check understanding of concepts and require the student to think critically through astronomy-based problems. 'Nature of Science' and 'Detectives on the Case' sections in each chapter encourage students to take on the role of a scientist and so develop an understanding of how scientific progress is made, leading students through a chain of arguments of forming and testing hypotheses, in the context of specific astronomical topics. By focusing on key topics, the student is able to develop a deeper understanding of the core areas of astronomy. Math is used to make intuitive points and kept simple by using a two-track system to first describe the logic of the calculation followed by a more detailed example. Simple illustrations support the text and step students through concepts visually.

Our Universe

Our Universe
Author: Jo Dunkley
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-04-08
ISBN 10: 0674984285
ISBN 13: 9780674984288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Universe Book Review:

Jo Dunkley combines her expertise as an astrophysicist with her talents as a writer and teacher to present an elegant introduction to the structure, history, and enduring mysteries of the universe. Among the cutting-edge phenomena discussed are the accelerating expansion of the universe and the possibility that our universe is only one of many.

Astronomy s Limitless Journey

Astronomy s Limitless Journey
Author: Günther Hasinger
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-10-31
ISBN 10: 0824853636
ISBN 13: 9780824853631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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When observing the sky on a very clear, dark night, the soft glow of the Milky Way with its thousands of stars can be seen with the naked eye. Over the centuries since Galileo Galilei first pointed a telescope at the galaxy in 1609, this awe-inspiring yet easily visible panorama was our cosmos, our celestial world. With each new scientific discovery, however, this cosmos has grown dramatically, increasing rapidly over the last several decades. As we look deeper into space, the earlier phases of the cosmos are unveiled to us, but we know that even with the largest telescopes, we will see only a tiny fraction of the vast expanse of the universe. In Astronomy’s Limitless Journey, astrophysicist Günther Hasinger takes the reader on a journey to the far reaches of the universe—an exciting time travel that begins with the incredibly hot fireball of the Big Bang roughly 13.8 billion years ago and ends in distant eons with its cold, dark demise. In between lie the times in which extensive structures, galaxies, stars, and planets form. As the field of astrophysics and cosmology experiences a “golden age” due to larger telescopes, faster computers, and more sophisticated algorithms, fundamental changes are taking place in our understanding of space and time and of the origin and future of our universe. Hasinger thoroughly explains these fascinating revelations and describes the methods utilized in modern astrophysics. He cautions, however, that the boundaries between knowledge and ignorance shift constantly; where our knowledge is so incomplete such that we can only speculate, the journey becomes shaky. Indeed, every new discovery opens a further door to the unknown and with every answered question, we discover more locked doors still to be opened.

Understanding Our Universe

Understanding Our Universe
Author: Stacy Palen,Laura Kay,Bradford Smith,George Blumenthal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-11-21
ISBN 10: 9780393138184
ISBN 13: 0393138186
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Innovative pedagogy and unique application exercises teach students to apply what they've learned, as they learn it.

The Universe Life and Everything

The Universe  Life and Everything
Author: Sarah Durston,Ton Baggerman
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 9048539056
ISBN 13: 9789048539055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universe Life and Everything Book Review:

he way we understand the world we live in is changing. Our traditional understanding is being challenged by developments in physics, including quantum mechanics, and our inability to explain certain complex phenomena such as consciousness. In this book, scholars from a variety of backgrounds discuss how our understanding of our world is expanding to include such phenomena.

Our Mathematical Universe

Our Mathematical Universe
Author: Max Tegmark
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 038535049X
ISBN 13: 9780385350495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last—this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.

Galileo s New Universe

Galileo s New Universe
Author: Stephen P. Maran,Laurence A. Marschall
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1933771593
ISBN 13: 9781933771595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Galileo s New Universe Book Review:

About 44 years ago, Galileo looked to the sky with his perspicullum, or spyglass, and changed how we see the universe around us forever. Fast forward to the 21st century, when humans have walked on the moon half a dozen times and perspicullums, or telescopes, are several hundred times larger and gather images of phenomenon Galileo couldn't have fathomed. Co-written by the NASA-scientist and author of Astronomy for Dummies and an award- winning astronomy educator, Galileo's New Universe offers two centuries' differing views on the planets, sun, meteors and much more.

Understanding Our Universe The Solar System Astro 10

Understanding Our Universe  The Solar System Astro 10
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Ingram
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780393137132
ISBN 13: 0393137139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Archives of the Universe

Archives of the Universe
Author: Marcia Bartusiak
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2010-05-19
ISBN 10: 0307513238
ISBN 13: 9780307513236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An unparalleled history of astronomy presented in the words of the scientists who made the discoveries. Here are the writings of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Halley, Hubble, and Einstein, as well as that of dozens of others who have significantly contributed to our picture of the universe. From Aristotle's proof that the Earth is round to the 1998 paper that posited an accelerating universe, this book contains 100 entries spanning the history of astronomy. Award-winning science writer Marcia Bartusiak provides enormously entertaining introductions, putting the material in context and explaining its place in the literature. Archives of the Universe is essential reading for professional astronomers, science history buffs, and backyard stargazers alike.

Understanding the Universe

Understanding the Universe
Author: George Greenstein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2013-02-18
ISBN 10: 0521192595
ISBN 13: 9780521192590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Universe Book Review:

A student-active introduction to the key topics in astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand our universe and the scientific method. 'Nature of Science' sections in each chapter encourage students to take on the role of a scientist and within-text questions require critical thinking through astronomy-based problems.

At the Edge of Time

At the Edge of Time
Author: Dan Hooper
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 0691206422
ISBN 13: 9780691206424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At the Edge of Time Book Review:

A new look at the first few seconds after the Big Bang—and how research into these moments continues to revolutionize our understanding of our universe Scientists in recent decades have made crucial discoveries about how our cosmos evolved over the past 13.8 billion years. But we still know little about what happened in the first seconds after the Big Bang. At the Edge of Time focuses on what we have learned and are striving to understand about this mysterious period at the beginning of cosmic history. Delving into the remarkable science of cosmology, Dan Hooper describes many of the extraordinary questions that scientists are asking about the origin and nature of our world. Hooper examines how the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments re-create the conditions of the Big Bang, how we may finally discover the way dark matter was formed during our universe’s first moments, and how, with new telescopes, we are lifting the veil on the era of cosmic inflation. At the Edge of Time presents an accessible investigation of our universe and its birth.

Cosmology in Theological Perspective

Cosmology in Theological Perspective
Author: Olli-Pekka Vainio
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 149341450X
ISBN 13: 9781493414505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmology in Theological Perspective Book Review:

Olli-Pekka Vainio, a leading expert in science and theology, explores questions concerning the place and significance of humans in the cosmos. Vainio introduces cosmology from a "state of the question" perspective, examining the history of the idea in dialogue with C. S. Lewis. This work, which is related to a NASA-funded project on astrobiology, ties into the ongoing debate on the relationship between Christian theism and scientific worldview and shows what the stakes are for religion and theology in the rise of modern science.

Cosmology s Century

Cosmology   s Century
Author: P. J. E. Peebles
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 0691196028
ISBN 13: 9780691196022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmology s Century Book Review:

From Nobel Prize–winning physicist P. J. E. Peebles, the story of cosmology from Einstein to today Modern cosmology began a century ago with Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity and his notion of a homogenous, philosophically satisfying cosmos. Cosmology's Century is the story of how generations of scientists built on these thoughts and many new measurements to arrive at a well-tested physical theory of the structure and evolution of our expanding universe. In this landmark book, one of the world's most esteemed theoretical cosmologists offers an unparalleled personal perspective on how the field developed. P. J. E. Peebles was at the forefront of many of the greatest discoveries of the past century, making fundamental contributions to our understanding of the presence of helium and microwave radiation from the hot big bang, the measures of the distribution and motion of ordinary matter, and the new kind of dark matter that allows us to make sense of these results. Taking readers from the field's beginnings, Peebles describes how scientists working in independent directions found themselves converging on a theory of cosmic evolution interesting enough to warrant the rigorous testing it passes so well. He explores the major advances—some inspired by remarkable insights or perhaps just lucky guesses—as well as the wrong turns taken and the roads not explored. He shares recollections from major players in this story and provides a rare, inside look at how natural science is really done. A monumental work, Cosmology's Century also emphasizes where the present theory is incomplete, suggesting exciting directions for continuing research.

Enjoy Our Universe

Enjoy Our Universe
Author: Alvaro De Rújula
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN 10: 0192550179
ISBN 13: 9780192550170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enjoy Our Universe Book Review:

Enjoy Our Universe is a guide for an enjoyable visit to the Universe. The "Universe" refers to all "observable things," ranging in size from the entire cosmos to elementary particles. This small tome on fundamental physics, cosmology, Higgs bosons, time travel and all that, is unlike any other analogous book. Its scientific statements are correct or, at least, they coincide with the opinions held by the vast majority of experts. It establishes clear distinctions between things we know for sure — in the sense of having strong observational support for them — and things that we know that we do not know, or we do not understand. In this sense, it is scientifically honest. In descriptions of our Universe and of the way it functions, beauty is a recurring word. In an attempt to portray its beauty from the eyes of the beholder, the book is profusely illustrated. Its offbeat, tongue-in-cheek illustrations greatly enhance its readability, particularly in those chapters whose understanding, admittedly, requires a little extra effort. This book's idiosyncracies remind us of our own smallness and eccentricities even as we read about the logic, function and magnificence of the Universe.