So beschissen schön ist nur das Leben

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson

Publisher: Arena Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3401807668

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 360

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Drew ist überall bekannt im Krankenhaus und kommt und geht, wie er will. Er hilft, wo er kann, und jeder sieht in ihm einen Freund. Aber nie fragt sich jemand: Wer ist Drew eigentlich? Denn er ist weder Patient im Krankenhaus noch Angestellter dort. Als eines Tages Rusty eingeliefert wird, ein schwerverletzter Junge, der das Leben außerhalb des Krankenhauses ebenso zu fürchten scheint wie er, steht Drew vor einer großen Entscheidung: Traut er sich mit Hilfe von Rusty, da draußen endlich wieder ein richtiges Leben zu führen?

At the Edge of the Universe

Author: Shaun David Hutchinson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481449680

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

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From the author of We Are the Ants and The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes the heartbreaking story of a boy who believes the universe is slowly shrinking as things he remembers are being erased from others’ memories. Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished. More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie. Ozzie doesn’t know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon he suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking. When Ozzie is paired up with new student Calvin on a physics project, he begins to wonder if Calvin could somehow be involved. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy. But Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy—that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again. And he’s determined to keep it open as long as it takes to get his boyfriend back.

At the Edge of the Universe

Author: Alan Wright,Hilary Wright

Publisher: Halsted Press

ISBN: 9780130506269

Category: Science

Page: 230

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This study, which outlines the present search for distant objects in the observable universe, discusses search techniques and presents results which aim to update understanding of the universe's structure and evolution.

Space

From Earth to the Edge of the Universe

Author: Carole Stott,Robert Dinwiddie,Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405365714

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Take an incredible journey through Space, starting from a launchpad on earth, to the solar system, the Milky Way and beyond, and finally to the very edges of the visible universe. Featuring the latest spectacular images from NASA and other sources, including more than 100 pictures released during the last two years, makes this a journey of a lifetime. Discover the technology and spacecrafts behind these extraordinary journeys, learn more about planets, asteroids, and galaxies as they are introduced and supported with explanatory artworks and find out about the important discoveries that have been made

At the Edge of All-That-Is, a Journey Into the Art of the Universe

Author: Stefan Schadwinkel

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411636147

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 112

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This book unfolds a non-dualistic world view, a view of Unity. That view is applied to topical scientific and philosophical issues, like Time, the Brain, Chaos and Order, the Human Immune System and Quantum Physics. It is a practical guide to navigate around common scientific, philosophical and spiritual pitfalls. With powerful, inspiring lyric and vivid metaphors, the reader is guided to realize and engage the full human potential. Awe inspiring sacred geometry is described and very advanced Mer-Ka-Ba activation techniques are unveiled. The nature of Mer-Ka-Ba fields is explained and related to the universe as a whole. Connecting the eternal teachings of the ancient masters with state of the art quantum mechanics, the book is the perfect add-on to all systems of co-creation. If you have been delighted by movies like "What the bleep do we know ?!," then this book will open the gates to the mystery right before your eyes. Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for your Journey into the Art of the Universe.

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

Author: Alex White

Publisher: Orbit

ISBN: 0316412082

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Furious and fun, the first book in this bold, new science fiction adventure series follows a crew of outcasts as they try to find a legendary ship that just might be the key to saving themselves-and the universe. Boots Elsworth was a famous treasure hunter in another life, but now she's washed up. She makes her meager living faking salvage legends and selling them to the highest bidder, but this time she got something real--the story of the Harrow, a famous warship, capable of untold destruction. Nilah Brio is the top driver in the Pan Galactic Racing Federation and the darling of the racing world--until she witnesses Mother murder a fellow racer. Framed for the murder and on the hunt to clear her name, Nilah has only one lead: the killer also hunts Boots. On the wrong side of the law, the two women board a smuggler's ship that will take them on a quest for fame, for riches, and for justice.

On the Edge of Infinity

Encounters with the Beauty of the Universe

Author: Stefan Klein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1788400712

Category: Science

Page: 240

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From Germany's bestselling popular science author, Stefan Klein - How a rose blossom can demonstrate that nothing and nobody exists on their own. - How a hurricane can reveal the world's unpredictability. - How the exploits of burglars in New York and London can demonstrate how everything can be in two places at once. - How a DIY accident can prompt debate on whether the void can exist. - How a greying beard might demonstrate the irreversibility of time. Award-winning, bestselling German science author Stefan Klein employs stories about simple everyday items or occurrences as analogies to illuminate counterintuitive realities behind the visible world, revealing the astonishing beauty of the universe. This book transforms a simple everyday thing such as a rose blossom, or a day of stormy weather, into a key to understanding the most complex ideas and theories in 21st century physics. Through clever use of analogy, Klein renders the complexities and intricacies of physics accessible to a reader with no previous knowledge of the subject. In doing so, he demonstrates that scientific progress is as much, if not more, about the unanswered questions, the dark corners, as it is about what we have discovered; our knowledge constitutes merely 'an island in an ocean of ignorance'. A thought-provoking and original way in to the most intriguing scientific theories and ideas, designed to be accessible to anyone who has ever been curious about the workings of our universe.

The Edge of Physics

Dispatches from the Frontiers of Cosmology

Author: Anil Ananthaswamy

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth

ISBN: 9780715640722

Category: Physics

Page: 336

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-297) and index.

The Edge of the Universe

Celebrating Ten Years of Math Horizons

Author: Deanna Haunsperger,Stephen Kennedy

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883855553

Category: Mathematics

Page: 303

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Presents a collection of articles from "Math Horizons," including fiction, humor, history, social commentary, biographies, and theatrical and cinematic criticism.

First Light

The Search for the Edge of the Universe

Author: Richard Preston

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307817423

Category: Science

Page: 300

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Seven years before Richard Preston wrote about horrifying viruses in The Hot Zone, he turned his attention to the cosmos. In First Light, he demonstrates his gift for creating an exciting and absorbing narrative around a complex scientific subject--in this case the efforts by astronomers at the Palomar Observatory in the San Gabriel Mountains of California to peer to the farthest edges of space through the Hale Telescope, attempting to solve the riddle of the creation of the universe. Richard Preston's name became a household word with The Hot Zone, which sold nearly 800,000 copies in hardcover, was on The New York Times's bestseller list for 42 weeks, and was the subject of countless magazine and newspaper articles. Preston has become a sought-after commentator on popular science subjects.

A Tear at the Edge of Creation

A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe

Author: Marcelo Gleiser

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127867

Category: Science

Page: 304

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For millennia, shamans and philosophers, believers and nonbelievers, artists and scientists have tried to make sense of our existence by suggesting that everything is connected, that a mysterious Oneness binds us to everything else. People go to temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues to pray to their divine incarnation of Oneness. Following a surprisingly similar notion, scientists have long asserted that under Nature’s apparent complexity there is a simpler underlying reality. In its modern incarnation, this Theory of Everything would unite the physical laws governing very large bodies (Einstein’s theory of relativity) and those governing tiny ones (quantum mechanics) into a single framework. But despite the brave efforts of many powerful minds, the Theory of Everything remains elusive. It turns out that the universe is not elegant. It is gloriously messy. Overturning more than twenty-five centuries of scientific thought, award-winning physicist Marcelo Gleiser argues that this quest for a Theory of Everything is fundamentally misguided, and he explains the volcanic implications this ideological shift has for humankind. All the evidence points to a scenario in which everything emerges from fundamental imperfections, primordial asymmetries in matter and time, cataclysmic accidents in Earth’s early life, and duplication errors in the genetic code. Imbalance spurs creation. Without asymmetries and imperfections, the universe would be filled with nothing but smooth radiation. A Tear at the Edge of Creation calls for nothing less than a new "humancentrism" to reflect our position in the universal order. All life, but intelligent life in particular, is a rare and precious accident. Our presence here has no meaning outside of itself, but it does have meaning. The unplanned complexity of humankind is all the more beautiful for its improbability. It’s time for science to let go of the old aesthetic that labels perfection beautiful and holds that "beauty is truth." It’s time to look at the evidence without centuries of monotheistic baggage. In this lucid, down-to-earth narrative, Gleiser walks us through the basic and cutting-edge science that fueled his own transformation from unifier to doubter—a fascinating scientific quest that led him to a new understanding of what it is to be human.

The Particle at the End of the Universe

How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

Author: Sean Carroll

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101609702

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Winner of the prestigious 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books “A modern voyage of discovery.” —Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate, author of The Lightness of Being The Higgs boson is one of our era’s most fascinating scientific frontiers and the key to understanding why mass exists. The most recent book on the subject, The God Particle, was a bestseller. Now, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll documents the doorway that is opening—after billions of dollars and the efforts of thousands of researchers at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland—into the mind-boggling world of dark matter. The Particle at the End of the Universe has it all: money and politics, jealousy and self-sacrifice, history and cutting-edge physics—all grippingly told by a rising star of science writing.

Complexity

life at the edge of chaos

Author: Roger Lewin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780020147954

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

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"Put together one of the world's best science writers with one of the universe's most fascinating subjects and you are bound to produce a wonderful book. . . . The subject of complexity is vital and controversial. This book is important and beautifully done."--Stephen Jay Gould "ÝComplexity ̈ is that curious mix of complication and organization that we find throughout the natural and human worlds: the workings of a cell, the structure of the brain, the behavior of the stock market, the shifts of political power. . . . It is time science . . . thinks about meaning as well as counting information. . . . This is the core of the complexity manifesto. Read it, think about it . . . but don't ignore it."--Ian Stewart, "Nature" This second edition has been brought up to date with an essay entitled "On the Edge in the Business World" and an interview with John Holland, author of "Emergence: From Chaos to Order."

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307497567

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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“Douglas Adams is a terrific satirist.”—The Washington Post Book World Facing annihilation at the hands of the warlike Vogons? Time for a cup of tea! Join the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his uncommon comrades in arms in their desperate search for a place to eat, as they hurtle across space powered by pure improbability. Among Arthur’s motley shipmates are Ford Prefect, a longtime friend and expert contributor to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Zaphod Beeblebrox, the three-armed, two-headed ex-president of the galaxy; Tricia McMillan, a fellow Earth refugee who’s gone native (her name is Trillian now); and Marvin, the moody android. Their destination? The ultimate hot spot for an evening of apocalyptic entertainment and fine dining, where the food speaks for itself (literally). “What’s such fun is how amusing the galaxy looks through Adams’s sardonically silly eyes.”—Detroit Free Press

The Light at the Edge of the Universe

Dispatches from the Front Lines of Cosmology

Author: Michael D. Lemonick

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400864054

Category: Science

Page: 370

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Will the universe expand forever? Or will it collapse in a Big Crunch within the next few billion years? If the Big Bang theory is correct in presenting the origins of the universe as a smooth fireball, how did the universe come to contain structures as large as the recently discovered "Great Wall" of galaxies, which stretches hundreds of millions of light years? Such are the compelling questions that face cosmologists today, and it is the excitement and wonder of their research that Michael Lemonick shares in this lively tour of the current state of astrophysics and cosmology. Here we visit observatories and universities where leading scientists describe how they envision the very early stages, the history, and the future of the universe. The discussions help us to make sense of many recent findings, including cosmic ripples, which supply evidence of the first billionth of a second of the universe; anomalous galactic structures such as the Great Wall, the Great Void, and the Great Attractor; and the mysterious presence of dark matter, massive but invisible. Lemonick assembles this information into a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of modern cosmology, and a portrait of its often contentious practitioners. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Cosmology

The Science of the Universe

Author: Edward Harrison,Edward (University of Massachusetts Harrison, Amherst)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521661485

Category: Science

Page: 567

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Thoroughly revised and updated introduction to past and present cosmological theory.

Faith in the Age of Science

Atheism, Religion, and the Big Yellow Crane

Author: Mark Silversides

Publisher: Sacristy Press

ISBN: 190838154X

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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This book carefully examines the claims made by the followers and promoters of both atheism and religion in a rational and engaging way.