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

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.

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.

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.

Complexity

Life at the Edge of Chaos

Author: Roger Lewin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226476551

Category: Science

Page: 234

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Examines the field of complexity science, with sections focusing on how the discipline works within computer simulations, natural ecosystems, and various social systems.

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.

Unser mathematisches Universum

Auf der Suche nach dem Wesen der Wirklichkeit

Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843710783

Category: Mathematics

Page: 520

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„Max Tegmark, Prophet der Parallelwelten, flirtet mit der Unendlichkeit.“ ULF VON RAUCHHAUPT, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE SONNTAGSZEITUNG WORUM GEHT ES? Max Tegmark entwickelt eine neue Theorie des Kosmos: Das Universum selbst ist reine Mathematik. In diesem Buch geht es um die physikalische Realität des Kosmos, um den Urknall und die „Zeit davor“ und um die Evolution des Weltalls. Welche Rollen spielen wir dabei – die Wesen, die klug genug sind, das alles verstehen zu wollen? Tegmark findet, dieses Terrain sollte nicht länger den Philosophen überlassen bleiben. Denn die Physiker von heute haben die besseren Antworten auf die ewigen Fragen. WAS IST BESONDERS? „Eine hinreißende Expedition, die jenseits des konventionellen Denkens nach der wahren Bedeutung von Realität sucht.“ BBC „Tegmark behandelt die großen Fragen der Kosmologie und der Teilchenphysik weitaus verständlicher als Stephen Hawking.“ THE TIMES WER LIEST? • Jeder, der das Universum verstehen will • Die Leser von Richard Dawkins und Markus Gabriel

What's Out There

Images from Here to the Edge of the Universe

Author: Will Hopkins,Loralee Nolletti,Michael Soluri

Publisher: Duncan Baird Pub

ISBN: 1844831906

Category: Photography

Page: 184

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Uses an alphabetical arrangement and more than 180 images to provide a pictorial guide to the universe.

Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier

Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums

Author: Lisa Randall

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030251

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Die Natur der Dunklen Materie gehört zu den spannendsten Fragen der Kosmologie. Die Bestseller-Autorin und Harvard-Professorin Lisa Randall nimmt uns in ihrem neuen Buch ›Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier. Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums‹ mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Physik und hilft uns zu verstehen, welche Rolle die Dunkle Materie bei der Entstehung unserer Galaxie, unseres Sonnensystems und sogar des Lebens selbst gespielt hat. Eindrucksvoll zeigt sie, wie die Wissenschaft neue Konzepte und Erklärungen für dieses weithin unbekannte Phänomen entwickelt und verwebt geschickt die Geschichte des Kosmos mit unserer eigenen. Ein Buch, das ein völlig neues Licht auf die tiefen Verbindungen wirft, die unsere Welt so maßgeblich mitgeprägt haben, und uns die außerordentliche Schönheit zeigt, die selbst den alltäglichsten Dingen innewohnt.

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

Icarus at the Edge of Time

Author: Brian Greene

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0307268888

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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A futuristic reimaging of the classic Greek myth, as a boy ventures through deep space and challenges the awesome power of black holes. The beauty of the book lies in the images, provided by NASA and the Hubble Space telescope, and printed on board rather than paper. On board pages.

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.

Dark Run

Roman

Author: Mike Brooks

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426451565

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Der Einstieg in ein rasantes ›old school‹-Science-Fiction-Abenteuer des britischen Autors Mike Brooks, vollgepackt mit Action und Dialogen voller Wortwitz - ein Muss für Fans von »Expanse« und »Firefly! Eigentlich hat Ichabod Drift, Captain des Raumfrachters Keiko, kein Problem mit Aufträgen, die sich am Rande der Legalität bewegen – oder auch darüber hinausgehen. Mit seiner eingeschworenen Crew aus Schmugglern, Glücksrittern und Abenteurern hat er schon so manchen Coup gelandet. Dass sein neuer Auftraggeber ihn erpresst, schmeckt Ichabod allerdings gar nicht. Und dass er nicht das Geringste über die Ladung wissen darf, die er auf die Erde schmuggeln soll, riecht nach Ärger. Wie groß die Gefahr allerdings nicht nur für das Schiff, sondern für den ganzen blauen Planeten wird, ahnt allerdings noch niemand auf der Keiko ... ... »Fans von abgefahrenen Weltraum-Abenteuern werden dieses Buch lieben!« Publishers Weekly

Das Restaurant am Ende des Universums

Band 2 der fünfbändigen »Intergalaktischen Trilogie«

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993584

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Seitdem die Erde einer intergalaktischen Umgehungsstraße weichen musste, befindet sich Arthur Dent auf einer verwirrenden Odyssee durch das Universum. Wieso zieht es ihn und seine Freunde immer an die übelsten Orte der Galaxis? Weshalb haben die Fahrstühle eigentlich einen Hang zum Existenzialismus? Und warum müssen die Reisenden ausgerechnet im Restaurant am Ende des Universums einkehren, eine der außergewöhnlichsten Unternehmungen in der gesamten Geschichte des Gaststättengewerbes? Der zweite Band der inter-galaktischen Kult-Serie »Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis«.

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.