The Mysterious Universe

Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes

Author: Ellen B. Jackson,Nic Bishop

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618563258

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

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Follows Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team as they use the Keck telescope in Hawaii to look for supernovae, find black holes, and study the effects of dark energy.

The Mysterious Universe [New Revised Edition]

Author: Sir James Hopwood Jeans

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787207927

Category: Science

Page: 99

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The Mysterious Universe is a science book by the British astrophysicist Sir James Jeans. It is an expanded version of the Rede Lecture delivered at the University of Cambridge in 1930, and begins with a full-page citation of the famous passage in Plato’s Republic, Book VII, laying out the allegory of the cave. It makes frequent reference to the quantum theory of radiation, begun by Max Planck in 1900, to Einstein’s general relativity, and to the new theories of quantum mechanics of Heisenberg and Schrödinger, of whose philosophical perplexities the author seemed well aware. This New Revised Edition was first published in 1932. A popular book to this day, and a valuable addition to any reader’s science book collection.

The Bigfoot Book

The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti and Cryptid Primates

Author: Nick Redfern

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578595789

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

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Does a hulking, hairy, 800-pound, nine-foot-tall, elusive primate roam the woods and forests throughout North America—and the world? What should we make of the grainy videos and photos and the thousands of eyewitness reports? Audio-recordings exist purporting to be the creatures’ eerie chatter and bone-chilling screaming. Whether called Sasquatch, Yeti, Bigfoot, or something else, bipedal primates appear in folklore, legends, and eyewitness accounts in every state of the union and many places around the world. The fascination with the man-beast is stronger than ever in today’s pop culture. Exploring the history, movies, and literature, the conspiracy theorizing, and the world of the supernatural, The Encyclopedia of Sasquatch, Yeti and Cryptid Primates is a comprehensive resource to the man-beast. With nearly 200 entries and 120 photographs, drawings, and illustrations, it is the definitive guide to understanding, hunting, and avoiding the brute, as well as discovering the facts behind the sightings and horrifying tales. It covers 400 years of folklore, mythology, history, and pop culture, including Native American lore, the “wild men” reports in the pages of 19th century-era American newspapers, Florida's Myakka Skunk Ape, Australia's Yowie, China's Yeren, Himalayas’ Yeti, Russian expeditions, Harry and the Hendersons, Exists and the countless movies titled Bigfoot, as well as specials on the television shows Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel, scientific reports and findings, and much, much more. Various documentaries and reality television shows have all superficially tackled the subject, but Nick Redfern presents a truly encyclopedic look at cryptid primates. It is a richly researched reference, overflowing with fascinating information to make readers think—and reconsider their next camping trip.

A Sense of the Mysterious

Science and the Human Spirit

Author: Alan Lightman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400078199

Category: Science

Page: 211

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Presents a collection of essays exploring the human dimensions of science, furnishing portraits of seminal scientists Richard Feynman, Albert Einstein, Edward Teller, and Vera Rubin, as well as reflections on science and art, imagination and metaphor in science, and the social and spiritual implications of technology.

No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520270002

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

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This is the only authoritative text of this late novel. It reproduces the manuscript which Mark Twain wrote last, and the only one he finished or called the "The Mysterious Stranger." Albert Bigelow Paine's edition of the same name has been shown to be a textual fraud.

Physics and Philosophy

Author: Sir James H. Jeans

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119173

Category: Philosophy

Page: 244

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A noted scientist illuminates the intertwined paths of philosophy and science from Plato to the present, and examines the transition from Newtonian classical mechanics to modern relativistic physics.

A Death on Diamond Mountain

A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment

Author: Scott Carney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069818629X

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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An investigative reporter explores an infamous case where an obsessive and unorthodox search for enlightenment went terribly wrong. When thirty-eight-year-old Ian Thorson died from dehydration and dysentery on a remote Arizona mountaintop in 2012, The New York Times reported the story under the headline: "Mysterious Buddhist Retreat in the Desert Ends in a Grisly Death." Scott Carney, a journalist and anthropologist who lived in India for six years, was struck by how Thorson’s death echoed other incidents that reflected the little-talked-about connection between intensive meditation and mental instability. Using these tragedies as a springboard, Carney explores how those who go to extremes to achieve divine revelations—and undertake it in illusory ways—can tangle with madness. He also delves into the unorthodox interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism that attracted Thorson and the bizarre teachings of its chief evangelists: Thorson’s wife, Lama Christie McNally, and her previous husband, Geshe Michael Roach, the supreme spiritual leader of Diamond Mountain University, where Thorson died. Carney unravels how the cultlike practices of McNally and Roach and the questionable circumstances surrounding Thorson’s death illuminate a uniquely American tendency to mix and match eastern religious traditions like LEGO pieces in a quest to reach an enlightened, perfected state, no matter the cost. Aided by Thorson’s private papers, along with cutting-edge neurological research that reveals the profound impact of intensive meditation on the brain and stories of miracles and black magic, sexualized rituals, and tantric rites from former Diamond Mountain acolytes, A Death on Diamond Mountain is a gripping work of investigative journalism that reveals how the path to enlightenment can be riddled with danger.

The Mysterious Manuscript

Author: Lars Jakobsen

Publisher: Graphic Universe ™

ISBN: 1467750468

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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On a dark and stormy night, a book collector shows Mortensen the prize of his collection: an illuminated manuscript from 1512. When Mortensen sees a painting of an airplane on one of its pages, he knows he has a mystery to unravel. With a zap from his time gun, he travels back to medieval Scotland to look for clues. A wise scribe and a mute witch help him on his adventure, but neither of them can answer his question: how did an airplane crash land in the Middle Ages?

Mystery Creatures of China

The Complete Cryptozoological Guide

Author: David C. Xu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781616464318

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 268

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'Mystery Creatures of China' is one of the most exciting additions to the cryptozoological literature in years. Lake monsters, man-beasts, mystery cats, and other strange creatures reported throughout China are described for the mystery animal enthusiast. Those who enjoy reading about the folklore of other cultures will also find much to ponder.