Life the Universe and Everything

The science behind the debate raging in modern physics over the disconcerting and uncomfortable realization that just maybe there is, as astronomer Fred Hoyle put it, some sort of "superintellect that has monkeyed with the physics".

Author: Andy Fletcher

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312318252

Category: Science

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The science behind the debate raging in modern physics over the disconcerting and uncomfortable realization that just maybe there is, as astronomer Fred Hoyle put it, some sort of "superintellect that has monkeyed with the physics". Written with the non-scientist in mind, this exploration of Big Bang, Schroedinger's Cat, the Chaos of 9/11, the Complexity of the mimic octopus and the blister beetle, and the strong Anthropic Principle is accessible to anyone bright enough to be interested. Ultimately, tucked in here somewhere is a middle ground between evolution and creation that will leave nobody happy, but everyone intrigued.

Life the Universe and Everything

This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Simon Brett, producer of the original radio broadcast.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330513141

Category: Fiction

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In Life, the Universe and Everything, the third title in Douglas Adams' blockbusting sci-fi comedy series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent finds himself enlisted to prevent a galactic war. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Simon Brett, producer of the original radio broadcast. Following a number of stunning catastrophes, which have involved him being alternately blown up and insulted in ever stranger regions of the Galaxy, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown . . . Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the rest of the trilogy with five parts: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless.


Life the Universe and Everything Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Book 3

Part three of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy of five. Featuring additional material from the Adams archives, and an introduction from Simon Brett, producer of the original radio broadcast.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9781529034547

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Part three of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy of five books. Featuring exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction from Simon Brett, producer of the original radio broadcast.In Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in Douglas Adams' blockbuster sci-fi comedy series, Arthur Dent finds himself enlisted to prevent a galactic war.Following a number of stunning catastrophes, which have involved him being alternately blown up and insulted in ever stranger regions of the Galaxy, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons.Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown.Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the rest of the trilogy with five parts: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless.


Really Really Big Questions

An unusual and fun introduction to philosophy.

Author: Stephen Law

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780753417812

Category: Philosophy

Page: 62

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An introduction to philosophy which uses clear analogies to explore some of life's biggest moral and scientific questions, including the origins of the universe and the meaning of life.

Life the Universe and Everything

Ideas always gain their force, power, and life from their surroundings - their ecosystem. The ecosystem of ideas defended in this book comes from the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle and his medieval interpreter, Thomas Aquinas.

Author: Ric Machuga

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 0718892739

Category: Philosophy

Page: 324

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No philosophical idea, no matter how small, can live alone. Ideas always gain their force, power, and life from their surroundings - their ecosystem. The ecosystem of ideas defended in this book comes from the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle and his medieval interpreter, Thomas Aquinas. The ongoing relevance of their philosophical thought to twenty-first century issues is opened up in fascinating ways in this book. Life, the Universe, and Everything is the product of thirty years of teaching introductory courses in philosophy. Assuming no prior background, it only requires of readers an enquiring mind and a willingness to think carefully. An ideal guide to the big questions we face.


The Little Book of Big History

By giving a truly complete timeline of world events, this book shines a whole different light on history as we learned it and makes us think of our history - and our future - in a very different way.

Author: Ian Crofton

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782434305

Category: History

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From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between. Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics and biology to draw together the big story arcs of how the universe was created, why planets formed and how life developed, this creates a unique perspective from which to understand the place of mankind in the universe. Excited by the alternative 'framework for all knowledge' that is offered by this approach, Bill Gates is funding the Big History Project, which aims to bring the subject to a wider audience around the world. The Little Book of Big History breaks down the main themes of Big History into highly informative and accessible parts for all readers to enjoy. By giving a truly complete timeline of world events, this book shines a whole different light on history as we learned it and makes us think of our history - and our future - in a very different way.


Life the Universe and Everything Investigating God and the New Physics

The science behind the debate raging in modern physics over the disconcerting and uncomfortable realization that just maybe there is, as astronomer Fred Hoyle put it, some sort of "superintellect that has monkeyed with the physics".

Author: Andy Fletcher

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411673697

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 711

The science behind the debate raging in modern physics over the disconcerting and uncomfortable realization that just maybe there is, as astronomer Fred Hoyle put it, some sort of "superintellect that has monkeyed with the physics." Written with the non-scientist in mind, this exploration of Big Bang, Schroedinger's Cat, the Chaos of 9/11, the Complexity of the mimic octopus and the blister beetle, and the strong Anthropic Principle is accessible to anyone bright enough to be interested. Ultimately, tucked in here somewhere is a middle ground between evolution and creation that will leave nobody happy, but everyone intrigued.

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Galileo Unbound

This book tells the history of spaces of expanding dimension and increasing abstraction and how they continue today to give new insight into the physics of complex systems.

Author: David D. Nolte

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192528505

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Galileo Unbound traces the journey that brought us from Galileo's law of free fall to today's geneticists measuring evolutionary drift, entangled quantum particles moving among many worlds, and our lives as trajectories traversing a health space with thousands of dimensions. Remarkably, common themes persist that predict the evolution of species as readily as the orbits of planets or the collapse of stars into black holes. This book tells the history of spaces of expanding dimension and increasing abstraction and how they continue today to give new insight into the physics of complex systems. Galileo published the first modern law of motion, the Law of Fall, that was ideal and simple, laying the foundation upon which Newton built the first theory of dynamics. Early in the twentieth century, geometry became the cause of motion rather than the result when Einstein envisioned the fabric of space-time warped by mass and energy, forcing light rays to bend past the Sun. Possibly more radical was Feynman's dilemma of quantum particles taking all paths at once — setting the stage for the modern fields of quantum field theory and quantum computing. Yet as concepts of motion have evolved, one thing has remained constant, the need to track ever more complex changes and to capture their essence, to find patterns in the chaos as we try to predict and control our world.


Pictures of the World

This book presents all three views for non-specialists, enabling readers to enter them imaginatively. It then compares these approaches on different contemporary topics. This book is for anyone who wonders why people believe what they do.

Author: Scott Steinkerchner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498243266

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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What is real? What is the foundation of right and wrong? How can we know? There are many ways to answer these questions--Western religious views in which humanity is part of God's creation, Eastern religious views in which delusion traps humanity in a cycle of reincarnation, and secular views in which humanity evolved as part of the material universe driven by nothing other than the impersonal forces of evolution. Each of these views paints unique and comprehensive pictures of the world to convey their vision. These pictures are as different from each other as if they were of three different lands separated from each other by patrolled borders. The border between Eastern and Western religions is guarded by arguments over the nature of the divine and rational versus experiential approaches to salvation. Both of these territories are separated from the land of scientific atheists who deny the existence of any supernatural reality and see the scientific method as the sole valid arbiter of truth. This book presents all three views for non-specialists, enabling readers to enter them imaginatively. It then compares these approaches on different contemporary topics. This book is for anyone who wonders why people believe what they do.

Living with Soul

Volume Two of Stubbs' comprehensive spiritual and metaphysical 2-book compendium explores reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, death, near-death experiences, life on the "other side" and many other multi-dimensional forms of human ...

Author: Tony Stubbs

Publisher: Dandelion Books

ISBN: 9781893302860

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 316

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Volume Two of Stubbs' comprehensive spiritual and metaphysical 2-book compendium explores reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, death, near-death experiences, life on the "other side" and many other multi-dimensional forms of human existence that, as Stubbs explains, "are all part of learning how to honor who you really are: a spiritual being in a physical body." Stubbs also demonstrates how to work with individual energy patterns or bio-rhythms and use some of the many energy tools and technologies currently available for balancing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body systems. Volume Two delivers new information about human life in relation to the cosmos and explains why it has been so difficult for global leaders to publicly acknowledge extraterrestrial presence. Writes Stubbs: "We are part of a vast and wonderful universe. As the mystics have always known and science is currently discovering, it is much more than can be seen, heard and touched. And so are we.

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Non-Fiction, 178 pages, 9x6 inches. A stunning challenge to the spate of books started by The God Delusion.

Author: Mol Smith

Publisher: Onview Books (Onview.Net Limited)

ISBN: 9780955713705

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Non-Fiction, 178 pages, 9x6 inches. A stunning challenge to the spate of books started by The God Delusion. A proper set of answers, full of original thought, and fresh vision, to the big questions which both Science and Religion fail to answer: why am I here? Is there a God? What happens when I die? What is reality? Do I have purpose? For everyone on the planet to have an opportunity to discover once and for all, their absolute purpose and destiny. Astounding, undeniable truth which is going to re-ignite controversy as both science and religion come under attack for failing the 6.5 billion people on the planet.


Infographic Guide to Life the Universe and Everything

More than just a book of words, with graphs, Venn diagrams and charts, this book provides a unique overview of surprising and fantastic aspects of life, the universe and everything in 100 unique infographics.

Author: Thomas Eaton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844038181

Category: Science

Page: 160

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100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics reveal the secrets of life, the universe and everything! Discover unique, witty and surprising facts about all sorts of natural phenomena, from the secrets of the universe to the wonders of natural science and the impenetrable dimensions of quantum physics. Scientific facts are presented in a memorable, surprising and illuminating way. More than just a book of words, with graphs, Venn diagrams and charts, this book provides a unique overview of surprising and fantastic aspects of life, the universe and everything in 100 unique infographics. Discover: Driving You Crazy - The theory of a major city's traffic flow system explained Is the Earth in danger? The Torino Scale - Assesses the impact hazard associated with near-Earth objects, such as asteroids and comets Mass Extinction Events - Comparisons according to: When they happened, what caused them, which organisms were affected and what percentage of total species were killed off What is a Greenhouse gas? - What makes up the 'greenhouse house' and who's emitting the most - comparison by country and cause of emission Future Population Pyramid - How we are ageing via pyramids for each continent

Octavia Boone s Big Questions About Life the Universe and Everything

After her parents find clashing answers to life’s big questions, it’s time for Octavia to make some choices of her own in this poignant, funny, thought-provoking novel. (Ages 9-12) Octavia’s best friend, Andrew, wants to know why time ...

Author: Rebecca Rupp

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763659843

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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After her parents find clashing answers to life’s big questions, it’s time for Octavia to make some choices of her own in this poignant, funny, thought-provoking novel. (Ages 9-12) Octavia’s best friend, Andrew, wants to know why time runs forward instead of backward, or if it’s possible to talk to an alien jellyfish. Octavia has much bigger questions on her mind: Why do bad things happen, like Hurricane Katrina and 9/11? What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? Octavia’s artist father, Boone, is convinced that Henry David Thoreau holds the key. Meanwhile, her mother, Ray, has always been seeking the larger meaning of life--until now. Not only have Octavia’s parents come up with different answers to the big questions, but their answers are threatening to tear her family apart. Could it be that some questions are too big to have just one answer? Could it be that the universe is far wider than Octavia’s--or perhaps anyone’s--views of it?