The Grand Design.

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Stephen Hawking

The Grand Design.

Anul aparitiei: 2010

When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? In "The Grand Design", the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented, in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. "The Grand Design" explains the latest thoughts about model-dependent realism (the idea that there is no one version of reality), and about the multiverse concept of reality in which there are many universes. There are new ideas about the top-down theory of cosmology (the idea that there is no one history of the universe, but that every possible history exists). It concludes with a riveting assessment of m-theory, and discusses whether it is the unified theory Einstein spent a lifetime searching for. This is the first major work in nearly a decade by one of the world's greatest thinkers. A succinct, startling and lavishly illustrated guide to discoveries that are altering our understanding and threatening some of our most cherished belief systems, "The Grand Design" is a book that will ...


Mind, Life and Universe: Conversations with Great

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Lynn Margulis& Eduardo Punset

Mind, Life and Universe: Conversations with Great Scientists of Our Time- CARTE IN LIMBA ENGLEZA

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Lynn Margulis este un om de stiinta american, celebru pentru descoperirile sale in biologie dar si pentru contributia la popularizarea stiintei ( a fost de altfel sotia faimosului Carl Sagan). Cartea de fata reuneste discutiile sale cu 40 din cele mai de marca personalitati ale stiintei contemporane : Jane Goodall (primatolog) , Edward Wilson ( biolog, celebru pentru teoria socio-biologiei), Robert Sapolsky ( neuro-biolog), Oliver Sacks ( faimos autor si profesor in neurologie si psihiatrie) , Daniel Dennet ( profesor de stiinte cognitive), Sydney Brenner ( biolog, laureat la premiului Nobel pentru medicina) , Richard Dawkins ( un alt celebru biolog, cunoscut ateu si autor al "Genei egoiste') despre marile intrebari ale umanitatii, motivatii ale ilustrelor lor cariere.


The Code Book: Science of Secrecy from Ancient

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Simon Singh

The Code Book: Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

Editura: Anchor Books

Anul aparitiei: 2000

In his first book since the bestselling Fermat's Enigma , Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, to the incredible (and incredibly simple) logisitical breakthrough that made Internet commerce secure, The Code Book tells the story of the most powerful intellectual weapon ever known: secrecy. Throughout the text are clear technical and mathematical explanations, and portraits of the remarkable personalities who wrote and broke the world's most difficult codes. Accessible, compelling, and remarkably far-reaching, this book will forever alter your view of history and what drives it. It will also make you wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is.


Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a

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Zuckoff, Mitchell

Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II

Anul aparitiei: 2013

#1 New York Times bestseller!Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La.On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished.Frozen in Time tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors, bringing vividly to life their battle to endure 148 days of the brutal Arctic winter, until an expedition headed by famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen brought them to safety. Mitchell Zuckoff takes the reader deep into the most hostile environment on earth, through hurricane-force winds, vicious blizzards, and subzero temperatures.Moving forward to today, he recounts the efforts of the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc. - led by indefatigable dreamer Lou Sapienza - who worked for years to solve the ...


An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going

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Hadfield, Chris

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me about Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

Travel to space and back with astronaut Chris Hadfield's "enthralling" bestseller as your eye-opening guide (Slate). Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. The secret to Col. Hadfield's success-and survival-is an unconventional philosophy he learned at NASA: prepare for the worst- and enjoy every moment of it. In An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Col. Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks, and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement -- and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff. You ...

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