The Visible Spectrum and Beyond-Radio Waves, Microwaves, Infrared, Visible Light, Ultraviolet, X-Rays, Gamma Rays
Author: Megan Watzke,Kim Arcand
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
A visual exploration of the power and behavior of light, across the electromagnetic spectrum, and how it affects life on earth and everything in the Universe. Light allows us to see everything around us, but humans can only see a sliver of all light, known as the electromagnetic spectrum. Here, Kim Arcand and Megan Watzke present the subject of light as never before. Organized along the order of the electromagnetic spectrum, each chapter focuses on a different type of light. From radio waves, harnessed for telecommunications, to X-rays, which let us peer inside the human body and view areas around black holes in deep space, Arcand and Watzke show us all the important ways light impacts us. An introductory chapter describes what light is and how it behaves, while hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations demonstrate concepts and make for a stunning book that's a joy to read and browse.
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Der nach Stephen Hawking prominenteste Astrophysiker des Planeten hat das ultimative Kompendium über den Kosmos verfasst. In Neil deGrasse Tysons Bestseller ist alles versammelt, was wir über das Universum wissen: über Exoplaneten und Dunkle Energie, über Zwerggalaxien und den Urknall. Der Autor begeistert wie kein Zweiter mit funkelndem Witz für die Wunder des Weltalls. Zugleich regt er zum Nachdenken über unseren Platz im Universum an und zu Demut angesichts kosmischer Skalen. Sein „Universum für Eilige“ ist das perfekte Buch für alle, die auf nur 200 Seiten die heutige Astrophysik verstehen – und sich dabei auf hohem Niveau unterhalten lassen möchten.
Eine Reise in die Welt der Quantengravitation
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Was ist Wirklichkeit? Existieren Raum und Zeit tatsächlich, wenn wir uns anschicken, die elementarsten Grundlagen unserer Existenz zu erforschen? Wie viel davon können wir überhaupt verstehen? Carlo Rovelli beschäftigt sich seit vielen Jahren damit, die Grenzen unseres Verstehens zu erweitern. In diesem Buch nimmt er uns mit auf eine Reise, die von dem Realitätsverständnis der griechischen Klassik bis zur Schleifenquantengravitation führt. Ein großer Physiker unserer Zeit macht sich auf, uns ein neues Welt-Bild zu zeichnen: mit einem physikalischen Universum ohne Zeit, einer Raumzeit, die aus Schleifen und Körnchen besteht und in der Unendlichkeit nicht existiert. Einer Kosmologie, die ohne Urknall und Paralleluniversen auskommt und hier zum ersten Mal von einem ihrer «Erfinder» für ein breites Publikum einfach und ausführlich erklärt wird. Ein Buch über «die großen Herausforderungen der gegenwärtigen Naturwissenschaften, die all unser Wissen über die Natur in Frage stellen» (Rovelli).
Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum with Imaging Technology
Author: Austin Richards
Publisher: SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering
Austin Richards takes readers on a visual tour of the electromagnetic spectrum beyond the range of human sight, using imaging technology as the means to 'see' invisible light. Dozens of colorful images and clear, concise descriptions make this an intriguing, accessible technical book. Richards explains the light spectrum, including visible light, and describes the advanced imaging technologies that enable humans to synthesize our own version of 'alien' vision at different wavelengths, with applications ranging from fire fighting and law enforcement to botany and medicine.
Author: Michael Seeds,Dana Backman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
With this newly revised 6th edition of ASTRONOMY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND BEYOND, Mike Seeds and Dana Backman's goal is to help students use astronomy to understand science and use science to understand what we are. Fascinating and engaging, this text illustrates the scientific method and guides students to answer these fundamental questions: What are we? and How do we know? In discussing the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, the authors provide not just facts, but a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. The book vividly conveys their love of astronomy, and illustrates how students can comprehend their place in the universe by grasping a small set of physical laws. Crafting a story about astronomy, The authors show students how to ask questions to gradually puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. The revision addresses new developments in astrophysics and cosmology, plus the latest discoveries, including evidence of a new world beyond Pluto and new evidence of dark energy and the acceleration of the universe. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Steven D. Hales
Publisher: Open Court
Do dogs live in the same world as humans? Is it wrong to think dogs have personalities and emotions? What are dogs thinking and what’s the nature of canine wisdom? This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans. Twenty philosophers and dog-lovers reveal their experiences with dogs and give their insights on dog-related themes of metaphysics and ethics.
Author: P.R. Ineson
First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Quang Ho-Kim,Narendra Kumar,Harry C. S. Lam
Publisher: World Scientific
Readership: Students, researchers in physics, chemistry, engineering and mathematics, science writers and general readers.
Author: Joseph A. Angelo
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Presents a history of astronomical instruments such as space telescopes and probes as well as related scientific concepts and brief biographies of important individuals.
How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos
Author: Caleb Scharf
Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
One of The Barnes and Noble Review Editors' Picks: Best Nonfiction of 2012 Selected by The Christian Science Monitor as one of "21 smart nonfiction titles we think you'll enjoy this summer" Selected by The New Scientist as one of 10 books to look out for in 2012 We've long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe as we know it comes to an end. Often billions of times more massive than the Sun, they lurk in the inner sanctum of almost every galaxy of stars in the universe. They're mysterious chasms so destructive and unforgiving that not even light can escape their deadly wrath. Recent research, however, has led to a cascade of new discoveries that have revealed an entirely different side to black holes. As the astrophysicist Caleb Scharf reveals in Gravity's Engines, these chasms in space-time don't just vacuum up everything that comes near them; they also spit out huge beams and clouds of matter. Black holes blow bubbles. With clarity and keen intellect, Scharf masterfully explains how these bubbles profoundly rearrange the cosmos around them. Engaging with our deepest questions about the universe, he takes us on an intimate journey through the endlessly colorful place we call our galaxy and reminds us that the Milky Way sits in a special place in the cosmic zoo—a "sweet spot" of properties. Is it coincidental that we find ourselves here at this place and time? Could there be a deeper connection between the nature of black holes and their role in the universe and the phenomenon of life? We are, after all, made of the stuff of stars.
Author: John David Jackson
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The German translation of this classic of theoretical physics is now available in a further revised edition. This renders theoretical electrodynamics even more comprehensible than before. Unique to this textbook of electrodynamics are the incomparably large number of calculated examples and special cases and the many exercises at the end of each chapter.
Business Impacts and Developments
Author: Gottfried Vossen,Frank Schönthaler,Stuart Dillon
This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the rapidly changing world of Web-based business technologies and their often-disruptive innovations. The history of the Web is a short one. Indeed many college graduates today were not even born when the Web first emerged. It is therefore an opportune time to view the Web as having reached the point of graduation. The Web has led to new ways in which businesses connect and operate, and how individuals communicate and socialize; related technologies include cloud computing, social commerce, crowd sourcing, and the Internet of Things, to name but a few. These developments, including their technological foundations and business impacts, are at the heart of the book. It contextualizes these topics by providing a brief history of the World Wide Web, both in terms of the technological evolution and its resultant business impacts. The book was written for a broad audience, including technology managers and students in higher education. It is also intended as a guide for people who grew up with a background in business administration or engineering or a related area but who, in the course of their career paths, have reached a point where IT-related decisions have become their daily business, e.g., in digital transformation. The book describes the most important Web technologies and related business applications, and especially focuses on the business implications of these technologies. As such, it offers a solid technology- and business-focused view on the impact of the Web, and balances rules and approaches for strategy development and decision making with a certain technical understanding of what goes on “behind the scenes.”
Author: Riad Hammoud,Guoliang Fan,Robert W. McMillan,Katsushi Ikeuchi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
The material of this book encompasses many disciplines, including visible, infrared, far infrared, millimeter wave, microwave, radar, synthetic aperture radar, and electro-optical sensors as well as the very dynamic topics of image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition. This book is composed of six parts: * Advanced background modeling for surveillance * Advances in Tracking in Infrared imagery * Methods for Pose estimation in Ultrasound and LWIR imagery * Recognition in multi-spectral and synthetic aperture radar * Fusion of disparate sensors * Smart Sensors
Communications and Revelations From Another Reality
Author: John Pickering,Katie Hall
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This, the second book in the Beyond Trilogy, expands on John and Katie's experiences and photographs of the orb phenomena covered in their first book. It reveals astounding new photographs and opens up exciting new questions about the whole nature of paranormal phenomena in general. John and Katie's photographs of orbs, angels and other apparitions have brought them into worldwide contact with other experiencers and researchers: it is from this basis that they now take a major step beyond the visible photographable phenomena, and current New Age notions about orbs, to reveal new insights about the paranormal. Could it be that orbs are the indicators of a wider, "beyond" reality? Is the symbology of orbs as images of oneness, drawing our attention to the most important orb of all: the orb of Earth on which we all live? Their ongoing photographs, personal experiences, and the amazing synchronistic events they found themselves part of reveal a conscious, purposeful phenomena that can interact with us as individuals, whoever and wherever we are. This inevitably leads to a spiritual perspective that crosses all religious and cultural boundaries, helping us to see that this one blue orb of Earth on which we all live, is greater than all that divides us! Orbs & Beyond is the vital visual link between Beyond Photography, and the forthcoming Beyond Reality.
Author: Laurance Johnston, PhD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
Studies indicate that 40% of Americans use some form of alternative medicine; for individuals with long-term disabilities, learning about their options is even more critical. Written by the former director of the Spinal Cord Research and Education Foundation of the PVA, this is the first book to cover alternative therapies for spinal cord injury. From acupuncture to laser-based therapies, herbal medicine, homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, magnetic healing, and more, the book empowers readers by: Providing clear, reliable information on alternative choices to traditional health care. Equipping readers to make more informed decisions about their own health care. Tailoring information to meet the specific needs of the approximately 450,000 individuals living with a spinal cord injury. Providing healing modalities that minimize the risks that are especially relevant to people with SCI, like overmedication, hospitalization, and life-threatening infections. For those who have been forced to rely on the advice of the traditional medical specialist for their health care, this book opens a broad array of holistic options. It is essential for anyone suffering from a spinal cord injury, their families, friends, caregivers, and health-care providers.