Renowned astronomer Sir Patrick Moore takes readers on a brief but comprehensive tour of the universe. Starting with the earth and its moon he gives the reader all the basic facts and figures about each planet and its moons, their relationships to each other and the place of our universe in space. Moore describes and explains comets, meteors and asteroids and informs the text with wit, observation and the experience of over 60 years of active observation of space.
The revised edition of the highly successful Nelson Advanced Science Physics series comprises lively, high quality student books for AS and A2 Level Phsyics. Nelson Thornes and Edexcel have listened carefully to customer feedback to bring the best, most accurate and up-to-date materials to the classroom. This is the only fully ensorsed Advanced Level modular Edexcel specific course and Waves and Our Universe provides full content coverage of Unit 4 of the AS and A2 Level specifications.
The first of its kind, the Symposium on the Future of the Universe and the Future of our Civilization examined the current status and future evolution of the Universe, the Galaxy, the stars and the Sun. Among the major subjects of discussion were: (1) How was our Universe born? (2) How do the Sun and the stars evolve? (3) What is the destiny of the solar system and the Universe? (4) What are the origins and the future of the biosphere of the Earth? (5) What are the prospects of survival of human civilization? Special attention was devoted to analysis of humanitarian and philosophical problems of evolution of humankind on the planet Earth and in the Universe. Among them were methodological, economic, sociological and medical aspects of the progress of civilization. Scientists from different countries put forward some practical proposals, including those describing the possible ways out of the systemic crisis of our civilization.
This stellar series sends readers on a mission to explore all nine planets, the stars, the sun, the Moon, and the Solar System. With short, easy-to-understand sentences that correspond directly to large, vivid color photographs, Our Universe is out of this world!
Did God create life, or did the world spontaneously appear? Drawing on meticulous research into the scientific and religious realms, Our Universe is a detailed study of the origin of the universe, life on Earth, and the destiny of mankind. Biophysics professor Faiz M. Khan combines both faith and science to present a balanced overview of a highly controversial topic. Khan explores the scientific analysis of creation with knowledge-based dialogue about the most modern scientific thought on the beginnings of the universe, cosmic evolution, and biologic evolution; and he contrasts these with the creationist view held by the world's major religions. Concise and compelling, Our Universe provides an unbiased and comprehensive view of some of philosophy's most debated topics and serves as a thoughtful springboard for further discussion. Khan's discourse also reflects one man's painstaking quest for an answer to a fundamental question at the very core of our existence.