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Prophecies for 2012 Debunked

Prophecies for 2012: Debunked is a rational look at the end of the world theories for 2012. This is the most in-depth look at the most alarming possible prediction - that the world as we know it will end on December 21, 2012! With this time approaching, the theory is debated, in some fashion, by everybody. If you research what's trending or simply entertain bold conversation, you know that many people are concerned about the 2012 predictions; and most are at least willing to entertain a “what if” scenario.

The goal of this book is essentially to make a list of every prediction surrounding this "end-of-the-world" phenomenon…

Submitted:Jul 5, 2012
Author:Robert Sudden
Total comments:0
Category:Astronomy
10 diggs • 0 comments • Jul 5, 2012

Prophecies for 2012 Debunked

How popular is fright about the environment ending in December 2012? According to a Reuters General public Affairs poll, among fifteen-18% of the typical population think that the globe will conclusion on December 21, 2012 - a amazingly big percentage. Searching at that statistic, it would surface that the prophecy has produced a shockingly giant subsequent.

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Meteor Showers and their Parent Comets

Meteor Showers and their Parent Comets is a unique handbook for astronomers interested in observing meteor storms and outbursts. Spectacular displays of 'shooting stars' are created when the Earth's orbit crosses a meteoroid stream, as each meteoroid causes a bright light when it enters our atmosphere at high speed. Jenniskens, an active meteor storm chaser, explains how meteoroid streams originate from the decay of meteoroids, comets and asteroids, and how they cause meteor showers on Earth…

Submitted:Dec 14, 2011
Author:Peter Jenniskens
Brand:Cambridge University Press
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Category:Astronomy
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Meteor Showers and their Parent Comets (9780521076357): Peter Jenniskens: Books

Meteor Showers and their Parent Comets (9780521076357): Peter Jenniskens: Books

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The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

From the best-selling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos comes his most expansive and accessible book to date—a book that takes on the grandest question: Is ours the only universe?

There was a time when “universe” meant all there is. Everything. Yet, in recent years discoveries in physics and cosmology have led a number of scientists to conclude that our universe may be one among many…

Submitted:Jan 28, 2011
Author:Brian Greene
Brand:Knopf
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Category:Cosmology
2 diggs • 0 comments • Jan 28, 2011

#8: The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

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Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End . . .

A lively astronomy primer that uses cataclysmic scenarios to explain the universe’s most fascinating events.

According to astronomer Philip Plait, the universe is an apocalypse waiting to happen But how much do we really need to fear from things like black holes, gamma-ray bursts, and supernovae? And if we should be scared, is there anything we can do to save ourselves? With humor and wit, Plait details the myriad doomsday events that the cosmos could send our way to destroy our planet and life as we know it. This authoritative yet accessible study is the ultimate astronomy lesson…

Submitted:Jan 18, 2010
Author:Ph.D. Philip Plait
Brand:Viking Adult
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Category:Astronomy
2 diggs • 0 comments • Jan 18, 2010

Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End

Plait, an astronomer and author of the popular Web site badastronomy.com, presents in loving detail the many, many ways the human race could die, from temperature extremes and poisonous atmosphere to asteroid impacts and supernovae explosions

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A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud

The Zodiacal Light, that misty diffuse cone of light seen in the West after Sunset and the East before Sunrise, is a beautiful and intriguing phenomenon. Even though everyone can enjoy the sight from a suitably dark location, it is poorly understood, and has been the subject of relatively little research. Brian May began his research into the subject in 1970, and was finally awarded his PhD in 2007, after a hiatus of more than 30 years pursuing his other career as guitarist with his rock band Queen. This book is Brian’s thesis, and as such presents the results of his research for astronomers…

Submitted:Aug 3, 2008
Author:Brian May
Brand:Springer
Total comments:1
Category:Astronomy
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Dr. Brian May's Thesis Now Available on Amazon!

"A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud"...I predict that somehow this will be the biggest selling astrophysics thesis Amazon has ever sold.

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God's Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe

Are we on the verge of solving the riddle of creation using Einstein's "greatest blunder"?

In a work that is at once lucid, exhilarating and profound, renowned mathematician Dr. Amir Aczel, critically acclaimed author of Fermat's Last Theorem, takes us into the heart of science's greatest mystery. In January 1998, astronomers found evidence that the cosmos is expanding at an ever-increasing rate. The way we perceive the universe was changed forever. The most compelling theory cosmologists could find to explain this phenomenon was Einstein's cosmological constant, a theory he conceived--and rejected---over eighty years ago…

Submitted:Jun 28, 2008
Author:Amir D. Aczel
Brand:Delta
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Category:Astronomy
2 diggs • 0 comments • Jun 28, 2008

Amazon.com: God's Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Ex

Who would have thought a mathematical constant would make such an engaging character? God's Equation: Einstein, Relativity, and the Expanding Universe, mathematician Amir Aczel's tale of the search for a scientific explanation of the universe, features the cosmological constant in a role as complex as Einstein's. The great genius referred to it as

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Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe

The genesis of the universe elegantly explained in a simple theory based on just six numbers by one of the world's most renowned astrophysicists

Submitted:Jun 28, 2008
Author:Martin Rees
Brand:Basic Books
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Category:Astronomy
3 diggs • 0 comments • Jun 28, 2008

Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe

Just six numbers govern the shape, size, and texture of our universe. If their values were only fractionally different, we would not exist: nor, in many cases, would matter have had a chance to form. If the numbers that govern our universe were elegant--1, say, or pi, or the Golden Mean--we would simply shrug and say that the universe was an elegan

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Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objects

If there were a canon for viewing the night sky, Charles Messier would be its author. The galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae cataloged by the famous comet hunter in the late 1700s are still the most widely observed celestial wonders in the heavens. They are the favorite targets of amateur astronomers, with such rich variety and detail that they never cease to fascinate. This book provides new and experienced observers with a fresh perspective on the Messier objects. Stephen James O'Meara has prepared a visual feast for the observer. Using the finest optical telescopes available for amateur work, he describes and sketches the view from the telescope as never before…

Submitted:Jan 26, 2007
Author:Stephen James O'Meara
Brand:Cambridge University Press
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Category:Astronomy
5 diggs • 0 comments • Jan 26, 2007

Deep Sky Companions: The Messier Objects

If there were a canon for viewing the night sky, Charles Messier would be its author. The galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae cataloged by the famous comet hunter in the late 1700s are still the most widely observed celestial wonders in the heavens. They are the favorite targets of amateur astronomers, with such rich variety and detail that they n

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Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope - and How to Find Them

A superb guidebook described in Bookwatch as 'the home astronomer's "bible"', Turn Left at Orion provides all the information beginning amateur astronomers need to observe the Moon, the planets and a whole host of celestial objects. Large format diagrams show these objects exactly as they appear in a small telescope and for each object there is information on the current state of our astronomical knowledge. Revised and updated, this new edition contains a chapter with ten new spreads describing spectacular deep sky objects visible from the southern hemisphere, and tips on observing the upcoming transits of Venus…

Submitted:Jan 16, 2007
Author:Guy Consolmagno
Brand:Cambridge University Press
Total comments:0
Category:Astronomy
3 diggs • 0 comments • Jan 16, 2007

Turn Left at Orion

A superb guidebook described in Bookwatch as 'the home astronomer's "bible"', Turn Left at Orion provides all the information beginning amateur astronomers need to observe the Moon, the planets and a whole host of celestial objects.

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