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10 books about the universe
Pick up one of these featured titles on the universe in May 2021.
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
This book was published 11 years ago by W. W. Norton & Company and takes approximately 14.9 hours to read.
Introduces the superstring theory that attempts to unite general relativity and quantum mechanics.
The Mysteries of the Universe: Discover the best-kept secrets of space by Will Gater
Category: Aeronautics & Space
This book was published last year by DK Children and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
From planets and asteroids to black holes and galaxies, every page will captivate young readers as they journey through the vastness of space. Each celestial body is shown both photographically and illustrated, and children will love poring over the detailed close-up images. Engaging storybook-style descriptions of each object allow readers to delve into myths, legends, trivia, and key discoveries about the solar system and beyond. Wonder at the rocky rings around Saturn, discover the tale behind the constellation Centaurus, and gaze at the fountains gushing from Jupiter's moon Enceladus. With reference pages packed with fascinating information, you'll go away knowing something you didn't before, and you'll return time and again. An attractive gift for children who can't get enough of astronomy, The Mysteries of the Universe is perfect for kids to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories.
Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe by Laura Lynne Jackson
Category: Love & Loss
This book was published last year by Random House Publishing Group and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A renowned psychic medium teaches us how to recognize and interpret the life-changing messages from loved ones and spirit guides on the Other Side. "A collection of incredible stories . . . that speak to the universe's endless capacity for magical moments."--Goop Laura Lynne Jackson is a psychic medium and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Light Between Us. She possesses an incredible gift: the ability to communicate with loved ones who have passed, convey messages of love and healing, and impart a greater understanding of our interconnectedness. Though her abilities are exceptional, they are not unique, and that is the message at the core of this book. Understanding "the secret language of the universe" is a gift available to all. As we learn to ask for and recognize signs from the other side, we will start to find meaning where before there was only confusion, and see light in the darkness. We may decide to change paths, push toward love, pursue joy, and engage with life in a whole new way. In Signs, Jackson is able to bring the mystical into the everyday. She relates stories of people who have experienced uncanny revelations and instances of unexplained synchronicity, as well as others drawn from her own experience. There's the lost child who appears to his mother as a deer that approaches her unhesitatingly at a highway rest stop; the name written on a dollar bill that lets a terrified wife know that her husband will be okay; the Elvis Presley song that arrives at the exact moment of Jackson's own father's passing; and many others. This is a book that is inspiring and practical, deeply comforting and wonderfully motivational, in asking us to see beyond ourselves to a more magnificent universal design. Praise for Signs "This stirring guide . . . asserts that anyone can learn to understand messages that are sent from the 'Other Side.' . . . For readers struggling with loss who believe it's possible to communicate with the deceased, this book will console and empower them to look beyond their suffering."--Publishers Weekly "This brilliant book by the renowned psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson is a guidebook to and translator of the mysterious spiritual language of the universe. Through a series of touching personal stories, Signs teaches us how to discern and understand the myriad spiritual signs in our lives. Laura Lynne's beautiful and compassionate heart shines through every page. This book is both excellent and important, and I highly recommend it to all."--Brian L. Weiss, M.D., author of Many Lives, Many Masters
Space Atlas, Second Edition: Mapping the Universe and Beyond by James Trefil
Category: Astronautics & Space Flight
This book was published 3 years ago by National Geographic and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
Space Atlas combines updated maps, lavish photographs, and elegant illustrations to chart the solar system, the universe, and beyond. For space enthusiasts, science lovers, and star gazers, here is the newly revised edition of National Geographic's enduring guide to space, with a new introduction by American hero Buzz Aldrin. In this guided tour of our planetary neighborhood, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and beyond, detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions partner with clear, authoritative scientific information. Starting with the sun and moving outward into space, acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil illuminates each planet, the most important moons, significant asteroids, and other objects in our solar system. Looking beyond, he explains what we know about the Milky Way and other galaxies--and how we know it, with clear explanations of the basics of astrophysics, including dark matter and gravitational waves. For this new edition, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his moonwalk, astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin offers a new special section on Earth's moon and its essential role in space exploration past and future.
Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images by Terence Dickinson
This book was published 4 years ago by Firefly Books and takes approximately 11.1 hours to read.
"Building on the first edition, this book features 330 high resolution celestial portraits selected by bestselling astronomy writer Terence Dickinson, a four-page fold-out of the Andromeda Galaxy and an illuminating narrative that brings to life Hubble's journey and the fascinating forces at work in the universe."--
Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe by Robert Lanza
Category: New Thought
This book was published 11 years ago by BenBella Books and takes approximately 6.7 hours to read.
Building on quantum physics, Biocentrism turns the planet upside down with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe rather than the other way around. The central claim of Biocentrism is that what is referred to as space and time are forms of animal perception rather than external physical objects. Lanza and Berman take readers on a fascinating journey through a foreign universe - our own - that will alter their perception of reality for ever.
Space!: The Universe as You've Never Seen It Before (Knowledge Encyclopedias) by DK
This book was published 6 years ago by DK Children and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
From the publishers of the award-winning Knowledge Encyclopedia comes Space! Truly encyclopedic in scope and fully up-to-date covering the stars and planets, space exploration, and the night sky, Space! is packed with amazing facts and NASA images revealing the wonders of the cosmos -- from black holes to the big bang to the planets. Using computer-generated 3D models to explore and open up the most amazing objects in the universe, showing each object in incredible detail, Space! is bursting with facts, infographics, and data boxes. Every topic is covered in depth and detail while remaining easy to understand at a glance. With fresh content, up-to-date images, and crystal-clear, hi-tech design, Space! is a bold new approach to family reference.
The Universe Is Talking to You: Tap into Signs & Synchronicity to Reveal Magical Moments Every Day by Tammy Mastroberte
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published last year by Llewellyn Publications and takes approximately 7.2 hours to read.
Learn How To Receive Signs from the Universe and Loved Ones in Spirit The universe is always communicating with you--whether it be in the form of angels, guides, loved ones in spirit, or with amazing signs and synchronicities. This book shows you how to decipher the messages the universe is giving you and helps you reaffirm your faith, live with more joy, and experience life as a series of wondrous miracles. Join author Tammy Mastroberte as she shares a powerful five-step process for reaching a higher vibration that resonates with the universe and the spirit realm. These simple techniques connect you with powerful energies that provide direction when you are lost, reassurance when you are on the right track, and faith that everything in life serves a greater purpose.
The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Updated and Expanded Edition by Stephen William Hawking
This book was published 25 years ago by Bantam and takes approximately 8.3 hours to read.
An illustrated, large-format edition of the best-seller has been expanded to encompass the remarkable advances that have occurred in science and technology over the past eight years, with a new chapter on Wormholes and Time Travel and more than 240 full-color, captioned illustrations. 100,000 first printing.
Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition (Wiley Self Teaching Guides) by Dinah L. Moché
This book was published 7 years ago by Wiley and takes approximately 12.9 hours to read.
For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries. Updated with the latest, most accurate information, new online resources, and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Eighth Edition features: ·Website addresses throughout for the best color images and astronomy resources online ·Technical ideas made simple without mathematics ·A beautiful updated full-color, glossy insert with spectacular images ·An interactive format with learning goals, reviews, self-tests, and answers for fast learning
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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