One of our great contemporary scientists reveals the ten profound insights that illuminate what everyone should know about the physical world In Fundamentals, Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek offers the reader a simple yet profound exploration of reality based on the deep revelations of modern science. With clarity and an infectious sense of joy, he guides us through the essential concepts that form our understanding of what the world is and how it works. Through these pages, we come to see our reality in a new way--bigger, fuller, and stranger than it looked before. Synthesizing basic questions, facts, and dazzling speculations, Wilczek investigates the ideas that form our understanding of the universe: time, space, matter, energy, complexity, and complementarity. He excavates the history of fundamental science, exploring what we know and how we know it, while journeying to the horizons of the scientific world to give us a glimpse of what we may soon discover. Brilliant, lucid, and accessible, this celebration of human ingenuity and imagination will expand your world and your mind.

Author Frank Wilczek
Isbn 0241302471
Genre Science
Year 2021-01-12
Pages 272
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En septembre 2015, l'interféromètre américain LIGO détectait pour la première fois une onde gravitationnelle traversant la Terre, une légère perturbation de l'espace-temps, de l'ordre du milliardième de milliardième de mètres. Cette onde signalait un événement exceptionnel et extrêmement violent aux confins de l'univers: la fusion de deux trous noirs, il y a un milliard d'année. En août 2017, une nouvelle détection était conjointement réalisée par LIGO et le détecteur européen Virgo, permettant de localiser la source de la perturbation : la fusion de deux étoiles à neutrons, deux astres ultra-dense de la masse d'une étoile pour un rayon de 10 à 15 kilomètres. Fruit d'une prouesse technologique, la détection des ondes gravitationnelles ouvre ainsi la voie à une nouvelle astronomie, celle des astres noirs et des phénomènes lointains, avec la possibilité d'observer le ciel dans toutes les directions et à tous moments. Rédigé par un acteur de premier plan, ce livre nous raconte cette épopée des temps modernes qui nous permettra peut-être bientôt de percer les mystères de la matière noire et de l'énergie sombre.

Author Matteo Barsuglia
Isbn 2100797638
Genre Science
Year 2019-05-29
Pages 224
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Au-delà du souvenir, il y a une réalité improbable, porteuse d’un souffle nouveau et menant vers un avenir jusque-là inespéré... 534 après J.-C. Par une nuit de pleine lune, un enchanteur à la réputation légendaire unit une reine celte au meilleur chevalier de la Table Ronde. Mais rongée par la jalousie, une femme tapie dans l’ombre interfère à leur insu. Juillet 2010. Galaan, 29 ans, possède une vie bien remplie et trépidante à Lyon, en France. Gen, 30 ans, vit une existence paisible et ordonnée à Liège, en Belgique. Tout les sépare. Et pourtant... Lors d’un été en Bretagne, leur destin va basculer et leurs chemins vont se croiser. Très rapidement, ils seront confrontés à un secret remontant à plusieurs siècles et les liant inexorablement l’un à l’autre. Un pacte, scellé par Merlin. La promesse d’un amour éternel. Mais aussi un lieu sacré à découvrir avant que ne s’écoulent les 30 prochains jours. Car passé ce délai, l’éternité risquerait bien de se muer en enfer... Plongez au cœur de la forêt de Brocéliande. Voyagez au gré du temps. Laissez-vous transporter par une histoire d’amour vieille de plus de mille cinq cents ans...

Author Stéphanie Moins
Isbn 2960177517
Genre Fiction
Year 2015-10-01T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 420
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Pas une année sans que les prédictions des physiciens ne soient vérifiées, de l’existence du boson de Higgs à celle des ondes gravitationnelles. Cette victoire cache pourtant une surprenante vérité : nous ne savons rien (ou presque)! Des exemples? La composition de 95 % de l’Univers reste une énigme, tout comme ce qu’il s’est vraiment passé durant le Big Bang. Et pourquoi est-il impossible d’aller plus vite que la lumière? Pourquoi la gravitation est-elle 1036 fois moins intense que les autres interactions? Quelle est l’origine des rayons cosmiques qui bombardent la Terre en permanence? Mystère! Non content d’exposer avec la plus grande clarté le peu que nous savons déjà sur l’infiniment petit et l’infiniment grand, cet ouvrage fait le point sur les grands défis lancés à la science. Il reste tant à découvrir... et c’est heureux!

Author Daniel Whiteson
Isbn 2081423944
Genre Social Science
Year 2018-03-28T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 397
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"Une femme d'argent", de Hector Malot. Publié par Good Press. Good Press publie un large éventail d'ouvrages, où sont inclus tous les genres littéraires. Les choix éditoriaux des éditions Good Press ne se limitent pas aux grands classiques, à la fiction et à la non-fiction littéraire. Ils englobent également les trésors, oubliés ou à découvrir, de la littérature mondiale. Nous publions les livres qu'il faut avoir lu. Chaque ouvrage publié par Good Press a été édité et mis en forme avec soin, afin d'optimiser le confort de lecture, sur liseuse ou tablette. Notre mission est d'élaborer des e-books faciles à utiliser, accessibles au plus grand nombre, dans un format numérique de qualité supérieure.

Author Hector Malot
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Genre Fiction
Year 2020-06-17
Pages 258
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Anaximandre, né voici vingt-six siècles dans la cité grecque de Milet en Anatolie, était le disciple de Thalès. Moins connu que son illustre prédécesseur, il est pourtant à l'origine de l'immense bouleversement conceptuel qui donna naissance à la science. De l'observation perspicace du mouvement des étoiles, il tira la conclusion que la Terre ne repose sur aucun support solide, colonnes ou tortue, comme toutes les civilisations l'avaient cru jusqu'alors. Pour Anaximandre, et pour l'humanité à venir, la Terre « flotte » dans le ciel. Le premier, il chercha les causes des phénomènes naturels non pas dans les caprices des dieux, mais dans la nature elle-même. Plus important encore, il initia le processus de révolte savante qui est la démarche de la science : construire sur le savoir acquis, mais remettre toute vérité en doute. Un des grands physiciens de notre temps, Carlo Rovelli, propose dans ce livre une réflexion sur la pensée scientifique et une lecture originale de la nature de cette pensée. Il en éclaire l'irréductible originalité, sa capacité de redessiner sans cesse l'image du monde, à l'oeuvre chez Anaximandre comme chez Newton, chez Einstein et jusqu'à la gravité quantique.

Author Carlo Rovelli
Isbn 2100815423
Genre Science
Year 2020-07-01
Pages 240
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« Vous êtes à quelques milliers de kilomètres au-dessus de la surface du Soleil. Sa puissance est à couper le souffle. D’énormes boules magnétiques gonflent et se percent, éjectant vers l’espace des milliards de tonnes de matière brûlante qui transpercent votre corps éthéré. Le spectacle est extraordinaire et vous vous demandez soudain, avec une légère jalousie, ce qui rend le Soleil si spécial par rapport à la Terre. » Imaginez que vous puissiez voyager à travers les étoiles jusqu’aux confins de notre galaxie, plonger au cœur d’un trou noir, entrer dans le monde quantique... Ce livre vous offre une ébouriffante odyssée cosmique aux frontières du savoir. Paru en 2015 et devenu un classique, il a consacré Christophe Galfard comme un des meilleurs vulgarisateurs de sa génération. En voici une édition à jour des dernières découvertes et enrichie d’un cahier photos.

Author Christophe Galfard
Isbn 208142309X
Genre Science
Year 2017-11-08T00:00:00+01:00
Pages 463
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E=mc2 est certainement la formule mathématique la plus connue au monde et pourtant peu savent ce qu'elle signifie exactement. Cet ouvrage explore la signification profonde de la fameuse équation d'Einstein et répond en termes simples aux questions qu'elle pose: qu'est-ce que l'énergie? Qu'est-ce que la masse? Qu'est-ce que la vitesse de la lumière a à voir avec elles? Pour pénétrer les mystères de la matière, les auteurs nous entraîne au coeur du LHC, ce gigantesque acélérateur de particules situé près de Genève qui doit recréer les conditions de la naissance de l'univers. Au terme de leur enquête, vous comprendrez enfin pourquoi le monde est ce qu'il est!

Author Brian Cox,Jeff Forshaw
Isbn 2100580698
Genre Science
Year 2012-04-18
Pages 224
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Les plus récentes découvertes de la physique expliquées par l'un de ses plus jeunes et brillants théoriciens. Le XXe siècle a vu naître les deux plus belles théories physiques jamais inventées. La première, la relativité générale, est l'œuvre d'un génie solitaire, Albert Einstein. Son domaine d'application est l'infiniment grand. La seconde, la mécanique quantique, est l'œuvre collective de certains des plus grands esprits de tous les temps. Son domaine d'application est l'infiniment petit. Ce sont ces deux théories qui font de la physique la "reine des sciences" - et elles sont, hélas, incompatibles entre elles. Lorsqu'on cherche à les réunir dans ce qu'on appelle "la théorie du tout", on se heurte à des difficultés insurmontables. Après la relativité générale et la mécanique quantique, l'avenir appartient-il à la "théorie des cordes" ? Aujourd'hui, une nouvelle théorie, la "théorie des cordes", semble en passe de réussir là où toutes les précédentes ont échoué : ce faisant, elle bouleverse notre conception de la matière, de l'espace et du temps. C'est l'histoire pleine de rebondissements de cette révolution en marche, où les particules élémentaires s'avèrent semblables à d'infimes bouts de ficelle, où l'espace-temps se déchire, se répare, se replie en dix dimensions invisibles, où le big-bang et les trous noirs prennent des formes inattendues, que nous raconte ici l'un de ses éminents acteurs.

Author Brian GREENE
Isbn 2221130480
Genre Social Science
Year 2012-09-13
Pages 387
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Parfois appelée « théorie du tout », la théorie des cordes cherche à unifier les forces fondamentales de la nature au sein d’un même modèle. Elle comprend donc à la fois la gravité, telle que décrite par la théorie de la relativité, et la mécanique quantique. Steven Gubser brosse le portrait des étranges objets qui peuplent cette théorie, depuis les cordes et les branes jusqu’à l’espace-temps courbe. Usant d’analogies universelles et compréhensibles, il dépeint les efforts des plus grands physiciens dans un langage clair, même pour le profane. Toutefois, faute de pouvoir être prouvée ou infirmée expérimentalement, la théorie des cordes reste spéculative. Cet ouvrage vous donnera tous les éléments nécessaires à sa compréhension.

Author Steven S. Gubser
Isbn 2100585851
Genre Science
Year 2012-08-29
Pages 192
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God desires that you become outstanding in every endeavour of your life. His delight is for you to accomplish his plan and purpose for your life. He is excited to see you succeed in life. By redemption the grace for you to succeed is already available to you. God has destined you for all round success in your business, career, finances, academics etc. Although you are destined to succeed, I would like you to know that there is no accidental success in life. Dr. Fred Price once remarked, we have not succeeded by accident. That means every success you see today is a product of conscious steps which were taken by the ones who desired it. This book offers to you the fundamental steps that you must take for success to become a reality in your life. Success is a journey and I pray that you enjoy the ride. You will learn in this book that:- • Success is a covenant • Your mentality defines your success • How to build a positive attitude for success • How to set smart goal and achieve them • How to accept responsibility for Success

Author Itoro Abasiene
Isbn 1491885416
Genre Self-Help
Year 2013-12-18
Pages 84
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The culmination of over three decades of writing by environmental scientist and writer Haydn Washington, this book examines the global environmental crisis and its solutions. Many of us know that something is wrong with our world, that it is wounded. At the same time, we often don’t know why things have gone wrong – or what can be done. Framing the discussion around three central predicaments – the ecological, the social, and the economic – Washington provides background as to why each of these are in crisis and presents steps that individuals can personally take to heal the world. Urging the reader to accept the reality of our problems, he explores practical solutions for change such as the transition to renewable energy, rejection of climate denial and the championing of appropriate technology, as well as a readjustment in ethical approaches. The book also contains 19 ‘solution boxes’ by distinguished environmental scholars. With a focus on positive, personal solutions, this book is an essential read for students and scholars of environmental science and environmental philosophy, and for all those keen to heal the world and contribute towards a sustainable future.

Author Haydn Washington
Isbn 1000708667
Genre Science
Year 2019-10-01
Pages 228
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Before we can transcend our humanity and deepen our spirituality, we must transform our ego. Many of us are taking steps to embrace a spiritual path and others are unaware that this path exists. We all face the same significant obstacle: our ego. An unconscious, imbalanced ego can delay, distort, disturb, or destroy our efforts to transcend the limitations of our humanity and deepen our spiritual consciousness. "EgoSpiritualism: Awakening to Your Human and Divine Self" shows us that we must transform and heal our ego -- not dissolve, disown, or defeat it -- in order to merge our humanity and Divinity. The result is a more fully and deeply lived human and spiritual experience.

Author Linda M. Martin Mh.D,Nikolas Martin
Isbn 1504345037
Genre Self-Help
Year 2015-11-13
Pages 190
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Simon Susen examines the impact of the 'postmodern turn' on the contemporary social sciences. On the basis of an innovative five-dimensional approach, this study provides a systematic, comprehensive, and critical account of the legacy of the 'postmodern turn', notably in terms of its continuing relevance in the twenty-first century.

Author Simon Susen
Isbn 1137318236
Genre Political Science
Year 2015-07-23
Pages 522
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From climate change to sustainable communities, landscape architecture is at the forefront of today's most crucial issues and this book provides an introduction to the key elements of this broad field. The Fundamentals of Landscape Architecture explains the process of designing for sites, calling upon historical precedent and evolving philosophies to discuss how a project moves from concept to realization. It serves as a guide to the many specializations within landscape architecture, such as landscape strategy and urban design. The second edition features new international and US-based case studies including a study of Peter Schaudt of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects based in Chicago, US, which features the Historic Landscape Preservation Plan, at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The work of Dr Kongjian Yu of Turenscape is explored and features Houtan Park, Shanghai, China and Greg Grabasch's project Januburu Six Seasons, Broome, Western Australia is discussed. Examined in depth is the work of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects at The Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, US. For the second edition the author, Tim Waterman, has interviewed the following leading landscape architects: Phil Askew of the London Legacy Development Corporation, UK, discusses the continuing legacy of the Olympics in London. The work of New York-based Thomas Balsley is explored through his project at Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park, New York, USA. The ethos of Raymond Jungles is examined with reference to his project at 1111 Lincoln Road, Miami, Florida, USA. And the role of the landscape architect is discussed with Thierry Kandjee of Taktyk in Brussels, Belgium. These interviews and case studies should inspire landscape architect students the world over to create innovative and creative designs.

Author Tim Waterman
Isbn 1472528670
Genre Architecture
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 192
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Faith is one of the most critical aspects of the Christian life, because it is the means by which we receive all that God has secured for us; yet the nature of faith is one of the most misunderstood concepts of Christianity. Some conceptualize faith as some mental state that one must reach before they are able to “tap into” God’s “resources.” Others view faith as some sort of incorporeal substance that is “out there” for which we must reach. All of these concepts of faith are deficient, if not heretical, and yet all of them are found in the church. Others view faith as a mere fantasy or hope with no basis in reality, and thus religious claims are excluded from the arena of knowledge. “For a number of years my heart has been trilled over the doctrine of faith as it is received and taught among evangelical Christians everywhere. Great emphasis is laid upon faith in orthodox circles, and that is good, but still I am troubled. Specifically, my fear is that the modern conception of faith is not the biblical one; that when the teachers of our day use the word, they do no mean what Bible meant when they used it”. I also share the same concerns with A.W.Tozer, when he said; “the cause of my uneasiness are these”: 1. The lack of spiritual fruits in the lives of so many who claim to have faith. 2. The rarity of a radical change in the conduct and general outlook of persons professing their new faith in Christ as their personal Savior. 3. The failure of our teachers to define or even describe the thing to which the word faith is supposed to refer. 4. The heartbreaking failure of multitudes of seekers is they are even so earnest to make anything out of the doctrine or to receive any satisfying experience through it. 5. The real danger that a doctrine that is parroted so widely and received so uncritically by so many is false as understood by them. 6. I have seen faith put forward as an escape from reality, a refuge from the necessity of hard thinking, a hiding place for weak character, natural optimism, emotional thrills and nervous tics. Therefore, in the pages of this book, I will endeavor to outline for your benefit the dynamics of faith. What is faith? How does faith works? How to grow in faith? The power of faith; the Excellency of faith; the demand of faith; the perseverance of faith; the challenges of faith; the object of faith, the effect of faith; the response of faith; the discipline of faith; the necessity of faith and many more are discussed.

Author Michael Taylor
Isbn 9781450006231
Genre Religion
Year 2009-12-02
Pages 228
Language English
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A fresh analysis of the study of American foreign relations history, this book shows the ways in which international education has shaped the US relationship with the world.

Author R. Garlitz,L. Jarvinen
Isbn 1137060158
Genre Political Science
Year 2012-08-06
Pages 249
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'A gripping account of a physicist whose speculations could prove as revolutionary as those of Albert Einstein . . . Its combination of erudition, warmth, robustness, and wit is entirely appropriate to their subject' New Statesman 'Intriguing . . . There are larger questions here than the life of even this singular man' Peter Ackroyd, The Times Stephen Hawking was no ordinary scientist. He managed to do more than perhaps any other physicist to broaden our basic understanding of the universe. This skilful portrait of an indefatigable genius traces the course of Hawking's life and science, marrying biography and physics to tell the story of a remarkable man.

Author John Gribbin,Michael White
Isbn 0349142343
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2016-01-21
Pages 384
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Science and the Eastern Orthodox Church explores core theological and philosophical notions and contentious topics such as evolution from the vantage point of science, Orthodox theology, and the writings of popular recent Orthodox critics as well as supporters. Examining what science is and why Eastern Orthodox Christians should be concerned about the topic, including a look at well known 20th century figures that are considered holy elders or saints in the Orthodox Church and their relationship and thoughts about science, contributors analyse the historical contingencies that contribute to the relationship of the Orthodox Church and science both in the past and present. Part II includes critiques of science and considers its limitations and strengths in light of Orthodox understandings of the experience of God and the so called miraculous, together with analysis of two Orthodox figures of the 20th century that were highly critical of science, it's foundations and metaphysical assumptions. Part III looks at selected topics in science and how they relate to Orthodox theology, including evolution, brain evolution and consciousness, beginning of life science, nanotechnology, stem cell research and others. Drawing together leading Orthodox scientists, theologians, and historians confronting some of the critical issues and uses of modern science, this book will be useful for students, academics and clergy who want to develop a greater understanding of how to relate Orthodoxy to science.

Author Daniel Buxhoeveden,Gayle Woloschak
Isbn 1317059050
Genre Religion
Year 2016-04-01
Pages 232
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The present is the best collected edition of the important works of Schiller which is accessible to readers in the English language. Detached poems or dramas have been translated at various times since the first publication of the original works; and in several instances these versions have been incorporated into this collection. Schiller was not less efficiently qualified by nature for an historian than for a dramatist. He was formed to excel in all departments of literature, and the admirable lucidity of style and soundness and impartiality of judgment displayed in his historical writings will not easily be surpassed, and will always recommend them as popular expositions of the periods of which they treat. Since the publication of the first English edition many corrections and improvements have been made, with a view to rendering it as acceptable as possible to English readers; and, notwithstanding the disadvantages of a translation, the publishers feel sure that Schiller will be heartily acceptable to English readers, and that the influence of his writings will continue to increase. THE HISTORY OF THE REVOLT OF THE NETHERLANDS was translated by Lieut. E. B. Eastwick, and originally published abroad for students' use. But this translation was too strictly literal for general readers. It has been carefully revised, and some portions have been entirely rewritten by the Rev. A. J. W. Morrison, who also has so ably translated the HISTORY OF THE THIRTY YEARS WAR. THE CAMP OF WALLENSTEIN was translated by Mr. James Churchill, and first appeared in "Frazer's Magazine." It is an exceedingly happy version of what has always been deemed the most untranslatable of Schiller's works. THE PICCOLOMINI and DEATH OF WALLENSTEIN are the admirable version of S. T. Coleridge, completed by the addition of all those passages which he has omitted, and by a restoration of Schiller's own arrangement of the acts and scenes. It is said, in defence of the variations which exist between the German original and the version given by Coleridge, that he translated from a prompter's copy in manuscript, before the drama had been printed, and that Schiller himself subsequently altered it, by omitting some passages, adding others, and even engrafting several of Coleridge's adaptations. WILHELM TELL is translated by Theodore Martin, Esq., whose well-known position as a writer, and whose special acquaintance with German literature make any recommendation superfluous. DON CARLOS is translated by R. D. Boylan, Esq., and, in the opinion of competent judges, the version is eminently successful. Mr. Theodore Martin kindly gave some assistance, and, it is but justice to state, has enhanced the value of the work by his judicious suggestions. The translation of MARY STUART is that by the late Joseph Mellish, who appears to have been on terms of intimate friendship with Schiller. His version was made from the prompter's copy, before the play was published, and, like Coleridge's Wallenstein, contains many passages not found in the printed edition. These are distinguished by brackets. On the other hand, Mr. Mellish omitted many passages which now form part of the printed drama, all of which are now added. The translation, as a whole, stands out from similar works of the time (1800) in almost as marked a degree as Coleridge's Wallenstein, and some passages exhibit powers of a high order; a few, however, especially in the earlier scenes, seemed capable of improvement, and these have been revised, but, in deference to the translator, with a sparing hand. THE MAID OF ORLEANS is contributed by Miss Anna Swanwick, whose translation of Faust has since become well known. It has been. carefully revised, and is now, for the first time, published complete. THE BRIDE OF MESSINA, which has been regarded as the poetical masterpiece of Schiller, and, perhaps of all his works, presents the greatest difficulties to the translator, is rendered by A. Lodge, Esq., M. A. This version, on its first publication in England, a few years ago, was received with deserved eulogy by distinguished critics. To the present edition has been prefixed Schiller's Essay on the Use of the Chorus in Tragedy, in which the author's favorite theory of the "Ideal of Art" is enforced with great ingenuity and eloquence.

Author Friedrich Schiller
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Genre Literary Collections
Year 2015-11-19
Pages 340
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