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            Intersections of Religion and Astronomy
             

            Intersections of Religion and Astronomy (Hardback)

            Edited by Corbally, Chris; Dinell, Darry; Ricker, Aaron

            • RRP: $282.00
            • $282.00
            • Pub Date
              5 Nov 20

            This volume examines the way in which cultural ideas about the heavens shape religious ideas and are shaped by them in return. Our approaches to cosmology have a profound effect on the way in which we each deal with religious questions and participate in the imaginative work of p...ublic and private world-building. Employing an interdisciplinary team of international scholars, each chapter shows how religion and cosmology interrelate and matter for real people. Historical and contemporary case studies are included to demonstrate the lived reality of a variety of faith traditions and their interactions with the cosmos. This breadth of scope allows readers to get a unique overview of how religion, science and our view of space have, and will continue to, impact our worldviews. Offering a comprehensive exploration of humanity and its relationship with cosmology, this book will be an important reference for scholars of Religion and Science, Religion and Culture, Interreligious Dialogue and Theology, as well as those interested in Science and Culture and Public Education.
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            ISBN 9780367369460
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Science and Religion Series
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            Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe
              

            Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe (EPUB ebook)

            By Greene, Brian

            From the world-renowned physicist and bestselling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos, a captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purposeIn both time and space, the cosmos is astoundingly vast, and yet is governed by simple, elegant, ...universal mathematical laws.On this cosmic timeline, our human era is spectacular but fleeting. Someday, we know, we will all die. And, we know, so too will the universe itself.Until the End of Time is Brian Greene's breathtaking new exploration of the cosmos and our quest to understand it. Greene takes us on a journey across time, from our most refined understanding of the universe's beginning, to the closest science can take us to the very end. He explores how life and mind emerged from the initial chaos, and how our minds, in coming to understand their own impermanence, seek in different ways to give meaning to experience: in story, myth, religion, creative expression, science, the quest for truth, and our longing for the timeless, or eternal. Through a series of nested stories that explain distinct but interwoven layers of reality-from the quantum mechanics to consciousness to black holes-Greene provides us with a clearer sense of how we came to be, a finer picture of where we are now, and a firmer understanding of where we are headed.Yet all this understanding, which arose with the emergence of life, will dissolve with its conclusion. Which leaves us with one realization: during our brief moment in the sun, we are tasked with the charge of finding our own meaning.Let us embark.
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            ISBN 9780241295991
            Available in EPUB
            Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
            Language en
            Released NZ 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Astronomy of the Inca Empire: Use and Significance of the Sun and the Night Sky
              

            Astronomy of the Inca Empire: Use and Significance of the Sun and the Night Sky (Hardback)

            By Gullberg, Steven R.

            • RRP: $526.50
            • $526.50
            • Pub Date
              11 Oct 20

            Through modern archaeoastronomy, this book helps recover and interpret some of these forgotten elements of Inca civilization. For the Incas, astronomy was more than simply observing and understanding celestial movement-it was intricately woven into the very fabric of Andean exist...ence and daily life.
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            ISBN 9783030483654
            Released NZ 11 Oct 2020
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Historical & Cultural Astronomy
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            The Beauty of Space Art: An Illustrated Journey Through the Cosmos
              

            The Beauty of Space Art: An Illustrated Journey Through the Cosmos (Hardback, 2nd ed. 2020)

            Edited by Ramer, Jon; Miller, Ron

            • RRP: $105.99
            • $105.99
            • Pub Date
              8 Oct 20

            This lavishly illustrated book chronicles the remarkable development of space art from a fledgling theme to a modern movement.In Part I, we traverse the history of art and astronomy from ancient times, through the industrial revolution, and into the 20th-century Space Age.

            ISBN 9783030493585
            Released NZ 8 Oct 2020
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sacred Landscapes of Imperial China: Astronomy, Feng Shui, and the Mandate of Heaven
              

            Sacred Landscapes of Imperial China: Astronomy, Feng Shui, and the Mandate of Heaven (Hardback, 1st ed. 2021)

            By Magli, Giulio

            • RRP: $84.99
            • $84.99
            • Pub Date
              11 Oct 20

            This book analyses the magnificent imperial necropolises of ancient China from the perspective of Archaeoastronomy, a science which takes into account the landscape in which ancient monuments are placed, focusing especially but not exclusively on the celestial aspects.

            ISBN 9783030493233
            Released NZ 11 Oct 2020
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Are the Planets Inhabited?
             

            Are the Planets Inhabited? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Maunder, E. Walter

            • RRP: $20.99
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            • In Stock US

            THE first thought that men had concerning the heavenly bodies was an obvious one: they were lights. There was a greater light to rule the day; a lesser light to rule the night; and there were the stars also.In those days there seemed an immense difference between the earth upon w...hich men stood, and the bright objects that shone down upon it from the heavens above. The earth seemed to be vast, dark, and motionless; the celestial lights seemed to be small, and moved, and shone. The earth was then regarded as the fixed centre of the universe, but the Copernican theory has since deprived it of this pride of place. Yet from another point of view the new conception of its position involves a promotion, since the earth itself is now regarded as a heavenly body of the same order as some of those which shine down upon us. It is[Pg 2] among st them, and it too moves and shines-shines, as some of them do, by reflecting the light of the sun. Could we transport ourselves to a neighboring world, the earth would seem a star, not distinguishable in kind from the rest.
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            ISBN 9798633800876
            Released NZ 3 Apr 2020
            Publisher Independently Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            An Introduction to Comets: Post-Rosetta Perspectives
              

            An Introduction to Comets: Post-Rosetta Perspectives (Hardback, 1st ed. 2020)

            By Thomas, Nicolas

            • RRP: $296.50
            • $296.50
            • Pub Date
              9 Aug 20

            Written by a leading expert on comets, this textbook is divided into seven main elements with a view to allowing advanced students to appreciate the interconnections between the different elements. The author then closes with three smaller chapters on related objects, the loss of... comets, and prospects for future exploration.
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            ISBN 9783030505738
            Released NZ 9 Aug 2020
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
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            Planetary Giant Impacts: Simulating Collisions and Their Consequences
              

            Planetary Giant Impacts: Simulating Collisions and Their Consequences (Hardback, 1st ed. 2021)

            By Kegerreis, Jacob

            • RRP: $526.50
            • $526.50
            • Pub Date
              18 Oct 20

            Based on 3D smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations performed with unprecedented high resolution, this book examines the giant impacts that dominate many planets' late accretion and evolution.

            ISBN 9783030499570
            Released NZ 18 Oct 2020
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Springer Theses
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            L'Origine Della Vita: Una Nuova Teoria Evolutiva
             

            L'Origine Della Vita: Una Nuova Teoria Evolutiva (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Partidas, Carlos L.

            • RRP: $36.50
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            • In Stock US

            In questo libro proponiamo una nuova teoria dell'evoluzione biologica, perche e evidente che le cellule eucariotiche si sono formate dalla mutazione di un virus; poiche un virus e la transizione tra la materia elettronica vivente e la materia elettronica che non ha alcuna forma d...i vita.
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            ISBN 9798639386787
            Released NZ 22 Apr 2020
            Publisher Independently Published
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series La Chimica Delle Malattie
            Language (Italian)
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            A Origem Da Vida: Uma Nova Teoria Evolucionaria
             

            A Origem Da Vida: Uma Nova Teoria Evolucionaria (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Partidas, Carlos L.

            • RRP: $36.50
            • $36.50
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            Neste livro, propomos uma nova teoria de evolucao biologica, pois e evidente que celulas eucarioticas foram formadas a partir da mutacao de um virus; ja que um virus e a transicao entre materia eletronica viva e materia eletronica que nao tem forma de vida.

            ISBN 9798639309151
            Released NZ 21 Apr 2020
            Publisher Independently Published
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Quimica Das Doencas
            Language (Portuguese)
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