Human Universe

Human Universe
  • Author : Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2015-05-07
  • ISBN : 9780008129798

Human Universe Book Review:

Top ten Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Engaging, ambitious and creative’ Guardian Where are we? Are we alone? Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future?

Human Universe

Human Universe
  • Author : Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2014-10-30
  • ISBN : 9780007488810

Human Universe Book Review:

Top ten Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Engaging, ambitious and creative’ Guardian Where are we? Are we alone? Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future?

Human Universe

Human Universe
  • Author : Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen
  • Publisher : William Collins
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2018-09-20
  • ISBN : 0008144753

Human Universe Book Review:

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity. Clumps of atoms in a universe with more galaxies than people. And yet a human being is necessary for the question itself to exist, and the presence of a question in the universe any question is the most wonderful thing. Questions require minds, and minds bring meaning. What is meaning? I don t know, except that the universe and every pointless speck inside it means something to me. I am astonished by the existence of a single atom, and find my civilisation to be an outrageous imprint on reality. I don t understand it. Nobody does, but it makes me smile. This book asks questions about our origins, our destiny, and our place in the universe. We have no right to expect answers; we have no right to even ask. But ask and wonder we do. Human Universe is first and foremost a love letter to humanity; a celebration of our outrageous fortune in existing at all. I have chosen to write my letter in the language of science, because there is no better demonstration of our magnificent ascent from dust to paragon of animals than the exponentiation of knowledge generated by science. Two million years ago we were apemen. Now we are spacemen. That has happened, as far as we know, nowhere else. That is worth celebrating."

The Planets

The Planets
  • Author : Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2019-05-23
  • ISBN : 9780008313470

The Planets Book Review:

‘So staggering you go “whoa!” every few seconds’ Guardian ‘Really impressive’ Eamonn Holmes, ITV This Morning A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series.

The Universe: The book of the BBC TV series presented by Professor Brian Cox

The Universe: The book of the BBC TV series presented by Professor Brian Cox
  • Author : Andrew Cohen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 621
  • Relase : 2021-10-14
  • ISBN : 9780008389338

The Universe: The book of the BBC TV series presented by Professor Brian Cox Book Review:

Every night, above our heads, a drama of epic proportions is playing out. Diamond planets, zombie stars, black holes heavier than a billion Suns. The cast of characters is extraordinary, and each one has its own incredible story to tell.

Towards a Post-Human Universe

Towards a Post-Human Universe
  • Author : Michael J Walsh
  • Publisher : Paragon Publishing
  • Pages : 78
  • Relase : 2021-05-07
  • ISBN : 9781782228424

Towards a Post-Human Universe Book Review:

This book addresses a HUGE topic – the end of man’s reign as master of the earth and skies and his replacement by a super race with unimaginable powers. This is not science fiction. The forecast is based on solid scientific evidence. The universe has to date advanced in giant steps – from void to matter, to living cells, plants, animals, and human beings. Each step has been seismic in its consequences. There are more giant steps to come. The next one is already in preparation and we are unwittingly part of its genesis. The post-humans will arise from our own very midst. They will have access to the deepest secrets of the universe, hereto hidden to man. They will quickly become the new masters. A sobering re-assessment of man’s real role in the trajectory of the universe!

The Human’s Universe and Its Purpose and Destiny

The Human’s Universe and Its Purpose and Destiny
  • Author : Robert Flash Kingsley
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 108
  • Relase : 2015-03-27
  • ISBN : 9781504902250

The Human’s Universe and Its Purpose and Destiny Book Review:

The subject of God and our origin as humans has been at odds between science and religion for centuries until just recently. Now, due to the latest findings and the merging of both fields of study, a greater view of the concept of the Creator that applies to all people equally representing both disciplines is available to benefit our entire global society. The universal comprehension of the human spirit as an extension of the creative energy of the universe now arrives for us to utilize the unseen forces of life and creation to rebuild ourselves and the world for future development and prosperity. Unification through intelligent awareness is the only way we, as a civilization, can have a bright future.

Wonders of Life

Wonders of Life
  • Author : Professor Brian Cox,Andrew Cohen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2013-01-24
  • ISBN : 9780007452682

Wonders of Life Book Review:

What is Life? Where did it come from? Why does it end?

You Are the Universe

You Are the Universe
  • Author : Deepak Chopra, M.D.,Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2017-02-07
  • ISBN : 9780307951854

You Are the Universe Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world. "A riveting and absolutely fascinating adventure that will blow your mind wide open!" —Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality? In this brilliant, timely, and practical work, Chopra and Kafatos tell us that we've reached just such a point. In the coming era, the universe will be completely redefined as a "human universe" radically unlike the cold, empty void where human life is barely a speck in the cosmos. You Are the Universe literally means what it says--each of us is a co-creator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself: • What Came Before the Big Bang? • Why Does the Universe Fit Together So Perfectly? • Where Did Time Come From? • What Is the Universe Made Of? • Is the Quantum World Linked to Everyday Life? • Do We Live in a Conscious Universe? • How Did Life First Begin? “The shift into a new paradigm is happening,” the authors write. “The answers offered in this book are not our invention or eccentric flights of fancy. All of us live in a participatory universe. Once you decide that you want to participate fully with mind, body, and soul, the paradigm shift becomes personal. The reality you inhabit will be yours either to embrace or to change.” What these two great minds offer is a bold, new understanding of who we are and how we can transform the world for the better while reaching our greatest potential.

Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos

Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos
  • Author : Dennis Overbye
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2021-12-21
  • ISBN : 9780316434799

Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos Book Review:

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award: the "intensely exciting" story of a group of brilliant scientists who set out to answer the deepest questions about the origin of the universe and changed the course of physics and astronomy forever (Newsday). In southern California, nearly a half century ago, a small band of researchers — equipped with a new 200-inch telescope and a faith born of scientific optimism — embarked on the greatest intellectual adventure in the history of humankind: the search for the origin and fate of the universe. Their quest would eventually engulf all of physics and astronomy, leading not only to the discovery of quasars, black holes, and shadow matter but also to fame, controversy, and Nobel Prizes. Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos tells the story of the men and women who have taken eternity on their shoulders and stormed nature in search of answers to the deepest questions we know to ask. "Written with such wit and verve that it is hard not to zip through in one sitting." —Washington Post

Humans in Universe

Humans in Universe
  • Author : Buckminster Fuller,Answar Dil
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Pages : 235
  • Relase : 1983-01-01
  • ISBN : 9783110859577

Humans in Universe Book Review:

The Universe Within

The Universe Within
  • Author : Neil Shubin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2013-01-08
  • ISBN : 9780307907868

The Universe Within Book Review:

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** From one of our finest and most popular science writers, and the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery as big as the world itself: How are the events that formed our solar system billions of years ago embedded inside each of us? In Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human bodies—our hands, heads, and jaws—and the structures in fish and worms that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. In The Universe Within, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, Shubin takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we look the way we do. Starting once again with fossils, he turns his gaze skyward, showing us how the entirety of the universe’s fourteen-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. As he moves from our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system) through the workings of our eyes, Shubin makes clear how the evolution of the cosmos has profoundly marked our own bodies. WITH BLACK-AND-WHITE LINE DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT

The New Universe and the Human Future

The New Universe and the Human Future
  • Author : Nancy Ellen Abrams,Joel R. Primack
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2011-04-19
  • ISBN : 9780300167320

The New Universe and the Human Future Book Review:

A cultural philosopher and an astrophysicist attempt to decipher how we fit into the universe, and the impact our placement has on us. After a four-century rupture between science and the questions of value and meaning, this groundbreaking book presents an explosive and potentially life-altering idea: if the world could agree on a shared creation story based on modern cosmology and biology—a story that has just become available—it would redefine our relationship with Planet Earth and benefit all of humanity, now and into the distant future. Written in eloquent, accessible prose and illustrated in magnificent color throughout, including images from innovative simulations of the evolving universe, this book brings the new scientific picture of the universe to life. It interprets what our human place in the cosmos may mean for us and our descendants. It offers unique insights into the potential use of this newfound knowledge to find solutions to seemingly intractable global problems such as climate change and unsustainable growth. And it explains why we need to “think cosmically, act globally” if we're going to have a long-term, prosperous future on Earth. “Should be read by anyone, not just scientists, who worry about the human condition.”—Deepak Chopra, The Huffington Post “A prophetic book. Its message ranks right up there with those of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Joel. Like the prophets, it is at times poetic, demanding, grounded, soaring, empowering, and always awe-inspiring.”—Matthew Fox, Tikkun “The ideas and images are fascinating and certainly contribute to a sense of the profound stakes involved in what we’re doing to the planet and ourselves.”—William Kowinski, North Coast Journal

Humanity in a Creative Universe

Humanity in a Creative Universe
  • Author : Stuart A. Kauffman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 294
  • Relase : 2016
  • ISBN : 9780199390458

Humanity in a Creative Universe Book Review:

Much of Stuart Kauffman's work in the philosophy of evolutionary biology has centered on the question of what he calls "prestatability" in evolution: that is, whether or not science can precisely predict the future development of biological features in organisms, using a singular "FinalTheory" of evolution. In this book, Kauffman argues that the development of life on earth is not prestatable, because no theory could ever fully account for the limitless variability of evolution. He believes that the biological universe's primary trait is that it is creative, and that acknowledgingthis creativity will lead to a radically different way in which humans view themselves and all other living beings. It is an argument against Reductive Materialism.Kauffman also asserts that man's Modern preoccupation to explain all things with scientific law has deadened our creative natures. In his words, he aims for the book to be "one that revises our scientific world view of the universe as entirely entailed by law." Instead, he advocates an approach toscience that accounts for "unprestatable" creativity, thus allowing humans to fully realize their creative selves. The book will build off the ideas developed in his last two works, Reinventing the Sacred and Investigations. Incorporating philosophers like Kant and Descartes, as well as the scienceof Newton and Darwin, Humanity in a Creative Universe is Stuart Kauffman's argument for a creative and unpredictable view of modern science.

Universe, Human Immortality and Future Human Evaluation

Universe, Human Immortality and Future Human Evaluation
  • Author : Alexander Bolonkin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 156
  • Relase : 2011-11
  • ISBN : 9780124158016

Universe, Human Immortality and Future Human Evaluation Book Review:

Pt. 1. Universe. Who are we? Where are we? -- pt. 2. Human immortality and future human evaluation.

The Whole Universe Book

The Whole Universe Book
  • Author : Richard Omura
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2014-01-20
  • ISBN : 0615951953

The Whole Universe Book Book Review:

The Whole Universe Book takes patterns observable in nature and explains how the universe works, even venturing ambitiously into such concepts as how to achieve eternal life and the spiritual evolution of our civilization. Included are detailed methods on how to apply these ideas to make our lives better, exploring free will, health, positive thinking, meditation and balancing science with spirituality. Appropo to the title, this book achieves a sweeping wholistic view of the universe from both the scientific and spiritual viewpoints. Using the metaphor of the human being as a vehicle, the book discusses who and what we are, where we are going and how to get there. Along the way, many fascinating subjects are linked to observable natural patterns, from spiritual and extra-terrestrial intelligences, Eastern and Western religious thought, to a new perspective of God. Then we are propelled into transcendent insights of the importance of personal growth and evolution, the latest discoveries in neuro-science, and the Gaia theory which posits that the Earth is a living organism. The book is filled with graphics, original photos and verse in order to provide a framework that does not limit itself to being a scientific or spiritual work but rather an artistic one. *Note: This b&W 2nd Edition (2nd) includes 30 pages of new insights with black and white photos and charts, some new.

The Universe Inside You

The Universe Inside You
  • Author : Brian Clegg
  • Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2012-04-05
  • ISBN : 9781848313545

The Universe Inside You Book Review:

Built from the debris of exploding stars that floated through space for billions of years, home to a zoo of tiny aliens, and controlled by a brain with more possible connections than there are atoms in the universe, the human body is the most incredible thing in existence. In the sequel to his bestselling Inflight Science, Brian Clegg explores mitochondria, in-cell powerhouses which are thought to have once been separate creatures; how your eyes are quantum traps, consuming photons of light from the night sky that have travelled for millions of years; your many senses, which include the ability to detect warps in space and time, and why meeting an attractive person can turn you into a gibbering idiot. Read THE UNIVERSE INSIDE YOU and you'll never look at yourself the same way again.

A Significant Life

A Significant Life
  • Author : Todd May
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2015-04-02
  • ISBN : 9780226235707

A Significant Life Book Review:

What makes for a good life, or a beautiful one, or, perhaps most important, a meaningful one? Throughout history most of us have looked to our faith, our relationships, or our deeds for the answer. But in A Significant Life, philosopher Todd May offers an exhilarating new way of thinking about these questions, one deeply attuned to life as it actually is: a work in progress, a journey—and often a narrative. Offering moving accounts of his own life and memories alongside rich engagements with philosophers from Aristotle to Heidegger, he shows us where to find the significance of our lives: in the way we live them. May starts by looking at the fundamental fact that life unfolds over time, and as it does so, it begins to develop certain qualities, certain themes. Our lives can be marked by intensity, curiosity, perseverance, or many other qualities that become guiding narrative values. These values lend meanings to our lives that are distinct from—but also interact with—the universal values we are taught to cultivate, such as goodness or happiness. Offering a fascinating examination of a broad range of figures—from music icon Jimi Hendrix to civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, from cyclist Lance Armstrong to The Portrait of a Lady’s Ralph Touchett to Claus von Stauffenberg, a German officer who tried to assassinate Hitler—May shows that narrative values offer a rich variety of criteria by which to assess a life, specific to each of us and yet widely available. They offer us a way of reading ourselves, who we are, and who we might like to be. Clearly and eloquently written, A Significant Life is a recognition and a comfort, a celebration of the deeply human narrative impulse by which we make—even if we don’t realize it—meaning for ourselves. It offers a refreshing way to think of an age-old question, of quite simply, what makes a life worth living.

Life's Solution

Life's Solution
  • Author : Simon Conway Morris
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2003-09-04
  • ISBN : 9781139440806

Life's Solution Book Review:

The assassin's bullet misses, the Archduke's carriage moves forward, and a catastrophic war is avoided. So too with the history of life. Re-run the tape of life, as Stephen J. Gould claimed, and the outcome must be entirely different: an alien world, without humans and maybe not even intelligence. The history of life is littered with accidents: any twist or turn may lead to a completely different world. Now this view is being challenged. Simon Conway Morris explores the evidence demonstrating life's almost eerie ability to navigate to a single solution, repeatedly. Eyes, brains, tools, even culture: all are very much on the cards. So if these are all evolutionary inevitabilities, where are our counterparts across the galaxy? The tape of life can only run on a suitable planet, and it seems that such Earth-like planets may be much rarer than hoped. Inevitable humans, yes, but in a lonely Universe.

The True Creator of Everything

The True Creator of Everything
  • Author : Miguel Nicolelis
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 376
  • Relase : 2020-01-07
  • ISBN : 9780300244632

The True Creator of Everything Book Review:

A radically new cosmological view from a groundbreaking neuroscientist who places the human brain at the center of humanity's universe Renowned neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis introduces a revolutionary new theory of how the human brain evolved to become an organic computer without rival in the known universe. He undertakes the first attempt to explain the entirety of human history, culture, and civilization based on a series of recently uncovered key principles of brain function. This new cosmology is centered around three fundamental properties of the human brain: its insurmountable malleability to adapt and learn; its exquisite ability to allow multiple individuals to synchronize their minds around a task, goal, or belief; and its incomparable capacity for abstraction. Combining insights from such diverse fields as neuroscience, mathematics, evolution, computer science, physics, history, art, and philosophy, Nicolelis presents a neurobiologically based manifesto for the uniqueness of the human mind and a cautionary tale of the threats that technology poses to present and future generations.