Searching the Heavens and the Earth:The History of Jesuit Observatories Astrophysics and Space Science Library. Auflage 2003 Agustin Udias
Searching the Heavens and the Earth:The History of Jesuit Observatories Astrophysics and Space Science Library. Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2003 Agustin Udias
This program is read by the author. A best-selling author and rabbi´s profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by the famous correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi. ´´A human being is part of the whole, called by us ´Universe´, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness....´´ (Albert Einstein) When Rabbi Naomi Levy came across this poignant letter by Einstein, it shook her to her core. His words perfectly captured what she has come to believe about the human condition: that we are intimately connected and that we are blind to this truth. Levy wondered what had elicited such spiritual wisdom from a man of science. Thus began a three-year search into the mystery of Einstein´s letter and into the mystery of the human soul. What emerges is an inspiring, deeply affecting audiobook for people of all faiths filled with universal truths that will help us reclaim our own souls and glimpse the unity that has been evading us. We all long to see more expansively, to live up to our gifts, to understand why we are here. In Einstein and the Rabbi, Levy leads us on a breathtaking journey full of wisdom, empathy, and humor, challenging us to wake up and heed the voice calling from within - a voice beckoning us to become who we were born be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rabbi Naomi Levy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002616/bk_aren_002616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mississippian Towns and Sacred Spaces:Searching for an Architectural Grammar
Expanded and enhanced as of January 22, 2018. In the fourth book of the Colony Ship Vanguard series, Paul, Gretchen, and Brinley search for a way to reconnect with the artificial intelligence system, Tiffany. Along the way, they encounter many dangers and unknowns, including this message: ´´The limits to the lattice of compeers have not been established. I am unable to make conjectures to answer your inquiry. Vanguard systems are interactive and evolving for enhanced performance and operations in service to the core programming and core mission of the Vanguard. In prime condition, the science and engineering of the lattice of artificial intelligences includes: ethics, reasoning, knowledge, planning, learning, communication, perception in nonphysicality, perception in physical realms, and the ability to direct and manipulate objects in service to the mission of the Vanguard. The Vanguard itself is sentient when all systems are operational. Core programming revolves around penultimate mission objective: the Vanguard will successfully traverse space to the Westerhuis 9 system, locate best planetary body, establish functional colony. All other objectives secondary. The lattice of compeers is essential to reaching that mission objective.” What else will be found while they are searching the Vanguard? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeannette Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120575/bk_acx0_120575_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a special section on the search for extraterrestrials, ´´Where Are They?´´ explores how likely alien civilizations are to exist, and ´´Where They Could Hide´´ discusses the fact that no SETI program has ever found a verifiable alien radio signal. In ´´Intergalactically Speaking,´´ the vastness and vagaries of space will force interstellar correspondents into extreme measures, if we are to make a credible search for extraterrestrial life. These articles originally appeared in Scientific American for July 2000. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/scam/000002a/pe_scam_000002a_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Electrical transformers will burn and a smoke filled night will fall with ominous portents when the next mega solar geomagnetic storm hits. Uncontrolled fires will dance and light up the horizon nationwide as crimson and green auroras fill the skies with dread. Hogan predicts that Atlanta will burn again someday. He knows that the power grid will go down and stay down also some day from the effects of a solar storm EMP. The hero of the story, a business continuity planner has tried to prepare as best he can to escape the city and avoid the nightmare inferno and societal collapse he predicts, but will his preparations be enough? He and his friend Annie cannot escape by highway because of the horrible snarls of traffic jams and the mayhem of panicked people fleeing the encroaching flames. Perhaps the fires will not be as bad as Hogan thinks. Perhaps what fires that are burning and smoldering can be controlled if the city can keep the emergency diesel generators pumping water for the brave firemen still on duty. Annie and Hogan live in the same Apartment complex next to the Chattahoochee River. They think that their boats might end up being the key to their survival to escape the city if the fires do drive them out. It is either flee from this shore or fry they decide. With 24 hours´ notice from the Space Weather Bureau, they begin to put a plan together to do just that, bug out by boat! Get out on the river and get away from the chaos! But what then, how will they survive? What will they eat? How will the nation ever have a chance to come back to a modern society after such devastating destructive events destroyed more than just the basic infrastructure? Where will He and Annie end up at once they get out on the water? The River runs down to Apalachicola Florida but it´s not a straight shot, there are white water rapids and Dams and Locks and other things blocking the river to contend with before you reach the safety of th... 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Warai. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101407/bk_acx0_101407_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Space, Time and Number in the Brain:Searching for the Foundations of Mathematical Thought
Instead of snoring in their space pod like the rest of her family, Astra is wide awake. With her robot friend, Pilbeam, she goes exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It´s been knocked off course and invaded by a gang of Poglites, an alien salvage crew searching for spoonage (they just love collecting spoons)! But even the Poglites need Astra´s help when they discover something far more sinister lurking in the canteen! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Sanderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002660/bk_howe_002660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.