This 22nd volume in the series contains 15 invited reviews and highlight contributions from outstanding speakers presented during the 2009 annual meeting of the Astronomical Society on the subject of «Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy», held in Potsdam, Germany. Topics range from the measurements of magnetic fields on the surface of the sun via detailed measurements of abundances in stellar atmospheres to the kinematics of the universe at its largest scales. The result is a systematic overview of the latest astronomical and cosmological research.
Written by a well-known author in the field, this book presents a modern understanding of the universe based on relativity, quantum physics and their elusive combination. It introduces the crucial theoretical ingredients in an accessible way, starting from the physics of Newton and developing subsequent theories all the way to the modern enigma of quantum gravity. The intermediate level presentation assumes only a general knowledge of math and physics, adopting a «two-level» approach: equations are retained throughout the chapters but set apart from the main text in boxes to allow for lay readers to understand the book. For scientists, researchers, students and lecturers in cosmology, astronomy, gravitation, quantum and theoretical physics; as well as mathematicians, students, lecturers, academics and non-experts in related fields with an interest in the subject.
The recent turbulence in the global financial markets has drawn attention to an alternative system of financial intermediation: Islamic banking and finance, which has so far remained on the sidelines of the unrest. Islamic Finance in a Nutshell is a quick and easy guide to understanding the fundamentals of Islamic Finance and how the Islamic Financial markets work. Designed as a quick read for practitioners needing to pick up the basics of the industry, it will enable readers to understand the differences Islamic and Western finance. Starting with the rise of Islamic finance, the book highlights the key areas which practitioners need to grasp to understand the marketplace including financial statement analysis, Sharia’a law, making money in the absence of interest and regulation. The book also provides readers with a basic guide to Arab terminology and a guide to the top financial institutions within the Islamic markets. This is an ideal guide for anyone with an interest in how these financial markets work, but who do not want to be bogged down in complex and unnecessary terminology.
All-new stories set in the universe of the new Star Trek films! In "Legacy of Spock," the elder Spock joins the last survivors of Vulcan to search the galaxy for a new home. Then, in "Connection," we're offered a more...original take on our characters, as the crew encounters an anomaly in space.Collects issues 55–60.
THE book the Time Lords (including the Doctor) read when studying at the Academy, the full-color in-world history that pieces together the true story of Gallifrey from the many and contradictory accounts that survived the Last Great Time War. Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords tells the story of all of this ancient, legendary civilization, of notable historical figures, of Gallifrey itself, of the Time War and much more. The planet Gallifrey. The Shining World of the Seven Systems. Often to be found in the constellation of Kasterborous. Birthplace of one of the oldest civilizations in the universe: The Time Lords. From their technologies and strategies to the renegades like the Master and the Doctor himself, this is the definitive guide to the oldest and most powerful civilization in the universe. They invented black holes, transmits, stellar manipulators, and they atrophied. A bunch of elderly academics in funny hats, the Time Lords watched the whole history of creation. This was the civilization that inflicted some of its most renowned and deadly renegades and criminals on the universe: the Master, the Rani, the Monk, the War Chief, yet it was also the benevolent power that rid the cosmos of the Great Vampires, the Racnoss and the Fendahl. Featuring full-color, never-before-seen illustrations and a beautiful interior design, this is a highly collectible in-world companion no Whovian can be without.
An epic, full-colour visual journey through all scales of the universe - from the largest to the smallest.Embark on a breath-taking, cutting-edge voyage through the enormity of our reality - travelling one 'power of ten' or order of magnitude at a time.Inspired by the classic 'Powers of Ten' film and bestselling book by Charles and Ray Eames, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and acclaimed artist Ron Miller guide us from the very edge of the observable universe - about 91 billion light years away - to the subatomic realm, where the fabric of space-time itself behaves in a way that confounds all the rules of physics we currently know.Gorgeously designed and visually inspiring, The Zoomable Universe takes a truly unique approach toward explaining our place in the universe, charting an unforgettable course through galaxies, black holes, solar systems, stars and planets, oceans and continents, plants and animals, micro-organisms, atoms, quantum fields and much, much more.Stops along the way - all enlivened by Scharf's sparkling prose and original insights into the nature of our universe - include the surface of a rogue planet, the back of an elephant, and the contours of a DNA strand.With navigational aids that allow readers to track their progress from one scale to the next, and packed with over 100 original full colour illustrations and infographics, The Zoomable Universe is a whimsical celebration of discovery, a testament to our astounding ability to see beyond our own vantage point and chart a course from the farthest-flung edge of the cosmos to its mind-boggling depths - an unforgettable journey that will thrill readers of every age who want to discover more about the incredible reality we inhabit.
A full-color graphic anthology of short stories by some of the hottest creators in the field, FLIGHT, Volume Four is the newest addition to a great success story in graphic novel publishing. Since 2004, when the first Volume of Flight burst on the scene, the publication of subsequent volumes has become a highly anticipated annual event. Artists are constantly contacting Kibuishi (the editor of the Flight volumes and himself a contributor), asking to be included in the next volume of Flight. So it's no wonder Flight has ascended so rapidly in the graphic novel universe, becoming a fan favorite and developing a rabid following. Each contributor's story in the anthology represents a labor of love, and that fact shines through in the overall quality of the series.
What do you get when you take one cynical anthropomorphic duck (named Howard) and cross it with the smelliest (and most annoying) mercenary in the Marvel Universe? DEADPOOL THE DUCK! When Deadpool is sent on a mission from S.H.I.E.L.D. to capture a high-profile E.T. that is rampaging across the high plains, the snatch-and-grab turns out to be much more complicated than the Merc with a Mouth anticipated. One unfortunate wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time accident later leaves Deadpool and Howard fighting for control of the cutest mercenary the Marvel Universe has ever seen!
Полный вариант заголовка: «The true intellectual system of the universe : wherein all the reason and philosophy of atheism is confuted, and its impossibility demonstrated : with a discourse concerning the true notion of the Lord's supper, and two sermons, on 1 John II. 3, 4 and 1 Cor. XV. 57 : in 4 vol. Vol. 2».
Полный вариант заголовка: «The true intellectual system of the universe : wherein all the reason and philosophy of atheism is confuted, and its impossibility demonstrated : with a discourse concerning the true notion of the Lord's supper, and two sermons, on 1 John II. 3, 4 and 1 Cor. XV. 57 : in 4 vol. Vol. 1».