Galaxy s Most Wanted 2 Into the Dorkness

Author: John Kloepfer
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062231057
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Kid genius Kevin Brewer and his friends must defend Earth from an invasion of vengeful aliens in the second installment of John Kloepfer's hilarious illustrated middle grade series Galaxy's Most Wanted, a perfect fit for reluctant readers. With a full-blown intergalactic war brewing, Kevin and his science-camp friends must battle two of the nastiest aliens this side of the Milky Way. It would take a genius to outsmart these extraterrestrial criminals. Lucky for Earth, Kevin and his friends are space-age masterminds.

Heart of Darkness

Author: Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400844649
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Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the universe's fate. The story of how evidence for the so-called "Lambda-Cold Dark Matter" model of cosmology has been gathered by generations of scientists throughout the world is told here by one of the pioneers of the field, Jeremiah Ostriker, and his coauthor Simon Mitton. From humankind's early attempts to comprehend Earth's place in the solar system, to astronomers' exploration of the Milky Way galaxy and the realm of the nebulae beyond, to the detection of the primordial fluctuations of energy from which all subsequent structure developed, this book explains the physics and the history of how the current model of our universe arose and has passed every test hurled at it by the skeptics. Throughout this rich story, an essential theme is emphasized: how three aspects of rational inquiry--the application of direct measurement and observation, the introduction of mathematical modeling, and the requirement that hypotheses should be testable and verifiable--guide scientific progress and underpin our modern cosmological paradigm. This monumental puzzle is far from complete, however, as scientists confront the mysteries of the ultimate causes of cosmic structure formation and the real nature and origin of dark matter and dark energy.

Across the Wounded Galaxies

Author: Larry McCaffery
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252061400
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Modern science fiction writers, including Gregory Benford, William S. Burroughs, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Bruce Sterling talk about their careers, influences, and works

Table of Darkness

Author: Herman Lloyd Bruebaker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469197138
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Kimberly shook her head. We're moving the investigation to Cambridge. You're to come with us. IP is sending your orders. Look, I don't know what's going on. But I have never heard Howard so panic stricken. Was Freeman sighted in Cambridge? Swami wanted to know. Howard didn't say. And did he confirm what the man looks like now? No. Then we're running blind again. Swami thoughtfully looked around them. For a few moments the captain was confused what to do. Then his wavering soon faded. You go ahead but I'll stay awhile. I need to discuss a few matters with the money changer. Swami was silent for a few moments then he soberly said. I'll catch up with you later on. Hopefully, I will bring good news. But the matter stands. If we don't discover what changes he went through, our chances of cornering Freeman is nil. Chapter Eleven The private air field not far from London wasn't that busy as their VIP aircraft taxied to a hanger away from the terminal. After spending hours in flight, the weary couple was still confused why they rapidly made their exit from India. Garnett repeatedly tried contacting Howard but never received a response. While disembarking outside the hanger, Garnett was surprised when seeing the thick foggy conditions. He wondered what stupid air controller allowed a touchdown in such conditions. The marine officer then thoughtfully surveyed their surroundings. He didnt like this isolation that could easily develop into a belligerent situation. It was then that he saw the 3 unfriendly business suits standing nearby, their attention reserved for the aircraft he had just stepped from. They suspiciously made no aggressive movements but silently stood their ground. There were 10 hangers with no planes parked outside which was suspicious. This was no chance arrival but a carefully set up meeting of sorts. Why instantly perked his cautious response. Garnett about to ask Kimberly what she thought saw her wide smile. Then he saw an older man walking from the hanger happily waving at Kimberly. Afterwards, Garnett quietly stood aside while Kimberly excitedly greeted her uncle. In the following few minutes he was ignored while they rapidly talked. Garnett wasn't familiar with the Israeli language so their discussion meant nothing to him. Whatever they were talking about occasionally caused the disagreeable uncle to lose his smile. When Garnett was about to walk away from the plane, the security men politely shook their heads. Garnett nodded and didn't try that again. Minutes later a gasoline tanker pulled alongside their plane while the business suits cautiously monitored the refueling. Not until the truck finished did the Israelis relax. Temperatures kept dropping as thick fog slowly engulfed that airfield. Finally, Kimberly stopped reminiscing and looked at Garnett patiently waiting a few feet away. Honey, this is my Uncle Joshua Lahav. Then she looked at the husky man at her side and said cordially. I want you to meet my better half, Garnett Lewis. He's the one I told you about. The husky built man with a neatly trimmed gray beard extended his hand. I have heard much about you, my good man. The gray eyes sparkled with friendliness while his grip was strong. My niece tells me you have a very complicated covert on your hands? Garnett shrugged his agreement. Its definitely having some moments, sir. That I can understand, he replied, in a smooth English accent that momentarily caught Garnett off guard. When glancing at Kimberly his voice became more serious. Im afraid your moments are about to worsen. Then youre familiar with the Book of Sakkare? Garnett curiously asked. Yes, more than I want to be. Far back as Moses our people have known about the Book of Sakkare. Dressed in his tailored gray suit Joshua looked to be a ladys man. He was handsome for his fifty-three years and radiated a trust mos

Year of the Comets

Author: Jan DeBlieu
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 159376121X
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The author chronicles the spiritual journey she undertook as her husband slid into depression, leaving her more and more fascinated with the night sky and the structure of the universe--a revelry that culminated in the appearance of the comet Hyakutake in 1996.

Galaxy s End

Author: Richard A. Lupoff
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473208580
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TECHNOLOGY'S GREATEST TRIUMPH. HUMANKIND'S LAST HOPE... Daniel Kitajima was a creature of mind and machine. His artificial limbs were endowed with super-human strength, his perceptual abilities enhanced with telescopic vision, radar and infrared. With proper care, he would live forever - except for one grim inevitable fact... The Solar System itself was about to be destroyed. The sun was heating up, scorching Earth's deserts and transforming its polar icefields into quagmires. The entire galaxy was in danger. And nothing human could halt the oncoming disaster. But Daniel Kitajima was not exactly human...

The Cosmic Perspective

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780805380415
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New edition of a text that presents the major concepts in astronomy. It begins with a broad overview of modern scientific understanding of the cosmos, and then discusses how and why this understanding has been reached and what gaps remain in the overall knowledge. The 22 chapters cover developing perspective, key concepts, learning from other world