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Death and the Afterlife

Death and the Afterlife Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 1454914343
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 224
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Throughout history, the mystery of death has captivated artists, scientists, philosophers, physicians, and theologians. This eerie chronology ventures to the borderlines of science and sheds light into the darkness, exploring such diverse topics as the Maya death gods, golems, sEances, zombies, and quantum immortality. With the turn of every page, readers will encounter beautiful artwork and unexpected insights about death and what may lie beyond.

Surfing through Hyperspace

Surfing through Hyperspace Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 9780199923816
Release 2001-05-17
Pages 272
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Do a little armchair time-travel, rub elbows with a four-dimensional intelligent life form, or stretch your mind to the furthest corner of an uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, Surfing Through Hyperspace, you need not be a mathematician or an astrophysicist to explore the all-but-unfathomable concepts of hyperspace and higher-dimensional geometry. No subject in mathematics has intrigued both children and adults as much as the idea of a fourth dimension. Philosophers and parapsychologists have meditated on this mysterious space that no one can point to but may be all around us. Yet this extra dimension has a very real, practical value to mathematicians and physicists who use it every day in their calculations. In the tradition of Flatland, and with an infectious enthusiasm, Clifford Pickover tackles the problems inherent in our 3-D brains trying to visualize a 4-D world, muses on the religious implications of the existence of higher-dimensional consciousness, and urges all curious readers to venture into "the unexplored territory lying beyond the prison of the obvious." Pickover alternates sections that explain the science of hyperspace with sections that dramatize mind-expanding concepts through a fictional dialogue between two futuristic FBI agents who dabble in the fourth dimension as a matter of national security. This highly accessible and entertaining approach turns an intimidating subject into a scientific game open to all dreamers. Surfing Through Hyperspace concludes with a number of puzzles, computer experiments and formulas for further exploration, inviting readers to extend their minds across this inexhaustibly intriguing scientific terrain.

The Book of Black

The Book of Black Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 9781606600498
Release 2013
Pages 214
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Explores topics related to "black," examining aspects of fashion, philosophy, politics, and popular culture.

The Physics Book

The Physics Book Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 1402778619
Release 2011
Pages 527
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Containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries, this book explores such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon. The timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of quantum resurrection.

A Beginner s Guide to Immortality

A Beginner s Guide to Immortality Author Clifford Pickover
ISBN-10 9780786734610
Release 2009-04-13
Pages 384
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A Beginner's Guide to Immortality is a celebration of unusual lives and creative thinkers who punched through ordinary cultural norms while becoming successful in their own niches. In his latest and greatest work, world-renowned science writer Cliff Pickover studies such colofrul characters as Truman Capote, John Cage, Stephen Wolfram, Ray Kurzweil, and Wilhelm Rontgen, and their curious ideas. Through these individuals, we can better explore life's astonishing richness and glimpse the diversity of human imagination. Part memoir and part surrealistic perspective on culture, A Beginner's Guide to Immortality gives readers a glimpse of new ways of thinking and of other worlds as he reaches across cultures and peers beyond our ordinary reality. He illuminates some of the most mysterious phenomena affecting our species. What is creativity? What are the religious implications of mosquito evolution, simulated Matrix realities, the brain's own marijuana, and the mathematics of the apocalypse? Could we be a mere software simulation living in a matrix? Who is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and Emanuel Swedenborg? Did church forefathers eat psychedelic snails? How can we safely expand our minds to become more successful and reason beyond the limits of our own intuition? How can we become immortal?

Funeral Customs

Funeral Customs Author Bertram S. Puckle
ISBN-10 9781465579461
Release 1926
Pages 283
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Funeral Customs has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Funeral Customs also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Funeral Customs book for free.

Death in Ancient Rome

Death in Ancient Rome Author Catharine Edwards
ISBN-10 0300112084
Release 2007
Pages 287
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For the Romans, the manner of a person’s death was the most telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps, the great artist--and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards draws on the many and richly varied accounts of death in the writings of Roman historians, poets, and philosophers, including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, Tertullian, and Augustine, to investigate the complex significance of dying in the Roman world. Death in the Roman world was largely understood and often literally viewed as a spectacle. Those deaths that figured in recorded history were almost invariably violent--murders, executions, suicides--and yet the most admired figures met their ends with exemplary calm, their last words set down for posterity. From noble deaths in civil war, mortal combat between gladiators, political execution and suicide, to the deathly dinner of Domitian, the harrowing deaths of women such as the mythical Lucretia and Nero’s mother Agrippina, as well as instances of Christian martyrdom, Edwards engagingly explores the culture of death in Roman literature and history.

The Pattern Book

The Pattern Book Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 981021426X
Release 1995
Pages 427
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Although the patterns are computer-generated, the book is informal and emphasis is on the fun that the true pattern lover finds in doing rather than in reading about the doing.

The Medical Book

The Medical Book Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 1435148045
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 528
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The history of medicine is as old as the history of human civilization. In The Medical Book, popular science writer Clifford A. Pickover explores 250 milestone discoveries in medicine that span more than 12,000 years. Whether writing on 'hard science' topics such as DNA structure, reverse transcriptase and AIDS, polymerase chain reaction, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or ideas from the medical fringe such as witch doctors, patent medicines, bloodletting, and near-death experiences, Pickover brings insight and acumen to the broad spectrum of medical studies and makes it understandable to all readers. This volume is abundantly illustrated in full colour with clinical and historical art.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder Author Melanie A. Dean
ISBN-10 1887537090
Release 1995
Pages 84
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Up to ten million people have BPD, one of the most unstable and life threatening personality disorders. Now professional information on what causes BPD and what treatments are appropriate is available in a jargon-free, easy-to-read format. Perfect for the lay person and professional alike. Find out what is behind the behavior extremes, why people with BPD hurt themselves or commit suicide, and what medications may be appropriate.

Sex Drugs Einstein Elves

Sex  Drugs  Einstein    Elves Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 1890572179
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 318
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A smorgasbord of subjects designed to bend reality and stretch the reader's mind.

The Loom of God

The Loom of God Author Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN-10 1402764006
Release 2009
Pages 287
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Previous ed. published in 1997 under the title: The loom of God: mathematical tapestries at the edge of time, by Plenum Press.

Disturbing The Universe

Disturbing The Universe Author Freeman Dyson
ISBN-10 0465016774
Release 1981-04-15
Pages 304
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Spanning the years from World War II, when he was a civilian statistician in the operations research section of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, through his studies with Hans Bethe at Cornell University, his early friendship with Richard Feynman, and his postgraduate work with J. Robert Oppenheimer, Freeman Dyson has composed an autobiography unlike any other. Dyson evocatively conveys the thrill of a deep engagement with the world-be it as scientist, citizen, student, or parent. Detailing a unique career not limited to his groundbreaking work in physics, Dyson discusses his interest in minimizing loss of life in war, in disarmament, and even in thought experiments on the expansion of our frontiers into the galaxies.

Spring Reborn

Spring Reborn Author Mildred O. Walton
ISBN-10 9781469125572
Release 2012-04-26
Pages 26
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Spring Reborn is a childrens book targeted for students in grades 3-6 and It tells the story of spring using rhyme. This book contains many vivid images which really brings the season alive and It concludes with a vocabulary list to further reinforce word knowledge.

Randi s Prize

Randi s Prize Author Robert McLuhan
ISBN-10 9781848764941
Release 2010
Pages 418
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James ‘The Amazing’ Randi is a stage magician who says he has a million dollars for anyone who can convince him they have psychic powers. No one has even come close to winning, proof, say sceptical scientists, that there is no such thing as ‘the paranormal’. But are they right? In this illuminating and often provocative analysis, Robert McLuhan examines the influence of Randi and other debunking sceptics in shaping scientific opinion about such things as telepathy, psychics, ghosts and near-death experiences. He points out that scientific researchers who investigate these things at first hand overwhelmingly consider them to be genuinely anomalous. But this has shocking implications, for science, for society and for even perhaps for ourselves as individuals. Hence the sceptics’ insistence that they should rather be attributed to fraud, imagination and wishful thinking. However, this extraordinary and little understood aspect of consciousness has much to tell us about the human situation, McLuhan suggests. And at a time when militants are polarising the debate about religion, its mystical, spiritual element offers an optimistic and enlightened way forward. Randi’s Prize is aimed at anyone interested in spirituality or those curious to know the truth about paranormal claims. It’s an intelligent and readable analysis of scientific research into the paranormal which, uniquely, also closely examines the arguments of well-known sceptics.

Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World

Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World Author Lynn V. Foster
ISBN-10 0195183630
Release 2005
Pages 402
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This comprehensive and accessible reference explores the greatest and most mysterious of civilizations, hailed for its contributions to science, mathematics, and technology. Each chapter is supplemented by an extensive bibliography as well as photos, original line drawings, and maps.

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural Author S. T. Joshi
ISBN-10 0313337829
Release 2007
Pages 796
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Offers entries on 24 of the significant archetypes of horror and the supernatural, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King.