The Cosmic Zoo

Complex Life on Many Worlds

Author: Dirk Schulze-Makuch,William Bains

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319620452

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Are humans a galactic oddity, or will complex life with human abilities develop on planets with environments that remain habitable for long enough? In a clear, jargon-free style, two leading researchers in the burgeoning field of astrobiology critically examine the major evolutionary steps that led us from the distant origins of life to the technologically advanced species we are today. Are the key events that took life from simple cells to astronauts unique occurrences that would be unlikely to occur on other planets? By focusing on what life does - it's functional abilities - rather than specific biochemistry or anatomy, the authors provide plausible answers to this question. Systematically exploring the various pathways that led to the complex biosphere we experience on planet Earth, they show that most of the steps along that path are likely to occur on any world hosting life, with only two exceptions: One is the origin of life itself – if this is a highly improbable event, then we live in a rather “empty universe”. However, if this isn’t the case, we inevitably live in a universe containing a myriad of planets hosting complex as well as microbial life - a “cosmic zoo”. The other unknown is the rise of technologically advanced beings, as exemplified on Earth by humans. Only one technological species has emerged in the roughly 4 billion years life has existed on Earth, and we don’t know of any other technological species elsewhere. If technological intelligence is a rare, almost unique feature of Earth's history, then there can be no visitors to the cosmic zoo other than ourselves. Schulze-Makuch and Bains take the reader through the history of life on Earth, laying out a consistent and straightforward framework for understanding why we should think that advanced, complex life exists on planets other than Earth. They provide a unique perspective on the question that puzzled the human species for centuries: are we alone?

The Cosmic Zoo

Stories for Children

Author: Alexandra R. Kapur-Fic

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 8170174031

Category: Animals

Page: 79

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Who's Who in the Cosmic Zoo?

A Spiritual Guide to Ets, Aliens, Gods & Angels - an End Time Guide to the Mass Deception

Author: Ella LeBain

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781629942063

Category: Religion

Page: 476

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Over 100 million people have witnessed UFOs and have wondered: Who are they? What are their agendas? Why are they here now? Who's Who In The Cosmic Zoo? answers all these questions and more, like no other book set has ever done before. Who's Who In The Cosmic Zoo? is a 3-part series focusing on the spiritual discernment of various multidimensional beings, including Extraterrestrials, Aliens, Gods, and Angels. It describes the ancient drama that has spiraled through our galaxy for millennia, one that humans have long been enmeshed in--though most of us remain blissfully unaware of our compromised position. Who's Who In The Cosmic Zoo? is the first book set of its kind to spiritually discern ETs, Aliens, Gods, and Angels. It focuses on who the individual groups of ETs and Aliens are. Who is the 'god of this world'? Who makes up its hierarchy? Who are the ancient Gods, ETs, and Angels that are expected to return to Earth, and why now?

Unsere einsame Erde

Author: Peter D. Ward,Donald Brownlee

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642565069

Category: Science

Page: 374

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Sind wir vielleicht allein im Universum? Die Antworten überraschen und führen den Leser auf eine faszinierende Reise von den vulkanischen Quellen des Ozeanbodens bis zum Jupiter-Mond. "...ein stellares Beispiel präziser Ausdruckskraft." (American Scientist)

Who is God?

Who’s Who in the Cosmic Zoo? A Guide to ETs, Aliens, Gods, and Angels

Author: Ella LeBain

Publisher: Skypath Books

ISBN: 1622173805

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In Who Is God?, spiritual researcher and experiencer, Ella LeBain proves that what we call 'God' isn't just one God, but many. So who is the true God of this world? Who created the others? While revealing His identity, she explores the fate of the 'gods' based on ancient prophecies, why it matters today, and how it affects us all. She also separates the terrestrial from the alien, showing us how to tell the difference. Meanwhile, she exposes blatant Biblical mistranslations, refuting false beliefs while proving that Allah and the Old Testament God are not the same—among other spiritual truths we all deserve to know. Ultimately, Who Is God? provides crucial insights into how we can achieve unity in faith, knowledge, and spirit.

Cosmological Enigmas

Pulsars, Quasars, and Other Deep-Space Questions

Author: Mark Kidger

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801893356

Category: Science

Page: 272

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The universe is big. Really big. And it gets bigger every day. In Cosmological Enigmas, Mark Kidger weaves together history, science, and science fiction to consider questions about the bigness of space and the strange objects that lie trembling at the edge of infinity. What are quasars, blazars, and gamma-ray bursters? Could we ever travel to the stars? Can we really expect aliens to contact us? From the profound (what evidence do we have to support the big bang theory?) to the bizarre (can there be more than one universe and, if so, how many dimensions does it possess?) to the everyday-yet-profound (why is the sky dark at night?), Kidger explains not only what we know but how we came to know it. Reflecting on how stars shine and what may lie beyond the edge of the universe, Kidger takes us on the ultimate cosmic journey. -- John Griffiths

Phänomen Honigbiene

Author: Jürgen Tautz,Helga R. Heilmann

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827418456

Category: Science

Page: 278

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Neue Einblicke in die faszinierende Welt der Honigbienen Ob als Lieferanten von Honig und Wachs, als Meister der sozialen Organisation in einem hoch geordneten Staatswesen oder als Architekten beeindruckend regelmäßiger Wabenkonstruktionen – Honigbienen faszinieren den Menschen seit jeher. Und dank ihrer enormen Bestäubungsleistung bei Kulturpflanzen sind sie für uns schlicht unverzichtbar. Wissenschaftler, die den Geheimnissen dieser Insekten auf der Spur sind, entschlüsseln Schritt für Schritt das „Phänomen Honigbiene“ – und stoßen dabei immer wieder auf neue Überraschungen. Das vorliegende Buch lässt den Leser teilhaben am aktuellen Stand des Wissens und an den oft bahnbrechenden Erkenntnissen, die in den vergangenen Jahren – nicht zuletzt von der Arbeitsgruppe um Jürgen Tautz in Würzburg – gewonnen worden sind. Zugleich vermitteln die zahlreichen bislang weitgehend unveröffentlichten Aufnahmen der Fotografin Helga R. Heilmann dem Betrachter ein neues visuelles Bild dieser evolutionär so erfolgreichen Organismen. "Der Bienenstaat gleicht einem Zauberbrunnen; je mehr man daraus schöpft, desto reicher fließt er", hat Karl von Frisch, der Altmeister der Honigbienenforschung, einmal treffend gesagt. Lassen Sie sich zu diesem Zauberbrunnen entführen! _____ Wer dieses Buch liest, wird sich der Faszination des „Phänomens Honigbiene“ kaum entziehen können. Alte Ansätze, frische Blickwinkel und neue Untersuchungsmethoden lassen das Bild eines Superorganismus entstehen, der zweifellos zu den erstaunlichsten Geschöpfen der Erde zählt. Die hochorganisierte Staatenbildung der Bienen und ihre überragende Bedeutung für die Artenvielfalt vieler Lebensräume wie auch für die Erträge der Landwirtschaft rücken sie in den Blickpunkt des Interesses von Experten und Nichtfachleuten gleichermaßen. Was sind die Erfolgsgeheimnisse dieses Superorganismus? Was macht seine einsame Sonderstellung aus? Im letzten Jahrzehnt sind – insbesondere in der Arbeitsgruppe um Professor Jürgen Tautz in Würzburg – zahlreiche Daten und Erkenntnisse zusammengetragen worden, die ein in vielen Aspekten gänzlich neues Bild der Honigbiene Apis mellifera liefern. Der vorliegende Text-Bild-Band stellt erstmals diese „neue Biene“ in verständlicher und unterhaltsamer Weise einem breiten Publikum vor. Die Texte wie auch die beeindruckenden Fotografien von Helga R. Heilmann führen dem Leser und Betrachter die Ästhetik, Komplexität und atemberaubenden Errungenschaften des „Phänomens Honigbiene“ anschaulich vor Augen. So finden in diesem ebenso ansprechenden und informativen Buch auch die berühmten Werke von Karl von Frisch ein kongeniales Update.

Pale Blue Dot

A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Author: Carl Sagan,Ann Druyan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307801012

Category: Science

Page: 384

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“Fascinating . . . memorable . . . revealing . . . perhaps the best of Carl Sagan’s books.”—The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time. Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier—space. In Pale Blue Dot, Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race. “Takes readers far beyond Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity’s future in the stars.”—Chicago Tribune

The Cosmic Inquirers

Modern Telescopes and Their Makers

Author: Wallace H. Tucker,Karen Tucker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 221

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Zdenek Kopal's Binary Star Legacy

Author: Horst Drechsel,Miloslav Zejda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402031311

Category: Science

Page: 488

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An international conference entitled "Zdenek Kopal's Binary Star Legacy" was held on the occasion of the late Professor Kopal's 90th birthday in his home town of Litomyšl/Czech Republic and dedicated to the memory of one of the leading astronomers of the 20th century. Professor Kopal, who devoted 60 years of his scientific life to the exploration of close binary systems, initiated a breakthrough in this field with his description of binary components as non-spherical stars deformed by gravity, with surfaces following Roche equipotentials. Such knowledge triggered the development of new branches of astrophysics dealing with the structure and evolution of close binaries and the interaction effects displayed by exciting objects such as cataclysmic variables, symbiotic stars or X-ray binaries. Contributions to this conference included praise of the achievements of a great astronomer and personal reminiscences brought forward by Kopal's former students and colleagues, and reflected the state of the art of the dynamically evolving field of binary research, which owes so much to the pioneering work of Zdenek Kopal.

Covenants Book Four an End Times Guide to Ets, Aliens, Gods & Angels: Who's Who in the Cosmic Zoo?

Author: Ella Lebain

Publisher: Skypath Books

ISBN: 9780692988633

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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COVENANTS - Book Four of the Who's Who in the Cosmic Zoo? series, A Guide to ETs, Aliens, gods and Angels, discusses the impact Disclosure of Alien and Extraterrestrial Life will have on Religion and the Church. It connects the dots to ancient history and End Times Prophesies, while exposing many heresies and cover-ups along the way. It discerns between actual historical facts from the lies that were spun to purport political agendas of mind control. The disclosure of the alien presence and extraterrestrial life here on earth need not shatter anyone's faith in the Creator God, on the contrary it should expand and strengthen it. This book is a guide towards transforming the old paradigm into preparation for the final chapter of End Times Prophesies, so earth humans can walk through it awakened and restored back into right relationship with the Creator God while being empowered with the knowledge to identify the cast of characters that have long been prophesied to play out the End Game of the end of this Age. This Earth is where Heaven and Hell meet, sandwiched between two kingdoms with clashing ideologies, the middle ground of an extraterrestrial and spiritual war. COVENANTS discerns and unpacks the spiritual legal ground established between the clash of these two kingdoms on earth. A covenant is an agreement, or contract, undertaken between two or more individuals, with each understanding the terms. We have forgotten some of the terms under which we covenant with our Creator while living on earth. We can see evidence of this clash of two kingdoms through human behavior, thoughts, and spirits. It is our destiny to exercise our free will as to which kingdom we belong: The Draconian Kingdom of Darkness and Enslavement, or the Kingdom of Heaven of Light, Love and Grace. COVENANTS lances the boils of racism and anti-Semitism on our planet, by addressing the root causes of our inability to live in peace and cooperation with each other. Book Four exposes the alien agenda for what it is, and how it all fits into the ancient End Times Prophecies written down over two to three thousand years ago. Many people suffer from depression, and hopelessness about the meaning of life. There are approximately 3 billion Christians in the world, and most of them have been put under a powerful spell through the Church of Rome's indoctrination, not to question anything. It's time to question everything and discern truth from lies within the Hebrew Scriptures. Too many people have suffered unnecessarily because of the cover ups of these truths. The truths the author discloses herein, takes you on a journey through history, ancient scriptures, exopolitics and whistleblowers, proving the roots of racism, prejudice, and social injustices began with the ancient aliens' battle of their genetic warfare over humankind. The author also points you towards the direction for the solution, a solution that is offered to all of humankind at this time, and is therefore, without prejudice, but is waiting for you to claim.

Understanding the Epoch of Cosmic Reionization

Challenges and Progress

Author: Andrei Mesinger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331921957X

Category: Science

Page: 286

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The dawn of the first stars, galaxies and black holes signaled a fundamental milestone in our Universe’s evolution: the Epoch of Reionization. The light from these galactic ancestors began spreading out, ionizing virtually every atom in existence. Our Universe transitioned from darkness to light, from cold to hot, from simple and boring to the wondrous cosmic zoo we see around us today. Despite its importance, observations of reionization have been few, and their interpretation has been highly controversial. Fortunately, this is rapidly changing. We will soon enter the "Big Data” era of this mysterious epoch, driven by an upcoming wave of observations with state-of-the-art telescopes as well as new sophisticated analysis tools. The aim of this volume is to summarize the current status and future outlook of the reionization field. We bring together leading experts in many sub-disciplines, highlighting the measurements that will illuminate our understanding of reionization and the cosmic dawn: (i) 21cm interferometry; (ii) high-redshift quasar spectra; (iii) high-redshift galaxy surveys; (iv) primary and secondary anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background; (v) high-resolution studies of the metal content of early galaxies. We seek a roadmap to interpreting the wealth of upcoming observations. What is the best use of limited observational resources? How do we develop theoretical tools tailored for each observation? Ultimately, what will we learn about the epoch of reionization and our galactic ancestors?

Therapeutische Endoskopie im Gastrointestinaltrakt

Author: Georg Kähler,Martin Götz,Norbert Senninger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662451948

Category: Medical

Page: 252

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Mit neuen endoskopischen Verfahren und technischen Entwicklungen erweitert sich auch das Indikationsspektrum für endoskopisch-therapeutische Interventionen beständig. Die Vielfalt dieser etablierten und modernen Verfahren wird von Experten aus Viszeralchirurgie und Gastroenterologie systematisch,umfassend und praxisnah in diesem Buch dargestellt. Zu jedem endoskopischen Verfahren sind beschrieben: Indikationen; personelle, instrumentelle und technische Voraussetzungen; Durchführung; Ergebnisse; Limitationen, Komplikationen und deren Management. Zahlreiche endoskopische Bilder und Schemazeichnungen illustrieren die Beschreibungen der Therapieverfahren. Ein separates Kapitel geht auf die juristischen Rahmenbedingungen der therapeutischen Endoskopie ein. Praktische Tipps und Hinweise auf alternative Vorgehensweisen sprechen den jungen Facharzt ebenso an wie den erfahrenen Endoskopiker und Endoskopie-Fachkräfte aus anderen Berufsgruppen.

Fiddler in the Zoo

Author: Chrysostom Arangaden

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462061044

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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There is a celestial violinist playing to us; we need only listen to catch the tune and break free of the cage of ecclesiastical creeds and dogmas. In Fiddler in the Zoo author and theologian Chrysostom Arangaden reminds us that knowledge is our destiny and that its dissemination offers no barrier. He invites us to explore the traditional beliefs that bind us, as he inspires us to be reborn into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Arangaden’s work follows the words of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore in Gitanjali—“Where the mind is without fear ... and where knowledge is free ...”—as the charter for humans everywhere. In the chapter “Bible through the Looking Glass” he journeys beyond the Scriptures as they are written, seeking deeper meaning and interpretation. In “Revelation and Reason,” he gently nudges us into a renewed search, not for happiness—as happiness can only be a by-product—but for that elusive something that can encourage us to strive against and triumph over evil, both that within us and that beyond our control. Today, people in circumstances that are vastly different from ancient Galilee—whether they are fishermen or physicists, artisans or astronomers—are invited to listen to Jesus in joy or sorrow and to learn from Him. Arangaden shares his insight into the beauty of Christianity offering a guide to living and a call to the fullness of life.