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?

Who's Who in the Cosmic Zoo?

A Spiritual Guide to Et's, Aliens, Gods & Angels

Author: Ella Lebain

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490325453


Page: 540

View: 9598

In the last Gallup poll conducted in 2010, they estimated that over 100 million people have witnessed UFOs around the world. We know they're there, we know that we are being visited, we know that contact has occurred on multiple levels across the board, we know that alien abduction has been a threat and an enigma to the psychological community for decades. The multimillion-dollar questions remain: Who are they? Why are they here? and What are their agendas? Who's Who in the Cosmic Zoo? A Spiritual Guide to ETs, Aliens, Gods, and Angels answers those questions like no other book set has done before. Who's Who in the Cosmic Zoo? is a three-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 positions. 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 the “god of this world” is, and who the ancient gods are who are expected to return, in a final battle against the Almighty Creator God in the end-time war known as Armageddon. The series takes the reader down several paths and theories leading to the main message, which emphasizes the need for developing spiritual discernment by understanding the ancient history, through connecting the dots to Bible messages, mistransliterations of the original Hebrew, apocryphal writings, and various mythologies. The Bible tells us that in the last days, a massive deception and great delusion will come that will deceive even the elect. This deception will be done through the technology of UFOs, aliens, and ETs. This is why it is imperative that earth humans have awareness of the exopolitical landscape, which has its roots in biblical times. Everyone living on planet Earth today needs a copy of Who's Who in the Cosmic Zoo? as a guidebook to help discern what exactly they were seeing in the skies, experiencing, and how it fits into the changes occurring on our planet at this time. The author discerns who is behind all the major religions on the planet, why they differ, and what the cause of war and dissension is. The author reveals that the word of God was first written into the stars, revealing who the cosmic Christ really is, not just in relation to planet Earth but to the entire cosmos, and how the Bible in concert with other exobiblical texts, records, ancient extraterrestrial contacts, and how that connects into our present and future exopolitical scenario unfolding on planet Earth today.

The Cosmic Zoo

Stories for Children

Author: Alexandra R. Kapur-Fic

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 8170174031

Category: Animals

Page: 79

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A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo

A Guide to Particle Physics

Author: Cindy Schwarz

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 168174421X

Category: Science

Page: 110

View: 1632

A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo: A guide to particle physics is a brief and ambitious expedition into the remarkably simple ingredients of all the wonders of nature. With hardly a mathematical formula, Professor Cindy Schwarz clearly explains the language and much of the substance of elementary particle physics for the 99% of students who do not aspire to a career in physics. Views of matter from the atom to the quark are discussed in a form that an interested person with no physics background can easily understand. College and university courses can be developed around this book and it can be used alone or in conjunction with other material. Even college physics majors would enjoy reading this book as an introduction to particle physics. High-school, and even middle-school, teachers could also use this book to introduce this material to their students. It will also be beneficial for high-school teachers who have not been formally exposed to high-energy physics, have forgotten what they once knew, or are no longer up to date with recent developments.

Intelligent Life in the Universe

Principles and Requirements Behind Its Emergence

Author: Peter Ulmschneider

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662432129

Category: Science

Page: 253

View: 1010

This book addresses all those interested in the origins, development and fate of intelligent species in the observable part of our universe. In particular, the author scrutinizes what kind of information about extraterrestrial intelligent life can be inferred from our own biological, cultural and scientific evolution and the likely future of mankind. The first part of the book provides the necessary background information from space and life sciences, thus making the book also accessible to students and the scientifically educated layman. -The first book of its kind that goes beyond the popular science level.

Who Is God?: Who's Who in the Cosmic Zoo? a Guide to Ets, Aliens, Gods, and Angels - Book Two

Author: Ella Lebain

Publisher: Skypath Books

ISBN: 9781622173792

Category: Religion

Page: 576

View: 9022

Book Two - Who Is God? Focuses on the Cosmic Drama which identifies and discerns 'who' are the so-called ET gods of ancient history based on both biblical and exobiblical scriptures. 'Who' are the Biblical gods, which the author proves through knowledge of Biblical Hebrew, that it is indeed a cast of characters, not just one God, as English Bible translations write. 'Who' is the god of this world, and the ancient gods aligned with him. 'Who' created the gods? The author takes the reader on a journey exploring all the different names and characters of what many call God. Exploring 'who' are the extraterrestrial gods, and who are the alien gods, and how to tell the difference. The author discerns which gods of the past come from the Draconian Empire, known as the satans, and which gods of ancient history belong to the Kingdom of Heaven. The author proves and exposes several blatant mistranslations from the original Hebrew into English, shedding light and offering understanding of how false beliefs, and religious spirits were spawned, through the meaning of 'names'. The author discerns and proves through ancient history and linguistics that Allah and the God of the Old Testament are not the same god. This book focuses on the discernment of the gods, and reveals, just 'who' the God of gods is, what the fate of the other gods are based on ancient prophecies, and why this knowledge is especially relevant to todays' socio-political and spiritual battles on earth and how it affects you. Theological subjects covered in Who Is God? are extraterrestrials and aliens in the Bible, the ancient Jewish beliefs in reincarnation and how and why it was covered up by the Church of Rome, what happens when you die, 'who' created racism and sexism on earth, the author nail's the root cause of racism antisemitism through genetic manipulations, religions and religious spiritual implants, and atheism, and how anyone can be free of such bondages. The author exposes the two opposing spirits within religions, the spirit of religion and the Holy Spirit and gives multiple examples in learning how to discern their differences, spiritually. The author gives insight into how humanity can achieve unity in faith, unity in knowledge and unity in spirit

Zoo Zen

A Yoga Story for Kids

Author: Kristen Fischer

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622039068

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4785

You Can Count on Animals to Make Yoga Fun! What could be more fun for kids than to hop like a frog, slither like a snake, and roar like a lion—all while learning an empowering, healthy life skill? Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids is a delightful pose-along adventure for children ages four to eight. Young readers will join our heroine Lyla as she learns ten yoga poses from her friends at the zoo, receiving helpful tips along the way from each animal she encounters. Using rhyming and counting to make memorization easier, here is an imaginative book that combines the benefits of yoga with kids’ natural love for animals to create a magical learning journey that parents and kids can enjoy together. Ages 4–8

Danny Danger and the Cosmic Remote

Author: Adam Frost

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857630179

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 253

View: 4762

Danny Danger might just be the luckiest boy alive. He's got a cosmic remote that can muck about with time, getting him into and (sometimes) out of trouble at the press of a button.

Who Are the Angels?

Who's Who in the Cosmic Zoo? a Guide to ETs, Aliens, Gods and Angels - Book Three

Author: Ella Lebain

Publisher: Skypath Books

ISBN: 9780692806296

Category: Religion

Page: 490

View: 1740

WHO ARE THE ANGELS? Are there good and evil angels? How can you tell them apart? How does one find freedom amidst the clash of two kingdoms? Do Angels play a bigger role in human affairs on earth, than we may realize? Angels wage war against other angels, so how do we tell them apart? Is there such a thing as Human Angels born on earth? Are Angels extraterrestrials or aliens? Book Three of Who's Who in The Cosmic Zoo? proves the reality of angels, demonstrates how to discern between the fallen angels and the faithful angels of heaven. Learn 'who' they are, based on scripture and ancient texts, what are their protocols, rules of engagement, examine their hierarchy and discover the pivotal role they play at the end of this age. This understanding will create a paradigm shift in your present thinking and give you hope. Scripture says: The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels. What or whom are they harvesting? This primordial drama between good and evil can be traced back to an angelic war in the heavens, involving those angels sent to earth as fallen, because of their nature and deeds. These galactic wars are the real Star Wars. These secrets are now being revealed to humanity as part of the preparation for the end of days. Keeping with the recurring theme in this five-book series is the important issue of discernment that not all aliens are extraterrestrials, not all extraterrestrials are aliens. In Book Three, you will learn how to discern between good and evil angels though their differences in ancient scriptures, history, linguistics and archeology. The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!

Life in Space

Astrobiology for Everyone

Author: Lucas John Mix

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674054288

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 4889

A truly interdisciplinary endeavor, astrobiology looks at the evidence of astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, and a host of other fields. A grand narrative emerges, beginning from the smallest, most common particles yet producing amazing complexity and order. Lucas Mix is a congenial guide through the depths of astrobiology, exploring how the presence of planets around other stars affects our knowledge of our own planet; how water, carbon, and electrons interact to form life as we know it; and how the processes of evolution and entropy act upon every living thing.

Life Everywhere

The Maverick Science of Astrobiology

Author: David Darling

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465009985

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 9610

To many people, the main question about extraterrestrial life is whether it exists. But to the scientific community, that question has already been answered: it does, and within our solar system. The new science of astrobiology is already being practiced at NASA's Astrobiology Institute and the University of Washington's new Department of Astrobiology. Life Everywhere is the first book to lay out what the new science of astrobiology is all about. It asks the fascinating questions researchers in astrobiology are asking themselves: What is life? How does it originate? How often does life survive once it arises? How does evolution work? And what determines whether complex or intelligent life will emerge from more primitive forms? Informed by interviews with most of the top people in this nascent field, this book introduces readers to one of the most important scientific developments of the next century.

The Cosmic Purr


Author: Aaron Poochigian

Publisher: Able Muse Press

ISBN: 0987870521

Category: Poetry

Page: 60

View: 5610

The first collection of original poetry from Poochigian, well-known for his translations of Sappho, Aeschylus, Aratus, and Apollonius of Rhodes, is enlightened by uncommonly fresh wisdom and deployed in the delightfully masterful, elegant, and naturally flowing metrical forms his translations are known for.

Put Me in the Zoo

Author: Robert Lopshire

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375986863

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

View: 1288

Spot believes he deserves to be in the zoo with the other amazing animals. In this Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss, Spot shows two young friends all the exciting things he can do with his spots. From changing their color and juggling them to moving them onto everything around him, you won’t believe what Spot can do. Beginning readers will be delighted by Robert Lopshire’s lively tale that proves there is a special spot for everyone. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

The Copernicus Complex

Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities

Author: Caleb Scharf

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709467

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 5067

Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Short-listed for Physics World's Book of the Year The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014 A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 An NBC News Top Science and Tech Book of 2014 A Politics & Prose 2014 Staff Pick In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective has influenced our thinking for centuries. However, recent evidence challenges the Copernican Principle, hinting that we do in fact live in a special place, at a special time, as the product of a chain of unlikely events. But can we be significant if the Sun is still just one of a billion trillion stars in the observable universe? And what if our universe is just one of a multitude of others-a single slice of an infinity of parallel realities? In The Copernicus Complex, the renowned astrophysicist Caleb Scharf takes us on a scientific adventure, from tiny microbes within the Earth to distant exoplanets, probability theory, and beyond, arguing that there is a solution to this contradiction, a third way of viewing our place in the cosmos, if we weigh the evidence properly. As Scharf explains, we do occupy an unusual time in a 14-billion-year-old universe, in a somewhat unusual type of solar system surrounded by an ocean of unimaginable planetary diversity: hot Jupiters with orbits of less than a day, planet-size rocks spinning around dead stars, and a wealth of alien super-Earths. Yet life here is built from the most common chemistry in the universe, and we are a snapshot taken from billions of years of biological evolution. Bringing us to the cutting edge of scientific discovery, Scharf shows how the answers to fundamental questions of existence will come from embracing the peculiarity of our circumstance without denying the Copernican vision. With characteristic verve, Scharf uses the latest scientific findings to reconsider where we stand in the balance between cosmic significance and mediocrity, order and chaos. Presenting a compelling and bold view of our true status, The Copernicus Complex proposes a way forward in the ultimate quest: determining life's abundance, not just across this universe but across all realities.

Life in the Universe

Expectations and Constraints

Author: Dirk Schulze-Makuch,Louis Neal Irwin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540768165

Category: Science

Page: 251

View: 3735

Examines each of these parameters in crucial depth and makes the argument that life forms we would recognize may be more common in our solar system than many assume. Considers exotic forms of life that would not have to rely on carbon as the basic chemical element, solar energy as the main energy source, or water as the primary solvent and the question of detecting bio- and geosignatures of such life forms, ranging from earth environments to deep space. Seeks an operational definition of life and investigate the realm of possibilities that nature offers to realize this very special state of matter. Avoids scientific jargon wherever possible to make this intrinsically interdisciplinary subject understandable to a broad range of readers.

How to Make a Big Bang

A Cosmic Journey

Author: Victor Flambaum,Andrew Flambaum

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1936782723

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

View: 6317

A blend of literary storytelling and unexpected humor, How to Make a Big Bang: A Cosmic Journey is an adventure filled with exploration, excitement and even a dash of scientific fact.


An Evolutionary Approach

Author: Vera M. Kolb

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466584629

Category: Science

Page: 504

View: 5403

Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach provides a full course in astrobiology with an emphasis on abiogenesis and evolution. The book presents astrobiology both as a developing science and as the science of the future. The origins of life and the possibility of life elsewhere continues to be a subject of scientific and philosophical examination. These topics evolve with time as our understanding of life itself and the laws of chemical and biological evolution evolve. Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach aims both to provide a foundation in astrobiology and to describe the most challenging questions and problems in the field. The book begins with an overview of astrobiology, the origin of elements, and the formation of the solar system, planets, and exoplanets. Other topics covered include prebiotic synthesis of biochemical compounds, transition from abiotic to biotic, microorganisms in space, the roles of silicon in life, encapsulation of organic materials in protocells, cold and dry limits of life, virolution, and more. The contributors explore different aspects of astrobiology, reflecting the exciting journeys of their own research. This book will inspire students to explore the endless possibilities in astrobiology. The book includes end-of-chapter questions, a glossary of terms, and recommended references, making it ideal for use as a classroom text.

The Secret Zoo

Author: Bryan Chick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061987514

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8951

Something strange is happening at the Clarksville City Zoo. Late at night, monkeys are scaling the walls and searching the neighborhood— but what are they looking for? Noah, his sister Megan, and their best friends, Richie and Ella, live next door to the zoo. Megan is the first to notice the puzzling behavior of some of the animals. One day Megan disappears, and her brother and their friends realize it's up to them to find her. Their only choice is to follow a series of clues and sneak into the zoo. But once inside, will they discover there's much more to the Clarksville City Zoo than they could ever have guessed?

The Zoo at the Edge of the World

Author: Eric Kahn Gale

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062125184

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7244

From the author of The Bully Book comes a timeless story about a young boy, his father, and the world that comes between them, which New York Times–bestselling author Peter Lerangis called "magical, mysterious, fresh, original, and full of heart." Marlin is not slow, or mute; what he is is a stutterer, and that makes it impossible for him to convince people otherwise. What he is also is a Rackham: the younger son of the world-famous explorer Ronan Rackham, the owner and proprietor of the Zoo at the Edge of the World, a resort where the well-to-do from all over the globe can come to experience the last bit of the wild left at the end of the nineteenth century. In order to impress a powerful duke who comes to visit the zoo, Marlin's father ventures into the jungle and brings back a mysterious black jaguar, the only one in captivity. Everyone is terrified of it, including Marlin—until one night, when the jaguar confers upon him a powerful gift. Soon, Marlin finds himself with a difficult choice to make and, finally, something to say. If only he can figure out how to say it.

Wrinkles in Time

Witness to the Birth of the Universe

Author: George Smoot,Keay Davidson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061344443

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 6868

Astrophysicist George Smoot spent decades pursuing the origin of the cosmos, "the holy grail of science," a relentless hunt that led him from the rain forests of Brazil to the frozen wastes of Antarctica. In his search he struggled against time, the elements, and the forces of ignorance and bureaucratic insanity. Finally, after years of research, Smoot and his dedicated team of Berkeley researchers succeeded in proving the unprovable—uncovering, inarguably and for all time, the secrets of the creation of the universe. Wrinkles in Time describes this startling discovery that would usher in a new scientific age—and win Smoot the Nobel Prize in Physics.