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The Heavens On Earth

Author : David Aubin
ISBN : 9780822392507
Genre : Science
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The Heavens on Earth explores the place of the observatory in nineteenth-century science and culture. Astronomy was a core pursuit for observatories, but usually not the only one. It belonged to a larger group of “observatory sciences” that also included geodesy, meteorology, geomagnetism, and even parts of physics and statistics. These pursuits coexisted in the nineteenth-century observatory; this collection surveys them as a coherent whole. Broadening the focus beyond the solitary astronomer at his telescope, it illuminates the observatory’s importance to technological, military, political, and colonial undertakings, as well as in advancing and popularizing the mathematical, physical, and cosmological sciences. The contributors examine “observatory techniques” developed and used not only in connection with observatories but also by instrument makers in their workshops, navy officers on ships, civil engineers in the field, and many others. These techniques included the calibration and coordination of precision instruments for making observations and taking measurements; methods of data acquisition and tabulation; and the production of maps, drawings, and photographs, as well as numerical, textual, and visual representations of the heavens and the earth. They also encompassed the social management of personnel within observatories, the coordination of international scientific collaborations, and interactions with dignitaries and the public. The state observatory occupied a particularly privileged place in the life of the city. With their imposing architecture and ancient traditions, state observatories served representative purposes for their patrons, whether as symbols of a monarch’s enlightened power, a nation’s industrial and scientific excellence, or republican progressive values. Focusing on observatory techniques in settings from Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome to Australia, Russia, Thailand, and the United States, The Heavens on Earth is a major contribution to the history of science. Contributors: David Aubin, Charlotte Bigg, Guy Boistel, Theresa Levitt, Massimo Mazzotti, Ole Molvig, Simon Schaffer, Martina Schiavon , H. Otto Sibum, Richard Staley, John Tresch, Simon Werrett, Sven Widmalm
Category: Science

Heavens On Earth

Author : Michael Shermer
ISBN : 9781627798563
Genre : Science
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A scientific exploration into humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Michael Shermer In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans’ belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality along with utopian attempts to create heaven on earth. For millennia, religions have concocted numerous manifestations of heaven and the afterlife, and though no one has ever returned from such a place to report what it is really like—or that it even exists—today science and technology are being used to try to make it happen in our lifetime. From radical life extension to cryonic suspension to mind uploading, Shermer considers how realistic these attempts are from a proper skeptical perspective. Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and how we can live well in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter.
Category: Science

The Book Of The Mysteries Of The Heavens And The Earth

Author : Bakhayla Mîkâʻêl
ISBN : 0892540877
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The continuing fascination with Gnostic Christianity has stimulated the translation of a vast range of Gnostic texts with both popular and critical commentaries. But the later texts of the Coptic Church remain virtually unknown outside a small circle of scholars, even more so in their Ethiopic versions. One exception is The Book of Enoch, but Enoch does not stand alone. Associated with it is an even stranger and more complex apocalyptic work, The Book of the Mysteries of the Heavens and the Earth, which is believed to have been revealed by the Archangel Gabriel in the 15th century. It was introduced to the Western public in 1935 by Wallis Budge. This edition also includes an interpretation of St. John's apocalyptic vision, a discourse on the Godhead and the Trinity, and a discourse on the birth of Enoch.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Mathematics Of The Heavens And The Earth

Author : Glen Van Brummelen
ISBN : 0691129738
Genre : Mathematics
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"There does not seem to have been a book-length history of trigonometry in English before this fine book. Van Brummelen takes us from the unnamed Egyptians and Babylonians who created trigonometry to the subject's first few centuries in Europe. In between, he deftly traces how it was studied by the astronomers Hipparchus and Ptolemy in classical Greece, and later by a host of scholars in India and the Islamic world."--John H. Conway, coauthor of The Book of Numbers "This book is the first detailed history of trigonometry in more than half a century, and it far surpasses any earlier attempts. The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth is an extremely important contribution to scholarship. It will be the definitive history of trigonometry for years to come. There is nothing like this out there."--Victor J. Katz, professor emeritus, University of the District of Columbia "A pleasure to read. The Mathematics of the Heavens and the Earth is destined to become the standard reference on the history of trigonometry for the foreseeable future. Although other authors have attempted to tell the story, I know of no other book that has either the breadth or the depth of this one. Van Brummelen is one of the leading experts in the world on this subject."--Dennis Duke, Florida State University "Van Brummelen presents a history of trigonometry from the earliest times to the end of the sixteenth century. He has produced a work that rises to the highest standards of scholarship but never strays into pedantry. His extensive bibliography cites every work of consequence for the history of trigonometry, copious footnotes and diagrams illuminate the text, and reproductions from old printed works add interest and texture to the narrative."--J. Lennart Berggren, professor emeritus, Simon Fraser University "This book presents, for the first time in more than a century, a concise history of plane and spherical trigonometry, an important field within applied mathematics. It will appeal to a wide audience thanks to the pleasant style in which it is written, but at the same time it adheres to a very high scholarly standard."--Benno van Dalen, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
Category: Mathematics

Refining Heaven And Earth

Author : Yuan Jing
ISBN : 9781647364830
Genre : Fiction
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When the heaven and earth first opened, a great divine wind began to refine stones to nourish the heavens, leaving the Heavenly Cauldron in the mortal world. After hundreds of thousands of years, Fang Bai had no intention of obtaining the Heavenly Refining Cauldron. He was ambushed by his fellow brothers, blessed by the Heavenly Refining Cauldron, and reincarnated. In this lifetime, Fang Bai had unraveled the secrets of the Heavenly Refining Cauldron and continued onward, discovering the cruelest secret in the world! And to see how Fang Bai would go against the heavens!
Category: Fiction

Heavens On Earth

Author : Carmen Boullosa
ISBN : 9781941920459
Genre : Fiction
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Three narrators from different historical eras are each engaged in preserving history in Carmen Boullosa's Heavens on Earth. As her narrators sense and interact with each other over time and space, Boullosa challenges the primacy of recorded history and asserts literature and language's power to transcend the barriers of time and space in vivid, urgent prose.
Category: Fiction

Heaven And Earth

Author : Albert Goldbarth
ISBN : 0820313009
Genre : Poetry
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Focusing with equal energy at the imposing sky and at our own home planet, Albert Goldbarth moves from hosannah-choiring angels to a single peach pit glistening on the tongue of Madame Renoir, from the sweep of the earth's ecocycles to the particles of quantum physics. In these poems surgeons, lovers, astronauts, psychiatrists, and priests embark on the same far journey, traveling into the universe of what it means to be human, exploring "how the world works." Here, the ancient Egyptian afterlife and the atrocities of the 10 o'clock news, the realm of guacamole chip dip and the life of Rembrandt mix toward one cohesive vision.
Category: Poetry

Heaven On Earth

Author : J. S. Fauber
ISBN : 9781529362213
Genre : Philosophy
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'What Fauber does well is humanize these four residents of the pantheon of science... The story is seldom less than fascinating. A readable, enjoyable contribution to the history of science.' - Kirkus An intimate examination of a scientific family - that of Nicolaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei. Fauber juxtaposes their scientific work with insight into their personal lives and political considerations, which shaped their pursuit of knowledge. Uniquely, he shows how their intergenerational collaboration made the scientific revolution possible. These brave scientists called each other 'brothers', 'fathers' and 'sons', and laid the foundations of modern science through familial co-work. And though the sixteenth century was far from an open society for women, there were female pioneers in this 'family' as well, including Brahe's sister Sophie, Kepler's mother, and Galileo's daughter. Filled with rich characters and sweeping historical scope, this book reveals how the strong connections between these pillars of intellectual history moved science forward.
Category: Philosophy

Heaven On Earth

Author : Thomas Brooks
ISBN : 9781329687677
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Heaven And Earth In The Gospel Of Matthew

Author : Jonathan T. Pennington
ISBN : 9789004162051
Genre : Religion
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A much-overlooked aspect of the Gospel of Matthew is the theme of heaven and earth. Rather than being a reverential circumlocution for God, 'heaven' in Matthew is part of a highly developed discourse of heaven and earth language. Matthew's idiolectic way of using heaven language consists of four aspects: 1) a distinction in meaning between singular and plural forms of "ouranos"; 2) frequent use of the heaven and earth word pair; 3) regular reference to the Father in heaven; and 4) the recurrent use of the Matthean expression, kingdom of heaven. This book examines the historical precedents for each of these aspects and shows in Matthew how they serve one overriding theological purpose: to highlight the tension that currently exists between heaven and earth or God and humanity, while looking forward to its eschatological resolution.
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Heaven On Earth

Author : Linda Safran
ISBN : UOM:39015040150081
Genre : Art
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Contains eight lectures given at a fall 1991 lecture series at the Smithsonian Institution, examining the individual and collective experiences of the Byzantine faithful in order to understand the interaction of religion and art in Byzantium and thus bring the civilization to life. Topics include central themes in Byzantine theology, architecture and the liturgy, Byzantine silver plate, and illustrated service books of Byzantium. Excerpts from original sources are quoted extensively. Includes bandw and color photos and a glossary. Paper edition (unseen), $27.50. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Art

Unifying Heaven And Earth Essays In The History Of Early Modern Cosmology

Author : Miguel Á. Granada
ISBN : 9788447539604
Genre : Science
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One of the most significant events in the history of Western civilization was the cosmological revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries. Among the most salient factors in this change, described by Alexandre Koyré as the ‘destruction of the cosmos’ inherited from ancient Greece, were Copernican heliocentrism and the substitution of a homogeneous universe for the hierarchical cosmos of the Platonic and Aristotelian tradition. Starting with a new approach to the issue of the presence of Islamic astronomical devices in Copernicus’ work and a thorough reappraisal of the cosmological views of Paracelsus, the book deals mainly with the abolition of cosmological dualism and the ways in which it affected the decline of astrology over the 17th century. Other related topics include planetary order and theories of world harmony, the cause of planetary motion in the Tychonic world system or the discussion on comets in Germany through the first presentation of a manuscript treatise by Michael Maestlin on the great comet of 1618.
Category: Science

The Fixed Laws Of Heaven And Earth

Author : Rick Knox
ISBN : 9781450049047
Genre : Religion
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“Have I not established my covenant with day and night and the fixed laws of heaven and earth?” (Jeremiah 33:25). –“Do you know the laws of the heavens?” (Job 38:33). We have broken the fixed laws of heaven and earth, and now judgment has come! Our economy is headed toward one of the worst recessions it has seen since the crash of the 1930s. Natural disasters are at an all-time high as nation after nation are feeling the effects of a world crumbling beneath them. Unemployment has risen to all-time highs as 10 percent of Americans are without jobs. People are walking away from their mortgages as foreclosures are overloading banks and mortgage companies. America was one of the most lucrative nations in the world and is fast becoming a third-world country. If God’s judgments upon our nation are causing you to feel spiritually bankrupt, mentally discouraged, physically ill, or you are financially struggling, then this book is for you! This book, The Fixed Laws of Heaven and Earth, will help you understand why this is happening, whom it will happen to, and how to live under God’s blessings during times of God’s judgments. The domino effect has begun! Stop it now before it’s too late! –“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6).
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Science And Civilisation In China Volume 3 Mathematics And The Sciences Of The Heavens And The Earth

Author : Joseph Needham
ISBN : 0521058015
Genre : Science
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After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.
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Heaven On Earth

Author : Sharifa Oppenheimer
ISBN : UVA:X030477454
Genre : Education
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Through art, storytelling, and the festival celebrations, this book is a guide to build a "family culture" based on the guiding principle of love. Such a culture supports children and allows the free development of each unique soul. Responding to parents' questions from more than twenty years of teaching, Oppenheimer has created a gift from the heart. This is a practical, inspiring resource that brings her informed, intuitive understanding of young children into the heart of the home.
Category: Education