Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Eine Billion Dollar

Roman

Author: Andreas Eschbach

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838700570

Category: Fiction

Page: 893

View: 3008

Stell dir vor, du wirst über Nacht zum reichsten Menschen der Welt... John Salvatore Fontanelli ist ein armer Schlucker, bis er eine unglaubliche Erbschaft macht: ein Vermögen, das ein entfernter Vorfahr im 16. Jahrhundert hinterlassen hat und das durch Zins und Zinseszins in fast 500 Jahren auf über eine Billion Dollar angewachsen ist. Der Erbe dieses Vermögens, so heißt es im Testament, werde einst der Menschheit die verlorene Zukunft wiedergeben. John tritt das Erbe an. Er legt sich Leibwächter zu, verhandelt mit Ministern und Kardinälen. Die schönsten Frauen liegen ihm zu Füßen. Aber kann er noch jemandem trauen? Und dann erhält er einen Anruf von einem geheimnisvollen Fremden, der zu wissen behauptet, was es mit dem Erbe auf sich hat ... Mit "Eine Billion Dollar" hat Bestsellerautor Andreas Eschbach einen spannenden Thriller über Moral und Habgier geschrieben.

Six Days

The Age of the Earth and the Decline of the Church

Author: Ken Ham

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614583781

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 6151

Discover how many evangelical leaders, willingly or unwittingly, are undermining the authority of God's Word by compromising the Bible in Genesis Learn how allowing for an old/universe of billions of years unlocks a door of compromise Heed the wake-up call to the Church to return to the authority of God's Word, beginning in Genesis. Today, most Bible colleges, seminaries, K-12 Christian schools, and now even parts of the homeschool movement do not accept the first eleven chapters of Genesis as literal history. They try to fit the supposed billions of years into Genesis, and some teach evolution as fact. Our churches are largely following suit. Ken Ham, international speaker and author on biblical authority, examines how compromise starting in Genesis, particularly in regard to the six days of creation and the earth's age, have filtered down from the Bible colleges and seminaries to pastors—and finally to parents and their children. This erosive legacy is seen in generations of young people leaving the Church—2/3 of them. Get the facts, discover God's truth, and help bring a new reformation to the Church by helping to call it back to the authority of God's Word.

The Natural History of Creation

Biblical Evolutionism and the Return of Natural Theology

Author: M. Corey

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 1461732220

Category: Religion

Page: 460

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The Natural History of Creation is the third and final installment in M.A. Corey's natural theology series. This remarkable trilogy—the first of its kind in this century—has worked in tandem with the findings of modern science to help spearhead the rebirth of the natural theology movement around the world.

Evolution Unraveled

How Science Disproves Evolution

Author: Randall Harris

Publisher: Starmonics Pty Ltd

ISBN: 0994248369

Category: Science

Page: 550

View: 852

Evolution is the cause of everything in the universe, or so we are taught. But is this based in scientific truth? Could much of what we have learned at school, and what the media and evolutionists suggest about the origins of life and the universe, be contrary to the real scientific facts? After 15 years of research, and written in everyday language, Evolution Unraveled is the only place on earth where Evolutionary Theory is explained from the very beginning of the universe to the present day, where every major evolutionary step is dissected and compared with the facts that science already knows. In this book, you will discover that the science of evolution is not what you thought it was: • Does science confirm the big bang? • Why can’t scientists create life from inanimate matter? • What did Charles Darwin really say about evolution? • What does the fossil record say about the origins of humankind? • Why is Evolutionary Theory still a theory and not a fact? • Can any creature change itself into something else, and has this ever actually happened? This comprehensive analysis of evolutionary theory presents the scientific facts that are not generally known to the public. It is a journey of wonder, reflection and revelation that will challenge many of the fundamental beliefs on which our lives are based. With over 500 pages of astounding scientific facts, you will discover that science really does have all the answers – and now you can too. ebook and webinar series at www.evolutionunraveled.com

Billions & Billions

Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

Author: Carl Sagan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307801020

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 2389

In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan's thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Life in the Universe

Author: Harry Zaslow

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456762567

Category: Nature

Page: 116

View: 1199

The author began to research the universe and the planet we occupy. His writings revealed the vastness of a dark void space, millions of "Light Years" throughout the universe.One might think that our Solar System, its nine planers is unique in the universe. Actually, there are thousands of galaxies that resemble our system.As for life, there are thousands of planets and galaxies. Is our solar system the only galaxy that has life? No one has an exact figure as to planets with living life. Yet, we are part of the universe. If we live on Earth, the universe is duplicated many times with life, existing in many planets throughout the universe.One might say that life in other parts of the universe is only theory. Yet we are not alone.As an author/artist, Harry Zaslow studied photos taken from the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Space Telescope is located in one area of earth, well beyond the Earth's field of gravity. The telescope does not orbit earth. From its permenant position it takes photos of universe scenes never seen by mankind, millions of light years from earth. Harry has painted 12 scenes from this space telescope. His paintings show the worlds in the universe, together with their suns and moons.

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 4972

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

The Book of Getting Even

A Novel

Author: Benjamin Taylor

Publisher: Steerforth

ISBN: 1586421565

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 9574

Son of a rabbi, budding astronomer Gabriel Geismar is on his way from youth to manhood in the 1970s when he falls in love with the esteemed and beguiling Hundert family, different in every way from his own. Over the course of a decade-long drama unfolding in New Orleans, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and the Wisconsin countryside, Gabriel enters more and more passionately and intimately into the world of his elective clan, discovering at the inmost center that he alone must bear the full weight of their tragedies, past and present. Yet The Book of Getting Even is funny and robust, a novel rich in those fundamentals we go to great fiction for: the exploration of what is hidden, the sudden shocks, the feeling at last of life laid bare.

Bald!

10 revolutionäre Technologien, mit denen alles gut wird oder komplett den Bach runtergeht

Author: Kelly Weinersmith,Zach Weinersmith

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446257829

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 2645

Zach Weinersmith ist mit seinem Blog „Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal“ einer der großen Pop-Science-Cartoonisten im Netz. Jetzt haben er und seine Frau Kelly ein Buch über zehn vielversprechende Zukunftstechnologien geschrieben, die unsere Welt schon bald zu einem besseren Ort machen könnten ... wenn alles gut geht. Wieso Häuser bauen, wenn man sie auch drucken könnte? Warum holen wir unsere Rohstoffe nicht einfach vom nächstgelegenen Asteroiden? Und wäre ein Lift ins All nicht praktisch? Klingt verrückt, aber wir leben in einer Zeit, in der all das Realität werden könnte – BALD! Geniale, faszinierende und hochkomische Lektüre für alle, die wissen möchten, was die Zukunft an Großartigem bringt.

Eine Insel zwischen Himmel und Meer

Author: Lauren Wolk

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434244

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8195

Emotional, herzzereißend, liebevoll Crow hat ihr ganzes Leben auf einer winzigen Insel verbracht. Sie wurde, kaum ein paar Stunden alt, in einem lecken kleinen Boot an den Strand gespült. Osh, der einzige Bewohner der Insel, hat sie gerettet. Bei ihm ist Crow aufgewachsen. Nur eine hat ihm dabei geholfen, die couragierte und liebevolle Miss Maggie. Alle anderen Menschen halten sich von dem Mädchen fern. Immer schon wollte Crow wissen, woher sie stammt und warum man sie fortgeschickt hatte. Ist es möglich, dass sie gar nicht von so weit her kommt? Als eines Nachts ein unheimliches Feuer auf einer vermeintlich menschenleeren Insel aufscheint, steigen in Crow all die unausgesprochenen Fragen nach ihrer Herkunft auf. Stück für Stück fügt sie das Puzzle ihrer Vergangenheit zusammen und begreift, was Familie wirklich bedeutet.

Gravity's Engines

How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos

Author: Caleb Scharf

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709750

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 1005

One of The Barnes and Noble Review Editors' Picks: Best Nonfiction of 2012 Selected by The Christian Science Monitor as one of "21 smart nonfiction titles we think you'll enjoy this summer" Selected by The New Scientist as one of 10 books to look out for in 2012 We've long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe as we know it comes to an end. Often billions of times more massive than the Sun, they lurk in the inner sanctum of almost every galaxy of stars in the universe. They're mysterious chasms so destructive and unforgiving that not even light can escape their deadly wrath. Recent research, however, has led to a cascade of new discoveries that have revealed an entirely different side to black holes. As the astrophysicist Caleb Scharf reveals in Gravity's Engines, these chasms in space-time don't just vacuum up everything that comes near them; they also spit out huge beams and clouds of matter. Black holes blow bubbles. With clarity and keen intellect, Scharf masterfully explains how these bubbles profoundly rearrange the cosmos around them. Engaging with our deepest questions about the universe, he takes us on an intimate journey through the endlessly colorful place we call our galaxy and reminds us that the Milky Way sits in a special place in the cosmic zoo—a "sweet spot" of properties. Is it coincidental that we find ourselves here at this place and time? Could there be a deeper connection between the nature of black holes and their role in the universe and the phenomenon of life? We are, after all, made of the stuff of stars.