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Om forfatteren

Martin Rees is Royal Society Research Professor at Cambridge University and holds the title of Astronomer Royal.

Omfatter også følgende navne: Martin Rees, Martin Rees, Martin J. Rees, Martin ed. Rees

Værker af Martin J. Rees

Universet (2006) 659 eksemplarer
Before the Beginning (1997) 348 eksemplarer
Our Final Hour (2003) 313 eksemplarer
Our Cosmic Habitat (2001) 238 eksemplarer
Gravity's Fatal Attraction: Black Holes in the Universe (1996) — Forfatter — 115 eksemplarer
If Science is to Save Us (2022) 11 eksemplarer
Heelal (2007) 4 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Bidragyder — 792 eksemplarer
30-Second Theories (2010) — Forord — 384 eksemplarer
The New Humanists: Science at the Edge (2003) — Bidragyder — 230 eksemplarer
Global Catastrophic Risks (2014) — Forord — 112 eksemplarer
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon (2013) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
The Earth and I (2016) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Life and Death of the Stars (2014) — Forord — 5 eksemplarer
Critical Dialogues in Cosmology (1997) — Introduktion — 4 eksemplarer

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He does a pretty good job of explaining things and keeping it simple. Some parts were very interesting. Other parts went right over my head
nx74defiant | 13 andre anmeldelser | Dec 2, 2022 |
This lavishly illustrated Smithsonian guide begins with our home galaxy, the Milky Way, and the multitude of stars that are part of this spiral galaxy. Readers can investigate Stars, the Life Cycle of Stars, Star Formation, Main-Sequence Stars, Old Stars, Stellar End Points, Multiple Stars, Variable Stars, Star Clusters, and Extra-Solar Planets.

Moving beyond the Milky Way, readers discover the different Types of Galaxies, learn about Galaxy Evolution, and explore both Active Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters. Then look to the Night Sky and delve into the story of constellations. Learn the history of Constellations and then Map the Sky while following the Guide to the Constellations.

Cosmologist/astrophysicist Martin Rees serves as the editor for this Smithsonian guide, which includes an extensive glossary. Photographs, diagrams, and charts all play a part in educating the reader on this fascinating tour through the Milky Way where readers will find stars being born and dying stars collapsing. Then readers will explore the past as they travel trillions of miles to the very edge of the universe.

Highly recommended.
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jfe16 | Jan 18, 2021 |
Smithsonian’s lavishly illustrated guide begins by taking the reader on a short tour of the universe before investigating its components. Readers can investigate the scale of the universe; celestial objects; matter, radiation; gravity, motion, and orbits; space and time; and expanding space.

Readers then move on to consider the beginning and end of the universe: the big bang, out of the darkness, life in the universe, and the fate of the universe. Then it’s time to see the view from Earth: the celestial sphere, celestial cycles, planetary motion, star motion and patterns, naked-eye astronomy, binocular astronomy, telescope astronomy, setting up a telescope, astrophotography, astronomical observatories, and observing from space.

The Solar System is next, guiding readers as they discover the history of the solar system, explore the family of the sun, and then consider the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon, Mars, asteroids, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, the Kuiper belt and the Oort cloud, comets, and meteors and meteorites.

Cosmologist/astrophysicist Martin Rees serves as the editor for this Smithsonian guide, which includes an extensive glossary. Photographs, diagrams, and charts all play a part in educating the reader on the universe, how it began, how it might end, and everything in between. In the pages of this book, readers can explore the myths, facts, all the fascinating space phenomena, and consider the fundamental concepts of time and space.

Highly recommended.
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jfe16 | Jan 17, 2021 |
An interesting post on Many Worlds vs Multiverse:



The last word.

My friend Elisa is a born story teller and they are always prefaced with either 'this is a true story' or 'this is a really true story'.

In the spirit of Elisa, this is a true story.

Late of a night in Geneva, should you happen to be walking the streets, you'll come upon huddled, sobbing shambles of human beings, bottle in hand, tragic tale to tell. They'll stop you and start asking if you have -

Now, if this happens to you, don't just pull back, thinking they are after your hard earned. They are physicists you see, and something has gone terribly, terribly wrong for them.

'What's wrong, mate? Can I help?'

'I just left them together for a few minutes. I - '

I sigh as I break in. If only I had a dollar for every time I've heard this story. 'You didn't, did you? Please don't tell me you left your dog alone with your pet meson.' He nods dumbly. 'What is it with you physicists? Conduct an experiment and even if it works you don't believe it. In a hard bitten cynical way you repeat it a dozen times. But you ask your dog if it's going to be a good dog, it woofs and you believe it. And every one of you says the conditions were different this time. But not so very different, are they? The data is pretty clear isn't it? You understand natural laws? Well this is one of them. DOGS EAT MESONS.'

You walk on, shaking your head. They just never learn. How can they be so trusting?

You turn a corner and there's another one. He's on the bridge, and you think you'd better coax him off that.

'Mate, mate. It can't be that bad, what's wrong?'

'See that number there?'

You squint at it - 'that tiny one up to the right of the other number?'

'Yes, that's the one. It should be 2, not 3. Everything is ruined now.'

'Now be sensible,' I say. 'If that number was important, it wouldn't be in one point font, would it? Look at it. It's tiny. It's squashed in up the top there next to the number in a proper sized font because it doesn't really matter, isn't it?'

He starts crying more and says something about the end of the world. I start saying everything will be okay in the morning, nobody will mind and he says 'No, you don't understand. It really IS the end of the world. The universe. Everything. Because it's a two, it means that we know the exact time everything is going to end and....'

I can't say I followed it all, but after a while I asked if I could take a swig from his bottle and, well. I'm sworn to secrecy, so I can't say exactly when it's all ending, but Paul and Manny, I just wouldn't be putting all that much effort into who's going to be top this week. If I were you I'd come and join us on the bridge. You can have a drink and we think we're going to get a pretty good view from here. -


You can't read, not string two words together. Music makes you weep. You can't write to save yourself, indeed, very literally you can't do that.

So you are in this universe, this one where the things that should give you respite don't. You cannot bear to be in your skin.

You cannot write.

In this particular universe there is a physicist, Mr Rees, who explains to us why there are other universes.

Now, Mr Rees I hope will forgive my addressing his humility when I say so fucking what. And I am saying that, not asking.

Somewhere else there is another universe. It has a booksite called goodreads on it and a girl whose name is gettingenough and she writes a hilarious review of this book. I know because she took it from me. She writes a hilarious review, even the pursed-lips scientists on goodreads can't help voting for it.

Somewhere else there is another universe.

And after initially thinking wow, that's kind of amazing, I've come around to 'so fucking what.' So there is a universe where I died when I was five, as I almost did. Or died when I was fifty as I also almost did. So there is a universe where little miss getting enough is very smugly thinking she's glad she's in that one as well she might. So fucking what?

Even if it is true, what is the point of saying it?

And please don't bother answering this question, because if you think you can answer it, you don't begin to understand what the question is.

Somewhere out there is a universe where no-one ever begged:

Let me become
the shadow
of your shadow,
the shadow of your hand,
the shadow of your dog,

Somewhere out there somebody begs this and is heard.

So what?


'You haven't reviewed much on goodreads lately, have you?'.

Enquired my number one fan. (Please permit me this poetic license).

Well, no, I wouldn't have, would I? Because I'm reading another %#@~&* physics book.

I have this sinking feeling that I'm not going to be finished it until After The End. I'm going to post my review in the middle of the small crunch or whatever the end is going to be, completely pointless because all my goodreads friends will be star dust most literally.

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bringbackbooks | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jun 16, 2020 |



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