Cycles of Time

Cycles of Time

Author: Roger Penrose

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307278463

Category: Science

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From Nobel prize-winner Roger Penrose, this groundbreaking book is for anyone "who is interested in the world, how it works, and how it got here" (New York Journal of Books). Penrose presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? And what cosmic future awaits us? He shows how the expected fate of our ever-accelerating and expanding universe—heat death or ultimate entropy—can actually be reinterpreted as the conditions that will begin a new “Big Bang.” He details the basic principles beneath our universe, explaining various standard and non-standard cosmological models, the fundamental role of the cosmic microwave background, the paramount significance of black holes, and other basic building blocks of contemporary physics. Intellectually thrilling and widely accessible, Cycles of Time is a welcome new contribution to our understanding of the universe from one of our greatest mathematicians and thinkers.

Cycles of Time

Cycles of Time

Author: Louis Komzsik

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426953361

Category: History

Page: 143

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In Cycles of Time, author Louis Komzsik offers a comprehensive study of time, its relation to astronomy, and its relative nature. He reviews interesting tidbits of the historical evolution of our understanding of time and discusses some philosophical ideas about the topic. He explores the history of time, its origins in the celestial cycles observed by ancient cultures, and the expansion of our time horizon into cosmic cycles. He examines and debunks the doomsday predictions about the year 2012, and discusses the large scale measuring of time, gradually refined by humankind with medium scale instruments of calendars bringing time to the horizon of a human lifetime. While investigating the physical aspects of time, Cycles of Time examines time's relativity and ponders the possibility of time travel. Influencing one's past, an attractive idea to all of us and the potential cause of the grandfather paradox, may not be theoretically possible, but also merits speculation. Cycles of Time explains time's very strong trichotomy of past, present, and future in their simplest definitions: the past we remember, the present we experience now, and the future we anticipate.

The Little Book

The Little Book

Author: Ludwig B. Larsen

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 0787305359

Category:

Page: 288

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1919 the mystery of the ages revealed. Contents: Creation & the Philosophy of the Universe; the Ages of Heaven & Earth; Recorded history for 6,000 Years; Bible Prophecies; Heavenly Conditions of Earth; the Universal Law. Illustrated - Maps of the.

Fractal Approaches for Modeling Financial Assets and Predicting Crises

Fractal Approaches for Modeling Financial Assets and Predicting Crises

Author: Nekrasova, Inna

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522537687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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In an ever-changing economy, market specialists strive to find new ways to evaluate the risks and potential reward of economic ventures. They start by assessing the importance of human reaction during the economic planning process and put together systems to measure financial markets and their longevity. Fractal Approaches for Modeling Financial Assets and Predicting Crises is a critical scholarly resource that examines the fractal structure and long-term memory of the financial markets in order to predict prices of financial assets and financial crises. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as computational process models, chaos theory, and game theory, this book is geared towards academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on pricing and predicting financial crises.

A Love Story for Susan

A Love Story for Susan

Author: Gordon E Kyle

Publisher: Gordon E Kyle

ISBN: 9780987700490

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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A Love Story for Susan is a story of hope in our world. This book describes the journey taken by the author into his mind. There, he faced the darkness of his personal hell, earning the right to stand in the brilliance of God's light at journey's end. The journey into self is a journey any person can choose to take. This book appeals to those people who are struggling with the meaning of their existence. It is a struggle many are choosing to face at this time because the desire to discover one's truth is a desire that lives in all of us. A Love Story for Susan convincingly demonstrates the importance of love in the healing of a human mind. The author's story is an inspirational example of how to transmute pain into strength and gain a new life by doing so. His goal was simply to find his true self. Little did he know that God waits patiently for those who make the journey to truth, the journey to self. A Love Story for Susan is the story of the author's journey home.

A Coincidence of Desires

A Coincidence of Desires

Author: Tom Boellstorff

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822389538

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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In A Coincidence of Desires, Tom Boellstorff considers how interdisciplinary collaboration between anthropology and queer studies might enrich both fields. For more than a decade he has visited Indonesia, both as an anthropologist exploring gender and sexuality and as an activist involved in HIV prevention work. Drawing on these experiences, he provides several in-depth case studies, primarily concerning the lives of Indonesian men who term themselves gay (an Indonesian-language word that overlaps with, but does not correspond exactly to, the English word “gay”). These case studies put interdisciplinary research approaches into practice. They are preceded and followed by theoretical meditations on the most productive forms that collaborations between queer studies and anthropology might take. Boellstorff uses theories of time to ask how a model of “coincidence” might open up new possibilities for cooperation between the two disciplines. He also juxtaposes his own work with other scholars’ studies of Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore to compare queer sexualities across Southeast Asia. In doing so, he asks how comparison might be understood as a queer project and how queerness might be understood as comparative. The case studies contained in A Coincidence of Desires speak to questions about the relation of sexualities to nationalism, religion, and globalization. They include an examination of zines published by gay Indonesians; an analysis of bahasa gay—a slang spoken by gay Indonesians that is increasingly appropriated in Indonesian popular culture; and an exploration of the place of warias (roughly, “male-to-female transvestites”) within Indonesian society. Boellstorff also considers the tension between Islam and sexuality in gay Indonesians’ lives and a series of incidents in which groups of men, identified with Islamic fundamentalism, violently attacked gatherings of gay men. Collectively, these studies insist on the primacy of empirical investigation to any queer studies project that wishes to speak to the specificities of lived experience.

Financial Cycles

Financial Cycles

Author: Mr.Marco Terrones

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781455227037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 42

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This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of financial cycles using a large database covering 21 advanced countries over the period 1960:1-2007:4. Specifically, we analyze cycles in credit, house prices, and equity prices. We report three main results. First, financial cycles tend to be long and severe, especially those in housing and equity markets. Second, they are highly synchronized within countries, particularly credit and house price cycles. The extent of synchronization of financial cycles across countries is high as well, mainly for credit and equity cycles, and has been increasing over time. Third financial cycles accentuate each other and become magnified, especially during coincident downturns in credit and housing markets. Moreover, globally synchronized downturns tend to be associated with more prolonged and costly episodes, especially for credit and equity cycles. We discuss how these findings can guide future research on various aspects of financial market developments.

The Mystics of al-Andalus

The Mystics of al-Andalus

Author: Yousef Casewit

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316885734

Category: History

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The twelfth century CE was a watershed moment for mysticism in the Muslim West. In al-Andalus, the pioneers of this mystical tradition, the Mu'tabirun or 'Contemplators', championed a synthesis between Muslim scriptural sources and Neoplatonic cosmology. Ibn Barrajān of Seville was most responsible for shaping this new intellectual approach, and is the focus of Yousef Casewit's book. Ibn Barrajān's extensive commentaries on the divine names and the Qur'an stress the significance of God's signs in nature, the Arabic bible as a means of interpreting the Qur'an, and the mystical crossing from the visible to the unseen. With an examination of the understudied writings of both Ibn Barrajān and his contemporaries, Ibn al-'Arif and Ibn Qasi, as well as the wider socio-political and scholarly context in al-Andalus, this book will appeal to researchers of the medieval Islamic world and the history of mysticism and Sufism in the Muslim West.

San Yuan Qi Men Xuan Kong Da Gua Compendium

San Yuan Qi Men Xuan Kong Da Gua Compendium

Author: Joey Yap

Publisher: Joey Yap Research Group

ISBN: 9789670722153

Category:

Page: 635

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A comprehensive guide to San Yuan Qi Men Xuan Kong Da Gua The San Yuan Qi Men Xuan Kong Compendium is a detailed book that integrates the studies and methodologies of both Qi Men Dun Jia and Xuan Kong 64 Hexagrams. This book also includes all the detailed references and application methods to the San Yuan Qi Men Xuan Kong Da Gua system all packed into ONE single volume for an easy read. The Compendium is an ideal source for committed students, practitioners and even masters wishing to study or teach San Yuan Qi Men Xuan Kong Da Gua

Palaeozoic Climate Cycles

Palaeozoic Climate Cycles

Author: A. Gąsiewicz

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862393578

Category: Science

Page: 584

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This volume presents results of a variety of case studies documenting the Late Palaeozoic climate changes and cyclicity of deposition. The collected papers cover many aspects related to palaeoenvironmental analysis with sedimentological, stratigraphic, palaeobiological, geochemical, and palaeomagnetic studies of the fossil record around the Late Palaeozoic Ice Age and soon after. They span a stratigraphic interval from Carboniferous to Permian–Triassic transition around the world. This book comprising results for a range of disciplines, is a valuable source for not only researchers who are actively working on specific aspects of the Late Palaeozoic and looking for an up-to-date reference on this inhospitable time in the Earth’s history. It is also of interest to climate modellers and the wider scientific community with an interest in the latest research on the decline of the Palaeozoic World.

The Fin-de-Siècle World

The Fin-de-Siècle World

Author: Michael Saler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317604815

Category: History

Page: 784

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This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval across all walks of life, and is truly innovative in examining the Fin de Siècle from a global perspective. The volume includes pathbreaking essays on how the period was experienced not only in Europe and North America, but also in China, Japan, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa, India, and elsewhere across the globe. Thematic topics covered include new concepts of time and space, globalization, the city, and new political movements including nationalism, the "New Liberalism", and socialism and communism. The volume also looks at the development of mass media over this period and emerging trends in culture, such as advertising and consumption, film and publishing, as well as the technological and scientific changes that shaped the world at the turn of the nineteenth century, such as the invention of the telephone, new transport systems, eugenics and physics. The Fin-de-Siècle World also considers issues such as selfhood through chapters looking at gender, sexuality, adolescence, race and class, and considers the importance of different religions, both old and new, at the turn of the century. Finally the volume examines significant and emerging trends in art, music and literature alongside movements such as realism and aestheticism. This volume conveys a vivid picture of how politics, religion, popular and artistic culture, social practices and scientific endeavours fitted together in an exciting world of change. It will be invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the Fin-de-Siècle period.

The Inner Kālacakratantra

The Inner Kālacakratantra

Author: Vesna A. Wallace

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195122114

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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The Kalacakratantra is the latest and most comprehensive Buddhist Tantra that is available in its original Sanskrit. The Kalacakratantra's five chapters are classified into three categories: outer, inner, and other Kalacakratantra. This text focuses on the inner Kalacakratantra.