A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

Uncommon Ideas for Living an Unusually Happy Life

A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

Mike Dooley, the beloved creator of Notes from the Universe, distills a career's worth of inspiration into elegant, brief lessons for making our way through the world--conceived as a guidebook for his young daughter to read when she grows up, yet relevant to everyone who's living a life on earth. Mike returns with his most impactful book yet: a volume of almost 500 insights drawn from his 20+ years as a New Thought leader, organized between endearing letters that recall poignant moments of fatherhood. Through books, courses, and live events, Mike has engaged students with his trademark humor, wisdom, and sheer joy in living. He speaks of understanding our innate spirituality and personal responsibility as the means to unlocking our power over the illusions of time and space. A Beginner's Guide to the Universe is filled with gem-like bits of wisdom imparting his most essential, heartfelt advice about living deliberately and creating consciously--comparable to such treasures as Life's Little Instruction Book, The Prophet, and The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down. Cleverly guiding the reader through a range of topics--including family and relationships, power and responsibility, adversity and rebounding, even the nature of heaven, angels, and God--Mike succeeds in making a happy life in this universe seem easily within our reach. The short passages of text placed artfully on each page, in a book that's a pleasure to hold in the hand, make this an ideal gift for a parent, a parent-to-be, a child, a new grad, a dear friend, or anyone who needs a dose of Dooley, whether they know it or not.

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe

The Universe May Be a Mystery, But It's No Secret Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more.

Astronomy

A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

Astronomy

This introduction to astronomy features an exceptionally clear writing style, an emphasis on critical thinking and visualization, and a leading-edge technology program-including an accompanying full-featured electronic multimedia version of the book and companion Web site. A dynamic art program includes numerous radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray, and gamma-ray images and transparent full-color overlays. The book presents scientific literacy in the context of astronomy, with the aim of teaching studentsto think critically and analytically about the physical world and the development of science. The text requires a minimum level of simple algebra and trigonometry. It presents an explanation of key physical principles and techniques like Kepler and Newton's laws, spectroscopy and distance measurement (the cosmic distance ladder is used throughout).

The Beginners Guide to the Financial Universe

An Introduction to the Role of the Sun, Moon, and Planets in Financial Markets

The Beginners Guide to the Financial Universe

Written in response to the demand from clients and astrology students, this book provides an introduction to the financial universe, illustrating the role of the Sun, Moon, planets, and major planet cycles in market movements. In The Beginners Guide to the Financial Universe, financial astrologer Christeen Skinner takes a step-by-step approach to understanding how the events in the solar system affect market movements. Starting with the sunspot cycle and moving on to seasonality charts and lunar trading, she presents information in an easy-to-read style. As viewed from Earth, the planets each have periods when they appear to be retrograde, i.e., moving backward relative to Earth. These periods and their correlation with market activity are considered along with the role Mars plays as it moves through each sign of the zodiac. The phases of a recognized 20-year business cycle—the exact period between one conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn and the next—are also explored. The concluding chapter offers date, time, and place data that can be used for further investigation. Chapters include the following: The Sunspot Cycle and the Markets Seasonality Charts and Key Dates Trading with Mercury and Venus The Role of Mars in Commodity Trading The Jupiter-Saturn 20-Year Business Cycle Charts of Key Markets and Indices

A Beginner's Guide to God

(And We’re All Beginners)

A Beginner's Guide to God

When it comes to religion, people often have more questions than answers. In A Beginner’s Guide to God, author Eric Neal hopes to eliminate some confusion surrounding religion and provide a clear and universal pathway to the creator. In this guide, Neal addresses some of life’s biggest questions: Does God exist? What happens when we die? Is this our only life? Who created the universe? How was the universe created? Why was it created? What is the spiritual realm? Why do people believe in a higher power? In addition to addressing the large questions, A Beginner’s Guide to God explores the origins, history, and leadership of some of the world’s major religions and provides a synopsis of their teachings. A Beginner’s Guide to God offers a general guide to spark interest and clarify aspects of mankind’s most important questions. Its goal is to help us make sense of religion, its progression, and the existence of a higher power. This is Eric Neal’s first book, produced after many years of contemplation on the plight of religion in the modern age.

A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

A Beginner's Guide to the Universe

Explores the universe and its elements, including our solar system, stars, and galaxies, and answers questions about the Sun, what happens inside a black hole, and space exploration.

PHP This! a Beginners Guide to Learning Object Oriented PHP

PHP This! a Beginners Guide to Learning Object Oriented PHP

PHP This! is a beginners book for developers who are new to object oriented PHP web development. This goal of PHP This! is to teach the PHP skills needed to be a junior PHP developer. These skills include an introduction to object oriented PHP theory and instruction on how to apply that theory to build a full custom MVC application, unit testing with PHPUnit and code management with SVN. The instruction provided by this book also applies to experienced software engineers with expertise in other languages who have not had the opportunity yet to learn object oriented PHP or to those who are new to web development altogether. Object Oriented concepts can be confusing at first that is why PHP This! provides a simple way to explain a confusing subject. The clear explanations and examples will quickly teach you what Object Oriented PHP is and how to use it, test it and manage it. Some key chapters and subjects include: Chapter 1: Why Read This Book Sample Job Description: Jr. PHP Developer The Eight Primary Categories of JQuery Features Why Learn Object Oriented PHP Six Primary Advantages to Learning Object Oriented Programming Chapter 2: PHP Objects & Classes Overview - The Confusion of First Learning Object Oriented Theory Explanation of a Class Explanation of an Object Instantiation $this Variable Access Modifiers Inheritance Method Overriding Invoking Parent Methods Horizontal Inheritance - Using Traits Encapsulation Polymorphism Polymorphism vs. Method Overloading Polymorphism vs. Method Overriding Late Binding / Dynamic Binding Chapter 3: PHP Magic Methods Chapter 4: Abstract Classes & Methods abstract Keyword Extending sub-classes from an Abstract Base Class Abstract Methods final Keyword Chapter 5: Interfaces PHP Interfaces Explanation of What Interfaces Are and Why They are Useful interface & implements Keywords Implementing Multiple Interfaces Programming to the Interface Design-by-Contract Chapter 6: Static Methods & Properties The static Modifier The Scope Resolution Operator Static Properties Static Methods Singleton Pattern Late Static Binding The static Keyword vs. the self Keyword Chapter 7: PHP Error Control & Exception Handling The Built-in Exception Class Throwing an Exception The try-catch-finally Block Setting the Desired Error Sensitivity Level Setting Error Reporting 67 Error Reporting Sensitivity Levels Logging Options Chapter 8: The Model-View-Controller Design Pattern Understanding the Model-View-Controller Design Pattern Model View Controller The MCV URL Structure & URL Mapping Using the .htaccess File The index.php File The MVC Folder Structure Custom MVC Application - Restaurant Menu Management Application Showing the Menu Adding a Menu Item Assigning a Menu Item to a Menu Editing/Deleting Menu Items Download the Source Code for the Custom MVC Application (Restaurant Menu Management Application)

The Beginners' 10 Step Guide to the Sexual Universe

Signposts for Women on the Sexual Journey

The Beginners' 10 Step Guide to the Sexual Universe

So many women rate their first sexual experience as "disappointing" or "disastrous." The right information and planning foster positive experiences. For a woman starting on her sexual journey or for a woman beginning her sexual journey again, this book can help guide her to a lifetime of happy, healthy, and fulfilling experiences discovering the sexual universe. Learn how to: discover when you are ready, follow your own path, set the ground rules, play, get to know your inner "Venus," experience self-pleasuring, learn about the normal ways men's and women's sexual response cycles differ, and get in the mood. Try genital touch and orgasm with a partner, and have vaginal intercourse in a planned and conscious way.

Mindful Meditation

A Beginners Guide To Demystifying Meditation & Being Mindful

Mindful Meditation

Meditation has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years and it has many different cultural contexts, some of which transcend the boundaries of any one specific culture. According to Eastern philosophy, to meditate means to think on the eternal, or rather to expand your consciousness until you are at one with the universe as a whole. This philosophy is based on the belief that transcendental emotions like grief, euphoria or even love can fade away, but the universe is forever. Even if you're not interested in the metaphysical implications of meditation it has undeniable health benefits. It incorporates many relaxation techniques that can help you erase the negative feelings that come with the stress of leading a hectic lifestyle. Learning to meditate can have positive effects on stress-induced illnesses like heart disease and high blood pressure. In conjunction with traditional approaches to medicine, meditation can target the root causes behind stress-based conditions by helping you to calm and clear your mind. Which is exactly what the brand new guide teaches and makes plain in everyday language...easy enough for a child to understand!The Origin Of Meditation & Its Impact On The World.The many benefits of meditation and some of the best reasons why you should embrace the meditation lifestyle. The different types of meditation and how you can use them to unlock your hidden potential.How to use simple meditation exercises for relaxation, stress relief and more!Some simple, yet effective ways to cultivate a positive mindset through meditation.How To Incorporate Meditation Into Your Daily Life.