The Heart of Matter

Part old-school space opera, part modern military epic, The Heart of Matter is an exhilarating new sci-fi adventure, a pulse-pounding sequel to Into the Black: Odyssey One that will echo long after its thrilling conclusion.

The Heart of Matter

"Being the second voyage of the NACS odyssey."

The Particle Odyssey

This superb book is a testament to the work of 'big' science and one of the great detective stories of our age.

The Particle Odyssey

During the 20th century, scientists discovered what the Universe is made of; as the 21st century begins, they are preparing experiments to find out how it came to be like this. This great adventure, which will involve a metaphorical journey back in time to within a billionth of a second of the Big Bang, is the latest stage in the quest to understand the nature of the matter that makes our Universe and the forces that govern it. The Particle Odyssey takes the reader on a spectacularly illustrated journey to the heart of matter. In clear, non-technical language the authors describe the key experiments and fundamental discoveries which have led to our current understanding of the origins and nature of the material universe. In this fascinating book, you will find individual 'portraits' of all the major subatomic particles, from the electron to the top quark. The authors describe the history of experimental particle physics: its origins in the discovery of X-rays in 1895; the dissection of the atom by Rutherford and others; the unexpected revelations of the cosmic rays; the explosion of new particles in the 1950s and 60s; the discovery of quarks and the rise of the 'standard model' in the last part of the 20th century. And they also look at the great challenges that face physicists today—where did antimatter go? what is dark matter? can there be a theory of everything?—and the experiments they are devising to explore them. The Particle Odyssey brings together and presents with style over 100 of the best images of particle 'events': mysterious, abstract, beautiful pictures of the tracks of subatomic particles as they speed, curve, dance, or explode through cloud and bubble chambers, stacks of photographic emulsion, and the giant multi-element detectors of modern experiments. Here are spiralling electrons, the tell-tale 'vees' of strange particles, matter and antimatter born from raw energy, energetic jets of particles spraying out from the decay points of quarks and gluons. A further 250 pictures, many taken specially for this book, illustrate the laboratories, experiments, and personalities of over a century of particle physics. This superb book is a testament to the work of 'big' science and one of the great detective stories of our age.

A Bibliographical Companion

18 / Bevelled Boards BEVELLED BOARDS The binding boards have been cut to
a slanting angle before the covering ... his long life and, on the last occasion,
provided the most satisfying brief description which went to the heart of the matter
.1 ... It seems obvious that I may study the Book of Genesis, or the Odyssey, or
The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, or The Origin ... 2 A few years earlier, in one of
the definitions to which reference has been made, Greg had amplified that final
point: "At ...

A Bibliographical Companion

An alphabetical list of words and phrases encountered during even a cursory reading of the 'literature about books.'

The Poems of John Dryden Volume One

Bunhill] Bunhill Fields, on the edge of Cripplegate, a burial ground for
nonconformists (not, pace Works, for plague victims: ... and go the way of all
mortal Rhimes, 'tis no great matter ... whether Ode, Elegy, or Satyr have the honor
of Wiping first' (Poems 161). ... translator of Virgil (1649), Aesop (1651), the Iliad (
1660) and Odyssey (1665); publisher of atlases (1670–75; cp. 1 ... side Ascanius
took his place, / The second Hope of Rome's Immortal Race': 'The Twelfth Book of
the Aeneis' II.

The Poems of John Dryden  Volume One

These first two volumes in a four-volume edition of Dryden's poems are the result of a complete reappraisal of the canon, text and context of his work. The text has been prepared from a fresh examination of the early printed editions, and takes account of the large number of manuscript copies which survive. Two recently discovered poems are included here for the first time. Headnotes to each poem provide details of the poem's date, publication history, sources and contemporary reception. Detailed explanations are given of the controversies addressed in his political poems, and particular attention is paid to Dryden's translations from classical writers including Virgil, Horace, Ovid and Lucretius. Volume I covers the poems of Dryden from 1649 to 1681.

The Odyssey of Homer by Samuel Butler Knowledge Management Edition

BOOK. II. Telemachus. calls. the. Assembly. and. starts. for. Pylos. Now when the
child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared ... Athena endowed him with a
presence of such divine comeliness that all marvelled at him as he went by, and
when he took his ... Has he got wind of some host approaching, and does he
wish to warn us, or would he speak upon some other matter of public moment? I
am sure he is an excellent person, and I hope Zeus will grant him his heart's
desire.

The Odyssey of Homer by Samuel Butler  Knowledge Management Edition

If you are contemplating buying The Odyssey, sure that you know what the book is about. Thus, why to buy a Knowledge Management Edition instead of a normal one? There are several reasons, among them saving time -you do not have much time to read, or you have to read it aloud to youngsters or elders-, catching up quickly with its contents -for a second reading, for catching up with classic literature, before watching the film-, of having two versions in one -for english students with different levels of proficiency; etc. This book will be officially published in 2006. Therefore, get it at pre-publishing prices (cheaper, of course!) before the official launch!

The Odyssey

BookII. Assembly of the People of Ithaca—Speeches of Telemachus and of the
Suitors—Telemachus Makes his Preparations and ... Minerva endowed him with
a presence of such divine comeliness that all marvelled at him as he went by,
and when he took his ... Has he got wind of some host approaching, and does he
wish to warn us, or would he speak upon some other matter of public moment? I
am sure he is an excellent person, and I hope Jove will grant him his heart's
desire.

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The Iliad and The Odyssey Butler Edition

Book. II. ASSEMBLY OF THE PEOPLE OF ITHACA--SPEECHES OF
TELEMACHUS AND OF THE ... Minerva endowed him with a presence of such
divine comeliness that all marvelled at him as he went by, and when he took his
place in his father's seat even the ... Has he got wind of some host approaching,
and does he wish to warn us, or would he speak upon some other matter of
public moment? I am sure he is an excellent person, and I hope Jove will grant
him his heart's desire.

The Iliad and The Odyssey  Butler Edition

When the beautiful Helen is taken away and fall madly in love with Hector of Troy her Greek partner gathers the forces of Greece to fight against the Trojans to get her back. One of the mighty heroes that goes along with the war is the mighty Achilles who manages some great feats in the battle but in the end is cursed by the gods for an act of defilement and dies. After the war, the story switches to the fated Ulysses who mocks the Greek god of the seas and is lost for decades in the waters of the Mediterranean. As he fights with gods and even travels to the realm of the dead to once again return home, his throne is threatened as new suitors seek to claim his wife and his crown back in Greece.

A New English Dictionary of the English Language

Logicians distinguish two kinds of operations of the mind; the first kind produces
no effect without the mind the last does. ... He [Darius] yielded unto the virtue of
Alexander, to his magnitude, fortitude, and justice, admiring that heart of his, ...
RIAList. called—a matre, quia IMMAte'RIAlize, v. in corporum ratione IMMATE'
RIATE. sematris instar habet. See MATTER. ... George Berkeley] became founder
of a sect there called the Immaterialists, by the force of a very curious book upon
that ...

A New English Dictionary of the English Language


The Fountains of Paradise

A Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey (The New Yorker).

The Fountains of Paradise

A Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel from the legendary “colossus of science fiction” and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey (The New Yorker). Renowned structural engineer Dr. Vannevar Morgan seeks to link Earth to the stars by constructing a space elevator that will connect to an orbiting satellite 22,300 miles from the planet’s surface. The elevator would lift interstellar spaceships into orbit without the need of rockets to blast through the Earth’s atmosphere—making space travel easier and more cost-effective. Unfortunately, the only appropriate surface base for the elevator is located at the top of a mountain already occupied by an ancient order of Buddhist monks who strongly oppose the project. Morgan must face down their opposition—as well as enormous technical, political, and economic challenges—if he is to create his beanstalk to the heavens. An epic novel of daring dreams spanning twenty decades, this award-winning drama combines believable science with heart-stopping suspense. “A beautifully mounted story about the human need to reach—literally—for the stars, and the fine line between genius and megalomania.” —SFReviews.net

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Presents the author's personal account of his spiritual quest to unite the diverse realms of body, mind, and spirit by combining Eastern philosophy with Western fitness routines to become an example of the peaceful warrior.Now a major ...

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Presents the author's personal account of his spiritual quest to unite the diverse realms of body, mind, and spirit by combining Eastern philosophy with Western fitness routines to become an example of the peaceful warrior.Now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Nick Nolte.