Author: Christian Köberl, Alwin Schönberger
Publisher: Christian Brandstätter Verlag
Hunderttausende Asteroiden schwirren durchs Sonnensystem – und manche kommen unserem Planeten ziemlich nahe: 17.000 Gesteinsbrocken sind bekannt, deren Bahnen an die Erde heranführen, und ständig werden neue entdeckt. Die kosmischen Besucher sind faszinierende Forschungsobjekte, die vom Beginn des Sonnensystems berichten. Fallweise aber donnert ein Meteorit zerstörerischer als eine Atombombe auf die Erde. Und es wird wieder passieren – vielleicht sogar ein Massensterben auslösen wie zur Zeit der Dinosaurier. Asteroiden haben die Erde schon oft getroffen, wovon fast 200 Meteoritenkrater auf dem Planeten zeugen. Dieses Buch beantwortet anhand neuester Forschung die wichtigsten Fragen über Meteoriten und Krater: Was sind Meteoriten, und woraus bestehen sie? Kann man Einschläge vorhersehen und abwehren? Wie entsteht ein Krater? Wo kann man eine Kirche aus Impaktgestein besichtigen? Und warum gibt es in Kratern Erdöl und Diamanten?
Author: Fritz Heide, Frank Wlotzka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Meteorites - as well as shooting stars and meteors - result from a collision of a solid body from space with our Earth, but only meteorites are able to penetrate the Earth's protective shield, the atmosphere, and fall to the Earth's surface. Apart from lunar samples, they are the only materials from beyond the Earth which we can probe and study. This book gives a concise and up-to-date description of meteorites - fall phenomena, chemical and mineral composition, classification - as well as a discussion of their formation and origin, which also tells us the story of the formation of our planetary system. The text is understandable for laymen and students, but can also be used as an introduction to the field for students and scientists.
Stargazing For Dummies
Author: Steve Owens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explore the night sky, providing a detailed guide to the main constellations and also offering advice on viewing other night sky objects such as planets and nebulae. It's a great introduction to a fun new hobby, and even provides a fun way to get the kids outside while doing something educational! Gives you an introduction to looking at the sky with binoculars or a telescope Offers advice on photographing the night sky Without needing to get your head around mind-bending theories, you can take part in some practical physics If you're looking for easy-to-follow guidance on getting to know the night sky, Stargazing For Dummies has you covered.
Author: Franz Brandstätter, Ludovic Ferrière, Christian Köberl
Stones that fall from the sky have been known for millennia, but only during the past 200 years was their extraterrestrial origin confirmed. Today scientists know that meteorites, these inconspicuous gray or brown rocks, are the only witnesses of the ori
Man in the Holocene
Author: Max Frisch, Geoffrey Skelton
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
"A luminous parable . . . A masterpiece." The New York Times
The Evolution of Flight
Author: Georg Glaeser, Hannes F. Paulus, Werner Nachtigall
This book will take you on an exciting journey made up of texts and images. Spectacular, large-scale photographs printed on double pages and accompanied by explanatory texts will arouse the reader’s curiosity about evolution’s accomplishments in the world of flying: from the botanical air fleet (pollen grains, flying seeds...), over flying snakes and fish, to penguins flying underwater and humans rising into the air.Mathematician and passionate animal photographer Georg Glaser has joined forces with the experienced evolutionary biologist Hannes Paulus and the exercise physiologist and flight biophysicist Werner Nachtigall in order to approach this topic with words and pictures in a way that is both generally comprehensible and scientifically sound. Double-page by double-page, the book can be read in any order. Cross-references allow to jump easily from one double-page to another. Aside from the detailed introduction to each chapter, the text passages are usually independent from one another, and they discuss crucial moments in the evolutionary process. The double-pages provide additional information on bibliographical references and references to informative websites.
Author: Ewald Plachutta, Mario Plachutta
One name stands for quintessential Viennese cuisine like no other: Plachutta. With more than one million sold books, with recipes simple to follow even for beginners, he brings the Viennese cuisine to people around the globe for years now. This book presents the most popular classics of Viennese cuisine, from apple strudel and goulash to Tafelspitz and Vanillekipferl. An exclusive special edition for all fans of this city and its food.
When on a summer evening, astrophysicist Hubert Reeves went for a walk with his granddaughter, he was immediately assaulted by her questions: 'How big is the Universe? How far are the stars? Are there other universes like ours?'. This little book is the result of their discussion - a very clear and fulfilling explanation on where we come from and our place in the Universe. Here is a perfect occasion for everybody, and not only children, to revise their conceptions about the cosmos.
Author: Martin Suter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The international bestseller about friendship, second chances, and a tiny glow-in-the-dark pink elephant
Author: Hans Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Ola Rosling
Publisher: Flatiron Books
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.
The Lillian Lectures
Author: Wendy Agnew
Publisher: Coach House Books
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.
Mountains of the World
Author: Dieter Braun
Publisher: Nobrow Press
Wild Animals of The North creator, Dieter Braun, explores mountains of the world in his latest nonfiction picture book. Mountains have been the fascination (and sometimes the downfall) of adventurers and explorers throughout history. Meet the animal inhabitants of these rocky peaks, as well as the brave travelers who challenged their great heights. Climb into this immersive book and explore the top of the world, from the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the summit of Mount Everest. Revel in the lush illustrations by Wild Animals of The North creator, Dieter Braun, in this celebration of mountains all over the world.
Born to Explore
Author: Richard Wiese
Publisher: Harper Collins
Born to Explore is filled with skills, projects, and essential knowledge for the budding adventurer Explorer extraordinaire Richard Wiese's more than one hundred excellent projects show how to have fun with science and nature, how to not always take the most walked path, and how to learn to "read" the natural world. Discovery does not occur just in the Amazon or deep in the ocean. It happens everywhere around us: Navigate by the stars, Tell time without a watch, Start a fire without a match, Make an igloo, Build your own canoe, And be prepared for any challenge.
Happy Birthday, Samantha
Author: Valerie Tripp, Robert Grace, Nancy Niles
Publisher: Paw Prints
When Samantha's tenth birthday party is spoiled by the boy next door, Aunt Cornelia and her young twin sisters try to ease Samantha's disappointment by inviting her and Grandmary to visit them in New York City.
Author: Elina Brotherus
A documentation of Elina Brotherus' series Announciation. The series deals with a topic that is still very much a taboo: that of involentary childlessness. With this work Elina Brotherus returns to the autobiographical documentary she became known for in the late '90s. We follow her through times of alternating hope and deception, with the intercepting calendar pages showing that yet another year has passed.