Universe Unveiled: The Cosmos in My Bubble Bath (Astronomers' Universe)
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The bubbles were swirling all around me, massaging my body. As I luxuriated in this fantastic bath, I gasped realizing that those bubbles carried with them miniature galaxies bringing the entire Cosmos into my bathtub...
Alfie is back. And so are George and other characters from the author’s previous book Einstein’s Enigma or Black Holes in My Bubble Bath. While the present book, Universe Unveiled - The Cosmos in My Bubble Bath, is completely independent, its storyline can be considered a sequel to the previous one. The scientific content spanning ancient world models to the most recent mysteries of cosmology is presented in an entirely nontechnical and descriptive style through the discussions between Alfie, the enlightened learner, and George, professor of astrophysics. Fantasies, based on these discussions that cover the scientific facts, are created by the magical bubble baths taken by Alfie.
Universe Unveiled blends accurate science with philosophy, drama, humour, and fantasy to create an exciting cosmic journey that reads like a novel and educates as it entertains.
“Spurred by a series of mind-bending discoveries, Man’s millennial love affair with the stars has now reached fever pitch. No one writing today is better positioned to evoke the romance and beauty of these cosmic discoveries than Vishveshwara. A leading expert in Einstein’s relativity theory, he brings a lyrical voice and a poetic sensibility to this joyful task. Universe Unveiled, a unique literary creation, transports readers into believing they can actually hear the music of the spheres.”
Professor Robert Fuller, Former President, Oberlin College (USA)
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They shake their heads. Why should one expect that amazing man to be right all the time? Shouldn’t one take heart from his mistakes? We make mistakes too, don’t we? Well, let us see what Infeld has to say in this matter.’ George picked up the grey volume again and read from Infeld’s article. ‘Remember, writing in 1949, Infeld is referring to the 1917 paper of Einstein in which Einstein had invoked the cosmological term to generate a static model of the Universe. Here we go. Although it is.
Made you feel that he was always happy and contented. He wore a tight black suit, waistcoat of heavy wool, and a high stiff collar. It was Georges Lemaître, to whom Al had referred to as his dear priestly friend. I recognized him from the photographs I had seen. ‘Ah, you have come here straight from your meeting with the great man. That must have been a wonderful experience.’ Lemaître removed his spectacles, polished them, pinched the bridge of his nose between his thumb and forefinger, and put.
Studied in detail. Yes, after eight long years of incessant thought and toil, I had discovered, by appealing to the precise observations of my master Tycho Brahe and carrying out painstaking calculations of my own, that the orbit of Mars—and that of any other planet for that matter—is not a circle, but an ellipse! I recorded in great detail my long journey with all its twists and turns, false starts and dead ends, and the final result in my book, Astronomia Nova or New Astronomy.’ ‘Another great.
They are all afire and everyone doth shine. ‘Ah, the time has come to wake up the Queen. Let us go.’ Mike rose from his chair and we followed him. We were back in the telescope chamber. I was again filled with awe, even though this was the second time I was looking at the telescope within a short period of time. ‘Yes Alfie, I know that feeling,’ said Mike quietly, reading my mind perhaps through the expression on my face. ‘I see the magnificent instrument many times every day. But it never.
Laughed. ‘Hush, not a word, old chap, that was strictly for your ears only, I would never say such things in public. Dear me, as Harlow said to you when you met him, I haven’t introduced myself to you, I am so sorry.’ ‘My name is Hubble, Edwin Powell Hubble, pleased to meet you I am sure,’ he made a slight bow a bit too dramatically and put away carefully the glass plate with smudges on it. ‘That is a photographic plate on which we capture the image we see through the telescope, you know. We.