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Origini. Quattordici miliardi di anni di evoluzione cosmica

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Ripercorrendo le tappe fondamentali dell’evoluzione del cosmo, attingendo alle loro conoscenze di astronomia, astrobiologia e astrofisica, i due autori raccontano gli aspetti noti e meno noti di quattordici miliardi di anni di storia dell’universo: dal Big Bang fino all’analisi di possibili forme di vita extraterrestri, passando per l’antimateria e la materia oscura, gli i ...more
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Published 2008 by Codice Edizioni (first published 2004)
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Ahmad  Ebaid
Jan 30, 2016 Ahmad Ebaid rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: علوم
إلى كل من ينظرون إلى أعلى
،وكل من لا يعرفون بعد
،لمَ عليهم أن يفعلوا ذلك

في عام 1997 أجرى ناثان زونر ، الطالب بمدرسة إيجل روك الإعدادية بإيداهو البالغ من العمر أربعة عشر عامًا ، تجربة شهيرة في الوقت الحالي ( بين مبسطي العلوم ) في معرض للعلوم لاختبار المشاعر المعادية للتكنولوجيا وما يرتبط بها من رهاب للكيمياء . دعا زونر الناس للتوقيع على عريضة تطالب إما بفرض شروط صارمة على مركب ثنائي الهيدروجين أحادي الأكسجين أو حظره تمامًا . وقد أورد بعض السمات الكريهة لهذه المادة عديمة اللون والرائحة :
. أنها مك
Dec 04, 2014 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to David by: Gendou
Two excellent science writers collaborated on this book. The title describes the overall theme quite well; the origin of the universe, galaxies, stars, elements, solar systems, planets, and life. The last chapter discusses the search for extra-terrestrial life.

Some of the chapters are imbued with a fun sense of humor--while others are lacking in humor, though still well-written. I wonder if the reason is that and each author tackled entire chapters, so each chapter represents the style of its au
I wish that I could rate this book higher. I really like Neil deGrasse Tyson, and I really like this subject, but this book was... not great for me.

Maybe it was the fact that I did the audio rather than reading it with my own eyeballs, but it just didn't work for me. I found the technicality off-putting. It was hard for me to focus on this book when there are just random facts and figures being thrown at my ears. I've read quite a few science books this year, and they were all interesting and e
Ahmed M. Gamil
Jan 10, 2014 Ahmed M. Gamil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب متميز لم يخيب ظني فيه وهو مليء بالمعلومات الشيقة والمثيرة والمفاجئة حتى لمن لهم اطلاع دائم على جديد الفلك والفيزياء من أمثالي..

أول مرة أسمع عن عنصر التكنيشيوم الذي يتكون على أسطح العمالقة الحمراء والذي قد تصل فترة عمر النصف الخاصة به إلى قرابة المليون عاماً.

كنت أظن أن الألغاز الكونية تنحصر في لغزي بداية الكون وكيفية نشأة الحياة إلا أن هذا الكتاب يلقي الضوء على كثير من الألغاز الكونية الأخرى المحيرة والتي لا تنال حظها من التغطية الإعلامية

الكتاب متميز جداً على مستوى كلاً من تنظيم المحتوى وقيم
Ahmed Oraby
Aug 11, 2015 Ahmed Oraby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
إلى كل من ينظرون إلى أعلى،
ولا يعرفون بعد،
لم عليهم أن يفعلوا ذلك.!
Jul 22, 2015 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, science

“However, every advance in our knowledge of the cosmos has revealed that we live on a cosmic speck of dust, orbiting a mediocre star in the far suburbs of a common sort of galaxy, among a hundred billion galaxies in the universe. The news of our cosmic unimportance triggers impressive defense mechanisms in the human psyche.”

A short personal note: Forget hot actors and actresses, singers, models. If I had the chance to meet a famous person I'd totally go for Neil deGrasse Tyson. Or Michio Kaku,
Bookish Dervish
Jun 27, 2013 Bookish Dervish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب رائع و ممتع. معلومات علمية قابلة للهضم و فصول تجيب عن أسئلة و تدفعك لطرح أسئلة أخرى.
Tariq Alferis
Sep 11, 2014 Tariq Alferis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
.دواؤك فيك وما تشعرُ ..
وداؤكَ منك وما تُبصِرُ ..

وتحسبُ أنكَ جُرْمٌ صغير ..
وفيكَ انطوى العالَمُ الأكبرُ ..

الإمام علي بن ابي طالب ، أو ابن سينا .

نحن عبارة عن ذرات نجوم…من مادة أصيلة خلقت المجرات كلها …نحن أبناء الكون ، نحن أشقاء القمر .

كتاب ممتع ، سرد بطريقة بسيطة ، دراسة أصل الحياة وكل شئ عن الكون .

موقع لصور المجرات والنجوم والكواكب وبعض مقاطع الفيديو للكون .

Jul 22, 2013 Samer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ترجمة ممتازة وسلسة لكتاب أكثر من رائع ..انصح به لمحبي كتب كارل ساجان
Ripu Jain
When a book with the title Origins: 14 Billion Yeas of Cosmic Evolution, starts with an opening line “In the beginning, there was physics”, and is written by NDT the man himself, you cant go wrong with it. An extraordinary story needs an extraordinary story-teller, and NDT is no ordinary human - does an exceptional job translating the modern understanding of astrophysics to normal language.

Its the ultimate origins story told - from origin of the universe at the moment of creation (10^-43 second
Sanabel Atya
Jan 29, 2016 Sanabel Atya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science, pdf

البدايات ،، وما زلتُ أقف وقفة إجلال و حيرة و "دوخان عقلي" في كل هذه العلوم.. وكيف استطاع الإنسان أن يسبر غور العلوم ليصل للبدايات،، وأكثر من البدايات.

للأمانة العلمية .. هنالك فصول أو صفحات لم أفقه منها شيئاً رغم اعادة قرائتها مراراً.. "أنا برضو مش عالمية وعقلي ع قدي :3 " وهنالك فصول وصفحات كانت سلسلة مرنة... بحكم دراستي أحببتها، واندمجت فيها..
برأي أجمل ما في الكتاب الفصل الأول ، والفصول الأخيرة قاطبة.

و كأي كتاب علمي،، فيه من المعلومات العلمية ما لم اعرفه من قبل،، غزير بالثقافة العلمية الفيزيائ
د. حمدان
Sep 24, 2015 د. حمدان rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
البدايات – نيل تايسون

نيل تايسون هو عالم فيزيائي فلكي أمريكي. التقى وهو طفل بالفلكي الشهير كارل ساغان وقد عرف تايسون منذ لقائه ذلك ماذا بالضبط عليه أن يكون حينما يكبر.

هذا الكتاب هو جزء من سلسلة كتب تبسيط العلوم.. ويختص كما يوحي تخصص كاتبه أنه مختص بتفسير نشوء الكون بخلفية محض فزيائية. ويتناول بالتفصيل الشديد بما أمكن له من تبسيط نظرية الإنفجار الكبير.. والأدلة التي تثبت هذه النظرية.

لا زلت أذكر جيداً حينما سمعتُ بنظرية الإنفجار الكبير لأول مرة في طفولتي.. وكان أني ومن فرط حماستي لهذه النظرية كتبتُ
Feb 04, 2010 Eric rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
In the beginning, something something something happened. Here is something that sort of resembles math describing it. Here are some Greek letters, you remember those, right? Here is a confusing analogy for it. And finally, here is an attempt at a joke that makes you cringe.
That's how I'm afraid I will remember "Origins", which I think is a shame. I like NDT, I enjoyed the PBS Nova special, and I've always been fascinated by astronomy, physics, and cosmology. The book, however, is a bit of a dis
Nov 24, 2013 Haithem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
الحقيقة أن الكتاب شيق ..لكن صعب التخيل خاصة إذا قرأ إنسان غير متخصص في الفيزياء وكنت أتمني أن اُشاهد فيلماً تسجيليا يشرح بالصور وبالفيديوهات التخيليةكيفية تمدد الكون في أجزاء من أجزاء من الثانية بعد الإنفجار وشكل الكتلةالمضادةوالمادة السوداء التي تملأالكون والسؤال الذي دفعني لقراءة الكتاب من الصغر هو كيفية تَكوُن الثقوب السوادء في الفراغ _كيف للفراغ أن يُثقب !!!_إذاً لابد أن الفراغ مُتكون من مادة لاندري كنهها !!وبعد قراءة الكتاب لم أصل لشئ فحتي العلماء أدركوا أن هناك مادة سوداء مظلمة تملأ الكون ...more
Jan 05, 2010 Becca rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not actually finishing this book. I refuse. The way it's written is so off-putting. It's redundant and smarmy. The authors explained the "photon fog" condition of the early universe fully three times on one page and then again in the next chapter. They also managed to take shots at religion, sci-fi, and non-scientists all within the first 50 pages. And the info that they're writing about isn't even that ground-breaking; they appear to be covering theories that have been around for at least t ...more
Jul 25, 2012 Dan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Origins was a surprisingly easy and enjoyable read. I think that Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith chose an excellent theme in deciding to write this book through the lens of beginnings. This focus allowed them to cover the basics of everything from the origins of the universe to the beginning of life on earth and beyond in a concise and coherent narrative that expertly shifts the reader's focus between the everyday sensory world, the unimaginably large scale of the galaxies, and the infi ...more
Steve Van Slyke
At first I couldn't figure out why a book published in 2014 was so out of date; e.g., only about 100 exo-planets discovered thus far and none of them Earth-like, and only three solar system bodies worth exploring for possibility of life: Mars, Europa and Titan. What about Enceladus?

Then, after I had finished the book, I discovered that it was based on the TV program that was done in 2004. My fault I guess, but I didn't see anything in the book (Kindle version) to indicate that. Of course, had I
Apr 20, 2012 George rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful tour through basic astronomy into the newer, more unknown aspects of the final frontier. Those who know Mr. Tyson and his efforts to promote "science literacy" might not particularly fancy this. Alternatively, some may already know this information due to textbooks or being in school for the subjects.

I'm one of those people who's in school for something completely unrelated to science and astronomy. While that may be the case, it did its job in informing me of things that may
Ryan Lawson
This was a great book to contrast Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe. At face value, one would assume that both books are similar because they a) deal with physics and b) cover the universe; but it's not that simple. If there's one thing I've learned from these scientific exposés it's this (best said by Tyson himself!):

"You must also find a way to reconcile two currently incompatible branches of physics: quantum mechanics (the science of the small) and general relativity (the science of the lar
Oct 03, 2010 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: astronomy fans, science buffs
Shelves: science
Despite the complexity of the subject matter, this book was very understandable. That is one of the strengths of Neil DeGrasse Tyson's writing (and that of his writing partner in this project, Donald Goldsmith). That being said, much of the material covered in the book was still beyond my comprehension. However, since I am very interested in the "stuff" out there in the cosmos, I really enjoyed this book.

As the title implies, the book covers topics from the very beginning of the universe to now
Nov 01, 2015 Maeve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I have been watching Crash Course Astronomy on YouTube and read The Disappearing Spoon about the periodic table, so it was cool to see how the ideas presented in this book interwove with those two other sources to help further my understanding. Yay holistic learning!
Naz Hernandez
Feb 04, 2016 Naz Hernandez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full review:

Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of my favorite smart people in the whole world. He has written numerous books on astrophysics and science in general, narrated the incredible science documentary TV show "Cosmos," leads the "StarTalk Radio" podcast, and does a million other things that help and enrich our world.
Mohamedridha Alaskari
كتاب جيد لكن بالنسبة لي قرأت نظريات استيفن هونكز باللغة الانحليزية ورأيت انه اكثر وضوحا من هذا الكتاب غير ان معظم محتويات هذا الكتاب مأخوذة من نظريات العالم استيفن هوكنز، لذلك انصح بمن تهمه هكذا نوع من القظايا ان يقرأ لهذا العالم
أحمد مصلح
كتاب ممتاز
Brandon Milton
Aug 10, 2015 Brandon Milton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It has often been said that Neil DeGrasse Tyson serves the role as the modern era Carl Sagan - A brilliant scientist with a knack for communicating passion and knowledge to others. In this collaboration with Donald Goldsmith, Tyson solidifies this idea.

This book serves as an excellent introduction to knowledge about the universe, our solar system, and our current space endeavors. Although some parts may be a little technical, the information is conveyed with a casual demeanor using easy-to-unde
Dec 30, 2014 Tomislav rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
I read this very introductory science overview, because it was selected as book of the month by Goodreads' Science and Inquiry group. It was published about ten years ago, as a companion to a four part Nova series, that I own a DVD copy of. It is organized into five parts, successively exploring the origin of the universe, galaxies, stars, planets, and life. I found it to be an inspiring, if somewhat aged, overview. Below are my comments on each part:

Part I: The Origin of the Universe. I found t
Sarah Wells
Sep 18, 2015 Sarah Wells rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for a book to expand your awe and wonder of the universe, this is it. Written with humor and in a conversational tone, the authors made that which is inaccessible just a bit more accessible for those of us who are not aspiring astrophysicists. What I admire about this book is the author's simultaneous acceptance of what we do not yet know (mystery) with the scientist's ever-hungry pursuit to know and discover more. DeGrasse Tyson accepts and admits frankly that there is so muc ...more
Jan 15, 2015 Cosima rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such an incredible source of information that I did not know. Truly eye-opening and it came to me at the right time. To think that such a thing as looking up can put things into real perspective when you need it to is a gift and the wealth of knowledge that Tyson and Goldsmith both have to offer are just as much a gift. I took my time to take it all in, as opposed to how I usually breeze through books and it was worth every page!
Nov 12, 2012 Gary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
Loved it. As soon as I finished I started over again. It is written is a relaxed, humorous way.

I read books like this with a pencil so I can underline anything I find interesting. By the time I finished reading there were lines on every other page. There was so much interesting information, neat little tidbits, and fun ways of thinking about the universe. A book like this doesn't HAVE to be fun, I suppose. But it was fun. It was interesting, exciting, and even funny.

I'm enjoying it just as much
AL Shymaa Kamel
Mar 04, 2014 AL Shymaa Kamel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كتاب اكثر من رائع معلومات صادمه وهامه لنشئة الكون يفتح امامنا افاق لرؤيه جديده للكون
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  • Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide
  • Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"
  • Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge
  • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
  • On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics And Astronomy
  • The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality
  • The Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity
  • Coming of Age in the Milky Way
  • Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder
  • Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe
  • Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond
  • Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe
  • Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
  • The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and the Illusion of Intelligent Design
  • The Life of the Cosmos
  • Not Even Wrong: The Failure of String Theory and the Search for Unity in Physical Law
  • In Search of the Multiverse
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.

Tyson's professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our
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“... informed ignorance provides the natural state of mind for research scientists at the ever-shifting frontiers of knowledge. People who believe themselves ignorant of nothing have neither looked for, nor stumbled upon, the boundary between what is known and unknown in the cosmos.” 17 likes
“In the beginning, there was physics.” 15 likes
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