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Heavenly Knowledge An Astrophysicist Seeks Wisdom in the Stars

Terenzi, Fiorella

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ISBN 10: 0380974126 / ISBN 13: 9780380974122
Published by William Morrow, 1998
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Title: Heavenly Knowledge An Astrophysicist Seeks ...

Publisher: William Morrow

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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"I enthusiastically embrace the fabulous new discoveries of astrophysics, but I do not want to stop there. I want these discoveries to swim in our imaginations, to open our hearts to new ways of thinking and feeling about life, about men and women, about catastrophes and rituals. I want us all to hear how the music of the spheres resonates with the music of our hearts."

With these words, Dr. Fiorella Terenzi launches readers on a thrilling, emotional and empowering journey that extends from the farthest reaches of space to the innermost secrets of the soul. No one can better serve as inspirational teacher and guide on this very personal expedition to humanity s place in the universe. Internationally renowned both as an astrophysicist and a recording artist, Dr. Terenzi performed the first experiment in acoustic astronomy--translating radio waves from distant galaxies into audible sound. She leads a new movement blending science and art, knowledge and emotion.

Dr. Terenzi shows that most of us have heretofore contemplated only portions of the majesty of the cosmos. In HEAVENLY KNOWLEDGE, she presents clear and accessible scientific facts, then goes much farther she also makes unique connections between the way we live our daily lives and the vast universe that surrounds us. Through her telescope, Dr. Terenzi brings to life a sensual universe where comets roar through space, spreading life like the process of human reproduction; the hidden galactic core becomes a metaphor for self-knowledge; and dying stars act out great truths of being, nothingness, and rebirth.

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DR. FIORELLA TERENZI has a doctorate in physics from the University of Milan, with specialization in astrophysics. She has studied opera and composition and taught math and physics.

At the Computer Audio Research Laboratory, University of California San Diego, she developed techniques to convert radio waves from galaxies into sound-released on her CD, Music From the Galaxies (Island Records). Her CD-ROM, Invisible Universe (Voyager), combined astronomy and music to present the universe beyond sight and won the Significant Achievement Award for "Most Creative Application of Multimedia in Higher and Adult Education."

In lectures and performances on television and at planetariums in the U.S., Europe and Japan, Dr. Terenzi has combined science and art to awaken people to the universe around them. She is the first astrophysicist/recording artist member of both the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the American Astronomical Society. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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