Seven Wonders of the Cosmos by Jayant V. NarlikarOur cosmic tour begins here. As we leave the secure confines of the Earth and journey into space, we find a plethora of strange and unexpected phenomena. Little can we anticipate from the quiet, star-studded sky the violent events in the cosmos. Stars explode. Powerful radio sources eject matter in jets. The ever-changing Universe grows more beautiful and more complex the deeper into it we go. Professor Narlikar skillfully steers us through a cosmic journey of discovery, starting from the Earth and Solar System and stepping out to the farthest reaches of the Universe. Using simple analogies, humorous anecdotes, and a wealth of illustrations, he conveys the thrill of observing strange and surprising features of the Universe. The seven wonders represent a range of mysterious phenomena, a class of spectacular events, or remarkable cosmic objects that have challenged human curiosity and defied explanation. They concern the giants and dwarfs of the stellar world, the catastrophic explosion of massive stars, pulsars--the ultimate timekeepers of the cosmos, the strange effects of gravity, illusions of space, and the majestic expansion of the Universe as a whole. With lucid prose, the author weaves together a host of exciting recent discoveries in astronomy and shows us how these motivate astronomers to unravel the wonders of tomorrow.
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The Seven Wonders of the World
New7Wonders of the World was a campaign started in to choose Wonders of the World from a selection of existing monuments. The New7Wonders Foundation said that more than million votes were cast through the Internet or by telephone. The program drew a wide range of official reactions. Some countries touted their finalist and tried to get more votes cast for it, while others downplayed or criticized the contest. The New7Wonders Foundation, established in , relied on private donations and the sale of broadcast rights and received no public funding or taxpayers' money.
Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled from antiquity to the present day, to catalogue the world's most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures. The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is the first known list of the most remarkable creations of classical antiquity ; it was based on guidebooks popular among Hellenic sightseers and only includes works located around the Mediterranean rim and in Mesopotamia. The number seven was chosen because the Greeks believed it represented perfection and plenty, and because it was the number of the five planets known anciently, plus the sun and moon. The historian Herodotus c. Their writings have not survived, except as references. However, it is unlikely that these lists originated in the Middle Ages , because the word " medieval " was not invented until the Enlightenment -era, and the concept of a Middle Age did not become popular until the 16th century.
The Great Wall of China. The Taj Mahal. The Colosseum. Christ the Redeemer. Machu Picchu.
Especially considering only one of the seven original, ancient wonders is still standing the Great Pyramid of Giza. In , a Swiss foundation put it to the public to nominate a new crop of modern wonders, seizing the long overdue opportunity to recognize some of the most iconic sites on the planet today. Photo: Kate Siobhan Mulligan. The Taj Mahal is a labor of love. Emperor Shah Jahan built it in honor of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who bore 14 children but died in labor. Construction required a rumored some 20, laborers and 1, elephants, who hauled marble from all over the region. It you go, go for sunrise before it gets overwhelmed with visitors.