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Christian miracles and science come together in one of the most riveting memoirs ever written by a world renowned scientist. Linda Morabito Meyer weaves three journeys through this candid account of her life. One journey is through space, which led Linda to make the largest discovery of NASA’s planetary exploration program. One journey is through time to solve the greatest mystery a human being could ever have in her life; and the final journey is to God. Christians and scientists alike will not be able to put this memoir down, until they have arrived at all three destinations in “Parallel Universes, A Memoir from the Edges of Space and Time.”

Astronomer Linda Morabito Meyer is the former NASA Senior Engineer who during her decade at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory made what is considered by many scientists to be the largest discovery of the planetary exploration program. She discovered that a moon of Jupiter called Io is geologically alive. She is an ambassador for space exploration speaking to teachers, students, and the general public about her love of Astronomy, and is known throughout the world for her discovery. Linda has a passion for writing about what scientists know about the universe. She reports Astronomy news on "Linda Morabito's Space Place" on Facebook, and has begun writing books, the first about her life and discovery "Parallel Universes, A Memoir from the Edges of Space and Time." While writing about the nearly inexplicable events from her early childhood, Linda learned how these events fit into the news of those times. Her journey has led her to share current advances in psychology for the treatment of trauma, and her profound religious faith through her writing. Linda has appeared frequently on science television documentaries and was a guest commentator about Astronomy on several talk shows on the Canadian Broadcast Corporation in her birthplace Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Linda has worked on the NASA missions Viking and Voyager, was a guest investigator on Viking, and has participated in conveying the wonders of the LCROSS, Spitzer, and Juno missions to students. Linda has received numerous awards for her NASA work and has been honored for her educational outreach work, as well as her teaching as an Associate Professor of Astronomy. Linda's second book "A Journey; Science Essays from the Leading Edge of Discovery" will be released in August of 2012. Follow Linda on her website or on Facebook

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  • PDF | 318 pages
  • Heavens An Imprint of SciRel Publishing (October 13, 2011)
  • English
  • 7
  • Biographies & Memoirs

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  • By HSO on February 6, 2015

    From reading the biography of the author, the title of the book was understandable. However, I was not prepared for the depth and meaning of the title from the ‘memoir’ aspect. Do Parallel Universes exist? How would this accomplished Astronomer present a theory of how parallel universes might coexist in time and space, and how might they be presented in terms understandable by a layperson? These were questions I had as I commenced reading this book. However, the scientific nature of the book gave way to an exploration of the existence of parallel universes as created by the mind.Some reviewers complain about the writing style, arrangement, and tempo of this extraordinary work. To this reviewer, such complaints would be warranted if the author were writing fiction. However, this author is writing about her experiences and, in so doing, reliving them yet again. The author dredges from her subconscious some of the most horrific, gut wrenching, inhumane, and demonic experiences imaginable. In-so-doing, her writing style precisely fits the emotional and mental state of one who has undergone such indescribable horrors. In what other way could this story, her story, have been told? Psychologically, the author puts words to paper in the exact manner her psyche formatted them for her. Her emotional existence required her to split universes and thus, split her existence. Hence, this book of her memoir is split, compartmentalized, and factionalized as well. It’s an honest and truthful representation of her mental processes.Most people who have survived such unspeakable horrors have split themselves into two or more consciousnesses. Such divides are more commonly known as split personalities or multiple personality disorders. In this case, in order for her to survive at all, this author’s psyche split her universe in two. At the age of 2 years old, Linda visited the Sun, the Moon, and the Stars of Heaven. Growing into an exceptionally intellectual woman, she was drawn to study the Sun, the Moon and the Stars of the Universe. But there was another universe paralleling her own. It was a universe containing a beautiful 2 year old girl. Linda Morabito Meyer liberatingly relates how she traveled to the Edges of Space and Time as her two parallel universes collided and collapsed back into each-other. As her universes rejoined, this accomplished woman was reunited with the beautiful 2 year old girl who she still was; the beautiful 2 year old girl who still existed in a parallel universe, the one who was relegated into that parallel universe in order that they could both survive.Once the fragments of her existence were rejoined and the horrific totality of her trauma revealed, there was only one possible explanation for her survival and subsequent achievements - God. Her miraculous emotional and physical survival could be attributed to nothing less. Navigating the labyrinth that was her life would be humanly impossible without Divine intervention. I could not put this book down.

  • By Claudia on January 10, 2011

    Child abuse is such a cowardly crime, and its victims so helpless! I was facinated to read of how one small person not only preserved her sanity by "pigeonholing" the awful reality of her early childhood for over 50 years, but did it so effectively that she went on to become a world class scientist before reaching a place in life "safe" enough to pursue the shadows which had always haunted her.

  • By Randall Fletcher on April 2, 2014

    Writing was disjointed with poor sentence structure. The story jumped around so much that it was difficult to determine a time line for events.

  • By Jane Harris on December 9, 2010

    How is it that some people are made stronger by adversity, while others fold up and blame the world for all obstacles they encounter on their journey through life? This is the story of an accomplished professional astronomer who endured torture and adversity before she could spell either, and went on to become a world respected discoverer in her field of expertise. What a horrendous, sad and terrifying early childhood from which this woman so triumphantly emerged! This book took me in immediately! I couldn't bear to put it down, yet I dreaded the horrors which may be revealed on the next page! I was swept up in the moment of each discovery, both the scientific, and the personal, by the unstilted conversational style of the author. This piece ia an easy read, filled with pathos and triumph. In a word...BRAVO!

  • By ,, on November 11, 2012

    The author is obviously extremely intelligent, however, she is not a skilled writer. She has a story that is aching to be told but the constant change of time and place within even small sections of the same chapter makes the story confusing and difficult to follow. This lack of continuity meant that I could not engage with the book and so found concentration very difficult. I persevered but reluctantly gave up two thirds of the way through. The story deserved and would have been clearer had the author used the services of an accomplished editor or ghost writer.

  • By hooked on Fern on January 8, 2011

    This book is an account of deeds both horrible and hidden in a society not yet ready to openly condemn those who perpetrated them. And it is the story of a little tiny survivor, determined to become someone!They say there is a special God who watches over children. I think he is the same God, and it seems he was nearby when this little girl needed Him!

  • By The Dancing Bear on November 1, 2014

    It is not what I thought it would be after reading about it on line.

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