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  • The Emperor's New Mindby Roger Penrose

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 12.99

    For many decades, the proponents of `artificial intelligence' have maintained that computers will soon be able to do everything that a human can do. In his bestselling work of popular science, Sir Roger Penrose takes us on a fascinating roller-coaster ride through the basic principles of physics, cosmology, mathematics, and philosophy to show that... more...

  • Cycles of Timeby Roger Penrose

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    From the best-selling author of The Emperor?s New Mind and The Road to Reality, a groundbreaking book that provides new views on three of cosmology?s most profound questions: What, if anything, came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? What is its ultimate future? Current understanding of our universe dictates that... more...

  • Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universeby Roger Penrose

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers... more...

  • Fearful Symmetryby A. Zee; Roger Penrose

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 31.95

    Fearful Symmetry brings the incredible discoveries of contemporary physics within everyone's grasp. A. Zee, a distinguished physicist and skillful expositor, tells the exciting story of how today's theoretical physicists are following Einstein in their search for the beauty and simplicity of Nature. Animated by a sense of reverence and... more...

  • 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism'by Erwin Schrödinger; Roger Penrose

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 16.00

    The text of two series of lectures given by one of the great philosopher-scientists of the century. more...

  • The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013by Mircea Pitici; Roger Penrose

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy... more...

  • Ludwig Boltzmannby Carlo Cercignani; Roger Penrose

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 54.99

    The book presents the life and personality, the scientific and philosophical work of Ludwig Boltzmann. His tragic life ending with his suicide is described in detail. A substantial part of the book is devoted to discussing his work establishing the atomic structure of matter and his influence on modern physics. - ;This book presents the life and personality,... more...

  • Mr Tompkins in Paperbackby George Gamow; Roger Penrose

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 14.00

    George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. more...

  • Mr Tompkins in Paperbackby George Gamow; Roger Penrose

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 14.00

    This classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in physics, from atomic structure to relativity. more...

  • The Nature of Space and Timeby Stephen Hawking; Roger Penrose

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 14.95

    Einstein said that the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible. But was he right? Can the quantum theory of fields and Einstein?s general theory of relativity, the two most accurate and successful theories in all of physics, be united into a single quantum theory of gravity? Can quantum and cosmos ever be combined?... more...