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  • The Equation that Couldn't Be Solvedby Mario Livio

    Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 15.00

    What do the music of J. S. Bach, the basic forces of nature, Rubik's Cube, and the selection of mates have in common? They are all characterized by certain symmetries. Symmetry is the concept that bridges the gap between science and art, between the world of theoretical physics and the everyday world we see around us. Yet the "language" of symmetry--group... more...

  • The Dark Universeby Mario Livio

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 58.00

    This book presents a collection of review articles on all aspects of dark matter and theories of gravity. more...

  • The Golden Ratioby Mario Livio

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.99

    Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi , or 1.6180339887...This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was discovered... more...

  • Is God a Mathematician?by Mario Livio

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    Bestselling author and astrophysicist Mario Livio examines the lives and theories of history?s greatest mathematicians to ask how?if mathematics is an abstract construction of the human mind?it can so perfectly explain the physical world. Nobel Laureate Eugene Wigner once wondered about ?the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics? in the formulation... more...

  • Brilliant Blundersby Mario Livio

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 16.00

    Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this ?scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book? (Martin Rees, author of From Here to Infinity ) illuminates the path to scientific discovery. Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein all made groundbreaking contributions to their fields?but... more...

  • Why?by Mario Livio

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 26.00 US$ 18.99

    Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics?curiosity?as he explores our innate desire to know why . Experiments demonstrate that people are more distracted when they overhear a phone conversation?where they can know only one side of the dialogue?than when they overhear two people talking and... more...

  • Planets to Cosmologyby Mario Livio; Stefano Casertano

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 33.00

    This book contains review papers covering HST's main achievements and future observations, for researchers and graduate students. more...

  • Massive Starsby Mario Livio; Eva Villaver

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 128.00

    Presents observational and theoretical papers from world experts addressing the important role in astrophysics of massive stars. more...

  • The Analysis of Emission Linesby Robert Williams; Mario Livio

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 51.00

    Coherent overview of the latest technical data, techniques and applications of one of the most fundamental tools available to astronomers. more...

  • The Local Group as an Astrophysical Laboratoryby Mario Livio; Thomas M. Brown

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    A collection of review papers on important aspects of Local Group Astrophysics. more...