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  • A Universe of Atoms, an Atom in the Universeby Mark P Silverman

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2002; US$ 49.95

    The essays in this book are based on research the author has undertaken on a wide range of topics, some using equipment no more elaborate than what one can find in an ordinary kitchen, others making elegant use of sophisticated experimental apparatus. more...

  • The Black Hole Warby Leonard Susskind

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; Not Available

    What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard... more...

  • The Newton Papersby Sarah Dry

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 21.99

    When Isaac Newton died in 1727 without a will, he left behind a wealth of papers that, when examined, gave his followers and his family a deep sense of unease. Some of what they contained was wildly heretical and alchemically obsessed, hinting at a Newton altogether stranger and less palatable than the one enshrined in Westminster Abbey as the paragon... more...

  • Time Rebornby Lee Smolin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    In Time Reborn , Lee Smolin, one of our foremost physicists and thinkers offers a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos Nothing seems more real than time passing. We experience life itself as a succession of moments. Yet throughout history, the idea that time is an illusion has been a religious and philosophical commonplace.... more...

  • The Universeby Giles Sparrow

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    The mysteries of the universe revealed in 100 groundbreaking discoveries. more...

  • Before the Big Bangby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    According to a recent survey, the most popular question about science from the general public was: what came before the Big Bang? We all know on some level what the Big Bang is, but we don?t know how it became the accepted theory, or how we might know what came before. In Before the Big Bang , Brian Clegg (the critically acclaimed author of Upgrade... more...

  • Accretion Processes in Astrophysicsby Ignacio González Martínez-País; Tariq Shahbaz; Jorge Casares Velázquez

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 96.00

    This volume presents a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the major topics associated with accretion processes in astrophysics. more...

  • Primordial Cosmologyby Patrick Peter; Jean-Philippe Uzan

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 64.99

    This book provides an extensive survey of all the physics necessary to understand the current developments in the field of fundamental cosmology, as well as an overview of the observational data and methods. It will help students to get into research by providing definitions and main techniques and ideas discussed today. The book is divided into three... more...

  • Beyond UFOsby Jeffrey Bennett

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    The quest for extraterrestrial life doesn't happen only in science fiction. This book describes the startling discoveries being made in the very real science of astrobiology, an intriguing new field that blends astronomy, biology, and geology to explore the possibility of life on other planets. Jeffrey Bennett takes readers beyond UFOs to discuss... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religionby Peter Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    Explores the historical relations between science and religion and discusses contemporary issues with perspectives from cosmology, evolutionary biology and bioethics. more...