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  • Cometsby David H. Levy

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground zero as comets take form, we track the paths their icy, rocky masses take around our universe and investigate the enormous potential that future... more...

  • Cometsby David H. Levy

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground zero as comets take form, we track the paths their icy, rocky masses take around our universe and investigate the enormous potential that future... more...

  • Heart of Darknessby Jeremiah P. Ostriker; Simon Mitton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the universe's... more...

  • Understanding Our Universeby Stacy Palen; Laura Kay; Bradford Smith; George Blumenthal

    W. W. Norton & Company 2011; US$ 31.99

    Innovative pedagogy and unique application exercises teach students to apply what they've learned, as they learn it. more...

  • Exploring the Universeby P. Day

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 25.99

    This diverse selection of essays from the Royal Institution's Evening Discourses provides an accessible summary of current thinking in many areas of science and technology. Written by seven eminent contributors, the essays explore areas ranging from ancient aphrodisiacs to the latest pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, from safety's... more...

  • The Cosmic Galleryby Giles Sparrow

    Quercus Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    The Cosmic Gallery contemplates the entire cosmos as a grand celestial art exhibit: an array of stunning images, ranging from easily seen phenomena to the most distant and intricate galaxies, providing the reader with an exciting and beautiful new perspective on the cosmos. more...

  • Let There Be Lightby Ph. D. Howard Smith

    New World Library 2010; US$ 15.95

    In Let There Be Light, Howard Smith, a research astrophysicist and traditionally observant Jew, explores how modern scientific understandings of the cosmos complements religion. more...

  • Beyond the God Particleby Leon M. Lederman; Christopher T. Hill

    Prometheus Books 2013; US$ 12.99

    Two leading physicists discuss the importance of the Higgs Boson, the future of particle physics, and the mysteries of the universe yet to be unraveled.   On July 4, 2012, the long-sought Higgs Boson--aka "the God Particle"--was discovered at the world's largest particle accelerator, the LHC, in Geneva, Switzerland. On March 14, 2013, physicists... more...

  • Possibilities in Parallelby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2013; US$ 3.99

    Parallel universes are a staple of science fiction, and it's no wonder. They allow us to explore the question, "what if?" in a way that lets us step completely outside of the world we know, rather than question how that world might have turned out differently. For cosmologists, the question isn't "what if the South won the Civil War?" but "what if... more...

  • Higher Speculationsby Helge Kragh

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 62.99

    Throughout history, people have tried to construct 'theories of everything': highly ambitious attempts to understand nature in its totality. This account presents these theories in their historical contexts, from little known hypotheses from the past to modern developments such as the theory of superstrings, the anthropic principle and ideas... more...