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  • Violent Phenomena in the Universeby Jayant V. Narlikar

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    The serenity of a clear night sky belies the evidence?gathered by balloons, rockets, satellites, and telescopes?that the universe contains centers of furious activity that pour out vast amounts of energy, some in regular cycles and some in gigantic bursts. This reader-friendly book, acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," traces the... more...

  • The Moment of Creationby James S. Trefil

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.99

    One of the founders of modern quark theory employs minimal mathematics and nontechnical terms to traverse the eons and bring readers within the first millisecond of the Big Bang, 1983 edition. more...

  • The Unity of the Universeby D. W. Sciama

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Does the universe consist of independent objects, or is it a single unit? Are some of its features accidental, or can they all be explained in theoretical terms? This accessible book on cosmology addresses profound questions about the universe, and it offers elegant answers in simple, straightforward terms. Written by a distinguished cosmologist,... more...

  • Here Be Dragons: The Scientific Quest for Extraterrestrial Lifeby David Koerner; Simon LeVay

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 39.99

    In Here Be Dragons, astronomer David Koerner and neurobiologist Simon LeVay offer a scientifically compelling and colorful account of the search for life beyond Earth. The authors survey the work of biologists, cosmologists, computer theorists, NASA engineers, SETI researchers, roboticists, and UFO enthusiasts and debunkers as they attempt to answer... more...

  • Cosmosapiensby John Hands

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2015; US$ 27.69

    Specialist scientific fields are developing at incredibly swift speeds, but what can they really tell us about how the universe began and how we humans evolved to play such a dominant role on Earth? John Hands' extraordinarily ambitious quest is to bring together this scientific knowledge and evaluate without bias or preconception all the theories... more...

  • Faint Echoes, Distant Starsby Ben Bova

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on Venus appeared harsh and insupportable of life, composed of a toxic atmosphere and oceans of acid -- until scientists concluded that Earth's... more...

  • Parallel Worldsby Michio Kaku

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.95

    In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own. Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string theory... more...

  • Dark Cosmosby Dan Hooper

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    The twentieth century was astonishing in all regards, shaking the foundations of practically every aspect of human life and thought, physics not least of all. Beginning with the publication of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, through the wild revolution of quantum mechanics, and up until the physics of the modern day (including the astonishing... more...

  • The Constants of Natureby John Barrow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Reality as we know it is bound by a set of constants?numbers and values that dictate the strengths of forces like gravity, the speed of light, and the masses of elementary particles. In The Constants of Nature , Cambridge Professor and bestselling author John D.Barrow takes us on an exploration of these governing principles. Drawing on physicists... more...

  • Warped Passagesby Lisa Randall

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for now. Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century... more...