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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 Creation of the Universeby George Gamow

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Lively and authoritative, this survey by a renowned physicist explains the formation of the galaxies and defines the concept of an ever-expanding universe in simple terms. 1961 edition. 40 figures. more...

  • Universalby Brian Cox; Jeff Forshaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19

    We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire Universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. And now, as Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw show, we can do more than imagine: we can understand. Over the centuries, the human urge to discover has unlocked an incredible amount of knowledge. What it reveals to us is breathtaking.... 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...

  • Lo!by Charles Fort

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    Lo! was Charles Fort's third book. In it Fort examines a multitude of scientific anomalies. Fort is widely credited to have coined the now-popular term teleportation in this book, and here he ties his previous statements on what he referred to as the Super-Sargasso Sea into his beliefs on teleportation. He would later expand this theory to include... 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...

  • 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...

  • Physics and Philosophy of Nature in Greek Neoplatonismby Riccardo Chiaradonna; Franco Trabattoni

    BRILL 2009; US$ 166.00

    The articles in this volume concentrate on Neoplatonic philosophy of nature from Plotinus to Simplicius, and on its main conceptual features and its relation to the previous philosophical and scientific traditions. The papers were presented at a conference sponsored by the European Science Foundation in Castelvecchio Pascoli in June 2006. This volume... more...