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  • Flat Earthby Christine Garwood

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 7.25

    Contrary to popular belief, fostered in countless school classrooms the world over, Christopher Columbus did not discover that the world was round. The idea of the world as a sphere had been widely accepted in scientific, philosophical and even religious circles from as early as the fourth century bc. Bizarrely, it was not until the supposedly more... more...

  • Black Holes in Higher Dimensionsby Gary T. Horowitz

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 88.00

    The first book devoted to black holes in more than four dimensions, for graduate students and researchers. more...

  • Quasars, Redshifts and Controversiesby Halton C. Arp

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 112.00

    Contests the 'establishment' view of quasars as the most distant objects in the universe. more...

  • Gravity's Enginesby Caleb A. Scharf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    One of The Barnes and Noble Review Editors' Picks: Best Nonfiction of 2012 Selected by The Christian Science Monitor as one of "21 smart nonfiction titles we think you'll enjoy this summer" Selected by The New Scientist as one of 10 books to look out for in 2012 We've long understood black holes to be the points at which the... more...

  • Stars: A Very Short Introductionby Andrew King

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99

    Stars are a constant source of fascination. In this Very Short Introduction Andrew King introduces us to the science of stars; how they are born, how they live, and how they die. He shows how understanding the stars is the key to understanding the galaxies they inhabit, and how they provide us with clues to the existence of planets like our own. more...

  • Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Spaceby Lisa Randall

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 7.49

    On July 4, 2012, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva madehistory when they discovered an entirely new type of subatomic particle that many scientists believe is the Higgs boson. For forty years, physicists searched for this capstone to the Standard Model of particle physics?the theory that describes both the most elementary components... more...

  • Universeby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2012; Not Available

    From the fiery mass of the Sun's core to the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, Universe takes you on the ultimate guided tour of the cosmos. Full of stunning out-of-this world images reflecting recent advances in space imagery, you'll go on a journey from our solar system all the way to the farthest limits of space. This new edition has... more...

  • Knocking On Heaven's Doorby Lisa Randall

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.50

    Sunday Times Science Book of the Year 2011. We are poised on the edge of discovery in particle physics (the study of the smallest objects we know of) and cosmology (the study of the largest), and when these breakthroughs come, they will revolutionise what we think we know about the universe, and the modern world. Lisa Randall guides us through... more...

  • On the Integration of Natureby Richard Grossinger

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 12.95

    This collage-like book is an inquiry into the nature of life and of existence itself. Simultaneously philosophical, spiritual, and literary, it pushes the boundaries of this area of thought beyond the strictures of science, religion, and all other forms of ideology. Author Richard Grossinger dazzlingly blends narrative memoir, short science fiction... 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...