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  • Theories of the Universeby Milton K. Munitz

    Free Press 2008; Not Available

    The theoretical physicist shares his latest thoughts on the nature of space and time in this anthology of selections from Princeton University Press. Along with eminent colleagues, Hawking extends theoretical frontiers by speculating on the big questions of modern cosmology. more...

  • Origins of Existenceby Fred C. Adams; Ian Schoenherr

    Free Press 2010; Not Available

    In Origins of Existence astrophysicist Fred Adams takes a radically different approach from the long tradition of biologists and spiritual leaders who have tried to explain how the universe supports the development of life. He argues that life followed naturally from the laws of physics -- which were established as the universe burst into existence... more...

  • Gravity's Enginesby Caleb 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 universe... more...

  • Starsby Andrew King

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Every atom of our bodies has been part of a star. Our very own star, the Sun, is crucial to the development and sustainability of life on Earth. This Very Short Introduction presents a modern, authoritative examination of how stars live, producing all the chemical elements beyond helium, and how they die, sometimes spectacularly, to end as remnants... 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...

  • Cometsby David 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...