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  • Faint Echoes, Distant Starsby Ben Bova

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Spaceby Lisa Randall

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • Our Mathematical Universeby Max Tegmark

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking... more...

  • The Accidental Universeby Alan Lightman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

    ?Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth between ordinary occurrences?old shoes and entropy, sailing far out at sea and the infinite expanse of space.   ?In this slight volume, Lightman... more...

  • Mind Over Matterby K. C. Cole

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2004; US$ 18.95

    K. C. Cole, the Los Angeles Times science writer and columnist, always has a fresh take on cutting-edge scientific discoveries, which she makes both understandable and very human. Reporting on physics, cosmology, mathematics, astronomy, and more, Cole's essays, culled from her popular Mind Over Matter columns, reveal the universe as simple, constant,... more...

  • Experience and Theoryby Stephan Korner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published in 1966. This volume analyzes the general structure of scientific theories, their relation to experience and to non-scientific thought. Part One is concerned with the logic underlying empirical discourse before its subjection to the various constraints, imposed by the logico-mathematical framework of scientific theories upon their... more...

  • Our Mathematical Universeby Max Tegmark

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Our Mathematical Universe is a journey to explore the mysteries uncovered by cosmology and to discover the nature of reality. Our Big Bang, our distant future, parallel worlds, the sub-atomic and intergalactic - none of them are what they seem. But there is a way to understand this immense strangeness - mathematics. Seeking an answer to the fundamental... more...

  • God and the Multiverseby Victor J. Stenger

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Cosmologists have reasons to believe that the vast universe in which we live is just one of an endless number of other universes within a multiverse ?a mind-boggling array that may extend indefinitely in space and endlessly in both the past and the future. Victor Stenger reviews the key developments in the history of science that led to the current... more...

  • Universe: The story of the Universe, from earliest times to our continuing discoveries (Collins Need to Know?)by Peter Grego

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    An introduction to the universe covering everything from the big bang and our understanding of the universe over time, to the earth's formation, the Sun and how it affects us, the Moon and planets, black holes and galaxies. more...

  • Current High-Energy Emission Around Black Holesby Chang-Hwan Lee; Heon-Young Chang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 218.00

    Black holes exist in galactic nuclei and in some X-ray binaries found in our own galaxy and the large Magellanic Cloud. This volume focuses on astrophysical high-energy emission processes around black holes, and the development of theoretical frameworks for interesting observational results. Contents: Black Hole Observations; Accretion Disk/Formation... more...