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  • 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...

  • Quasars, Redshifts and Controversiesby Halton C. Arp

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 115.00

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

  • Discovery of Our Galaxyby Charles A. Whitney

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.99

    This is a book about the mystery and the passion, the imagination, religion, and poetry, the philosophy, the intellectual flights?and, above all, the people?that have created the science of astronomy, from Thales of Miletus predicting eclipses in the sixth century B.C. to today?s scientists probing the cosmic significance of the mysterious ?black holes?... 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...

  • Knocking On Heaven's Doorby Lisa Randall

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.55

    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... more...

  • The Universe in the Rearview Mirrorby Dave Goldberg

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    A physicist speeds across space, time and everything in between showing that our elegant universe?from the Higgs boson to antimatter to the most massive group of galaxies?is shaped by hidden symmetries that have driven all our recent discoveries about the universe and all the ones to come. Why is the sky dark at night? Is it possible to build... 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 H. 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 H. 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...

  • Heart of Darknessby Jeremiah P. Ostriker; Simon Mitton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the universe's... more...