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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...
- Quercus Publishing 2010; US$ 19.08
The Big Questions series enables renowned experts to tackle the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, providing answers from history's great thinkers. This ambitious project is a unique... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Random House 2012; US$ 14.54
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...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 12.99
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...
- 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...