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Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature
Cosmic Evolution: The Rise of Complexity in Nature
by Eric J Chaisson
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Chaisson is an astrophysicist at Tufts University, who has written many popular books on science. His newest offering is concerned with 'time's arrow,' a curve of rising cosmic complexity beginning with the big bang...Chaisson argues that rising... (read more)

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Mars
Mars
by Giles Sparrow
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Mars has always fascinated humanity and the findings of the past decade have revolutionized ideas about our nearest neighbor--revealing its watery past and geological similarity to Earth. This gorgeously illustrated volume is filled with the latest and... (read more)

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Cosmos
Cosmos
by Carl Sagan
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Carl Sagan served as the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo spacecraft expeditions, for... (read more)

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Perfect Symmetry: The Search for the Beginning of Time
Perfect Symmetry: The Search for the Beginning of Time
by Heinz R Pagels
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Popular science at its best, this acclaimed classic work describes in stunning detail how cutting-edge discoveries in quantum physics and cosmology are helping to explain the origin and evolution of the universe, of space and time. Perfect Symmetry is an... (read more)

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Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe
Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe
by Evalyn Gates
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Dark energy. Dark matter. These strange and invisible substances don't just sound mysterious: their unexpected appearance in the cosmic census is upending long-held notions about the nature of the Universe. Astronomers have long known that the Universe... (read more)

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Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe
Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe
by Leon Lederman
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Nobel laureate Lederman (mathematics and science, Illinois Institute of Technology) and Hill (theoretical physics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) use the notion of symmetry to introduce both Galilean-Newtonian physics and modern thinking about... (read more)

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Behind the Scenes of the Universe: From the Higgs to Dark Matter
Behind the Scenes of the Universe: From the Higgs to Dark Matter
by Gianfranco Bertone
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An extraordinary discovery has recently shaken the foundations of Cosmology and Particle Physics, sparking a scientific revolution that has profoundly modified our understanding of our Universe and that is still far from over. Pioneering astronomers in... (read more)

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Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries
by Neil de Grasse Tyson
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Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays... (read more)

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The Life of the Cosmos
The Life of the Cosmos
by Lee Smolin
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Lee Smolin is Professor of Physics at the Center for Gravitational Physics and Geometry at the Pennsylvania State University. As a theoretical physicist, he has contributed several key ideas to the search for a unification of quantum theory, cosmology... (read more)

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About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution
by Paul Davies
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Frederic Golden andlt;Iandgt;San Francisco Chronicleandlt;/Iandgt; A stimulating -- indeed, timely -- read.... (read more)

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A Tear at the Edge of Creation: A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe
A Tear at the Edge of Creation: A Radical New Vision for Life in an Imperfect Universe
by Marcelo Gleiser
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For millennia, shamans and philosophers, believers and nonbelievers, artists and scientists have tried to make sense of our existence by suggesting that everything is connected, that a mysterious Oneness binds us to everything else. People go to temples,... (read more)

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Black Hole War : My Battle With Stephen Hawking To Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics (09 Edition)
Black Hole War : My Battle With Stephen Hawking To Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics (09 Edition)
by Leonard Susskind
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“Fascinating . . . One of the most important stories in the history of science.”— Washington Post In recent years, a handful of scientists has been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only 4 percent of it consists... (read more)

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Three Roads to Quantum Gravity
Three Roads to Quantum Gravity
by Lee Smolin
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From one of the world's most distinguished scientists, the first popular book to present the controversial and exciting ideas behind quantum... (read more)

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Explaining the Universe: The New Age of Physics
Explaining the Universe: The New Age of Physics
by John M Charap
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"Charap's canvas is the whole of physics at the start of the 21st century, including the structure of the universe, the bizarre objects it contains--from black holes to superclusters of galaxies--and the deep level at which it contains order... (read more)

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Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes
Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes
by Arthur I Miller
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"Empire of the Stars dramatically succeeds in conveying the clash of scientific ideas and the personal conflicts underlying Chandrasekhar's remarkable anticipation of the existence of black holes in our universe. This is a story that needed to be told." -... (read more)

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Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
by Lisa Randall
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“Randall is one of the most influencial and exciting young theoretical Physicists working in elementary particle physics and cosmology today.” Lee Smolin, author of Three Roads to Quantum... (read more)

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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
by Brian Greene
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Many books have been written in an attempt to explain quantum physics to the layperson. Considering that most physicists still have problems coming to grips with the counter-intuitive implications of quantum theory, it is easy to understand why they do... (read more)

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How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
by Janna Levin
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Started as a series of letters to her mom, How the Universe Got Its Spots turned into Janna Levin's diary of her life as a scientist out to determine the size of the cosmos. Levin poetically mixes fascinating scientific details with personal anecdotes. A... (read more)

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We Are the Martians: Connecting Cosmology with Biology
We Are the Martians: Connecting Cosmology with Biology
by Giovanni F Bignami
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For many thousands of years, human beings have been asking themselves whether they are more frightened of being alone in the universe or of the thought that there is someone else out there. Over the past few decades, however, we have moved from... (read more)

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The Universe in a Nutshell
The Universe in a Nutshell
by Stephen W Hawking
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