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The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos
The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos
by Robert P Kirshner
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'"This book describes a remarkable era in cosmology. Over the last three years several lines of evidence have gelled into a consistent but--to most of us--unexpected picture of what our universe consists of and how it is expanding. Told by a key... (read more)

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Brave New Universe: Illuminating the Darkest Secrets of the Cosmos
Brave New Universe: Illuminating the Darkest Secrets of the Cosmos
by Paul Halpern and Paul wesson
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Yet as the technological tools grow increasingly robust and we are able to see farther and know more, we find that we have even more questions. Could there be realms beyond ordinary space? Might time, space, and matter simply be illusions? What unique... (read more)

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Hiding in the Mirror: The Quest for Alternate Realities, from Plato to String Theory
Hiding in the Mirror: The Quest for Alternate Realities, from Plato to String Theory
by Lawrence M. Krauss
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An exploration of mankind's fascination with worlds beyond our own-by the bestselling author of The Physics of Star Trek Lawrence Krauss -an international leader in physics and cosmology-examines our long and ardent romance with parallel universes... (read more)

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Three Roads to Quantum Gravity
Three Roads to Quantum Gravity
by Lee Smolin
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The Holy Grail of modern physics is a theory of the universe that unites two seemingly opposing pillars of modern science: Einstein's theory of general relativity, which deals with large-scale phenomena (planets, solar systems and galaxies), and quantum... (read more)

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Universe in a Nutshell
Universe in a Nutshell
by Stephen W Hawking
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The author of the multi-million selling "A Brief History Of Time" brings us fully up to date with the advances in scientific thinking, and explains that we are now nearer than ever to a full understanding of the universe. A discussion of scientific... (read more)

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The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos (Princeton Science Library)
The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos (Princeton Science Library)
by Robert P Kirshner
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'"This book describes a remarkable era in cosmology. Over the last three years several lines of evidence have gelled into a consistent but--to most of us--unexpected picture of what our universe consists of and how it is expanding. Told by a key... (read more)

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The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos
The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos
by Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams
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In this strikingly original book, a world-renowned cosmologist and an innovative writer of the history and philosophy of science uncover an astonishing truth: Humans actually are central to the universe. What does this mean for our culture and our... (read more)

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The Anthropic Cosmological Principle (Oxford Paperbacks)
The Anthropic Cosmological Principle (Oxford Paperbacks)
by John D Barrow
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Ever since Copernicus, scientists have continually adjusted their view of human nature, moving it further and further from its ancient position at the center of Creation. But in recent years, a startling new concept has evolved that places it more firmly... (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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In August 1930, on a voyage from Madras to London, a young Indian looked up at the stars and contemplated their fate. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (Chandra, as he was called) calculated that certain stars would suffer a most violent death, collapsing to... (read more)

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Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang
Endless Universe: Beyond the Big Bang
by Paul J Steinhardt
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Two world-renowned scientists present an audacious new vision of the cosmos that “steals the thunder from the Big Bang theory.” —Wall Street Journal The Big Bang theory—widely regarded as the leading explanation for the... (read more)

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Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind (MacSci)
Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind (MacSci)
by Kitty Ferguson
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Stephen Hawking is one of the most remarkable figures of our age--bestselling author of A Brief History of Time, celebrated theoretical physicist, and an inspiration as he exhibits grace, dignity, and courage while coping with devastating disability... (read more)

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Cosmos
Cosmos
by Carl Sagan
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Based on Sagan's 13 part television series, "Cosmos" is about science in its broadest human context, and how science and civilization grew up together. With over 250 full-color illustrations.... (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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Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension
by Michio Kaku
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Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Can we change the past? Are there gateways to parallel universes? All of us have pondered such questions, but there was a time when scientists dismissed these notions as outlandish... (read more)

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Superstrings and the Search for the Theory of Everything
Superstrings and the Search for the Theory of Everything
by F David Peat
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"Peat grapples with these amazingly recondite notions and succeeds brilliantly in making them clear." --Publishers Weekly... (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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Before the Big Bang
Before the Big Bang
by Brian Clegg
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According to a recent survey, the most popular question about science from the general public was: what came before the Big Bang? We all know on some level what the Big Bang is, but we dont know how it became the accepted theory, or how we might know... (read more)

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The Universe in a Nutshell
The Universe in a Nutshell
by Stephen W Hawking
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At the very frontiers of science, professor Stephen Hawking invites you to be a fellow traveler on an extraordinary voyage through space-time. Full-color illustrations.... (read more)

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Einsteinus Greatest Blunder?: The Cosmological Constant and Other Fudge Factors in the Physics of the Universe
Einsteinus Greatest Blunder?: The Cosmological Constant and Other Fudge Factors in the Physics of the Universe
by Donald Goldsmith
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The Big Bang: A Big Bust? The cosmos seems to be in crisis, and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see it. How, for instance, can the universe be full of stars far older than itself? How could space have once expanded faster than the speed of... (read more)

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