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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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The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe
The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe
by Stephen W. Hawking
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In physicist Stephen Hawking's brilliant opus, A Brief History of Time, he presented us with a bold new look at our universe, how it began, and how our old views of physics and tired theories about the creation of the universe were no longer relevant... (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 Leon M. Lederman explains the elegant concept of symmetry and its profound ramifications to art, music, and life on Earth, from quarks to the universe at large.... (read more)

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Nothingness: The Science of Empty Space
Nothingness: The Science of Empty Space
by Henning Genz
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Nothingness addresses one of the most puzzling problems of physics and philosophy: Does empty space have an existence independent of the matter within it? Is "empty space" really empty, or is it an ocean seething with the creation and destruction of... (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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The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
by Brian Greene
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From Brian Greene, one of the worlds leading physicists, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of... (read more)

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A Brief History of Time
A Brief History of Time
by Stephen W Hawking
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   Published more than two decades ago to great critical acclaim and commercial success, A Brief History of Time has become a landmark volume in science writing. Stephen Hawking, one of the great minds of our time... (read more)

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The Hole in the Universe: How Scientists Peered Over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything (Harvest Book)
The Hole in the Universe: How Scientists Peered Over the Edge of Emptiness and Found Everything (Harvest Book)
by K C Cole
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 258-266) and index.... (read more)

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Before the Beginning: Our Universe and Others (Helix Books)
Before the Beginning: Our Universe and Others (Helix Books)
by Martin Rees
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In this landmark book, one of the twentieth centurys greatest astronomers presents scientific evidence that our vast universe may be only a grain of sand on the infinite cosmic shore.It is now widely accepted that our universe exploded around 15 billion... (read more)

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Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time
Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time
by J. Richard Gott
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-276) and index. Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-276).... (read more)

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Superforce
Superforce
by Paul Davies
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PAUL DAVIES is Director of the Beyond Center at Arizona State University and the bestselling author of more than twenty books. He won the 1995 Templeton Prize for his work on the deeper meaning of science. His books include About Time, The Fifth Miracle,... (read more)

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Extreme Cosmos: A Guided Tour of the Fastest, Brightest, Hottest, Heaviest, Oldest, and Most Amazing Aspects of Our Universe
Extreme Cosmos: A Guided Tour of the Fastest, Brightest, Hottest, Heaviest, Oldest, and Most Amazing Aspects of Our Universe
by Bryan Gaensler
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"Over the past decade, astronomers announced that there are likely 300 sextillion stars in the observable universe. As internationally recognized astronomer Gaensler cannily observes in this stimulating and brisk tour of the universe, astronomy can aid... (read more)

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Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information
Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information
by Vlatko Vedral
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In Decoding Reality, Vlatko Vedral offers a mind-stretching look at the deepest questions about the universe--where everything comes from, why things are as they are, what everything is. The most fundamental definition of reality is not matter or energy,... (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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The Infinite Cosmos: Questions from the Frontiers of Cosmology
The Infinite Cosmos: Questions from the Frontiers of Cosmology
by Joseph Silk
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In The Infinite Cosmos Joseph Silk takes the reader on a tour of the universe, past, present, and future, showing how the very latest observations and theories are unlocking clues about its origin and structure: X-ray, radio, and high-energy views of the... (read more)

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The Search for Superstrings, Symmetry, and the Theory of Everything
The Search for Superstrings, Symmetry, and the Theory of Everything
by John Gribbin
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Since Einstein's time, a "theory of everything" -- one coherent mathematical model that would encompass all the forces and particles of nature -- has become the Holy Grail of physics, and its pursuit has resulted in some of the most extraordinary ideas... (read more)

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New Theories of Everything
New Theories of Everything
by John D Barrow
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Published in 1991, John Barrow's Theories of Everything was hailed as "a mind-boggling intellectual adventure" by Publishers Weekly and as "an exhilarating journey...important, engaging, and highly literate" by New Scientist. Now, in New Theories of... (read more)

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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.)
Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (P.S.)
by Simon Singh
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Simon Singh continues to demonstrate his mastery of bringing complex concepts to lay readers with this brilliant book on the origins of the universe. Singh clearly presents an overview of the history of science, filled with colorful characters, and how... (read more)

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The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter (Science Essentials)
The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter (Science Essentials)
by Katherine Freese
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"As one of the pioneers in the hunt for dark matter, Freese weaves together tales of her own adventures in cosmology with the broader history of this historic quest. Her book elegantly conveys both the underlying science and the excitement of discovery."-... (read more)

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The Great Beyond: Higher Dimensions, Parallel Universes and the Extraordinary Search for a Theory of Everything
The Great Beyond: Higher Dimensions, Parallel Universes and the Extraordinary Search for a Theory of Everything
by Paul Halpern
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It is among the most elegant, radical, and tantalizing theories ever to be fashioned by the keen lathe of mathematical insight. For the better part of two centuries, the notion of higher dimensions beyond space and time has fueled the imaginations of... (read more)

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