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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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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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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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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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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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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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Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe
Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe
by Lee Smolin
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"If you are looking for a bracing alternative vision of physics built from the ground up, Smolin's Time Reborn will take you to the mountaintop." — NPR What is time? It’s the sort of question we rarely ask because it seems so... (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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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 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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The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report
The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report
by Timothy Ferris
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From the world-acclaimed author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way comes this delightfully engrossing, comprehensive, and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole. Timothy Ferris begins The Whole Shebang with a succinct... (read more)

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Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)
Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)
by Kip S Thorne
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Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are... (read more)

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Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe
Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe
by Michio Kaku
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Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos
Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos
by Caleb Scharf
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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... (read more)

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My Brief History
My Brief History
by Stephen Hawking
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Stephen Hawking was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years. He is the author of several books, including the worldwide publishing phenomenon A Brief History of Time, A Briefer History of Time (written with... (read more)

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Space, Time, Matter
Space, Time, Matter
by Hermann Weyl
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"A classic of physics ... the first systematic presentation of Einstein's theory of relativity." — British Journal for Philosophy and Science. Long one of the standard texts in the field, this excellent introduction probes deeply into Euclidean... (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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Principles of Physical Cosmology
Principles of Physical Cosmology
by P J E Peebles
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During the last twenty years, dramatic improvements in methods of observing astrophysical phenomena from the ground and in space have added to our knowledge of what the universe is like now and what it was like in the past, going back to the hot big bang.... (read more)

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The secret melody and man created the universe
The secret melody and man created the universe
by Trinh Xuan Thuan
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If the cosmos is vast, says astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan, it is by no means silent. Nature, he writes, "delights in continuously sending us her notes of music." Like some far-off orchestra, it tantalizes us with fragments of a symphony, but the melody... (read more)

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The Book of the Cosmos: Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking
The Book of the Cosmos: Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking
by Dennis Danielson
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In this monumental book, Professor Dennis Danielson has assembled a remarkable anthology that surveys the richness and excitement of the human quest to understand the universe-its origin, its structure, and its significance. From the ancient world to the... (read more)

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