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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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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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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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The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
by Leonard Susskind
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The epic, behind-the-scenes story of an astounding gap in our scientific knowledge of the cosmos.   In the past few years, a handful of scientists have been in a race to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only 4 percent of it consists of... (read more)

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Theory of Everything
Theory of Everything
by Stephen W Hawking
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Hawking takes readers on a fascinating journey through the telescopic lens of modern physics to gain a new glimpse of the universe--the nature of black holes, the space-time continuum, and new information about the origin of the universe.... (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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Explaining the Universe: The New Age of Physics
Explaining the Universe: The New Age of Physics
by John M Charap
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In this fascinating book, John Charap offers a panoramic view of the physicist's world as the twenty-first century opens--a view that is entirely different from the one that greeted the twentieth century. We have learned that the universe is billions of... (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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A Briefer History of Time
A Briefer History of Time
by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow
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From One of the Most Brilliant Minds of Our Time Comes a Book that Clarifies His Most Important Ideas Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, remains one of the landmark volumes in scientific writing of our time. But for years... (read more)

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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 End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics
The End of Time: The Next Revolution in Physics
by Julian Barbour
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Richard Feynman once quipped: "Time is what happens when nothing else does." But Julian Barbour disagrees: if nothing happened, if nothing changed, time would stop. For time is nothing but change. It is change that we perceive occurring all around us... (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. In... (read more)

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The origin of the universe
The origin of the universe
by John D Barrow
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There is no more profound, enduring or fascinating question in all of science than that of how time, space, and matter began. Now John Barrow, who has been at the cutting edge of research in this area and has written extensively about it, guides us on a... (read more)

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Stephen Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained
Stephen Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained
by David Filkin
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Stephen Hawkings A Brief History of Time has sold over 9 million copies worldwide. Now, in everyday language, Stephen Hawkings Universe reveals step-by-step how we can all share his understanding of the cosmos, and our own place within it. Stargazing has... (read more)

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Before the Big Bang: The Prehistory of Our Universe
Before the Big Bang: The Prehistory of Our Universe
by Brian Clegg
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Time, Space, Stars, and Man: The Story of the Big Bang
Time, Space, Stars, and Man: The Story of the Big Bang
by M M Woolfson
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About Time
About Time
by Adam Frank
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The Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity
The Five Ages of the Universe: Inside the Physics of Eternity
by Fred Adams
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ch. 1.Primordial era --ch. 2.Stelliferous era --ch. 3.Degenerate era --ch. 4.Black hole era --ch. 5.Dark era.... (read more)

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Stephen Hawking: A Quest for the Theory of Everything
Stephen Hawking: A Quest for the Theory of Everything
by Kitty Ferguson
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The greatest quest in all science -- Our goal is nothing less than a complete description of the universe we live in -- You shouldn't believe everything you read -- The big question was, was there a beginning or not? -- Black hole explosions? -- Was it... (read more)

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