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The (1+1)-Nonlinear Universe of the Parabolic Map and Combinatorics

by James D Louck & Myron L Stein*

This monograph develops chaos theory from properties of the graphs inverse to the parabolic map of the interval [0, 2], where the height at the midpoint x = 1 may be viewed as a time-like parameter, which together...

Most Wanted Particle: The Inside Story of the Hunt for the Higgs, the Heart of the Future of Physics

by Jon Butterworth

“A vivid account of what the process of discovery was really like for an insider.”—Peter Higgs

The discovery of the Higgs boson has brought us a giant step closer to understanding the fabric of our universe....

How Schr?dinger's Cat Escaped the Box

by Peter Rowlands

This book attempts to explain the core of physics, the origin of everything and anything. It explains why physics at the most fundamental level, and especially quantum mechanics, has moved away from naïve realism...

Exotic Nuclei:IASEN-2013Proceedings of the First International African Symposium on Exotic Nuclei: IASEN-2013Proceedings of the First International Af

by Evgeni Cherepanov, Yuri Penionzhkevich & Dmitri Kamanin

This book is a collection of talks presented at the First International African Symposium on Exotic Nuclei (IASEN-2013). The symposium was held at Cape Town, South Africa from 2 – 6 December 2013. The IASEN2013...

A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics

by Jean-Louis Tassoul & Monique Tassoul

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of ideas about the sun and the stars, from antiquity to modern times. Two theoretical astrophysicists who have been active in the field since the early...

The Science of Interstellar

by Kip Thorne & Christopher Nolan

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film, Interstellar, from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.

Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker...

Worm Holes and Black Holes in the Fabric of Space Time: Time Travel

by R Joseph, Gabriel Beck & Lana Tao

Contents Foreword 1: Time Is Relative: Future, Past, Present Overlap and Exist Simultaneously The Physics of Time 2: Time Dilation And The Contraction of Space Time The Future and the Past Are Relative Space-Time...

Laboratory Astrochemistry: From Molecules through Nanoparticles to Grains

by Stephan Schlemmer, Thomas Giesen & Harald Mutschke

Written by leading scientists in the field and intended for a broader readership, this is an ideal starting point for an overview of current research and developments. As such, the book covers a broad spectrum...

The Search for Our Cosmic Ancestry

by Chandra Wickramasinghe

The idea that life is a cosmic, rather than a purely terrestrial phenomenon, has progressed from scientific heresy to mainstream science within the short timespan of a few decades. The theory of cometary panspermia...

Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-Box at the Vatican Observatory

by Guy Sj Consolmagno & Paul Sj Mueller

Witty and thought provoking, two Vatican astronomers shed provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet.

“Imagine if a Martian showed up, all big ears and big nose like a child’s...

35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2010): A Pictorial Guide To The Collection

by Kevin Righter, Catherine Corrigan & Timothy McCoy

The US Antarctic meteorite collection exists due to a cooperative program involving the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution. ...

Comets And Their Origin: The Tools To Decipher A Comet

by Uwe Meierhenrich

Divided into two parts, the first four chapters of Comets and their Origin refer to comets and their formation in general, describing cometary missions, comet remote observations, astrochemistry, artificial...

Black Holes: A Student Text

by Derek Raine & Edwin Thomas

This book provides an accessible introduction to the fascinating and topical subject of black holes. It bridges the gap between popular non-mathematical expositions and advanced research texts, using simple...

Metaconfiguration and The Big Bang: How our Universe starts with Quarks and ends with Quasars

by John Caffrey

The anomalous spectral lines of quasars (later the subject of the famous Kellerman Paradoxes) caused even the great Edwin Hubble to wonder whether there was some fundamental inaccuracy in the Big Bang paradigm...

The Formation of the Solar System: Theories Old and New

by Michael Woolfson

This fully-updated second edition remains the only truly detailed exploration of the origins of our Solar System, written by an authority in the field. Unlike other authors, Michael Woolfson focuses on the formation...

The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know about the All-There-Is

by Roberto Trotta

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries...

The Foundations of Physical Law

by Peter Rowlands

The book originated in a series of lectures given at Liverpool in 2013 to a group that included postgraduate and undergraduate students and staff of the Physics Department. They followed from two very successful...

The Structure of the Universe

by Paul Halpern & Paul Halpern, PhD

A tour of the current knowledge of the deep reaches of space and predictions for its future.

The Copernicus Complex

by Caleb Scharf

The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014An NBC News Top Science and Tech Book of 2014

A Politics & Prose 2014 Staff Pick

In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus...

Astronomy: All That Matters

by Percy Seymour

With a blend of exciting discoveries and important scientific theory, this innovative and readable introduction to astronomy is ideal for anyone who wants to understand what we know about the universe, and how...