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The Copernicus Complex

by Caleb Scharf

Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Short-listed for Physics World's Book of the Year

The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of...

A Grand and Bold Thing

by Ann K. Finkbeiner

LATE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, what had been a fevered pace of discovery in astronomy for many years had slowed. The Hubble Space Telescope continued to produce an astonishing array of images, but the study...

Violent Phenomena in the Universe

by Jayant V. Narlikar

Acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," this reader-friendly book explores exploding stars, black holes, and the Big Bang. Clear and lively, it conveys the excitement of modern cosmology. 1982...

The Moment of Creation: Big Bang Physics from Before the First Millisecond to the Present Universe

by James S. Trefil

One of the founders of modern quark theory employs minimal mathematics and nontechnical terms to traverse the eons and bring readers within the first millisecond of the Big Bang, 1983 edition.

Relativity and Its Roots

by Banesh Hoffmann

Entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory trace development from basis in geometrical, cosmological ideas of the ancient Greeks, plus work by Kepler, Galileo, Newton, others....

The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge

by William Poundstone

Fascinating journey explores key concepts in information theory in terms of Conway's "Game of Life" program. Topics include the limits of knowledge, paradox of complexity, Maxwell's demon, Big Bang theory, much...

Cosmology, Atomic Theory, Evolution: Classic Readings in the Literature of Science

by William Dampier & Margaret Dampier

From the biblical book of Genesis to Bergson's Creative Evolution, these extracts from world literature illustrate the development of scientific thought from the ancient Greeks to modern times. 1959 edition....

The Creation of the Universe

by George Gamow

Lively and authoritative, this survey by a renowned physicist explains the formation of the galaxies and defines the concept of an ever-expanding universe in simple terms. 1961 edition. 40 figures.

The Unity of the Universe

by D. W. Sciama

This accessible approach uses compelling photos, figures, and examples to address and answer profound questions about the universe. "An engrossing book, an invigorating intellectual exercise." — Scientific...

One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

by George Gamow

Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.

Warped Passages

by Lisa Randall

The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for...

Darwin's Doubt

by Stephen C. Meyer

When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history...

Detecting the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background

by Carlo Nicola Colacino

The stochastic gravitational-wave background (SGWB) is by far the most difficult source of gravitational radiation detect. At the same time, it is the most interesting and intriguing one. This book describes...

Dark Energy Physics Second Edition

by Anthony William Green

Black holes are the largest stores of energy in the universe, they rule the universe. The story that black holes have a gravitational singularity at their centres is about to be blown out of the water. Dark...

Origins of Life

by Douglas Whittet

Origins of Life: A Cosmic Perspective presents an overview of the concepts, methods, and theories of astrobiology and origins of life research while presenting a summary of the latest findings. The book provides...

Can We Live on Mars? Astronomy for Kids 5th Grade | Children's Astronomy & Space Books

by Baby Professor

It is said that Mars is Earth’s sister planet. Next to Earth, it is the most habitable planet in the solar system because it is neither too hot nor too cold. It has enough sunlight for solar panels to work...

How Do Scientists Discover New Planets? Astronomy Book 2nd Grade | Children's Astronomy & Space Books

by Baby Professor

We know so much about the galaxy because of the hardwork of brilliant scientists. But how do they do it? How Do Scientists Discover New Planets? This astronomy book for second graders will explain the entire...

Before Time Began

by Helmut Satz

What is the origin of the universe? What was there before the universe appeared? We are currently witnessing a second Copernican revolution: neither our Earth and Sun, nor our galaxy, nor even our universe,...

Being-in-Creation: Human Responsibility in an Endangered World

by Bruce Ellis Benson, Norman Wirzba & Brian Treanor

Being in Creation asks about the role of humans in the more-than-human world from the perspective of human creatureliness, a perspective that accepts as a given human finitude and limitations, as well as responsibility...

The Purposeful Universe

by Carl Johan Calleman

Identifying the Mayan World Tree with the central axis of the cosmos, the author shows how evolution is not random

• Shows how the evolution of the universe emanates from the cosmic Tree of Life

• Explains...