The Origin of the Universe
Paperback ISBN: 0007162219
Shares the stories of Big Bang theorists who fought against establishment beliefs about an eternal and unchanging universe to investigate the universe's origins, and then continues with a comprehensive and anecdotal explanation of the Big Bang Theory. By the author of Fermat's Enigma and The Code Book. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
The Universe Within
The Deep History of the Human Body
Paperback ISBN: 0307473279
From one of our finest and most popular science writers, the best-selling author of Your Inner Fish, comes the answer to a scientific mystery story as big as the world itself: How have astronomical events that took place millions of years ago created the unique qualities of the human species? In his last book, Neil Shubin delved into the amazing connections between human anatomy—our hands, our jaws—and the structures in the fish that first took over land 375 million years ago. Now, with his trademark clarity and exuberance, he takes an even more expansive approach to the question of why we are the way we are. Starting once again with fossils, Shubin turns his gaze skyward. He shows how the entirety of the universe's 14-billion-year history can be seen in our bodies. From our very molecular composition (a result of stellar events at the origin of our solar system), he makes clear, through the working of our eyes, how the evolution of the cosmos has had profound effects on the development of human life on earth. From the Hardcover edition.
Death by Black Hole
And Other Cosmic Quandaries
Paperback ISBN: 039335038x
A collection of favorite essays on the cosmos, written by a well-known American Museum of Natural History astrophysicist and author of Origins, includes the title essay, "Holy Wars," "The Search for Life in the Universe," and "Hollywood Nights."
The Hidden Reality
Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
Paperback ISBN: 0307278123
Discusses recent discoveries in physics and cosmology to explore a range of multiverse proposals, and examines how the knowledge that some aspects of reality may lie beyond human comprehension might affect scientific progress.
Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
Paperback ISBN: 0393350398
An exploration of new theories about the formation and evolution of the universe traces the big bang, through the first three billion years on Earth, to today's search for life on other planets, in a volume that covers such topics as dark energy, life on Mars, and current mysteries about space and time. 50,000 first printing.
Eating the Sun
Small Musings on a Vast Universe
Hardcover ISBN: 0143133160
From the New York Times best-selling creator of Lost in Translation comes a whimsical illustrated exploration of the principles, laws and wonders that rule our universe, our solar system, our world and our daily lives.
The Fabric of the Cosmos
Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
Paperback ISBN: 0375727205
A foremost string theorist and the author of The Elegant Universe discusses such topics as Newton's perspectives on space, Einstein's fusion of space and time, and recent breakthroughs on multidimensional universe theory. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
The 4 Percent Universe
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality
Paperback ISBN: 0547577575
Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only 4 percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, and me, and every star and planet. The rest is completely unknown. Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of the quest to find this “dark” matter and an even more bizarre substance called dark energy. This is perhaps the greatest mystery in all of science, and solving it will bring fame, funding, and certainly a Nobel Prize. Based on in-depth reporting and interviews with the major players—from Berkeley’s feisty Saul Perlmutter to Harvard’s witty but exacting Robert Kirshner —the book offers an intimate portrait of the bitter rivalries and fruitful collaborations, the eureka moments and blind alleys, that have fueled their search, redefined science, and reinvented the universe.