Cosmology Astronomy
The Almagest: Introduction to the Mathematics of the Heavens
The Almagest
Introduction to the Mathematics of the Heavens
Paperback      ISBN: 1888009438
Alone in the Universe: Why Our Planet Is Unique
Alone in the Universe
Why Our Planet Is Unique
Hardcover      ISBN: 1118147979
The acclaimed author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat searches for life on other planets Are we alone in the universe? Surely amidst the immensity of the cosmos there must be other intelligent life out there. Don't be so sure, says John Gribbin, one of today's best popular science writers. In this fascinating and intriguing new book, Gribbin argues that the very existence of intelligent life anywhere in the cosmos is, from an astrophysicist's point of view, a miracle. So why is there life on Earth and (seemingly) nowhere else? What happened to make this planet special? Taking us back some 600 million years, Gribbin lets you experience the series of unique cosmic events that were responsible for our unique form of life within the Milky Way Galaxy. - Written by one of our foremost popular science writers, author of the bestselling In Search of Schrödinger's Cat - Offers a bold answer to the eternal question, "Are we alone in the universe?" - Explores how the impact of a "supercomet" with Venus 600 million years ago created our moon, and along with it, the perfect conditions for life on Earth From one of our most talented science writers, this book is a daring, fascinating exploration into the dawning of the universe, cosmic collisions and their consequences, and the uniqueness of life on Earth.
Astronomy: A Visual Guide
Astronomy
A Visual Guide
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465473629
An illustrated guide provides a comprehensive tour of the universe, from craters on the moon to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and includes maps of the night sky, profiles of all 88 constellations and tips on using binoculars and telescopes.
Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree
Astroquizzical
A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree
Hardcover      ISBN: 1785783343
Based around readers
Astroquizzical: A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree
Astroquizzical
A Curious Journey Through Our Cosmic Family Tree
Paperback      ISBN: 1785784129
A quirky layperson's guide to how things work in the Universe
At the Edge of Time: Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds
At the Edge of Time
Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe’s First Seconds
Hardcover      ISBN: 0691183562
A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes
A Big Bang in a Little Room
The Quest to Create New Universes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465065910
"What if you could become God, with the ability to build a whole new universe in the lab? As startling as it sounds, modern physics suggests that within the next two decades, scientists may be able to perform this seemingly divine feat--to concoct an entirely new baby universe, complete with its own physical laws, star systems, galaxies, and even intelligent life. To create your own cosmos, you would need a particle accelerator, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva or one of the proposed next-generation colliders, a lot of physics know-how, and a bit of luck. A Big Bang in a Little Room will take the reader on a journey through the history of cosmology and unravel--particle-by-particle, theory-by-theory, and experiment-by-experiment--the ideas behind this provocative claim made by some of the most-respected physicists alive today. Beyond simply explaining the science, A Big Bang in a Little Room will also tell the story of the people who have been plugging away for more than thirty years to make this seemingly impossible dream a reality, pushing the boundaries of our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it as humans. A Big Bang in a Little Room will examine their extravagant plans, which include current and future space missions, accelerator runs, and table-top lab experiments to search for evidence supporting their ideas In the process, the book will ask deep philosophical questions about what it means for us, as humans, to begin to contemplate creating a new universe. Remarkable inits originality and ambition, A Big Bang in a Little Room is the ideal read for anyone seeking to understand the making of our universe--as well as the others just waiting to be created"--
Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays: And Other Essays
Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays
And Other Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0553374117
A best-selling collection of essays by the author of A Brief History of Time includes reminiscences about events from his life, observations on education, and reflections on his work. Reprint.
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Compact Disc      ISBN: 198484461x
The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues. Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe’s greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet—including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence—he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? ​​These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking’s daughter, Lucy, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a brilliant last message to the world.
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
Large Print    Paperback      ISBN: 1984887262
The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues. Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe’s greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet—including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence—he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? ​​These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking’s daughter, Lucy, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a brilliant last message to the world.