Theoretical Physics
A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design
A Beautiful Question
Finding Nature's Deep Design
Paperback      ISBN: 0143109367
Pondering the question "Does the universe embody beautiful ideas?", a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics takes readers on a profound voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present, that explore just how intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our scientific understanding of the cosmos. 30,000 first printing.
The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces
The Lightness of Being
Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces
Paperback      ISBN: 0465018955
Explores current scientific thinking on how matter and energy interact, discussing the structure of space as a dynamic Grid that creates physical matter, and examining core theory, which attempts to reconcile gravity with electromagnetism and nuclear forces.
Time's Arrow & Archimedes' Point: New Directions for the Physics of Time
Time's Arrow & Archimedes' Point
New Directions for the Physics of Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0195117980
Argues that to understand time we must take an Archimedean point of view from outside time
Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters
Maker of Patterns
An Autobiography Through Letters
Paperback      ISBN: 163149547x
Written between 1940 and the late 1970s, the postwar recollections of renowned physicist Freeman Dyson have been celebrated as an historic portrait of modern science and its greatest players, including Robert Oppenheimer, Richard Feynman, Stephen Hawking, and Hans Bethe. Chronicling the stories of those who were engaged in solving some of the most challenging quandaries of twentieth-century physics, Dyson lends acute insight and profound observations to a life
A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design
A Beautiful Question
Finding Nature's Deep Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 1594205264
A respected physicist presents a survey of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present, that explore how intertwined ideas about beauty and art are with scientific understandings of the cosmos.
Black Holes and Baby Universes: And Other Essays
Black Holes and Baby Universes
And Other Essays
Hardcover      ISBN: 0553095234
A collection of brilliant and insightful essays from the scientist and author of A Brief History of Time includes personal reminiscences, a call for better science education, and explorations of the origins of the universe. 135,000 first printing. $135,000 ad/promo.
New Theories of Everything: The Quest for Ultimate Explanation
New Theories of Everything
The Quest for Ultimate Explanation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0192807218
Published in 1991, John Barrow's Theories of Everything was hailed as "a mind-boggling intellectual adventure" by Publishers Weekly and as "an exhilarating journey...important, engaging, and highly literate" by New Scientist. Now, in New Theories of Everything, Barrow completely updates his classic account of one of the hottest fields in all of science--the search for a cosmic key that will unlock the secrets of the Universe. Will we ever discover a single scientific theory of everything? How can one theory ever explain a world full of chaos and complexity? In thisstimulating volume, Barrow sheds light on these questions as he presents the reader with the very latest ideas and predictions, ranging from the speculations of Stephen Wolfram about the world as a computer program to recent developments in string theory and M theory, new varieties of complexity, new ideas about the nature of mathematics, and much more. He reveals that the field has changed dramatically. Fifteen years ago, scientists sought a single theory uniquely specifying the constants and forces of nature, but today they envision a vast landscape of different logically possible laws and constants in many dimensions, of which our own world is but a tiny facet of a higher dimensional reality. Equally important, Barrow reflects on the philosophical and cultural consequences of those remarkable new ideas, highlighting their implications for our own place in the universe. The Theory of Everything has in recent years become the focus of some of the most exciting and imaginative thinking in science. Now fully revised, New Theories of Everything brings the story of this exhilarating quest completely up to date.
The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory
The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory
Paperback      ISBN: 069102524x
Alternate Realities: How Science Shapes Our Vision of the World
Alternate Realities
How Science Shapes Our Vision of the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 030645629x
Shows how our vision of reality changes and adapts based on our knowledge of science and the world around us
Antimatter: The Ultimate Mirror
Antimatter
The Ultimate Mirror
Paperback      ISBN: 0521893097
Describes the scientific research into the theory of antimatter.