The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe
Paperback ISBN: 0385477813
A revised and updated edition of an introduction to the most cutting-edge field in physics, superstring theory, explains how scientists have been able to join the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics to approach a theory of the universe. Reprint.
A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
Paperback ISBN: 0425181642
A behind-the-scenes study of the one of the world's greatest scientific discoveries examines the science and scientists who provided the backdrop to Einstein's seminal 1905 discovery and offers a definitive explanation of the equation from a mathematical, historical, and scientific perspective. Reprint.
Light Scattering by Small Particles
Paperback ISBN: 0486642283
Comprehensive treatment of light-scattering properties of small, independent particles, including a full range of useful approximation methods for researchers in chemistry, meteorology, and astronomy. 46 tables. 59 graphs. 44 illustrations.
Einstein's Unfinished Symphony
Listening to the Sounds of Space-Time
Paperback ISBN: 0425186202
Traces ongoing efforts by scientific observers throughout the world to detect gravitational waves, infinitesimal quakes that could significantly expand on what is known about the universe today. Reprint.
Here Be Dragons
The Scientific Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
Paperback ISBN: 019514600x
In Here Be Dragons, astronomer David Koerner and neurobiologist Simon LeVay offer a scientifically compelling and colorful account of the search for life beyond Earth. The authors survey the work of biologists, cosmologists, computer theorists, NASA engineers, SETI researchers, roboticists, and UFO enthusiasts and debunkers as they attempt to answer the greatest remaining question facing humankind: Are we alone? From their "safe haven of skepticism" the authors venture into the "rough seas of speculation," where theory and evidence run the gamut from hard science to hocus pocus. Arguing that the universe is spectacularly suited for the evolution of living creatures, Koerner and LeVay give us ringside seats at the great debates of Big Science. The contentious arguments about what really happens in evolution, the acrimonious UFO controversy, and the debate over intelligence versus artificial intelligence shed new light on the wildly divergent claims about the universe and life's place in it.
The Elegant Universe
Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Paperback ISBN: 0375708111
An accomplished professor of physics and mathematics unravels the complexities of superstring theory for the average reader in a lucid and entertaining account, using analogies from everyday life to explain the elegant underlying principles of the universe. Reissue. (A NOVA mini-series, airing on PBS in January/February 2003, hosted by Brian Greene) (Science & Mathematics)