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The Elegant Universe
Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
by Brian Greene
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In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists  [ more ]

  
The Fabric of the Cosmos
Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
by Brian Greene
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From Brian Greene, one of the world?s leading physicists and author the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe, comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way.  [ more ]

  
A Brief History of Time
The Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition
by Stephen Hawking
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"A Brief History of Time", published in 1988, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing and in worldwide acclaim and popularity, with more than nine million copies sold. That edition was on the cutting edge of what was then  [ more ]

  
A Briefer History of Time
by Stephen Hawking
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Stephen Hawking?s worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author?s engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role  [ more ]

  
The Universe in a Nutshell
by Stephen Hawking
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Like many in the community of theoretical physicists, Professor Hawking is after the Grail of science -- the Theory of Everything that lies at the heart of the cosmos. He involves us in the attempts at uncovering its secrets --  [ more ]

  
Godel, Escher, Bach - An Eternal Golden Braid
by Douglas R. Hofstadter
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This groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize-winning book sets the standard for interdisciplinary writing, exploring the patterns and symbols in the thinking of mathematician Kurt Godel, artist M.C. Escher, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach.  [ more ]

  
I Am a Strange Loop by Douglas R. Hofstadter
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What do we mean when we say "I"? Can thought arise out of matter? Can a self, a soul, a consciousness, an "I" arise out of mere matter? If it cannot, then how can you or I be here? I  [ more ]

  
Einstein's Cosmos
How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time
by Michio Kaku
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THE YEAR 2005 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of the paper that launched Einsteins career, made E = mc2 famous, and ushered in a revolution in science--the paper that announced the theory of special relativity. And theres no  [ more ]

  
Hyperspace
A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension
by Michio Kaku
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The first book-length exploration of the most exciting development in modern physics, the theory of 10-dimensional space. The theory of hyperspace, which Michio Kaku pioneered, may be the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything that Einstein spent the remaining  [ more ]

  
Visions
How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
by Michio Kaku
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In Visions, physicist and author Michio Kaku examines the great scientific revolutions that have dramatically reshaped the twentieth century--the quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence--and shows how they will change and alter science and the way we live.  [ more ]


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