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Book Review: A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 08, 2019)

It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide.

As its name suggests, A Brief History of Time sets out the history...


The End of Everything

by Katie Mack & Gabra Zackman Simon & Schuster Audio (August 04, 2020)

“[A] pleasure...I found it helpful--not reassuring, certainly, but mind-expanding--to be reminded of our place in a vast cosmos.” --James Gleick, The New York Times Book Review

“A thrilling tour of potential...


The End of Everything

by Katie Mack Scribner (August 04, 2020)

“[A] pleasure...I found it helpful--not reassuring, certainly, but mind-expanding--to be reminded of our place in a vast cosmos.” --James Gleick, The New York Times Book Review

“A thrilling tour of potential...


Seeking the Multiverse

by Scientific American & Alex Boyles Blackstone Publishing (June 30, 2020)

Instead of "what if the South won the Civil War?" cosmologists ask, "what if the constants that make up the fundamental building blocks of physics were different?" Physicists argue that any slight change to...


Primal Wisdom of the Ancients

by Laird Scranton Inner Traditions (July 07, 2020)

Examines how the similarities of symbols and wisdom across many cultures point to an ancient civilizing plan and system of ancient instruction

• Reveals the shared cosmological knowledge of Dogon and Maori...


Wonders of the Cosmos

by Scientific American & Erin Bennett Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2020)

"Cosmos" comes from a Greek word for an orderly and systematic universe. In this book, we present the most riveting discoveries and mind-bending ideas about our cosmic home, from what we know of the origins...


The Search for Life on Mars

by Elizabeth Howell & Nicholas Booth Arcade (June 23, 2020)

Published to coincide with the launch of NASA’s Perseverance rover mission this summer, the definitive account of our quest to find life on the Red Planet.

From The War of the Worlds to The Martian and to...


Origins

by Yves Coppens, Hubert Reeves, Dominique Simonnet & Joel de Rosney Skyhorse (November 07, 2011)

In this potent book, three eminent scientists--an astrophysicist, an organic chemist, and an anthropologist--ponder and discuss some of the basic questions that have obsessed humankind through the ages, and...


Hawking

by Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick First Second (July 01, 2019)

Following their New York Times-bestselling graphic novel Feynman, Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick deliver a gripping biography of Stephen Hawking, one of the most important scientists of our time.

From his early...


Mask of the Sun

by John Dvorak Pegasus Books (March 07, 2017)

What do Emily Dickinson, slave revolts, Babylonian Kings, and Monticello all have in common? A solar eclipse. Whether it was deciding on the location of a grand home (or castle), inspiring poetry, timing battles...


How to Read the Solar System

by Paul Abel Pegasus Books (January 15, 2015)

What exactly is the solar system? We've all learned the basics at school but do we really understand what we are seeing in the night sky? Expert astronomers Chris North and Paul Abel, provide a fascinating guided...


Paths from Science Towards God

by Arthur R. Peacocke Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2013)

Author is winner of 2001 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, worth $1 million dollars.

By applying the principles of scientific thought to theological matters, Arthur Peacocke argues that the divine principle...


A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System

by Mark Thompson Pegasus Books (November 08, 2016)

Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut, traveling through the universe on your very own space mission? What would it be like to tour the solar system, visiting the sun and the planets, taking in everything...


Georges Lemaître

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Georges Lemaître in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the work of Georges Lemaître....


Mapping the Heavens

by Priyamvada Natarajan & Elisabeth Rodgers Blackstone Publishing (April 26, 2016)

Mapping the Heavens provides a tour of the "greatest hits" of cosmological discoveries--the ideas that reshaped our universe over the past century. The cosmos, once understood as a stagnant place filled with...


Origins

by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (September 02, 2014)

A thrilling and accessible tour of the cosmos

Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial,but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the currentcross-pollination among geology, biology,...


The Edge of the Sky

by Roberto Trotta & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (September 23, 2014)

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to darkenergy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edgeof the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries...


A Universe from Nothing

by Lawrence M. Krauss, Simon Vance & Richard Dawkins Blackstone Publishing (January 10, 2012)

Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?

Lawrence Krauss’ provocative answers to these and other timeless...


The Accidental Universe

by Alan Lightman & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2014)

From the acclaimedauthor of Einstein's Dreams and Mr. g comes a meditation on the unexpected ways in which recentscientific findings have shaped our understanding of ourselves and our place inthe cosmos.

With...


The First Three Minutes

by Steven Weinberg & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains what happened when the universe began, and how we know. According to the latest cosmological knowledge, Weinberg describes...


Death by Black Hole, and Other Cosmic Quandaries

by Neil deGrasse Tyson & Dion Graham Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. Here, Tyson compiles his favorite essays that he wrote for Natural...


The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

by David Bercovici & Jim Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (November 22, 2016)

Covering 13.8 billion years, a calculatedly concise, wryly intelligent history of everything, from the Big Bang to the advent of human civilization

With wonder, wit, and flair--and in record time and space--geophysicist...


The 4 Percent Universe

by Richard Panek & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (January 10, 2011)

Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every...


Origins of the Universe

by Jack Arnold, Edwin Newman, Jack Sommer & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 15, 2006)

The story of the cosmos—its beginning and its changes through time—has been a topic of much speculation and myth. It also has attracted intense attention from scientists. There are many questions about the...


Astronomy

by Jack Arnold, Edwin Newman, Pat Childs & Jack Sommer et al. Knowledge Products (April 22, 2006)

As optics improved, man began to see the solar system. Tycho Brahe in Denmark, Nicolaus Copernicus of Poland, Johannes Kepler of Germany, and Italy’s Galileo Galilei all began to see a new relationship between...


The Black Hole War

by Leonard Susskind & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2008)

This is the inside account of the battle over the true nature of black holes—with nothing less than our understanding of the entire universe at stake.

What happens when something is sucked into a black hole?...


Cosmosapiens

by John Hands Abrams Press (October 30, 2017)

Specialist scientific fields are developing at incredibly swift speeds, but what can they really tell us about how the universe began and how we as humans evolved to play such a dominant role on Earth? John...