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The Fabric of the Cosmos
Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
Written by Brian Greene


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41288-2 (0-375-41288-3)

“Nobody ever said that cosmology was simple, not even Stephen Hawking, in whose tradition Dr. Greene impressively follows. As a popularizer of exquisitely abstract science, he is both a skilled and kindly explicator. . . . Readers are far likelier to be excited than baffled by even his thorniest formulations. That’s... Read more >

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The Hidden Reality
Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
Written by Brian Greene


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27812-8 (0-307-27812-3)

From the best-selling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos comes his most expansive and accessible book to date—a book that takes on the grandest question: Is ours the only universe?

There was a time when “universe” meant all there is. Everything. Yet, in recent years discoveries in... Read more >

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The Hidden Reality
Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
Written by Brian Greene


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26563-0 (0-307-26563-3)

From the best-selling author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos comes his most expansive and accessible book to date—a book that takes on the grandest question: Is ours the only universe?

There was a time when “universe” meant all there is. Everything. Yet, in recent years discoveries in... Read more >

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Icarus at the Edge of Time

Written by Brian Greene


Format: Hardcover, 34 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26888-4 (0-307-26888-8)

From one of America’s leading physicists—a moving and visually stunning futuristic reimagining of the Icarus fable.

The starship Proxima is on a twenty-five-trillion mile journey. Icarus was born on the ship as was his father and his father’s father, but there will be two more generations before the Proxima reaches its destination... Read more >

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In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
Quantam Physics And Reality
Written by John Gribbin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 1984
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-34253-6 (0-553-34253-3)

John Gribbin tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth far stranger than any fiction. He takes us step-by-step into an even more bizarre and fascinating place - requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way
Aristotle Leads the Way
Written by Joy Hakim


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: November 17, 2004
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-160-0 (1-58834-160-7)

Not too long ago, in earth time, no one thought the universe had a history. The scientific and religious experts believed that the world had been created as it is today and that nothing had changed. Those experts did their best but they were wrong--really wrong. The Story of Science: Aristotle... Read more >

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The Story of Science: Newton at the Center
Newton at the Center
Written by Joy Hakim


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: November 1, 2005
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-161-7 (1-58834-161-5)

In volume two, students will watch as Copernicus’s systematic observations place the sun at the center of our universe–to the dismay of establishment thinkers. After students follow the achievements and frustrations of Galileo, Kepler, and Descartes, they will appreciate the amazing Isaac Newton, whose discoveries about gravity, motion, colors, calculus, and... Read more >

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A Briefer History of Time

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 27, 2005
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-80436-2 (0-553-80436-7)

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 of God in creation, the history and future of the universe... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Grand Design

Written by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38466-6 (0-553-38466-X)

When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard... Read more >

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The Universe in a Nutshell

Written by Stephen Hawking


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-80202-3 (0-553-80202-X)

Please Note: This book is not available at the special examination price.

Hawking returns with a lavishly illustrated sequel to his A Brief History of Time that unravels the mysteries of the major breakthroughs that have occurred in the years since the release of his acclaimed first book. The Universe in a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD and an unabridged audiobook download.

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Science Matters
Achieving Scientific Literacy
Written by Robert M. Hazen and James Trefil


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45458-4 (0-307-45458-4)

Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good.

Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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They Changed the World: Bell, Edison and Tesla

Written by Lewis Helfand
Illustrated by Naresh Kumar


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-93-80741-87-1 (93-80741-87-1)

Despite having three completely different approaches, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla each made significant contributions to the field of science and laid the foundation for modern technology.  As their paths crossed, a rivalry grew, with Tesla pushed into the shadows of history until a resurgence in the 1990s. ... Read more >

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Quantum Reality
Beyond the New Physics
Written by Nick Herbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 20, 1987
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-23569-3 (0-385-23569-0)

This clearly explained layman's introduction to quantum physics is an accessible excursion into metaphysics and the meaning of reality.  Herbert exposes the quantum world and the scientific and philosophical controversy about its interpretation.

PRAISE OFR QUANTUM REALITY

"Nick Herbert's Quantum Reality goes into the details of the weird world of quantum physics like no... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age of Wonder
The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science
Written by Richard Holmes


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3187-0 (1-4000-3187-7)

A riveting history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.

When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Age of Wonder
How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Written by Richard Holmes


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-42222-5 (0-375-42222-6)

Winner of the 2009 Royal Society Prize for Science Books

A riveting history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.

When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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A Shortcut Through Time
The Path to the Quantum Computer
Written by George Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72618-7 (0-375-72618-7)

In this remarkably illustrative and thoroughly accessible look at one of the most intriguing frontiers in science and computers, award-winning New York Times writer George Johnson reveals the fascinating world of quantum computing—the holy grail of super computers where the computing power of single atoms is harnassed to create machines capable... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Strange Beauty
Murray Gell-Mann and the Revolution in Twentieth-Century Physics
Written by George Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 17, 2000
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75688-0 (0-679-75688-4)

George Johnson's informed and insightful biography of Murray Gell-Mann goes far in helping us understand the complexities of both the man and the science in which he has loomed so large.  Gell-Mann's discoveries of the quark and the Eightfold Way were cornerstones for all that has followed in particle physics, the effort... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

Written by George Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3423-9 (1-4000-3423-X)

A dazzling, irresistible collection of the ten most ground-breaking and beautiful experiments in scientific history.

With the attention to detail of a historian and the story-telling ability of a novelist, New York Times science writer George Johnson celebrates these groundbreaking experiments and re-creates a time when the world seemed filled with... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments

Written by George Johnson


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4101-5 (1-4000-4101-5)

From the acclaimed New York Times science writer George Johnson, an irresistible book on the ten most fascinating experiments in the history of science—moments when a curious soul posed a particularly eloquent question to nature and received a crisp, unambiguous reply.

Johnson takes us to those times when the world seemed... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Beyond Einstein
The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe
Written by Michio Kaku and Jennifer Trainer Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47781-9 (0-385-47781-3)

Revised and Updated

Beyond Einstein takes readers on an exciting excursion into the discoveries that have led scientists to the brightest new prospect in theoretical physics today -- superstring theory. This revolutionary breakthrough may well be the fulfillment of Albert Einstein's lifelong dream of a Theory of Everything,uniting the laws of physics... Read more >

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Hyperspace
A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimens ion
Written by Michio Kaku


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 1995
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47705-5 (0-385-47705-8)

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 years of his life searching for. Read more >

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Parallel Worlds
A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
Written by Michio Kaku


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3372-0 (1-4000-3372-1)

Is our universe dying?

Could there be other universes?

In Parallel Worlds, world-renowned physicist and bestselling author Michio Kakuan author who “has a knack for bringing the most ethereal ideas down to earth” (Wall Street Journal)—takes readers on a fascinating tour of cosmology, M-theory, and its implications for the fate of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Physics of the Future
How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Written by Michio Kaku


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47333-2 (0-307-47333-3)

Space elevators. Internet-enabled contact lenses. Cars that fly by floating on magnetic fields. This is the stuff of science fiction—it’s also daily life in the year 2100.

Renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku details the developments in computer technology, artificial intelligence, medicine, space travel, and more, that are poised to happen over the... Read more >

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Physics of the Future
How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Written by Michio Kaku


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53080-4 (0-385-53080-3)

The New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future.

Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku—in a lucid and engaging fashion—presents the revolutionary developments... Read more >

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Physics of the Impossible
A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel
Written by Michio Kaku


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27882-1 (0-307-27882-4)

A fascinating exploration of the science of the impossible—from death rays and force fields to invisibility cloaks—revealing to what extent such technologies might be achievable decades or millennia into the future.

One hundred years ago, scientists would have said that lasers, televisions, and the atomic bomb were beyond the realm of physical... Read more >
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