Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Astronomy and Physics Books


From how physics will change the way we live, to the geometr
y of the universe and what it tells us about it's origin and ultimate fate, you can find the most up to date information at the library. These new books reveal the latest discoveries in physics and in our understanding of the cosmos.

The Grand and Bold Thing : An Extraordinary New Map of the Universe Ushering in a New Era of Discovery
Ann K. Finkbeiner

Finkbeiner reveals the story behind the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, "the most complete map of the universe ever." With a million galaxies you could make a true census: how galaxies
differed, how baby galaxies changed as they grew, what kinds of galaxies they grew into. With a million galaxies you could watch the universe growing up. This delightful book reveals just how much SDSS has changed how astronomers work, and how they and we see the universe.

Sizing up the Universe : A New View of the Cosmos
Robert J, Vanderbei, Richard J. Gott

The almost unimaginably large size of many objects in the universe accounts in part for astronomy's tremendous appeal. Yet the problem of depicting a vast range of scales is perhaps astronomy's greatest challenge. Sizing Up the Universe addresses, in highly readable and richly illustrated style, the intriguing concept of size in the universe.

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

Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku presents the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself.

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

In recent years, a growing body of work-based on the principles of quantum mechanics, cosmology, and string theory-has been steadily converging around a proposal that our universe is actually only one of many universes. In fact, research supports a number of different models of parallel universes in which our world appears: for instance, as one of many bubbles; in a rapidly growing bath of universes, or as one of numerous cosmic slabs separated from one another through additional spatial dimensions.

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