Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology All books
The 10,001 Nights of the Universe The Dance of the Cosmos
A modern version of Arabian Nights about the latest discoveries of the universe
A Manifesto for Science
Because science fascinates and awakens the mind, it should be given pride of place in society and education
Alone in the Universe
Since the first observations made with space probes, everything seems to indicate that the Earth, the product of a long chain of coincidences, is unique in its kind. Is life not therefore a generic property of the universe?
Another Way of Looking at the Universe The art of seeing the invisible
An overview of the major issues in astrophysics and cosmology. “Dark” matter and energy are undetectable: either they don’t in fact exist, or we don’t know how to see them... Above and beyond the astrophysical phenomena themselves, this book offers epistemological reflections that are only rarely addressed.
Beyond Appearances Quantum Gravity and the Fabric of Reality
Understanding quantum physics with one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists
The Big Bang
Silk's story begins with the first moments of the big bang and continues though the formation of the galaxies on to the distant future of our universe. Whether you're looking for an accessible history of the universe, answers to questions about matter and antimatter, quasars, black holes, and others oddities, or simply a fascinating story spanning time and space, you will find The Big Bang hard to put down. Joseph Silk, coauthor of The Left Hand of Creation, teaches astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley.