Books about Cosmology

  1. A Brief History of Time

    by Stephen Hawking
    Exploring the depths of time and space and the emergence of the universe.

    In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

    by Brian Greene
    An exploration of space and time in the physical world, looking at the fundamental laws of the universe.

    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 ... (Goodreads)

  3. Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    A comprehensive history of the universe, from the Big Bang to present day, exploring the origins of everything we know.

    “Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds Our true origins are not just human, or even ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. Cosmos

    by Carl Sagan
    Voyage through the vastness of space, unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

    Cosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series. In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of ... (Goodreads)

  5. A Briefer History of Time

    by Stephen Hawking
    A concise overview of the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the present day.

    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 ... (Goodreads)

  6. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    An accessible exploration of the universe and its mysteries.

    Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold. The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  7. The Grand Design

    by Stephen Hawking
    Exploring the origins of the universe and the laws of nature that govern its operation.


  8. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

    by Carlo Rovelli
    An exploration of the fundamentals of physics, revealing its true beauty.

    All the beauty of modern physics in fewer than a hundred pages. This is a book about the joy of discovery. A playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, it's already a ... (Goodreads)

  9. Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality

    by Manjit Kumar
    A historical account of the debate between Einstein and Bohr over the true nature of quantum mechanics.

    For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and ... (Goodreads)

  10. Contact

    by Carl Sagan
    A scientist's search for extraterrestrial life, complex journey of self-discovery.

    As a child, Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway displays a strong aptitude for science and mathematics. Dissatisfied with a school lesson, she goes to the library to convince herself that ,π, is transcendental . ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Star Maker

    by Olaf Stapledon
    A cosmic journey through time and space, exploring the evolution of life and consciousness in the universe.

    A human narrator from England is transported out of his body via unexplained means. He realizes he is able to explore space and other planets. After exploring a civilization on another planet in our ... (Wikipedia)

  12. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

    by Brian Greene
    Exploring the hidden realms of physics, in pursuit of a unified theory of nature.

    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 of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of ... (Goodreads)

  13. Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

    by Simon Singh
    A comprehensive exploration of the Big Bang Theory, from its earliest beginnings to its implications today.

    A half century ago, a shocking Washington Post headline claimed that the world began in five cataclysmic minutes rather than having existed for all time; a skeptical scientist dubbed the maverick ... (Goodreads)

  14. Death By Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Exploring the science of the universe, from the edge of a black hole to the big bang.

    A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best-known astrophysicist. "One of today's best popularizers of science." ,—Kirkus Reviews., Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" ... (Goodreads)

  15. My Brief History

    by Stephen Hawking
    Autobiography of Stephen Hawking, detailing his life from childhood to present day, including his scientific discoveries and battle with ALS.

    Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns ... (Goodreads)

  16. Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy

    by Kip S. Thorne
    Exploring the strange and powerful effects of gravity and time, as predicted by Einstein's theories.

    Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, ... (Goodreads)

  17. The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

    by Richard Dawkins
    Exploring the science behind phenomena of the natural world, from the big bang to evolution.

    Magic takes many forms. Supernatural magic is what our ancestors used in order to explain the world before they developed the scientific method. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by ... (Goodreads)

  18. Parallel Worlds: A Journey through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

    by Michio Kaku
    An exploration of the universe, its dimensions, and the possibilities of the future.

    In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most ... (Goodreads)

  19. Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics

    by Gary Zukav
    An exploration of the emergent theories of quantum physics, and their implications for our understanding of reality.

    Gary Zukav has written "the Bible" for those who are curious about the mind-expanding discoveries of advanced physics, but who have no scientific background. Like a Wu Li Master who would teach us ... (Goodreads)

  20. Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

    by Albert Einstein
    An exploration of the laws of relativity and their implications on science and philosophy.

    An accesible version of Einstein's masterpiece of theory, written by the genius himself According to Einstein himself, this book is intended "to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Illustrated A Brief History of Time/The Universe in a Nutshell

    by Stephen Hawking
    A visually stunning guide to the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to black holes and beyond.

    A pairing of two classic science texts by one of the greatest minds of our time. For the The Illustrated A Brief History of Time , expanded from its original publication in 1988, Professor Stephen ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. Diaspora

    by Greg Egan
    A group of post-human beings, known as "polises," explore the universe and grapple with the meaning of existence.

    Diaspora begins with a description of "orphanogenesis", the birthing of a citizen without any ancestors (the majority of citizens descend from fleshers uploaded at some point), and the subsequent ... (Wikipedia)

  23. The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

    by Brian Greene
    A groundbreaking exploration of the multiple universes that may exist beyond our own.

    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 ... (Goodreads)

  24. Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

    by Stephen Hawking
    A collection of essays exploring the mysteries of the universe and its implications for humanity.

    NY Times bestseller. 13 extraordinary essays shed new light on the mysteries of the universe & on one of the most brilliant thinkers of our time. In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next

    by Lee Smolin
    Critique of the current state of theoretical physics, focusing on the limitations and failures of string theory.

    In this groundbreaking book, the renowned theoretical physicist Lee Smolin argues that physics—the basis for all other sciences—has lost its way. For more than two centuries, our understanding of the ... (Goodreads)

  26. The Currents of Space

    by Isaac Asimov
    A man with no memory is found on a distant planet, leading to a conspiracy that threatens the entire galaxy.

    The story takes place in the context of Trantor 's rise from a large regional power to a galaxy-wide empire , unifying millions of worlds. The approximate date is around the year 11,000 AD ... (Wikipedia)

  27. The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

    by Leonard Susskind
    A physicist's account of his debate with Stephen Hawking over the nature of black holes and the implications for quantum mechanics.

    What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did, and in doing so put at risk everything we know ... (Goodreads)

  28. Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

    by Carl Sagan
    A collection of essays exploring the wonders and limitations of science, and the intersection of science and society.

    Carl Sagan, writer & scientist, returns from the frontier to tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores & explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent ... (Goodreads)

  29. The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe

    by Steven Weinberg
    A comprehensive explanation of the first three minutes after the Big Bang, exploring the origins of the universe and its fundamental particles.

    A Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains what happened at the very beginning of the universe, and how we know, in this popular science classic. Our universe has been growing for nearly 14 billion ... (Goodreads)

  30. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

    by Carl Sagan
    Reflection on humanity's place in the universe, and its responsibility to protect life on Earth.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sagan traces our exploration of space and suggests that our very survival may depend on the wise use of other worlds. This stirring book reveals how scientific ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe

    by Stephen Hawking
    Examining the laws of the universe and the search for a unifying theory.

    Stephen Hawking is widely believed to be one of the world’s greatest minds, a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work helped reconfigure models of the universe and define what’s in it. Imagine ... (Barnes & Noble)

  32. Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

    by Carlo Rovelli
    A journey through the physical world and its underlying reality, from the macro to the micro.

    From the best-selling author of, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universe What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what ... (Goodreads)

  33. The Universe in a Nutshell

    by Stephen Hawking
    A concise and accessible explanation of the most complex theories in physics, from the Big Bang to black holes.

    Stephen Hawking’s phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world. Now, in a major ... (Goodreads)

  34. آينشتين والنسبية

    by مصطفى محمود

    يحاول دكتور مصطفى محمود - رحمه الله - بأسلوبه المعروف بالسهولة والمنطقية الشديدة في فهم النظرية النسبية لأينشتين بحيث تناسب فهم وإدراك عامة الناس .. في اعتراض شديد منه على قصر المعلومات على عدد قليل ... (Goodreads)

  35. Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End...

    by Philip Plait
    A humorous yet informative guide to the various ways the universe can kill us all.

    A lively astronomy primer that uses cataclysmic scenarios to explain the universe's most fascinating events . According to astronomer Philip Plait, the universe is an apocalypse waiting to happen But ... (Goodreads)

  36. The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe

    by Roger Penrose
    A comprehensive guide to the fundamental laws of the universe, from classical mechanics to quantum theory and beyond.

    Roger Penrose, one of the most accomplished scientists of our time, presents the only comprehensive and comprehensible account of the physics of the universe. From the very first attempts by the ... (Goodreads)

  37. The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself

    by Sean Carroll
    A scientific exploration of the origins of life, the universe, and the meaning of existence.

    Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation ... (Goodreads)

  38. Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

    by Lisa Randall
    A journey through the world of particle physics and cosmology, exploring the possibility of extra dimensions and their impact on our universe.

    The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable ... (Goodreads)

  39. Ringworld's Children

    by Larry Niven
    A group of explorers set out to investigate the mysterious Ringworld, encountering new challenges and dangers along the way.

    The novel's plot is largely concerned with the so-called Fringe War . All the intelligent species of Known Space are interested in the Ringworld. In the novel, they engage in a Cold War of sorts ... (Wikipedia)

  40. From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

    by Sean Carroll
    A journey through the history of time, exploring the nature of time and its role in the universe.

    A rising star in theoretical physics offers his awesome vision of our universe and beyond, all beginning with a simple question: Why does time move forward?, Time moves forward, not backward, ... (Goodreads)

  41. George's Secret Key to the Universe

    by Lucy Hawking
    George discovers a portal to the universe with the help of his neighbor, a scientist. They embark on an adventure to save the universe from destruction.

    Stephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time , and his daughter Lucy explain the universe to readers of all ages. George's parents, who have always been wary ... (Goodreads)

  42. The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

    by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    A humorous and informative account of the controversy surrounding Pluto's classification as a planet.

    When the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, "Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New ... (Goodreads)

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