For the common folks astrology has always
been a mystery. There are plenty of exaggerated stories
in circulation about this universe and cosmos. Never the
less, scientists are trying their best to find out the truth.
Princeton University Press; September 2002
one of the world's leading astronomers tells the story of
unlocking an astonishing cosmic secret. Supernova expert
Robert Kirshner brings readers inside a lively research
team on the quest that led them to an extraordinary cosmological
discovery: the expansion of the universe is accelerating
under the influence of a dark energy that makes space itself
This is a wonderful book on one of the hottest topics in
science. It presents a history of modern cosmology written
in a very lively style with amusing personal stories that
make the reading easy and entertaining.
Random House; May, 2002
visually stunning book with over 250 full-colour illustrations,
many of them never before published, is based on Carl Sagan's
popular thirteen-part television series “The Cosmos”. Told
with Sagan's remarkable ability to make scientific ideas
both comprehensible and exciting, the book is about science
in its broadest human context, how science and civilization
grew up together.
The book also explores spacecraft missions of discovery
to the nearby planets, the research in the Library of ancient
Alexandria, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the
origin of life, the death of the sun, the evolution of galaxies
and the origins of matter, suns and worlds. For science
fans, this book is a must read.
Remains to Be Discovered
Touchstone Books; November 1999
the editor of “Nature”, one of the world's premiere scientific
journals, for nearly a quarter century, Maddox is uniquely
positioned to reflect on the nature of science, both its
successes and challenges.
What Remains to "Be Discovered" are details of
the past, present, and possible future of science in three
sections: "Matter," "Life," and "Our
World." The author's broad, multidisciplinary grasp
of science is apparent as he guides us effortlessly through
the work of scientists from ancient times to the present.
Having first shown us an up-to-date map of scientific knowledge,
he then emphasises the large blank spaces still remaining
and suggests where explorers might best continue their efforts.