Wednesday, May 30, 2012
1) Barrow, John D.. The Book of Universes: Exploring the Limits of the Cosmos. 2012. W.W. Norton. Paperback: 354 pages. Price: $16.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: Einstein’s theory of general relativity opens the door for the study of other possible universes—and weird universes at that. The Book of Universes gives us a stunning tour of these potential universes, introducing us to the brilliant physicists and mathematicians who first revealed these startling possibilities. John D. Barrow then explains the latest insights that physics and astronomy have to offer about our own universe, showing how they lead to the concept of the “multiverse”—the universe of all possible universes.
RECOMMENDATION: For those with an interest in astrophysics.
2) Marcus, W. Andrew et al.. Atlas of Yellowstone. 2012. University of California Press. Hardbound: 274 pages. Price: $65.00 U.S.
SUMMARY: Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first national park. In a fitting tribute to this diverse and beautiful region, the Atlas of Yellowstone is a compelling visual guide to this unique national park and its surrounding area. Ranging from art to wolves, from American Indians to the Yellowstone Volcano, and from geysers to population, each page explains something new about the dynamic forces shaping Yellowstone. Equal parts reference and travel guide, the Atlas of Yellowstone is an unsurpassed resource. This books features:
• Features more than 500 maps including detailed topographic maps of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
• Contributors include more than 100 experts
• Gives place name references for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the surrounding region
RECOMMENDATION: A must have for fans of Yellowstone National Park!