The Universe in Perspective


Appendix F: Bibliography and history


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Stylized SunBibliography and history: A little light reading


Baker, Joanne. 50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know. Book Sales, Inc (Kindle Edition). 2009.


Bakst, Aaron.  Mathematics: It’s Magic and Mastery.  Third Ed.  D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc.  1941,52,67.


Barrow, John. The Constants of Nature: From Alpha to Omega — the Numbers that Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe. Pantheon Books (Kindle Edition). 2003.


Berne, Robert J., and Matthew N. Levy. Physiology. C.V. Mosby Co.  1983


Blatt, Frank J.  Principles of Physics.  Allyn & Bacon, Inc.  1983.


Bodanis, David.  The Secret House.  Simon & Schuster.  1986.


Bueche, Frederick J.  Theory and Problems of College Physics 7/ed.  Schaum’s Outline Series.  McGraw-Hill Book Co.  1961,79.


Buedeler, Werner.  The Fascinating Universe:  The Modern Concepts of Astronomy.  Trans. by Fred Bradley.  Van Nostrand Rinehold Co.  1983. (German Ed.  1981)


Chaisson, Eric.  Relatively Speaking:  Relativity, Black Holes, and the Fate of the Universe.  W. W. Norton and Co.  1988.


Clegg, Brian. The Universe Inside You: The Extreme Science of the Human Body from Quantum Theory to the Mysteries of the Brain. Icon Books (Kindle Edition). 2012.


Cleveland, John M.  Physical Science.  Charles E. Merrill Books, Inc.  1964.


Di Francia, G. Toraldo.  The Investigation of the Physical World.  Cambridge Univ. Press.  English Trans.  1981.  Originally published in Italy in 1976 as L’Indagine del Mondo Fisico.


Dufay, Jean.  Galactic Nebulae and Interstellar Matter.  Dover Publications, Inc.  1968


Dupraw, E. J.  DNA and Chromosomes.  Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc. 1970.


Dyson, Freeman.  Disturbing the Universe.  Harper Colophon Books. 1979.


Friedman, Herbert.  The Astronomer’s Universe:  Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmos.  Ballantine Books.  1990.


Greene, Brian.  The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space. Time. And the Texture of Reality. Penguin Books (Kindle Edition). 2005.


Groundsmith, Samuel A., Robert Claibourne, and Editors of LIFE.  Time.  TIME Inc.  1966.


Houwink, R.  The Odd Book of Data.  Elsevier Publishing Co.  1965.


Kakalios, James. The Physics of Superheroes. Gotham Books (Kindle Edition). 2009.


Kasner, Edward, and James Newman.  Mathematics and the Imagination.  Rufus Isaacs, artist.  Simon and Schuster. 1940,66.


Klein, H. Arthur.  The World of Measurements.  Simon & Shuster. 1974.


Lane, Allen. The Universe: A Biography. Penguin Books (Kindle Edition). 2007.


Layzer, David.  Cosmogenesis:  The Growth of Order in the Universe.  Oxford Univ. Press. 1990.


Leggett, A.J.  The Problems of Physics.  Oxford Univ. Press.  1987.


MacDonald, D.K.C.  Near Zero:  An Introduction to Low Temperature Physics.  Anchor Books (Doubleday & Co., Inc.).  1961.


Maffei, Paolo.  Monsters in the Sky.  Avon books.  Translation of 1977 ed. copyright 1980 by Massachusetts Institue of Technology.  Originally published by Arnold Mondadori Editore, Milan, Italy as I mostri del cielo.


Merman, N. David.  Space and Time in Special Relativity.  McGraw-Hill Book Co.  1968.


Meyers, Robert A., Ed.  Encyclopedia of Astronomy & Astrophysics.  Academic Press, Inc.  1989.


Mitten, Simon, Ed-in-Chief.  The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy.  Crown Publishers, Inc.  1977.


Mott-Smith, Morton.  The Concept of Energy Simply Explained.  Dover Publications, Inc.  1964.


Motz, Lloyd and Jefferson Hane Weaver.  The Unfolding Universe:  A Stellar Journey.  Plenum Press.  1989.


Murchie, Guy.  Music of the Spheres:  The Material Universe from Atoms to Quasars Simply Explained.  Vol I: The Macrocosm.  Vol II:The Microcosm.  Dover Publications, Inc.  1961,67.


NewScientist.  Nothing:  From absolute zero to cosmic oblivion - amazing insights into nothingness.  Profile Books (Kindle Edition).  2013.


Nuclear Weapons Database.  Vol. I.  Ballinger Publ. Co.  1984.


Orear, Jay.  Fundamental Physics.  John Wiley & Sons.  1961,62.


Orzel, Chad. How to Teach Physics to your Dog. Scribner (Kindle Edition). 2009.


Perrenod, Stephen. Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Dark Gravity: Enabling a Universe that Supports Intelligent Life. BookBrewer (Kindle Edition). 2011.


Ridley, B.K.  The Physical Environment.  Ellis Horwood, Ltd.  1979.


Schaaf, Fred.  The Starry Room.  John Wiley and Sons, Inc.  1988.


Schiffman, Harvey Richard.  Sensations & Perceptions:  An Integrated Approach.  John Wiley and Sons, Inc.  1976.


Science News. Volumes 142:5, p. 78; 147:7, p. 106; 147:17, p. 263.


Scientific American.  Energy and Power.  W.H. Freeman and Co. 1971.


Silk, Joseph.  The Big Bang:  The Creation and Evolution of the Universe.  W.H. Freeman & Co.  1980.


Simon, Seymour.  Galaxies.  Morrow Junior Books.  1988.


Tortora, Gerard J., and Nicholas P. Anagnostakos.  Principles of Anatomy and Physiology.  Harper & Row Publishers.  1990.


Trefil, James S.  Space, Time, Infinity.  Pantheon Books, Smithsonian Books.  1985.


Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries. W. W. Norton & Company. 2007.


Weidner, Richard T., and Robert L. Sells.  Elementary Classical Physics.  Vol. I.  Allyn & Bacon, Inc.  1965.


Weinberg, Steven.  The First Three Minutes:  A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe.  Basic Books, Inc.  1977.


Weiner, Jonathan.  Planet Earth.  Bantam Books. 1986.


Wright, John W., Ed.  The Universal Almanac.  Andrews and McMeel.  1989.


History of "The Universe in Perspective":

First written 1992.

Written into software program (an “electronic book”) 1996, as ShareWare.

USA copyright obtained March 2004

Re-edited in 2003 and 2013.

Adapted for web page in 2017.

Copyright © 1996-2017 Julius Heinrich Ludwig Schön / Ronald Michael Spicer

Education: B.A / M.A in Biology