Further Reading

(Technical works are marked with an asterisk.)


Barrow, John, The Constants of Nature: From Alpha to Omega—the Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe (New York: Pantheon, 2003).

Bartusiak, Marcia, Through a Universe Darkly: A Cosmic Tale of Ancient Ethers, Dark Matter and the Fate of the Universe (New York: HarperCollins, 1993).

Bergmann, Peter, The Riddle of Gravitation (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1968).

Croswell, Ken, The Universe at Midnight: Observations Illuminating the Cosmos (New York: The Free Press, 2001).

Davies, Paul, and John Gribbin, The Matter Myth: Dramatic Discoveries That Challenge Our Understanding of Physical Reality (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992).

Eddington, Arthur, Space, Time and Gravitation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1921).

Eddington, Arthur, The Nature of the Physical World (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1981).

Gibbons, Gary, “Brane-Worlds,” Science, vol. 287, January 7, 2000, pp. 49-50.

Goldsmith, Donald, The Runaway Universe: The Race to Discover the Future of the Cosmos (Reading, Mass.: Perseus, 2000).



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Brave New Universe: Illuminating the Darkest Secrets of the Cosmos Further Reading (Technical works are marked with an asterisk.) Barrow, John, The Constants of Nature: From Alpha to Omega—the Numbers That Encode the Deepest Secrets of the Universe (New York: Pantheon, 2003). Bartusiak, Marcia, Through a Universe Darkly: A Cosmic Tale of Ancient Ethers, Dark Matter and the Fate of the Universe (New York: HarperCollins, 1993). Bergmann, Peter, The Riddle of Gravitation (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1968). Croswell, Ken, The Universe at Midnight: Observations Illuminating the Cosmos (New York: The Free Press, 2001). Davies, Paul, and John Gribbin, The Matter Myth: Dramatic Discoveries That Challenge Our Understanding of Physical Reality (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1992). Eddington, Arthur, Space, Time and Gravitation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1921). Eddington, Arthur, The Nature of the Physical World (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1981). Gibbons, Gary, “Brane-Worlds,” Science, vol. 287, January 7, 2000, pp. 49-50. Goldsmith, Donald, The Runaway Universe: The Race to Discover the Future of the Cosmos (Reading, Mass.: Perseus, 2000).

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Brave New Universe: Illuminating the Darkest Secrets of the Cosmos Greene, Brian, Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality (New York: Knopf, 2004). Gribbin, John, The Omega Point: The Search for the Missing Mass and the Ultimate Fate of the Universe (New York: Bantam Books, 1988). Gribbin, John, and Paul Wesson, “Fickle Constants of Physics,” New Scientist, vol. 135, no. 1828, p. 30 (1992). Gribbin, John, and Paul Wesson, “The Fifth Dimension of Mass,” New Scientist, vol. 119, no. 1631, p. 56 (1988). Guth, Alan, The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins (Reading, Mass.: Perseus, 1998). Halpern, Paul, Cosmic Wormholes: The Search for Interstellar Shortcuts (New York: Dutton, 1992). Halpern, Paul, The Cyclical Serpent: Prospects for an Ever-Repeating Universe (New York: Plenum, 1995). Halpern, Paul, The Great Beyond: Higher Dimensions, Parallel Universes and the Extraordinary Search for a Theory of Everything (Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2004). Halpern, Paul, The Quest for Alien Planets: Exploring Worlds Beyond the Solar System (New York: Plenum, 1997). Halpern, Paul, The Structure of the Universe (New York: Henry Holt, 1996). Hawking, Stephen, The Universe in a Nutshell (New York: Bantam, 2001). Kaku, Michio, Einstein’s Cosmos: How Albert Einstein’s Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time (New York: W. W. Norton, 2004). Kaku, Michio, Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions and the Future of the Cosmos (New York: Doubleday, 2004). *Kalligas, D., Paul S. Wesson, and C. W. F. Everitt, “The Classical Tests in Kaluza-Klein Gravity,” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 439, p. 548 (1995).

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Brave New Universe: Illuminating the Darkest Secrets of the Cosmos *Kaluza, Theodor, “Zur Unitätsproblem der Physik [On the Unity Problem in Physics],” Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, vol. 54, p. 966 (1921). Kirshner, Robert P., The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Cosmos (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2002). *Klein, Oskar, “Quantentheorie und fünfdimensionale Relativitäts-theorie (Quantum Theory and Five-Dimensional Relativity Theory),” Zeitschrift für Physik, vol. 37, p. 895 (1926). Krauss, Lawrence, The Fifth Essence: The Search for the Dark Matter in the Universe (New York: Basic Books, 1989). *Liu, H., and Paul S.Wesson, “Universe Models with a Variable Cosmological ‘Constant’ and a ‘Big Bounce’,” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 562, p. 1 (2001). Livio, Mario, The Accelerating Universe: Infinite Expansion, the Cosmological Constant and the Beauty of the Cosmos (Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2000). Mach, Ernst, Space and Geometry, translated by Thomas McCormack (Chicago: Open Court, 1897). Magueijo, Joao, Faster than the Speed of Light: The Story of a Scientific Speculation (Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus, 2003). *Overduin, J. M., “Solar-System Tests of the Equivalence Principle and Constraints on Higher-Dimensional Gravity,” Physical Review D, vol. 62, p. 102001 (2000). *Overduin, J. M., and Paul S. Wesson, Dark Sky, Dark Matter, (Bristol: Institute of Physics Press, 2003). Parker, Barry, Invisible Matter and the Fate of the Universe (New York: Plenum, 1989). Penrose, Roger, The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe (New York: Knopf, 2005). Rees, Martin, Before the Beginning: Our Universe and Others (Reading, Mass.: Perseus Publishing, 1998).

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Brave New Universe: Illuminating the Darkest Secrets of the Cosmos Rees, Martin, Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe (New York: Basic Books, 2001). Sagan, Carl, Cosmos (New York: Random House, 1980). Seife, Charles, Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe (New York: Viking, 2003). Singh, Simon, Big Bang: The Origins of the Universe (London: Fourth Estate, 2005). Smoot, George, and Keay Davidson, Wrinkles in Time (New York: William Morrow, 1993). Tyson, Neil deGrasse, and Donald Goldsmith, Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, (New York: Norton, 2004). Webb, Stephen, If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens … Where Is Everybody? Fifty Solutions to Fermi’s Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life (New York: Copernicus, 2002). Weinberg, Steven, The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe (New York: Basic Books, 1993). *Wesson, Paul S., Cosmology and Geophysics (New York: Oxford University Press, 1978). *Wesson, Paul S., “The Equivalence Principle as a Symmetry,” General Relativity and Gravitation, vol. 35, p. 307 (2003). *Wesson, Paul S., “A New Dark-Matter Candidate: Kaluza-Klein Solitons,” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 420, p. 49 (1994). *Wesson, Paul S., “The Shape of the Universe,” Astronomy and Geophysics, vol. 43, no. 12, p. 13 (2002). *Wesson, Paul S., Space-Time-Matter: Modern Kaluza-Klein Theory (Singapore: World Scientific, 1999).