Featured New Books

Here are a few featured  selections from our most recent shipment of new books. These books are located on the new book wall on the second floor and may be checked out at the second floor desk or at the fourth floor circulation desk. If our copy is checked out, use the link to the ALICE catalog and try repeating your search in OhioLINK to find another copy of the book.

About time : cosmology and culture at the twilight of the big bang, by Adam Frank

Call Number: QB981 .F67 2011

Offers an explanation for the origin of the universe with new theories from cosmology, including time with no beginning, parallel universes, and eternal inflation.






Civilizations beyond earth : extraterrestrial life and society, edited by Douglas A. Vakoch and Albert A. Harrison

Call Number: QB54 .C562 2011

Astronomers around the world are pointing their telescopes toward the heavens, searching for signs of intelligent life. If they make contact with an advanced alien civilization, how will humankind respond?





Edge of the universe : a voyage to the cosmic horizon and beyond, by Paul Halpern

Call Number: QB982 .H35 2012

Explaining what we know about the Big Bang, the accelerating universe, dark energy, dark flow and dark matter, a physicist and popular science writer examines some of the theories about the nature of the universe.





Geographies of Mars : seeing and knowing the red planet, by K. Maria D. Lane

Call Number: QB641 .L366 2011

A highly original exploration of geography’s spatial dimensions at the beginning of the twentieth century, Geographies of Mars offers a new view of the mapping of far-off worlds.