PHSX 594: Cosmology and Culture


Books

Choose one of the following for a book report for both individuals and groups
(One book per author)

All books on this list are on reserve in Anschutz Library
(At the Course Reserve Desk)

David Deutsch:
  • The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World
    (KU Library) (Amazon)
Daniel Kahneman:
Lisa Randall
  • Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World
    (KU Library) (Amazon)
  • Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
    KU Library) (Amazon)
Gregory Bateson:
  • Steps to an Ecology of Mind: collected essays in anthropology, psychiatry, evolution, and epistemology.
    (KU Library) (Amazon)
  • Mind and Nature: a necessary unity
    (KU Library) (Amazon)
Clifford Geertz
Chris Stringer
  • Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth
    (KU Library) (Amazon)
Edward O. Wilson
Robert Wright
Edward R. Harrison:

Robert Wilson

  • Astronomy Through the Ages: The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe
    (KU Library) (Amazon)
  • John Gribbin:
    Sean Carroll
    • From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time
      (KU Library) (Amazon)
    • The particle at the end of the universe: how the hunt for the Higgs boson leads us to the edge of a new world
      (KU Library) (Amazon)
    Alfred Gell
    • The Anthropology of Time: Cultural Constructions of Temporal Maps and Images
      (KU Library) (Amazon)
    Lawrence Krauss
    Marcelo Gleiser: Roger Penrose:
    Joel Primack and Nancy Abrams: Adam Frank:
    • About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang
      (KU Library) (Amazon)

    More Books

    If you want to choose the books below, talk to Prof. Feldman
    Barbara C. Sproul
    John North
    • Cosmos: an illustrated history of astronomy and cosmology
      (KU Library) (Amazon)
    Nathan Spielberg & Bryon D. Anderson
    Norriss S. Hetherington
    • Cosmology: Historical, Literary, Philosophical, Religious, and Scientific Perspectives
      (KU Library) (Amazon)
    Olaf Pedersen
    James Trager:
    • The People’s Chronology: a year-by-year record of human events from prehistory to the present.
      (KU Library) (Amazon)
    Joseph Campbell
    • The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as Religion
      (KU Library) (Amazon)
    Edwin C. Krupp
    • Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings: Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power
      (KU Library) (Amazon)
    • Echoes of the Ancient Skies: The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations
      (KU Library) (Amazon)
    Edward Dolnick:
    • The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World
      (KU Library) (Amazon)
    George Smoot and Keay Davidson:
    Evalyn Gates
    • Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe
      (KU Library) (Amazon)
    J. Narlikar and G. Burbridge: