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Davies, P. C. W.

Overview
Works: 306 works in 1,095 publications in 3 languages and 34,295 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QC173.59.S65, 530
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Most widely held works by P. C. W Davies
The New physics by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
36 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last three minutes : conjectures about the ultimate fate of the universe by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Last Three Minutes, by world-renowned physicist and author Paul Davies, is a wonderful, fun book - morbid to the core! - that combines the latest and most scientifically sound thinking about the ultimate fate of the universe with vivid scenarios of how it will feel to those of us still around when the end comes. Look, if you will, past that last day of sunlight into perpetual night. Experience the onset of stardoom - when the nuclear energy of burning stars is finally exhausted. Journey through those eons of time when black holes are the last major source of energy, devouring the scattered remnants of burnt-out galaxies. And then, perhaps, the big crunch - the last three minutes, when the temperature of the cosmos becomes so great that even atomic nuclei must disintegrate, when larger and larger regions of space are compressed into smaller and smaller volumes, when, as Davies writes, "the handiwork of the big bang, and of generations of stars in creating heavy chemical elements, is undone in less time than it takes you to read this sentence." Will this be the stage on which cosmic life plays out its final act? Or is the universe destined to end very differently and in the much less distant future, overwhelmed by a sudden and unexpected cosmic catastrophe? Indeed, will the universe end at all? If it endures forever, will humanity or our descendants, robots or flesh, find a way to survive through eternal night?
About time : Einstein's unfinished revolution by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
29 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the consequences of Einstein's relativity theory, exploring the mystery of time and considering black holes, time travel, the existence of God, and the nature of the universe
The mind of God : the scientific basis for a rational world by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploration of whether modern science can provide the key that will unlock all the secrets of existence
The cosmic blueprint : new discoveries in nature's creative ability to order the universe by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this critically acclaimed book, first published in 1988 and now released as an ebook, scientist and author Paul Davies explains how recent scientific advances are transforming our understanding of the emergence of complexity and organization in the universe
The fifth miracle : the search for the origin and meaning of life by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains our current knowledge about life's origins, focusing on recently discovered "superbugs" which may have arrived here on asteroids, and arguing that life grew from primitive information-processing systems
The forces of nature by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
19 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superforce : the search for a grand unified theory of nature by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
32 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are we alone? : philosophical implications of the discovery of extraterrestrial life by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Considers what the discovery of extraterrestrial life would mean for science, religion, and beliefs about mankind
Other worlds : a portrait of nature in rebellion, space, superspace, and the quantum universe by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
24 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The matter myth : dramatic discoveries that challenge our understanding of physical reality by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this sweeping survey, acclaimed science writers Paul Davies and John Gribbin provide a complete overview of the latest developments in physics which have revolutionized modern science. From the weird world of quarks and the theory of relativity to the latest ideas about the birth of the cosmos, the authors find evidence for a massive paradigm shift. New developments in the studies of black holes, cosmic strings, solitons, and chaos theory now challenge commonsense concepts of space, time, and matter, and demand a radically altered and more fully unified worldview of the universe. Here is a truly fascinating advance glimpse at 21st-century science." --Back cover
The edge of infinity : where the universe came from and how it will end by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
17 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eminent physicist writes of the physics of the future when uncontrolled gravity could destroy the orderly, predictable operation of the cosmos by creating singularities
The ghost in the atom : a discussion of the mysteries of quantum physics by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eerie silence : renewing our search for alien intelligence by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this mind-expanding book, Paul Davies, astrobiologist and chairman of the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup, refocuses the search, challenging existing ideas of what form an alien intelligence might take, how it might try to communicate with us, and how we should respond if it does
Superstrings : a theory of everything? by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originating as a BBC Radio program, "Desperately Seeking Superstrings," this book explains in clear, concise, non-mathematical terms the superstring theory which, if correct, would provide the much sought-after Theory of Everything, the unification of physics. Includes interviews with John Schwarz, Edward Witten, Michael Green, David Gross, John Ellis, Abdus Salam, Sheldon Glashow, Richard Feynman, and Steven Weinberg
How to build a time machine by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains how time travel is theoretically possible, discusses possibilities for visiting both the future and the past, and suggests a process for assembling a time machine
Space and time in the modern universe by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The accidental universe by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
21 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a survey of the range of apparently miraculous accidents of nature that have enabled the universe to evolve its familiar structures (atoms, stars, galaxies, and life itself) concludes with an investigation of the so-called anthropic principle
The physics of time asymmetry by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
22 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The runaway universe by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
16 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) presents the online supplement to the "NOVA" program "Runaway Universe." The television program and the Web site highlight the work of astronomers to determine the fate of the universe
 
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Alternative Names
Daiṿis, Pol
Daiweisi, Bao'er
Davies, P. C. W.
Davies, P.C.W., 1946-
Davies, P.C.W., physicien
Davies, Paul
Davies, Paul, 1946-
Davies, Paul C. 1946-
Davies, Paul C. W.
Davies, Paul C.W., 1946-
Davies, Paul Charles William.
Davies, Paul Charles William, 1946-
Davies, Paul Charles Williams
Davies, Paul Charles Williams, 1946-
Davies, Paul (Paul Charles William), 1946-
Davies, Paul, physicien
Davis, P. 1946-
Deibisŭ, Pʻol
Deivisu, Poru
Devis, P.
Devis, P., 1946-
Девис, П. (Пол), 1946-
דייוויס, פול
بول ديفيز، 1946-
دافيز، بول، 1946-
ديفيز، ب. س.
ديفيز، ب. س.، 1946-
ديفيس، بول، 1946-
デイヴィス, P. C. W
デイヴィス, ポール
デイビス, P. C. W
Languages
English (374)
Spanish (11)
Russian (1)
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