WorldCat Identities

Garfinkle, Richard

Works: 7 works in 22 publications in 3 languages and 2,719 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Classifications: QB521, 520
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Most widely held works by Richard Garfinkle
Three steps to the universe : from the sun to black holes to the mystery of dark matter by David Garfinkle ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If scientists can't touch the Sun, how do they know what it's made of? And if we can't see black holes, how can we be confident they exist? Gravitational physicist David Garfinkle and his brother, science fiction writer Richard Garfinkle, tackle these questions and more in Three Steps to the Universe, a tour through some of the most complex phenomena in the cosmos and an accessible exploration of how scientists acquire knowledge about the universe through observation, indirect detection, and theory. The authors begin by inviting readers to step away from the Earth and reconsider our Sun. What we can directly observe of this star is limited to its surface, but with the advent of telescopes and spectroscopy, scientists know more than ever about its physical characteristics, origins, and projected lifetime. From the Sun, the authors journey further out into space to explore black holes. The Garfinkle brothers explain that our understanding of these astronomical oddities began in theory, and growing mathematical and physical evidence has unexpectedly supported it. From black holes, the authors lead us further into the unknown, to the dark matter and energy that pervade our universe, where science teeters on the edge of theory and discovery. Returning from the depths of space, the final section of the book brings the reader back down to Earth for a final look at the practice of science, ending with a practical guide to discerning real science from pseudoscience among the cacophony of print and online scientific sources. Three Steps to the Universe will reward anyone interested in learning more about the universe around us and shows how scientists uncover its mysteries."--Publisher's web site
All of an instant by Richard Garfinkle ( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel on the discovery of a medium of existence outside of time. It is called the Instant and from it one can influence the past and the future. It is a place of permanent war, as forces vie for this influence, and the novel's hero is one of the warriors
Celestial matters by Richard Garfinkle ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an alternate world where Ptolemaic astronomy is real, scientists from the thousand year empire of Alexander the Great attempt a journey to the sun
El universo en tres pasos del Sol a los agujeros negros y el misterio de la materia oscura by David Garfinkle ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Materia celeste by Richard Garfinkle ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three Steps to the Universe ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Üç adımda evren by David Garfinkle ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.00 for Materia ce ... to 0.47 for El univers ...)
English (17)
Spanish (4)
Turkish (1)