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Physics & Astrophysics


In a Nutshell

Princeton Frontiers in Physics

Graduate & Undergraduate Textbooks

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Princeton Series in Astrophysics

Princeton Series in
Modern Observational Astronomy




Princeton Series in Physics


Condensed Matter


Quantum Physics


Landmarks in Mathematics & Physics


Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

& Engineering


Science Essentials


Princeton Primers in Climate


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Albert Einstein


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Cover illustration Agata Endo Nowicka. Courtesy of Marlena

Agency. Illustration detail from The Ultimate Quotable Einstein,
collected and edited by Alice Calaprice (see page 21).

Whats In a Nutshell? More of the best science than ever. In a Nutshell is a series of concise, accessible, and up-todate textbooks for advanced undergraduates and graduate students on key subjects in the physical sciences.
Part of Princeton University Presss expanding presence in science textbook publishing, this high-profile series
will bring out the highest quality texts on subjects ranging from astrophysics, nuclear physics, and string theory, to particle physics, neutrino physics, electromagnetism, and magnetism. Crack open one of this seasons
new titles to find out just how much science fits In a Nutshell.
One of Choices Outstanding Academic
Titles for 2013

Einstein Gravity in a
A. Zee
Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell
is a remarkably complete and
thorough textbook on general
relativity, written in a refreshing
and engaging style. Zee leads us
through all the major intellectual
steps that make what is surely
one of the most profound and
beautiful theories of all time. The
book is enjoyable and informative
in equal measure. Quite an
Pedro Ferreira, University of
2013. 888 pages. 50 halftones. 150 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-14558-7
$90.00 | 62.00

in a Nutshell

Elementary Particle
Physics in a Nutshell

Anupam Garg

Tullys book provides a new

perspective on elementary particle
physics as the era of the LHC
begins. Elementary Particle Physics
in a Nutshell gives the starting student or seasoned practitioner the
substance and style of LHC physics
while also giving the development
of the Standard Model its due. The
author has been painstaking in the
exposition of paradoxes that are
not normally discussed in texts at
this level. A superb book.
Peter Fisher, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology

Garg demonstrates that while the

mathematical beauty of his subject
is deserving of the attention it
gets, the physical implications are
even more seductive. This book is
a treasure trove of thoughtful and
incisive nuggets.
R. Shankar, Yale University
This text provides a fresh, modern
look at electrodynamics. It is
comprehensive, chock full of interesting insights and anecdotes, and
written with a clear enthusiasm.
Kenneth A. Intriligator, University
of California, San Diego
2012. 712 pages. 52 halftones. 122 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-13018-7
$99.50 | 69.95

Second Edition

Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell

A. Zee
This is quantum field theory taught at the knee of . . . one who loves the
grandeur of his subject, has a keen eye for a slick argument, and is eager
to share his repertoire of anecdotes about Feynman, Fermi, and all of his
heroes. . . . Zee misses no opportunity to point out that an argument he
gives opens the door to some deeper subject that he encourages the
reader to explore. . . . [Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell] helps them love
the subject and race to its frontier.
Michael E. Peskin, Classical and Quantum Gravity

Christopher G. Tully

This is a remarkable book in its

breadth and depth, with many
beautiful and useful things in it. It
provides a very timely introduction
to the physics of the LHC era with
clarity and sophistication.
Henry J. Frisch, University of
2011. 320 pages. 6 halftones. 129 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-13116-0
$85.00 | 59.00

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2010. 608 pages. 95 line illus.

Cl: 978-0-691-14034-6
$85.00 | 59.00
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Condensed Matter in
a Nutshell

Statistical Mechanics
in a Nutshell

String Theory in a Nutshell

Gerald D. Mahan

Luca Peliti

Mahans book does an admirable

job of covering the broad subject
of condensed matter physics in a
balanced way. Virtually every important modern topic is explained.
The informal narrative style gives
the reader the sense of sitting in
on a lecture by the master.
Patrick A. Lee, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology

This superb text provides a

balanced and thorough treatment
of statistical physics. From thermodynamics and basic principles to
renormalization group, dynamics,
and complex systems, the presentation is a model of clarity, and the
level of detail is highly appropriate
for graduate students or advanced
Daniel Arovas, University of
California, San Diego

An excellent reference for any

graduate student interested in
string theory. Kiritsis succinctly
describes many of the recent
developments that are necessary
background to current research.
Juan Maldacena, Institute for
Advanced Study

2010. 592 pages. 162 line illus. 35 tables.

Cl: 978-0-691-14016-2
$95.00 | 65.00
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Elias Kiritsis

2007. 608 pages. 18 halftones. 44 line illus.

7 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-12230-4
$85.00 | 59.00
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2011. 416 pages. 74 line illus. 6 tables.

Cl: 978-0-691-14529-7
$85.00 | 59.00

Nuclear Physics in a
Quantum Mechanics in
a Nutshell
Gerald D. Mahan
Praises in no way can do full
justice to the strength and detail
of Mahans well crafted and superb
nutshell book. I found the book
fascinating, stimulating and convincing and one can easily observe
that the book is bursting with
intellectual energy and ambition.
Uwe C. Tauber, Current Engineering Practice
2009. 416 pages. 58 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-13713-1
$95.00 | 65.00

2 in a nutshell

Carlos A. Bertulani
One of Choices Outstanding Academic
Titles for 2007
Winner of the 2009 Chambliss Astronomical
Writing Award, American Astronomical

Astrophysics in a Nutshell
Dan Maoz
Astrophysics in a Nutshell is perfect
for an advanced astrophysics
course for physical science majors.
It covers modern topics from stars
to galaxies and cosmology.
John Huchra, Harvard University
2007. 272 pages. 21 halftones. 68 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-12584-8
$80.00 | 55.00

[A] clear, concise, and up-to-date

overview of the atomic nucleus
and the theories that seek to
explain it. . . . Nuclear Physics in
a Nutshell is the definitive new
resource for anyone considering a
career in this dynamic field.
Current Engineering Practice
2007. 488 pages. 50 line illus. 118 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-12505-3
$95.00 | 65.00


What Does a Black Hole

Look Like?
Charles D. Bailyn
This book goes straight to the
heart of astronomical intuition
and evidence about black holes.
Written in a highly accessible style,
it provides enough information
to educate an undergraduate
astronomy or physics major without going into the many details
required in a graduate class. I think
students will greatly enjoy this
book and derive significant insight
from it.
Coleman Miller, University of
Maryland, College Park
Emitting no radiation or any other
kind of information, black holes
mark the edge of the universe
both physically and in our scientific
understanding. Yet astronomers
have found clear evidence for the
existence of black holes, employing the same tools and techniques
used to explore other celestial
objects. In this sophisticated
introduction, leading astronomer
Charles Bailyn goes behind the
theory and physics of black holes
to describe how astronomers are
observing these enigmatic objects
and developing a remarkably
detailed picture of what they look
like and how they interact with
their surroundings.

Princeton Frontiers in Physics is a new series of short introductions to some

of todays most exciting and dynamic research areas across the physical
sciences. Written by leading specialists, these stimulating books address
fundamental questions that are challenging the limits of current knowledge. With forward-looking discussions of core ideas, ongoing debates, and
unresolved problems, the books in this series make cutting-edge research
in the physical sciences more accessible than ever beforefor students,
scientists, and scientifically minded general readers.
Winner of the 2012 Chambliss Astronomical
Writing Award, American Astronomical

What Are Gamma-Ray


How Did the First Stars

and Galaxies Form?

Joshua S. Bloom

Abraham Loeb
[E]ngaging, fast-paced. . . . Loebs
infectious excitement stirs desire
to join him in these endeavors. . . .
[R]eaders will find How Did the
First Stars and Galaxies Form? a
lucid introduction to an exciting
research field that is set to flourish
in the next decades.
2010. 216 pages. 14 halftones. 17 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-14516-7
$29.95 | 19.95

This is a marvelous book. It

contains the new results from the
fast-developing science of gammaray-burst astronomy along with its
fascinating history. I recommend
it as a good introduction for
nonexperts and a fun read for
researchers in the field.
Neil Gehrels, NASA Goddard
Space Flight Center
2011. 272 pages. 27 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-14557-0
$30.95 | 21.95
Cl: 978-0-691-14556-3
$95.00 | 65.00

Forthcoming in the Series

What Is Dark Matter?
Peter Fisher

How Do Stars Die?

Robert P. Kirshner

How Do You Find an

John A. Johnson

How Did the Universe Begin?

Paul Steinhardt

2014. 224 pages. 4 halftones. 16 line illus.

Cl: 978-0-691-14882-3
$35.00 | 24.95

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Applications of Modern
Physics in Medicine
Mark Strikman, Kevork
Spartalian & Milton W. Cole
Applications of Modern Physics in
Medicine fills an important need:
it explains the physics principals
behind commonly used medical
diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to scientists, engineers, and
technicians working in the field.
The necessary basic physics is discussed clearly and simply in early
chapters and then used effectively
and convincingly in later chapters
covering medical applications.
This lovely book should lead to the
creation of new physics courses all
over the world.
Gerald Miller, University of
Many remarkable medical
technologies, diagnostic tools,
and treatment methods have
emerged as a result of modern
physics discoveries in the last
centuryincluding X-rays,
radiation treatment, laser surgery,
high-resolution ultrasound scans,
computerized tomography (CT)
scans, and magnetic resonance
imaging. This undergraduate-level
textbook describes the fundamental physical principles underlying
these technological advances,
emphasizing their applications to
the practice of modern medicine.
2015. 304 pages. 8 color illus. 24 halftones.
101 line illus. 4 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-12586-2
$75.00 | 52.00

Forthcoming Paperback

New Second Edition

One of Choices Outstanding Academic

Titles for 2013

Introduction to
Computational Science

Philosophy of Physics
Space and Time
Tim Maudlin

This is a solid work that deserves

careful study and rewards readers
I would highly recommend Philosophy of Physics to anyone who
wants to get a deeper historical
and philosophical perspective on
the nature of space and time.
Robert M. Wald, Physics Today
This concise book introduces nonphysicists to the core philosophical
issues surrounding the nature and
structure of space and time, and is
also an ideal resource for physicists
interested in the conceptual foundations of space-time theory.
Princeton Foundations of Contemporary
June 2015. 200 pages. 32 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-16571-4
$19.95 | 13.95
Cl: 978-0-691-14309-5
$29.95 | 19.95

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Modeling and Simulation for

the Sciences
Angela B. Shiflet &
George W. Shiflet
Praise for the previous edition:
Introduction to Computational
Science is useful for students and
others who want to obtain some
of the basic skills of the field. Its
impressive collection of projects
allows readers to quickly enjoy the
power of modern computing as an
essential tool in building scientific
Wouter van Joolingen, Physics
A masterpiece. I know of nothing
comparable. I give it five stars.
James M. Cargal, UMAP Journal
Computational science is an exciting new field at the intersection
of the sciences, computer science,
and mathematics because much
scientific investigation now involves
computing as well as theory and
experiment. This textbook provides
students with a versatile and accessible introduction to the subject.
2014. 856 pages. 3 halftones. 204 line illus.
80 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-16071-9
$99.50 | 69.95

4 graduate & undergraduate textbooks

Rubin H. Landau, Winner of the 2008

Undergraduate Computational Engineering
and Sciences Award, The Krell Institute

William Bialek, Winner of the 2013 Swartz

Prize for Theoretical and Computational
Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience

A Survey of
Computational Physics


Introductory Computational
Rubin H. Landau, Manuel Jos
Pez & Cristian C. Bordeianu
In addition to being an excellent
undergraduate textbook, A Survey
of Computational Physics will be
useful to scientists wanting a good
reference on basic computational
modeling methods.
John W. Mintmire, Oklahoma
State University

Searching for Principles

William Bialek
[T]he book goes beyond being
a structured material for readers
to learn about biophysics; it takes
readers on an incredible journey
in discovering fascinating ways in
which biological phenomena can
be viewed and studied.
Angie Ma, Contemporary Physics
2012. 640 pages. 62 color illus. 15 halftones.
141 line illus. 1 table.
Cl: 978-0-691-13891-6
$95.00 | 65.00

Why You Hear What

You Hear

An Experiential Approach
to Sound, Music, and
Eric J. Heller
This book is highly instructive for
people with an interest in the wave
aspects of sound, for anyone interested in how musical instruments
fundamentally work and why they
sound how they sound, and for
those interested in the human
perception of sound.
Manuel Vogel, Contemporary
2013. 624 pages. 397 color illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-14859-5
$99.50 | 69.95

2008. 688 pages. 190 line illus.

Cl: 978-0-691-13137-5
$105.00 | 72.00
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Second Edition

Topological Insulators
and Topological
B. Andrei Bernevig
With Taylor L. Hughes

Gauge Theories of
the Strong, Weak,
and Electromagnetic
Chris Quigg

An authoritative and sophisticated

introduction to the mathematics of
topological insulation.
Robert B. Laughlin, Stanford

[A] standard textbook in particle

theory. I highly recommend it for a
two-semester advanced graduate
course in particle physics and as a
valuable addition to the collection
of every particle physicist.
Rabi Mohapatra, Physics Today

2013. 264 pages. 66 line illus. 1 table.

Cl: 978-0-691-15175-5
$80.00 | 55.00

2013. 496 pages. 150 line illus. 17 tables.

Cl: 978-0-691-13548-9
$75.00 | 52.00

Its About Time

Understanding Einsteins
N. David Mermin
This is a book full of insight with
an engaging style. I recommend
it to anyone who has to teach the
Derek Raine, Nature
2009. 208 pages. 13 halftones. 43 line illus.
1 table.
Pa: 978-0-691-14127-5
$22.95 | 15.95

textbooks 5

One of Choices 2010-2011 Significant

University Press Titles for Undergraduates

Physics and Technology

for Future Presidents

An Introduction to the Essential

Physics Every World Leader
Needs to Know
Richard A. Muller
[I]ts a great textbook for a physics
course for non-scientists, and
theres plenty of stuff in there to
interest scientists as well.
Brian Clegg, Popular Science
2010. 536 pages. 136 color illus. 13 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-13504-5
$72.50 | 50.00

Statistical and Thermal


With Computer Applications

Harvey Gould & Jan Tobochnik
In addition to being a clear,
comprehensive introduction to the
field, this book includes a unique
and welcome feature: an emphasis
on computer simulations. . . . I highly recommend this book to anyone
planning to teach undergraduate
statistical and thermal physics.
Jon Machta, University of
Massachusetts Amherst
2010. 536 pages. 105 line illus. 35 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-13744-5
$99.95 | 69.95

6 textbooks

Mathematics for Physics

and Physicists
Walter Appel
Translated by Emmanuel
The book is both a valuable
reference book and is a good pedagogic treatment of mathematical
physics. It is a book that should be
on many bookshelves.
Brian L. Burrows, Zentralblatt
2007. 672 pages. 50 halftones. 150 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-13102-3
$95.00 | 65.00

Engineering Dynamics

A Comprehensive Introduction
N. Jeremy Kasdin &
Derek A. Paley
Engineering Dynamics is an
outstanding book that presents
an invigorating perspective
on one of the most important
topics in engineering, proving that,
although dynamics is difficult, it is
nevertheless extremely important,
and, with the right support, one
can see that it is also beautiful.
Corina Sandu, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
2011. 688 pages. 328 line illus. 4 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-13537-3
$99.50 | 69.95


The Cosmic Cocktail

Three Parts Dark Matter
Katherine Freese

In The Cosmic Cocktail, Professor

Katie Freese offers a gripping
first-person account of her life as
a cosmologist. The recipe? Part
memoir, part tutorial, part social
commentary. Shaken, not stirred.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, host of the television series
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Freese tells her trailblazing and
very personal story of how the
worlds of particle physics and
astronomy have come together to
unveil the mysterious ingredients
of the cosmic cocktail that we call
our universe.
Brian Schmidt, Nobel Prizewinning physicist, Australian
National University
The Cosmic Cocktail is the inside
story of the epic quest to solve one
of the most compelling enigmas
of modern sciencewhat is the
universe made of?told by one of
todays foremost pioneers in the
study of dark matter.
Science Essentials
2014. 272 pages. 16 color illus. 63 halftones.
11 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-15335-3
$29.95 | 19.95

Forthcoming Paperback
One of Choices Top 25 Titles for 2013
Honorable Mention, 2013 PROSE Award in
Cosmology and Astronomy, Association of
American Publishers

Heart of Darkness

Unraveling the Mysteries of the

Invisible Universe
Jeremiah P. Ostriker &
Simon Mitton
Easily one of the best guides to
why cosmologists make the claims
they do.
New Scientist

From Dust to Life

The Origin and Evolution of

Our Solar System
John Chambers &
Jacqueline Mitton
[A] stellar read.
[A] compelling overview of the
evolution of the Solar System.
Katia Moskvitch, BBC Sky at Night
2013. 320 pages. 41 halftones. 19 line illus.
7 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-14522-8
$29.95 | 19.95

Heart of Darkness describes the

incredible saga of humankinds
quest to unravel the deepest
secrets of the universe. Over the
past thirty years, scientists have
learned that two little-understood
componentsdark matter and
dark energymake up most of the
known cosmos, explain the growth
of all cosmic structure, and hold
the key to the universes fate.
Science Essentials
June 2015. 328 pages. 16 color illus. 40 halftones.
Pa: 978-0-691-16577-6
$19.95 | 13.95
Cl: 978-0-691-13430-7
$27.95 | 19.95

Now Available in Paperback

A Concise History of Solar

and Stellar Physics
Jean-Louis & Monique Tassoul
This is a fascinating story well
told. A host of brief biographies,
portraits and figures brings the
text to life.
David Hughes, New Scientist
2014. 304 pages. 50 halftones. 30 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-16592-9
$29.95 | 19.95
Cl: 978-0-691-11711-9
$57.50 | 39.95

With a new afterword by the


Titan Unveiled

Saturns Mysterious Moon

Ralph Lorenz &
Jacqueline Mitton
An engrossing firsthand account
of one of humankinds greatest
adventures of recent years.
Fred Taylor, American Scientist
2010. 272 pages. 19 color illus. 65 halftones.
21 line illus. 2 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-14633-1
$19.95 | 13.95

One of SkyNews Best Astronomy Books

of 2013

The Milky Way

An Insiders Guide
William H. Waller
[A] thrilling story of our home
galaxy, quite the best Ive seen in
popular astronomy books.
Simon Mitton, Times Higher
2013. 352 pages. 32 color illus. 44 halftones.
49 line illus. 2 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-12224-3
$29.95 | 19.95

Finalist for the 2011 Lane Anderson Award,

Fitzhenry Family Foundation
One of Library Journals Best Sci-Tech
Books for 2011
One of Choices Outstanding Academic
Titles for 2011

With a new afterword by the


Strange New Worlds

The Search for Alien Planets and

Life beyond Our Solar System
Ray Jayawardhana
A must read for anyone who has
ever wondered about the possibility of life beyond our planet.
Myles Gough, Cosmos
2013. 272 pages. 3 halftones. 25 line illus.
4 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-15807-5
$17.95 | 12.50
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Winner of the 2013 Eugene E. Emme Award

for Astronautical Literature, American
Astronautical Society

Dreams of Other Worlds

The Amazing Story of

Unmanned Space Exploration
Chris Impey & Holly Henry
[F]rom the interior of the Sun to the
outer reaches of our Solar System
Impey and Henry are able guides.
They explain the scientific imperative of these missions in a way
that is accessible and interesting to
specialists and generalists.
John Zarnecki, Nature

Fully Revised and
Expanded Edition

Stars and Planets

The Most Complete Guide to

the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and
the Solar System
Ian Ridpath & Wil Tirion
This is your atlas to the observable
Science News
Princeton Field Guides

Honorable Mention, 2011 PROSE Award

for Excellence in Cosmology & Astronomy,
Association of American Publishers
One of Choices Outstanding Academic
Titles for 2011

How Old Is the Universe?

David A. Weintraub
A wonderfully comprehensive
Shobhit Mahajan, Times Higher
2012. 384 pages. 46 halftones. 76 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-15628-6
$22.95 | 15.95

2008. 400 pages. 300 color illus.

Pa: 978-0-691-13556-4
$19.95 | 13.95
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2013. 472 pages. 16 color illus. 68 halftones.

10 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-14753-6
$35.00 | 24.95

With a new postscript by the


Near-Earth Objects

Finding Them Before They

Find Us
Donald K. Yeomans
Near-Earth Objects is a fascinating
tour guide of the asteroids we
should worry about.
Marcus Chown, New Scientist
2012. 192 pages. 20 halftones. 19 line illus.
6 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-14929-5
$24.95 | 16.95

Winner of the 2002 Award for Best

Professional/Scholarly Book in Physics
and Astronomy, Association of American
Finalist, 2003 Aventis General Prize

With a new epilogue by the


The Extravagant Universe

Exploding Stars, Dark Energy,
and the Accelerating Cosmos
Robert P. Kirshner
An extravagant and thoroughly
enjoyable account.
Michael S. Turner, Science
Princeton Science Library
2004. 304 pages. 11 color illus. 29 halftones.
12 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-11742-3
$29.95 | 19.95

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Is Pluto a Planet?

A Historical Journey through

the Solar System
David A. Weintraub
Engaging. . . . [A] judicious, lively
account of the development of our
solar system and the evolution of
the meaning of the word planet.
Publishers Weekly
2009. 272 pages. 65 halftones. 7 line illus. 1 table.
Pa: 978-0-691-13846-6
$23.95 | 16.95

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Theory of Stellar

The Princeton Series in Astrophysics is an international monograph and

textbook series in astrophysics for researchers and students. To submit
a book proposal for consideration, please contact the publishing editor,
Ingrid Gnerlich:

An Introduction to Astrophysical
Non-equilibrium Quantitative
Spectroscopic Analysis
Introduction to Modeling
Ivan Hubeny & Dimitri Mihalas Convection in Planets
This eagerly anticipated book
is an excellent guide for anyone
interested in radiation transport in
astrophysics, as well as for those
wanting to make detailed analyses
of astrophysical spectra. Comprehensive, lucid, and stimulating,
Theory of Stellar Atmospheres is ideal
for students and scientists alike.
Bengt Gustafsson, Uppsala
Theory of Stellar Atmospheres
will become The Book in this
field, supplanting all others. Every
serious student and researcher in
astrophysics should own a copy.
James M. Stone, Princeton
This book provides an in-depth
and self-contained treatment of
the latest advances achieved in
quantitative spectroscopic analyses of the observable outer layers
of stars and similar objects. Written
by two leading researchers in the
field, it presents a comprehensive
account of both the physical foundations and numerical methods of
such analyses.
2014. 944 pages. 94 line illus. 17 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-16329-1
$89.50 | 62.00
Cl: 978-0-691-16328-4
$150.00 | 103.00

and Stars

Magnetic Field, Density

Stratification, Rotation
Gary A. Glatzmaier
I am certain that this book will
prove to be extremely useful to
students and professionals alike.
It is engagingly written, timely,
comprehensive, and perhaps
most importantly, graduated in its
approach. Gary Glatzmaier is internationally recognized as one of the
best computational scientists in
geophysics and astrophysics.
Peter L. Olson, Johns Hopkins
2013. 344 pages. 16 color illus. 19 halftones.
23 line illus. 2 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-14173-2
$65.00 | 44.95
Cl: 978-0-691-14172-5
$99.50 | 69.95

The First Galaxies in the

Abraham Loeb &
Steven R. Furlanetto
Loeb and Furlanetto have
produced a marvelous text. The
coverage is comprehensive, the
selection of figures and illustrations is very judicious, and whenever key concepts are introduced,
the authors explain them using
simplified back-of-the-envelope
derivations. The First Galaxies in the
Universe . . . will inspire young people to enter this exciting field at a
time when the pace of discovery is
heating up.
Volker Bromm, University of
Texas, Austin
2013. 568 pages. 32 color illus. 24 halftones.
152 line illus. 6 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-14492-4
$80.00 | 55.00
Cl: 978-0-691-14491-7
$130.00 | 90.00

Dynamics and Evolution of Galactic Nuclei

David Merritt
A leading expert on the dynamics of galactic
nuclei, and of stars near massive black holes,
Merritt has led many of the advances in our
understanding of these systems. His very timely
book fills a large gap in the literature of stellar
dynamics and covers all the material that is
required to embark on research in this field.
Tal Alexander, Weizmann Institute of Science
2013. 544 pages. 5 halftones. 136 line illus. 6 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-15860-0
$75.00 | 52.00
Cl: 978-0-691-12101-7
$125.00 | 85.00

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Physics of the Interstellar Stellar Spectral

and Intergalactic Medium Classification

Second Edition

Bruce T. Draine

Richard O. Gray &

Christopher J. Corbally

James Binney &

Scott Tremaine

We can confidently say that this

is not only a superb text but is
probably the most comprehensive
single-volume text currently available on the fascinating subject of
stellar spectral classification. A valuable resource for the astronomical
community, it exudes authority.
Current Engineering Practice

[A] magnificent book that will

make this fascinating subject much
more accessible. This is undoubtedly the best book from which to
learn the subject.
Donald Lynden-Bell, Physics Today

A true tour de force, providing a

definitive account of the physics
of interstellar matter. Written with
authority and insight by a master
of the subject, Bruce Draines book
will be a treasured guide for new
graduate students as well as a
comprehensive and rigorous reference for galactic and extragalactic
Eve Ostriker, University of

2009. 616 pages. 280 line illus.

Pa: 978-0-691-12511-4
$75.00 | 52.00

2011. 568 pages. 23 color illus. 158 line illus.

50 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-12214-4
$75.00 | 52.00
Cl: 978-0-691-12213-7
$140.00 | 97.00

Galactic Dynamics

2008. 904 pages. 20 color illus. 205 halftones.

Pa: 978-0-691-13027-9
$95.00 | 65.00

Galactic Astronomy
James Binney &
Michael Merrifield
This is the definitive treatment of
the phenomenology of galaxies.
1998. 850 pages. 100 halftones.
Pa: 978-0-691-02565-0
$95.00 | 65.00

Winner of the 2009 PROSE Award for

Excellence in Cosmology and Astronomy,
Association of American Publishers

High-Energy Astrophysics
Exoplanet Atmospheres
Physical Processes
Sara Seager

Exoplanet Atmospheres is a major

scholarly contribution to an exciting, scientifically important, and
rapidly expanding area of research
in astrophysics, written by one of
its intellectual leaders.
Edwin L. Turner, Princeton

Fulvio Melia
The well-written work provides
an excellent balance between
relevant graduate physics and
observational summaries of
key high-energy astrophysical
phenomena, such as pulsars, black
holes, and active galactic nuclei.
2009. 392 pages. 26 color illus. 52 halftones.
59 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-14029-2
$82.50 | 57.50

2010. 264 pages. 1 halftone. 91 line illus. 8 tables.

Pa: 978-0-691-14645-4
$55.00 | 37.95

10 princeton series in astrophysics

Plasma Physics for

Russell M. Kulsrud
Any graduate student or researcher interested in plasma physics, in
either the laboratory or in astrophysics, should consider adding
this book to their library.
D. B. Melrose, Australian Physics
2005. 488 pages. 140 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-12073-7
$85.00 | 59.00
Not for sale in South Asia

princeton series in modern observational astronomy


Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning

in Astronomy

David Spergel, Series Editor

Written by some of the worlds
leading astronomers, the Princeton
Series in Modern Observational
Astronomy addresses the needs
and interests of current and future
professional astronomers. International in scope, the series includes
cutting-edge monographs and
textbooks on topics generally
falling under the categories
of wavelength, observational
techniques and instrumentation,
and observational objects from a
multiwavelength perspective.

A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data

eljko Ivezi, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas &
Alexander Gray
In the era of data-driven science, many students
and researchers have faced a barrier to entry.
Until now, they have lacked an effective tutorial
introduction to the array of tools and code for
data mining and statistical analysis. The comprehensive overview of techniques provided in this
book, accompanied by a Python toolbox, free
readers to explore and analyze the data rather
than reinvent the wheel.
Tony Tyson, University of California, Davis
2014. 560 pages. 16 color illus. 2 halftones. 173 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-15168-7
$95.00 | 65.00

Forthcoming in the Series

Asteroseismic Techniques
and Results
Sarbani Basu & William Chaplin

Essentials of Radio Astronomy

James J. Condon &
Scott Ransom

Adaptive Optics for

Claire Max

Optical and Infrared

Steven Beckwith

Gravitational Wave
Lee Samuel Finn

Cosmic Ray Astronomy

Igor Moskalenko &
Andrew Strong

Gravitational Microlensing
David Bennett & Takahiro Sumi

X-Ray Astronomy
Steven Kahn

Forthcoming Paperback
One of Choices Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013
One of Booklist Onlines Top 10 Science & Health Books for 2013
Longlisted for the 2014 Winton Prize for Science Books, Royal Society


Inventor of the Electrical Age

W. Bernard Carlson

The gold standard for Tesla

Thomas J. Misa, Science

Superb. . . . Carlson brings to life Teslas extravagant self-promotion, as

well as his eccentricity and innate talents, revealing him as a celebrityinventor of the second industrial revolution to rival Thomas Alva Edison.
W. Patrick McCray, Nature
Carlson . . . surpasses his predecessors in showing how Tesla promoted
his inventions by creating luminous illusions of progress, prosperity, and
peace, illusions so strong that they finally unhinge their creator.
Bryce Christensen, Booklist (starred review)
May 2015. 520 pages. 75 halftones.
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astronomy & astrophysics | physics 11

100th Anniversary Edition


The Special and the General

Albert Einstein
Edited by Hanoch Gutfreund
& Jrgen Renn
This book will play a vital role
in introducing new readers to
Einstein and the many fascinating
questions surrounding his work.
Richard Staley, author of
Einsteins Generation: The Origins
of the Relativity Revolution
Published on the hundredth
anniversary of general relativity,
this handsome edition of Albert
Einsteins famous book places the
work in historical and intellectual
context while providing invaluable
insight into one of the greatest
scientific minds of all time.
May 2015. 312 pages. 14 halftones.
Cl: 978-0-691-16633-9
$26.95 | 18.95

Featuring the Original
Manuscript of Einsteins
With a foreword by John Stachel

The Road to Relativity

The History and Meaning of

Einsteins The Foundation of
General Relativity
Hanoch Gutfreund &
Jrgen Renn
This is a lovely book and an excellent way to mark the centennial
of Einsteins general relativity. The
facsimile reproduction of Einsteins
manuscript is wonderful to behold,
and Gutfreund and Renn have
done a superb job of guiding
nonspecialists through Einsteins
argument and placing the work in
a broader intellectual and historical context.
David Kaiser, author of How the
Hippies Saved Physics
May 2015. 272 pages. 100 halftones. 41 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-16253-9
$35.00 | 24.95


Wizards, Aliens, and Starships

Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Charles L. Adler
What a fun book!
Keith Cooper, Astronomy Now
Wizards, Aliens, and Starships manages to
thread the needles of both scientific literacy and
accuracy when it comes to the properties hes
exploring. Whether its conservation of mass
in shapeshifting, lighting candles at Hogwarts,
or building a planet, Adler keeps the science
accessible and the fanboys and girls happy.
Glenn Dallas, San Francisco Book Review
2014. 392 pages. 23 line illus. 9 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-14715-4
$29.95 | 19.95

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The Physicist and the


Einstein, Bergson, and the

Debate That Changed Our
Understanding of Time
Jimena Canales
Whether readers side with
Einsteins physics or Bergsons philosophy isnt the most important
thing: this book opens up new
ways of thinking about the relationship between science and the
humanities that unsettle both.
Gerald Holton, Harvard University
The Physicist and the Philosopher
reveals how scientific truth was
placed on trial in a divided century
marked by a new sense of time.
June 2015. 464 pages.
Cl: 978-0-691-16534-9

$35.00 | 24.95

One of Scientific Americans Best 2013

Books for the Physics Fan
One of Science Fridays Science Book Picks
for 2013
Winner of the 2014 Phi Beta Kappa Book
Award in Science

Einstein and the Quantum

The Quest of the Valiant Swabian

A. Douglas Stone
A fascinating book, so well written
lay people can easily understand
this. It is full of science and
Ira Flatow, Science Friday, NPR
2013. 344 pages. 18 halftones. 5 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-13968-5
$29.95 | 19.95

Read newsworthy and lively

commentary on our new blog

Winner of the 2014 Watson Davis and Helen

Miles Davis Prize, History of Science Society
Winner of the 2012 Eugene E. Emme Award
for Astronautical Literature, American
Astronautical Society

The Visioneers

How a Group of Elite Scientists

Pursued Space Colonies,
Nanotechnologies, and a
Limitless Future
W. Patrick McCray
McCray skilfully weaves a narrative between ONeill and Drexler
in what is a superb and important
Keith Cooper, Astronomy Now
2013. 368 pages. 13 halftones. 4 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-13983-8
$29.95 | 19.95

Keep Watching the Skies!

The Story of Operation
Moonwatch and the
Dawn of the Space Age
W. Patrick McCray

Patrick McCray reconstructs an

era when the world was taking its
baby steps into the space age. . . .
[A] genuine page-turner.
Owen Gingerich, Nature
2008. 328 pages. 34 halftones. 4 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-12854-2
$37.50 | 26.95

One of the Financial Times Best Books on

Science for 2011
One of the Boston Globes Best Books on
Science for 2011

Reinventing Discovery
The New Era of Networked
Michael Nielsen

[A] thought-provoking call to

arms. . . . Reinventing Discovery
will frame serious discussion and
inspire wild, disruptive ideas for
the next decade.
Chris Lintott, Nature

Steven S. Gubser
With Gubser as our guide
science starts to seem less like the
exclusive domain of the brainy,
and more like a window into the
universe that is open for everyone.
Glenn Dallas, San Francisco Book
Science Essentials
2010. 184 pages. 21 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-14289-0
$19.95 | 13.95

2014. 272 pages. 6 halftones. 8 line illus.

Pa: 978-0-691-16019-1
$19.95 | 13.95
Cl: 978-0-691-14890-8
$24.95 | 16.95

On Fact and Fraud

Cautionary Tales from the Front

Lines of Science
David Goodstein
Physicist David Goodstein asks
why some scientists are driven to
misrepresent results. His book On
Fact and Fraud uses well-known
cases to look at how science is conducted and to remind us that not all
fraudulent scientists are guilty.
Joanne Baker and Sara Abdulla,
2010. 184 pages. 22 halftones.
Cl: 978-0-691-13966-1
$26.95 | 18.95

The Little Book of String


Winner of the 2005 Best Book in the

World on French Wine, Gourmand World
Cookbook Awards
Winner of the 2004 Award for Best
Professional/Scholarly Book in Physics
and Astronomy, Association of American

Revised Edition
With a new foreword by
Herv This


The Science of Champagne

Grard Liger-Belair
Uncorked brings fresh insights
and beautiful photographsto
illuminate its sparkling subject.
Harold McGee, author of On
Food and Cooking: The Science and
Lore of the Kitchen
2013. 216 pages. 32 halftones. 23 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-15872-3
$24.95 | 16.95

physics 13

On Physics and

The Physics of Neutrinos

Bernard dEspagnat

Vernon Barger, Danny

Marfatia & Kerry Whisnant

In this valuable work, Bernard

dEspagnat brings his considerable
expertise in contemporary physics
to bear on the difficult philosophical issues arising from the current
understanding of the subatomic
Thomas Oberdan, Isis

This is a very useful book written

by notable experts in the field. It
covers all aspects of the theory,
phenomenology, experiment,
and astrophysical implications of
Paul Langacker, professor emeritus, University of Pennsylvania

2013. 520 pages. 3 line illus.

Pa: 978-0-691-15806-8
$27.95 | 19.95
Cl: 978-0-691-11964-9
$57.50 | 39.95

2012. 240 pages. 27 halftones. 51 line illus.

Cl: 978-0-691-12853-5
$99.50 | 69.95

The Ultimate Book of

Saturday Science
The Very Best Backyard
Science Experiments You
Can Do Yourself
Neil A. Downie

Neil Downie provides a series of

do-it-yourself science experiments
that stand apart from your ho-hum
Mr. Wizard-fare because, well,
they involve a few high-speed
projectiles. . . . All you need are a
few household items, some good
judgment and, possibly, a carrotproof vest.
Aaron Leitko, Washington Post
2012. 560 pages. 28 halftones. 133 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-14966-0
$29.95 | 19.95

14 physics

Particle or Wave

The Evolution of the Concept

of Matter in Modern Physics
Charis Anastopoulos
A significant contribution to the
popular literature on physics.
This book elucidates for a general
reader the concept of matter and
how this concept has evolved over
the centuries from philosophical
ideas of classical antiquity to the
abstract concepts of relativity
and quantum physics. The author
writes a good narrative.
Mark P. Silverman, Trinity College
2008. 432 pages. 6 halftones. 61 line illus.
14 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-13512-0
$42.00 | 28.95

One of Choices Outstanding Academic

Titles for 2012

The Optics of Life

A Biologists Guide to Light

in Nature
Snke Johnsen
More than a biologists guide
to light in nature, this book is a
guide for any scientist interested in
optics and the world around us.
Physics Today
2012. 360 pages. 8 color illus. 24 halftones.
90 line illus. 7 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-13991-3
$45.00 | 30.95

Phase Transitions
Ricard V. Sol
This ambitious book provides
an elegant and much-needed
synthesis to many of the ideas
that have come to define the field
of complex systems and their
applications to nature and society.
It makes an important contribution
to the field.
Luis Bettencourt, Los Alamos
National Laboratory and the Santa
Fe Institute
Primers in Complex Systems
2011. 240 pages. 6 halftones. 67 line illus.
1 table.
Pa: 978-0-691-15075-8
$35.00 | 24.95

princeton series in physics

The Princeton Series in Physics is an international monograph series in physics for researchers and students.

More is Different

Fifty Years of Condensed

Matter Physics
Edited by Nai-Phuan Ong &
Ravin Bhatt
2001. 350 pages.
Pa: 978-0-691-08866-2

$87.50 | 61.00

Revised Edition

Supersymmetry and

Principles of Physical

Surprises in Theoretical

P.J.E. Peebles

Rudolf Peierls

1993. 736 pages.

Pa: 978-0-691-01933-8

$82.50 | 57.50

1979. 176 pages.

Pa: 978-0-691-08242-4

$57.50 | 39.95

Also by Rudolf Peierls

Also by P.J.E. Peebles

Large-Scale Structure of
the Universe

More Surprises in
Theoretical Physics

1980. 440 pages.

Pa: 978-0-691-08240-0

1991. 126 pages.

Pa: 978-0-691-02522-3

$82.50 | 57.50

$57.50 | 39.95

Julius Wess & Jonathan Bagger

1992. 260 pages.
Pa: 978-0-691-02530-8

$75.00 | 52.00

condensed matter


Topological Insulators
and Topological
B. Andrei Bernevig
With Taylor L. Hughes
See page 5 for details.

Condensed Matter in
a Nutshell
Gerald D. Mahan
See page 2 for details.

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Second Edition


Wave Propagation

Photonic Crystals

Molding the Flow of Light

John D. Joannopoulos,
Steven G. Johnson, Joshua N.
Winn & Robert D. Meade
This book is destined to become
the classic textbook in the area. It
gathers together the fundamental
concepts and tools relevant to
photonic crystals and presents
them with exceptional clarity. I
genuinely enjoyed reading it.
Maryanne Large, University of

From Electrons to Photonic

Crystals and Left-Handed
Peter Marko &
Costas M. Soukoulis
In this excellent volume, physicists
Marko and Soukoulis treat a wide
range of physical phenomena with
a single unifying mathematical
matrix method.
2008. 368 pages. 75 line illus. 25 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-13003-3
$97.50 | 68.00

2008. 304 pages. 94 color illus. 1 halftone.

5 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-12456-8
$97.50 | 68.00

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Principles of Laser
Spectroscopy and
Quantum Optics
Paul R. Berman &
Vladimir S. Malinovsky
This book is special in that
it covers certain topics from
several viewpoints. Many are
presented, compared, discussed,
and described in terms of their
similarities and differences. I think
this is beautifully done! The writing
is clear, precise, and concise, and
the well-done citations to other
parts of the text lead the reader
along logical paths to a significant
Harold Metcalf, State University
of New York, Stony Brook
2011. 544 pages. 96 line illus. 5 tables.
Cl: 978-0-691-14056-8
$99.95 | 69.95


The Everett Interpretation Revised Edition

of Quantum Mechanics
Sneaking a Look at Gods
Collected Works 19551980
with Commentary
Edited by Jeffrey A. Barrett &
Peter Byrne

[T]he book is a mandatory read

for anyone interested in the history
of the philosophy of quantum mechanics. The editors have skillfully
grouped the material according
to both chronological order and
topical concern, and have added a
fair amount of useful annotation,
assisting the reader without being
overly intrusive. . . . The book is also
a fascinating and rewarding read.
Tilman Sauer, British Journal for
the History of Science

Unraveling the Mysteries of

Quantum Mechanics
GianCarlo Ghirardi
Translated by Gerald Malsbary
From the earliest days of the theory, confusion about its interpretation engendered a continuing
series of debates. . . . Ghirardis book
provides a careful, evenhanded
and well thought-out introduction
to this timely topic.
Peter Woit, American Scientist
2007. 512 pages. 3 halftones. 135 line illus.
12 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-13037-8
$35.00 | 24.95

2012. 408 pages. 44 halftones.

Cl: 978-0-691-14507-5
$78.50 | 55.00

princeton landmarks in mathematics and physics

Quantum Mechanics
in a Nutshell

General Theory of Relativity

Gerald D. Mahan

P.A.M. Dirac

See page 2 for details.

[A]n elegant, well-organized introduction to

the basic mathematics and physics of curved
R. Corby Hovis, Physics Today

Second Edition

Physics Notes

Quantum Field Theory

in a Nutshell

1996. 69 pages.
Pa: 978-0-691-01146-2

A. Zee
See page 1 for details.

$28.95 | 19.95

Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

John von Neumann
[I]ndispensable to those who desire a rigorous presentation of the
foundations of the subject.
A. F. Stevenson, Quarterly of Applied Mathematics
1996. 472 pages.
Pa: 978-0-691-02893-4

16 quantum physics

$99.95 | 69.95

New Paperback

The Irrationals

A Story of the Numbers You

Cant Count On
Julian Havil
The insides of this book are as
clever and compelling as the
subtitle on the cover.
Anna Kuchment, Scientific
The Irrationals is a true mathematicians and historians delight.
Robert Schaefer, New York
Journal of Books
From its lively introduction
straight through to a rousing
finish this is a book which can
be browsed for its collection of
interesting facts or studied carefully by anyone with an interest in
numbers and their history. . . . This
is a wonderful book.
Richard Wilders, MAA Reviews

Engineering Dynamics

A Comprehensive Introduction
N. Jeremy Kasdin &
Derek A. Paley
Engineering Dynamics is an
outstanding book that presents
an invigorating perspective
on one of the most important
topics in engineering, proving that,
although dynamics is difficult, it is
nevertheless extremely important,
and, with the right support, one
can see that it is also beautiful.
Corina Sandu, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics

Read newsworthy and lively

commentary on our new blog

Daniel L. Stein &

Charles M. Newman
[A]n excellent introduction to the
field of spin glasses and the many
ramifications of spin glass theory
outside of condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics.
Jonathan Machta, Journal of
Statistical Physics
Primers in Complex Systems
2013. 336 pages. 5 halftones. 48 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-14733-8
$39.95 | 27.95

2011. 688 pages. 328 line illus. 4 tables.

Cl: 978-0-691-13537-3
$99.50 | 69.95

2014. 312 pages. 100 line illus.

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$18.95 | 12.95
Cl: 978-0-691-14342-2
$29.95 | 19.95

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Spin Glasses and


The Universe in Zero


One of Choices Outstanding Academic

Titles for 2013
Shortlisted for the 2013 Neumann Book
Prize, British Society for the History of

Heavenly Mathematics

The Story of Mathematics as

Told through Equations
Dana Mackenzie

The Forgotten Art of Spherical

Glen Van Brummelen

Quietly learned and beautifully

illustrated, Mackenzies book is a
celebration of the succinct and the
singular in human expression.

This book is an excellent survey of

spherical trigonometry, discussing
and explaining many historic and
modern applications in detail and
giving full proofs for all theorems.
Martin Funk, Mathematical

2013. 224 pages. 26 color illus. 17 halftones.

12 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-16016-0
$19.95 | 13.95
Cl: 978-0-691-15282-0
$27.95 | 19.95
Not for sale in Australia

2013. 216 pages. 11 color plates. 30 halftones.

93 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-14892-2
$35.00 | 24.95

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Science Essentials is a new series that brings cutting-edge science to general readers, explaining the critical advances that are changing our world.
In each volume, a prominent scientistchosen by an advisory board
of the National Academy of Sciencesconveys in clear language the
fundamental knowledge underlying an important and rapidly changing
scientific field.


New Paperback

Lifes Engines

Honorable Mention, 2008 PROSE Award

for Excellence in Chemistry and Physics,
Association of American Publishers

How Microbes Made Earth

Paul G. Falkowski
In this brilliant book, Falkowski
explores the hidden world of
microbes from the intertwined
perspectives of a researcher deeply
versed in both Earth and life sciences, taking us on an epic journey
from the origins of life to the birth
of our own species. Lifes Engines is
an engaging, revelatory read.
Robert M. Hazen, author of The
Story of Earth

The Mystery of the

Missing Antimatter

Forthcoming Paperback

Heart of Darkness

Unraveling the Mysteries of the

Invisible Universe
Jeremiah P. Ostriker &
Simon Mitton
See page 7 for details.


A Four Billion Year History

Donald E. Canfield

A remarkable book which provides

one of the most satisfying tours of
particle physics I have ever read.
Marcus Chown, BBC Focus

Concise and easily read, Oxygen

provides an ideal starting block
for those interested in learning
about Earths O2 history and, more
broadly, the function and history
of biogeochemical cycles.
Woodward W. Fischer, Science

2014. 312 pages. 12 halftones.

Pa: 978-0-691-16393-2
$19.95 | 13.95
Cl: 978-0-691-13309-6
$29.95 | 19.95

2014. 224 pages. 8 color illus. 20 halftones.

35 line illus.
Cl: 978-0-691-14502-0
$27.95 | 19.95

Helen R. Quinn & Yossi Nir

May 2015. 256 pages. 50 line illus.

Cl: 978-0-691-15537-1
$29.95 | 19.95

With a new afterword by the

Forthcoming Paperback

How to Find a Habitable


Featured in the New York Times Magazines

9th Annual Year in Ideas

James Kasting

The Medea Hypothesis

[A] readable guide to the many

things we have just begun to
understand about a solar system.
Tim Radford, Guardian

Is Life on Earth Ultimately

Peter Ward

[Ward] hopes not only to shake

the philosophical underpinnings
of environmentalism, but to
reshape our understanding of our
relationship with nature, and of
lifes ultimate sustainability on this
planet and beyond.

The Cosmic Cocktail

2012. 352 pages. 16 color illus. 57 halftones.

15 line illus. 4 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-15627-9
$22.95 | 15.95

See page 6 for details.

The Little Book of String


Three Parts Dark Matter
Katherine Freese

Drake Bennett, Boston Globe

March 2015. 208 pages. 11 line illus. 2 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-16580-6
$17.95 | 12.50
Cl: 978-0-691-13075-0
$24.95 | 16.95

18 science essentials

Steven S. Gubser
See page 13 for details.

Princeton Primers in Climate is a new series of short, authoritative books

that explain the state of the art in climatescience research. Written
specifically for students, researchers, and scientifically minded general
readers looking for succinct and readable books on this frequently
misunderstood subject, these primers reveal the physical workings of
the global climate system with unmatched accessibility and detail.


The Suns Influence

on Climate

Michael L. Bender
The author has succeeded

Joanna D. Haigh & Peter Cargill admirably in producing a clear,

The Earths climate system
depends entirely on the Sun for its
energy. Solar radiation warms the
atmosphere and is fundamental to
atmospheric composition, while
the distribution of solar heating
across the planet produces global
wind patterns and contributes to
the formation of clouds, storms,
and rainfall. The Suns Influence on
Climate provides an unparalleled
introduction to this vitally important relationship.
July 2015. 208 pages. 6 halftones. 43 line illus.
2 tables.
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Planetary Climates
Andrew P. Ingersoll
Andrew Ingersoll has made many
important contributions to planetary science through his career,
and in Planetary Climates he wields
his immense expertise to really get
across the weirdness of weather
systems on other worlds.
Lewis Dartnell, BBC Sky at Night
2013. 288 pages. 21 halftones. 15 line illus.
4 tables.
Pa: 978-0-691-14505-1
$27.95 | 19.95
Cl: 978-0-691-14504-4
$75.00 | 52.00

concise, yet detailed summary of

a very important topic. . . . Highly
William R. Green, Leading Edge
2013. 320 pages. 5 halftones. 40 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-14555-6
$27.95 | 19.95
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$80.00 | 55.00

Climate and Ecosystems

David Schimel
Schimel has been studying the climate-ecosystem interface for more
than 30 years, and the books level of
authority reflects his expertise.
2013. 240 pages. 19 line illus.
Pa: 978-0-691-15196-0
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