Books

The collection of Paul Davies’ published books, book chapters, and books edited. Click the drop down menu to select a category.

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What's Eating the Universe?

and Other Cosmic Questions

Aug 2021

In the constellation of Eridanus lurks a cosmic mystery. It appears as if something has taken a huge bite out of the universe, leaving a super-void. What is the culprit? A supermassive black hole? Another, bigger universe? Or an expanding vacuum bubble, destined to envelop and annihilate everything in existence?

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The Demon in the Machine

How Hidden Webs of Information are Solving the Mystery of Life

Oct 2019

When Darwin explained evolution he made no attempt to answer the deeper question: what is life? Huge advances in biology over the past decades have served only to deepen the mystery.

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The Eerie Silence

Are we alone in the universe?

Jan 2010

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The Goldilocks Enigma

Why is the Universe just Right for Life?

Apr 2006

For thousands of years, human beings have gazed in wonder at the world about them and asked the big questions: How did the universe come to exist? What is it made of? Where do human beings fit in? Is there some sort of meaning behind the great cosmic scheme of things? In my latest book, I have a stab at answering all of them!

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How to Build a Time Machine

Mar 2003

Time travel makes great science fiction, but can it really be done? Well,... maybe.

If it can, this book will tell you how, in four easy stages. Read about black holes, wormholes and time warps, and the wacky world of time travel paradoxes.

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The Fifth Miracle

The search for the origin of life

Mar 1999
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More Big Questions

Paul Davies in Conversation with Phillip Adams

Jan 1998
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Are We Alone?

The philosophical basis of the search for extraterrestrial life

Jun 1996
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About time

Einstein's unfinished revolution

Apr 1996

In About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution Paul Davies confronts the puzzles and paradoxes of time that have bemused the world's greatest thinkers throughout the ages.

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Quantum Mechanics, second edition

with D. Betts

Jun 1994
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The Last Three Minutes

Conjectures About The Ultimate Fate Of The Universe

Mar 1994
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The Mind of God

The Scientific Basis for a Rational World

Mar 1993
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The Matter Myth

Dramatic Discoveries that Challenge Our Understanding of Physical Reality

Jan 1991
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Fireball

Feb 1989
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Cosmic Blueprint

New Discoveries In Natures Ability To Order Universe

Feb 1988
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God and the New Physics

Oct 1984

How did the universe begin and how will it end? What is matter? What is mind, and can it survive death? What are time and space, and how do they relate to ideas about God? Is the order of the universe the result of accident or design?

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Superforce

The Search for a Grand Unified Theory of Nature

Jan 1984
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The Edge of Infinity

with J.M. Dent

Mar 1982
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Quantum Fields in Curved Space

with N.D. Birrell

Jan 1982
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Other Worlds

A Portrait of Nature in Rebellion, Space, Superspace, and the Quantum Universe

Jan 1980
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The Forces of Nature

Aug 1979
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The Runaway Universe

Jan 1978