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Author: livio, mario

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Why?: What Makes Us Curious
Livio, Mario
Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio investigates perhaps the most human of all our characteristics—curiosity—as he explores our innate desire to kno... (more)

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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
Livio, Mario
Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this “scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book” (Martin Rees, author of From Here to Infi... (more)

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Massive Stars: From Pop III and GRBs to the Milky Way
Livio, Mario & Eva Villaver, eds.
This collection of papers from the Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium on massive stars addresses the many aspects of astrophysics in which th... (more)

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Decade of Extrasolar Planets around Normal Stars
Livio, Mario, et al.
Humans have long thought that planetary systems similar to our own should exist around stars other than the Sun, yet the search for planets outside ou... (more)

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Local Group as an Astrophysical Laboratory
Livio, Mario & Thomas M. Brown, eds.
The Local Group of galaxies consists of the Milky Way and all of its neighbors. The proximity of these galaxies allows for detailed studies of the pr... (more)

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Planets to Cosmology: Essential Science in the Final Years of the Hubble Space Telescope
Livio, Mario, ed.
Reviewing some of the most important open questions in astronomy today, world experts examine how the HST can uniquely contribute to astronomical obse... (more)

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Astrophysics of Life
Livio, Mario, et al., eds.
This volume, based on a meeting held at the Space Telescope Science Institute, lays the astrophysical groundwork for locating habitable places in the... (more)

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Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
Livio, Mario
Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. I... (more)

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