In a previous post, I mentioned that I like to research the facts that underlay the fiction and science-fiction in The Know series. For those fellow geeks that may be interested, I’ve provided a bibliography of the books that pertain to the first book in the series, Preservation. I’ve organized it into three main categories: Physics, Archaeology, and Biology.

These are only the books physically on my bookshelf. Perhaps at a later date I’ll try to prepare the much lengthier bibliography of online articles and technical reports that I’ve read while researching various topics.


Barrow, John. The Book of Nothing: Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas about the Origins of the Universe. New York: Pantheon Books, 2000.

Brooks, Larry. Story Physics: Harnessing the Underlying Forces of Storytelling. Cincinnati: Writer’s Digest Books, 2013.

Close, Frank. Nothing: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Deutsch, Sid. Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: The Abandonment of the Ether. New York: iUniverse Inc., 2006.

Einstein, Albert. Relativity: The Special and the General Theory. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1961.

Feynman, Richard. QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006.

Isaacson, Walter. Einstein: His Life and Universe. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007.

Kostro, Ludwik. Einstein and the Ether. Montreal: Apeiron, 2000.

Kumar, Manjit. Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2011.

Levy, Josephy. From Galileo to Lorentz…and Beyond: Principles of a Fundamental Theory of Space and Time. Montreal: Apeiron, 2003.

Mermin, David. It’s About Time: Understanding Einstein’s Relativity. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Ottersbach, John. Micro Black Holes at the LHC: Studies of the Democratic Black Hole Decay with the ATLAS Detector. Saarbrucken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG, 2010.

Selleri, Franco. Open Questions in Relativistic Physics. Montreal: Apeiron, 1998.

Thorne, Kip. Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.

Wilczek, Frank. The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces. New York: Basic Books, 2008.

Archeology-Hominid Development-Paleontology

Bandelt, Hans-Jurgen, and Vincent Macaulay, and Martin Richards. Human Mintochondrial DNA and the Evolution of Homo Sapiens. Berlin: Springer, 2006.

Butzer, Karl. Environment and Archeology: An Introduction to Pleistocene Geography. Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1964.

Cavalli-Sforza, Luigi. Genes, People, and Languages. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.

Fagan, Brian. The Long Summer: How Climate Change Civilization. New York: Basic Books, 2004.

Fagan, Brian. World Prehistory: A Brief Introduction. Upper Saddle River, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.

Gibbons, Ann. The First Human: The Rae to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors. New York: Anchor Books, 2007.

Imbrie, John and Katherine Imbrie. Ices Ages: Solving the Mystery. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1979.

Macdougall Doug. Frozen Earth: The Once and Future Story of Ice Ages. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Stone, Linda and Paul Lurquin and L. Cavalli-Sforza. Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution: A Synthesis. Victoria: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

Sykes, Bryan. The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science that Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2001.

Wells, Spencer. Deep Ancestry: Inside the Ancestry Genographic Project. Washington: National Geographic Society, 2007.

Wells, Spencer. The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey. New York: Random House Trade Paperback, 2003.


Bailey, James, and David Ollis. Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1977.

Berdanier, Carolyn. Mitochondria in Health and Disease. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2005.

Blau, Menad and Marinus Duran, Milan Blaskovics, and K. Gibson. Physcians Guide to the Laboratory Diagnosis of Metabolic Diseases. New York: Springer, 2005.

Epstein, Richard. Human Moelcular Biology: An Introduction to the Molecular Basis of Health and Disease. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Fennell, Patricia. Managing Chronic Illness: Use the Four-Phase Treatment Approach. Hoboken:, John Wiley & Sons, 2003.

Tselis, Alex and Hal Jensen. Epstein –Barr Virus. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2006.