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- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61
Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before. Smolin posits that a process of self organization like that of biological evolution shapes the universe, as it develops and eventually reproduces through black holes, each of which may result in a new big bang... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 239.00 US$ 207.13
This relatively new field applies equations from string theory to solve the questions of early cosmology, since the standard picture of our universe emerging from a 'big bang' leaves many fundamental issues unanswered. String theory, on the other hand, postulates that fundamental ingredients of nature are not zero-dimensional point particles but tiny... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 19.95
One of the major philosophical texts of the 20th century, Process and Reality is based on Alfred North Whitehead?s influential lectures that he delivered at the University of Edinburgh in the 1920s on process philosophy. Whitehead?s master work in philsophy, Process and Reality propounds a system of speculative philosophy, known as process philosophy,... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 209.00
This volume presents astronomy as the fulcrum of the sciences, giving full expression to the human passion for the skies. It illustrates how the interplay between human beings and the celestial realm has informed civilizational trends. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 41.00
Between Copernicus and Galileo is the story of Christoph Clavius, the Jesuit astronomer and teacher whose work helped set the standards by which Galileo's famous claims appeared so radical, and whose teachings guided the intellectual and scientific agenda of the Church in the central years of the Scientific Revolution. Though relatively unknown... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 159.00
Seen as a flash point of the Scientific Revolution, early modern astronomy witnessed an explosion of views about the function and structure of the world. This study explores these theories in a wide variety of settings, and challenges our view of modern science as the straightforward successor of Aristotelian natural philosophy. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 40.00
In the years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History Of Time has established itself as a landmark volume in scientific writing. It has become an international publishing phenomenon, translated into forty languages and selling over nine million copies. The book was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the nature... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking?s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin?and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending?or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What... more...