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- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 39.99
As our closest stellar companion and composed of two Sun-like stars and a third small dwarf star, Alpha Centauri is an ideal testing ground of astrophysical models and has played a central role in the history and development of modern astronomy?from the first guesses at stellar distances to understanding how our own star, the Sun, might have evolved.... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 179.00
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...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 69.99
In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions: Does our universe have a beginning and an end or is it cyclic? Are we alone in the universe? What is the role of intelligent life, if any, in cosmic evolution? Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 38.00
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...
- Springer New York 2013; US$ 39.99
This book tells the story of our quest to understand how galaxies and stars first came into existence. It details the latest observational findings on the search for the first stars and galaxies, and explains the goals of next-generation telescopes. more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 79.99
Progress in precision cosmology has complicated our view of the universe, which now features anomalies such as ?dark energy? and the sheer improbability of the preconditions for the Big Bang. This book explores the subject in the context of quantum gravity. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 20.99
Eminent Harvard astrophysicist David Layzer offers readers a unified theory of natural order and its origins, from the permanence, stability, and orderliness of sub-atomic particles to the evolution of the human mind. Cosmogenesis provides the first extended account of a controversial theory that connects quantum mechanics with the second law of thermodynamics,... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 1997; US$ 22.00
This book deals with special relativity theory and its application to cosmology. It presents Einstein's theory of space and time in detail, and describes the large scale structure of space, time and velocity as a new cosmological special relativity. A cosmological Lorentz-like transformation, which relates events at different cosmic times, is... more...