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- 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...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; Not Available
Wolfgang Frühwald: Germanist, Literaturwissenschaftler, Univ Bonn bis 2007 Präsident der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Mitglied des Wissenschaftsrates, 1994 bis 1998 Mitglied des Rates für Forschung, Technologie und Innovation beim Bundeskanzler. Präsident der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (1992 - 1997 Siegfried Großmann: Physiker, Nichtlineare... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 23.99
Do a little armchair time-travel, rub elbows with a four-dimensional intelligent life form, or stretch your mind to the furthest corner of an uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, Surfing Through Hyperspace , you need not be a mathematician or an astrophysicist to explore the all-but-unfathomable concepts of hyperspace and higher-dimensional... more...
- Springer New York 2011; Not Available
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...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 31.99
In this enthralling and illuminating book, Eric Chaisson, author of the classic work Cosmic Dawn , synthesizes current scientific thinking regarding the origin and evolution of the universe. How did everything around us-the air, the land, the sea, and the stars-come to be? What is the source of order, form, and structure characterizing all material... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; Not Available
This book demonstrates for the first time, using state-of-the-art computer simulations, that the interpretation of future galaxy survey measurements is far more subtle than assumed, and that a major revision to our models of these effects is urgently needed. more...
- Springer Milan 2012; US$ 29.95
This compelling book shows how life derives from the Big Bang through the formation of matter and energy. The author explains how 40,000 tons of extraterrestrial matter raining down on Earth each year delivers the bricks of life from the Universe. more...