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- Elsevier Science 2003; US$ 94.95
Modern Cosmology begins with an introduction to the smooth, homogeneous universe described by a Friedman-Robertson-Walker metric, including careful treatments of dark energy, big bang nucleosynthesis, recombination, and dark matter. From this starting point, the reader is introduced to perturbations about an FRW universe: their evolution with the... more...
- Springer London 2007; US$ 32.95
This book looks at answers to the biggest questions in astronomy ? the questions of how the planets, stars, galaxies and the universe were formed. The book will be easily understood by anyone with an amateur astronomer?s level of understanding of the subject. 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...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 232.00
Johanna Erdmenger is a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Physics, Munich, Germany. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge, England, in 1996 and spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) from 1999-2001. She has written over 40 publications in the areas of string theory... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 19.95
Based on the Gifford Lectures which Whitehead delivered at the University of Edinburgh in 1927-8. Process and Reality presents a system of speculative philosophy which is based on a categorical scheme of investigation designed to explain how concrete aspects of human experience can provide a foundation for our understanding of reality. It also investigates... 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...
- 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...