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  • Foundations of Modern Cosmologyby John F. Hawley; Katherine A. Holcomb

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 119.99

    Recent discoveries in astronomy have revolutionized the field of cosmology. While many long-standing questions in cosmology have now been answered, the new data pose new mysteries such as the nature of the "dark energy" that dominates the universe. This second edition provides an accessible and thorough text on the physics of cosmology and... more...

  • Cosmogenesisby David Layzer

    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...

  • Planets and their atmospheresby Lewis

    Elsevier Science 1984; US$ 72.95

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  • String Cosmologyby Johanna Erdmenger

    Wiley 2009; US$ 232.00

    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...

  • Process and Realityby Alfred North Whitehead

    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...

  • Cosmic Odysseyby Jean Heidmann

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    The immensity of the cosmos, the richness of the Universe, the limits of space and time: these are the themes of Cosmic Odyssey. more...

  • Astronomy and Civilization in the New Enlightenmentby Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka; Attila Grandpierre

    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...

  • Between Copernicus and Galileoby James M. Lattis

    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...

  • Change and Continuity in Early Modern Cosmologyby Patrick Bonner

    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...

  • The Illustrated A Brief History of Timeby Stephen Hawking

    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...