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- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 23.99
Jim Baggott sets out the scientific story of creation - 13.8 billion years from the Big Bang to human consciousness, via the origins of the space and time, mass and light, stars, the habitable earth, and life itself. From astrophysics to biology, the whole inspiring picture is here. more...
- CRC Press 2015; US$ 220.00
This book is a comprehensive survey of the current state of knowledge about the dynamics and gravitational properties of cosmic strings treated in the idealized classical approximation as line singularities described by the Nambu-Goto action. The author's purpose is to provide a standard reference to all work that has been published since the mid-1970s... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50 US$ 42.90
An Introduction to Modern Cosmology Third Edition is an accessible account of modern cosmological ideas. The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion of the Universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of light elements in the universe. Properties... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 70.00 US$ 60.67
The Fourth Edition of Introduction to Cosmology provides a concise, authoritative study of cosmology at an introductory level. Starting from elementary principles and the early history of cosmology, the text carefully guides the student on to curved spacetimes, special and general relativity, gravitational lensing, the thermal history of the Universe,... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 37.46
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...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 21.95 US$ 19.02
Selbst gemacht ist halb kapiert - Vom Urknall zum Gummib?rchen Irgendwann vor rund 14 Milliarden Jahren fiel der Startschuss f?r unser Universum: der Big Bang. Das ist erstens unvorstellbar lange her und zweitens: Woher wissen Forscher, dass es einen Urknall ?berhaupt gegeben hat? F?r Roland Full sind Astrophysiker die Kripo im Tatort Universum. Sie... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 32.11
This highly accessible book takes readers on a journey from the beginning of time to the end of the universe to uncover our origins and reveal our destiny. It presents surprising, fascinating answers to the big questions of physics, biology and neuroscience. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 46.03
The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery of cosmic acceleration due to dark energy, a discovery that is all the more perplexing as nobody knows what dark energy actually is. We put the modern concept of cosmological vacuum energy into historical context and show how it grew out of disparate roots in quantum mechanics (zero-point... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 46.03
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...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 206.95 US$ 179.36
Examines the intersection of quantum information and chemical physics The Advances in Chemical Physics series is dedicated to reviewing new and emerging topics as well as the latest developments in traditional areas of study in the field of chemical physics. Each volume features detailed comprehensive analyses coupled with individual points of... more...