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- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99
What is the nature of the material world? How does it work? What is the universe and how was it formed? What is life? Where do we come from and how did we evolve? How and why do we think? What does it mean to be human? How do we know?There are many different versions of our creation story. This book tells the version according to modern science. It... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 123.95
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
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...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 43.25
Es gilt als gesichert, daß die aus der Antike überlieferten Auffassungen vom richtigen und schönen literarischen Übersetzen an der Wende zum 19. Jahrhundert von Grund auf in Frage gestellt wurden und so Platz für neue entstand. Dieser epochale Wandel wird hier erstmals aus internationaler Sicht untersucht. Erkennbar werden Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede... more...
- 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 International Publishing 2014; US$ 34.99
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$ 54.99
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$ 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...