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- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 12.99
It is one of the most disturbing aspects of our universe: only four per cent of it consists of the matter that makes up every star, planet, and every book. The rest is completely unknown. Acclaimed science writer Richard Panek tells the story of the handful of scientists who have spent the past few decades on a quest to unlock the secrets of “dark... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 112.00
This volume tells of the quest for cosmology as seen by some of the finest cosmologists in the world. It starts with Galaxy Formation from Start to Finish and ends with The First Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe, exploring in between the grand themes of galaxies, the early universe, expansion of the universe, dark matter... more...
- Free Press 2011; US$ 11.79
The Big Bang is all but dead, and we do not yet know what will replace it. Our universe?s ?beginning? is at an end. What does this have to do with us here on Earth? Our lives are about to be dramatically shaken again?as altered as they were with the invention of the clock, the steam engine, the railroad, the radio and the Internet. In The End... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 12.99
From Stonehenge to beyond the Big Bang, an exhilarating scientific exploration of how we make time Time is the grandest conception of the universe that we humans have been able to imagine – and its most intimate, the very frame of human life. In About Time, astrophysicist and award-winning writer Adam Frank tells the scientific story of this wonderful... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 200.95
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...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 100.00
In a brilliant flash about fourteen billion years ago, time and matter were born in a single instant of creation. An immensely hot and dense universe began its rapid expansion everywhere, creating space where there was no space and time where there was no time. 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 2010; US$ 179.00
This volume represents the first which interfaces with astronomy as the fulcrum of the sciences. It gives full expression to the human passion for the skies. Advancing human civilization has unfolded and matured this passion into the comprehensive science of astronomy. Advancing science's quest for the first principles of existence meets the ontopoietic... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2001; US$ 9.99
The story of matter and the history of the cosmos from the perspective of a single oxygen atom, told with the insight and wit of one of the most dynamic physicists and writers working today. Through this astonishing work, he manages to stoke wonder at the powers and unlikely events that conspired to create our solar system, our ecosystem, and us. more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 41.21
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...