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Cosmology; Popular works

  • Turn Right At Orionby Mitchell Begelman

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 17.00

    "Turn Right at Orion is the account of an epic astronomical journey, discovered sixty million years in Earth's future-the product of one man's amazing, revelatory, and occasionally perilous space odys" more...

  • Surviving 1,000 Centuriesby Roger Maurice Bonnet; Lodewyk Woltjer

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.95

    Offers a quantitative view of our civilization over the next 100,000 years, in comparison to the 40-60,000 years it took for modern humans to emerge from Africa, on the basis of contemporary scientific and technological knowledge. This book highlights the importance of long term monitoring and control of the atmospheric composition. more...

  • The Cosmic Keyholeby Will Gater

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    In the last thirty years humans have probed the Universe, explored the Solar System and visited with spacecraft some of the most incredible places humans have ever laid eyes upon. We have expanded our knowledge slowly and surely, but still now only see a glimpse of the bigger picture. "The Cosmic Keyhole" explores the big discoveries of recent... more...

  • The Fabric of the Cosmosby Brian Greene

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    From Brian Greene, one of the world?s leading physicists and author the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe , comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely different way. Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why... more...

  • The Manga Guide to the Universeby Kenji Ishikawa; Kiyoshi Kawabata; Yutaka Hiiragi

    No Starch Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Manga Guide to the Universe explains how our solar system works; how we calculate distance in space; the Big Bang Theory; and theories about the Universe's evolution and cosmic expansion. Readers explore the Milky Way, faraway galaxies, supernovas, quasars, and black holes, as well as the history of space exploration, including the Moon landing,... more...

  • Parting the Cosmic Veilby Kenneth R. Lang

    Springer 2007; US$ 44.95

    Describing our awareness of a vast Universe, this book talks about the story of expanding horizons and the discovery of invisible worlds, made possible with technology and telescopes. It presents the Cosmic Veil within universal themes, such as invisibility, motion, content, form, impermanence, violence and emptiness, beginnings and ends. more...

  • Calibrating the Cosmosby Frank Levin

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2007; US$ 39.95

    Explains in non-mathematical language the measurements and the interpretation of the resulting data that have led to the understanding of the origin, evolution and properties of our expanding Big Bang universe. This book includes the results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) and the results of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Theories of the Universeby Gary F. Moring

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 19.95

    You?re no idiot, of course. You know Heisenburg?s uncertainty principle has nothing to do with where you put your car keys. But modern cosmology is relatively complicated. The mystery of the universe definitely isn?t one we can flip to the end to see whodunit. That hasn?t stopped physicists, astronomers, and philosophers from searching for clues!... more...

  • The Universeby Richard Osborne

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 8.74

    Where did the Universe come from? The single biggest and most difficult question that there is. From early religions through Greek Philosophy and Western Science man has attempted to discover the meaning of our place in the Universe. In the last twenty years these debates have been cast in a new light by amazing discoveries, big bang theory and... more...

  • The Universeby Richard Osborne

    Oldcastle Books 2007; US$ 13.99

    Where did the Universe come from? The single biggest and most difficult question that there is. From early religions through Greek Philosophy and Western Science, man has always attempted to discover the meaning of our place in the Universe. In the last twenty years these debates have all been stood on their head by amazing discoveries, big bang... more...