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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99
From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology—with a twist. The book?s lexicon is limited to the thousand most common words in the English language, excluding physics... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 14.99
How old is the universe? How far away are the galaxies and how fast are they travelling away from us? What is dark matter and why do astronomers think it pervades the universe? How heavy is the vacuum? How do galaxies form?Michael Rowan-Robinson answers these and many more questions in a highly original and intriguing way. He encapsulates our current... more...
- 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...
- 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...