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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 29.95
Terms such as 'expanding Universe', 'big bang', and 'initial singularity', are nowadays part of our common language. The idea that the Universe we observe today originated from an enormous explosion (big bang) is now well known and widely accepted, at all levels, in modern popular culture. But what happens to the Universe before... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 25.45
World-renowned physicist Neil Turok delivers this year's Massey Lectures - a visionary look at the way the human mind can shape the future. A groundbreaking book about the future of science - and the directions in which it will take us and our world. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 59.00
This new book is a thorough but short review of the history and present status of ideas in cosmology. It is aimed at a broad audience, but will contain a few equations where needed to make the argument exact. The coverage of cosmological ideas will focus mainly on the period from the early 1900s when Einstein formulated relativity and when his colleague... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 15.19
This brilliantly inventive fantasy epic by the award-winning author of Watership Down immerses the reader in a medieval world complete with created languages, detailed maps and elaborate traditions and rituals. Centring on the long-awaited reincarnation of a giant bear among the half-barbaric Orelgan people, Shardik's appearance sets off a violent... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 199.00
Proceedings from the 2012 Fourth International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology, focusing on accelerated cosmic expansion This volume provides both an update and a review of the state of alternative theories of gravity in connection with the accelerated expansion of the universe issue. Different theoretical proposals exist to explain the acceleration... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 129.00
This book explores advanced Bayesian statistical methods for extracting key information for cosmological model selection, parameter inference and forecasting from astrophysical observations, in particular dark energy from observations of supernovae type Ia. 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 Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 149.00
Some of the brightest minds currently working in the field of cosmology discuss the two most important questions about time: What is it? and, If time can be seen as a kind of ?arrow?, then why do the cosmic and thermodynamic ?arrows? of time agree? more...