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  • Originsby Steve Eales

    Springer London 2007; US$ 32.95

    This book looks at answers to the biggest questions in astronomy ? the questions of how the planets, stars, galaxies and the universe were formed. The book will be easily understood by anyone with an amateur astronomer?s level of understanding of the subject. more...

  • Inflationary Cosmologyby Martin Lemoine; Jérôme Martin; Patrick Peter

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 78.61

    Some 25 years after the birth of inflationary cosmology this volume sets out to provide a both authoritative and pedagogical introduction and review of the state of the field. Cosmic inflation corresponds to an episode of accelerated expansion of the very early universe and solves nicely a collection of puzzles that had plagued standard cosmology... more...

  • Parting the Cosmic Veilby Kenneth Lang

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 33.28

    This book describes our gradual awareness of a vast, previously concealed Universe. It is a story of expanding horizons and the discovery of invisible worlds. The book includes line drawings, and the perceptions of artists, poets and writers. more...

  • The Music of the Big Bangby Amedeo Balbi

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 29.95

    The cosmic microwave background radiation is the afterglow of the big bang: a tenuous signal, more than 13 billion years old, which carries the answers to many of the questions about the nature of our Universe. It was serendipitously discovered in 1964, and thoroughly investigated in the last four decades by a large number of experiments. Two Nobel... more...

  • La musica del Big Bangby Amedeo Balbi

    Springer Milan 2007; US$ 9.44

    La radiazione cosmica di fondo è il residuo del grande calore seguito al Big Bang. Un tenue segnale, vecchio di oltre 13 miliardi di anni, in cui si celano le risposte a molte delle domande sulla natura del nostro Universo. Scoperta casualmente nel 1964, negli ultimi quarant?anni questa traccia fossile delle origini del Cosmo è stata esplorata con... more...

  • Conceptions of Cosmosby Helge S. Kragh

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    This book presents the history of how the universe at large became the object of scientific understanding. Starting with the ancient creation myths, it offers an integrated and comprehensive account of cosmology that covers all major events from Aristotle's Earth-centred cosmos to the recent discovery of the accelerating universe. more...

  • Cosmologyby Steven Weinberg

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    This is a uniquely comprehensive and detailed treatment of the theoretical and observational foundations of modern cosmology, by a Nobel Laureate in Physics. It gives up-to-date and self contained accounts of the theories and observations that have made the past few decades a golden age of cosmology. more...

  • Foundations of Modern Cosmologyby John F. Hawley; Katherine A. Holcomb

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    Recent discoveries in astronomy have revolutionized the field of cosmology. While many long-standing questions in cosmology have now been answered, the new data pose new mysteries such as the nature of the "dark energy" that dominates the universe. This second edition provides an accessible and thorough text on the physics of cosmology and a lively... more...

  • The Infinite Cosmosby Joseph Silk

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31

    In The Infinite Cosmos Joseph Silk guides the reader through the modern understanding of the cosmos, in a narrative that brings together the latest theory and observation and combines science with literary quotations to capture our growing understanding of the vastness and wonder of our Universe. more...

  • The Life of the Cosmosby Lee Smolin

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before. Smolin posits that a process of self organization like that of biological evolution shapes the universe, as it develops and eventually reproduces through black holes, each of which may result in a new big bang... more...