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  • The Weight of the Vacuumby Helge S. Kragh; James M. Overduin

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery of cosmic acceleration due to dark energy, a discovery that is all the more perplexing as nobody knows what dark energy actually is. We put the modern concept of cosmological vacuum energy into historical context and show how it grew out of disparate roots in quantum mechanics (zero-point... more...

  • Elephants in Spaceby Ben Moore

    Springer 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book is about the history and future of life and the universe, written at a level that any educated lay-person can understand and enjoy. It describes our place in time and space, how we got here and where we are going. It will take you on a journey from the beginning of time to the end of the universe to uncover our origins and reveal our destiny.... 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...

  • After The Beginningby Norman K Glendenning

    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...

  • Nonlinear Gravitodynamicsby Remo Ruffini; Costantino Sigismondi

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 193.00

    This book gives a detailed, up-to-date account of the Lense?Thirring effect and its implications for physics and astrophysics. Starting from a profound intuition of Lense and Thirring in 1918, based on a simple solution to the linearized Einstein field equations, this has emerged in the past four decades as a phenomenon of extraordinary importance... more...

  • Advances In Astronomyby J M T Thompson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 310.00

    In this highly accessible book, leading scientists from around the world give a general overview of research advances in their subject areas within the field of Astronomy. They describe some of their own cutting-edge research and give their visions of the future. Re-written in a popular and well-illustrated style, the articles are mainly derived from... more...

  • New Cosmology, The - Proceedings Of The 16th International Physics Summer School, Canberraby Matthews Colless

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 248.00

    This volume presents a comprehensive introduction to modern cosmology from an astrophysical viewpoint. Key features of the book are: breadth of topics covered, from quantum cosmology to recent observational advances; up-to-the-minute inclusion of many recent results, e.g. from the WMAP satellite; the level of the work, suited to both students and professionals... more...

  • Our Place In The Universeby Norman K Glendenning

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 111.00

    Our Place in the Universe tells the story of our world, formation of the first galaxies and stars formed from great clouds containing the primordial elements made in the first few minutes; birth of stars, their lives and deaths in fiery supernova explosions; formation of the solar system, its planets and many moons; life on Earth, its needs and vicissitudes... more...

  • Cosmo 99by U. Cotti; R. Jeannerot; G. Senjanovi; A. Smirnov

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 276.00

    This volume presents the newest results and developments in the fast-moving field of astroparticle physics. The following topics are covered: dark matter, baryogenesis, neutrino physics and astrophysics, inflation, topological defects, cosmic ray physics and cosmological implications of grand unification, supersymmetry, superstrings and extra dimensions. more...

  • Cosmological Special Relativityby Moshe Carmeli

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 113.00

    This book presents Einstein's theory of space and time in detail, and describes the large-scale structure of space, time and velocity as a new cosmological special relativity. A cosmological Lorentz-like transformation, which relates events at different cosmic times, is derived and applied. A new law of addition of cosmic times is obtained, and... more...