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  • Quantum Analogues: From Phase Transitions to Black Holes and Cosmologyby William Unruh; Ralf Schützhold

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 89.85

    Recently, analogies between laboratory physics (e.g. quantum optics and condensed matter) and gravitational/cosmological phenomena such as black holes have attracted an increasing interest. Especially in view of the tremendous progress of the experimental capabilities (e.g. regarding superfluids such as liquid Helium or gaseous Bose-Einstein condensates),... more...

  • Our Place In The Universeby Norman K Glendenning

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 34.00 US$ 27.88

    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...

  • Universeby Inc. Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 13.95

    With bright, vibrant colors and amazing photography, these six 64-page visually stunning books invite students to explore and discover the world of science. Key facts and terms are described on each page. “Factoscope” boxes highlight important points of t more...

  • The Red Limitby Timothy Ferris

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    For centuries, it was assumed that our universe was static. In the late 1920s, astronomers defeated this assumption with a startling new discovery. From Earth, the light of distant galaxies appeared to be red, meaning that those galaxies were receding from us. This led to the revolutionary realization that the universe is expanding. The Red Limit... more...

  • The Fabric of the Cosmosby Brian Greene

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    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 Cosmic Microwave Backgroundby Ruth Durrer

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 84.00 US$ 68.88

    Graduate textbook examining the theory of the cosmic microwave background and its recent progress. more...

  • The Universe Before the Big Bangby Maurizio Gasperini

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 30.25

    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...

  • Finding the Big Bangby P. James E. Peebles; Lyman A. Jr. Page; R. Bruce Partridge

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 76.00 US$ 62.32

    A collection of essays on research on CMBR in the 1960s by eminent cosmologists who pioneered the work. more...

  • Once Before Timeby Martin Bojowald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    In 2000, Martin Bojowald, then a twenty-seven-year-old post-doc at Pennsylvania State University, used a relatively new theory called loop quantum gravity?a cunning combination of Einstein?s theory of gravity with quantum mechanics?to create a simple model of the universe. Loop quantum cosmology was born, and with it, a theory that managed to do something... more...

  • The Big Bang Never Happenedby Eric Lerner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.95

    A mesmerizing challenge to orthodox cosmology with powerful implications not only for cosmology itself but also for our notions of time, God, and human nature -- with a new Preface addressing the latest developments in the field. Far-ranging and provocative, The Big Bang Never Happened is more than a critique of one of the primary theories of astronomy... more...