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  • 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...

  • Quantum Analoguesby William G. Unruh; Ralf Schutzhold

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 99.95

    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$ 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...

  • 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$ 5.99

    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...

  • Inflationary Cosmologyby Martin Lemoine; Jerome Martin; Patrick Peter

    Springer 2007; US$ 79.95

    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 so... more...

  • The Fabric of the Cosmosby Brian Greene

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    The New York Times ?The best exposition and explanation of early 21st-century research into the fundamental nature of the universe as you are likely to find anywhere.? ? Science ?Perhaps the single best explainer of abstruse science in the world today. . . . Greene has a gift for finding the right metaphor.? ? The Washington Post ... more...

  • The Cosmic Microwave Backgroundby Ruth Durrer

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 84.00

    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$ 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...