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  • Current Issues in Cosmologyby Jean-Claude Pecker; Jayant Narlikar

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 49.00

    This 2006 book looks at both the strengths and weaknesses of the current big-bang model in explaining certain puzzling data. more...

  • The Physics of the Cosmic Microwave Backgroundby Pavel D. Naselsky; Dmitry I. Novikov; Igor D. Novikov

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 68.00

    Taking a physical approach, the authors of this 2006 volume probe the problem of the 'darkness' of the Universe. more...

  • Endless Universeby Paul J. Steinhardt; Neil Turok

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Two world-renowned scientists present an audacious new vision of the cosmos that ?steals the thunder from the Big Bang theory.? ? Wall Street Journal The Big Bang theory?widely regarded as the leading explanation for the origin of the universe?posits that space and time sprang into being about 14 billion years ago in a hot, expanding fireball of... more...

  • Calibrating the Cosmosby Frank Levin

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2007; US$ 39.95

    Explains in non-mathematical language the measurements and the interpretation of the resulting data that have led to the understanding of the origin, evolution and properties of our expanding Big Bang universe. This book includes the results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) and the results of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. 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...

  • Originsby Steve Eales

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    In the earlier decade, there has been a revolution in observational astronomy, which has meant that we are very close to answering three of the four big 'origin questions', of how the planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe itself were formed. Written by a scientist working in this field, this book describes this revolution. more...

  • The Cosmic Microwave Backgroundby Ruth Durrer

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 76.00

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

  • The Music of the Big Bangby Amedeo Balbi

    Springer 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...

  • The Universe Before the Big Bangby Maurizio Gasperini

    Springer 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...

  • La musica del Big Bangby Amedeo Balbi

    Springer 2007; US$ 19.95

    La radiazione cosmica di fondo 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 stata esplorata con... more...