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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...

  • 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 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 Complete Idiot's Guide to Theories of the Universeby Gary Moring

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 19.95

    You're no idiot, of course. You know Heisenburg's uncertainty principle has nothing to do with where you put your car keys. But modern cosmology is relatively complicated. The mystery of the universe definitely isn't one we can flip to the end to see whodunit. That hasn't stopped physicists, astronomers, and philosophers from searching for clues!... more...

  • Conceptions of Cosmosby Helge S. Kragh

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 84.99

    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 accelearting universe. - ;This book... more...

  • Cosmologyby Steven Weinberg

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 98.99

    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. - ;This book is unique in the detailed, self-contained,... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 114.99

    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... more...

  • The Infinite Cosmosby Joseph Silk

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 16.99

    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. - ;From time immemorial, poets and philosophers have... more...