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  • 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...

  • The Life of the Cosmosby Lee Smolin

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 18.99

    Lee Smolin offers a new theory of the universe that is at once elegant, comprehensive, and radically different from anything proposed before. Smolin posits that a process of self organization like that of biological evolution shapes the universe, as it develops and eventually reproduces through black holes, each of which may result in a new big bang... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 75.00

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

  • Entropic Creationby Helge S. Kragh

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 134.95

    Entropic Creation is the first book to consider the cultural and religious responses to the second law of thermodynamics, and the theory proposed by certain Christian scholars during the period 1860 to 1920 that the entropic creation argument is proof of a divine creation of the world. 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...