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  • 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...

  • 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$ 13.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...