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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cycles of Timeby Roger Penrose

    Random House 2013; US$ 13.61

    What came before the Big Bang? How did the universe begin and must it inevitably end? In this remarkable book Roger Penrose brilliantly illuminates some of the deepest mysteries of the universe. Cycles of Time contains a penetrating analysis of the second law of thermodynamics - according to which the 'randomness'... more...

  • The Ultimate Fate of the Universeby Jamal N. Islam

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 40.00

    This book describes what will ultimately happen to the contents of the universe. more...

  • Is the Universe Open or Closed?by Peter Coles; George Ellis

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 58.00

    A provocative and timely review of one of the most hotly debated topics in cosmology today, for graduate students and researchers. more...

  • An Introduction to Distance Measurement in Astronomyby Richard de Grijs

    Wiley 2011; US$ 140.00

    Distance determination is an essential technique in astronomy, and is briefly covered in most textbooks on astrophysics and cosmology. It is rarely covered as a coherent topic in its own right. When it is discussed the approach is frequently very dry, splitting the teaching into, for example, stars, galaxies and cosmologies, and as a consequence, books... more...

  • Weaving the Universeby Paul S. Wesson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 90.00

    This new book is a thorough but short review of the history and present status of ideas in cosmology. It is aimed at a broad audience, but will contain a few equations where needed to make the argument exact. The coverage of cosmological ideas will focus mainly on the period from the early 1900s when Einstein formulated relativity and when his colleague... more...