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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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 76.00

    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$ 139.95

    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...

  • The Ultimate Fate of the Universeby Jamal N. Islam

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 44.00

    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$ 68.00

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

  • Cosmology, Quantum Vacuum and Zeta Functionsby Sergey D. Odintsov; Diego Saez-Gomez; Sebastian Xambo-Descamps

    Springer 2011; US$ 259.00

    Some major developments of physics in the last three decades are addressed by highly qualified specialists in different specific fields. They include renormalization problems in QFT, vacuum energy fluctuations and the Casimir effect in different configurations, and a wealth of applications. A number of closely related issues are also considered. The... more...

  • Cosmic Numbersby James D. Stein

    Basic Books 2011; US$ 15.99

    Our fascination with numbers begins when we are children and continues throughout our lives. We start counting our fingers and toes and end up balancing checkbooks and calculating risk. So powerful is the appeal of numbers that many people ascribe to them a mystical significance. Other numbers go beyond the supernatural, working to explain our universe... more...

  • Physik im 21. Jahrhundertby Werner Martienssen; Dieter Röß

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    Wolfgang Fr hwald:. Germanist, Literaturwissenschaftler, Univ Bonn. bis 2007 Pr sident der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. Mitglied des Wissenschaftsrates,. 1994 bis 1998 Mitglied des Rates f r Forschung, Technologie und Innovation beim Bundeskanzler. Pr sident der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (1992 - 1997. Siegfried Gro mann:. Physiker, Nichtlineare... more...