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  • Cycles of Timeby Roger Penrose

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.41

    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...

  • 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...

  • Il fascino oscuro Dell’inflazioneby Pietro Fre

    Springer 2010; US$ 19.95

    dalla pi remota antichit che l uomo si interroga sulla struttura dell Universo e sulle leggi che lo governano. Ma il progresso compiuto all inizio del XX secolo non ha paragoni rispetto a quello di tutti i secoli precedenti: nel 1915 venne formulata la relativit generale, indispensabile per inquadrare i fenomeni cosmici e astrofisici; tra il 1920 e... more...

  • Our Cosmic Habitatby Martin Rees

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Our universe seems strangely ''biophilic,'' or hospitable to life. Is this happenstance, providence, or coincidence? According to cosmologist Martin Rees, the answer depends on the answer to another question, the one posed by Einstein's famous remark: ''What interests me most is whether God could have made the world differently.'' This highly engaging... 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...

  • Capire l’Universoby Corrado Lamberti

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    Si ripercorre la storia della cosmologia moderna, dal XVIII secolo fino alle pi recenti scoperte (l'opera aggiornata fino alla fine 2010). La cosmologia fa uso di concetti complessi, che vengono spesso fraintesi, o che non vengono compresi del tutto, da chi non specialista del campo. Lo scopo del volume di trattare esaustivamente tali concetti,... more...