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  • 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...

  • 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$ 13.95

    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...