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  • 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...

  • An Introduction to Distance Measurement in Astronomyby Richard de Grijs

    Wiley 2011; US$ 145.00

    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$ 101.00

    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...

  • Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universeby Dmitry S. Gorbunov; Valery A. Rubakov

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 215.00

    This book accompanies another book by the same authors, "Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Hot Big Bang Theory" and presents the theory of the evolution of density perturbations and relic gravity waves, theory of cosmological inflation and post-inflationary reheating. Written in a pedagogical style, the main chapters give... more...

  • Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universeby Dmitry S. Gorbunov; Valery A. Rubakov

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 217.00

    This book is written from the viewpoint of a deep connection between cosmology and particle physics. It presents the results and ideas on both the homogeneous and isotropic Universe at the hot stage of its evolution and in later stages. The main chapters describe in a systematic and pedagogical way established facts and concepts on the early and the... 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...