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Astronomy; Periodicals

  • Zoomby Bob Berman

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 15.19

    This brilliantly inventive fantasy epic by the award-winning author of Watership Down immerses the reader in a medieval world complete with created languages, detailed maps and elaborate traditions and rituals. Centring on the long-awaited reincarnation of a giant bear among the half-barbaric Orelgan people, Shardik's appearance sets off a violent... more...

  • The Edge of the Skyby Roberto Trotta

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology—with a twist. The book?s lexicon is limited to the thousand most common words in the English language, excluding physics... more...

  • Vom Urknall zum Gummibärchenby Roland Full

    Wiley 2014; US$ 21.95

    Eine außergewöhnliche Kombination aus Lese-, Wissens- und Experimentierbuch vom Urknall über die Entstehung des Lebens bis zum Menschen und seiner Kultur! more...

  • Elephants in Spaceby Ben Moore

    Springer 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book is about the history and future of life and the universe, written at a level that any educated lay-person can understand and enjoy. It describes our place in time and space, how we got here and where we are going. It will take you on a journey from the beginning of time to the end of the universe to uncover our origins and reveal our destiny.... more...

  • The Weight of the Vacuumby Helge S. Kragh; James M. Overduin

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the discovery of cosmic acceleration due to dark energy, a discovery that is all the more perplexing as nobody knows what dark energy actually is. We put the modern concept of cosmological vacuum energy into historical context and show how it grew out of disparate roots in quantum mechanics (zero-point... more...

  • The Beginning and the Endby Clément Vidal

    Springer 2014; US$ 69.99

    In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions: Does our universe have a beginning and an end or is it cyclic? Are we alone in the universe? What is the role of intelligent life, if any, in cosmic evolution? Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary worldview... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Cosmologyby Norriss S. Hetherington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    The Encyclopedia of Cosmology , first published in 1993, recounts the history, philosophical assumptions, methodological ambiguities, and human struggles that have influenced the various responses to the basic questions of cosmology through the ages, as well as referencing important scientific theories. Just as the recognition of social conventions... more...

  • Worlds Without Endby Mary-Jane Rubenstein

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    “Multiverse? cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. While this idea has captivated philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now being considered as a scientific hypothesis—with different models emerging from cosmology, quantum mechanics, and string theory. Beginning with ancient Atomist and Stoic... more...

  • Advances in Chemical Physics, Quantum Information and Computation for Chemistryby Sabre Kais; Birgitta Whaley; Aaron R. Dinner; Stuart A. Rice

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    Examines the intersection of quantum information and chemical physics The Advances in Chemical Physics series is dedicated to reviewing new and emerging topics as well as the latest developments in traditional areas of study in the field of chemical physics. Each volume features detailed comprehensive analyses coupled with individual points of view... more...