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- OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 23.99
Jim Baggott sets out the scientific story of creation - 13.8 billion years from the Big Bang to human consciousness, via the origins of the space and time, mass and light, stars, the habitable earth, and life itself. From astrophysics to biology, the whole inspiring picture is here. more...
- CRC Press 2015; US$ 220.00
This book is a comprehensive survey of the current state of knowledge about the dynamics and gravitational properties of cosmic strings treated in the idealized classical approximation as line singularities described by the Nambu-Goto action. The author's purpose is to provide a standard reference to all work that has been published since the mid-1970s... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50 US$ 42.90
An Introduction to Modern Cosmology Third Edition is an accessible account of modern cosmological ideas. The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion of the Universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of light elements in the universe. Properties... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 70.00 US$ 60.67
The Fourth Edition of Introduction to Cosmology provides a concise, authoritative study of cosmology at an introductory level. Starting from elementary principles and the early history of cosmology, the text carefully guides the student on to curved spacetimes, special and general relativity, gravitational lensing, the thermal history of the Universe,... more...
- IOS Press 2015; US$ 254.00
Our understanding of the universe has been revolutionized by observations of the cosmic microwave background, the large-scale structure of the universe, and distant supernovae. These studies have shown that we are living in a strange universe: 96% of the present day energy density of the universe is dominated by so-called dark matter and dark energy.... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 37.68
As our closest stellar companion and composed of two Sun-like stars and a third small dwarf star, Alpha Centauri is an ideal testing ground of astrophysical models and has played a central role in the history and development of modern astronomy?from the first guesses at stellar distances to understanding how our own star, the Sun, might have evolved.... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 14.99
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...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 21.95 US$ 19.02
Selbst gemacht ist halb kapiert - Vom Urknall zum Gummib?rchen Irgendwann vor rund 14 Milliarden Jahren fiel der Startschuss f?r unser Universum: der Big Bang. Das ist erstens unvorstellbar lange her und zweitens: Woher wissen Forscher, dass es einen Urknall ?berhaupt gegeben hat? F?r Roland Full sind Astrophysiker die Kripo im Tatort Universum. Sie... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 96.90
With a special focus on solutions adopted for Europe?s Advanced VIRGO project which will increase detection sensitivity by a factor of 10, this volume covers all the experimental aspects of searching for gravitational radiation with optical interferometers. more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 32.29
This highly accessible book takes readers on a journey from the beginning of time to the end of the universe to uncover our origins and reveal our destiny. It presents surprising, fascinating answers to the big questions of physics, biology and neuroscience. more...