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Astronomy; Periodicals

  • The 4-Percent Universeby Richard Panek

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 12.99

    It is one of the most disturbing aspects of our universe: only four per cent of it consists of the matter that makes up every star, planet, and every book. The rest is completely unknown. Acclaimed science writer Richard Panek tells the story of the handful of scientists who have spent the past few decades on a quest to unlock the secrets of “dark... more...

  • ADVENTURES IN COSMOLOGYby David Goodstein

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 112.00

    This volume tells of the quest for cosmology as seen by some of the finest cosmologists in the world. It starts with “Galaxy Formation from Start to Finish” and ends with “The First Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe,” exploring in between the grand themes of galaxies, the early universe, expansion of the universe, dark matter... more...

  • About Timeby Adam Frank

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 12.99

    From Stonehenge to beyond the Big Bang, an exhilarating scientific exploration of how we make time Time is the grandest conception of the universe that we humans have been able to imagine – and its most intimate, the very frame of human life. In About Time, astrophysicist and award-winning writer Adam Frank tells the scientific story of this wonderful... more...

  • Accelerated Cosmic Expansionby Claudia Moreno González; José Edgar Madriz Aguilar; Luz Marina Reyes Barrera

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 199.00

    Proceedings from the 2012 Fourth International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology, focusing on accelerated cosmic expansion This volume provides both an update and a review of the state of alternative theories of gravity in connection with the accelerated expansion of the universe issue. Different theoretical proposals exist to explain the acceleration... more...

  • Advanced Interferometers and the Search for Gravitational Wavesby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • Advanced Statistical Methods for Astrophysical Probes of Cosmologyby Marisa Cristina March

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This thesis explores advanced Bayesian statistical methods for extracting key information for cosmological model selection, parameter inference and forecasting from astrophysical observations.Bayesian model selection provides a measure of how good models in a set are relative to each other - but what if the best model is missing and not included in... more...

  • Advances In Astronomyby J M T Thompson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 310.00

    In this highly accessible book, leading scientists from around the world give a general overview of research advances in their subject areas within the field of Astronomy. They describe some of their own cutting-edge research and give their visions of the future. Re-written in a popular and well-illustrated style, the articles are mainly derived from... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 200.95

    SABRE KAIS received his PhD in Chemical Physics from the Hebrew University in 1989. Since 2002, he has been a full professor of Chemical Physics at Purdue University. He has courtesy professorship appointments at both the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Physics at Purdue, is a member of Qatar Environment and Energy Research... more...

  • After The Beginningby Norman K Glendenning

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 100.00

    In a brilliant flash about fourteen billion years ago, time and matter were born in a single instant of creation. An immensely hot and dense universe began its rapid expansion everywhere, creating space where there was no space and time where there was no time. more...

  • Alpha Centauriby Martin Beech

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 39.99

    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...