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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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • The Arrows of Timeby Laura Mersini-Houghton; Rudy Vaas

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    The concept of time has fascinated humanity throughout recorded history, and it remains one of the biggest mysteries in science and philosophy. Time is clearly one of the fundamental building blocks of the universe and thus a deeper understanding of nature at a fundamental level also demands a comprehension of time. Furthermore, the origins of the... more...

  • Astronomy and Civilization in the New Enlightenmentby Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka; Attila Grandpierre

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    This volume represents the first which interfaces with astronomy as the fulcrum of the sciences. It gives full expression to the human passion for the skies. Advancing human civilization has unfolded and matured this passion into the comprehensive science of astronomy. Advancing science's quest for the first principles of existence meets the ontopoietic... more...