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  • The Dark Matter Problemby Robert H. Sanders

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Describing the development of dark matter theory for cosmologists, astronomers and particle physicists. more...

  • Meteorite Impactby Wolf Uwe Reimold; Roger L. Gibson

    Springer 2010; US$ 129.00

    The impact of large extraterrestrial bodies (asteroids and comets) with Earth is an ever-present danger that humanity has only recently begun to recognise. Of the 175 impact craters found thus far on Earth, three giants stand out - Chicxulub in Mexico, Sudbury in Canada, and the Vredefort Impact Structure in South Africa. Each of these impact events... more...

  • Modern Cosmology and the Dark Matter Problemby D. W. Sciama

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 52.00

    This book shows how modern cosmology has led to the idea of dark matter in the universe, and presents a new theory to explain it. more...

  • The Mjølnir Impact Event and its Consequencesby Henning Dypvik; Filippos Tsikalas; Morten Smelror

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    The Mjolnir impact structure was recognized in 1993 and included in the Earth Impact Database in 1996, based on the discoveries of unequivocal meteorite impact indicators such as shocked quartz, Ir-enrichments, possible glass remnants, fragments of nickel-rich iron oxides, in addition to the convincing complex crater shape of the structure. This book... more...

  • Water in the Universeby Arnold Hanslmeier

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    Due to its specific chemical and physical properties, water is essential for life on Earth. And it is assumed that this would be the case for extraterrestrial life as well. Therefore it is important to investigate where water can be found in the Universe. Although there are places that are completely dry, places where the last rainfall happened probably... more...

  • Comet, Revisedby Carl Sagan; Ann Druyan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00

    WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS. Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets,... more...

  • Dark Energyby Yun Wang

    Wiley 2009; US$ 120.00

    A systematic, carefully authored review of our current observational and theoretical knowledge of dark energy. Providing a brief and concise overview, the book covers theory and experiment in equal detail, directly linking the two. A final section also looks at future developments. Indispensable for researchers entering this rapidly evolving field. more...

  • Paths to Dark Energyby Mauri Valtonen; Pekka Teerikorpi; Arthur D. Chernin; Gene Byrd

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    This work provides the current theory and observations behind the cosmological phenomenon of dark energy. The approach is comprehensivewith rigorous mathematical theory and relevant astronomical observations discussed in context.The book treats the background and history starting with the new-found importance of Einstein?s cosmological constant (proposed... more...

  • Pluto Confidentialby Stephen P. Maran; Laurence A. Marschall

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.95

    When the International Astronomical Union (IAU) adopted a new definition of a "planet" in August 2006, Pluto became a dwarf planet, drawing a divisive line in science and public opinions. The controversy of whether Pluto is a planet continues years later, and passion about the decision remains, pitting scientist against scientist and invoking sentiments... more...

  • Horizons of Cosmologyby Joseph Silk

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Horizons of Cosmology: Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen is the fourth title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties. In this volume, highly esteemed astrophysicist Joseph Silk explores the... more...