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  • From Quarks to Black Holesby Richard T. Hammond

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 68.00

    This book presents a series of delightful interviews in which natural objects such as an electron, a black hole, a galaxy, and even the vacuum itself, reveal their innermost secrets — not only what they are but also how they feel. A hydrogen atom tells us about quantum mechanics and why we live in a non-deterministic world; a black hole explains... more...

  • The Trial of Galileoby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95

    In 1633, the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo as a suspected heretic for defending Copernicus's hypothesis of the earth's motion and denying the scientific authority of Scripture. This book draws upon Maurice A. Finocchiaro's earlier works, especially The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (1989), to provide a brief, new documentary history... more...

  • Particle Astrophysicsby D.H. Perkins

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    How did our universe begin? An understanding of the development of the early universe brings together the subjects of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. This text involves the student in this rapidly growing field of research. - ;The last years have seen a symbiosis of the fields of elementary particle physics and the astrophysics of the... more...

  • Discovering the Solar Systemby Barrie W. Jones

    Wiley 2007; US$ 230.00

    Discovering the Solar System, Second Edition  covers the Sun, the planets, their satellites and the host of smaller bodies that orbit the Sun. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject for science students, and examines the discovery, investigation and modelling of these bodies. Following a thematic approach, chapters... more...

  • The Cold Universeby A.W. Blain; F. Combes; B.T. Draine

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 104.00

    This book contains the expanded lecture notes of the 32nd Saas-Fee Advanced Course. This well respected school offers courses appropriate for students as well as professional astronomers. The three contributions, by A. Blain, F. Combes and B. Draine, present the central themes in modern research on the cold universe. The cold state plays a crucial... more...

  • The Sky is Your Laboratoryby Robert K. Buchheim

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Written by an astronomer who is well known amongst the amateur and professional community for the skill and quality of his work, this book describes a range of research areas where amateurs are gathering scientific data useful to professional astronomers. It provides explanation of the purpose and value of the amateurs' observations. more...

  • The Voidby Frank Close

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 18.99

    What is 'the void'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - 'nothing' - exist? This little book explores the science and the history of the elusive void: from Aristotle's theories to black holes and quantum particles, and why our very latest discoveries about the vacuum can tell us extraordinary things... more...

  • Time, Space, Stars and Manby Michael M Woolfson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 192.00

    Most well-read, but non-scientific, people will have heard of the term “Big Bang” as a description of the origin of the Universe. They will recognize that DNA identifies individuals and will know that the origin of life is one of the great unsolved scientific mysteries. This book brings together all of that material. Starting with the creation... more...

  • The Sky at Nightby Patrick Moore

    Springer 2010; US$ 29.95

    The Sky at Night book series, formerly published by Philips, documents the 40 most recent episodes of Sir Patrick Moore's record-breaking TV program of the same name. This program is the only major long-running TV program featuring astronomy topics in both the U.S. and the U.K. Each episode reviews current events and hot topics in the field of... more...

  • Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore; Robin Rees

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 38.00

    Full of data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the Universe, this is a one-stop reference for all astronomers. more...