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  • What If the Earth Had Two Moons?by Neil F. Comins

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    "What if?" questions stimulate people to think in new ways, to refresh old ideas, and to make new discoveries. In What If the Earth Had Two Moons, Neil Comins leads us on a fascinating ten-world journey as we explore what our planet would be like under alternative astronomical conditions. In each case, the Earth would be different, often in surprising... more...

  • The Sky at Nightby Chris North; Patrick Moore

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 25.58

    Celebrating the 55th anniversary of The Sky at Night , this book collects and answers questions sent in by viewers. With sections on the solar system, the bizarre and unexplained, space missions, and more, this is an exciting journey into space for the novice astronomer and the lifelong stargazer alike. Discover how scientists work out the gravity... more...

  • Gravityby George Gamow

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95

    A distinguished physicist and teacher takes reader-friendly look at three scientists whose work unlocked many of the mysteries behind the laws of physics: Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. more...

  • Measuring the Universeby Kitty Ferguson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38

    Suppose you and I still wondered whether all of the pinpoints of light in the night sky are the same distance from us. Suppose none of our contemporaries could tell us whether the Sun orbits the Earth, or vice versa, or even how large the Earth is. Suppose no one had guessed there are mathematical laws underlying the motions of the heavens. ... more...

  • Prisons of Lightby Kitty Ferguson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38

    What is a black hole? Could we survive a visit to one? Perhaps even venture inside? What would we find? Have we yet discovered any real black holes? And what do black holes teach us about what physicist John Archibald Wheeler called ?the deep, happy, mysteries of the universe?? These are just a few of the tantalizing questions... more...

  • Three Roads to Quantum Gravityby Lee Smolin

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    The Holy Grail of modern physics is the search for a 'quantum gravity' view of the universe that unites Einstein's general relativity with quantum theory. Until recently, these two foundational pillars of modern science have seemed incompatible: relativity deals exclusively with the universe at the large scale (planets, solar systems and galaxies),... more...

  • Introduction to Cosmologyby Matts Roos

    Wiley 2015; US$ 70.50

    Matts Roos is Emeritus Professor in Particle Physics at the University of Helsinki, Physics Department, where he is still active in research and postgraduate teaching. Roos is a member of the Finnish Physical Society, honorary member of The Physical Society in Finland, and founding member of the Particle Data Group which produces the biannual compilation... more...

  • An Introduction to Modern Cosmologyby Andrew Liddle

    Wiley 2015; US$ 123.95

    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...

  • The Sky at Nightby Patrick Moore

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.95

    Provides an ideal overview of the past four years in astronomy as well as a readable introduction to many astronomical hot topics This book documents episodes from Sir Patrick Moore's record-breaking TV program The Sky at Night episodes covered in this book feature many of the greatest living astronomers, astrophysics, and astronauts more...

  • Discovering the Solar Systemby Barrie W. Jones

    Wiley 2007; US$ 237.00

    "A thorough book for two-semester college-level courses…it also serves astronomers…a suitable book for any college library." ( CHOICE , January 2008) "...is strongly recommended both for its coverage and its style of presentation..." ( Spaceflight ) "...certainly qualifies as an authoritative text.... The author clearly has an encyclopaedic... more...