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  • Cosmic Societyby Peter Dickens; James S. Ormrod

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Space weaponry, satellite surveillance and communications, and private space travel are all means in which outer space is being humanized: incorporated into society?s projects. But what are the political implications of society not only being globalized, but becoming ?cosmic?? Our ideas about society have long affected, and been affected by,... more...

  • Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objectsby Stephen James O'Meara

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    This updated Deep-Sky Companion features improved star charts for finding every Messier Object and a complete history of their discovery. more...

  • A History of Astronomy (Routledge Revivals)by Walter W. Bryant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    A History of Astronomy , first published in 1907, offers a comprehensive introduction to the steady development of the science since its inception in the ancient world up to the momentous progress of the nineteenth century. It includes biographical material relating to the most famous names in the study of astronomy ? Copernicus, Galileo, Newton,... more...

  • What Is Relativity?by Jeffrey Bennett

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    It is common knowledge that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet as bestselling author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out, black holes don?t suck. With that simple idea in hand, Bennett begins an entertaining introduction to Einstein?s theories, describing the amazing... more...

  • A Galileo Forgeryby Paul Needham; Horst Bredekamp; Irene Brückle

    De Gruyter 2014;

    In this work, historians in various fields revise the results presented in the first two volumes of the series, which analyzed the New York copy of Sidereus Nuncius. While many of their findings remain valid, the subject of analysis proved to be a forgery. Volume III describes how the discovery of forgery was made - a watershed moment in the continuing... more...

  • Worlds Without Endby Mary-Jane Rubenstein

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    “Multiverse? cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. While this idea has captivated philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now being considered as a scientific hypothesis—with different models emerging from cosmology, quantum mechanics, and string theory. Beginning with ancient Atomist and Stoic... more...

  • Science and Spectacleby John Agar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    This book relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain. 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...

  • Gravity's Ghost and Big Dogby Harry Collins

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Gravity’s Ghost and Big Dog brings to life science’s efforts to detect cosmic gravitational waves. These ripples in space-time are predicted by general relativity, and their discovery will not only demonstrate the truth of Einstein’s theories but also transform astronomy. Although no gravitational wave has ever been directly detected,... more...

  • Hubbleby Oli Usher; Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Das Hubble Weltraumteleskop ist seit seinem Start im Jahr 1990 eines der bekanntesten, populärsten Wissenschaftsgeräte überhaupt geworden, nicht zuletzt durch die spektakulären Bilder u.a. in Printmedien. Dieses Werk enthält prachtvolle Bilder zu diversen Phänomenen des Kosmos, erklärt durch kurze, verständliche... more...