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  • After the First Three Minutesby T. Padmanabhan

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 42.00

    The exciting story of contemporary cosmology - for general readers who want to get to grips with what we really do and don't know about our Universe. more...

  • The Transantarctic Mountainsby Gunter Faure; Teresa Mensing

    Springer 2010; US$ 229.00

    This book is intended for Earth scientists who want to do fieldwork in the Transantarctic Mountains or who are interested in the geology of this region. The Transantarctic Mountains are relevant even from a global perspective because most of the rocks of which they are composed formed at a time when Antarctica was an integral part of the supercontinent... more...

  • The Doomsday Lobbyby James T. Bennett

    Springer 2010; US$ 24.95

    Federal patronage of science was never contemplated by the framers of the Constitution, but they did seek to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Art" by granting inventors patent rights. However, direct subvention to scientists and scientific organizations was not considered appropriate activity of the central government. In the 19th... 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...

  • Cosmic Biologyby Louis N Irwin; Dirk Schulze-Makuch

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    In Cosmic Biology, Louis Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch guide readers through the range of planetary habitats found in our Solar System and those likely to be found throughout the universe. Based on our current knowledge of chemistry, energy, and evolutionary tendencies, the authors envision a variety of possible life forms. These range from the familiar... 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...

  • Unravelling Starlightby Barbara J. Becker

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 98.00

    An engaging re-examination of William Huggins' life and career; it will appeal to anyone interested in the history of astronomy. more...

  • Billions & Billionsby Carl Sagan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end,... more...

  • The Elegant Universeby Brian Greene

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.23

    In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where all matter is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.... more...

  • The Perfect Machineby Ronald Florence

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    Almost a half-century after is completion, the 200-inch Palomar telescope remains an unparalleled combination of vast scale and microscope detail. As huge as the Pantheon of Rome and as heavy as the Statue of Liberty, this magnificent instrument is so precisely built that its seventeen-foot mirror was hand-polished to a tolerance of 2/1,000,000 of... more...