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  • The Everything Astronomy Bookby Dr. Cynthia Phillips; Shana Priwer

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Everything Astronomy Book , by noted SETI Institute scientist Dr. Cynthia Phillips, helps you stargaze with authority. The book not only provides clear descriptions of all the theories of the origins of the universe, it explains the facts about the planets, moons, and stars in language anyone can understand-completely free of the usual astro-jargon.... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy, 2Eby Christopher De Pree

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 18.95

    Astronomy is an ancient science on the cutting edge. Although it's been around for over 5,500 years, astronomers say that we have learned more than 90 percent of what we know in only the last 50 years--a disproportionate amount in just the past decade. Each new year seems to yield more information than the last, not to mention advances in the technology... more...

  • Universetby Steen Hannestad

    Aarhus University Press 2003; US$ 19.88

    Kosmologi er et fag i rivende udvikling. Inden for de seneste år har man eksempelvis opdaget, at vores univers udvider sig hurtigere og hurtigere, i modsætning til hvad man tidligere troede. Bogen indeholder kapitler om vores nuværende viden om universets egenskaber, fra stjerner og galakser til den kosmiske baggrundsstråling, den sidste rest af stråling... more...

  • Great Astronomersby Sir Robert Stawell Ball

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    This work enlists the services of men who worked in the field of Astronomy. Ball has chronicled the lives of all great astronomers and provided glimpses of their personal lives as well as their interests and their era. This gives a deep understanding of their work and discoveries. more...

  • Dinosaurs and Creationby Donald B. DeYoung

    Baker Publishing Group 2000; US$ 10.99

    Answers to fifty questions about dinosaurs, including Where do dinosaurs fit into biblical history? Why were dinosaurs so large? more...

  • Adventures in Order and Chaosby George Contopoulos

    Springer 2007; US$ 139.00

    The field of Order and Chaos had a remarkable expansion in the last 50 years. The main reason was the use of computers, and the development of new theoretical methods that we call now 'the theory of chaos'. The author describes this fascinating period in a relaxed and sometimes humorous autobiographical way. He relates his interactions with... more...

  • 21st Century Astronomyby Laura Kay; Stacy Palen; Bradford Smith; George Blumenthal

    W. W. Norton & Company 2013; US$ 31.99

    Teaches students to think like scientists. more...

  • Coming of Age in the Milky Wayby Timothy Ferris

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle... more...

  • The Goldilocks Enigmaby Paul Davies

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 13.99

    The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies?s eagerly awaited return to cosmology, the successor to his critically acclaimed bestseller The Mind of God. Here he tackles all the "big questions," including the biggest of them all: Why does the universe seem so well adapted for life? more...

  • The Black Hole Warby Leonard Susskind

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; Not Available

    What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard... more...