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  • Spooky Action at a Distanceby George Musser

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 27.99

    What is space? It isn't a question that most of us normally ask. Space is the venue of physics; it's where things exist, where they move and take shape. Yet over the past few decades, physicists have discovered a phenomenon that operates outside the confines of space and time: nonlocality-the ability of two particles to act in harmony no matter how... more...

  • Galaxiesby Robert C. Kennicutt Jr.; F. Schweizer; J.E. Barnes

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 98.00

    The papers that make up this volume present a comprehensive review of the field of galaxy interaction. Galaxies are dynamic forces that evolve, interact, merge, blaze and reshape. This book offers a historical perspective and studies such topics as induced star formation. more...

  • Parallaxby Alan W. Hirshfeld

    Henry Holt and Co. 2002; US$ 8.99

    Generously illustrated with diagrams, period engravings, and paintings, Parallax is an unforgettable tale that illuminates the distinctly human side of science. more...

  • Black Holes and the Structure of the Universeby Claudio Teitelboim; Jorge Zanelli

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 95.00

    This collection of papers explore developments and advances in the field of astrophysics. more...

  • Beyond Star Trekby Lawrence M. Krauss

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss... more...

  • After Sputnikby Martin Collins

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    In the 50 years since Sputnik's historic orbit kickstarted a race to the stars, spaceflight has moved from a speculative and experimental science to a staple of contemporary life. Space exploration has changed the way we look at our universe, our planet, and even the people around us. AFTER SPUTNIK will explore the first 50 years of achievements... more...

  • Secular Evolution of Galaxiesby Jesús Falcón-Barroso; Johan H. Knapen

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 100.00

    Graduate-level text on galaxy evolution, one of the most popular research topics in astrophysics, with chapters contributed by leading astronomers. more...

  • Space Exploration: All That Mattersby David Ashford

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    Amid a century devastated by war, space exploration was perhaps mankind's greatest achievement of the twentieth century. Yet remarkably, in a world where most technology progresses constantly, space exploration appears to have gone backwards. Man has not returned to the moon since 1972; the space shuttle programme has finished and not been replaced;... more...

  • Textbook on Spherical Astronomyby W. M. Smart; R. M. Green

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 88.00

    This well-established textbook gives a general but comprehensive introduction to positional astronomy. Originally based on the author's lecture courses at Cambridge University, it is intended primarily for undergraduates, but, due to its comprehensive nature, it is a very useful reference text for research workers in many branches of astronomy and... more...

  • An Invitation to Astrophysicsby Thanu Padmanabhan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 175.00

    This unique book provides a clear and lucid description of several aspects of astrophysics and cosmology in a language understandable to a physicist or beginner in astrophysics. It presents the key topics in all branches of astrophysics and cosmology in a simple and concise language. The emphasis is on currently active research areas and exciting new... more...