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  • The Copernicus Complexby Caleb Scharf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective... more...

  • God and the Multiverseby Victor J. Stenger

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Cosmologists have reasons to believe that the vast universe in which we live is just one of an endless number of other universes within a multiverse ?a mind-boggling array that may extend indefinitely in space and endlessly in both the past and the future. Victor Stenger reviews the key developments in the history of science that led to the current... more...

  • Universe: The story of the Universe, from earliest times to our continuing discoveries (Collins Need to Know?)by Peter Grego

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    An introduction to the universe covering everything from the big bang and our understanding of the universe over time, to the earth's formation, the Sun and how it affects us, the Moon and planets, black holes and galaxies. more...

  • The Shapes of Galaxies and Their Dark Halosby Priyamvada Natarajan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 146.00

    This book constitutes the proceedings of a very topical workshop aimed at understanding the shapes of the baryonic and dark matter components of galaxies. Several groups presented their recent results from observations and numerical N-body simulations. Contents: Intrinsic Shapes of Galaxies; Shapes from Lensing Studies; Dark Matter Halos from N-Body... more...

  • Current High-Energy Emission Around Black Holesby Chang-Hwan Lee; Heon-Young Chang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 218.00

    Black holes exist in galactic nuclei and in some X-ray binaries found in our own galaxy and the large Magellanic Cloud. This volume focuses on astrophysical high-energy emission processes around black holes, and the development of theoretical frameworks for interesting observational results. Contents: Black Hole Observations; Accretion Disk/Formation... more...

  • 2001by Michael J. Duff; James T. Liu

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 187.00

    Two theories revolutionized the 20th century view of space and time: Einstein's general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Their union has given rise to elementary particle theories with extra spacetime dimensions, the inflationary model of big bang cosmology, the hypothesis of dark matter in the universe, the discovery of radiation from... more...

  • Quest for Perspectivesby Kameshwar C. Wali

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 356.00

    This invaluable book presents selected papers of S Chandrasekhar, co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 and a scientific giant well known for his prolific and monumental contributions to astrophysics, physics and applied mathematics. The reader will find here most of Chandrasekhar's articles that led to major developments in various... more...

  • The Formation of the Solar Systemby Michael Woolfson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 189.00

    This book traces the development of ideas about the origin of the Solar System from ancient times to the present day. A survey of more modern ideas, covering the last 200 years or so, highlights the difficulties experienced by theories and also points the way towards the development of a more successful theory. In particular, the current “standard... more...

  • An Introduction to String Theory and D-Brane Dynamicsby Richard J. Szabo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 92.00

    This invaluable book provides a quick introduction to the rudiments of perturbative string theory and a detailed introduction to the more current topic of D-brane dynamics. The presentation is very pedagogical, with much of the technical detail streamlined. The rapid but highly coherent introduction to the subject is perhaps what distinguishes this... more...

  • Gravitational Lensing and Microlensingby Silvia Mollerach; Esteban Roulet

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 113.00

    This book provides a comprehensive and self-contained exposition of gravitational lensing phenomena. It presents the up-to-date status of gravitational lensing and microlensing, covering the cosmological applications of the observed lensing by galaxies, clusters and the large scale structures, as well as the microlensing searches in the Local Group... more...