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- Random House 2016; US$ 39.98
66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed and destroyed the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. Where did it come from, and why? And how is this connected to dark matter ? the most mysterious, elusive stuff in the universe, that interacts with gravity... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98
We have long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe as we know it comes to an end - mysterious chasms so destructive and unforgiving that not even light can escape their deadly power. Recent research, however, has led to a cascade of new discoveries that have revealed an entirely new, and crucially important, side to black holes.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 39.99
In Here Be Dragons, astronomer David Koerner and neurobiologist Simon LeVay offer a scientifically compelling and colorful account of the search for life beyond Earth. The authors survey the work of biologists, cosmologists, computer theorists, NASA engineers, SETI researchers, roboticists, and UFO enthusiasts and debunkers as they attempt to answer... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.99
"Trefil surpasses almost all other scientists writing about science" ?? The New York Times "Fascinating reading. A mind-stretching book." ? John Barkham Reviews Compelling and lucid, this reader-friendly narrative travels billions of years back in time to depict the events that culminated in the Big Bang: the colossal explosion that initiated the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00
The Scientists and Theologians who play parts in Soul: God, Self and the New Cosmology : ?Stephen Hawking ?Matthew Fox ?Ilya Prigogine ?Paul Davies ?John Polkinghorne ?David Griffin ?John Rodwell ?David Schramm ?Rowan Williams ?Brian Swimme ?Alan Guth ?Steven Weinberg ?Frank Tipler ?Arnold Mandell ?Roger Penrose ?Danah Zohar ?Thomas Berry From... more...
- Springer New York 2016; US$ 229.00
This volume extends the ISSI series on magnetic fields in the Universe into the domain of what are by far the strongest fields in the Universe, and stronger than any field that could be produced on Earth. The chapters describe the magnetic fields in non-degenerate strongly magnetized stars, in degenerate stars (such as white dwarfs and neutron stars),... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95
Does the universe consist of independent objects, or is it a single unit? Are some of its features accidental, or can they all be explained in theoretical terms? This accessible book on cosmology addresses profound questions about the universe, and it offers elegant answers in simple, straightforward terms. Written by a distinguished cosmologist,... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
The serenity of a clear night sky belies the evidence?gathered by balloons, rockets, satellites, and telescopes?that the universe contains centers of furious activity that pour out vast amounts of energy, some in regular cycles and some in gigantic bursts. This reader-friendly book, acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," traces the... more...
- Spektrum Akademischer Verlag 2014; US$ 19.99
Eine Entdeckungsreise durch unser Universum ? vom Urknall bis zur Astrobiologie. In 50 Schlüsselideen Astronomie und Kosmologie erklärt Joanne Baker klar und prägnant die wichtigen Konzepte, großen Entdeckungen und neuesten Theorien der Astronomen und Astrophysiker. more...