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  • The Constants of Natureby John Barrow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Reality as we know it is bound by a set of constants?numbers and values that dictate the strengths of forces like gravity, the speed of light, and the masses of elementary particles. In The Constants of Nature , Cambridge Professor and bestselling author John D.Barrow takes us on an exploration of these governing principles. Drawing on physicists... more...

  • Warped Passagesby Lisa Randall

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for now. Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century... more...

  • Physics and Philosophy of Nature in Greek Neoplatonismby Riccardo Chiaradonna; Franco Trabattoni

    BRILL 2009; US$ 166.00

    The articles in this volume concentrate on Neoplatonic philosophy of nature from Plotinus to Simplicius, and on its main conceptual features and its relation to the previous philosophical and scientific traditions. The papers were presented at a conference sponsored by the European Science Foundation in Castelvecchio Pascoli in June 2006. This volume... more...

  • Time, Space, Stars and Manby Michael M Woolfson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 68.00

    Most well-read, but non-scientific, people will have heard of the term “Big Bang” as a description of the origin of the Universe. They will recognize that DNA identifies individuals and will know that the origin of life is one of the great unsolved scientific mysteries. This book brings together all of that material. Starting with the creation... more...

  • Extrasolar Planetsby Rudolf Dvorak

    Wiley 2008; US$ 197.00 US$ 170.73

    This latest, up-to-date resource for research on extrasolar planets covers formation, dynamics, atmospheres and detection. After a look at the formation of giant planets, the book goes on to discuss the formation and dynamics of planets in resonances, planets in double stars, atmospheres and habitable zones, detection via spectra and transits, and... more...

  • Reviews in Modern Astronomy, Formation and Evolution of Cosmic Structuresby Siegfried Roser

    Wiley 2010; US$ 206.95 US$ 179.36

    This 21st volume in the series contains 15 invited reviews and highlight contributions presented during the 2008 International Scientific Conference of the German Astronomical Society on the topic of "New Challenges to European Astronomy", held in Vienna, Austria. The papers discuss a wide range of hot topics, including cosmology, high-energy astrophysics,... more...

  • Cometsby David H. Levy

    Touchstone 1998; US$ 17.95

    David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground zero as comets take form, we track the paths their icy, rocky masses take around our universe and investigate the enormous potential that future... more...

  • A Tear at the Edge of Creationby Marcelo Gleiser

    Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    For millennia, shamans and philosophers, believers and nonbelievers, artists and scientists have tried to make sense of our existence by suggesting that everything is connected, that a mysterious Oneness binds us to everything else. People go to temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues to pray to their divine incarnation of Oneness. Following a surprisingly... more...

  • AGN Feedback in Galaxy Formationby Vincenzo Antonuccio-Delogu; Joseph Silk

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 100.00 US$ 82.00

    Suitable for researchers and graduate students in astrophysics, this volume discusses AGN feedback in the context of galaxy formation. more...

  • Advanced General Relativityby John Stewart

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    A self-contained introduction to advanced general relativity. more...