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  • The State of the Universeby Pedro Ferreira

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    A masterly overview of the development of cosmological thinking from the Greeks, via Newton and Einstein, to the present day. It is science's last and greatest challenge: fathoming the depths of the night sky. The objective: to crack the cosmic code, to unravel the blueprint for nature's grandest conception, a machine constructed on an unimaginably... more...

  • The Unknown Universeby Stuart Clark

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 8.74

    On 21 March 2013, the European Space Agency released a map of the afterglow of the Big Bang. Taking in 440 sextillion kilometres of space and 13.8 billion years of time, it is physically impossible to make a better map: we will never see the early Universe in more detail. On the one hand, such a view is the apotheosis of modern cosmology, on the... more...

  • The Big Questions The Universeby Stuart Clark

    Quercus 2011; US$ 14.93

    The Big Questions series enables renowned experts to tackle the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, providing answers from history's great thinkers. This ambitious project is a unique... more...

  • The Big Questions The Universeby Stuart Clark

    Quercus 2011; Not Available

    The Big Questions series enables renowned experts to tackle the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, providing answers from history's great thinkers. This ambitious project is a unique... more...

  • Violent Phenomena in the Universeby Jayant V. Narlikar

    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...

  • The Moment of Creationby James S. Trefil

    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...

  • The Unity of the Universeby D. W. Sciama

    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...

  • The Creation of the Universeby George Gamow

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    "Fascinating. . . . Distinctly readable and highly informative." ? San Francisco Chronicle. Since time immemorial, people have attempted to explain the origin of the world, from the creation myths of the ancients to the more sophisticated views that developed with the progress of observational astronomy. This lively and authoritative survey by... more...

  • Here Be Dragons: The Scientific Quest for Extraterrestrial Lifeby David Koerner; Simon LeVay

    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...

  • Faint Echoes, Distant Starsby Ben Bova

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on Venus appeared harsh and insupportable of life, composed of a toxic atmosphere and oceans of acid -- until scientists concluded that Earth's... more...