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Cosmology

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  • The State of the Universeby Pedro Ferreira

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Gravity's Enginesby Caleb Scharf

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    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...

  • The Big Questions The Universeby Stuart Clark

    Quercus 2011; US$ 8.99

    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 Creation of the Universeby George Gamow

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Lively and authoritative, this survey by a renowned physicist explains the formation of the galaxies and defines the concept of an ever-expanding universe in simple terms. 1961 edition. 40 figures. more...

  • Violent Phenomena in the Universeby Jayant V. Narlikar

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Acclaimed by Nature as "excellent and uncompromising," this reader-friendly book explores exploding stars, black holes, and the Big Bang. Clear and lively, it conveys the excitement of modern cosmology. 1982 edition. more...

  • The Moment of Creationby James S. Trefil

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.99

    One of the founders of modern quark theory employs minimal mathematics and nontechnical terms to traverse the eons and bring readers within the first millisecond of the Big Bang, 1983 edition. 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...

  • Universalby Brian Cox; Jeff Forshaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 35.24

    An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the top ten bestselling authors of The Quantum Universe . We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire Universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. And now, as Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw show, we can do more... more...

  • Big Bangby Simon Singh

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 8.10

    The bestselling author of Fermat?s Last Theorem and The Code Book tells the story of the brilliant minds that deciphered the mysteries of the Big Bang. A fascinating exploration of the ultimate question: how was our universe created? more...

  • Cosmosapiensby John Hands

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2015; US$ 36.99

    Specialist scientific fields are developing at incredibly swift speeds, but what can they really tell us about how the universe began and how we humans evolved to play such a dominant role on Earth? John Hands' extraordinarily ambitious quest is to bring together this scientific knowledge and evaluate without bias or preconception all the theories... more...