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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00
In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own. Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string theory... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 79.95
This volume contains the papers of three extended lectures addressing advanced topics in astronomy and astrophysics. The topics discussed include the most recent observational data on interstellar matter outside our galaxy and the physics and chemistry of molecular clouds. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 259.00
Based on material delivered at several summer schools, this book covers various aspects associated with the field of astrobiology. It gathers a set of lectures covering topics so diverse as the formation and the distribution of elements in the universe, the concept of habitability from both the planetologists' and the biologists' point of view. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 99.00
Covers a range of scientific topics including the cosmological epoch of reionization, galactic dynamics and nuclear activity, stellar astronomy, extra-solar planets, gamma-ray bursts, X-ray binaries, and others. This book gives an account of a snapshot of an evolving scientific discourse and interaction throughout our field of research. more...