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  • 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...

  • A College Course on Relativity and Cosmologyby Ta-Pei Cheng; Brian H. Benedict

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 48.99

    This advanced undergraduate text introduces Einstein's general theory of relativity. The topics covered include geometric formulation of special relativity, the principle of equivalence, Einstein's field equation and its spherical-symmetric solution, as well as cosmology. An emphasis is placed on physical examples and simple applications without... more...

  • Faint Echoes, Distant Starsby Ben Bova

    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...

  • Parallel Worldsby Michio Kaku

    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...

  • The Galactic Interstellar Mediumby W.B. Burton; B.G. Elmegreen; R. Genzel

    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...

  • Lectures in Astrobiologyby Muriel Gargaud; Herve Martin; Phillipe Claeys

    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...

  • Exploring the Cosmic Frontierby Andrei P. Lobanov; J. Anton Zensus; Catherine Cesarsky

    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...

  • Dark Cosmosby Dan Hooper

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The twentieth century was astonishing in all regards, shaking the foundations of practically every aspect of human life and thought, physics not least of all. Beginning with the publication of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, through the wild revolution of quantum mechanics, and up until the physics of the modern day (including the astonishing... more...

  • You Are Hereby Christopher Potter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ? You Are Here is not just physics for poets, but as close to poetry or music as science is ever likely to get. Christopher Potter?s narrative is as imaginative, ingenious, and elegantly concise as it is user-friendly.? ? Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind ?A personal, brilliant, and often amusing account . . . . An idiosyncratic, encyclopedic... more...

  • The Constants of Natureby John Barrow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    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...