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Cosmology

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  • The Big Questions The Universeby Stuart Clark

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 18.11

    Answers the biggest questions of them all - what is the universe, where did it come from and how will it end? 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...