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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95
"A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." -- The Wall Street Journal † One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for† On Human Nature †and† The Ants --gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In† Consilience ††(a... more...
- 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99
Longlisted for the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Short-listed for Physics World 's Book of the Year The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014 A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 An NBC News Top Science and Tech Book of 2014 A Politics & Prose 2014 Staff Pick In the sixteenth... more...
- Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 20.99
Eminent Harvard astrophysicist David Layzer offers readers a unified theory of natural order and its origins, from the permanence, stability, and orderliness of sub-atomic particles to the evolution of the human mind. Cosmogenesis provides the first extended account of a controversial theory that connects quantum mechanics with the second law of thermodynamics,... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 59.99
This book overviews the extensive literature on apparent cosmological and black hole horizons. In theoretical gravity, dynamical situations such as gravitational collapse, black hole evaporation, and black holes interacting with non-trivial environments, as well as the attempts to model gravitational waves occurring in highly dynamical astrophysical... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 1992; US$ 92.00
This is a collection of lectures on topics in cosmology and elementary particles with emphasis on astrophysics. Delivered by prominent scientists, the lectures give up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of the areas covered. Contents: Pulsars: New Celestial Clocks (D Backer); Gravitation and Early Universe Cosmology (J Barrow); Large Scale Structure... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 105.00
Black holes exist in galactic nuclei and in some X-ray binaries found in our own galaxy and the large Magellanic Cloud. This volume focuses on astrophysical high-energy emission processes around black holes, and the development of theoretical frameworks for interesting observational results. Contents: Black Hole Observations; Accretion Disk/Formation... more...