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  • Reviews in Modern Astronomy, Formation and Evolution of Cosmic Structuresby Siegfried Roser

    Wiley 2010; US$ 195.00

    This 21st volume in the series contains 15 invited reviews and highlight contributions presented during the 2008 International Scientific Conference of the German Astronomical Society on the topic of "New Challenges to European Astronomy", held in Vienna, Austria. The papers discuss a wide range of hot topics, including cosmology, high-energy astrophysics,... more...

  • Extrasolar Planetsby Rudolf Dvorak

    Wiley 2008; US$ 185.00

    This latest, up-to-date resource for research on extrasolar planets covers formation, dynamics, atmospheres and detection. After a look at the formation of giant planets, the book goes on to discuss the formation and dynamics of planets in resonances, planets in double stars, atmospheres and habitable zones, detection via spectra and transits, and... more...

  • Cometsby David H. Levy

    Touchstone 1998; US$ 17.95

    David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground zero as comets take form, we track the paths their icy, rocky masses take around our universe and investigate the enormous potential that future... more...

  • A Tear at the Edge of Creationby Marcelo Gleiser

    Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    For millennia, shamans and philosophers, believers and nonbelievers, artists and scientists have tried to make sense of our existence by suggesting that everything is connected, that a mysterious Oneness binds us to everything else. People go to temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues to pray to their divine incarnation of Oneness. Following a surprisingly... more...

  • AGN Feedback in Galaxy Formationby Vincenzo Antonuccio-Delogu; Joseph Silk

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 94.00

    Suitable for researchers and graduate students in astrophysics, this volume discusses AGN feedback in the context of galaxy formation. more...

  • The Shape of Inner Spaceby Shing-Tung Yau; Steve Nadis

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 18.99

    The leading mind behind the mathematics of string theory discusses how geometry explains the universe we see more...

  • A Briefer History of Timeby Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow

    Transworld 2010; US$ 14.54

    Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe. But it is also true that in the years... more...

  • A Brief History Of Timeby Stephen Hawking

    Transworld 2009; US$ 13.08

    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the... more...

  • Before the Big Bangby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    According to a recent survey, the most popular question about science from the general public was: what came before the Big Bang? We all know on some level what the Big Bang is, but we don?t know how it became the accepted theory, or how we might know what came before. In Before the Big Bang , Brian Clegg (the critically acclaimed author of Upgrade... more...

  • The Expanding Universeby Arthur Eddington

    Cambridge University Press 1920; US$ 37.00

    This classic book, long out of print, investigates the experimental determination of one of the fundamental constants of astrophysics and its significance for astronomy. The equations of general relativity include a constant lambda in their solution. If lambda is non-zero and positive, this represents the existence of a phenomenon of cosmical repulsion.... more...