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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
A rising star in theoretical physics offers his awesome vision of our universe and beyond, all beginning with a simple question: Why does time move forward? Time moves forward, not backward?everyone knows you can?t unscramble an egg. In the hands of one of today?s hottest young physicists, that simple fact of breakfast becomes a doorway to understanding... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
The universe has many secrets. It may hide additional dimensions of space other than the familier three we recognize. There might even be another universe adjacent to ours, invisible and unattainable . . . for now. Warped Passages is a brilliantly readable and altogether exhilarating journey that tracks the arc of discovery from early twentieth-century... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 166.00
Collects ten papers presented at an international conference held in 2006. This title includes papers that concentrate on Neoplatonic philosophy of nature from Plotinus to Simplicius, on its main conceptual features and on its relation to the previous philosophical and scientific traditions. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 192.00
Most well-read, but non-scientific, people will have heard of the term Big Bang as a description of the origin of the Universe. They will recognize that DNA identifies individuals and will know that the origin of life is one of the great unsolved scientific mysteries. This book brings together all of that material. Starting with the creation... more...
- 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...
- 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...