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  • Time, Space, Stars and Manby Michael M Woolfson

    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...

  • Extrasolar Planetsby Rudolf Dvorak

    Wiley 2008; US$ 191.00

    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...

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

    Wiley 2010; US$ 200.95

    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...

  • 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$ 100.00

    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 Leonard Mlodinow; Stephen Hawking

    Transworld 2010; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • The Expanding Universeby Arthur Eddington

    Cambridge University Press 1920; US$ 44.00

    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...

  • After the First Three Minutesby T. Padmanabhan

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 52.00

    The exciting story of contemporary cosmology - for general readers who want to get to grips with what we really do and don't know about our Universe. more...