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  • Empire Of The Starsby Arthur I. Miller

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    In August 1930, on a boat trip from Bombay to England, the young Indian scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar calculated that certain stars could end their lives by collapsing indefinitely to a point - to nowhere. This idea brought Chandra into conflict with Sir Arthur Eddington, the grand old man of British astrophysics, who publicly ridiculed the... more...

  • Random Fields on the Sphereby Domenico Marinucci; Giovanni Peccati

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 75.00 US$ 61.50

    Reviews recent developments in the analysis of isotropic spherical random fields, with a view towards applications in cosmology. more...

  • Advancing Variable Star Astronomyby Thomas R. Williams; Michael Saladyga

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    As the definitive history of the AAVSO, this text will interest amateur and professional astronomers, historians and sociologists alike. more...

  • The Lightness of Beingby Frank Wilczek

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.09

    What's the meaning of it all? Or rather: what exactly is 'it'? Here Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and legend, examines the very nature of reality itself, showing how almost everything we think we know about 'it' is wrong. The Lightness of Being is an engaging tour de force, revealing a universe where matter is the hum of strange... more...

  • The Goldilocks Enigmaby Paul Davies

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies spectacular and eagerly awaited return to cosmology. Here he tackles all the 'big questions' and introduces the latest discoveries that have allowed scientists to piece together the story of the universe in unprecedented detail. And he explains why, despite all this, cosmologists are more divided than ever. Why... more...

  • Numerical Relativityby Thomas W. Baumgarte; Stuart L. Shapiro

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 84.00 US$ 68.88

    Pedagogical introduction to numerical relativity for students and researchers entering the field, and interested scientists. more...

  • Flat Earthby Christine Garwood

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 9.78

    Contrary to popular belief, fostered in countless school classrooms the world over, Christopher Columbus did not discover that the world was round. The idea of the world as a sphere had been widely accepted in scientific, philosophical and even religious circles from as early as the fourth century bc. Bizarrely, it was not until the supposedly more... more...

  • Black Holes in Higher Dimensionsby Gary T. Horowitz

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    The first book devoted to black holes in more than four dimensions, for graduate students and researchers. more...

  • Quasars, Redshifts and Controversiesby Halton C. Arp

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 112.00 US$ 91.84

    Contests the 'establishment' view of quasars as the most distant objects in the universe. more...

  • Stars: A Very Short Introductionby Andrew King

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Stars are a constant source of fascination. In this Very Short Introduction Andrew King introduces us to the science of stars; how they are born, how they live, and how they die. He shows how understanding the stars is the key to understanding the galaxies they inhabit, and how they provide us with clues to the existence of planets like our own. more...