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Cosmology

  • The Strongest Magnetic Fields in the Universeby V.S. Beskin; A. Balogh; M. Falanga; M. Lyutikov; S. Mereghetti; T. Piran; R.A. Treumann

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 229.00

    This volume extends the ISSI series on magnetic fields in the Universe into the domain of what are by far the strongest fields in the Universe, and stronger than any field that could be produced on Earth. The chapters describe the magnetic fields in non-degenerate strongly magnetized stars, in degenerate stars (such as white dwarfs and neutron stars),... more...

  • The Cosmic Webby J. Richard Gott

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    J. Richard Gott was among the first cosmologists to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters of galaxies intricately connected by filaments of galaxies?a magnificent structure now called the "cosmic web" and mapped extensively by teams of astronomers. Here is his gripping insider?s account of how a generation... more...

  • Observational Constraints on the Influence of Active Galactic Nuclei on the Evolution of Galaxiesby Christopher Mark Harrison

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This prize-winning Ph.D. thesis by Chris Harrison adopts a multi-faceted approach to address the lack of decisive observational evidence, utilising large observational data sets from several world-leading telescopes. Developing several novel observational techniques, Harrison demonstrated that energetic winds driven by Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)... more...

  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaursby Lisa Randall

    Random House 2016; US$ 39.98

    66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed and destroyed the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. Where did it come from, and why? And how is this connected to dark matter ? the most mysterious, elusive stuff in the universe, that interacts with gravity... more...

  • What Really Happens When You Die?by Andrew McLauchlin

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2016; US$ 6.99

    What happens to us when we die? It's a question that has exercised humanity's finest minds for thousands of years. Most have sought the answer in religion; others have looked to philosophers, to the supernatural, or, more recently, to evidence from 'near death' experience. But never, it seems, to science. Yet that's where the answer appears to lie.... more...

  • A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Textsby Kerry Kuehn

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book provides a chronological introduction to modern atomic theory, which represented an attempt to reconcile the ancient doctrine of atomism with careful experiments?performed during the 19th century?on the flow of heat through substances and across empty space. Included herein are selections from classic texts such as Carnot?s Reflection on... more...

  • Pseudo-Complex General Relativityby Peter O. Hess; Mirko Schäfer; Walter Greiner

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 109.00

    This book explores the role of singularities in general relativity (GR): The theory predicts that when a sufficient large mass collapses, no known force is able to stop it until all mass is concentrated at a point. The question arises, whether an acceptable physical theory should have a singularity, not even a coordinate singularity. The appearance... more...

  • A Joosr Guide to? Human Universe by Brian Cox and Andrew Cohenby Joosr

    Joosr Ltd 2015; US$ 2.99

    In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge on the go or find the books you'll love, Joosr's brief and accessible eBook summaries fit into your life. Find out more at joosr.com. ... more...

  • The Expanding Universeby William D. Heacox

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    An overview of modern cosmology, accessible to undergraduate students, with emphasis on physical foundations and relations to modern observations. more...

  • Searching for the Oldest Starsby Anna Frebel

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Astronomers study the oldest observable stars in the universe in much the same way that archaeologists study ancient artifacts on Earth. Here, Anna Frebel?who is credited with discovering several of the oldest and most primitive stars using the world?s largest telescopes?takes readers into the far-flung depths of space and time to provide a gripping... more...