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Cosmology

  • Gravity and Stringsby Tomás Ortín

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 120.00

    Self-contained and comprehensive, this definitive new edition provides a complete overview of the intersection of gravity, supergravity, and superstrings. more...

  • Philip's Stargazing With Mark Thompsonby Mark Thompson

    Octopus 2015; Not Available

    Philip's Stargazing With Mark Thompson provides the perfect introduction to the fascinating hobby of astronomy for beginners, written by TV's favourite astronomer. With 30 years' experience in observational astronomy and helping hundreds of newcomers get started in their new hobby, Mark Thompson takes everything he has learned and leads his readers... more...

  • Most Wanted Particleby Jon Butterworth

    The Experiment 2015; US$ 24.95

    ?A vivid account of what the process of discovery was really like for an insider.??Peter Higgs The discovery of the Higgs boson has brought us a giant step closer to understanding the fabric of our universe. But before the Higgs was found, its existence was hotly debated?and only a multi-billion-dollar machine could resolve the many vying theories... more...

  • Teaching Big Historyby Richard B. Simon

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving... more...

  • Gravitational Wave Astrophysicsby Carlos F. Sopuerta

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 259.00

    This book offers review chapters written by invited speakers of the 3rd Session of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics - Gravitational Waves Astrophysics. All chapters have been peer reviewed. The book goes beyond normal conference proceedings in that it provides a wide panorama of the astrophysics of gravitational waves and serves as a reference... more...

  • The Cosmic Microwave Backgroundby Rhodri Evans

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 34.99

    Rhodri Evans tells the story of what we know about the universe, from Jacobus Kapteyn?s Island universe at the turn of the 20th Century, and the discovery by Hubble that the nebulae were external to our own galaxy, through Gamow?s early work on the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and its subsequent discovery by Penzias and Wilson, to modern day satellite-lead... more...

  • Quantum Aspects of Black Holesby Xavier Calmet

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 109.00

    Beginning with an overview of the theory of black holes by the editor, this book presents a collection of ten chapters by leading physicists dealing with the variety of quantum mechanical and quantum gravitational effects pertinent to black holes. The contributions address topics such as Hawking radiation, the thermodynamics of black holes, the information... more...

  • Consilienceby E. O. Wilson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    "A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." -- The Wall Street Journal   One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for  On Human Nature  and  The Ants --gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In  Consilience   (a... more...

  • Introduction to General Relativity, Black Holes and Cosmologyby Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 43.99

    General Relativity is a beautiful geometric theory, simple in its mathematical formulation but leading to numerous consequences with striking physical interpretations: gravitational waves, black holes, cosmological models, and so on. This introductory textbook is written for mathematics students interested in physics and physics students interested... more...

  • Covariant Loop Quantum Gravityby Carlo Rovelli; Francesca Vidotto

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    A comprehensible introduction to the most fascinating research in theoretical physics: advanced quantum gravity. Ideal for researchers and graduate students. more...