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Cosmology

  • Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?by Guy Sj Consolmagno; Paul Sj Mueller

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.00

    Witty and thought provoking, two Vatican astronomers shed provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet. ?Imagine if a Martian showed up, all big ears and big nose like a child?s drawing, and he asked to be baptized. How would you react??                                                                          ... more...

  • Determination of Atmospheric Parameters of B-, A-, F- and G-Type Starsby Ewa Niemczura; Barry Smalley; Wojtek Pych

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book introduces the theory of stellar atmospheres. Almost everything we know about stars is by analysis of the radiation coming from their atmospheres. Several aspects of astrophysics require accurate atmospheric parameters and abundances. Spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools at an astronomer?s disposal, allowing the determination of... more...

  • 35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2010)by Kevin Righter; Catherine Corrigan; Timothy McCoy; Ralph Harvey

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    The US Antarctic meteorite collection exists due to a cooperative program involving the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution.  Since 1976, meteorites have been collected by a NSF-funded field team, shipped for curation, characterization, distribution, and... more...

  • The Edge of the Skyby Roberto Trotta

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology—with a twist. The book?s lexicon is limited to the thousand most common words in the English language, excluding physics... more...

  • The Structure of the Universeby Paul Halpern

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    A tour of the current knowledge of the deep reaches of space and predictions for its future. more...

  • The Copernicus Complexby Caleb Scharf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective... more...

  • God and the Multiverseby Victor J. Stenger

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Cosmologists have reasons to believe that the vast universe in which we live is just one of an endless number of other universes within a multiverse ?a mind-boggling array that may extend indefinitely in space and endlessly in both the past and the future. Victor Stenger reviews the key developments in the history of science that led to the current... more...

  • The Copernicus Complexby Caleb Scharf

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Though the concept of "the universe" suggests the containment of everything, the latest ideas in cosmology hint that our universe may be just one of a multitude of others-a single slice of an infinity of parallel realities. In The Copernicus Complex , the renowned astrophysicist and author Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure like no... more...

  • Gravità, stringhe e particelleby Maurizio Gasperini

    Springer 2014; US$ 19.99

    E' un libro che parla di fisica rivolgendosi a lettori che non hanno necessariamente una preparazione specifica in questo campo, ma sono comunque interessati a scoprire la novita, l'originalita e le possibili strane implicazioni di alcune sorprendenti idee utilizzate dalla fisica teorica moderna. Si puo classificare come libro di divulgazione... more...

  • Probing Galaxy Evolution by Unveiling the Structure of Massive Galaxies Across Cosmic Time and in Diverse Environmentsby Tim Weinzirl

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Awarded the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize, and with a foreword by thesis supervisor Professor Shardha Jogee at the University of Texas at Austin, this thesis discusses one of the primary outstanding problems in extragalactic astronomy: how galaxies form and evolve. Galaxies consist of two fundamental kinds of structure:... more...