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Cosmology

  • The Starsby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2016; Not Available

    The Stars is a stunning guide to the celestial wonders of our universe, capturing the beauty of the cosmos beyond our solar system. Fully authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution, The Stars lets you explore the awe-inspiring wonders of our universe and discover the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering starbirth nebulae... more...

  • Astrophysical Applications of Gravitational Lensingby Evencio Mediavilla; Jose A. Muñoz; Francisco Garzón; Terence J. Mahoney

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 112.00 US$ 91.84

    This book presents gravitational lensing as an essential tool in astrophysics for tracking dark matter at all scales in the Universe. more...

  • Black Holesby Stephen Hawking

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 2.99

    The legendary physicist explores his favorite subject in a pair of enlightening, accessible, and cleverly illustrated essays for curious readers, originally delivered as BBC lectures.   ?It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything... more...

  • The Quantum Gambleby Jan Boeyens

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    This volume, written by a highly cited author, presents the history of quantum theory together with open questions and remaining problems in terms of the plausibility of quantum chemistry and physics. It also provides insights into the theory of matter-wave mechanics. The content is aimed at students and lecturers in chemistry, physics and the philosophy... more...

  • From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxiesby Mauro D'Onofrio; Roberto Rampazzo; Simone Zaggia

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 279.00

    In order to outline possible future directions in galaxy research, this book wants to be a short stopover, a moment of self-reflection of the past century of achievements in this area. Since the pioneering years of galaxy research in the early 20th century, the research on galaxies has seen a relentless advance directly connected to the parallel... more...

  • Conformal Methods in General Relativityby Juan A. Valiente Kroon

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 100.00 US$ 82.00

    A systematic and self-contained account, which adopts a geometric approach to study the solutions of Einstein's theory of gravity. more...

  • The Amazing Unity of the Universeby Edward van den Heuvel

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 34.99

    In the first chapters the author describes how our knowledge of the position of Earth in space and time has developed, thanks to the work of many generations of astronomers and physicists. He discusses how our position in the Galaxy was discovered, and how in 1929, Hubble uncovered the fact that the Universe is expanding, leading to the picture... more...

  • Effective Spacetimeby Karen Crowther

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.00

    This book discusses the notion that quantum gravity may represent the "breakdown" of spacetime at extremely high energy scales. If spacetime does not exist at the fundamental level, then it has to be considered "emergent", in other words an effective structure, valid at low energy scales. The author develops a conception of emergence appropriate to... more...

  • Forces of Natureby Professor Brian Cox; Andrew Cohen

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 24.21

    A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking book accompanies the new BBC One TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions. more...

  • Cosmos, Gods and Madmenby Roland Littlewood; Rebecca Lynch

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    The social anthropology of sickness and health has always been concerned with religious cosmologies: how societies make sense of such issues as prediction and control of misfortune and fate; the malevolence of others; the benevolence (or otherwise) of the mystical world; local understanding and explanations of the natural and ultra-human worlds. This... more...