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Cosmology

  • Gravitational Lensingby Scott Dodelson

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    This book presents the basics of gravitational lensing, accessible to students and researchers with a wide range of backgrounds. more...

  • Precision Cosmologyby Bernard J. T. Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 76.00

    This book explains the fundamental science and mathematics that has enabled cosmology to become the precise quantitative science it is today. more...

  • Gas Accretion onto Galaxiesby Andrew Fox; Romeel Davé

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 145.16

    This edited volume presents the current state of gas accretion studies from both observational and theoretical perspectives, and charts our progress towards answering the fundamental yet elusive question of how galaxies get their gas. Understanding how galaxies form and evolve has been a central focus in astronomy for over a century. These studies... more...

  • The Ringed Planetby Joshua Colwell

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2017; US$ 27.99

    In September 2017, the Cassini spacecraft will point itself toward the atmoshpere of Saturn and end its 13-year mission of solving many of the mysteries of the ringed planet's system with a crash. This book is a dramatic, beautifully illustrated journey of discovery through the Saturn system. Cassini's instruments have revealed never seen before details... more...

  • The Philosophy of Cosmologyby Khalil Chamcham; Joseph Silk; John D. Barrow; Simon Saunders

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 56.00

    This book addresses foundational questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology for a broad academic audience. more...

  • String Theory and the Real Worldby Gordon Kane

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2017; US$ 27.99

    This book attempts to explain why 'string theory' may provide the comprehensive underlying theory that describes and explains our world. It is an enthusiastic view of how compactified string/M-theories (plus data that may be reachable) seem to have the possibilities of leading to a comprehensive underlying theory of particle physics and cosmology,... more...

  • The Greatest Story Ever Told--So Farby Lawrence M. Krauss

    Atria Books 2017; US$ 27.00

    Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing , and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality?a grand poetic vision of nature?and how we find our place within it. In the beginning there... more...

  • Exoplanetsby Michael E. Summers; James Trefil

    Smithsonian 2017; US$ 29.95

    The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more remarkable than the sheer number of exoplanets is their variety.... more...

  • De Sitter Projective Relativityby Ignazio Licata; Leonardo Chiatti; Elmo Benedetto

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 48.01

    This book presents the Projective approach to de Sitter Relativity. It traces the development of renewed interest in models of the universe at constant positive curvature such as "vacuum" geometry. The De Sitter Theory of Relativity, formulated in 1917 with Willem De Sitter's solution of the Einstein equations, was used in different... more...

  • Forces of Natureby Professor Brian Cox; Andrew Cohen

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 9.22

    Sunday Times Bestseller How did life on Earth begin? What is the nature of space and time? What are the chances that we will discover life on other worlds? more...