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Cosmology

  • Big Historyby DK; David Christian

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2016; Not Available

    Understand how and why we got where we are today with Big History. From the formation of our universe to the present day, countless major events have changed the course of life on Earth. Big History brings together an incredible range of perspectives, using multiple disciplines including physics and sociology to bring us the story of 13.8 billion... more...

  • Arguing Scienceby Rupert Sheldrake; Michael Shermer

    Monkfish Book Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    An in-depth dialogue on the nature of science between post-materialist biologist Rupert Sheldrake and renowned skeptic Michael Shermer more...

  • Deconstructing Cosmologyby Robert H. Sanders

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    A critical assessment of the standard cosmological model and its main challenger, modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND). more...

  • Seeing Our Planet Whole: A Cultural and Ethical View of Earth Observationby Harry Eyres

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 28.07

    This book shows how our new-found ability to observe the Earth from ?the necessary distance? has wide and profound cultural and ethical implications. First of all, it is the outcome of speculations and investigations of human beings in relation to their home planet carried out over millennia. In particular, it reveals a split between the ancient idea... more...

  • Universalby Brian Cox; Jeff Forshaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19

    An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the top ten bestselling authors of The Quantum Universe . We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire Universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. And now, as Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw show, we can do more... more...

  • From QCD Flux Tubes to Gravitational S-matrix and Backby Victor Gorbenko

    Springer International Publishing 2016; Not Available

    This thesis studies various aspects of non-critical strings both as an example of a non-trivial and solvable model of quantum gravity and as a consistent approximation to the confining flux tube in quantum chromodynamics (QCD). It proposes and develops a new technique for calculating the finite volume spectrum of confining flux tubes. This technique... more...

  • Étoilesby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    L'observation à l'?il nu d'un ciel constellé d'étoiles montre que celles-ci ne sont pas réparties au hasard: elles tendent à se regrouper en une longue écharpe laiteuse qui parcourt la voûte céleste d'un bord à l'autre de l'horizon, et que nos ancêtres ont appelée la Voie lactée. Les philosophes ... more...

  • Galaxiesby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    La majorité des astres visibles dans le ciel sont des étoiles. Elles sont souvent groupées en associations et amas de quelques centaines de milliers d'étoiles, ceux-ci se groupant à leur tour en unités beaucoup plus grandes, les galaxies. Une galaxie typique contient de 10 milliards à 100 milliards... more...

  • The Extravagant Universeby Robert P. Kirshner; Robert P. Kirshner

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    The Extravagant Universe tells the story of a remarkable adventure of scientific discovery. One of the world's leading astronomers, Robert Kirshner, takes readers inside a lively research team on the quest that led them to an extraordinary cosmological discovery: the expansion of the universe is accelerating under the influence of a dark energy... more...

  • Welcome to the Universeby Neil deGrasse Tyson; Michael A. Strauss; J. Richard Gott

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today?s leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all?from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes,... more...