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  • The Rock From Marsby Kathy Sawyer

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 25.95

    In this riveting book, acclaimed journalist Kathy Sawyer reveals the deepest mysteries of space and some of the most disturbing truths on Earth. The Rock from Mars is the story of how two planets and the spheres of politics and science all collided at the end of the twentieth century. It began sixteen million years ago. An asteroid crashing into... more...

  • After The Beginningby Norman K Glendenning

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 31.00

    In a brilliant flash about fourteen billion years ago, time and matter were born in a single instant of creation. An immensely hot and dense universe began its rapid expansion everywhere, creating space where there was no space and time where there was no time. more...

  • The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Hoskin

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    An introduction to the history of Western astronomy from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid nineteenth century. Emphasis is given to such topics as the merging of Babylonian and Greek astronomy in later Antiquity, Kepler's conversion of astronomy into a branch of dynamics, and the first explorations of the universe of stars. more...

  • Cosmology: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Coles

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99

    This book is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what cosmologists do. Peter Coles discusses the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and more speculative modern issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter. more...

  • Teaching and Learning Astronomyby Jay Pasachoff; John Percy

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 48.00

    This volume highlights astronomy in the curriculum, and addresses how the teaching and learning of astronomy can be improved worldwide. more...

  • Impact!by Gerrit L. Verschuur

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 26.00

    Most scientists now agree that some sixty-five million years ago, an immense comet slammed into the Yucatan, detonating a blast twenty million times more powerful than the largest hydrogen bomb, punching a hole ten miles deep in the earth. Trillions of tons of rock were vaporized and launched into the atmosphere. For a thousand miles in all directions,... more...

  • Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fieldsby Eugene N. Parker

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 194.99

    This book expands upon ideas in the author's classic text Cosmical Magnetic Fields. This is the first book-length treatment of the magnetohydrodynamic theory of spontaneous magnetic discontinuities. Most continuous magnetic fields develop internal discontinuities as they relax to equilibrium. The formation of the tangential discontinuities is driven... more...

  • Nonlinear Gravitodynamicsby Remo Ruffini; Costantino Sigismondi

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 118.00

    This book gives a detailed, up-to-date account of the Lense?Thirring effect and its implications for physics and astrophysics. Starting from a profound intuition of Lense and Thirring in 1918, based on a simple solution to the linearized Einstein field equations, this has emerged in the past four decades as a phenomenon of extraordinary importance... more...

  • Physical Foundations of Cosmologyby Viatcheslav Mukhanov

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 88.00

    Textbook in cosmology covering established and speculative research for advanced students of physics and astrophysics. more...

  • The Many Scales in the Universeby J.C. Toro Iniesta; Emilio Javier Alfaro; Javier Garcia Gorgas; E. Salvador-Solé; H. Butcher

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 249.00

    This book gathers the invited conferences presented at the Thirteenth Joint European and National Astronomical Meeting (JENAM) organized by the - ropean Astronomical Society (EAS) and the Spanish Astronomical Society (Sociedad Española de Astronomía, SEA) and hosted by the Instituto de - trofísica de Andalucía (IAA - CSIC). The event, held from September... more...