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Astronomy

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  • Coming of Age in the Milky Wayby Timothy Ferris

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.74

    From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle... more...

  • Pale Blue Dotby Carl Sagan; Ann Druyan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    "FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS." --The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan... more...

  • The Cosmosby Jay M. Pasachoff; Alex Filippenko

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 80.00

    An exciting introduction to astronomy, using recent discoveries and stunning photography to inspire non-science majors about the Universe and science. more...

  • Planetary Sciencesby Imke de Pater; Jack J. Lissauer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This updated second edition takes in the latest measurements. An authoritative introduction for graduate students in the physical sciences. more...

  • The Quantum Universeby Brian Cox; Jeff Forshaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    The Quantum Universe brings together two authors on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science. But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand the world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good? The bizarre... more...

  • Observing the Solar Systemby Gerald North

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 48.00

    A practical primer for aspiring observers of the planets and other Solar System objects, written by an experienced amateur astronomer. more...

  • Covariant Loop Quantum Gravityby Carlo Rovelli; Francesca Vidotto

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    A comprehensible introduction to the most fascinating research in theoretical physics: advanced quantum gravity. Ideal for researchers and graduate students. more...

  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaursby Lisa Randall

    Random House 2016; US$ 15.50

    66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed. The impact annihilated the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. But what if this catastrophe was the sign of something greater: an opening vista onto the interconnectedness of the universe itself? This is... more...

  • The Impact of Discovering Life beyond Earthby Steven J. Dick

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Discusses the big questions about how the discovery of extraterrestrial life, whether intelligent or microbial, would impact society and humankind. more...

  • Matter, Dark Matter, and Anti-Matterby Alain Mazure; Vincent Le Brun

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 35.80

    This book presents the inventory of matter, baryonic and exotic, and investigates the nature and fate of matter's twin, anti-matter. The authors show how basic research, in tandem with the evolution of new ideas, could help science lift the cosmic veil. more...