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Our Place in the Universe

by NORMAN K GLENDENNING

Our Place in the Universe tells the story of our world, formation of the first galaxies and stars formed from great clouds containing the primordial elements made in the first few minutes; birth of stars, their...


Find a Hotter Place!: A History of Nuclear Astrophysics

by LUDWIK M CELNIKIER

Find a hotter place! is the insightful story of the tortured path that led to our current understanding of how the elements in the Universe came to be. This is a story which began in Greek Antiquity, with the...


The Fundamentals of Imaging: From Particles to Galaxies

by MICHAEL MARK WOOLFSON

It is through images that we understand the form and function of material objects, from the fundamental particles that are the constituents of matter to galaxies that are the constituents of the Universe. Imaging...


Time, Space, Stars and Man: The Story of the Big Bang

by MICHAEL MARK WOOLFSON

The three greatest scientific mysteries, which remain poorly understood, are the origin of the universe, the origin of life and the development of consciousness. This book describes the processes preceding the...


Black Holes: An Introduction

by Derek Raine

This introduction to the fascinating subject of black holes fills a significant gap in the literature which exists between popular, non-mathematical expositions and advanced textbooks at the research level....


Time, Space, Stars and Man: The Story of the Big Bang

by MICHAEL MARK WOOLFSON

Most well-read, but non-scientific, people will have heard of the term “Big Bang” as a description of the origin of the Universe. They will recognize that DNA identifies individuals and will know that the...


Real Space: The Fate of Physical Presence in the Digital Age, on and Off Planet

by Paul Levinson

Is planet earth the end of the line, or is space itself the next stop?

Cyberspace. It's incredible, taking us to any part of the planet we want to visit. But as Paul Levinson shows in his brilliant new book,...


A Grand and Bold Thing: An Extraordinary New Map of the Universe Ushering

by Ann K. Finkbeiner

LATE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, what had been a fevered pace of discovery in astronomy for many years had slowed. The Hubble Space Telescope continued to produce an astonishing array of images, but the study...


Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Cosmological Perturbations and Inflationary Theory

by Dmitry S Gorbunov & Valery A Rubakov

This book accompanies another book by the same authors, Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe: Hot Big Bang Theory and presents the theory of the evolution of density perturbations and relic gravity...


Cosmic Collisions

by Dana Desonie, Carolyn Shoemaker, Eugene Shoemaker & David Levy

Cosmic collisions have forever shaped the planets in our solar system, sculpting Earth and our Moon. They are still happening right in our neighborhood, as we saw in July 1994 when comet fragments bombarded...


Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

by Terence Dickinson

The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside of the astronomy community realize that Hubble...


Comets: Creators and Destroyers

by David H. Levy

David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground...


Magnetic Processes in Astrophysics: Theory, Simulations, Experiments

by Günther Rüdiger, Rainer Hollerbach & Leonid L. Kitchatinov

In this work the authors draw upon their expertise in geophysical and astrophysical MHD to explore the motion of electrically conducting fluids, the so-called dynamo effect, and describe the similarities and...


The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

by Alan Lightman

“Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth...


The State of the Universe: A Primer in Modern Cosmology

by Pedro Ferreira

It is science's last and greatest challenge: fathoming the depths of the night sky. The objective: to crack the cosmic code, to unravel the blueprint for nature's grandest conception, a machine constructed on...


Space Exploration: All That Matters

by David Ashcroft

Amid a century devastated by war, space exploration was perhaps mankind's greatest achievement of the twentieth century. Yet remarkably, in a world where most technology progresses constantly, space exploration...


Biological Cosmology, Astrobiology, Extraterrestrial Life

by Rudolf Schild, Richard Hoover & Robert McLean

CONTENTS 1. The First Gene: Genetics Demonstrates Extraterrestrial Origins for Life 2. Biological Cosmology and the Origins of Life in the Universe 3. Origins, Evolution, and Distribution of Life in the Cosmos:...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy, 2E

by Christopher De Pree

Astronomy is an ancient science on the cutting edge. Although it's been around for over 5,500 years, astronomers say that we have learned more than 90 percent of what we know in only the last 50 years--a disproportionate...


From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

by John Chambers & Jacqueline Mitton

The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. This book tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that...


Introduction to Modeling Convection in Planets and Stars: Magnetic Field, Density Stratification, Rotation

by Gary Glatzmaier

This book provides readers with the skills they need to write computer codes that simulate convection, internal gravity waves, and magnetic field generation in the interiors and atmospheres of rotating planets...