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The Early Universe

By: Börner, Gerhard

Price: $56.95

Publisher: Berlin, Springer: 2004

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 16447

ISBN: 3540441972

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Only slight wear to dark blue boards, ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 700 pages; This fourth edition of Börner's "The Early Universe" is practically a new book, not just updated version. In particular, it is now organized so as to make it more useful as a textbook. And problem sections are also added. In the centre are the connections between particle physics and cosmology: The standard model, some basic implications of quantum field theory and the questions of structure formation. Special emphasis is given to the observed anisotropies of the cos... View more info

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Discovering the Secrets of the Sun

By: Kippenhahn, Rudolf

Price: $30.00

Publisher: West Sussex, England, John Wiley: 1994

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 17753

ISBN: 0471943630

Condition: Near Fine


A bright, solid book, card covers are clean and crisp. ; 8.90 X 5.98 X 0.71 inches; 262 pages; "Translated from Der Stern von dem Wir Leben, this title is a survey of the current knowledge about the sun. It explains how the sun is investigated, the key people and instruments involved with these discoveries, the results so far and what we still have to learn. Historical anecdotes are used as well as imaginary adventures of the ``man-in-the-street,'' " View more info

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The Dark Universe Matter, Energy and Gravity

By: Livio, Mario (editor)

Price: $36.95

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16417

ISBN: 0521822270

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Only slight wear to light blue boards ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked; Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series #15; B&W Illustrations; 9.76 X 6.85 X 0.63 inches; 193 pages; This timely volume presents specially written articles by world experts at an international conference at the Space Telescope Science Institute. The goal of the meeting was to assemble physicists and astronomers working on all aspects of dark matter and theories of gravity. Topics covered include Nucleosynthesis, Hot Gas in Clusters, MACHOs, WIMPs, Rotation Curves, Gravitational Lensing Neutrinos, Large Sca... View more info

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Confrontation of Cosmological Theories with Observational Data

By: Longair, Malcolm S.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Dordrecht, D. Reidel: 1974

Seller ID: 16278

ISBN: 9027704562

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Glossy green paper covered boards. ; As new, unmarked ; International Astronomical Union Symposia No. 63; 9.50 X 6.46 X 1.26 inches; 393 pages; Proceedings of IAU Symposium No. 63, held in Cracow, Poland, September 10-12, 1973. This is a quality print on demand printing issued by Kluwer Academic Publishers. View more info

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Galileo in Context

By: Renn, Jurgen (Editor)

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16422

ISBN: 052100103x

Condition: Near Fine


A bright, solid book, text unmarked; Trade PB; 9.40 X 7.60 X 0.90 inches; 431 pages; This survey of recent attempts to dispel the myth of Galileo as isolated pioneer explores the intellectual, cultural and social contexts that substantially shaped Galilean science. Particular attention is paid to the influence of contemporary engineer-scientists on Galilean experimental physics, the influence of artists on the visual representation techniques used in Galilean astronomy, and the influence of the power structures of Galileo's day on the way in which scientific information was organized and commu... View more info

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Galileo's Intellectual Revolution Middle period, 1610-1632

By: Shea, William R

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New York, Science History Publications: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16286

ISBN: 0882020064

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Glue stain on front free end paper, light pencil notation throughout, only light light wear to brown hardcover boards. ; A tight solid book. ; 8.90 X 5.80 X 0.60 inches; 204 pages View more info

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Observing the Sun

By: Taylor, Peter O.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17761

ISBN: 0521401100

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear, small chip in DJ at fore edge.; A bright, solid book. DJ is crisp and clean, text unmarked. ; Practical Astronomy Handbooks No.3; 9.99 X 7.09 X 0.58 inches; 173 pages; "Observing the sun is one of the most interesting and rewarding facets of astronomy to which amateurs can contribute meaningful data. It is the one branch of astronomy that requires only modest equipment and that can be pursued during the day. Peter Taylor, long-time chairman of the Solar Division of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, is a keen and highly experienced observe... View more info