Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology All books
The Universe in a Nutshell
This work is illustrated and allows non-mathematicians to better understand the strange world of physicists...
Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
The Grand Design
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality?
Brief Answers to the Big Questions
The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking
Black Holes and Baby Universes
Singlehandedly, Stephen Hawking has profoundly transformed the way we look at the universe...
Nathalie Deruelle, Jean-Pierre Lasota
An extraordinary, theoretical, and experimental saga told by two of the protagonists, or how a purely theoretical notion became a physical reality. A revolution: telescopes now observe in gravitational waves also! Astronomy of the future will be gravitational.
The Space Legacy
Man has begun to realize one of his most ancient dreams: to overcome gravity, to conquer space, to explore the universe. André Lebeau sheds light on some of the stakes of this quest. By examining the logic of evolution which drives us to explore, and then to occupy, discovered continents, Lebeau traces the perspectives that the possible colonization of outer space opens to humanity. In so doing, he offers a new viewpoint on the dynamics of scientific and technological progress.
The Froth of Space-Time The marvels of quantum gravity
The most abstract (and most recent) theories in physics and cosmology explained to all! No equations: only ideas and passion. A must for all science fans.
Jean-Pierre Luminet, Élisa Brune
Good News from the Stars
This book describes the current state of knowledge on astronomy, without taking the form of a science lesson.
Illuminations Cosmos And Design
An eminent scientist explains the Universe through a number of short stories, anecdotes and revelations while guiding us on a fascinating journey.
Exoplanets and Life in the Universe In Search of Our Origins]
The tale of the great advances of the last half-century up to the discovery of extrasolar planets.
Roland Trompette, Daniel Nahon
Short Stories of the EarthAnd Universe
The mysteries of planet Earth revealed in 37 lively accessible chapters
Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe The Big Bang and the effect of fashion
Roger Penrose is a world-renowned theoretical physicist. The author of many books on cosmology, he is emeritus professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford.
Cycles of Time An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
This groundbreaking book presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? And what cosmic future awaits us?
Beyond Appearances Quantum Gravity and the Fabric of Reality
Understanding quantum physics with one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Everything you need to know about modern physics, the universe and our place in the world in seven enlightening lessons
Une brève histoire de l'univers
Joseph Silk is the author of an authoritative book on the Big Bang. In the present work, he covers the history of the universe from that first great explosion and shows how the most recent discoveries in astrophysics i.e. of the cosmic fluctuations from which the great structures of the universe emerged provide the missing link between the Big Bang, which occurred 15 billion years ago, and the present state of the universe. When did time begin? This is the question, already asked by Stephen Hawking, that A Short History of the Universe sets out to answer. It is the subject of current debate among theologians: Did time begin with the Big Bang, in which case God could not have created the universe, or has time existed for all eternity, which would mean that the Big Bang was just one event among others, that God could have existed before it occurred and that He could thus have created the universe? This highly accessible book will be of interest to a wide readership, since the issues examined here concern all of us. Joseph Silk, an astrophysicist and cosmologist, teaches at Oxford University.