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Beyond starlight

This collection of titles gives the reader an understanding of our ever-expanding universe at large and a glimpse into the work of the astrophysicists today.

Welcome to the universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson

This book is a guided tour of the cosmos by today’s leading astrophysicists. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, this book takes you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space.

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The cosmic microwave background

Rhodri Evans

Rhodri Evans tells the story of what we know about the universe, from Jacobus Kapteyn's Island universe at the turn of the 20th Century, through Gamow's early work, to modern day satellite-lead CMB research.

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The universe in your hand

Christophe Galfard

Christophe Galfard takes us on a wonder-filled journey through the past, present and future of the universe, a journey into science fact, in this book.

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The book of universes

John D. Barrow

Barrow explains the latest discoveries that astronomy has to offer about our own universe, showing how these findings lead to the concept of the 'multiverse.'

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This illustrated companion to the author’s popular podcast is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe. Science’s most challenging topics are told in a relatable, humorous way that will delight fans.

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Starlight detectives

Alan Hirshfeld

From William Bond, who turned his home into a functional observatory, to geniuses of invention such as Léon Foucault, and George Hale; Hirshfeld reveals the incredible stories behind the birth of modern astronomy.

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Waves passing in the night

Lawrence Weschler

Walter Murch’s fascination with the way the planets are arranged opens up the whole field of celestial mechanics for general readers, making us ever more aware of the giant and invisible forces constantly at work in the universe.

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The 4 percent universe

Richard Panek

Richard Panek tells the story of the quest to unlock the secrets of 'dark matter' and the even stranger substance known as 'dark energy', which comprise a startling 96% of existence.

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Wonders of the universe

Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox is back with another mind-blowing exploration of space. Using 3D CGI imagery, he shows us that if we can understand the impact of these governing laws on Earth it will bring us a step closer to an understanding of our Universe.

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In search of the multiverse

John R. Gribbin

In Search of the Multiverse takes us on an extraordinary journey, examining the most fundamental questions in science. Gribbin guides us through the different competing theories revealing what they have in common and what we can come to expect.

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