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Good cosmology books

  1. Jan 9, 2010 #1
    Can you please recommend me some good and up to date cosmology books?
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  3. Jan 30, 2010 #2


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    Dodelson's Modern Cosmology is great.
  4. Jan 30, 2010 #3
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Introductio...?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264877077&sr=8-1ttp://" - This is a brilliant introduction. If you've never come across cosmology and are ~ 3rd year undergraduate then this is the perfect starting point in my opinion.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosmologica...sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264877230&sr=1-1" - This is a very good book on cosmology. Perhaps a tad more dated than Liddle's book but covers all the important things in a very good way. Has introductory chapters on GR, QM and Field Theory that really serve as quick refreshers of some of the basics.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosmology-S...sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264877387&sr=1-4" - Very nicely written with most things you could want but not the starting place for anyone new to the subject in my opinion.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cosmology-O..._1_31?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1264877445&sr=1-31" - This is another nice cosmology book emphasising the structure formation aspects of cosmology.

    As mentioned above Dodelson's book is a very nice book too.

    You can look at the table of contents and other reviews for most books. Hopefully this should give a reasonable starting point :).
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  5. Jan 30, 2010 #4


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    Another one, which is very new, is Primordial Cosmology by Peter and Uzan. I like it a lot.
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