Found in Translation…

Here I am, back in Maynooth, after taking the early flight back to Dublin from rainy Cardiff. By way of a gentle re-introduction to the habit of blogging after a gap of a week or so I thought I’d mention something I discovered when I returned:

This pleasant surprise was a package from Oxford University Press containing five copies of the new Turkish edition of my book  Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction.I don’t know if there are any staff or students in Maynooth who (a) can read Turkish and (b) are interested in cosmology but if there are please contact me and you can have a copy!

(I’m particularly intrigued by how the first two words of the sub-title are to be pronounced…)

Anyway, I thought it would be nice to show some of the other translations of this book. This one is in Arabic. I was a bit confused when I first saw this edition, because books in Arabic open the opposite way to books in English, as Arabic is read from right to left rather than from left to right.

VSI-Arabic

The following are in Korean, Bulgarian, Bosnian, Dutch and Czech, respectively:

vsi_6

vsi_2

vsi_3

Vsi_5

vsi_4

Anyway, I’m due to finish the 2nd Edition  – which will be a completely new book rather than an update – by the end of next month so hopefully there will be translations of the new version in due course!

6 Responses to “Found in Translation…”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    I wish that Martin Rees would do as you are doing and update his book “New Perspectives in Astrophysical Cosmology,” which was an excellent summary at the next level of reader expertise, but is now rather dated (most recent edition: 2000).

  2. Shantanu Says:

    I am curious to see what the book says about explanations for mass-acceleration discrepancy relation, baryonic Tully-fisher relaton and Lithium-7 problem in BBn.

    • Note that “a very short introduction” is part of the title. While I am sympathetic to MOND (at least from a phenomenological point of view), the common claim by some in the MOND camp that there is some sort of conspiracy because various MOND-related issues are not mentioned in introductory books is not helping their cause, it is hurting it.

    • Note also that at best the last of the topics you mention is really something to do with cosmology.

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