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- HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 23.99
Every second of every day and night, many trillions of neutrinos pass through your body. But most people had never heard of them until they made headlines recently for possibly travelling faster than light. Luckily, these ghostly particles—celebrated in a delightful John Updike poem and (falsely) blamed for heating the Earth?s core in the Hollywood... more...
Nulling Interferometers for Space-based High-Contrast Visible Imaging and Measurement of Exoplanetary EnvironmentsSpringer 2013; US$ 99.00
High-contrast astronomical imaging has progressed significantly in the past decade. Many of these techniques have been laboratory demonstrated to perform at contrast levels adequate for the detection of Solar System-like planets and dust around nearby stars. None of them, however, have been demonstrated in space. The state of the art in high-contrast... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 29.99
The beginning astronomical observer passes through a series of stages. The initial stage is hugely exciting and gives the beginner a real buzz as he discovers some of the faint fuzzy objects, markings on the planets, rings around Saturn and the craters on the Moon. But as the novice observer progresses, he or she wants to know what more there is than... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 19.99
Radio astronomy is a mystery to the majority of amateur astronomers, yet it is the best subject to turn to when desirous of an expanded knowledge of the sky. This guide intends to instruct complete newcomers to radio astronomy, and provides help for the first steps on the road towards the study of this fascinating subject. In addition to a history... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 145.00
Collisionless Plasmas in Astrophysics examines the unique properties of media without collisions in plasma physics. Experts in this field, the authors present the first book to concentrate on collisionless conditions in plasmas, whether close or not to thermal equilibrium. Filling a void in scientific literature, Collisionless Plasmas in Astrophysics... more...
- Springer 2013; US$ 39.99
Whereas conventional maps can be expressed as outward-expanding formulae with well-defined central features and relatively poorly defined edges, Constant Scale Natural Boundary (CSNB) maps have well-defined boundaries that result from natural processes and thus allow spatial and dynamic relationships to be observed in a new way useful to understanding... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 129.00
The book discusses how stars generate their energy through nuclear reactions, and how elements are created in stars and during the big bang. The theory of thermonuclear reactions rates and their relevance for cosmology and stellar evolution are discussed in detail. Whenever possible, the book introduces the cosmological and astrophysical concepts necessary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95
The publication in 1632 of Galileo?s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican ?marked a crucial moment in the ?scientific revolution? and helped Galileo become the ?father of modern science?. The Dialogue ?contains Galileo?s mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicus?s... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 165.00
In this work the authors draw upon their expertise in geophysical and astrophysical MHD to explore the motion of electrically conducting fluids, the so-called dynamo effect, and describe the similarities and differences between different magnetized objects. They also explain why magnetic fields are crucial to the formation of the stars, and discuss... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 200.00
The production and the properties of nuclei in extreme conditions, such as high isospin, temperature, angular momenta, large deformations etc., have become the subject of detailed investigations in all scientific centers. The main topics discussed at the Symposium were: Synthesis and Properties of Exotic Nuclei; Superheavy Elements; Rare Processes... more...