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- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 37.99
With over 150 alphabetically arranged entries about key scientists, concepts, discoveries, technological innovations, and learned institutions, this title traces the history of physics and astronomy, from the Renaissance. It is of interest to students, teachers, historians, scientists, and readers of popular science books. more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 19.95
Covers the US space program, providing an insight into the crew members who lost their lives in the Columbia disaster. This book reviews in detail their training, their scientific work and other activities during their successful 16-day flight, the background of the accident itself and a detailed account of what happened that day in February 2003. more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 39.95
On 25 May 1961, John F Kennedy announced the goal of landing an American man on the Moon by the end of the decade. This challenge forced NASA to review the planned lunar landing of a three-man spaceship named Apollo in the mid-1970s. In 1962, it was decided that a specialized vehicle would accompany the main spacecraft, to make the lunar landing while... more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2005; US$ 19.95
Space is about to be opened up to more people, and the drive behind this is tourism. The author describes what recreational space travel might look like, and explains the required space technology, the medical issues, astronaut training, and the possibilities of holidays to destinations far, far away. more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 159.00
The book contains lecture papers and contributed papers on different aspects of magnetic phenomena in the solar atmosphere. The main topics addressed are the physics of solar flares, prominences, coronal mass ejections, magnetic helicity, high-energy radiation from the Sun, observations of the photosphere and chromosphere as well as highlights from... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 119.00
The field of Cosmology is currently undergoing a revolution driven by dramatic observational progresses and by novel theoretical scenarios imported from particle physics. This book contains lectures by world experts in the various branches of this field corresponding to lectures presented during the School "Frontiers of the Universe" at the... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 99.00
Gives reviews of detectors and of spectrographs, as well as forefront R&D in the field of optical coatings and of guided optics. This book addresses possible ways to handle photons, based on quantum physics. It also gives two reviews about wavefront processing and about image restoration and deconvolution algorithms for ill conditioned cases. more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 29.95
Intended for amateur astronomers. This book deals with the Moon itself - its formation, geology, and history - as well as the practical aspects of observation. It presents a description of the Moon's origin, history and geology; and considers how best to observe and record it with telescopes. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 79.95
Gives an overview of the status of peaceful space utilization and applications, as well as an outlook into future developments. This book covers scientific space utilization, and commercial and technological applications. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 199.00
Consists of reviews of a number of carefully selected topics in solar system science. Contributions, in form of reviews, are mainly aimed at professional astronomers and planetary scientists wishing to inform themselves about progress in fields closely related to their own field of expertise. more...