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- Wiley 2002; US$ 15.95
Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 30.00
Born in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke achieved fame as the author of A History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century. This biography describes the life of the woman who became the leading commentator of her time on astronomy and astrophysics in the English-speaking world. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 73.00
This book presents basic methods for numerical simulation of gravitational systems, demonstrating how to develop clear and elegant algorithms. It explains the fundamental mathematical tools needed to describe the dynamics of a large number of mutually attractive particles, and the techniques needed to model various known planetary and astrophysical... more...
- University of California Press 1997; US$ 12.95
Galileo's 1632 book, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican , comes alive for twentieth-century readers thanks to Maurice Finocchiaro's brilliant new translation and presentation. Condemned by the Inquisition for its heretical proposition that the earth revolves around the sun, Galileo's masterpiece takes the form of a debate,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99
Galileo's own lucid arguments are used to show how his scientific method was from the Aristotelian approach to physics in that it was based on a search not for causes but for laws. This led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 51.00
This timely review of developments in cosmochemistry over the last decade is written by seven prestigious astrophysics researchers. It covers cosmological and stellar nucleosynthesis, abundance determinations in stars and ionised nebulae, chemical composition of nearby and distant galaxies, and models of chemical evolution of galaxies and intracluster... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 97.00
The book surveys statistical and perturbation methods for the solution of the general three body problem, providing solutions based on combining orbit calculations with semi-analytic methods for the first time. This book is essential reading for students in this rapidly expanding field. more...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 190.00
The dynamic field of astrochemistry brings together ideas of physics, astrophysics, biology and chemistry to the study of molecules between stars, around stars and on planets. Astrochemistry: from Astronomy to Astrobiology provides a clear and concise introduction to this rapidly evolving multidisciplinary subject. Starting with the Molecular Universe,... more...