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  • A Scientific Autobiographyby Kameshwar C. Wali

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 34.00

    S. Chandrasekhar, popularly known as Chandra, was one of the foremost scientists of the 20th century. The year 2010 marks the birth centenary of Chandra. His unique style of research, inward bound, seeking a personal perspective to master a particular field, and then pass on to another was so unique that it will draw considerable interest and attention... more...

  • Structure Formation in Astrophysicsby Gilles Chabrier

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 60.00

    Unique reference for graduate students and researchers addressing common problems and methods in studying galaxy, star and planet formation. more...

  • The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-Sky Catalogsby Jerry D. Cavin

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.95

    The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-sky Catalogs provides a compilation of the historical and modern astronomical deep-sky catalogs. It provides a comparison, discusses their origins, explains how to interpret the data they contain, and outlines how to create suitable 'custom' catalogs. more...

  • Astrophysicsby Wolfgang Kundt

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 109.00

    For a quantitative understanding of the physics of the universe - from the solar system through the milky way to clusters of galaxies all the way to cosmology - these edited lecture notes are perhaps among the most concise and also among the most critical ones: Astrophysics has not yet stood the redundancy test of laboratory physics, hence should... more...

  • Astrophysics is Easy!by Michael Inglis

    Springer London 2007; US$ 39.95

    Astrophysics is a subject that is often - with some justification - regarded as extremely difficult, requiring at least degree-level mathematics as a prerequisite to its understanding. Consequently, many amateur astronomers just don't bother, and miss out on the fascinating fundamentals of the subject, and often on an understanding of exactly what... more...

  • Beating the Oddsby Meg Weston Smith

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 21.00

    E A Milne was one of the giants of 20th century astrophysics and cosmology. His bold ideas, underpinned by his Christianity, sparked controversy — he believed two time scales operate in the universe.Struggling against poverty, Milne won five scholarships to Cambridge, but he never finished his degree. In World War I he was invited to develop... more...

  • Der Alte mit dem Würfelby Anna Ijjas

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 42.58

    Es gibt kaum ein metaphysisches Problem, das nicht unter Berufung auf die Quantenmechanik gelöst wurde ? angeblich jedenfalls. Dies ist auf den ersten Blick überraschend, denn bei der Quantenmechanik handelt es sich um eine physikalische Theorie. Das Ziel der Quanten-Metaphysik besteht aber in der Regel darin, weltanschauliche Positionen empirisch... more...

  • Dynamics of Magnetically Trapped Particlesby Juan G. Roederer; Hui Zhang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 129.00

    Updated and expanded, this book describes the dynamic properties of magnetically trapped particles in planetary radiation belts and plasmas and explains physical processes from a theoretical point of view. Includes examples and practical recommendations. more...

  • Energy Budget In The High Energy Universeby Katsuhiko Sato; Junji Hisano

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00

    The existence of materials with very high specific energies greatly exceeding the local virial temperature is best represented by cosmic rays, whose origin has long been a mystery. Recent astrophysical observations in X-ray, gamma-ray, neutrino, and high energy cosmic ray experiments, in conjunction with theoretical studies, have revealed various new... more...

  • Essential Astrophysicsby Kenneth R. Lang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 89.95

    This book presents astrophysics from basic principles without requiring any previous study of astronomy or astrophysics. This one-semester overview provides 15 lecture-sized chapters and 50 set-aside focus elements. more...