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Astrophysics

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  • Polytropesby G. P Horedt

    Springer 2005; US$ 199.00

    This book provides the most complete academic treatment on the application of polytropes ever published. It is primarily intended for students and scientists working in Astrophysics and related fields. It provides a full overview of past and present research results and is an indispensible guide for everybody wanting to apply polytropes. more...

  • Principles of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamicsby Cathie Clarke; Bob Carswell

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    An advanced textbook on AFD introducing astrophysics students to the necessary fluid dynamics, first published in 2007. more...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 287.00

    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...

  • Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics IVby Francesca Figueras; Josep Miquel Girart; Margarita Hernanz; Carme Jordi

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 239.00

    This volume documents the contributions presented at the Seventh Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society (Sociedad Española de Astronomía, SEA). The event bought together 301 participants who presented 161 contributed talks and 120 posters, the greatest number of contributions in the history of the meeting. The fact that most exciting... more...

  • High Time Resolution Astrophysicsby Don Phelan; Oliver Ryan; Andrew Shearer

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 259.00

    High Time Resolution Astrophysics (HTRA) is an important new window to the universe and a vital tool in understanding a range of phenomena from diverse objects and radiative processes. This importance is demonstrated in this volume with the description of a number of topics in astrophysics, including quantum optics, cataclysmic variables, pulsars,... more...

  • Planets, Stars, and Galaxiesby Gordon Ritter

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    The attempt to understand the universe's seemingly endless mysteries is a great adventure that can provide one with fascination, frustration, and continual wonder and amazement. Planets, Stars, and Galaxies takes readers on an incredible full-color journey through the vast solar system. This engaging title tackles the questions students studying... 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...

  • Solar System Astrophysicsby Eugene F. Milone; William J.F. Wilson

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 139.00

    It presents equations and derivations starting from a level that permits one to see the underlying physical ideas. There is no other book that does this on the market. The book presents an up-to-date overview on all essential topics but is concise where possible to keep it a practical resource for courses. The book is based on extensive experience... more...

  • Revolutionaries of the Cosmosby Ian Glass

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 35.00

    This book contains short biographies of Galileo, Newton, Herschel, Huggins, Hale, Eddington, Shapley and Hubble - eight astronomers who broke with traditions and defined the cosmos as we know it now. - ;Galileo, Newton, Herschel, Huggins, Hale, Eddington, Shapley and Hubble: these astronomers applied ideas drawn from physics to astronomy and made dramatic... more...

  • The Local Group as an Astrophysical Laboratoryby Mario Livio; Thomas M. Brown

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    A collection of review papers on important aspects of Local Group Astrophysics. more...