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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 176.00 US$ 144.32

    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...

  • 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...

  • Revolutionaries of the Cosmosby Ian Glass

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    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. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

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

  • Fluid Flows to Black Holesby D. J. Saikia; Virginia Trimble

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 93.00 US$ 76.26

    This unique book contains a biographical portrait, accounts of Chandrasekhar's role and impact on modern science, historical perspectives and personal reminiscences, several of which appeared in Physics Today, and reviews by leading experts in areas which Prof. Chandrasekhar pioneered. The reviews, which appeared in the Bulletin of the Astronomical... more...

  • Vignettes in Gravitation and Cosmologyby L. Sriramkumar; T. R. Seshadri

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 81.00 US$ 66.42

    This book comprises expository articles on different aspects of gravitation and cosmology that are aimed at graduate students. The topics discussed are of contemporary interest assuming only an elementary introduction to gravitation and cosmology. The presentations are to a certain extent pedagogical in nature, and the material developed is not usually... more...

  • The Sun: New Challengesby Vladimir N. Obridko; Katya Georgieva; Yury A. Nagovitsyn

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 190.94

    These are the proceedings of the Symposium 3 of JENAM 2011 on new scientific challenges posed by the Sun. The topics covered are   1. The unusual sunspot minimum, which poses challenges to the solar dynamo theory 2. The Sun?s Terra-Hertz emission, which opens a new observational window 3. Corona wave activity 4. Space weather agents - initiation,... more...

  • How the Great Scientists Reasonedby Gary G. Tibbetts

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 74.95

    The scientific method is one of the most basic and essential concepts across the sciences, ensuring that investigations are carried out with precision and thoroughness. The scientific method is typically taught as a step-by-step approach, but real examples from history are not always given. This book teaches the basic modes of scientific thought,... more...

  • An Introduction to Astrophysical Hydrodynamicsby Steven N. Shore

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    This book is an introduction to astrophysical hydrodynamics for both astronomy and physics students. It provides a comprehensive and unified view of the general problems associated with fluids in a cosmic context, with a discussion of fluid dynamics and plasma physics. It is the only book on hydrodynamics that addresses the astrophysical context. Researchers... more...

  • The Intelligible Universeby Julio A. Gonzalo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 57.00 US$ 46.74

    This interesting book reviews WMAP's main results (2003) and discusses in detail how the accurate qualitative results for the “age” of the universe and the Hubble constant were anticipated in an article published five years before in Acta Cosmologica, Krakow. In the final chapter on “Cosmic Numbers”, it is shown that,... more...