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  • Essential Astrophysicsby Kenneth R. Lang

    Springer 2013; US$ 89.95

    Essential Astrophysics is a book to learn or teach from, as well as a fundamental reference volume for anyone interested in astronomy and astrophysics. It presents astrophysics from basic principles without requiring any previous study of astronomy or astrophysics. It serves as a comprehensive introductory text, which takes the student through the... more...

  • An Introduction to Astrophysical Hydrodynamicsby Steven N. Shore

    Elsevier Science 1992; 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...

  • Observing Photons in Spaceby Martin C. E. Huber; Anuschka Pauluhn; J. Len Culhane; J. Gethyn Timothy; Klaus Wilhelm; Alex Zehnder

    Springer 2013; US$ 279.00

    An ideal resource for lecturers, this book provides a comprehensive review of experimental space astronomy. The number of astronomers whose knowledge and interest is concentrated on interpreting observations has grown substantially in the past decades; yet, the number of scientists who are familiar with and capable of dealing with instrumentation has... more...

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

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book is a new edition of Roederer?s classic Dynamics of Geomagnetically Trapped Radiation, updated and considerably expanded. The main objective is to describe the dynamic properties of magnetically trapped particles in planetary radiation belts and plasmas and explain the physical processes involved from the theoretical point of view. The approach... more...

  • Beating the Oddsby Meg Weston Smith

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • Proceedings of the Dalgarno Celebratory Symposiumby James F. Babb; Kate Kirby; Hossein Sadeghpour

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 211.00

    This unique volume is a compendium of scientific contributions inspired by the work of Alex Dalgarno in the fields of atomic, molecular, and optical physics, astrophysics, astrochemistry, and atmospheric physics. The book should be of particular value to the practitioners in these fields. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: The Transition From Mathematician... 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...

  • The Intelligible Universeby Julio A. Gonzalo

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 168.00

    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...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 131.00

    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...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 151.00

    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...