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  • 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...

  • The Transits of Extrasolar Planets with Moonsby David M. Kipping

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 129.00

    This book shows how transiting planets may be used to infer the presence of exomoons through deviations in time and duration of planetary eclipses. It shows that habitable-zone exomoons above 0.2 Earth-masses can be detected with the Kepler space telescope. 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...

  • 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...

  • Observational Astrophysicsby Pierre Léna; Daniel Rouan; François Lebrun; François Mignard; Didier Pelat; Laurent Mugnier; Stephen Lyle

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 179.00

    This is the revised and expanded third edition of Léna et al.'s successful work Observational Astrophysics. It presents a synthesis on tools and methods of observational astrophysics of the early 21st century, and touches upon new windows of astronomy. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Sun: New Challengesby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 199.00

    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...

  • 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...