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  • Self-Organized Criticality in Astrophysicsby Markus J. Aschwanden

    Springer 2011; US$ 189.00

    Markus Aschwanden introduces the concept of self-organized criticality (SOC) and shows that due to its universality and ubiquity it is a law of nature for which he derives the theoretical framework and specific physical models in this book. He begins by providing an overview of the many diverse phenomena in nature which may be attributed to SOC behaviour.... 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...

  • Observational Astrophysicsby Pierre Lena

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    This is the updated, widely revised, restructured and expanded third edition of Lena et al.'s successful work Observational Astrophysics. It presents a synthesis on tools and methods of observational astrophysics of the early 21st century. Written specifically for astrophysicists and graduate students, this textbook focuses on fundamental and sometimes... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...