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  • 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 N. Lyle

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 209.00

    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$ 93.00

    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$ 81.00

    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 Vladimir N. Obridko; Katya Georgieva; Yury A. Nagovitsyn

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 219.00

    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 Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 89.95

    This book presents astrophysics from basic principles without requiring any previous study of astronomy or astrophysics. This one-semester overview provides 15 lecture-sized chapters and 50 set-aside focus elements. 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

    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...

  • Beating the Oddsby Meg Weston Smith

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 22.00

    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...