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Non-optical methods of astronomy

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  • The Square Kilometre Arrayby Domingos Barbosa; Sonia Anton; Leonid Gurvits

    Springer 2012; US$ 199.00

    The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will provide more than one order of magnitude improvement in sensitivity compared with any existing radio telescope over a wavelength range of several hundred to one, from decametric to microwave wavelengths. It will revolutionize the study of the most abundant element in the Universe, hydrogen, from the epoch of reionisation... more...

  • Deep Millimeter Surveysby James D. Lowenthal; David H. Hughes

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 176.00

    The arrival of large submillimeter and millimeter-wave detector arrays opened a new window on galaxy formation and evolution. The major new facilities now being designed or constructed, such as ALMA (MMA) and the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), will soon be expanding the horizons even farther.The Conference on “Deep Millimeter Surveys: Implications... more...

  • Science and Spectacleby John Agar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    This book relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain. more...

  • Extreme Ultraviolet Astronomyby Martin A. Barstow; Jay B. Holberg

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 78.00

    Describes the development of astronomy in the Extreme Ultraviolet wavelength range. more...

  • Photopolarimetry in Remote Sensingby Gorden Videen

    Springer 2005; US$ 129.00

    Photopolarimetric remote sensing is vital in fields as diverse as medical diagnostics, astrophysics, atmospheric science, environmental monitoring and military intelligence. The areas considered here include: radiative transfer; dynamic systems; backscatter polarization; biological systems; astrophysical phenomena; comets; and instrumentation. more...

  • Very High Energy Cosmic Gamma Radiationby Michael D Smith

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 252.00

    Gamma ray astronomy, the branch of high energy astrophysics that studies the sky in energetic ?-ray photons, is destined to play a crucial role in the exploration of nonthermal phenomena in the Universe in their most extreme and violent forms. The great potential of this discipline offers impressive coverage of many ?hot topics? of modern astrophysics... more...

  • Compact Stellar X-ray Sourcesby Walter Lewin; Michiel van der Klis

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 58.00

    A 2006 reference work on astrophysical compact objects that emit X-rays, for graduate students and researchers. more...

  • Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomyby T.C. Weekes

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 220.00

    High energy gamma-ray photons are the prime probes of the relativistic or high-energy universe, populated by black holes, neutron stars, supernovae, quasars, and matter-antimatter annihilations. Through studying the gamma-ray sky, astrophysicists are able to better understand the formation and behavior of these exotic and energetic bodies. Very High... more...

  • The Biggest Bangsby Jonathan Katz

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 44.99

    For over 25 years, gamma-ray bursts were the outstanding mystery in astronomy. No one knew where they were or how they worked. 'The Biggest Bangs' tells how the mystery was unravelled, from the discovery of gamma-ray bursts by a Cold War satellite system monitoring the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty to the localization of bursts in distant galaxies. more...

  • The Square Kilometre Arrayby Peter J. Hall

    Springer 2006; US$ 219.00

    Presents an overview of the engineering of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a revolutionary instrument designed to be the world's largest radio telescope. This book, containing 36 refereed papers written by leaders in SKA engineering, has been compiled by the International SKA Project Office. more...