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  • Lessons from the Local Groupby Kenneth Freeman; Bruce Elmegreen; David Block; Matthew Woolway

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 349.00

     Our understanding of galaxy formation comes mostly from two sources: sensitive observations at high angular resolution of the high-redshift Universe, where galaxies are observed to be forming, and detailed observations of individual stars and clouds in the Local Group, where telltale remnants from its formative time remain and similar processes operate... more...

  • Galactic and Intergalactic Magnetic Fieldsby Ulrich Klein; Andrew Fletcher

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This course-tested textbook conveys the fundamentals of magnetic fields and relativistic plasma in diffuse cosmic media, with a primary focus on phenomena that have been observed at different wavelengths. Theoretical concepts are addressed wherever necessary, with derivations presented in sufficient detail to be generally accessible. In the first few... more...

  • Galaxyby James Geach

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    Each night, we are able to gaze up at the night sky and look at the thousands of stars that stretch to the end of our individual horizons. But the stars we see are only those that make up our own Milky Way galaxy?but one of hundreds of billions in the whole of the universe, each separated  by inconceivably huge tracts of empty space. In this... more...

  • Radio Galaxiesby A. G. Pacholczyk; D. ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Radio Galaxies: Radiation Transfer, Dynamics, Stability and Evolution of a Synchrotron Plasmon deals with the physics of a region in space containing magnetic field and thermal and relativistic particles (a plasmon). The synchrotron emission and absorption of this region are discussed, along with the properties of its spectrum; its linear and circular... more...

  • The First Galaxiesby Tommy Wiklind; Bahram Mobasher; Volker Bromm

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 209.00

    Exploring intriguing questions about where the first generations of stars were formed, book discusses how the first galaxies were assembled, whether early galaxies have low redshift counterparts and what role early galaxies played in the reionization process. more...

  • Astronomy of the Milky Wayby Michael Inglis

    Springer London 2012; US$ 39.95

    One of the wonders of the universe we live in is the Milky Way. It spans the entire sky and can be seen every night of the year from anywhere on Earth. This is the first book that deals specifically with what can be seen within the Milky Way from a practical observer's point of view. Astronomy of the Milky Way covers every constellation that the... more...

  • The Environment and Evolution of Galaxiesby J.M. Shull; Harley Thronson

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 149.00

    Proceedings of the Third Tetons Summer School, held at Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A., July 1992 more...

  • Picturing the Cosmosby Elizabeth A. Kessler

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    The vivid, dramatic images of distant stars and galaxies taken by the Hubble Space Telescope have come to define how we visualize the cosmos. In their immediacy and vibrancy, photographs from the Hubble show what future generations of space travelers might see should they venture beyond our solar system. But their brilliant hues and precise details... more...

  • Relativistic Jets from Active Galactic Nucleiby Markus Boettcher; Daniel E. Harris; Henric Krawczynski

    Wiley 2012; US$ 160.00 US$ 138.67

    Written by a carefully selected consortium of researchers working in the field, this book fills the gap for an up-to-date summary of the observational and theoretical status. As such, this monograph includes all used wavelengths, from radio to gamma, the FERMI telescope, a history and theory refresher, and jets from gamma ray bursts. For astronomers,... more...

  • Chemical Evolution of Galaxiesby Francesca Matteucci

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 149.00

    Covering the chemical evolution of galaxies of all types (elliptical, spiral and irregular) and stressing the role of star formation history in determining the features of star populations in galaxies, this book compares models to 20 years? observational data. more...