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- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 52.00
A comprehensive overview of theoretical and observational understanding of the interstellar medium of galaxies. more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 34.95
For over ten years, the dark side of the universe has been headline news. Detailed studies of the rotation of spiral galaxies, and 'mirages' created by clusters of galaxies bending the light from very remote objects, have convinced astronomers of the presence of large quantities of dark (unseen) matter in the cosmos. The most striking fact... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 149.00
Based on a number of new discoveries resulting from 10 years of Chandra and XMM-Newton observations and corresponding theoretical works, this is the first book to address significant progress in the research of the "Hot Interstellar Matter in Elliptical Galaxies". A fundamental understanding of the physical properties of the hot ISM in elliptical... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 264.99
Data from spacecraft such as Pioneer, Vela and Voyager have revealed the interstellar medium to be a remarkable physical system, which has served as a laboratory for the study of turbulent, supersonic, ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows. The results of these studies provided confirmation of many theoretical models of the interstellar medium. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 169.00
Describing interstellar matter in our galaxy in all of its various forms, this title also considers the physical and chemical processes that are occurring within this matter. It begins by explaining the various components that comprise it and detailing the ways that we are able to study them. more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 75.00
This is a comprehensive and richly illustrated textbook on the astrophysics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium--the gas and dust, as well as the electromagnetic radiation, cosmic rays, and magnetic and gravitational fields, present between the stars in a galaxy and also between galaxies themselves. Topics include radiative processes across... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 105.00
Lyman Spitzer, Jr. studied at Yale and Cambridge Universities and earned his Ph.D. under Henry Norris Russell at Princeton University. Following research at Harvard, teaching at Yale, and war work in New York, Spitzer succeeded Russell as professor and observatory director at Princeton in 1947. He promptly hired Martin Schwarzschild, with whom he built... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94
Caroline Herschel is best known as the less significant sister of the astronomer William Herschel. Yet the romantic notion of her tirelessly working for her brother while he made his studies of the heavens, documenting his discoveries so he could achieve greatness in the scientific world, couldn't be further from the truth. When Caroline wasn't working... more...
- Springer New York 2013; US$ 129.00
Although this book presents comprehensive material on the interstellar medium, it has a simpler presentation and is intended specifically for astrophysics students Simple numerical estimates are given throughout the book, making it an ideal undergraduate textbook Offers more than just basic knowledge of the structure and evolution of galaxies more...