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  • A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes & Binocularsby James Mullaney

    Springer London 2007; US$ 29.95

    This exciting, upbeat new guide provides an extensive overview of binoculars and telescopes. It includes detailed up-to-date information on sources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand and model of such instruments on today?s market. more...

  • Active Galactic Nucleiby R.D. Blandford; H. Netzer; L. Woltjer

    Springer 2006; US$ 49.95

    Starting with this volume, the Lecture Notes of the renowned Advanced Courses of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy will be published annually. In each course, three extensive lectures given by leading experts in their respective fields cover different and essential aspects of the subject. The 20th course, held at Les Diablerets in April... more...

  • Interacting Binariesby S.N. Shore; M. Livio; E.P.J. van den Heuvel

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 59.00

    This volume contains lecture notes presented at the 22nd Advanced Course of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. The contributors deal with symbiotic stars, cataclysmic variables, massive binaries and X-ray binaries, in an attempt to provide a better understanding of stellar evolution. more...

  • Stellar Remnantsby S.D. Kawaler; I. Novikov; G. Srinivasan

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 89.95

    This volume examines the internal structure, origin and evolution of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes, all objects at the final stage of stellar evolution. It covers topics such as: pulsation of white dwarfs; millisecond pulsars; and the dynamics around black holes. more...

  • Double & Multiple Stars, and How to Observe Themby James Mullaney

    Springer London 2006; US$ 44.95

    You are holding in your hands, dear Reader, your passport to an exciting cosmic adventure ? exploring the universe of double and multiple stars! These are the sky?s tinted jewels and waltzing couples, and they are waiting patiently in the darkness of night to dazzle and delight you. This is actually two books in one. The ?rst part surveys the current... more...

  • Solar-Type Activity in Main-Sequence Starsby Svetlana Knyazeva; Roald E. Gershberg

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 189.00

    Solar-type activity over the whole range of the electromagnetic spectrum is a phenomenon inherent in the majority of low- and moderate-mass main sequence stars. In this monograph observational results are summarized in a systematic and comprehensive fashion. The analysis of the various manifestations of such stellar activity leads to the identification... more...

  • Cosmic Explosionsby J.M. Marcaide; Kurt Weiler

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 369.00

    Supernovae are among the most energetic phenomena in the Universe and - lated to almost all aspects of modern astrophysics including starburst gal- ies, cosmic ray acceleration, neutron star and black hole formation, nuc- osynthesis and ISM chemical enrichment, energy input to the ISM, cosmic distance scale determination, dark energy related cosmological... more...

  • New Light on Dark Starsby Neil Reid; Suzanne Hawley

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 189.00

    There has been very considerable progress in research into low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets during the past few years, particularly since the fist edtion of this book was published in 2000. In this new edtion the authors present a comprehensive review of both the astrophysical nature of individual red dwarf and brown dwarf stars... more...

  • Galaxy Formation and Evolutionby Hyron Spinrad

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 209.00

    An Astronomical Life ? Observing the Depths of the Universe? Though science as a subject can be di?cult, what has been more important for me is that its practice can also be rewarding fun! This book is crafted to expose the reader to the excitement of modern observational cosmology through the study of galaxy evolution over space and cosmic time. Recent... more...

  • Rotation And Accretion Powered Pulsarsby Pranab Ghosh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 360.00

    This book is an introduction to pulsars, a key area in high energy astrophysics with continuing potential for fundamental discoveries. Throughout the book runs the unifying thread of the evolutionary link between rotation-powered pulsars and accretion-powered pulsars — a milestone of modern astrophysics. Early textbooks on pulsars dealt almost... more...