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- Wiley 2011; US$ 32.95
Adopted as the official book of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009, this stunningly illustrated history of telescopic discovery spans the range from the first telescopes via the Hubble Space Telescope to next generation platforms, and how they have changed and continue to change our view of the universe, our place in it and where it all... more...
- Bentham Science Publishers 2010; US$ 89.00
Ever since some stars were found to pulsate in the early 20th century, stellar pulsation has been a major topic in astronomy and astrophysics. The huge amount of data recently available from observational surveys, new discoveries from space missions and studies of pulsating stars in low-metallicity environments have opened new perspectives and challenges.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 80.00
The publication of The Internal Constitution of the Stars by Arthur Eddington in 1926 was a major landmark in the development of modern theoretical astrophysics. Not only did Eddington effectively create the discipline of the structure, constitution, and the evolution of the stars, but he also recognised and established the basic elements of our present... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 68.00
This textbook introduces basic elements of fundamental astronomy and astrophysics which serve as a foundation for understanding the structure, evolution, and observed properties of stars. The first half of the book explains how stellar motions, distances, luminosities, colours, radii, masses and temperatures are measured or derived. The author then... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 39.99
In its Second Edition, this complete guide to buying and using a low-cost amateur astronomical telescope updates computer controls, digital cameras, dropping prices and rising quality of devices. Offers reviews and test reports on available budget telescopes. more...
- EFPL Press 2011; US$ 89.95
Foreword Introduction Outline Basics of modern cosmology The cosmological principle The Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker metric The Hubble constant Cosmological redshift Friedmann equations Energy components of Universe Critical density Density parameters Cosmological distances Observational cosmology The concordance model Unanswered questions... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 199.00
Analyses of photometric time series obtained from the MOST , CoRoT and Kepler space missions were presented at the 20th conference on Stellar Pulsations (Granada, September 2011). These results are leading to a re-appraisal of our views on stellar pulsation in some stars and posing some new and unexpected challenges. The very important and exciting... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 299.00
Dwarf galaxy research constitutes an extremely vibrant field of astrophysical research, with many long-standing questions still unsettled and new ones constantly arising. The intriguing diversity of the dwarf galaxy population, observed with advanced ground-based and space-borne observatories over a wide spectral window providing an unprecedented... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 229.00
Formatted as a series of interviews with noted researchers in the field, this book reviews the history of quasar research and describes how advances in instrumentation and computation have aided quasar astronomy and changed our basic understanding of quasars. more...