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- Wiley 2013; US$ 78.00 US$ 67.60
Authored by ESO senior advisor Claus Madsen, the present book comprises 576 action-packed pages of ESO history and dramatic stories about the people behind the organisation. This is the ultimate historical account about ESO and its telescopes in the southern hemisphere, but also about a truly remarkable European success story in research. Spanning... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 100.95 US$ 87.49
This AGN textbook includes phenomena based on new results in the X-Ray domain from new telescopes such as Chandra and XMM Newton not mentioned in any other book. Furthermore, it considers also the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope with its revolutionary advances of unprecedented sensitivity, field of view and all-sky monitoring. Those and other new... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 100.95 US$ 87.49
The book discusses the theoretical path to decoding the information gathered from observations of old stellar systems. It focuses on old stellar systems because these are the fossil record of galaxy formation and provide invaluable information ont he evolution of cosmic structures and the universe as a whole. The aim is to present results obtained... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 67.00 US$ 58.07
The Physics of Stars, Second Edition, is a concise introduction to the properties of stellar interiors and consequently the structure and evolution of stars. Strongly emphasising the basic physics, simple and uncomplicated theoretical models are used to illustrate clearly the connections between fundamental physics and stellar properties. This text... more...
- Springer London 2012; US$ 24.67
Michael Swanson?s online discussions with literally thousands of NexStar owners made it clear that there was a desperate need for a book such as this ? one that provides a complete, detailed guide to buying, using and maintaining NexStar telescopes. Although this book is highly comprehensive, it is suitable for beginners ? there is a chapter on "Astronomy... more...
- Springer New York 2013; US$ 38.46
Anyone planning to purchase binoculars or telescopes for astronomy will find this book a treasure-trove of information and advice. It also supplies many useful tips on using astronomical telescopes or binoculars to get the best possible results. more...
- 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...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
Dynamics of Stellar Systems discusses the basic principles that support stellar dynamics. The book is comprised of 10 chapters that present the general principles on which it is based and how the modern conceptions of motions in stellar systems can be derived. The text first discusses the fundamentals concepts of stellar statistics, and then proceeds... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95
Stellar Evolution, Second Edition covers the significant advances in the understanding of birth, life, and death of stars. This book is divided into nine chapters and begins with a description of the characteristics of stars according to their brightness, distance, size, mass, age, and chemical composition. The next chapters deal with the families,... more...