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  • The Jewel on the Mountaintopby Claus Madsen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 75.00

    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...

  • Active Galactic Nucleiby Volker Beckmann; Chris Shrader

    Wiley 2013; US$ 170.00

    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...

  • Old Stellar Populationsby Santi Cassisi; Maurizio Salaris

    Wiley 2013; US$ 161.00

    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...

  • The Physics of Starsby A. C. Phillips

    Wiley 2013; US$ 65.00

    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...

  • The Great Refractor of Meudon Observatoryby Audouin Dollfus

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The large telescope at Meudon has become legendary. When it was conceived, after 1870, astronomy as a whole was limited to visual observation. Knowledge of the sky was limited to what one could see, assisted only by optical means. The large telescopes produced at this time produced larger images, permitting close-up views: the Meudon telescope was... more...

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

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Amateur astronomers of all skill levels are always contemplating their next telescope, and this book points the way to the most suitable instruments. Similarly, those who are buying their first telescopes 'and these days not necessarily a low-cost one' will be able to compare and contrast different types and manufacturers. This exciting and revised... more...

  • Mt Stromlo Observatoryby Ragbir Bhathal; Ralph Sutherland; Harvey Butcher

    CSIRO Publishing 2013; US$ 39.95

    Celebrates the history and success of the iconic Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra, and the many discoveries made by astronomers there. more...

  • Quantum Black Holesby Xavier Calmet; Bernard Carr; Elizabeth Winstanley

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    Written by foremost experts, this short book gives a clear description of the physics of quantum black holes. The reader will learn about quantum black holes in four and higher dimensions, primordial black holes, the production of black holes in high energy particle collisions, Hawking radiation, black holes in models of low scale quantum gravity and... more...

  • Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversyby Brian Gee; Anita McConnell; A. D. Morrison-Low

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 154.95

    Working from original documents consulted for the first time, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of an eighteenth-century mathematical and optical instrument maker, Francis Watkins, who played an important role in one of the most significant legal cases to touch this profession, the patenting of the achromatic lens in telescopes. The book explains... more...

  • The Labyrinth of Star Formationby Dimitris Stamatellos; Simon Goodwin; Derek Ward-Thompson

    Springer 2014; US$ 259.00

    This volume contains the proceedings from the conference 'The Labyrinth of Star Formation' that was held in Crete, Greece, in June 2012, to honour the contributions to the study of star formation made by Professor Anthony Whitworth of Cardiff University.The book covers many aspects of theoretical and observational star formation: low-mass star... more...