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- Springer New York 2007; US$ 279.68
In our quest to elucidate the origin of the universe and the formation of galaxies, particularly that of the Milky Way in which we live, astounding progress has been made in recent years through observational and theoretical studies. Not only have gigantic surveys covering a large fraction of the sky brought statistics enlightening evolutionary paths... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08
Edited 2005 volume providing an important resource on extrasolar planets, for professional researchers and graduate students. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 92.00 US$ 75.44
A lucid introduction for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, and an authoritative overview for researchers and professional scientists. more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 257.22
This book presents an up-to-date collection of reviews and contributed articles in the field of ultraviolet astronomy. Its content has been mainly motivated by the recent access to the rest frame UV light of distant red galaxies, gained through large optical facilities. This driveway has derived in a renewed interest on the stars that presumably dominate... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49
Do a little armchair space travel, rub elbows with alien life forms, and stretch your mind to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, you don't have to be an astronomer to explore the mysteries of stars and their profound meaning for human existence. Clifford A. Pickover tackles a range of topics from stellar... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 279.68
The `Local Volume' (ie, the sphere of radius 10 Mpc centered on the Local Group) is known to contain at least 500 known galaxies, many of which congregate in well-known groups like the Local Group, the relatively loose Sculptor Group, and the more compact Centaurus A group. Accurate distances are now available for the majority of these nearby galaxies,... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 215.00 US$ 186.33
Our knowledge of the environment of the nucleus of our galaxy has been greatly enhanced, by more extensive and sensitive observations at radio and infrared wavelengths, the advent of high resolution x-ray imaging and spectroscopy, and considerable theoretical activity to understand the nucleus and its components, and their activity. The Galactic Center... more...