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  • Understanding Variable Starsby John R. Percy

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

    A concise introduction and overview of variable stars, for undergraduate students and experienced amateur astronomers, first published in 2007. more...

  • The Black Hole At The Center Of The Milky Wayby Andreas Eckart; Rainer Schödel; Christian Straubmeier

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 189.00

    Reviewing the fundamental instrumental techniques and current observational results, this book unveils the mysteries of the physical processes in the central parsec of our Milky Way: the super-massive black hole embedded in a central stellar cluster as well as the gas and dust in the circumnuclear region. The observations described cover the entire... more...

  • Modeling Black Hole Evaporationby Alessandro Fabbri

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 156.00

    The scope of this book is two-fold: the first part gives a fully detailed and pedagogical presentation of the Hawking effect and its physical implications, and the second discusses the backreaction problem, especially in connection with exactly solvable semiclassical models that describe analytically the black hole evaporation process. The book aims... more...

  • Multiwavelength Agn Surveys - Proceedings Of The Guillermo Haro Conference 2003by Raúl Mújica; Roberto Maiolino

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 307.00

    The huge amount of data obtained by surveys in all wavebands, from radio to X-rays, has allowed major progress in the understanding of Active Galactic Nuclei and of their cosmic evolution. This book contains the proceedings of a conference intended to give a broad overview of the recent results obtained by recent AGN surveys over the whole electromagnetic... more...

  • Open Issues In Core Collapse Supernova Theoryby Anthony Mezzacappa; George M Fuller

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 339.00

    Efforts to uncover the explosion mechanism of core collapse supernovae and to understand all of their associated phenomena have been ongoing for nearly four decades. Despite this, our theoretical understanding of these cosmic events remains limited; two- and three-dimensional modeling of these events is in its infancy. Most of the modeling efforts... more...

  • Particle Physics and Cosmology: The Interfaceby Dmitri Kazakov; G. Smadja

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 139.00

    The school introduces the experimental and theoretical particle physics background underlying several aspects of cosmology: matter anti-matter asymmetry, dark matter, the acceleration of the expansion, the 3K Cosmological Background Radiation, the geometry of the universe. The theoretical lectures offer reviews by experts on topics which include the... more...

  • Starburstsby Richard de Grijs; Rosa M. González Delgado

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 259.00

    Starbursts are important features of early galaxy evolution. Many of the distant, high-redshift galaxies we are able to detect are in a starbursting phase, often apparently provoked by a violent gravitational interaction with another galaxy. In fact, if we did not know that major starbursts existed, these conference proceedings testify that we would... more...

  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Starsby Altan Baykal; Sinan K. Yerli; Sitki C. Inam; Sergei Grebenev

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 129.00

    Neutron stars hold a central place in astrophysics, not only because they are made up of the most extreme states of the condensed matter, but also because they are, along with white dwarfs and black holes, one of the stable configurations that stars reach at the end of stellar evolution. Neutron stars posses the highest rotation rates and strongest... 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...