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  • What Does a Black Hole Look Like?by Charles D. Bailyn

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Emitting no radiation or any other kind of information, black holes mark the edge of the universe--both physically and in our scientific understanding. Yet astronomers have found clear evidence for the existence of black holes, employing the same tools and techniques used to explore other celestial objects. In this sophisticated introduction, leading... more...

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

    Springer 2006; US$ 129.00

    Features the lectures presented in the 6th NATO-ASI series entitled in Marmaris, Turkey, on 7-18 June 2004. This volume includes information from the neutron stars, namely neutrino and gravitational radiation along with the electromagnetic spectrum. It serves as a graduate level text including the range of properties of neutron stars. more...

  • Neutron Stars and Pulsarsby Werner Becker

    Springer 2009; US$ 219.00

    Studying neutron stars means studying physics in regimes unattainable in any terrestrial laboratory. This book reviews the progress made since the early days of pulsar astronomy, and focuses on questions such as: 'What have we learned about the subject and how did we learn it?' and 'What are the most important open questions in this area'. more...

  • The Origin of the Galaxy and Local Groupby Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Kenneth Freeman; Francesca Matteucci; Ben Moore

    Springer 2014; US$ 89.99

    This volume contains the updated and?expanded lecture notes of the 37th Saas-Fee Advanced Course organised by the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. It offers the most comprehensive and up to date review of one of the hottest research topics in astrophysics - how our Milky Way galaxy formed. Joss Bland-Hawthorn & Ken Freeman lectured on... 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...

  • Joint Evolution of Black Holes and Galaxiesby M. Colpi; V. Gorini; F. Haardt; U. Moschella

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 210.00

    Black holes are among the most mysterious objects that the human mind has been capable of imagining. As pure mathematical constructions, they are tools for exploiting the fundamental laws of physics. As astronomical sources, they are part of our cosmic landscape, warping space-time, coupled to the large-scale properties and life cycle of their host... 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...

  • Solar-Type Activity in Main-Sequence Starsby R.E. Gershberg

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 189.00

    Solar-type activity over the whole range of the electromagnetic spectrum is a phenomenon inherent in the majority of low- and moderate-mass main sequence stars. In this monograph observational results are summarized in a systematic and comprehensive fashion. The analysis of the various manifestations of such stellar activity leads to the identification... more...

  • Rotation And Accretion Powered Pulsarsby Pranab Ghosh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 360.00

    This book is an introduction to pulsars, a key area in high energy astrophysics with continuing potential for fundamental discoveries. Throughout the book runs the unifying thread of the evolutionary link between rotation-powered pulsars and accretion-powered pulsars — a milestone of modern astrophysics. Early textbooks on pulsars dealt almost... more...