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  • Diffraction-limited Imaging With Large And Moderate Telescopesby Swapan K Saha

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 189.00

    This book deals with the fundamentals of wave optics, polarization, interference, diffraction, imaging, and the origin, properties, and optical effects of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere. Techniques developed during the last few decades to overcome atmospheric image degradation (including passive methods, speckle interferometry in particular,... more...

  • Copernicus' Secretby Jack Repcheck

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.99

    Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of the modern age, the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. He was also the first to proclaim that the earth rotates on its axis once every twenty-four hours. His theory was truly radical: during his lifetime nearly everyone believed that... more...

  • Chaotic Worlds: from Order to Disorder in Gravitational N-Body Dynamical Systemsby B.A. Steves; A.J. Maciejewski; M. Hendry

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 139.00

    Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Chaotic Worlds: from Order to Disorder in Gravitational N-Body Dynamical Systems, held in Cortina, Italy, 8-20 September 2003 more...

  • Chemical Abundances and Mixing in Stars in the Milky Way and its Satellitesby S. Randich; L. Pasquini

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 129.00

    Ten years after the ?rst ESO Workshop on light elements, and ?ve years after the IAU in conference in Natal (Brazil) on the same subject, we felt that it was time to have a new conference on this topic: a wealth of new observational data have become available from the 8-meter telescopes and in particular from the VLT, and, at the same time, in the... more...

  • Future Satellite Gravimetry and Earth Dynamicsby Jakob Flury; Reiner Rummel

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 169.00

    Currently, a first generation of dedicated satellite missions for the precise mapping of the Earth?s gravity field is in orbit (CHAMP, GRACE, and soon GOCE). The gravity data from these satellite missions provide us with very new information on the dynamics of planet Earth. In particular, on the mass distribution in the Earth?s interior, the entire... more...

  • Kepler's Witchby James A. Connor

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler ? 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer ? reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter , Connor's book brings to life the tidal... more...

  • State of the Universe 2008by Martin Ratcliffe

    Praxis 2008; US$ 29.95

    The aim of the State of the Universe annuals is to provide an annual astronomy review suitable for the popular science level reader to be published every September in a format that will be suitable for, and appeal to, the Christmas market. The book will cover all major astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System and place them in the context... more...

  • The Metal-Rich Universeby Garik Israelian; Georges Meynet

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 76.00

    This book covers metal-rich stars for researchers and graduate students in extragalactic astronomy. more...

  • Guidebook for the Scientific Travelerby Duane S. Nickell

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 19.00

    A one-of-a-kind guidebook for planning astronomy and space-themed trips across America--50 space-related and astronomical attractions grouped by theme; state-by-state index of destinations; detailed descriptions, visitor information and websites for every site.Albert Einstein Memorial * Adler Planetarium * Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center * Keck... more...

  • Il cielo sopra a Romaby Roberto Buonanno

    Springer Milan 2007; US$ 19.95

    L?astronomia a Roma c? sempre stata, ma un po? nascosta: era nei palazzi, nelle chiese o, meglio, sopra le chiese, specole disseminate lungo un percorso che oramai conoscono in pochi. I romani hanno assistito, incuriositi ed impauriti, al rogo di Giordano Bruno in un angolo di Campo de' Fiori a loro familiare, ma probabilmente non capirono bene... more...