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Astronomy

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  • The Urban Astronomer's Guideby Rod Mollise

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    Covers the "why," "how," and "what" of astronomy under light-polluted skies. This book is aimed at urban astronomers and showcases the countless objects - galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters - that can be seen in even in heavily light polluted urban skies. more...

  • State of the Universe 2007by Martin Ratcliffe

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Aims to provide an annual astronomy review suitable for the popular science level reader. This book covers major astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System and place them in the context of the longer term goals that astronomers and astrophysicists around the world are aiming for. more...

  • Pianeti tra le noteby Angelo Adamo

    Springer 2010; US$ 19.95

    Una stella, otto pianeti, un centinaio di lune e una miriade di corpi minori tra plutini, asteroidi, comete, satelliti artificiali. E per ognuno di questi oggetti, spiegazioni scientifiche che condividono la scena con narrazioni dettate dal mito, con visioni della fanstascienza e con suggestioni sonore scaturite dalla penna di grandi compositori. L'autore... more...

  • Astronomers Anonymousby Steve Ringwood

    Springer 2010; US$ 29.95

    This collection of 'typical' astronomy questions and hilarious answers, compiled from Ringwood's own experiences in the world of astronomy, has been written to entertain and amuse amateur (and professional) astronomers as well as armchair astronomers. In this parody of a typical 'Lonely Hearts column', specifically for troubled... more...

  • Ebbe und Flut - Gezeiten des Erosby Sylvia Zwettler-Otte

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 26.99

    Liebe bedeutet, sich an andere Menschen, Ideen oder Dinge zu binden, aber auch, sich notfalls wieder auf sich zurückzuziehen. Beides kann befruchtend oder zerstörend wirken - wie Ebbe und Flut. Ausgehend von Freuds Triebdualismus der beiden Grundtriebe Eros und Todestrieb werden psychoanalytische Konzepte erörtert, die für das Verständnis dieser seelischen... more...

  • Bad Astronomyby Philip C. Plait

    Wiley 2002; US$ 15.95

    Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip... more...

  • Gravitational N-Body Simulationsby Sverre J. Aarseth

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 73.00

    Unique coverage of subject, including the mathematics for computational methods of the classical N-body problem. more...

  • Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysicsby M. T. Brück

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    Account of the extraordinary career of mid-nineteenth-century astronomer. more...

  • Galileoby Stillman Drake

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99

    Galileo's own lucid arguments are used to show how his scientific method was from the Aristotelian approach to physics in that it was based on a search not for causes but for laws. This led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy. more...

  • The Three-Body Problemby Mauri Valtonen; Hannu Karttunen

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 100.00

    This book surveys statistical and perturbation methods for the solution of the general three body problem. more...