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Astronomy; Juvenile literature

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  • Astrophysicsby Wolfgang Kundt

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 109.00

    For a quantitative understanding of the physics of the universe - from the solar system through the milky way to clusters of galaxies all the way to cosmology - these edited lecture notes are perhaps among the most concise and also among the most critical ones: Astrophysics has not yet stood the redundancy test of laboratory physics, hence should be... more...

  • Astrophysics Update 2by John W. Mason

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 219.00

    Talks about astrophysics. more...

  • Non-accelerator Astroparticle Physics - Proceedings Of The 7th Schoolby R. A. Carrigan; G Giacomelli

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 288.00

    This comprehensive volume of articles from the seventh school on non-accelerator astroparticle physics presents a timely coverage of this interesting and rapidly expanding subject. The contributions enlarge and complement the earlier volumes prepared for the fourth, fifth and sixth schools. An informative, pedagogical approach has been maintained so... more...

  • High-Energy Spectroscopic Astrophysicsby Steven M. Kahn; Peter von Ballmoos; Rashid A. Sunyaev

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 169.00

    After three decades of intense research in X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, the time was ripe to summarize basic knowledge on X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopy for interested students and researchers ready to become involved in new high-energy missions. This volume exposes both the scientific basics and modern methods of high-energy spectroscopic astrophysics.... more...

  • Relativistic Physics and Cosmologyby Bernd Aschenbach; Vadim Burwitz; Gunther Hasinger; Bruno Leibundgut

    Springer 2007; US$ 139.00

    "Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology" have developed into important and fruitful research areas with a hitherto unprecented public interest. The year 2005, which marked the 100th anniversary of the 'annus mirabilis', that year in which Albert Einstein published three of his most important scientific papers, was the perfect opportunity... more...

  • Catastrophic Events Caused by Cosmic Objectsby V.V. Adushkin; I.V. Nemchinov

    Springer 2007; US$ 159.00

    Many times all of us could hear from mass media that an asteroid approached and swept past the Earth. Such an asteroid or comet will inevitably strike the planet some day. This volume considers hazards due to collisions with cosmic objects, particularly in light of recent investigations of impacts by the authors. Each chapter written by an expert contains... more...

  • High Time Resolution Astrophysicsby Don Phelan; Oliver Ryan; Andrew Shearer

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    High Time Resolution Astrophysics (HTRA) is an important new window to the universe and a vital tool in understanding a range of phenomena from diverse objects and radiative processes. This importance is demonstrated in this volume with the description of a number of topics in astrophysics, including quantum optics, cataclysmic variables, pulsars,... more...

  • The 2nd International Conference on Nuclear Physics in Astrophysicsby Zsolt Fulop; Gyorgy Gyurky; Endre Somorjai

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    Launched in 2004, "Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics" has established itself in a successful topical conference series addressing the forefront of research in the field. This volume contains the selected and refereed papers of the 2nd conference, held in Debrecen in 2005 and reprinted from "The European Physical Journal A - Hadrons and... more...

  • Solar System Astrophysicsby Eugene F. Milone; William Wilson

    Springer 2008; US$ 139.00

    Covers solar system astrophysics, beginning with basic tools of spherical astronomy and celestial mechanics. This work also covers the Earth-Moon system and the interior planets; rocks and minerals, including crystallography; and, atmospheres, accompanied by discussions of circulation applicable as well as the gas giants. more...

  • Island Universesby R. S. De Jong

    Springer 2007; US$ 299.00

    This book contains an up-to-date review of the structure and evolution of disk galaxies from both the observational and theoretical point of view. The book is the proceedings of the 'Island Universes' conference held at the island of Terschelling, The Netherlands in July 2005, which attracted about 130 experts and students in the field. The... more...