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Astronomy; Juvenile literature

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  • Astrophysics is Easy!by Michael Inglis

    Springer London 2007; US$ 39.95

    Astrophysics is a subject that is often - with some justification - regarded as extremely difficult, requiring at least degree-level mathematics as a prerequisite to its understanding. Consequently, many amateur astronomers just don't bother, and miss out on the fascinating fundamentals of the subject, and often on an understanding of exactly what... more...

  • High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysicsby Sergey V. Lebedev

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 219.00

    During the past decade, research teams around the world have developed astrophysics-relevant research utilizing high energy-density facilities such as intense lasers and z-pinches. Every two years, at the International conference on High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysics, scientists interested in this emerging field discuss the progress in topics... more...

  • Foundations of High-Energy Astrophysicsby Mario Vietri

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 60.00

    Written by one of today?s most highly respected astrophysicists, Foundations of High-Energy Astrophysics is an introduction to the mathematical and physical techniques used in the study of high-energy astrophysics. Here, Mario Vietri approaches the basics of high-energy astrophysics with an emphasis on underlying physical processes as opposed... more...

  • Fundamentals of Neutrino Physics and Astrophysicsby Carlo Giunti; Chung W. Kim

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 104.99

    Our Universe is made of a dozen fundamental building blocks. Among these, neutrinos are the most mysterious - but they are the second most abundant particles in the Universe. This book provides detailed discussions of how to describe neutrinos, their basic properties, and the roles they play in nature. - ;This book deals with neutrino physics and astrophysics... more...

  • Physics of Relativistic Objects in Compact Binaries: from Birth to Coalescenceby Monica Colpi; Piergiorgio Casella; Vittorio Gorini; Ugo Moschella; Andrea Possenti

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00

    This review of the astrophysical approach to investigating gravity theories pays particular attention to strong-field tests of general relativity and alternative theories of gravity, performed using collapsed objects in relativistic binaries as laboratories. more...

  • Revolutionaries of the Cosmosby Ian Glass

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 44.99

    This book contains short biographies of Galileo, Newton, Herschel, Huggins, Hale, Eddington, Shapley and Hubble - eight astronomers who broke with traditions and defined the cosmos as we know it now. - ;Galileo, Newton, Herschel, Huggins, Hale, Eddington, Shapley and Hubble: these astronomers applied ideas drawn from physics to astronomy and made dramatic... more...

  • Particle Astrophysicsby D.H. Perkins

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    How did our universe begin? An understanding of the development of the early universe brings together the subjects of particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. This text involves the student in this rapidly growing field of research. - ;The last years have seen a symbiosis of the fields of elementary particle physics and the astrophysics of the... more...

  • Nuclear Physics of Starsby Christian Iliadis

    Wiley 2008; US$ 130.00

    Thermonuclear reactions in stars is a major topic in the field of nuclear astrophysics, and deals with the topics of how precisely stars generate their energy through nuclear reactions, and how these nuclear reactions create the elements the stars, planets and - ultimately - we humans consist of. The present book treats these topics in detail. It also... more...

  • Protostellar Jets in Contextby Kanaris Tsinganos; Tom Ray; Matthias Stute

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 519.00

    It is over a quarter of a century since the discovery of out?ows from young stars. The intervening years have led to remarkable advances in our understanding of this phenomenon. Much of the progress can be attributed to advances in facilities and technologies, including not only larger telescopes but also improved instrument and detector performance.... more...

  • Approaches to Numerical Relativityby Ray d'Inverno

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 48.00

    Contributions by leading workers in the field given at an international workshop on Numerical Relativity held in Southampton in December 1991. more...