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- Wiley 2008; US$ 130.00 US$ 112.67
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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 499.00
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...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 69.00
Circumstellar disks are vast expanses of dust that form around new stars in the earliest stages of their birth. Predicted by astronomers as early as the eighteenth century, they weren?t observed until the late twentieth century, when interstellar imaging technology enabled us to see nascent stars hundreds of light years away. Since then, circumstellar... more...
- F+W Media 2008; US$ 7.95 US$ 6.52
Explore the galaxies! Aliens, space ships, and constellations, oh my! Ride on a rocket ship to another galaxy with this stellar book. With The Everything Kids' Astronomy Book , astronomers-in-training will learn: How galaxies like the Milky Way were built. Why the sun's surface is 20,000-50,000-degrees Fahrenheit. Why the earth spins and... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 129.00
This book shows how transiting planets may be used to infer the presence of exomoons through deviations in time and duration of planetary eclipses. It shows that habitable-zone exomoons above 0.2 Earth-masses can be detected with the Kepler space telescope. more...
- Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99
Ancient astronomers looked at movements in the sun, moon, and stars to guide travelers and keep track of the seasons. Nicholas Copernicus was the first to challenge peoples beliefs that Earth was the center of the solar system and is known as the founder of astronomy. Galileo Galilei built a telescope and spotted craters on the moon and sunspots... more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.95
The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-sky Catalogs provides a compilation of the historical and modern astronomical deep-sky catalogs. It provides a comparison, discusses their origins, explains how to interpret the data they contain, and outlines how to create suitable 'custom' catalogs. more...