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- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 64.00
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
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...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 42.58
Es gibt kaum ein metaphysisches Problem, das nicht unter Berufung auf die Quantenmechanik gelöst wurde ? angeblich jedenfalls. Dies ist auf den ersten Blick überraschend, denn bei der Quantenmechanik handelt es sich um eine physikalische Theorie. Das Ziel der Quanten-Metaphysik besteht aber in der Regel darin, weltanschauliche Positionen empirisch... 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 179.00
This is the revised and expanded third edition of Léna et al.'s successful work Observational Astrophysics. It presents a synthesis on tools and methods of observational astrophysics of the early 21st century, and touches upon new windows of astronomy. more...