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Astronomy; Juvenile literature

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  • Physical Processes in Circumstellar Disks around Young Starsby Paulo J. V. Garcia

    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...

  • The Everything Kids' Astronomy Bookby Kathi Wagner; Sheryl Racine

    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...

  • Astronomers Through Timeby Lisa Greathouse

    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 people’s 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...

  • Der Alte mit dem Würfelby Anna Ijjas

    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...

  • The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-Sky Catalogsby Jerry D. Cavin

    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...

  • Observational Astrophysicsby Pierre Léna; Daniel Rouan; François Lebrun; François Mignard; Didier Pelat; Laurent Mugnier; Stephen Lyle

    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...

  • Interstellar Turbulenceby Jose Franco; Alberto Carraminana

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 163.00

    A state-of-the-art summary of observational, theoretical and computational research in interstellar turbulence. more...

  • Fluid Flows to Black Holesby D. J. Saikia; Virginia Trimble

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 151.00

    This unique book contains a biographical portrait, accounts of Chandrasekhar's role and impact on modern science, historical perspectives and personal reminiscences, several of which appeared in Physics Today, and reviews by leading experts in areas which Prof. Chandrasekhar pioneered. The reviews, which appeared in the Bulletin of the Astronomical... more...

  • Vignettes in Gravitation and Cosmologyby L. Sriramkumar; T. R. Seshadri

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 131.00

    This book comprises expository articles on different aspects of gravitation and cosmology that are aimed at graduate students. The topics discussed are of contemporary interest assuming only an elementary introduction to gravitation and cosmology. The presentations are to a certain extent pedagogical in nature, and the material developed is not usually... more...

  • The Sun: New Challengesby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 199.00

    These are the proceedings of the Symposium 3 of JENAM 2011 on new scientific challenges posed by the Sun. The topics covered are   1. The unusual sunspot minimum, which poses challenges to the solar dynamo theory 2. The Sun?s Terra-Hertz emission, which opens a new observational window 3. Corona wave activity 4. Space weather agents - initiation,... more...