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Astronomy; Juvenile literature

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  • The Local Group as an Astrophysical Laboratoryby Mario Livio; Thomas M. Brown

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    A collection of review papers on important aspects of Local Group Astrophysics. more...

  • Self-Organized Criticality in Astrophysicsby Markus J. Aschwanden

    Springer 2011; US$ 189.00

    Markus Aschwanden introduces the concept of self-organized criticality (SOC) and shows that due to its universality and ubiquity it is a law of nature for which he derives the theoretical framework and specific physical models in this book. He begins by providing an overview of the many diverse phenomena in nature which may be attributed to SOC behaviour.... 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...

  • Observational Astrophysicsby Pierre Lena

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    This is the updated, widely revised, restructured and expanded third edition of Lena et al.'s successful work Observational Astrophysics. It presents a synthesis on tools and methods of observational astrophysics of the early 21st century. Written specifically for astrophysicists and graduate students, this textbook focuses on fundamental and sometimes... 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...

  • Physics of Collisionless Shocksby André Balogh; Rudolf A. Treumann

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    The present book provides a contemporary systematic treatment of shock waves in high-temperature collisionless plasmas as are encountered in near Earth space and in Astrophysics. It consists of two parts. Part I develops the complete theory of shocks in dilute hot plasmas under the assumption of absence of collisions among the charged particles ... more...

  • Essential Astrophysicsby Kenneth R. Lang

    Springer 2013; US$ 89.95

    Essential Astrophysics is a book to learn or teach from, as well as a fundamental reference volume for anyone interested in astronomy and astrophysics. It presents astrophysics from basic principles without requiring any previous study of astronomy or astrophysics. It serves as a comprehensive introductory text, which takes the student through the... more...