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  • Compact Stellar X-ray Sourcesby Walter Lewin; Michiel van der Klis

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 72.00

    A 2006 reference work on astrophysical compact objects that emit X-rays, for graduate students and researchers. more...

  • Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomyby T.C. Weekes

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 231.00

    Foundations of Gamma Ray Astronomy Very High Energy Gamma Ray Detectors High Energy Gamma Ray Telescopes in Space Galactic Plane Supernova and Supernova Remnants Gamma-ray Observations of the Crab Nebula Gamma-ray Observations of SNR Gamma-Ray Pulsars and Binaries Unidentified Sources Extragalactic Sources Active Galactic Nuclei: Observations Active... more...

  • The Biggest Bangsby Jonathan Katz

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 44.99

    For over 25 years, gamma-ray bursts were the outstanding mystery in astronomy. No one knew where they were or how they worked. 'The Biggest Bangs' tells how the mystery was unravelled, from the discovery of gamma-ray bursts by a Cold War satellite system monitoring the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty to the localization of bursts in distant galaxies. more...

  • Recollections of "Tucson Operations"by Mark Gordon

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 209.00

    This book is a personal account of the evolution of millimeter-wave astronomy at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. It begins with the construction of the hugely successful, but flawed, 36 ft radio telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona, and continues through the funding of its ultimate successor, the Atacama Large Millimeter-wave Array (ALMA), being... more...

  • The Invisible Universeby Gerrit Verschuur

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 32.95

    This is the story of radio astronomy. You will learn what astronomers are doing with those huge dishes dotted around the world. Those sections no longer regarded as cutting edge have been removed from this revised edition. more...

  • The Square Kilometre Array: An Engineering Perspectiveby Peter J. Hall

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 219.00

    The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project is a global project to design and c- struct a revolutionary new radio telescope with of order 1 million square meters of collecting area in the wavelength range from3mto1cm.It will have two - ders of magnitude greater sensitivity than current telescopes and an unprecedented large instantaneous ?eld-of-view.... more...

  • Fundamental Questions in Astrophysics: Guidelines for Future UV Observatoriesby Ana I. Gómez de Castro; Willem Wamsteker

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 179.00

    Modern astrophysics is a mature science that has evolved from its early phase of discovery and classification to a physics-oriented discipline focused on finding answers to fundamental problems ranging from cosmology to the origin and diversity of life-sustainable systems in the Universe. For this very reason, progress of modern astrophysics requires... more...

  • The Universe in X-Raysby Joachim E Trümper

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 159.00

    In the last 45 years, X-ray astronomy has become an integral part of modern astrophysics and cosmology. There is a wide range of astrophysical objects and phenomena, where X-rays provide crucial diagnostics. In particular they are well suited to study hot plasmas and matter under extreme physical conditions in compact objects. This book summarizes... more...

  • Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomyby A. Richard Thompson; James M. Moran; George W. Swenson

    Wiley 2008; US$ 200.95

    Comprehensive, authoritative coverage of interferometric techniques for radio astronomy In this Second Edition of Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy, three leading figures in the development of large imaging arrays, including very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI), describe and explain the technology that provides images of the universe... more...

  • Gamma-Ray Burstsby Gilbert Vedrenne; Jean-Luc Atteia

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 219.00

    GRBs remain a subject of fascination for scientists, despite having been known about for 35 years. Both authors have been active in GRB observations for more than two decades, so this is an outstanding account of the history and perspectives of GRB research. more...