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  • Astrophysics at Very High Energiesby Felix Aharonian; Lars Bergström; Charles Dermer

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 99.00

    This book reviews recent progress in gamma-ray astrophysics and multi-messenger astronomy. Includes research on the sources of GeV and TeV photons gleaned from measurements made by new instrumentats, new work on detection of dark matter and more. more...

  • Measuring the Angular Momentum of Supermassive Black Holesby Laura Brenneman

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 49.99

    Measuring the spin distribution of supermassive black holes is of critical importance for understanding how these black holes and their host galaxies form and evolve over time, yet this type of study is only in its infancy.  This brief describes how astronomers measure spin in supermassive black holes using X-ray spectroscopy.   It also reviews the... more...

  • Getting Started in Radio Astronomyby Steven Arnold

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 34.99

    This book contains everything the newcomer needs to get started in radio astronomy. It contains four easy-to-build astronomy projects for readers who have no prior experience in radio astronomy and electronics. more...

  • Infrared Astronomy ? Seeing the Heatby David L. Clements

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Uncover the Secrets of the Universe Hidden at Wavelengths beyond Our Optical Gaze William Herschel?s discovery of infrared light in 1800 led to the development of astronomy at wavelengths other than the optical. Infrared Astronomy ? Seeing the Heat: from William Herschel to the Herschel Space Observatory explores the work in astronomy that... more...

  • Radio Emission of the Sun and Planetsby V. V. Zheleznyakov; J. S. Hey

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy, Volume 25: Radio Emission of the Sun and Planets presents the origin of the radio emission of the planets. This book examines the outstanding triumphs achieved by radio astronomy of the solar system. Comprised of 10 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the physical conditions in... more...

  • A Panchromatic View of Galaxiesby Alessandro Boselli

    Wiley 2012; US$ 145.00

    Describing how to investigate all kinds of galaxies through a multifrequency analysis, this text is divided into three different sections. The first describes the data currently available at different frequencies, from X-rays to UV, optical, infrared and radio millimetric and centimetric, while explaining their physical meaning. In the second section,... more...

  • Searching for the Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Progenitorby Robert Allan Mesler III

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    Nominated as an outstanding thesis by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of New Mexico, this thesis seeks to identify the gamma-ray burst (GRB) progenitor. GRBs are extragalactic explosions that briefly outshine entire galaxies, but the mechanism that can release that much energy over a < 100 second burst is still a mystery.... more...

  • The Transient Radio Skyby Evan Francis Keane

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 129.00

    Focusing on a recently identified group of neutron stars known as RRATs, this thesis analyses neutron star birthrates and shows how a reassessment of the Parkes Multibeam Pulsar Survey has resulted in the discovery of 19 new transient radio sources. more...

  • Handbookby Pierre Villars; Karin Cenzual

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 307.00

    Since the discovery of X-ray diffraction in 1913 over 100 000 different inorganic substances (also called compounds or phases) have been structurally characterized. The aim of this reference work is to provide the researcher with a comprehensive compilation of all up to now crystallographically identified inorganic substances in only one... more...

  • Black Holes: Thermodynamics, Information, and Firewallsby Robert B. Mann

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book reflects the resurgence of interest in the quantum properties of black holes, culminating most recently in controversial discussions about firewalls. On the thermodynamic side, it describes how new developments allowed the inclusion of pressure/volume terms in the first law, leading to a new understanding of black holes as chemical systems,... more...