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  • Plasma Astrophysics. Kinetic Processes in Solar and Stellar Coronae, Second Editionby Arnold O. Benz

    Springer 2002; US$ 168.00

    This thoroughly revised textbook is a basic introduction to plasma phenomena in solar and stellar coronae emphasizing non-MHD aspects. The way in which the author unifies observations and theory gives a wide perspective to the subject. more...

  • Fundamentals Of Solar Astronomyby Arvind Bhatnagar; William Livingston

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 163.00

    There are several textbooks available on solar astronomy which deal with advanced astrophysical aspects of solar physics, and books which provide very elementary knowledge about the Sun. This book will help to bridge the gap. It aims to stimulate interest in solar astronomy, presenting at one place the basic methods and techniques used in the field,... more...

  • Blowing Bubbles in the Cosmosby T. W. Hartquist; J. E. Dyson; D. P. Ruffle

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 52.99

    Many astrophysical bodies produce winds, jets or explosions, which blow bubbles. From a nonmathematical perspective, based on the understanding of bubbles, this book addresses various topics in astrophysics including supernovae, the production of structure in the Early Universe, the environments of supermassive black holes and gamma-ray bursts. more...

  • Multi-Wavelength Observations of Coronal Structure and Dynamicsby Penny Martens; D. Cauffman

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 290.00

    These are the Proceedings of the Yohkoh 10th Anniversary Meeting, a COSPAR Colloquium held in Kona, Hawaii, USA, on January 20-24, 2002. The title of the meeting was Multi-Wavelength Observations of Coronal Structure and Dynamics. In these proceedings the many and varied advances of the dynamics solar atmosphere in the past ten years of observations... more...

  • The Quirks & Quarks Guide to Spaceby Jim Lebans; Bob McDonald

    McClelland & Stewart 2008; US$ 18.95

    For everyone who?s curious about what?s new under (and over and around) the stars. Douglas Adams famously pronounced in The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy that the answer to life, the universe, and everything was 42. Quirks & Quarks, whose approach to science owes almost as much to Adams as it does to Newton or Einstein or Hawking, have flipped... more...

  • The Sun and How to Observe Itby Jamey L. Jenkins

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95

    This is a completely up-to-date solar observing book, which, while providing the science background necessary for an understanding of the observations with the latest equipment, also features the most complete solar observing and imaging guide available. more...

  • Solar Astrophysicsby Peter V. Foukal

    Wiley 2008; US$ 200.00

    This revised edition of Solar Astrophysics describes our current understanding of the sun - from its deepest interior, via the layers of the directly observable atmosphere to the solar wind, right out to its farthest extension into interstellar space. It includes a comprehensive account of the history of solar astrophysics, along with an overview of... more...

  • Just Visiting This Planetby Neil De Grasse Tyson

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 19.00

    In a companion volume to Merlin's Tour of the Universe, here is a completely new collection of questions and answers about the cosmos for stargazers of all ages.  Whether waxing about Earth and its environs, the Sun and its stellar siblings, the world of light, physical laws, or galaxies near and far, Merlin--a fictional visitor from Planet Omniscia--is... more...

  • Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Spaceby Isaac Asimov

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    A wide-ranging exploration of our universe -- from "what makes the wind blow?" to "how was the moon formed?" -- in questions-and-answer format, written in vintage Asimov style. "A fine introduction to modern astronomical theory." -- LIBRARY JOURNAL From the Paperback edition. more...