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  • Early Solar Physicsby A. J. Meadows; D. Ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Early Solar Physics reviews developments in solar physics, particularly the advent of solar spectroscopy and the discovery of relationships between the various layers of the solar atmosphere and between the different forms of solar activity. Topics covered include solar observations during 1843; chemical analysis of the solar atmosphere; the spectrum... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • The First Results from SOHOby Bernhard Fleck; Zdenek Svestka

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 339.00

    The aim of the VIRGO investigation (Variability of solar IRradiance and Gravity Oscillations) on SOHO (SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory) is to determine the characteristics of pressure and internal gravity oscillations by observing irradiance and radiance variations, to measure the solar total and spectral irradiance and to quantify their variability... more...

  • Fundamentals Of Solar Astronomyby Arvind Bhatnagar; William Livingston

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 54.00

    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...

  • A Guide to the Solar Coronaby Donald E. Billings

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    A Guide to the Solar Corona is specifically directed to the space scientist or engineer who is not a specialist in solar physics, but whose work requires a fairly detailed knowledge of the corona. It is hoped that the material may prove useful to most graduate students in astrophysics, while solar physicists may find some topics of interest and value... more...

  • The Handy Astronomy Answer Bookby Charles PhD Liu

    Visible Ink Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format. With chapters broken into various astronomical studies—including the universe, galaxies, planets, and space exploration—this fully updated... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Physics of the Sunby Dermott J. Mullan

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 94.95

    With an emphasis on numerical modeling, Physics of the Sun: A First Course presents a quantitative examination of the physical structure of the Sun and the conditions of its extended atmosphere. It gives step-by-step instructions for calculating the numerical values of various physical quantities. The text covers a wide range of topics on the... more...