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  • Magnetic Processes in Astrophysicsby Günther Rüdiger; Rainer Hollerbach; Leonid L. Kitchatinov

    Wiley 2013; US$ 176.00 US$ 152.53

    In this work the authors draw upon their expertise in geophysical and astrophysical MHD to explore the motion of electrically conducting fluids, the so-called dynamo effect, and describe the similarities and differences between different magnetized objects. They also explain why magnetic fields are crucial to the formation of the stars, and discuss... more...

  • Astrophysical Techniques, Sixth Editionby C.R. Kitchin

    CRC Press 2013; US$ 85.95

    Long used in undergraduate and introductory graduate courses, Astrophysical Techniques, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive account of the instruments, detectors, and techniques employed in astronomy and astrophysics. Emphasizing the underlying unity of all astronomical observations, this popular text provides a coherent state-of-the-art account... more...

  • Plasmas in the Universeby B. Coppi; A. Ferrari; E. Sindoni

    IOS Press 2000; US$ 167.00

    This book illustrates new developments in the fields of space and solar physics, stellar physics, extragalactic physics and cosmology. It also elaborates upon the progress of laboratory plasma physics. One of the topics discussed is the existence of collective processes, both linear and non-linear, that can explain key elements of accretion physics,... more...

  • From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomerby Dave Eagle

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 39.99

    This guide is for budding stargazers who want to develop observing skills beyond mere sightseeing and learn some of the techniques used to carry out enjoyable and scientifically useful observations. Includes useful exercises to help develop observing skills. more...

  • A Galileo Forgeryby Horst Bredekamp; Irene Brückle; Paul Needham

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    In this work, historians in various fields revise the results presented in the first two volumes of the series, which analyzed the New York copy of Sidereus Nuncius. While many of their findings remain valid, the subject of analysis proved to be a forgery. Volume III describes how the discovery of forgery was made - a watershed moment... more...

  • Einstein Was Right!by Karl Hess

    Pan Stanford Publishing 2014; US$ 34.95

    All modern books on Einstein emphasize the genius of his relativity theory and the corresponding corrections and extensions of the ancient space?time concept. However, Einstein?s opposition to the use of probability in the laws of nature and particularly in the laws of quantum mechanics is criticized and often portrayed as outdated. The author... more...

  • Numerical Methods in Astrophysicsby Peter Bodenheimer; Gregory P. Laughlin; Michal Rozyczka; Tomasz Plewa; Harold. W Yorke; Harold W. Yorke

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 104.95

    Numerical Methods in Astrophysics: An Introduction outlines various fundamental numerical methods that can solve gravitational dynamics, hydrodynamics, and radiation transport equations. This resource indicates which methods are most suitable for particular problems, demonstrates what the accuracy requirements are in numerical simulations, and suggests... more...

  • Opacityby Walter F. Huebner; W David Barfield

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 209.00

    This book covers all aspects of opacity and equations of state for gases, plasmas and dust. The discussion emphasizes the continuous transformation of the equilibrium compositions of these phases as a function of temperature and density. more...

  • Neutrino Physicsby E. Bellotti; Y. Declais; P. Strolin

    IOS Press 2003; US$ 191.00

    Neutrino physics contributed in an fundamental way to the progress of science, opening important windows of knowledge in elementary particle physics, as well in astrophysics and cosmology. Substantial experimental efforts are presently dedicated to improve our knowledge on neutrino properties as, in fact, we don't know yet some of the basic ones. Although... more...

  • Science with the New Generation of High Energy Gamma-Ray Experimentsby Alessandro De Angelis; Oriana Mansutti

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 118.00

    The contributions in this volume provide a snapshot of the latest research and future plans for space-borne and ground-based experiments dedicated to the observation of the gamma-ray sky. The articles are authored by both seasoned veterans of the first dedicated gamma-ray missions, and young scientists entering the fascinating field of gamma-ray astrophysics.... more...