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  • The Restless Universeby Eric M. Schlegel

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 44.99

    This title tells the story of the development and launch of a major space-based telescope, and explains the discoveries of the nature of the universe in the X-ray spectre. The author looks at the brief history of X-ray astronomy to explore what can and has been learnt by using X-ray. more...

  • Astrophysical Flowsby James E. Pringle; Andrew King

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Graduate textbook on astrophysical fluid dynamics for graduate students in astrophysics, physics and applied mathematics. more...

  • Recollections of "Tucson Operations"by M.A. Gordon

    Springer 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...

  • High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysicsby George A. Kyrala

    Springer 2005; US$ 219.00

    During the past several years, research teams around the world have developed astrophysics-relevant utilizing high energy-density facilities such as intense lasers and z-pinches. This work covers topics such as: hydrodynamic instabilities in astrophysics, supernovae and supernova remnant evolution, astrophysical shocks, blast waves, and more. more...

  • The New Astronomy: Opening the Electromagnetic Window and Expanding Our View of Planet Earthby Wayne Orchiston

    Springer 2006; US$ 259.00

    Celebrates the 60th birthday of Professor Woodruff Sullivan III. This work provides a collection of key papers and reviews on the history of astronomy, astrobiology and sundials. It features papers on astrobiology, which reflect his intimate involvement in this multidisciplinary field. It is useful for professional and amateur astronomers. more...

  • ISO Science Legacyby Catherine J. Cesarsky; Alberto Salama

    Springer 2006; US$ 219.00

    Stars are born and die in clouds of gas and dust, opaque to most types of radiation, but transparent in the infrared. Requiring complex detectors, space missions and cooled telescopes, infrared astronomy is the branch of this discipline to come of age. more...

  • Astrophysical disksby Alexei M. Fridman; Mikhail Ya. Marov; Ilya G. Kovalenko

    Springer 2006; US$ 259.00

    Deals with collective and stochastic processes in astrophysical disks involving theory, observations, and the results of modelling. This book examines the spiral-vortex structure in galactic and accretion disks, stochastic and ordered structures in the developed turbulence. more...

  • Cosmic Ray Interactions, Propagation, and Acceleration in Space Plasmasby Lev Dorman

    Springer 2006; US$ 339.00

    Explores key problems in cosmic ray astrophysics and geophysics. This book provides a description of the main properties of space plasmas and primary CR, and considers different types of CR interactions with space plasmas. It offers a review of energetic particles interactions, and propagation and acceleration in space plasma. more...

  • The Amateur Astronomerby Patrick Moore

    Springer 2006; US$ 69.95

    Introduces astronomy and amateur observing together. This edition includes photographs and illustrations. The comprehensive appendices provide hints and tips, as well as data for every aspect of amateur astronomy. This work is useful for amateur astronomers. more...

  • Astrophysicsby Wolfgang Kundt

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 109.00

    For a quantitative understanding of the physics of the universe - from the solar system through the milky way to clusters of galaxies all the way to cosmology - these edited lecture notes are perhaps among the most concise and also among the most critical ones: Astrophysics has not yet stood the redundancy test of laboratory physics, hence should be... more...