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  • Chemistry in Spaceby Dieter Rehder

    Wiley 2011; US$ 145.00

    The dynamic field of extraterrestrial chemistry brings together ideas of chemistr, astrophysics, and biology to the study of molecules between stars, around stars, and on plantes. This book serves as an introduction to chemial processes under ?unearthly? and hence usually extreme conditions (temperature, pressure, high or low density, bombardment by... more...

  • High Energy Astrophysicsby Malcolm S. Longair

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 76.00

    The third edition of this well-established textbook is ideal for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses in high energy astrophysics. more...

  • Astronomers Anonymousby Steve Ringwood

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.95

    This parody of a typical "Lonely Hearts column," specifically written for troubled astronomers, features questions and answers about astronomy that entertains as well as informs. It offers much practical advice as well as stories on the history of astronomy. more...

  • Titan Unveiledby Ralph Lorenz; Jacqueline Mitton

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    For twenty-five years following the Voyager mission, scientists speculated about Saturn's largest moon, a mysterious orb clouded in orange haze. Finally, in 2005, the Cassini-Huygens probe successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere, all the while transmitting images and data. In the early 1980s, when the two Voyager spacecraft skimmed... more...

  • New Perspectives on Aristotle's De caeloby Alan Bowen; Christian Wildberg

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Aristotle's great ambition in his De caelo was to determine the nature and structure of the geocentric universe. This collection of essays addresses key epistemological and methodological issues raised by the numerous arguments that Aristotle offers. more...

  • Spectroscopy of Astrophysical Plasmasby A. Dalgarno; D. Layzer

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 64.00

    A group of acknowledged experts describe the use of spectroscopy as a diagnostic probe of astronomical environments. The broad sweep of the book enables good coverage to be given to all the situations in which plasmas are encounteres in astronomical investigations. Specifically, the articles include quasars, Seyfert galaxies, active galactic nuclei,... more...

  • A Survey of the Almagestby Alexander Jones; Olaf Pedersen

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 199.00

    The Almagest , by the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is the most important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, offering historians valuable insight into the astronomy and mathematics of the ancient world. Pedersen's 1974 publication, A Survey of the Almagest , is the most recent in a long tradition of companions to... more...

  • Dynamics of Astrophysical Discsby J. A. Sellwood

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 68.00

    Recent developments in both theory and observations of astrophysical discs. more...

  • Relativistic Fluids and Magneto-fluidsby A. M. Anile

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 76.00

    Introductory account which has applications in astrophysics and plasma physics. more...

  • Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skiesby Neale Monks

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 34.95

    This is the first book specifically written for amateur astronomers who own, or who are about to purchase, a computer-controlled ?go-to? telescope. The ?go-to? capability is huge, and this book offers fascinating deep-sky objects and detailed observing lists. more...