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  • High-Energy Spectroscopic Astrophysicsby Steven M. Kahn; Peter von Ballmoos; Rashid A. Sunyaev

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 169.00

    After three decades of intense research in X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, the time was ripe to summarize basic knowledge on X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopy for interested students and researchers ready to become involved in new high-energy missions. This volume exposes both the scientific basics and modern methods of high-energy spectroscopic astrophysics.... more...

  • Chemical Abundances and Mixing in Stars in the Milky Way and its Satellitesby L. Pasquini; S. Randich

    Springer 2006; US$ 129.00

    The field of chemical abundances and internal mixing of elements in stars has made large progress. Covering the proceedings of the ESO Workshop held in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy, this book covers topics from chemical abundances in the different components of the Milky Way to the big bang nucleosynthesis and galaxy formation and evolution. more...

  • Why Is Uranus Upside Down?by Fred Watson

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.68

    A highly entertaining and informative introduction to our planet and the universe we live in. more...

  • Relativistic Physics and Cosmologyby Bernd Aschenbach; Vadim Burwitz; Gunther Hasinger; Bruno Leibundgut

    Springer 2007; US$ 139.00

    "Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology" have developed into important and fruitful research areas with a hitherto unprecented public interest. The year 2005, which marked the 100th anniversary of the 'annus mirabilis', that year in which Albert Einstein published three of his most important scientific papers, was the perfect opportunity... more...

  • High Time Resolution Astrophysicsby Don Phelan; Oliver Ryan; Andrew Shearer

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    High Time Resolution Astrophysics (HTRA) is an important new window to the universe and a vital tool in understanding a range of phenomena from diverse objects and radiative processes. This importance is demonstrated in this volume with the description of a number of topics in astrophysics, including quantum optics, cataclysmic variables, pulsars,... more...

  • Cold Aqueous Planetary Geochemistry with Frezchemby Giles M. Marion; Jeffrey S. Kargel

    Springer 2007; US$ 189.00

    This book explicitly investigates issues of astrobiological relevance in the context of cold aqueous planetary geochemistry. At the core of the technical chapters is the FREZCHEM model, initially developed over many years by one of the authors to quantify aqueous electrolyte properties and chemical thermodynamics at subzero temperatures. FREZCHEM,... more...

  • Solar System Astrophysicsby Eugene F. Milone; William Wilson

    Springer 2008; US$ 139.00

    Covers solar system astrophysics, beginning with basic tools of spherical astronomy and celestial mechanics. This work also covers the Earth-Moon system and the interior planets; rocks and minerals, including crystallography; and, atmospheres, accompanied by discussions of circulation applicable as well as the gas giants. more...

  • Orbitsby Guochang Xu

    Springer 2008; US$ 129.00

    This is the first reference and handbook since the satellite era began, which describes and derives systematically the orbit theory with analytical solutions of the equations of satellite motion, with respect to all of the extraterrestrial and geopotential disturbances of the second order. The equations of satellite motion perturbed by extraterrestrial... more...

  • Io After Galileoby Rosaly M. C. Lopes; John R. Spencer

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    Reviews the basics about Io and it's space environment. This book includes various subjects, where the Galilio mission shed light on, with emphasis on several of Io's characteristics including it's active volcanism. It is intended for planetary scientists and volcanologists in general, and newcomers wishing to specialize in this field of... more...

  • Island Universesby R. S. De Jong

    Springer 2007; US$ 299.00

    This book contains an up-to-date review of the structure and evolution of disk galaxies from both the observational and theoretical point of view. The book is the proceedings of the 'Island Universes' conference held at the island of Terschelling, The Netherlands in July 2005, which attracted about 130 experts and students in the field. The... more...