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  • Stellar Polarimetryby David Clarke

    Wiley 2009; US$ 170.00

    Written by an experienced teacher and author, this must-have source for work with polarimetric equipment and polarimetry in astronomy conveys the knowledge of the technology and techniques needed to measure and interpret polarizations. As such, this monograph offers a brief introduction and refresher, while also covering in detail statistics and data... more...

  • Astronomy Made Simpleby Kevin B. Phd Marvel

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.95

    See the skies in a whole new light. Take a tour of the universe, from our local solar system to the far reaches of deepest space. Astronomy Made Simple offers a complete introduction to this science, from its birth in ancient times to the different types of super-powerful telescopes scientists use today. It also includes detailed instructions on... more...

  • Protostellar Jets in Contextby Kanaris C. Tsinganos; Tom Ray; Mathias Stute

    Springer 2009; US$ 459.00

    It is over a quarter of a century since the discovery of out?ows from young stars. The intervening years have led to remarkable advances in our understanding of this phenomenon. Much of the progress can be attributed to advances in facilities and technologies, including not only larger telescopes but also improved instrument and detector performance.... more...

  • Guide to the Universe: Stars and Galaxiesby Lauren Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 72.00

    This up-to-date volume offers student researchers an unexcelled primer on current scientific knowledge about stars. more...

  • Cosmic Collisionsby Lars Lindberg Christensen; Davide de Martin; Raquel Yumi Shida

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.95

    Showcases the beautiful and astounding high resolution images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of the gigantic cosmic collisions between galaxies Explains for general readers the significance of these merging galaxies in the context of our past, present, and future understanding of our universe Presents the images as snapshots in time and creates... more...

  • Pianeti tra le noteby Angelo Adamo

    Springer 2010; US$ 19.95

    Una stella, otto pianeti, un centinaio di lune e una miriade di corpi minori tra plutini, asteroidi, comete, satelliti artificiali. E per ognuno di questi oggetti, spiegazioni scientifiche che condividono la scena con narrazioni dettate dal mito, con visioni della fanstascienza e con suggestioni sonore scaturite dalla penna di grandi compositori. L'autore... more...

  • Astronomers Anonymousby Steve Ringwood

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.95

    A humorous collection of questions and answers about astronomy which entertains as well as informs and offers practical advice to amateur astronomers. Includes many stories on the history of astronomy and examines myths in light of current knowledge. Illustrated with cartoons. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...