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  • The Moon that Wasn'tby Helge Kragh; Erhard Scholz

    Springer 2008; US$ 99.00

    First spotted in 1645, the non-existing moon was observed more than a dozen times until late eighteenth century. Although few astronomers believed in the existence of the moon after about 1770, it continued to attract attention for another century. This book details the history of one of astronomy's many spurious objects, the satellite of Venus. more...

  • L'astrofisica facile! (Le Stelle) (Italian Edition)by Mike Inglis

    Springer 2009; US$ 19.95

    Molti astrofili ritengono che l?astrofisica sia un argomento difficile, che richiede conoscenze matematiche almeno a livello universitario. Non necessariamente cos. L?approccio quantitativo adottato da Mike Inglis riesce a spiegare tutti gli aspetti dell?astrofisica in termini semplici, evitando i tecnicismi matematici con i quali questa disciplina... more...

  • 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 Publishing Group 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...

  • Titan from Cassini-Huygensby Robert Brown

    Springer 2009; US$ 229.00

    This book comprehensively reviews our current knowledge of Saturn's largest moon Titan featuring the latest results obtained by the Cassini-Huygens mission. A global author team addresses Titan's origin and evolution, internal structure, surface geology, the atmosphere and ionosphere as well as magnetospheric interactions. The book closes with... more...

  • Guide to the Universeby Lauren V. Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 91.00

    This volume in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series provides the most up-to-date understanding available of the current knowledge about stars. Scientifically sound, but written with the student in mind, Stars is an excellent first step for young people researching the exciting scientific discoveries that continue to extend our knowledge of the... more...

  • La Notion de Dios en el "Timeo" de Platonby Gabriela Roxana Carone

    Academia Verlag 2010; US$ 16.90

    The second edition of La noción de dios en el Timeo de Platón encapsulates the author's recent research, with a new Introduction that brings out the importance of the Timaeus with regard to the mind-body relation and to Plato's late ethics as well as providing fresh and illuminating perspectives on the problems of creation and of... more...

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

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.95

    The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has given us magnificent high resolution views of the gigantic cosmic collisions between galaxies. Hubble's images are snapshots in time and catch the colliding galaxies in different stages of collision. Colliding galaxies very likely, hold some of the most important clues to our cosmic past and to our destiny. more...

  • ICAME 2005by P.-E Lippens; J.-C Jumas; J.-M.R. Genin

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    This book provides an up-to-date overview of the Mossbauer effect in physics, chemistry, electrochemistry, catalysis, biology, medicine, geology, mineralogy, archaeology and materials science. It is of great interest for graduate students and researchers who work in one of these scientific areas or use the Mossbauer spectroscopy. In addition to the... 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...