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  • Titan: Exploring an Earthlike Worldby Athena Coustenis; Fredric W. Taylor

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 66.00

    Titan: Exploring an Earthlike World presents the most comprehensive description in book form of what is currently known about Titan, the largest satellite of the planet Saturn and arguably the most intriguing and mysterious world in the Solar System. Because of its resemblance to our own planet, Titan is often described as a “frozen primitive... more...

  • Applying Fractals in Astronomyby Andre HECK; Jean M. Perdang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 76.20

    'Fractal geometry addressesitselfto questions that many people have been asking themselves. It con­ cerns an aspect of Nature that almost everybody had been conscious of, but could not address in a formal fashion. ' 'Fractal geometry seems to be the proper language to describe the complezity of many very compli­ cated shapes around us. ' (Mandelbrot,... more...

  • Astrophotographyby Siegfried Marx

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 97.97

    This volume contains the proceedings of the workshop "Astrophotography 87", which was held in Jena, April 21-24, 1987. The workshop was organized by the Central Institute of Astrophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic and is the latest in a series devoted to the problems of photography in astronomy. The previous workshops,... more...

  • Beyond the Moonby James Greig McCully

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 30.00

    Finally, someone has written a comprehensive, easily readable explanation of the tides on earth that is both simple enough for students and solid enough for their professors. Step by step, by analogy and illustration, Beyond the Moon describes how the cyclical motion of the near solar system is impressed upon the earth's oceans, and how the hydraulics... more...

  • Find a Hotter Place!by Ludwik Marian Celnikier

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 66.00

    Find a hotter place! is the insightful story of the tortured path that led to our current understanding of how the elements in the Universe came to be. This is a story which began in Greek Antiquity, with the first musings on the nature of matter and the void, and continues today with ever more refined analyses involving virtually every aspect of 20th... more...

  • Deep Millimeter Surveysby James D. Lowenthal; David H. Hughes

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 109.00

    The arrival of large submillimeter and millimeter-wave detector arrays opened a new window on galaxy formation and evolution. The major new facilities now being designed or constructed, such as ALMA (MMA) and the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), will soon be expanding the horizons even farther.The Conference on “Deep Millimeter Surveys: Implications... more...

  • Titanby Athena Coustenis; Fred Taylor

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1999; US$ 50.00

    This is the first book to deal with Titan, one of the most mysterious bodies in the solar system. The largest satellite of the giant planet Saturn, Titan is itself larger than the planet Mercury, and is unique in being the only known moon with a thick atmosphere. In addition, its atmosphere bears a startling resemblance to the Earth's, but is... more...

  • 2013 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly star maps, diagrams and details of all the year’s exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to determine when the Sun, Moon and planets will rise and set... more...

  • The Dynamic Sunby Arnold Hanslmeier; Mauro Messerotti; Astrid Veronig

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 163.30

    Our Sun is the nearest star and thus an ideal laboratory to study dynamic processes which are related to solar terrestrial physics. The topics addressed in this book cover solar MHD and generation of acoustic waves, as well as physical parameters that are suited to describing solar activity and could serve as proxies for space weather forecasting.... more...

  • Collisional Processes in the Solar Systemby Mikhail Ya. Marov; Hans Rickman

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 76.20

    The exploration of our Solar System is rapidly growing in importance as a scientific discipline. During the last decades, great progress has been achieved as the result of space missions to planets and small bodies - as­ teroids and comets - and improved remote-sensing methods, as well as due to refined techniques of laboratory measurements and a rapid... more...