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  • A Survey of the Almagestby Olaf Pedersen; Alexander Jones

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    "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... more...

  • Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skiesby Neale Monks

    Springer 2010; US$ 34.95

    Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies is the first book specifically written for amateur astronomers who own, or who are about to purchase, a computer-controlled 'go-to' telescope. The advantage of the 'go-to' capability is enormous -- the telescope can be aimed at any object in the sky with great speed and accuracy -- which is why... more...

  • The Origins of the Universe for Dummiesby Stephen Pincock; Mark Frary

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95

    Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but don’t have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? ‘Course you do – and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most... more...

  • Exoplanetenby Sven Piper

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.99

    Bisher wurden ber 450 sogenannte extrasolare Planeten entdeckt, Planeten, die sich au erhalb unseres Sonnensystems befinden. Weltweit anerkannte Experten f hren in dem Band in die Thematik ein und werfen einen Blick auf zuk nftige Entwicklungen. Sie geben detailliert Einblick in die Methodik, die Missionen und Ergebnisse des rasch voranschreitenden... more...

  • Space: A Visual Encyclopediaby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 24.99

    Space: A Visual Encyclopedia builds on the enormous success of DK's best-selling encyclopedias. It is a comprehensive exploration of space from our nearest planets and stars to far-off galaxies. For this title, NASA has given DK unprecedented access to a wealth of images that have never been published before and are not available to the public. Featuring... more...

  • Astronomy and Relativistic Astrophysicsby Cesar A. Zen Vasconcellos; Bardo E.J. Bodmann; Horst Stoecker

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 136.00

    This book presents scientific research on the central theme of new states of matter and new phenomena in the universe. The topics covered range from the big bang, through topics including the formation of exotic stars, black holes and the plasma of quarks and gluons by heavy ion reactions, to the influence of dark matter and dark energy in the evolution... more...

  • Spaceby Carole Stott

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Featuring a wealth of incredible astronomical photographs, Space takes us on an imaginary journey that starts from a launchpad on Earth. From there, we go in toward the center of our Solar System to see the inner planets and the Sun. We then fly outward, past the outer planets and on to the fringes of the Solar System. After a brief pause to look... more...

  • Amazing Space Q&Aby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99

    Amazing Space Q&A explores the final frontier, from cosmic dust to supergiant stars. Bursting with eye-opening questions and revealing answers, the book tells tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the universe (but were afraid to ask!). more...

  • A Scientific Autobiographyby Kameshwar C. Wali

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 117.00

    S. Chandrasekhar, popularly known as Chandra, was one of the foremost scientists of the 20th century. The year 2010 marks the birth centenary of Chandra. His unique style of research, inward bound, seeking a personal perspective to master a particular field, and then pass on to another was so unique that it will draw considerable interest and attention... more...

  • Future Professional Communication in Astronomy IIby Alberto Accomazzi; Andre Heck

    Springer 2011; US$ 229.00

    The present volume gathers together the talks presented at the second colloquim on the Future Professional Communication in Astronomy (FPCA II), held at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) on 13-14 April 2010. This meeting provided a forum for editors, publishers, scientists, librarians and officers of learned societies to discuss the future of the... more...