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Astronomy Observations

  • The Life Story of an Infrared Telescopeby John K. Davies

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    Written by one of the astronomers who 'lived the dream' of working there this book is a restrospectively expanded diary featuring the 'birth and long life' of what was a truely innovative telescope. Based on input received from people involved in its planning, building, operation, and many scientists who observed with it, the author tells this... more...

  • The Special Theory of Relativityby Costas Christodoulides

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 59.99

    This book offers a comprehensive, university-level introduction to Einstein?s Special Theory of Relativity. In addition to the purely theoretical aspect, emphasis is also given to its historical development as well as to the experiments that preceded the theory and those performed in order to test its validity. The main body of the book consists... more...

  • Observational Constraints on the Influence of Active Galactic Nuclei on the Evolution of Galaxiesby Christopher Mark Harrison

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This prize-winning Ph.D. thesis by Chris Harrison adopts a multi-faceted approach to address the lack of decisive observational evidence, utilising large observational data sets from several world-leading telescopes. Developing several novel observational techniques, Harrison demonstrated that energetic winds driven by Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)... more...

  • Deep Sky Observingby Steven R Coe

    Springer International Publishing 2015; Not Available

    This updated second edition has all of the information needed for your successful forays into deep sky observing. Coe uses his years of experience to give detailed practical advice about how to find the best observing site, how to make the most of the time spent there, and what equipment and instruments to take along. There are comprehensive lists... more...

  • Breakthrough!by Robert Gendler; R. Jay GaBany

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 34.99

    This unique volume by two renowned astrophotographers unveils the science and history behind 100 of the most significant astronomical images of all time. The authors have carefully selected their list of images from across time and technology to bring to the reader the most relevant photographic images spanning all eras of modern astronomical history.... more...

  • Racing the Moon?s Shadow with Concorde 001by Pierre Léna; Stephen Lyle

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    This is the unique story of  observing a total solar eclipse for no less than 74 consecutive minutes. On the summer morning of June 30, 1973, the Sun rises on the Canary Islands. But it is strangely indented by the Moon. The eclipse of the century has just begun. From the west, the lunar shadow rushes to the African coast at a velocity of over 2000... more...

  • Lunar and Planetary Cartography in Russiaby Vladislav Shevchenko; Zhanna Rodionova; Gregory Michael

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 99.00

    This book is the first to document in depth the history of lunar and planetary cartography in Russia. The first map of the far side of the Moon was made with the participation of Lomonosov Moscow University (Sternberg Astronomical Institute, MSU) in 1960. The developed mapping technologies were then used in preparing the ?Complete Map of the Moon?... more...

  • Dynamics of Young Star Clusters and Associationsby Cathie J. Clarke; Robert D. Mathieu; Iain Neill Reid; Cameron P.M. Bell; Laurent Eyer; Michael R. Meyer

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 99.00

    Where do most stars (and the planetary systems that surround them) in the Milky Way form? What determines whether a young star cluster remains bound (such as an open or globular cluster), or disperses to join the field stars in the disc of the Galaxy? These questions not only impact understanding of the origins of stars and planetary systems like... more...

  • The Early Earth: Accretion and Differentiationby James Badro; Michael J. Walter

    Wiley 2015; US$ 149.95 US$ 129.96

    The Early Earth: Accretion and Differentiation provides a multidisciplinary overview of the state of the art in understanding the formation and primordial evolution of the Earth.  The fundamental structure of the Earth as we know it today was inherited from the initial conditions 4.56 billion years ago as a consequence of planetesimal accretion,... more...

  • Rekonstruktion und Reduktion physikalischer Theorienby Raphael Bolinger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Astroparticle physics employs a range of theories to model the sources of cosmic radiation ? but until now, it has not fully captured the relevant connections between these theories. Using Scheibe?s method for the reconstruction and reduction of physical theories, Raphael Bolinger demonstrates the uses and limitations of formal strategies... more...