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Astronomy Observations

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Eine kleine Geschichte des Raumsby Jan Moewes; Peter von Tresckow (Cover)

    tredition 2015; US$ 4.18

    Jan Moewes wurde einem größeren Publikum bekannt durch sein Erfolgsbuch "Für 12 Mark 80 durch das Universum" (*1997 bei Zweitausendeins, Ffm.), für dessen ereignisreiche Geschichte inkl. vier Titel hier kein Platz ist. Nachdem es einmal vergriffen war, stieg sein Preis jedenfalls weit über den Neuwert, was den Autor jetzt veranlasst, es selbst... more...

  • Das Riesen-Schupmannteleskop von Rathenowby Susanne M Hoffmann

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.71

    Das Rathenower Riesenteleskop ist ein kleines Wunderwerk. Hier wird es erklärt und in seinen technikhistorischen Kontext eingebettet. Seine jüngste Geschichte wird in Wort und Bild dokumentiert und seine Entstehungsgeschichte sowie technische Features erläutert. Es handelt sich um eine Arbeit, die gleichzeitig technikhistorisch und journalistisch ist.... more...

  • Nuclear Physics of Starsby Christian Iliadis

    Wiley 2015; US$ 103.95

    Most elements are synthesized, or "cooked", by thermonuclear reactions in stars. The newly formed elements are released into the interstellar medium during a star's lifetime, and are subsequently incorporated into a new generation of stars, into the planets that form around the stars, and into the life forms that originate on the planets. Moreover,... more...

  • Black Holes: Thermodynamics, Information, and Firewallsby Robert B. Mann

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book reflects the resurgence of interest in the quantum properties of black holes, culminating most recently in controversial discussions about firewalls. On the thermodynamic side, it describes how new developments allowed the inclusion of pressure/volume terms in the first law, leading to a new understanding of black holes as chemical systems,... more...

  • The Invisible Universeby Gerrit Verschuur

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    Hidden from human view, accessible only to sensitive receivers attached to huge radio telescopes, the invisible universe beyond our senses continues to fascinate and intrigue our imaginations. Closer to home, in the Milky Way galaxy, radio astronomers listen patiently to the ticking of pulsars that tell of star death and states of matter of awesome... more...

  • Giants of Eclipse: The ? Aurigae Stars and Other Binary Systemsby Thomas B. Ake; Elizabeth Griffin

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    The zeta Aurigae stars are the rare but illustrious sub-group of binary stars that undergo the dramatic phenomenon of "chromospheric eclipse". This book provides detailed descriptions of the ten known systems, illustrates them richly with examples of new spectra, and places them in the context of stellar structure and evolution. Comprised of a large... more...

  • Laboratory Astrochemistryby Stephan Schlemmer; Thomas Giesen; Harald Mutschke

    Wiley 2014; US$ 112.50

    Written by leading scientists in the field and intended for a broader readership, this is an ideal starting point for an overview of current research and developments. As such, the book covers a broad spectrum of laboratory astrophysics and chemistry, describing recent advances in experiments, as well as theoretical work, including fundamental physics... more...

  • Das Leben der Sterneby Matthias Heyssler

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 9.99

    Das Essential beschreibt die Entwicklung der Sterne aus den interstellaren Wolken. Nach einer Zusammenfassung der wichtigsten Zustandsgrößen und ihrer physikalischen Zusammenhänge präsentiert der Autor die Grundlage der Dynamik interstellarer Wolken. Er formuliert Bedingungen, die zur Bildung der Vorstufen unserer Sterne, der sogenannten Protosterne,... more...