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  • To Measure the Skyby Frederick R. Chromey

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 64.00

    With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, this textbook introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. more...

  • The Quantum Beatby F. G. Major

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 109.00

    Intended for non-specialists Treats the material in a broad intuitive manner Covers a wide range of relevant topics Focuses on electronic time keeping Examines the revolutionary changes made possible by laser cooling and optical pumping Discusses the application to global navigation: in particular, GPS and Loran Unique, in that no other... more...

  • Beyond the Solar Systemby Mary Kay Carson

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Tracing the evolution of humankind?s pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its... more...

  • An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Pankaj Jain

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 79.95

    Introduction Overview Scales and Dimensions Night Sky Constellations Earth, Sun, and the Solar System Retrograde Motion of Planets Sidereal Time Astronomical Catalogs and Software Observations Electromagnetic Waves Electromagnetic Spectrum Telescopes Refractor Telescope Reflecting Telescope Observations at Visible... more...

  • French Scientific and Cultural Diplomacyby Philippe Lane; Laurent Fabius

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    France has long been engaged in a very active cultural and scientific diplomacy. It aims both at ensuring and valorising the international presence of France in the domains of language, culture, communication, or higher education and research. This diplomacy is backed by a network of cooperation services in embassies and cultural institutions, as well... more...

  • Im Fokus: Sonnensystemby Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 19.99

    Das Sonnensystem ist unsere Heimat im Weltall. Alle Planeten und Monde in ihm entstanden gemeinsam aus einer ?Urwolke?, sie sind damit gewissermaßen Geschwister. Aber genau wie diese besitzen auch die Planeten ganz unterschiedliche Charaktere und Eigenschaften. Wir Menschen haben gerade erst begonnen, diese faszinierende Vielfalt zu erkunden: vom... more...

  • Magnetic Fields in Diffuse Mediaby Alexander Lazarian; Elisabete M. de Gouveia Dal Pino; Claudio Melioli

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 229.00

    This volume presents the current knowledge of magnetic fields in diffuse astrophysical media. Starting with an overview of 21st century instrumentation to observe astrophysical magnetic fields, the chapters cover observational techniques, origin of magnetic fields, magnetic turbulence, basic processes in magnetized fluids, the role of magnetic fields... more...

  • Celestial Shadowsby John Westfall; William Sheehan

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 179.00

    Much of what is known about the universe came from the study of celestial shadows. This book looks in detail at the way eclipses and other celestial shadows have given us amazing insights into the nature of the objects in our solar system and how they are even helping us discover and analyze planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. A variety of... more...

  • Symmetries and Dynamics of Star Clustersby Jaroslav Haas

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 99.00

    This thesis explores the orbital evolution of an initially thin stellar disc around a supermassive black hole. The results, obtained by both direct numerical N-body modelling and standard perturbation methods, explain the observed configuration of young stars. more...

  • Oxford Dictionary of Astronomyby Ian Ridpath

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.00

    This Dictionary of Astronomy covers everything from black hole to white dwarf. The text includes 4000 entries from astrophysics and cosmology to galaxies and time. Major entries include: Big Bang theory, comet, eclipse, Magellanic Clouds, radio telescope, relativity, and variable stars. more...