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  • Twenty-Five Astronomical Observations That Changed the Worldby Michael Marett-Crosby

    Springer 2013; US$ 34.99

    Twenty-Five Astronomical Observations That Changed the World' takes twenty-five journeys through space, back in time and into human history. We begin with the simplest sight of the Tycho Crater on the Moon, through a repeat of Galileo's observations of Jupiter's moons, and then move out towards the nebulae, stars, and galaxies. The astronomical... 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 Fokusby Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer 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 ratselhaft... more...

  • Astronomically Speakingby C.C. Gaither; Alma E Cavazos-Gaither

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 83.95

    To understand the history, accomplishments, failures, and meanings of astronomy requires a knowledge of what has been said about astronomy by philosophers, novelists, playwrights, poets, scientists, and laymen. With this in mind, Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics serves as a guide to what has been said about... 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...

  • Exploring Ancient Skiesby David H. Kelley; A.F. Aveni; Eugene F. Milone

    Springer New York 2005; US$ 299.00

    Exploring Ancient Skies uses modern science to examine ancient astronomy throughout the World: the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, the Far East, and the New World, particularly Mesoamerica. Throughout, the discussion emphasizes the main purposes of ancient astronomy, many of which it shares with modern astronomy: astrology, navigation, calendar... more...

  • A Companion to Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Kenneth Lang

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 79.95

    Astronomy and Astrophysics is a comprehensive, fundamental, up-to-date reference book. It is filled with vital information and basic facts for amateur astronomers and professional astrophysicists, and for anyone interested in the Universe. The book consists of two main parts, a Timeline and a Dictionary. The Timeline is a concise history which provides... more...

  • A Practical Guide to Lightcurve Photometry and Analysisby Alan W. Harris; Brian Warner

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 39.95

    This practical text provides those with access to even a modest telescope and a CCD camera the background and detailed steps to contribute to astronomical research, including joint projects in which they can take part, as well as techniques for gathering, analyzing, and publishing their data. The text helps the reader understand - and avoid ? common... 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...