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  • Deep Impact as a World Observatory Eventby H.U. Käufl; C. Sterken

    Springer 2008; US$ 159.00

    In the context of the NASA Deep Impact space mission, comet 9P/Tempel1 has been at the focus of an unprecedented worldwide long-term multi-wavelength observation campaign. This book includes the proceedings of a meeting that brought together an audience of theoreticians and observers to make full use of the ground-based observing data set. more...

  • The Greatest Comets in Historyby David A.J. Seargent

    Springer 2008; US$ 34.95

    Presents a descriptive account of what are deemed to have been the most spectacular and notable comets ever recorded, beginning with 'Aristotle's Comet' of 372 BC and ending with McNaught's Comet of 2007. Focusing on Halley's Comet, this title introduces comets in general, explaining what they are and correcting a few popular misconceptions. more...

  • Meteors and How to Observe Themby Robert Lunsford

    Springer 2008; US$ 34.95

    Explains how best to view meteor activity under a variety of conditions, regardless of the observer's location. Instead of focusing on just one region in the world, this book includes observing conditions for four different regions such as high northern latitudes, low northern latitudes, equatorial regions, and low southern latitudes. more...

  • The Tungus Event, or The Great Siberian Meteoriteby John Engledew

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 21.95

    Something  exploded above Siberia in 1908 and no one is quite sure what ? or  why. What burned 830 square miles of forest and some 30 million trees on a fine summer's morning? This book combines a hard popular science approach and lively description of the "Tungus event", giving the reader the stories of... more...

  • David Levy's Guide to Observing Meteor Showersby David H. Levy

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 23.00

    Introduction to observing meteors for both seasoned and budding astronomers. more...

  • The Collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 and Jupiterby Keith S. Noll; Harold A. Weaver; Paul D. Feldman

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 78.00

    Sixteen chapters from international experts provide the standard reference on the event for graduate students and researchers in astronomy and planetary science. more...

  • Comets and How to Observe Themby Richard Schmude

    Springer 2010; US$ 34.95

    Comets have inspired wonder, excitement and even fear ever since they were first observed. But they are important members of the solar system, that contain material from early in the life of the system, held in deep-freeze. This makes them key in our understanding of the formation and evolution of many Solar System bodies. Recent ground- and space-based... more...

  • Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Mediumby Bruce T. Draine

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    This is a comprehensive and richly illustrated textbook on the astrophysics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium--the gas and dust, as well as the electromagnetic radiation, cosmic rays, and magnetic and gravitational fields, present between the stars in a galaxy and also between galaxies themselves. Topics include radiative processes across... more...

  • Physics of Cometsby K.S. Krishna Swamy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    This revised edition places a unique emphasis on all the new results from ground-based, satellites and space missions - detection of molecule H2 and prompt emission lines of OH for the first time; discovery of X-rays in comets; observed diversity in chemical composition among comets; the puzzle of the constancy of spin temperature; the well-established... more...

  • Dark Matter in the Universeby S. Bonometto; J. Primack; A. Provenzale

    IOS Press 1997; US$ 237.00

    Physics and astrophysics came to dark matter through many different routes, finally accepting it, but often with some distaste. It has been noticed that the existence of dark matter is yet another displacement of humans from the centre of the Universe: not only do our planet and our sun have no central position in the Universe, not only are humans... more...