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  • Modern Meteor Scienceby Robert Hawkes; Ingrid Mann; Peter Brown

    Springer 2006; US$ 149.00

    Represents a blend of research and reviews in meteor science. This book provides a view of meteoroid research including the dynamics, sources and distribution of these bodies, and their chemistry and physical processes in the interplanetary medium and the Earth's atmosphere. It is intended for researchers and students. more...

  • Field Guide to Meteors and Meteoritesby O. Richard Norton; Lawrence A. Chitwood

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.95

    It is said that astronomy is one of the few remaining fields in which amateurs can make a real contribution to science, and nowhere is this more true than in the field of meteors and meteorites. Although meteors are isolated and unpredictable, it is possible to predict when meteor showers - usually associated with old comets - are due; they last a... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Blazing a Ghostly Trailby Peter Grego

    Springer 2013; US$ 34.99

    Ice and Fire: Great Comets to Come was written because a special celestial event climaxes towards the end of 2013 the arrival, fresh from the Oort Cloud, of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON). By all predictions even the most pessimistic ones this comet is set to be one of, perhaps the most, dazzling comet seen in modern history and has the astronomical world... more...

  • Meteorites, Ice, and Antarcticaby William A. Cassidy

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    A fascinating first-hand account of scientific expeditions in Antarctica, first published in 2003. more...

  • High-Velocity Cloudsby H. van Woerden

    Springer 2004; US$ 269.00

    This book contains 17 chapters reviewing our knowledge of the high-velocity clouds (HVCs) as of 2004, bringing this together in one place for the first time. Each of the many different aspects of HVC research is addressed by one of the experts in that subfield. These include a historical overview of HVC research and analyses of the structure and kinematics... more...

  • Dense Molecular Gas Around Protostars and in Galactic Nucleiby W.A. Baan; Y. Hagiwara; H.J. Langevelde

    Springer 2005; US$ 179.00

    The phenomena observed in young stellar objects (YSO), circumstellar regions and extra-galactic nuclei show some similarity in their morphology, dynamical and physical processes, though they may differ in scale and energy. The European Workshop on Astronomical Molecules 2004 gave astronomers a unique opportunity to discuss the links among the observational... more...

  • Dark Sky, Dark Matterby J.M Overduin; P.S Wesson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 231.00

    Olbers' paradox states that given the Universe is unbounded, governed by the standard laws of physics, and populated by light sources, the night sky should be ablaze with light. Obviously this is not so. However, the paradox does not lie in nature but in our understanding of physics. A Universe with a finite age, such as follows from big-bang theory,... more...