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  • Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Originsby M. Maurette

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2007; US$ 139.00

    Micrometeorites played an essential role in the formation of the atmosphere of the Early Earth, and provided a significant source of activation for organic prebiotic chemistry on mineral surfaces. This book offers an account of this scenario, embedding the more specific results within a framework that considers the evolution of the Early Earth. more...

  • Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Lifeby Paul J. Thomas; Roland D. Hicks; Christopher F. Chyba

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 149.00

    Revisits the role comets may have played in the origins and evolution of life. This work is intended as a comprehensive review of research. Each chapter gives an overview of an aspect of the field. more...

  • In Search of Dark Matterby Ken Freeman; Geoff McNamara

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 44.95

    Presents the story of the emergence of the dark matter problem, from the initial erroneous discovery of dark matter to contemporary explanations for the nature of dark matter and its role in the origin and evolution of the Universe. This account spans a variety of scientific disciplines, from observational astronomy to particle physics. more...

  • A History of Physical Theories of Cometsby Tofigh Heidarzadeh

    Springer 2008; US$ 289.00

    The book describes the major physical theories of comets in the past two millennia. It demonstrates the evolution of ideas about the nature, position, motion and physical constitution of comets from Aristotle to Whipple. Unlike the available works on the history of comets, which either illustrate relatively short periods in the history of physical... more...

  • Cometby Peter T. Bobrowsky; Hans Rickman

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    In 1908, an atmospheric explosion in northern Siberia released energy equivalent to 15 Mton of TNT. Can a comparable or larger NEO affect us again? When the next NEO strikes Earth, will it be large enough to destroy a city? This volume provides a necessary link between various disciplines and comet/asteroid impacts. more...

  • Origin and Early Evolution of Comet Nucleiby K. Altwegg; W. Huebner

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    Comet nuclei are the most primitive bodies in the solar system. This book brings together representatives of several scientific communities in the fields of interstellar clouds, star-forming regions, the solar nebula, and comets. It is suitable for researchers and graduate students working in the field of planetology and solar system exploration. more...

  • Cometography: Volume 4, 1933?1959by Gary W. Kronk

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 277.00

    Fourth volume of multi-volume catalog of every comet observed throughout history, this volume covers comets seen from 1933 to 1959. more...

  • New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics IIby Miguel Chavez Dagostino

    Springer 2009; US$ 259.00

    This book presents an up-to-date collection of reviews and contributed articles in the field of ultraviolet astronomy. Its content has been mainly motivated by the recent access to the rest frame UV light of distant red galaxies, gained through large optical facilities. This driveway has derived in a renewed interest on the stars that presumably dominate... more...

  • New Horizonsby C.T. Russell

    Springer 2009; US$ 199.00

    The New Horizons mission is the first spacecraft to reconnoitre the Pluto-Charon System and the Kuiper belt. This mission explores the outer edge of the solar system, arguably the last frontier of planetary exploration. This book contains articles that describe the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload and data products. more...

  • The Fallen Skyby Christopher Cokinos

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.95

    In this acclaimed volume, prizewinning poet and nature writer Christopher Cokinos takes us on an epic journey from Antarctica to outer space, weaving together natural history, memoir, and in-depth profiles of amateur researchers, rogue scientists, and stargazing dreamers to tell the riveting tale of how the study of meteorites became a modern science.... more...