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- Springer New York 2008; US$ 269.00
This volume presents the results of a scientific workshop on comet nuclei. It formulates the current understanding and interconnectivity of the various source regions of comet nuclei and their associated compositions and orbital characteristics. more...
- Springer New York 2008; US$ 34.95
This book fills the gap between general books, academic catalogues, and huge detailed catalogues. It is a detailed descriptive account ? in non-technical language ? of what are deemed to have been the most spectacular and notable comets ever recorded. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 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. The comet was also studied throughout its perihelion passage by various sources including the Deep Impact mission itself, the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer, Rosetta, XMM and all... more...
- Springer New York 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...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95
No two meteor showers are alike, and their variation depends on current conditions and the observer?s location. This introduction to the art of meteor observing explains how best to view meteor activity under all conditions and from all locations. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown?s find ignited a firestorm of controversy... more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 29.95
This objective study examines the many-sided Tunguska phenomenon, the explosive event in the USSR that cannot be explained by simple meteoric models. The author sets out the progress made in researching the event and deals with the UFO myths surrounding it. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 105.00
Physical Processes in the Interstellar Medium discusses the nature of interstellar matter, with a strong emphasis on basic physical principles, and summarizes the present state of knowledge about the interstellar medium by providing the latest observational data. Physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium are treated, with frequent references... more...