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  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Comingby Mike Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Physical Processes in the Interstellar Mediumby Lyman Spitzer

    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...

  • The Dark Matter Problemby Robert H. Sanders

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Describing the development of dark matter theory for cosmologists, astronomers and particle physicists. more...

  • Meteorite Impactby Wolf Uwe Reimold; Roger L. Gibson

    Springer 2010; US$ 129.00

    The impact of large extraterrestrial bodies (asteroids and comets) with Earth is an ever-present danger that humanity has only recently begun to recognise. Of the 175 impact craters found thus far on Earth, three giants stand out - Chicxulub in Mexico, Sudbury in Canada, and the Vredefort Impact Structure in South Africa. Each of these impact events... more...

  • Modern Cosmology and the Dark Matter Problemby D. W. Sciama

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 52.00

    This book shows how modern cosmology has led to the idea of dark matter in the universe, and presents a new theory to explain it. more...

  • The Mjølnir Impact Event and its Consequencesby Henning Dypvik; Filippos Tsikalas; Morten Smelror

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    The Mjolnir impact structure was recognized in 1993 and included in the Earth Impact Database in 1996, based on the discoveries of unequivocal meteorite impact indicators such as shocked quartz, Ir-enrichments, possible glass remnants, fragments of nickel-rich iron oxides, in addition to the convincing complex crater shape of the structure. This book... more...

  • Water in the Universeby Arnold Hanslmeier

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    Due to its specific chemical and physical properties, water is essential for life on Earth. And it is assumed that this would be the case for extraterrestrial life as well. Therefore it is important to investigate where water can be found in the Universe. Although there are places that are completely dry, places where the last rainfall happened probably... more...

  • Hunting and Imaging Cometsby Martin Mobberley

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.95

    For many astronomers, the holy grail of observation is to discover a comet, not least because comets always bear the name of their discoverer! Hunting and Imaging Comets was written for comet hunters and digital imagers who want to discover, rediscover, monitor, and make pictures of comets using astronomical CCD cameras and DSLRs. The old days of the... more...

  • Comet, Revisedby Carl Sagan; Ann Druyan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00

    WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS. Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets,... more...

  • Dark Energyby Yun Wang

    Wiley 2009; US$ 120.00

    A systematic, carefully authored review of our current observational and theoretical knowledge of dark energy. Providing a brief and concise overview, the book covers theory and experiment in equal detail, directly linking the two. A final section also looks at future developments. Indispensable for researchers entering this rapidly evolving field. more...