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  • A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whippleby Tofigh Heidarzadeh

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 339.00

    The book describes the major physical theories of comets in the past two millennia. It describes the evolution of ideas about the nature, position, motion and constitution of comets. Unlike many works on the subject, this one focuses on details of each theory. more...

  • Horizons of Cosmologyby Joseph Silk

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Horizons of Cosmology: Exploring Worlds Seen and Unseen is the fourth title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties. In this volume, highly esteemed astrophysicist Joseph Silk explores the vast... more...

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

    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...

  • Hunting and Imaging Cometsby Martin Mobberley

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.95

    Hunting and Imaging Comets provides readers with the knowledge and techniques necessary to discover, monitor, and photograph comets. The discovery of comet fragments in SOHO image data is also discussed, as well as CCD monitoring of older comets prone to violent outbursts. more...

  • The Identification of Dark Matterby Minos Axenides; George Fanourakis; John Vergados

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 185.00

    This volume is the latest in a prominent biannual series of scientific meetings on the exciting research topics of dark matter and, more recently, of dark energy. It contains a state-of-the-art update on detection efforts by experimental groups around the world trying to pin down exotic new forms of matter under the names of axions, neutralinos, wimps,... more...

  • Identification of Dark Matter, theby Neil J.C. Spooner; Vitaly Kudryavtsev

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 269.00

    The prestigious Identification of Dark Matter workshop series was initiated to assess the status of work that attempts to identify the constitution of dark matter. In particular, it aims to review the success of current methods that are used in the search for dark matter, as well as the new techniques that are likely to improve prospects for detecting... more...

  • Identification of Dark Matter, theby Neil J.C. Spooner; Vitaly Kudryavtsev

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 261.00

    This book contains written versions of the presentations made at the 4th International Workshop on the Identification of Dark Matter (IDM 2002), held in York, UK, in September 2002. The objective of this workshop series is to assess the status of work attempting to identify what constitutes dark matter — in particular, to consider the techniques... more...

  • Impact!by Gerrit L. Verschuur

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 38.99

    Most scientists now agree that some sixty-five million years ago, an immense comet slammed into the Yucatan, detonating a blast twenty million times more powerful than the largest hydrogen bomb, punching a hole ten miles deep in the earth. Trillions of tons of rock were vaporized and launched into the atmosphere. For a thousand miles in all directions,... more...

  • In Search of Dark Matterby Ken Freeman; Geoff McNamara

    Springer New York 2006; US$ 44.95

    The dark matter problem is one of the most fundamental and profoundly difficult problems in the history of science. Not knowing what makes up most of the mass in the Universe goes to the heart of our understanding of the Universe and our place in it. In Search of Dark Matter is the story of the emergence of the dark matter problem, from the initial... more...

  • The Invisible Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energyby Eleftherios Papantonopoulos

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 129.00

    The nature and essence of Dark Matter and Dark Energy have become the central issue in modern cosmology over the past years. This extensive volume, an outgrowth of a topical and tutorial summer school, has been set up with the aim of constituting an advanced-level, multi-authored textbook which meets the needs of both postgraduate students and young... more...