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- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 209.00
Searching for water in the universe is central to our search for extraterrestrial life, and vitally important in topics such as astrophysics and astrobiology. This book examines water?s physical properties as well as our progress in finding it in outer space. more...
- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 239.00
This book describes the Mjølnir impact event in the context of the geological and geophysical history of the Barents Sea region, and goes on to present elaborative numerical models of its formation and associated tsunami generation. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 34.95
This book presents the inventory of matter, baryonic and exotic, and investigates the nature and fate of matter's twin, anti-matter. The authors show how basic research, in tandem with the evolution of new ideas, could help science lift the cosmic veil. more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00
This work provides the current theory and observations behind the cosmological phenomenon of dark energy. The approach is comprehensive with rigorous mathematical theory and relevant astronomical observations discussed in context. The book treats the background and history starting with the new-found importance of Einstein?s cosmological... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 18.94
Caroline Herschel is best known as the less significant sister of the astronomer William Herschel. Yet the romantic notion of her tirelessly working for her brother while he made his studies of the heavens, documenting his discoveries so he could achieve greatness in the scientific world, couldn't be further from the truth. When Caroline wasn't working... more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.95
When the International Astronomical Union (IAU) adopted a new definition of a "planet" in August 2006, Pluto became a dwarf planet, drawing a divisive line in science and public opinions. The controversy of whether Pluto is a planet continues years later, and passion about the decision remains, pitting scientist against scientist and invoking sentiments... more...