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  • 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...

  • The Fallen Skyby Christopher Cokinos

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    - Kirkus Reviews "Cokinos guides the reader along his search for the driving force behind the passions of meteorite scientists, collectors, and dealers that make the meteoritic community such a vibrant and contentious bunch. It is a journey well worth taking." - Science magazine "[Cokinos's] enthusiasm . . . gives The Fallen Sky its core."... 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...

  • Physical Processes in the Interstellar Mediumby Lyman Spitzer

    Wiley 2008; US$ 105.00

    Lyman Spitzer, Jr. studied at Yale and Cambridge Universities and earned his Ph.D. under Henry Norris Russell at Princeton University. Following research at Harvard, teaching at Yale, and war work in New York, Spitzer succeeded Russell as professor and observatory director at Princeton in 1947. He promptly hired Martin Schwarzschild, with whom he built... 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$ 56.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...