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  • Astrophysics of the Interstellar Mediumby Walter Maciel

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The space between the stars contains a large diversity of objects in which physical processes occur that are fundamental to the structure and evolution of galaxies. This book offers the reader a basic knowledge of these processes and presents simple numeric estimates of the main quantities relevant to the interstellar medium. The main objects that... more...

  • Particle Physics and Cosmology: Dark Matterby M. Srednicki

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    At least eighty percent of the mass of the universe consists of some material which, unlike ordinary matter, neither emits nor absorbs light. This book collects key papers related to the discovery of this astonishing fact and its profound implications for astrophysics, cosmology, and the physics of elementary particles. The book focuses on the likely... more...

  • Australia's Meteorite Cratersby Alex Bevan; Peter Murray

    Western Australian Museum 2013; US$ 9.95

    On Earth, catastrophic impact of an asteroid or comet with truly global consequences has not happened during our written history, and the threat seems very small. Giant scars on our planet’s surface are relics of an impact history stretching back more than 2 billion years, and there is no assurance it cannot happen again. In Australia there are... more...

  • Catalogue of Meteorites from South Americaby Rogelio Daniel Acevedo; Maximiliano C.L. Rocca; Víctor Manuel García

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    The first Catalogue of Meteorites from South America includes new specimens never previously reported, while doubtful cases and pseudometeorites have been deliberately omitted.The falling of these objects is a random event, but the sites where old meteorites are found tend to be focused in certain areas, e.g. in the deflation surfaces in Chile?s Atacama... more...

  • From Dust to Lifeby John Chambers; Jacqueline Mitton

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. This book tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery... more...

  • Complex Plasmasby Michael Bonitz; Jose Lopez; Kurt Becker; Hauke Thomsen

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book provides the reader with an introduction to the physics of complex plasmas, a discussion of the specific scientific and technical challenges they present and an overview of their potential technological applications.Complex plasmas differ from conventional high-temperature plasmas in several ways: they may contain additional species, including... more...

  • Searching the Starsby Marilyn B Ogilvie

    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...

  • Dark Matter In The Universeby John Bahcall; Tsvi Piran; Steven Weinberg

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 189.00

    If standard gravitational theory is correct, then most of the matter in the universe is in an unidentified form which does not emit enough light to have been detected by current instrumentation. This book is the second editon of the lectures given at the 4th Jerusalem Winter School for Theoretical Physics, with new material added. The lectures are... more...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 320.00

    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$ 466.00

    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...