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  • 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...

  • 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 Matter and Dark Energyby Sabino Matarrese; Monica Colpi; Vittorio Gorini; Ugo Moschella

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    This book brings together reviews from leading international authorities on the developments in the study of dark matter and dark energy, as seen from both their cosmological and particle physics side. Studying the physical and astrophysical properties of the dark components of our Universe is a crucial step towards the ultimate goal of unveiling their... 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...

  • Paths to Dark Energyby Gene Byrd; Arthur D. Chernin; Pekka Teerikorpi; Mauri Valtonen

    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...

  • 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...

  • Pluto Confidentialby Stephen P. Maran; Laurence A. Marschall

    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...

  • 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...

  • Astrofisica de Meio Interestelarby Walter Maciel

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 129.00

    Although this book presents comprehensive material on the interstellar medium, it has a simpler presentation and is intended specifically for astrophysics students Simple numerical estimates are given throughout the book, making it an ideal undergraduate textbook Offers more than just basic knowledge of the structure and evolution of galaxies more...

  • Dark Matter, Neutrinos, and Our Solar Systemby Nirmala Prakash

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 192.00

    Dark Matter, Neutrinos, and Our Solar System is a unique enterprise that should be viewed as an important contribution to our understanding of dark matter, neutrons and the solar system. It describes these issues in terms of links, between cosmology, particle and nuclear physics, as well as between cosmology, atmospheric and terrestrial physics. It... more...