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  • Scientific Detectors for Astronomy 2005by Jenna E. Beletic; James W. Beletic; Paola Amico

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 179.58

    Every three years, the leading experts in detectors for astronomy gather together to exchange information and form professional relationships. This series of meetings is entitled Scientific Detectors for Astronomy. The meeting has been held six times, with the last four publishing hardcover proceedings. Nearly all leading astronomical observatories... more...

  • Double & Multiple Stars, and How to Observe Themby James Mullaney

    Springer London 2006; US$ 33.20

    You are holding in your hands, dear Reader, your passport to an exciting cosmic adventure ? exploring the universe of double and multiple stars! These are the sky?s tinted jewels and waltzing couples, and they are waiting patiently in the darkness of night to dazzle and delight you. This is actually two books in one. The ?rst part surveys the current... more...

  • Solar-Type Activity in Main-Sequence Starsby Svetlana Knyazeva; Roald E. Gershberg

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 147.89

    Solar-type activity over the whole range of the electromagnetic spectrum is a phenomenon inherent in the majority of low- and moderate-mass main sequence stars. In this monograph observational results are summarized in a systematic and comprehensive fashion. The analysis of the various manifestations of such stellar activity leads to the identification... more...

  • Cosmic Explosionsby J.M. Marcaide; Kurt Weiler

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 294.74

    Supernovae are among the most energetic phenomena in the Universe and - lated to almost all aspects of modern astrophysics including starburst gal- ies, cosmic ray acceleration, neutron star and black hole formation, nuc- osynthesis and ISM chemical enrichment, energy input to the ISM, cosmic distance scale determination, dark energy related cosmological... more...

  • New Light on Dark Starsby Neil Reid; Suzanne Hawley

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 147.89

    There has been very considerable progress in research into low-mass stars, brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets during the past few years, particularly since the fist edtion of this book was published in 2000. In this new edtion the authors present a comprehensive review of both the astrophysical nature of individual red dwarf and brown dwarf stars... more...

  • Rotation And Accretion Powered Pulsarsby Pranab Ghosh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 222.00 US$ 202.02

    This book is an introduction to pulsars, a key area in high energy astrophysics with continuing potential for fundamental discoveries. Throughout the book runs the unifying thread of the evolutionary link between rotation-powered pulsars and accretion-powered pulsars — a milestone of modern astrophysics. Early textbooks on pulsars dealt almost... more...

  • Astronomical Opticsby Daniel J. Schroeder

    Elsevier Science 1999; US$ 165.00

    This book provides a unified treatment of the characteristics of telescopes of all types, both those whose performance is set by geometrical aberrations and the effect of the atmosphere, and those diffraction-limited telescopes designed for observations from above the atmosphere. The emphasis throughout is on basic principles, such as Fermat's principle,... more...

  • From Dust To Starsby Norbert S. Schulz

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 104.45

    Studies of stellar formation in galaxies have a profound impact on our understanding of the present and the early universe. The book describes complex physical processes involved in the creation of stars and during their young lives. It illustrates how these processes reveal themselves from radio wavelengths to high energy X-rays and gamma -rays,... more...

  • Galaxies and How to Observe Themby Wolfgang Steinicke; Richard Jakiel

    Springer London 2007; US$ 23.71

    This book is a unique work satisfying the need for a modern, comprehensive review of all major aspects of galaxy observation. It is the only book to specialize on visual observation of galaxies and will appeal to beginners and experienced stargazers alike. more...

  • Extrasolar Planetsby Hans Deeg; Juan Antonio Belmonte; Antonio Aparicio

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 29.00

    A broad introduction to extrasolar planets for graduate students and research astronomers, first published in 2007. more...