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

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 259.00

    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$ 44.95

    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$ 189.00

    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$ 439.00

    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$ 189.00

    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...

  • Galaxy Formation and Evolutionby Hyron Spinrad

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 209.00

    An Astronomical Life ? Observing the Depths of the Universe? Though science as a subject can be di?cult, what has been more important for me is that its practice can also be rewarding fun! This book is crafted to expose the reader to the excitement of modern observational cosmology through the study of galaxy evolution over space and cosmic time. Recent... more...

  • Particle Physics and Cosmology: The Interfaceby Dmitri Kazakov; G. Smadja

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 139.00

    The school introduces the experimental and theoretical particle physics background underlying several aspects of cosmology: matter anti-matter asymmetry, dark matter, the acceleration of the expansion, the 3K Cosmological Background Radiation, the geometry of the universe. The theoretical lectures offer reviews by experts on topics which include the... more...

  • Galaxies in the Universeby Linda S. Sparke; John S. III Gallagher

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 80.00

    Revised second edition for advanced undergraduate students in astronomy and astrophysics. more...

  • Rotation And Accretion Powered Pulsarsby Pranab Ghosh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 360.00

    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...