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- John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
The world is increasingly unthinkable, a world of planetary disasters, emerging pandemics, and the looming threat of extinction. In this book Eugene Thacker suggests that we look to the genre of horror as offering a way of thinking about the unthinkable world. To confront this idea is to confront the limit of our ability to understand the world in... more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 190.89
This book presents tools of integrated modeling together with concepts of ground-based telescopes. It also describes modeling of optical systems, structures, wavefront control systems with emphasis on segmented mirror control and active and adaptive optics. more...
- Bentham Science Publishers 2010; US$ 89.00
Ever since some stars were found to pulsate in the early 20th century, stellar pulsation has been a major topic in astronomy and astrophysics. The huge amount of data recently available from observational surveys, new discoveries from space missions and studies of pulsating stars in low-metallicity environments have opened new perspectives and challenges.... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 39.27
In its Second Edition, this complete guide to buying and using a low-cost amateur astronomical telescope updates computer controls, digital cameras, dropping prices and rising quality of devices. Offers reviews and test reports on available budget telescopes. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 80.00
The publication of The Internal Constitution of the Stars by Arthur Eddington in 1926 was a major landmark in the development of modern theoretical astrophysics. Not only did Eddington effectively create the discipline of the structure, constitution, and the evolution of the stars, but he also recognised and established the basic elements of our present... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 68.00
This textbook introduces basic elements of fundamental astronomy and astrophysics which serve as a foundation for understanding the structure, evolution, and observed properties of stars. The first half of the book explains how stellar motions, distances, luminosities, colours, radii, masses and temperatures are measured or derived. The author then... more...
- EFPL Press 2011; US$ 89.95
The universe, in all its richness, diversity and complexity, is populated by a myriad of intriguing celestial objects. Among the most exotic of them are gravitationally lensed quasars. A quasar is an extremely bright nucleus of a galaxy, and when such an object is gravitationally lensed, multiple images of the quasar are produced ? this phenomenon... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 159.22
In 1965 Fritz Zwicky proposed a class of supernovae that he called "Type V", described as "excessively faint at maximum". There were only two members, SN1961v and Eta Carinae. We now know that Eta Carinae was not a true supernova, but if it were observed today in a distant galaxy we would call it a "supernova impostor". 170 years ago it experienced... more...