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  • Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics: Volume 2by Erika Böhm-Vitense

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 64.00

    This comprehensive textbook conveys the basic physical ideas and laws used in the study of the outer layers of a star. The stellar atmosphere emits the light which we see. The only layers of a star where we can get direct information about temperature, pressure and composition are in the atmosphere. This complete account first introduces stellar magnitudes,... more...

  • New Worlds in the Cosmosby Michel Mayor; Pierre-Yves Frei; Boud Roukema

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 68.00

    Account of the successful search for planets outside our Solar System. more...

  • Amateur Telescope Making in the Internet Ageby Robert L. Clark

    Springer 2010; US$ 34.95

    Building an astronomical telescope offers the amateur astronomer an exciting challenge, with the possibility of ending up with a far bigger and better telescope than could have been afforded otherwise. In the past, the starting point has always been the grinding and polishing of at least the primary mirror, a difficult and immensely time-consuming... more...

  • Stellar Physicsby Gennadii S. Bisnovatyi-Kogan; A.Y. Blinov; M. Romanova

    Springer 2011; US$ 149.00

    "Stellar Physics" is a an outstanding book in the growing body of literature on star formation and evolution. Not only does the author, a leading expert in the field, very thoroughly present the current state of knowledge on stellar physics, but he handles with equal care the many problems that this field of research still faces. A bibliography... more...

  • The Astrophysics of Emission Line Starsby Tomokazu Kogure; Kam-Ching Leung

    Springer 2010; US$ 349.00

    Emission line stars are attractive to many people because of their spectacular phenomena and their amazing varieties and variability. This book offers general information on emission line stars, starting from a brief introduction to stellar astrophysics and then moving to a broad overview of emission line stars including early and late type stars as... more...

  • The Night Sky Month by Monthby Sarah Larter

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 18.00

    Anyone with an interest in astronomy needs a map to help them find their way around the night sky. The Night Sky Month by Month contains charts for observing the night sky in both the northern and southern hemispheres throughout the year. Readers can find their latitude, relate the chart to their local horizon, and see which way the stars and planets... more...

  • In the Dust of This Planetby Eugene Thacker

    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...

  • Integrated Modeling of Telescopesby Torben Andersen; Anita Enmark

    Springer 2011; US$ 229.00

    Ground- or space-based telescopes are becoming increasingly more complex and construction budgets are typically in the billion dollar range. Facing costs of this magnitude, availability of engineering tools for prediction of performance and design optimization is imperative. Establishment of simulation models combining different technical disciplines... more...

  • Fundamentals of Astrometryby Jean Kovalevsky; P. Kenneth Seidelmann

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 76.00

    A 2004 text detailing the fundamentals of astrometry at milli- and micro-arcsecond accuracies. more...

  • Eyes on the Skiesby Govert Schilling; Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 32.95

    Adopted as the official book of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009, this stunningly illustrated history of telescopic discovery spans the range from the first telescopes via the Hubble Space Telescope to next generation platforms, and how they have changed and continue to change our view of the universe, our place in it and where it all... more...