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  • Stellar Rotationby Jean-Louis Tassoul

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 64.00

    This authoritative volume, first published in 2000, provides the definitive reference on stellar rotation, combining theory and observation. more...

  • The Galaxies of the Local Groupby Sidney Bergh

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 72.00

    A comprehensive summary of what is known about the Local Group, and what this knowledge tells us about the rest of the Universe. more...

  • Scientific Detectors for Astronomyby P. Amico; James W. Beletic

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 509.00

    Dear Friends, It seems like it was only yesterday that we drove the last of you to the airport. The memories and the spirit of the Scientific Detectors for Astronomy Workshop (SDW2002) remain fresh and strong. For us, this was a very special event, a great gathering of what may be one of the friendliest and most cooperative technical communities on... more...

  • The Origin Of Starsby Michael D. Smith

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 45.00

    Where do stars come from and how do they form? These are profound questions which link the nature of our Universe to the roots of mankind. Yet, until a recent revolution in understanding, the proposed answers have been raw speculation. Now, accompanying penetrating observations, a new picture has come into prominence. more...

  • An Introduction to Black Holes, Information and the String Theory Revolutionby Leonard Susskind; James Lindesay

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 15.00

    Over the last decade the physics of black holes has been revolutionized by developments that grew out of Jacob Bekenstein's realization that black holes have entropy. Steven Hawking raised profound issues concerning the loss of information in black hole evaporation and the consistency of quantum mechanics in a world with gravity. more...

  • Zdenek Kopal's Binary Star Legacyby Horst Drechsel; Miloslav Zejda

    Springer Netherlands 2005; Not Available

    An international conference entitled "Zdenek Kopal's Binary Star Legacy" was held on the occasion of the late Professor Kopal's 90th birthday in his home town of Litomy?l/Czech Republic and dedicated to the memory of one of the leading astronomers of the 20th century. Professor Kopal, who devoted 60 years of his scientific life to the exploration... more...

  • How does the Galaxy work?by Emilio Javier Alfaro; Enrique Perez; Josť Franco

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 389.00

    TheinternationalconferenceHowdoestheGalaxywork? Agalactictertulia rd th with Don Cox and Ron Reynolds, was held during the week of 23 to 27 of June 2003 in the marvelous city of Granada, Spain. This week marked the beginningofoneofthehottestsummersthatwehaveeverlived, butincontrast, the meeting was one of the coolest events that we can remember! First,... more...

  • Evolution of Stars and Stellar Populationsby Maurizio Salaris; Santi Cassisi

    Wiley 2005; US$ 80.00

    Evolution of Stars and Stellar Populations is a comprehensive presentation of the theory of stellar evolution and its application to the study of stellar populations in galaxies. Taking a unique approach to the subject, this self-contained text introduces first the theory of stellar evolution in a clear and accessible manner, with particular emphasis... more...

  • White Dwarfs: Cosmological and Galactic Probesby E. Sion; S. Vennes; H. Shipman

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 189.00

    In the past few years, general astronomical interest has concentrated on s- eral objects and phenomena where white dwarf stars play a key role. T Type Ia supernovae have been used as evidence to show that, in fact, Einstein did not make his greatest blunder when heallowedfor the possibility of a c- mological constant. Improvements in our knowledge... more...

  • Joint Evolution of Black Holes and Galaxiesby M. Colpi; V. Gorini; F. Haardt; U. Moschella

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 220.00

    Black holes are among the most mysterious objects that the human mind has been capable of imagining. As pure mathematical constructions, they are tools for exploiting the fundamental laws of physics. As astronomical sources, they are part of our cosmic landscape, warping space-time, coupled to the large-scale properties and life cycle of their host... more...