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  • Active Galactic Nucleiby Volker Beckmann; Chris Shrader

    Wiley 2013; US$ 170.00

    Volker Beckmann received his Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg, Germany, for studies of different classes of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). He has been working in the field of hard X-ray astronomy in Italy, Switzerland, and in the US at NASA and taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. As an expert on AGN, he has also worked on... more...

  • Old Stellar Populationsby Santi Cassisi; Maurizio Salaris

    Wiley 2013; US$ 97.95

    Santi Cassisi received his degree in physics from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1991. He then spent a year at the Astronomical Observatory of Meudon-Paris, France, followed by a PhD-fellowship at the University of L'Aquila, Italy, from 1995 to 1997. In 1998, he accepted a post as staff researcher at the Collurania-Teramo-Observatory, a research... more...

  • Eyes on the Skiesby Govert Schilling; Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 32.95

    Lars Lindberg Christensen is press officer of the International Astronomical Union, as well as IAU EC International Year of Astronomy 2009 Working Group Secretary. An astronomer by profession, he is a science communication specialist heading the Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre group, responsible for public outreach and education for... more...

  • 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...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 51.00

    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...

  • The Origin Of Starsby Michael D. Smith

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 128.00

    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...

  • How does the Galaxy Work?by Emilio J. Alfaro

    Springer 2004; US$ 359.00

    This volume presents a multi-disciplinary approach to the physical mechanisms which structure the shape, evolution and fate of the Galaxy. It contains 4 panel sessions (the recording transcripts of the galactic 'tertulias'), an introductory historical overview on the Galaxy research, 17 reviews, and the proceedings of more than 50 oral and poster contributions. ... more...

  • White Dwarfsby Edward M. Sion; Stéphane Vennes; Harry L. Shipman

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    The emphasis on white dwarf stars and cosmology arise from the advances in cosmological and galactic structure research in which these stars play a prominent role. Aimed at graduate students and scientific professionals, this book includes reviews focusing on four areas: white dwarf supernovae, cosmology, accretion physics and galactic structure. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 210.00

    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...