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Nautical almanacs

  • Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversyby Brian Gee; Anita McConnell; A. D. Morrison-Low

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 154.95

    Working from original documents consulted for the first time, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of an eighteenth-century mathematical and optical instrument maker, Francis Watkins, who played an important role in one of the most significant legal cases to touch this profession, the patenting of the achromatic lens in telescopes. The book explains... more...

  • The Labyrinth of Star Formationby Dimitris Stamatellos; Simon Goodwin; Derek Ward-Thompson

    Springer 2014; US$ 259.00

    This volume contains the proceedings from the conference 'The Labyrinth of Star Formation' that was held in Crete, Greece, in June 2012, to honour the contributions to the study of star formation made by Professor Anthony Whitworth of Cardiff University.The book covers many aspects of theoretical and observational star formation: low-mass star... more...

  • The Origin of the Galaxy and Local Groupby Joss Bland-Hawthorn; Kenneth Freeman; Francesca Matteucci; Ben Moore

    Springer 2014; US$ 89.99

    This volume contains the updated and?expanded lecture notes of the 37th Saas-Fee Advanced Course organised by the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. It offers the most comprehensive and up to date review of one of the hottest research topics in astrophysics - how our Milky Way galaxy formed. Joss Bland-Hawthorn & Ken Freeman lectured on... more...

  • Galileo's Visionsby Marco Piccolino; Nicholas J. Wade

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    Galileo is known as a pioneer of science - especially of mechanics and astronomy - but far less attention has been paid to his work on the senses generally, and more specifically on vision. In this book, two experts on the history of science look at the novel ways in which Galileo looked at the heavens through his telescope, and, in the process, emphasised... more...

  • Mt Stromlo Observatoryby Ragbir Bhathal; Ralph Sutherland; Harvey Butcher

    CSIRO Publishing 2013; US$ 39.95

    Celebrates the history and success of the iconic Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra, and the many discoveries made by astronomers there. more...

  • 50 Years of Brown Dwarfsby Viki Joergens

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    So verkaufen Sie Investitionsgüter ist ein praktischer Werkzeugkoffer für mehr Erfolg im Technischen Vertrieb. Ob Sie Einsteiger oder erfahrener Verkäufer sind: Der strukturierte Leitfaden hilft Ihnen Schritt für Schritt, neue Kunden im Investitionsgüterbereich zu gewinnen. Sie erfahren, welche Erfolgsfaktoren in unterschiedlichen Interaktionsmodellen... more...

  • Quantum Black Holesby Xavier Calmet; Bernard Carr; Elizabeth Winstanley

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    Written by foremost experts, this short book gives a clear description of the physics of quantum black holes. The reader will learn about quantum black holes in four and higher dimensions, primordial black holes, the production of black holes in high energy particle collisions, Hawking radiation, black holes in models of low scale quantum gravity and... more...

  • The Physics of Galaxy Formationby Claudia Del P. Lagos

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    This thesis addresses two of the central processes which underpin the formation of galaxies: the formation of stars and the injection of energy into the interstellar medium from supernovae, called feedback. In her work Claudia Lagos has completely overhauled the treatment of these processes in simulations of galaxy formation. Her thesis makes two major... more...

  • A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes and Binocularsby James Mullaney

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Amateur astronomers of all skill levels are always contemplating their next telescope, and this book points the way to the most suitable instruments. Similarly, those who are buying their first telescopes 'and these days not necessarily a low-cost one' will be able to compare and contrast different types and manufacturers. This exciting and revised... more...

  • Extreme Explosionsby David S. Stevenson

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    What happens at the end of the life of massive stars? At one time we thought all these stars followed similar evolutionary paths. However, new discoveries have shown that things are not quite that simple. This book focuses on the extreme -the most intense, brilliant and peculiar- of astronomical explosions. It features highly significant observational... more...