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- Springer 2014; US$ 89.99
Provides a physics-centered analysis of a broad range of astronomical systems that appeals to a large audience of advanced undergraduate students in physics and engineeringThis book gives a survey of astrophysics at the advanced undergraduate level.?It originates from a two-semester course sequence at Rutgers University that is meant to appeal not... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence is devoted to the concepts and studies related to the science, technology, and observational techniques of communication with extraterrestrial intelligence (CETI). Topics covered range from the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) to the theory of interstellar communication; the problem of... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00
This thesis brings together the various techniques of X-ray spectral analysis in order to examine the properties of black holes that vary in mass by several orders of magnitude. In all these systems it is widely accepted that the X-ray emission is produced by Compton up-scattering of lower energy seed photons in a hot corona or accretion flow, and... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
Humankind has grappled for millennia with the fundamental questions of the origin and end of the universe--it was a focus of ancient religions and myths and of the inquiries of Aristotle, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. Today we are at the brink of discoveries that should soon reveal the deepest secrets of the universe. Alpha and Omega is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95
Just what is Einstein's Theory of Relativity? The Big Bang Theory? Curvature of Spacetime? What do astronomers mean when they talk of a 'flat universe'? This approachable and authoritative guide to the cosmos answers these questions, and more. Taking advantage of the distinctive Companion format, readers can use the extensive, cross-referenced background... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 52.00
A comprehensive overview of theoretical and observational understanding of the interstellar medium of galaxies. more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 37.99
With over 150 alphabetically arranged entries about key scientists, concepts, discoveries, technological innovations, and learned institutions, this title traces the history of physics and astronomy, from the Renaissance. It is of interest to students, teachers, historians, scientists, and readers of popular science books. more...