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  • Measuring the Universeby Kitty Ferguson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 12.68

    Suppose you and I still wondered whether all of the pinpoints of light in the night sky are the same distance from us. Suppose none of our contemporaries could tell us whether the Sun orbits the Earth, or vice versa, or even how large the Earth is. Suppose no one had guessed there are mathematical laws underlying the motions of the heavens. How... more...

  • Prisons of Lightby Kitty Ferguson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 12.68

    What is a black hole? Could we survive a visit to one? Perhaps even venture inside? What would we find? Have we yet discovered any real black holes? And what do black holes teach us about what physicist John Archibald Wheeler called ?the deep, happy, mysteries of the universe?? These are just a few of the tantalizing questions examined in this... more...

  • Night Visionby Michael Rowan-Robinson

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Michael Rowan-Robinson provides a comprehensive history of infrared astronomy in this accessible and well-illustrated guide. more...

  • Planetary Sciencesby Imke de Pater; Jack J. Lissauer

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 79.00 US$ 64.78

    An authoritative introduction for graduate students in astronomy, planetary science and earth science. more...

  • Astrobiology: The Search for Life in the Universeby Arnold Hanslmeier

    Bentham Science Publishers 2013; US$ 79.00

    This e-book explains the detection and evolution of exoplanets and discusses the question of habitability on such objects. Chapters in this text include cited references enabling the reader to acquire more information on specific aspects of astrobiology. It is also a suitable textbook for introductory taught courses in universities and colleges on... more...

  • Titanby Ingo Müller-Wodarg; Caitlin A. Griffith; Emmanuel Lellouch; Thomas E. Cravens

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 108.00 US$ 88.56

    This comprehensive reference and guide examines the processes that shape the atmosphere and surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. more...

  • Einstein Gravity in a Nutshellby A. Zee

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 95.00 US$ 76.00

    This unique textbook provides an accessible introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity, a subject of breathtaking beauty and supreme importance in physics. With his trademark blend of wit and incisiveness, A. Zee guides readers from the fundamentals of Newtonian mechanics to the most exciting frontiers of research today, including de... more...

  • Language of the Starsby Zdenek Kopal

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 152.41

    Eclipsing Variables - What They can Tell Us and What We can do with Them The aim of the present book will be to provide an introduction to the inter­ pretation of the observed light changes of eclipsing binary stars and their analysis for the elements of the respective systems. Whenever we study the properties of any celestial body - be it a planet... more...

  • Gamma-Ray Astronomyby E.L. Chupp

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 163.30

    Observation of discrete energy electromagnetic emissions from celestial objects in the radio, IR, optical, lN, and X-ray spectral regions has dramatically advanced our know­ ledge in the field of astrophysics. It is expected that identification of nuclear 'Y-ray line emissions from any cosmic source would also prove to be a powerful new tool for probing... more...

  • Highlights of Astronomyby G. Contopoulos

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 83.82

    The year 1973 marked the highest peak of IAU activity up to now. Besides the Gen­ eral Assembly in Sydney, and the Extraordinary General Assembly in Poland, there were held eleven IAU Symposia and one Colloquium. Several IAU Publications cover this activity. The Proceedings of the Symposia are published in separate Volumes, while the Transactions of... more...