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  • Gravityby George Gamow

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95

    A distinguished physicist and teacher takes reader-friendly look at three scientists whose work unlocked many of the mysteries behind the laws of physics: Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. more...

  • What If the Earth Had Two Moons?by Neil F. Comins

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Neil F. Comins is a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Maine and author of popular scientific books, articles, and textbooks. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from University College, Cardiff, Wales. more...

  • Nuclear Physics of Starsby Christian Iliadis

    Wiley 2015; US$ 103.95

    Most elements are synthesized, or "cooked", by thermonuclear reactions in stars. The newly formed elements are released into the interstellar medium during a star's lifetime, and are subsequently incorporated into a new generation of stars, into the planets that form around the stars, and into the life forms that originate on the planets. Moreover,... more...

  • Alpha and Omegaby Charles Seife

    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...

  • Giant Planets of Our Solar Systemby Patrick G.J. Irwin

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 59.95

    Reviews the state of knowledge of the atmospheres of the giant gaseous planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. This book reviews the theories of their formation and contrasts and compares their observed temperature, composition and cloud structures with simple thermodynamic, radiative transfer and dynamical models. more...

  • Astrophysics is Easy!by Mike Inglis

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Using a quantitative approach to astrophysics, this book explains the various aspects of astrophysics in simple terms. It features example objects for practical observation at every stage, so that practical astronomers can go and look at the objected or objects under discussion using only commercial amateur equipment. more...

  • Abraham Ibn Ezra The Book of Reasonsby Shlomo Sela

    BRILL 2007; US$ 167.00

    Offers a critical Hebrew text of the two versions of Ibn Ezra's "Sefer ha-Te'amim", the "Book of Reasons", accompanied by an annotated translation and commentary. This work presents two treatises that were designed by Ibn Ezra to offer reasons, explanations, or meanings of the raw astrological concepts formulated in the... more...

  • Timeby Dennis D. McCarthy; Kenneth P. Seidelmann

    Wiley 2009; US$ 160.00

    Dennis D. McCarthy worked in the Time Service and Earth Orientation Departments of the U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO) for the past 40 years, reaching the position of Director of Time at USNO. He has been involved in both the improvements in time keeping and time transfer, and the advances in the observational determination, analyses and prediction... more...

  • Astrophysics of Planet Formationby Philip J. Armitage

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 34.00

    Graduate-level textbook providing a basic understanding of the astrophysical processes for readers in planetary science, and observational and theoretical astronomy. more...

  • Chasing Hubble's Shadowsby Jeff Kanipe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 8.99

    Chasing Hubble's Shadows is an account of the continuing efforts of astronomers to probe the outermost limits of the observable universe. The book derives its title from something the great American astronomer Edwin Hubble once wrote: "Eventually, we reach the dim boundary--the utmost limits of our telescopes. There, we measure shadows, and we... more...