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  • Timeby Dennis D. McCarthy; Kenneth P. Seidelmann

    Wiley 2009; US$ 160.00

    Filling the need for a book that conveys the current technology as well as the underlying history and physical background, this book tells physicists and engineers how to measure time to the precision required for modern-day use. The authors draw on their longstanding research experience with timekeeping and high-precision measurement to cover the... 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...

  • Galaxy Collisionsby Curtis Struck

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    The spectacular images of galaxy collisions capture the imagination. This book will show what is out there in the universe, what it's like in other galaxies, what they might look like, and how cosmic processes might affect life in other solar systems. It will explain crucial stages in the development of physical structure in the universe, and the... more...

  • High-Energy Emission from Pulsars and their Systemsby Diego F. Torres; Nanda Rea

    Springer 2011; US$ 459.00

    The aim of the inaugural meeting of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics was to address, in a global context, the current understanding of and challenges in high-energy emissions from isolated and non-isolated neutron stars, and to confront the theoretical picture with observations of both the Fermi satellite and the currently operating ground-based... more...

  • Turn Left at Orionby Guy Consolmagno; Dan M. Davis

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 28.00

    New edition of one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. An ideal beginner's book to the night sky. more...

  • Astronomy at the Frontiers of Scienceby Jean-Pierre Lasota

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 209.00

    Astronomy is by nature an interdisciplinary activity: it involves mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Astronomers use (and often develop) the latest technology, the fastest computers and the most refined software. In this book twenty-two leading scientists from nine countries talk about how astronomy interacts with these other sciences. They... more...

  • The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objectsby Mark Bratton

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 72.00

    Provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's entire catalogue; a must-have for amateur astronomers seeking new and exciting observing challenges. more...

  • Space Weather Monitoring by Groundbased Meansby Oleg Troshichev; Alexander Janzhura

    Springer 2012; US$ 239.00

    This book demonstrates that the method, based on the ground polar cap magnetic observations is a reliable diagnosis of the solar wind energy coming into the magnetosphere Method for the uninterruptive monitoring of the magnetosphere state (i.e. space weather). It shows that the solar wind energy pumping power, can be described by the PC growth rate,... more...

  • Interplanetary Outpostby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    "Interplanetary Outpost" follows the mission architecture template of NASA's plan for Human Outer Planet Exploration (HOPE), which envisions sending a crew to the moon Callisto to conduct exploration and sample return activities. To realize such a mission, the spacecraft will be the most complex interplanetary vehicle ever built, representing... more...

  • Sketching the Moonby Richard Handy; Deirdre Kelleghan; Thomas McCague

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    For anyone artistically inclined, observing the Moon and attempting to sketch or paint it can easily become a passion. The Moon presents a broad array of tone, texture, and form. Capturing this in a painting or sketch at the eyepiece of a telescope - or even with binoculars - develops observational skills, leaves a record of the observation, and can... more...