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  • IRby Nelson L. Alpert; William E. Keiser; Herman A. Szymanski

    Springer US 2012; US$ 83.52

    The first edition of this text was written primarily by one of the present authors (HAS), with a chapter on instrumentation contributed by a second (NLA). The volume was well received, and to keep the text up-to-date a second edition was planned. For this second edition, a third author (WEK) was invited, whose background complemented that of the other... more...

  • Astrobiology: A Very Short Introductionby David C. Catling

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99

    Astrobiologists study the origin and evolution of life on Earth and the possibility of life beyond Earth; a question that has fascinated scientists for hundreds of years. In this Very Short Introduction, David C. Catling introduces the latest scientific understanding of astrobiology, incorporating aspects of microbiology, geology, and astronomy. more...

  • Life beyond Earthby Athena Coustenis; Thérèse Encrenaz

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    An engaging account of our quest for habitable environments, recounting fascinating recent discoveries and providing insight into future space missions. more...

  • Final Frontierby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.89

    Star Trek was right ? there is only one final frontier, and that is space... Human beings are natural explorers, and nowhere is this frontier spirit stronger than in the United States of America. It almost defines the character of the US. But the Earth is running out of frontiers fast. In Brian Clegg's The Final Frontier we discover the massive... more...

  • Space Shuttle 1981-2011by Sally Ride; Greg Freiherr; T.A. Heppenheimer; Air & Space Magazine

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 9.95

    Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts? own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the history... more...

  • The Astronomy Revolutionby Donald G. York; Owen Gingerich; Shuang-Nan Zhang

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 92.95

    Some 400 years after the first known patent application for a telescope by Hans Lipperhey, The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos surveys the effects of this instrument and explores the questions that have arisen out of scientific research in astronomy and cosmology. Inspired by the international New Vision 400 conference... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysicsby David Leverington

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 68.00

    This Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive guide to the history of astronomy and astrophysics from ancient times to the present day. more...

  • The Copernicus Complexby Caleb Scharf

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    Though the concept of "the universe" suggests the containment of everything, the latest ideas in cosmology hint that our universe may be just one of a multitude of others-a single slice of an infinity of parallel realities. In The Copernicus Complex , the renowned astrophysicist and author Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure like no other,... more...

  • Gravityby Eric Poisson; Clifford M. Will

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    A unique graduate textbook that develops powerful approximation methods and their applications to real-life astrophysical systems. more...

  • Five-Dimensional Physicsby Paul S. Wesson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 83.00 US$ 75.53

    Extra dimensions — beyond space and time — are the best methods for unifying gravity with particle physics. The basic extension is to five dimensions (5D), as in the induced-matter and membrane theory. This descriptive text gives an up-to-date account of the classical and quantum consequences of 5D physics. It includes topics that range... more...