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- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 379.00
This book collects the proceedings of the symposia held during the 36th IAG General Assembly. This international event, held every fourth year, serves as a forum to announce and record new achievements and the primary research directions of the worldwide geodetic community. The actual date of this assembly, on the verge of the 3rd millennium, adds... 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Space weaponry, satellite surveillance and communications, and private space travel are all means in which outer space is being humanized: incorporated into society?s projects. But what are the political implications of society not only being globalized, but becoming ?cosmic?? Our ideas about society have long affected, and been affected by,... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 39.95
Intended for amateur astronomers. This book deals with the Moon itself - its formation, geology, and history - as well as the practical aspects of observation. It presents a description of the Moon's origin, history and geology; and considers how best to observe and record it with telescopes. more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 27.50
Covers the US space program, providing an insight into the crew members who lost their lives in the Columbia disaster. This book reviews in detail their training, their scientific work and other activities during their successful 16-day flight, the background of the accident itself and a detailed account of what happened that day in February 2003. more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 59.95
On 25 May 1961, John F Kennedy announced the goal of landing an American man on the Moon by the end of the decade. This challenge forced NASA to review the planned lunar landing of a three-man spaceship named Apollo in the mid-1970s. In 1962, it was decided that a specialized vehicle would accompany the main spacecraft, to make the lunar landing while... more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2005; US$ 27.50
Space is about to be opened up to more people, and the drive behind this is tourism. The author describes what recreational space travel might look like, and explains the required space technology, the medical issues, astronaut training, and the possibilities of holidays to destinations far, far away. more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 209.00
The book contains lecture papers and contributed papers on different aspects of magnetic phenomena in the solar atmosphere. The main topics addressed are the physics of solar flares, prominences, coronal mass ejections, magnetic helicity, high-energy radiation from the Sun, observations of the photosphere and chromosphere as well as highlights from... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 149.00
The field of Cosmology is currently undergoing a revolution driven by dramatic observational progresses and by novel theoretical scenarios imported from particle physics. This book contains lectures by world experts in the various branches of this field corresponding to lectures presented during the School "Frontiers of the Universe" at the... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 129.00
Gives reviews of detectors and of spectrographs, as well as forefront R&D in the field of optical coatings and of guided optics. This book addresses possible ways to handle photons, based on quantum physics. It also gives two reviews about wavefront processing and about image restoration and deconvolution algorithms for ill conditioned cases. more...