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

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    1 Introduction to Infrared Spectroscopy.- 1.1. Units.- 1.2. Regions of Electromagnetic Radiation.- 1.3. The Infrared Spectrum of a Compound.- 1.4. Atmospheric Absorptions.- 2 Instruments.- 2.1. Description.- 2.2. Operating Variables.- 2.2A. Resolution.- 2.2B. Photometric Accuracy.- 2.2C. Quantitative Relations Between Operating Variables.- 2.3. Components... more...

  • From Strange Simplicity to Complex Familiarityby Manfred Eigen

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 224.99

    This book presents a vivid argument for the almost lost idea of a unity of all natural sciences. It starts with the "strange" physics of matter, including particle physics, atomic physics and quantum mechanics, cosmology, relativity and their consequences (Chapter I), and it continues by describing the properties of material systems that... more...

  • Life beyond Earthby Athena Coustenis; Thérèse Encrenaz

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    An engaging account of our quest for habitable environments, recounting fascinating recent discoveries and providing insight into future space missions. 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 2011; 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...

  • Final Frontierby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    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...

  • 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$ 15.98

    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...

  • Mars Rover Curiosityby Rob Manning; William L. Simon

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 29.95

    The firsthand account of the trials and tribulations of engineering one of the most complex pieces of space technology, the Mars Rover Curiosity, by its chief engineer Rob Manning In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge about ourselves and our universe, we haven't found answers to one of our most fundamental questions: Does life exist... more...