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  • The Cosmic Centuryby Malcolm S. Longair

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Reviews the historical development of all the key areas of modern astrophysics. more...

  • Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligenceby John Billingham; Rudolf Pe?ek

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence is devoted to the concepts and studies related to the science, technology, and observational techniques of communication with extraterrestrial intelligence (CETI). Topics covered range from the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) to the theory of interstellar communication; the problem of... more...

  • Fast Spectral Variability in the X-ray Emission of Accreting Black Holesby Chris Skipper

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This thesis brings together the various techniques of X-ray spectral analysis in order to examine the properties of black holes that vary in mass by several orders of magnitude. In all these systems it is widely accepted that the X-ray emission is produced by Compton up-scattering of lower energy seed photons in a hot corona or accretion flow, and... more...

  • The Cosmic Webby J. Richard Gott

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    J. Richard Gott was among the first cosmologists to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters of galaxies intricately connected by filaments of galaxies?a magnificent structure now called the "cosmic web" and mapped extensively by teams of astronomers. Here is his gripping insider?s account of how a generation... more...

  • Practical Optical Interferometryby David F. Buscher; Malcolm Longair

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    A practically focused guide to optical interferometry, bringing together core concepts needed to plan observations, analyse data and reconstruct images. more...

  • Remote Observatories for Amateur Astronomersby Gerald R. Hubbell; Richard J. Williams; Linda M. Billard

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 39.99

    Amateur astronomers who want to enhance their capabilities to contribute to science need look no farther than this guide to using remote observatories. The contributors cover how to build your own remote observatory as well as the existing infrastructure of commercial networks of remote observatories that are available to the amateur. They provide... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Routledge Companion to the New Cosmologyby Peter Coles

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 43.95

    Just what is Einstein's Theory of Relativity? The Big Bang Theory? Curvature of Spacetime? What do astronomers mean when they talk of a 'flat universe'? This approachable and authoritative guide to the cosmos answers these questions, and more. Taking advantage of the distinctive Companion format, readers can use the extensive, cross-referenced background... more...

  • The Story of the Solar Systemby Mark A. Garlick

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    A highly illustrated account of the birth, evolution and future of our solar system. more...