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  • Frontiers of Cosmologyby Alain Blanchard; Monique Signore

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    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...

  • Optics in Astrophysicsby Renaud Foy; Françoise-Claude Foy

    Springer 2006; US$ 149.00

    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...

  • Utilization of Spaceby Berndt Feuerbacher; Heinz Stoewer

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 109.00

    Gives an overview of the status of peaceful space utilization and applications, as well as an outlook into future developments. This book covers scientific space utilization, and commercial and technological applications. more...

  • The Moon and How to Observe Itby Peter Grego

    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...

  • Solar System Updateby Philippe Blondel; John Mason

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 269.00

    Consists of reviews of a number of carefully selected topics in solar system science. Contributions, in form of reviews, are mainly aimed at professional astronomers and planetary scientists wishing to inform themselves about progress in fields closely related to their own field of expertise. more...

  • Columbiaby Philip Chien

    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...

  • Apolloby Richard W. Orloff; David M. Harland

    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...

  • Space Tourismby Michel van Pelt

    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...

  • Making Beautiful Deep-sky Imagesby Greg Parker

    Springer 2007; US$ 49.99

    This book is based around the author??'s beautiful and sometimes awe-inspiring color images and mosaics of deep-sky objects. The images were used as the basis of a public exhibition held at the University of Southampton (Summer 2006), attended by the press, local radio and TV interviewers as well as the public. The book describes how similar images... more...

  • The Story of the MIR Space Stationby David Harland

    Springer 2007; US$ 52.95

    Space buffs know that the Soviet-era Russian spacecraft were the workhorses of the early space age and where men first learned to endure long-term spaceflight, The Mir space station has unquestionably been one of the most significant contributions to the Soviet/Russian space program. The experience of long-duration human space flight gained from its... more...