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Astronomy

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  • Handbook of X-ray Astronomyby Keith Arnaud; Randall Smith; Aneta Siemiginowska

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 60.00

    A practical guide for graduate students, professionals and researchers, describing the main hardware and the concepts behind data analysis software. more...

  • Atlas of the Messier Objectsby Ronald Stoyan; Stefan Binnewies; Susanne Friedrich; Klaus-Peter Schroeder

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 60.00

    Simply, the most beautiful and complete reference on the Messier objects there has ever been! more...

  • A Briefer History of Timeby Stephen Hawking; Leonard Mlodinow

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 22.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHORS The science classic made more accessible ? More concise ? Illustrated FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS   Stephen Hawking?s worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for years readers... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Science and Religionby Peter Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    This book explores the historical relations between science and religion and discusses contemporary issues with perspectives from cosmology, evolutionary biology and bioethics. more...

  • Once Before Timeby Martin Bojowald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    In 2000, Martin Bojowald, then a twenty-seven-year-old post-doc at Pennsylvania State University, used a relatively new theory called loop quantum gravity?a cunning combination of Einstein?s theory of gravity with quantum mechanics?to create a simple model of the universe. Loop quantum cosmology was born, and with it, a theory that managed to do something... more...

  • Exoplanet Atmospheresby Sara Seager

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 62.50 US$ 56.88

    Over the past twenty years, astronomers have identified hundreds of extrasolar planets--planets orbiting stars other than the sun. Recent research in this burgeoning field has made it possible to observe and measure the atmospheres of these exoplanets. This is the first textbook to describe the basic physical processes--including radiative transfer,... more...

  • Selected Writingsby Galileo; William R. Shea; Mark Davie

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 10.99

    This generous selection from Galileo's writings contains all the essential texts. Newly translated by Mark Davie and William R. Shea, the contents include full representation from his scientific masterpieces, his contributions to the debate on science and religion, and key documents from his trial before the Inquisition in 1633. more...

  • Galileoby John L. Heilbron

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 16.99

    Galileo is aptly known as 'the father of modern science'. But there is much more to him than his well-known discoveries in physics and astronomy, and his infamous clash with the Catholic church. John Heilbron's wonderfully rounded new biography presents a multi-talented but difficult man - writer, philosopher, scientist, musician, and artist. more...

  • Schaum's Outline of Astronomyby Stacey Palen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 22.00

    Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an... more...

  • Status and Perspectives of Astronomy in Germanyby Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

    Wiley 2009; US$ 106.00 US$ 91.87

    This white paper identifies the main issues and major recommendations for German astronomical research. Their implementation will require initiative from all partners and will allow German astronomers and astrophysicists to continuously play a leading role in their field. more...