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  • Exoplanetary Atmospheresby Kevin Heng

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 65.00 US$ 59.15

    The study of exoplanetary atmospheres?that is, of planets orbiting stars beyond our solar system?may be our best hope for discovering life elsewhere in the universe. This dynamic, interdisciplinary field requires practitioners to apply knowledge from atmospheric and climate science, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, geology and geophysics, planetary... more...

  • Tidal Streams in the Local Group and Beyondby Heidi Jo Newberg; Jeffrey L. Carlin

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 97.36

    This volume is written by leading scientists in the field, who review the current state of our knowledge of tidal streams in the Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy, and in other nearby galaxies. The cosmological origins of dwarf galaxies and the physical processes by which they are tidally disrupted into streams and incorporated into galaxy halos are... more...

  • Stellar Disk Evolution and Gaseous Disk Turbulence of Dwarf Irregular Galaxiesby Hong-Xin Zhang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 97.36

    This book focuses on the stellar disk evolution and gas disk turbulence of the most numerous galaxies in the local Universe ? the dwarf galaxies. The ?outside-in? disk shrinking mode was established for a relatively large sample of dwarf galaxies for the first time, and this is in contrast to the ?inside-out? disk growth mode found for spiral galaxies.... more...

  • The Cosmic Microwave Backgroundby Júlio C. Fabris; Oliver F. Piattella; Davi C. Rodrigues; Hermano E.S. Velten; Winfried Zimdahl

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 222.72

    The series of texts composing this book is based on the lectures presented during the II José Plínio Baptista School of Cosmology, held in Pedra Azul (Espírito Santo, Brazil) between 9 and 14 March 2014. This II JBPCosmo has been entirely devoted to the problem of understanding theoretical and observational aspects of Cosmic Background Radiation (CMB).... more...

  • 2017 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    MAAS Media 2016; US$ 9.99

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide by well known astronomer and author Dr Nick Lomb has been providing stargazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky for over 25 years. The 2017 guide contains monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of the year’s exciting celestial events.... more...

  • A Beginner's Guide to Astronomyby David Geddes

    G2 Rights Ltd 2016; US$ 3.24

    This little guide will encourage more people to take a greater interest in the sky above them.Even in these light polluted days, much can be seen with the naked eye and a simple telescope is not an expensive item. It is really thrilling to observe the surface of the moon in detail or, using your telescope, study the rings of Saturn, the phases of Venus... more...

  • Astronomy For Dummiesby Stephen P. Maran

    Wiley 2017; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.99

    Your updated guide to exploring the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs,  Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow... more...

  • Optical 3D-Spectroscopy for Astronomyby Roland Bacon; Guy Monnet

    Wiley 2017; US$ 160.00 US$ 138.67

    Over the last 50 years, a variety of techniques have been developed to add a third dimension to regular imaging, with an extended spectrum associated to every imaging pixel. Dubbed 3D spectroscopy from its data format, it is now widely used in the astrophysical domain, but also inter alia for atmospheric sciences and remote sensing purposes. This... more...

  • The Everything Astronomy Bookby Cynthia Phillips; Shana Priwer

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 14.95

    The Everything Astronomy Book , by noted SETI Institute scientist Dr. Cynthia Phillips, helps you stargaze with authority. The book not only provides clear descriptions of all the theories of the origins of the universe, it explains the facts about the planets, moons, and stars in language anyone can understand-completely free of the usual astro-jargon.... more...

  • Eclipse ? Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moonby Frank Close

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 14.99

    In August 2017, 100 million will gather across the USA to watch a total solar eclipse. This book, written by the widely read popular science author Frank Close, describes the spellbinding allure of this most beautiful natural phenomenon, taking the reader to a war zone in the Western Sahara, to the South Pacific, and to the African bush. more...