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  • Empire of the Starsby Arthur I. Miller

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 25.58

    In August 1930, on a boat trip from Bombay to England, the young Indian scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar calculated that certain stars could end their lives by collapsing indefinitely to a point - to nowhere. This idea brought Chandra into conflict with Sir Arthur Eddington, the grand old man of British astrophysics, who publicly ridiculed the... more...

  • The Inverted Bowlby George H. A. Cole

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 112.00

    The present well-established study of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, the exoplanets, was reviewed by the author in his earlier book "Wandering Stars". This new and exciting field of study has expanded quickly, particularly due to technological advances in both Earth-based telescopes and, more recently, in the application of automatic... more...

  • Patrick Moore's Astronomy: Teach Yourselfby Patrick Moore

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Patrick Moore's Astronomy will ensure you recognize what you are seeing in the night sky. You will investigate the sun, moon, planets comets and stars and learn how to observe them. This comprehensive guide, complete with star charts, will map out the skies and allow you to impress your friends with your knowledge of the sky at night. NOT GOT MUCH... more...

  • Empire of the Starsby Arthur I. Miller

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    In August 1930, on a boat trip from Bombay to England, the young Indian scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar calculated that certain stars could end their lives by collapsing indefinitely to a point - to nowhere. This idea brought Chandra into conflict with Sir Arthur Eddington, the grand old man of British astrophysics, who publicly ridiculed the... more...

  • Advancing Variable Star Astronomyby Thomas R. Williams; Michael Saladyga

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 96.00

    As the definitive history of the AAVSO, this text will interest amateur and professional astronomers, historians and sociologists alike. more...

  • Planetary Surface Processesby H. Jay Melosh

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 76.00

    A comprehensive explanation of all geologic processes that shape planetary surfaces, for advanced students and researchers. more...

  • Cosmic Heritageby Peter Shaver

    Springer 2011; US$ 34.95

    This book follows the evolutionary trail all the way from the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago to conscious life today. It is an accessible introductory book written for the interested layperson - anyone interested in the 'big picture' coming from modern science. It covers a wide range of topics including the origin and evolution of our universe,... more...

  • The Transits of Extrasolar Planets with Moonsby David M. Kipping

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 129.00

    Can we detect the moons of extrasolar planets? For two decades, astronomers have made enormous progress in the detection and characterisation of exoplanetary systems but the identification of an "exomoon" is notably absent. In this thesis, David Kipping shows how transiting planets may be used to infer the presence of exomoons through deviations... more...

  • Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Regionby Wayne Orchiston; Tsuko Nakamura; Richard Strom

    Springer 2011; US$ 299.00

    With just 400 pages, this title provides readers with the results of recent research from some of the world's leading historians of astronomy on aspects of Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, and North and South American astronomy and astrophysics. Of particular note are the sections on Arabic astronomy, Asian applied astronomy and the history... more...

  • Neutrinos in Particle Physics, Astronomy and Cosmologyby Zhizhong Xing; Shun Zhou

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 189.00

    "Neutrinos in Particle Physics, Astronomy and Cosmology" provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to neutrino physics, neutrino astronomy and neutrino cosmology. The intrinsic properties and fundamental interactions of neutrinos are described, as is the phenomenology of lepton flavor mixing, seesaw mechanisms and neutrino oscillations.... more...