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  • The Astronomy Bibleby Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest

    Octopus Books 2015; Not Available

    This comprehensive guide to astronomy introduces the basic concepts, explaining what, when, and how to observe space, right through to current theories on everything from black holes to microquasars. It helps you to navigate the night sky, identify the constellations and find planets, comets, galaxies and deep-sky objects. Accessible, informative,... more...

  • Our Neighbor Starsby Thomas Wm. Hamilton

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    The sky?s the limit in the fascinating book Our Neighbor Stars: Including Brown Dwarfs. The book presents all known information on the 100 stars nearest Earth, as well as the brown dwarfs within the range covered by these stars.Learn where (and whether) the stars are visible in the sky, who discovered them and how they were discovered. Read all about... more...

  • Ecology of Blue Straggler Starsby Henri M. J. Boffin; Giovanni Carraro; Giacomo Beccari

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 179.00

    The existence of blue straggler stars, which appear younger, hotter, and more massive than their siblings, is at odds with a simple picture of stellar evolution. Such stars should have exhausted their nuclear fuel and evolved long ago to become cooling white dwarfs. They are found to exist in globular clusters, open clusters, dwarf spheroidal galaxies... more...

  • Spectral Evolution in Blazarsby Christian Fromm

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This prize-winning thesis deals with the observation and modeling of the spectral evolution of blazars. Based on single-dish light curves, a model of shock-shock interaction is tested and confirmed using multi-frequency high resolution Very Long Baseline Observations. He presents state-of-the art numerical relativistic hydrodynamic simulations and... more...

  • Heavenly Intrigueby Joshua Gilder; Anne-Lee Gilder

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.95

    Heavenly Intrigue is the fascinating, true account of the seventeenth-century collaboration between Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe that revolutionized our understanding of the universe?and ended in murder.One of history?s greatest geniuses, Kepler laid the foundations of modern physics with his revolutionary laws of planetary motion. But his beautiful... more...

  • Discovering the Solar Systemby Barrie W. Jones

    Wiley 2007; US$ 230.00

    Discovering the Solar System, Second Edition  covers the Sun, the planets, their satellites and the host of smaller bodies that orbit the Sun. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject for science students, and examines the discovery, investigation and modelling of these bodies. Following a thematic approach, chapters... more...

  • The Galactic Interstellar Mediumby W.B. Burton; B.G. Elmegreen; R. Genzel

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 79.95

    This volume contains the papers of three extended lectures addressing advanced topics in astronomy and astrophysics. The topics discussed include the most recent observational data on interstellar matter outside our galaxy and the physics and chemistry of molecular clouds. more...

  • Expounding the Mathematical Seedby Agathe Keller

    Springer 2006; US$ 139.00

    In the 5th century the Indian mathematician Aryabhata wrote a famous work on astronomy, the "Aryabhatiya", which gives in its second chapter a summary of Hindu mathematics. This volume contains an introduction and the literal translation of the commentary of Bhaskara, an Indian astronomer, on this mathematical chapter of the "Aryabhatiya". more...

  • National Security Space Launch Reportby Forrest McCartney

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    This report analyzes the major findings and recommendations of the National Security Space Launch Requirements Panel, which was established by the Department of Defense through congressional mandate and facilitated by RAND with the purpose of bringing together experts with extensive space launch and operations background to deliberate the future requirements... more...

  • The Sky is Your Laboratoryby Robert K. Buchheim

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Written by an astronomer who is well known amongst the amateur and professional community for the skill and quality of his work, this book describes a range of research areas where amateurs are gathering scientific data useful to professional astronomers. It provides explanation of the purpose and value of the amateurs' observations. more...