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  • 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...

  • Death from the Skies!by Philip Plait

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    A lively astronomy primer that uses cataclysmic scenarios to explain the universe?s most fascinating events . According to astronomer Philip Plait, the universe is an apocalypse waiting to happen But how much do we really need to fear from things like black holes, gamma-ray bursts, and supernovae? And if we should be scared, is there anything we... more...

  • Exploring the Cosmic Frontierby Andrei P. Lobanov; J. Anton Zensus; Catherine Cesarsky

    Springer 2007; US$ 99.00

    Covers a range of scientific topics including the cosmological epoch of reionization, galactic dynamics and nuclear activity, stellar astronomy, extra-solar planets, gamma-ray bursts, X-ray binaries, and others. This book gives an account of a snapshot of an evolving scientific discourse and interaction throughout our field of research. more...

  • The Hands-On Guide for Science Communicatorsby Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    Offers practical advice on all aspects of science communication. This practical guide features a tightly interwoven fabric of issues: product types, target groups, written communication, visual communication, validation processes, practices of efficient work flow, distribution, promotion, advertising, and more. more...

  • Dark Cosmosby Dan Hooper

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The twentieth century was astonishing in all regards, shaking the foundations of practically every aspect of human life and thought, physics not least of all. Beginning with the publication of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, through the wild revolution of quantum mechanics, and up until the physics of the modern day (including the astonishing... more...

  • You Are Hereby Christopher Potter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ? You Are Here is not just physics for poets, but as close to poetry or music as science is ever likely to get. Christopher Potter?s narrative is as imaginative, ingenious, and elegantly concise as it is user-friendly.? ? Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind ?A personal, brilliant, and often amusing account . . . . An idiosyncratic, encyclopedic... more...

  • Don't Know Much About the Universeby Kenneth C. Davis

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Who dug those canals on Mars? What was the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Were the pyramids built by extraterrestrials? From the ancients who charted the heavens to Star Trek , The X-Files , and Apollo 13 , outer space has intrigued people through the ages. Yet most of us look up at the night sky and feel totally in the dark when it comes to the... more...