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  • Discovering the Solar Systemby Barrie W. Jones

    Wiley 2007; US$ 237.00

    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 cover interiors,... 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...

  • 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...

  • How to Live on Marsby Robert Zubrin

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 13.95

    Thinking about moving to mars? Well, why not? Mars, after all, is the planet that holds the greatest promise for human colonization. But why speculate about the possibilities when you can get the real scientific scoop from someone who?s been happily living and working there for years? Straight from the not-so-distant future, this intrepid pioneer?s... more...

  • Death from the Skies!by Philip Plait

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    - The Washington Post Book World " A surprisingly upbeat look at all the ways the universe can destroy us . . . Eminently readable." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The enthusiasm Plait has for his subject is not any morbid fascination with the upcoming bang or whimper, but with how much we know now about the universe around us, and he... more...

  • Celestial Mechanicsby Alessandra Celletti; Ettore Perozzi

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    Shows various aspects of celestial mechanics. This book offers readers the tools needed for a basic understanding of the underlying physical phenomena. It includes contents divided into major topics where the three 'souls' of celestial mechanics (dynamical systems, Solar System and stellar systems, spaceflight dynamics) play a major role. 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...

  • 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...