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  • Interstellar Moleculesby Koichi M. T. Yamada; Gisbert Winnewisser

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 179.73

    This book deals with the astrophysics and spectroscopy of the interstellar molecules. In the introduction, overview and history of interstellar observations are described in order to help understanding how the modern astrophysics and molecular spectroscopy have been developed interactively. The recent progress in the study of this field is briefly... more...

  • 2016 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    MAAS Media 2015; 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 the past 25 years. The 2016 guide contains monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of the year’s exciting celestial events.... more...

  • Understanding the Epoch of Cosmic Reionizationby Andrei Mesinger

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 91.98

    The dawn of the first stars, galaxies and black holes signaled a fundamental milestone in our Universe?s evolution: the Epoch of Reionization. The light from these galactic ancestors began spreading out, ionizing virtually every atom in existence. Our Universe transitioned from darkness to light, from cold to hot, from simple and boring to the wondrous... more...

  • Galactic Bulgesby Eija Laurikainen; Reynier Peletier; Dimitri Gadotti

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 116.29

    This book consists of invited reviews on Galactic Bulges written by experts in the field. A central point of the book is that, while in the standard picture of galaxy formation a significant amount of the baryonic mass is expected to reside in classical bulges, the question what is the fraction of galaxies with no classical bulges in the local Universe... more...

  • Kosmologie für Höhlenmenschen und andere Anfängerby Jürgen Beetz

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015; US$ 4.43

    Jürgen Beetz zeigt zuerst den Ursprung der erdachten Geschichten der Physik aus der Steinzeit, denn vieles ist so einfach, dass es schon Steinzeitmenschen hätten verstehen können. Im Anschluss daran untersucht der Autor das Weltall auf seine Bestandteile: Monde, Planeten, Sterne, Galaxien usw. Daraus ergibt sich die Frage nach dessen Struktur und Dynamik:... more...

  • Introduction to Stellar Structureby Walter J. Maciel

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 37.00

    In the first part of this book, the author presents the basic properties of the stellar interior and describes them thoroughly, along with deriving the main stellar structure equations of temperature, density, pressure and luminosity, among others. The process and application of solving these equations is explained, as well as linking these results... more...

  • X-ray Studies of the Central Engine in Active Galactic Nuclei with Suzakuby Hirofumi Noda

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 91.98

    The aim of this research was to use the X-ray satellite Suzaku to establish a picture of a central engine that effectively converts the gravitational energy of accreting matter onto the supermassive black hole to a huge amount of radiation in an active galactic nucleus. Although the engine is known to consist of a Comptonizing corona and an accretion... more...

  • Mars One: Humanity's Next Great Adventureby Norbert Kraft; Gerard 't Hooft; James R Kass; Raye Kass

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2016; US$ 16.99

    Human curiosity has led us to explore our solar system, landing on the moon and sending spacecraft to study distant planetary objects. The next step in our great adventure is putting humans on Mars, but what will it really take to achieve this? In 2011, Mars One announced its intentions to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars beginning... more...

  • Night Sky With the Naked Eyeby Bob King

    Page Street Publishing 2016; US$ 16.49

    Understand and Enjoy the Wonders of the Stars with Fun Activities for the Whole Family Gain a deeper appreciation of the universe and our place in it with Night Sky with the Naked Eye . Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, forecast an aurora and watch a meteor shower along with traditional night... more...

  • Falling Starsby Mike D. Reynolds

    Stackpole Books 2010; US$ 15.99

    Month-by-month information on meteor showers and how to make the most of watching them. Advice on starting and building a meteorite collection plus the scientific explanation of what meteors are and where they come from. Includes new information about recent space exploration and studies of meteors. more...