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Astronomy

  • The Hunt for Alien Lifeby Peter Linde

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 39.99

    Astronomer Peter Linde takes the reader through the story of the search for extraterrestrial life in a captivating and thought-provoking way, specifically addressing the new research that is currently devoted towards discovering other planets with life. He discusses the methods used to detect possible signals from other civilizations and the ways... more...

  • Gravitation und Physik kompakter Objekteby Max Camenzind

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 44.99

    Mit diesem Buch taucht der Leser ein in die exotische Welt der kompakten Sterne. Der Autor ermöglicht eine verständliche Übersicht über die Entstehung, Eigenschaften und die Physik hinter astrophysikalischen Objekten wie Weiße Zwerge, Neutronensterne oder Schwarzen Löchern. Nach einer Einführung zur Klassifizierung und Entwicklung von Sternen, werden... more...

  • Everything Has a Historyby J. B. S. Haldane

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 170.00

    In this collection, first published in 1951, the central theme is that everything has a history, and that we cannot fully understand anything without some knowledge of its history. Professor Haldane writes mainly on geology, astronomy and zoology, but includes a variety of other topics, including eugenics, Einstein, and C. S. Lewis. His outlines of... more...

  • Plasma Sources of Solar System Magnetospheresby Andrew F. Nagy; Michel Blanc; Charles R. Chappell; Norbert Krupp

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 129.00

    This volume reviews what we know of the corresponding plasma source for each intrinsically magnetized planet. Plasma sources fall essentially in three categories: the solar wind, the ionosphere (both prevalent on Earth), and the satellite-related sources.  Throughout the text, the case of each planet is described, including the characteristics,... more...

  • The Cosmic Webby J. Richard Gott

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    J. Richard Gott was among the first cosmologists to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters of galaxies intricately connected by filaments of galaxies?a magnificent structure now called the "cosmic web" and mapped extensively by teams of astronomers. Here is his gripping insider?s account of how a generation... more...

  • Lectures in Astrobiologyby Muriel Gargaud; C. de Duve; Bernard Barbier; Hervé Martin; Jacques Reisse

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 279.00

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  • Geomagnetismby John A. Jacobs

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 93.95

    Geomagnetism, Volume 4 focuses on the processes, methodologies, technologies, and approaches involved in geomagnetism, including electric fields, solar wind plasma, pulsations, and gravity waves. The selection first offers information on solar wind, magnetosphere, and the magnetopause of the Earth. Discussions focus on magnetopause structure and transfer... more...

  • Men of Physicsby Raymond J. Seeger; D. ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Galileo Galilei, His Life and His Works is a biographic of Galileo Galilei. The text accounts some of the most important moments of Galileo?s life, along with his contribution in physics. The first part of the text covers the major aspects of Galileo?s. Part I details Galileo?s life as a student, professor, courtier, and author. Part II covers the... more...

  • Dynamics of the Earth's Evolutionby Roman Teisseyre; L. Czechowski; J. Leliwa-Kopystynski

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    This sixth volume in the monograph series Physics and Evolution of the Earth's Interior presents the problems of the mature evolution of the Earth's interior. It provides comprehensive coverage of the present state of the mantle convection theory. The relations between paleomagnetism, plate tectonics and mantle convection theory are discussed. A more... more...

  • Early Solar Physicsby A. J. Meadows; D. Ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Early Solar Physics reviews developments in solar physics, particularly the advent of solar spectroscopy and the discovery of relationships between the various layers of the solar atmosphere and between the different forms of solar activity. Topics covered include solar observations during 1843; chemical analysis of the solar atmosphere; the spectrum... more...