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Astronomy

  • Chandra's Cosmosby Wallace H. Tucker

    Smithsonian 2017; US$ 29.95

    On July 23, 1999, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built, was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia . Since then, Chandra has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light. In Chandra's Cosmos , the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Chandra... more...

  • A Dictionary of Scienceby Jonathan Law

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 18.99

    This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. With clear and concise definitions and recommended web links for many entries, this A-Z is a reliable reference work for science students as well as non-scientists. more...

  • Electrostatic Phenomena on Planetary Surfacesby Carlos I Calle

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2017; US$ 27.99

    The diverse planetary environments in the solar system react in somewhat different ways to the encompassing influence of the Sun. These different interactions define the electrostatic phenomena that take place on and near planetary surfaces. The desire to understand the electrostatic environments of planetary surfaces goes beyond scientific inquiry.... more...

  • Astronomy for Older Eyesby James L. Chen; Adam Chen

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 37.68

    This book is for the aging amateur astronomy population, including newcomers to astronomy in their retirement and hobbyists who loved peering through a telescope as a child. Whether a novice or an experienced observer, the practice of astronomy differs over the years. This guide will extend the enjoyment of astronomy well into the Golden Years by... more...

  • Astronomy for the Inquiring Mindby Eric M. Rogers

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 30.95 US$ 28.16

    This selection from the author's famous Physics for the Inquiring Mind is a book for readers who want to grow in scientific wisdom, who want to know the fundamentals of the history and theory of basic astronomy. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • Exoplanetsby Michael E. Summers; James Trefil

    Smithsonian 2017; US$ 29.95

    The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more remarkable than the sheer number of exoplanets is their variety.... more...

  • The Star of Bethlehemby Mark Kidger

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 55.95 US$ 50.91

    Two thousand years ago, according to the Bible, a star rose low in the east and stopped high above Bethlehem. Was it a miracle, a sign from God to herald the birth of Christ? Was there a star at all, or was it simply added to the Bible to fulfill the Old Testament prophecy concerning the birth of the Messiah? Or was the Star of Bethlehem an actual... more...

  • Solar Energetic Particlesby Donald V. Reames

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 32.29

    This concise primer introduces the non-specialist reader to the physics of solar energetic particles (SEP) and systematically reviews the evidence for the two main mechanisms which lead to the so-called impulsive and gradual SEP events. More specifically, the timing of the onsets, the longitude distributions, the high-energy spectral shapes, the... more...

  • Forces of Natureby Professor Brian Cox; Andrew Cohen

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 8.91

    Sunday Times Bestseller A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking book accompanies the acclaimed BBC TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions. more...

  • 3rd International Symposium of Space Optical Instruments and Applicationsby H. Paul Urbach; Guangjun Zhang

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 214.28

    This volume contains selected and expanded contributions presented at the 3rd Symposium on Space Optical Instruments and Applications in Beijing, China June 28 ? 29, 2016. This conference series is organised by the Sino-Holland Space Optical Instruments Laboratory, a cooperation platform between China and the Netherlands. The symposium focused on... more...