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Astronomy

  • Telescopes: A Very Short Introductionby Geoff Cottrell

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99

    Geoffrey Cottrell describes the rise of telescopes from early optical examples to the sophisticated range of modern telescopes on Earth and in space, opening up the cosmos in views from radio waves to gamma rays. Looking forward, he discusses the possibilities of the new generation of telescopes in construction today. more...

  • The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Starsby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 11.52

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science more...

  • Energetic Particles in the Heliosphereby George M. Simnett

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.15

    This monograph traces the development of our understanding of how and where energetic particles are accelerated in the heliosphere and how they may reach the Earth. Detailed data sets are presented which address these topics. The bulk of the observations are from spacecraft in or near the ecliptic plane. It is timely to present this subject now that... more...

  • Hyper-Velocity Impacts on Rubble Pile Asteroidsby Jakob Deller

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 148.01

    The thesis presents a tool to create rubble pile asteroid simulants for use in numerical impact experiments, and provides evidence that the asteroid disruption threshold and the resultant fragment size distribution are sensitive to the distribution of internal voids. This thesis represents an important step towards a deeper understanding of fragmentation... more...

  • The Evolution of Applied Harmonic Analysisby Elena Prestini

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 95.15

    A sweeping exploration of the development and far-reaching applications of harmonic analysis such as signal processing, digital music, Fourier optics, radio astronomy, crystallography, medical imaging, spectroscopy, and more. Featuring a wealth of illustrations, examples, and material not found in other harmonic analysis books, this unique monograph... more...

  • The Great Canoes in the Skyby Stephen Robert Chadwick; Martin Paviour-Smith

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 24.31

    Presenting spectacular photographs of astronomical objects of the southern sky, all taken by author Stephen Chadwick, this book explores what peoples of the South Pacific see when they look up at the heavens and what they have done with this knowledge. From wives killing brothers to emus rising out of the desert and great canoes in the sky, this book... more...

  • Charles Olivier and the Rise of Meteor Scienceby Richard Taibi

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 91.98

    This fascinating portrait of an amateur astronomy movement tells the story of how Charles Olivier recruited a hard-working cadre of citizen scientists to rehabilitate the study of meteors. By 1936, Olivier and members of his American Meteor Society had succeeded in disproving an erroneous idea about meteor showers. Using careful observations,... more...

  • On the Heavensby Aristotle

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    THE science which has to do with nature clearly concerns itself for the most part with bodies and magnitudes and their properties and movements, but also with the principles of this sort of substance, as many as they may be. For of things constituted by nature some are bodies and magnitudes, some possess body and magnitude, and some are principles... more...

  • Observatories and Telescopes of Modern Timesby David Leverington

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 140.00

    An historical overview of the development of professional optical and radio observatories from 1945 to today. more...

  • The Rise of Radio Astronomy in the Netherlandsby Astrid Elbers

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.15

    Radio astronomy was born during the Second World War, but as this book explains, the history of early Dutch radio astronomy is in several respects rather anomalous in comparison to the development of radio astronomy in other countries. The author describes how these very differences led the Netherlands to become one of the world leaders... more...