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Astronomy

  • Amazing Stories of the Space Ageby Rod Pyle

    Prometheus Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    Award-winning science writer and documentarian Rod Pyle presents an insider's perspective on the most unusual and bizarre space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA. The incredible projects described here were not merely flights of fancy dreamed up by space enthusiasts, but actual missions planned by leading aeronautical engineers. Some... more...

  • Exoplanetary Atmospheresby Kevin Heng

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 65.00 US$ 59.15

    The study of exoplanetary atmospheres?that is, of planets orbiting stars beyond our solar system?may be our best hope for discovering life elsewhere in the universe. This dynamic, interdisciplinary field requires practitioners to apply knowledge from atmospheric and climate science, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, geology and geophysics, planetary... more...

  • Stamping the Earth from Spaceby Renato Dicati

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 42.49

    This unique book presents a historical and philatelic survey of Earth exploration from space. It covers all areas of research in which artificial satellites have contributed in designing a new image of our planet and its environment: the atmosphere and ionosphere, the magnetic field, radiation belts and the magnetosphere, weather, remote sensing,... more...

  • The Comet Sweeper (Icon Science)by Claire Brock

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 8.99

    The story of Britain's first female professional scientist, Caroline Herschel more...

  • The Pillars of Creationby Martin Beech

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 31.86

    This book explores the mechanics of star formation, the process by which matter pulls together and creates new structures. Written for science enthusiasts, the author presents an accessible explanation of how stars are born from the interstellar medium and giant molecular clouds. Stars produce the chemicals that lead to life, and it is they that have... more...

  • Star Identificationby Guangjun Zhang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 138.11

    This book summarizes the research advances in star identification that the author?s team has made over the past 10 years, systematically introducing the principles of star identification, general methods, key techniques and practicable algorithms. It also offers examples of hardware implementation and performance evaluation for the star identification... more...

  • Incredible Stories from Spaceby Nancy Atkinson

    Page Street Publishing 2016; US$ 13.99

    Experience the Amazing Unmanned Journeys to Explore the Universe In Incredible Stories from Space , veteran space journalist Nancy Atkinson shares compelling insights from over 35 NASA scientists and engineers, taking readers behind the scenes of the unmanned missions that are transforming our understanding of the solar system and beyond. Weaving... more...

  • Assessment and Mitigation of Asteroid Impact Hazardsby Josep Maria Trigo-Rodriguez; Maria Gritsevich; Herbert Palme

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 211.43

    This volume is a compilation of the research presented at the International Asteroid Day workshop which was celebrated at Barcelona on June 30th, 2015. The proceedings discuss the beginning of a new era in the study and exploration of the solar system?s minor bodies. International Asteroid Day commemorates the Tunguska event of June 30th, 1908.... more...

  • Optical, Infrared and Radio Astronomyby Rosa Poggiani

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 71.18

    This textbook presents the established sciences of optical, infrared, and radio astronomy as distinct research areas, focusing on the science targets and the constraints that they place on instrumentation in the different domains. It aims to bridge the gap between specialized books and practical texts, presenting the state of the art in different... more...

  • High Energy Astrophysical Techniquesby Rosa Poggiani

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 71.18

    This textbook presents ultraviolet and X-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, cosmic ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy, and gravitational wave astronomy as distinct research areas, focusing on the astrophysics targets and the requirements with respect to instrumentation and observation methods.   The purpose of the book is to bridge the... more...