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  • Just Six Numbersby Martin Rees

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    The Astronomer Royal shows how the behaviour and origins of the universe can be explained by just six numbers more...

  • Textbook on Spherical Astronomyby W. M. Smart; R. M. Green

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 74.00

    This well-established textbook gives a general but comprehensive introduction to positional astronomy. Originally based on the author's lecture courses at Cambridge University, it is intended primarily for undergraduates, but, due to its comprehensive nature, it is a very useful reference text for research workers in many branches of astronomy and... more...

  • Infrared Astronomy ? Seeing the Heatby David L. Clements

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Infrared astronomy has played a significant role in a series of major space missions and ground-based observatories. Taking advantage of recent progress and impressive images generated by the current generation of telescopes, this easy-to-read text provides a highly accessible overview of infrared astronomy and its rapidly developing history, technology,... more...

  • Black Holes and the Structure of the Universeby Claudio Teitelboim; Jorge Zanelli

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 95.00

    This collection of papers explore developments and advances in the field of astrophysics. more...

  • An Invitation to Astrophysicsby Thanu Padmanabhan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 175.00

    This unique book provides a clear and lucid description of several aspects of astrophysics and cosmology in a language understandable to a physicist or beginner in astrophysics. It presents the key topics in all branches of astrophysics and cosmology in a simple and concise language. The emphasis is on currently active research areas and exciting new... more...

  • Galaxiesby Robert C. Kennicutt Jr.; F. Schweizer; J.E. Barnes

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 98.00

    The papers that make up this volume present a comprehensive review of the field of galaxy interaction. Galaxies are dynamic forces that evolve, interact, merge, blaze and reshape. This book offers a historical perspective and studies such topics as induced star formation. more...

  • The Cassini-Huygens Missionby Christopher T. Russell

    Springer 2005; US$ 229.00

    Describes the remote sensing investigations on the Cassini orbiter: radio science, radar, visible and near infrared spectroscopy, far infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet spectroscopy, and visible imagery. This book is of interest to those who wish to learn about the planned scientific return from the Cassini-Huygens mission. more...

  • The Big Questions: The Universeby Stuart Clark

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Big Questions series enables renowned experts to tackle the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, providing answers from history's great thinkers. This ambitious project is a unique... more...

  • Faint Echoes, Distant Starsby Ben Bova

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on Venus appeared harsh and insupportable of life, composed of a toxic atmosphere and oceans of acid -- until scientists concluded that Earth's... more...

  • How Apollo Flew to the Moonby W. David Woods

    Springer 2008; US$ 29.95

    Out of the technological battlefield of World War II came a team of gifted German engineers and designers who developed the vengeance weapon, the V-2, which evolved into the peaceful, powerful Saturn V rocket to take men to the Moon. David Woods tells the exciting story, starting from America??'s post war astronautical research facilities, that... more...