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  • High Energy Particle Astrophysicsby Karl-Heinz Kampert; Christopher Wiebusch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 749.00

    High Energy Astrophysics is one of the hottest topics in astrophysics & astronomy. It studies processes in objects that release very energetic radiation(e.g. X-ray, gamma). The goal is to understand the very structure of matter, the development of stars, and the fate of the universe itself. The book is based on a tested lecture and has a focus on experiments... more...

  • Space Exploration: All That Mattersby David Ashcroft

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 6.99

    Amid a century devastated by war, space exploration was perhaps mankind's greatest achievement of the twentieth century. Yet remarkably, in a world where most technology progresses constantly, space exploration appears to have gone backwards. Man has not returned to the moon since 1972; the space shuttle programme has finished and not been replaced;... more...

  • Final Frontierby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Human beings are natural explorers, and nowhere is this frontier spirit stronger than in the United States of America. It almost defines the character of the US. But the Earth is running out of frontiers fast. Star Trek was right ? there is only one final frontier, and that is space. In Brian Clegg's The Final Frontier we discover the massive... 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...

  • The Galactic Interstellar Mediumby W.B. Burton; B.G. Elmegreen; R. Genzel

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 79.95

    This volume contains the papers of three extended lectures addressing advanced topics in astronomy and astrophysics. The topics discussed include the most recent observational data on interstellar matter outside our galaxy and the physics and chemistry of molecular clouds. 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...

  • How to Live on Marsby Robert Zubrin

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    Thinking about moving to mars? Well, why not? Mars, after all, is the planet that holds the greatest promise for human colonization. But why speculate about the possibilities when you can get the real scientific scoop from someone who?s been happily living and working there for years? Straight from the not-so-distant future, this intrepid pioneer?s... more...

  • Death from the Skies!by Philip Plait

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00

    With wit, humor, and an infectious love of astronomy that could win over even the science-phobic, this fun and fascinating book reminds us that outer space is anything but remote. The scientist behind the popular website badastronomy.com, Philip Plait presents some of the most fearsome end-of-the-world calamities (for instance, incoming asteroids and... more...

  • Celestial Mechanicsby Alessandra Celletti; Ettore Perozzi

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    Shows various aspects of celestial mechanics. This book offers readers the tools needed for a basic understanding of the underlying physical phenomena. It includes contents divided into major topics where the three 'souls' of celestial mechanics (dynamical systems, Solar System and stellar systems, spaceflight dynamics) play a major role. more...