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  • Extreme States of Matterby Vladimir E. Fortov

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 229.00

    With its many beautiful colour pictures, this book gives fascinating insights into the unusual forms and behaviour of matter under extremely high pressures and temperatures. These extreme states are generated, among other things, by strong shock, detonation and electric explosion waves, dense laser beams, electron and ion beams, hypersonic entry of... more...

  • Fundamentals of Radio Astronomyby Jonathan M. Marr; Ronald L. Snell; Stanley E. Kurtz

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 89.95

    As evidenced by five Nobel Prizes in physics, radio astronomy in its 80-year history has contributed greatly to our understanding of the universe. Yet for too long, there has been no suitable textbook on radio astronomy for undergraduate students. Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy: Observational Methods is the first undergraduate-level textbook exclusively... more...

  • The Geometry of Kerr Black Holesby Barrett O'Neill

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 24.95

    This unique monograph by a noted UCLA professor examines in detail the mathematics of Kerr black holes, which possess the properties of mass and angular momentum but carry no electrical charge. Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics, physics, and astronomy as well as professional physicists, the self-contained treatment... more...

  • Introduction to Space Physicsby Margaret G. Kivelson; Christopher T. Russell

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 88.00

    This text provides a comprehensive introduction to space physics. more...

  • An Invitation to Astrophysicsby Thanu Padmanabhan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 56.00

    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...

  • Living and Working in Spaceby William David Compton; Charles D. Benson; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    The official record of America's first space station, this book from the NASA History Series chronicles the Skylab program from its planning during the 1960s through its 1973 launch and 1979 conclusion. 1983 edition. more...

  • Lunar Impactby R. Cargill Hall; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    America's first successful attempt at unmanned lunar exploration, Project Ranger culminated in close-up television images of the moon's surface. Sponsored by NASA and executed by the Jet Propulsion Lab, the project ran from 1959 to 1965 and produced management techniques, flight operating procedures, and technology employed by later space missions.... more...

  • Multi-scale Structure Formation and Dynamics in Cosmic Plasmasby Andre Balogh; Andrei Bykov; Jonathan Eastwood; Jelle Kaastra

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 179.00

    Thisbook offers eleven coordinated reviews on multi-scalestructure formation in cosmic plasmas in the Universe. Observations and theories of plasma structures are presentedin all relevant astrophysical contexts, from the Earth?s magnetosphere  through heliospheric and galactic scales to  clusters of galaxies and the large scalestructure... more...

  • On Marsby Edward Clinton Ezell; Linda Neuman Ezell; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Although it was only designed for a ninety-day surface mission, the Viking 1 lander ultimately transmitted science messages to Earth for seven years. This authoritative history chronicles the remarkable achievements of the Viking program during its first three decades. Commissioned by NASA, it recounts the events surrounding the first planetary... more...

  • Packing for Marsby Mary Roach

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 10.99

    What happens to you when you can?t walk for a year? When you can?t have sex? Or smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles an hour? Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh veg, privacy, beer. To answer these... more...