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  • Beyond Star Trekby Lawrence M. Krauss

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against the real universe. Now, responding to requests for more as well as to a number of recent exciting discoveries in physics and astronomy, Krauss... more...

  • After Sputnikby Martin Collins

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    In the 50 years since Sputnik's historic orbit kickstarted a race to the stars, spaceflight has moved from a speculative and experimental science to a staple of contemporary life. Space exploration has changed the way we look at our universe, our planet, and even the people around us. AFTER SPUTNIK will explore the first 50 years of achievements... more...

  • Neutrinos in High Energy and Astroparticle Physicsby José Valle; Wagner Furtado; Jorge Romao

    Wiley 2015; US$ 77.50

    This self-contained modern textbook provides a modern description of the Standard Model and its main extensions from the perspective of neutrino physics. In particular it includes a thorough discussion of the varieties of seesaw mechanism, with or without supersymmetry. It also discusses schemes where neutrino mass arises from lighter messengers, which... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...