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  • Secular Evolution of Galaxiesby Jesús Falcón-Barroso; Johan H. Knapen

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 100.00

    Graduate-level text on galaxy evolution, one of the most popular research topics in astrophysics, with chapters contributed by leading astronomers. more...

  • Theory of Stellar Atmospheresby Ivan Hubeny; Dimitri Mihalas

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 89.50

    This book provides an in-depth and self-contained treatment of the latest advances achieved in quantitative spectroscopic analyses of the observable outer layers of stars and similar objects. Written by two leading researchers in the field, it presents a comprehensive account of both the physical foundations and numerical methods of such analyses.... more...

  • Infinite Worldsby Michael Soluri; John H. Glenn

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    A stunning, unprecedented collection of photographs and essays that goes behind the scenes at NASA, in which the humanity of the astronauts, engineers, scientists, technicians, and ground crews that contributed in saving the Hubble Space Telescope are revealed. Michael Soluri has been photographing the people and places of space exploration for more... 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...