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  • Spacecraft Attitude Dynamicsby Peter C. Hughes

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 34.95

    Pointing a satellite in the right direction requires an extremely complex system ? one that describes the satellite's orientation and at the same time predicts and either uses or neutralizes external influences. From its roots in classical mechanics and reliance on stability theory to the evolution of practical stabilization ideas, Spacecraft Attitude... more...

  • Stars and Relativityby Ya. B. Zel?dovich; I. D. Novikov

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 21.95

    These authors ranked among the greatest astrophysicists of the 20th century, and their work is remarkable for its deep physical insights and clarity of presentation. This book explores general relativity, properties of matter under astrophysical conditions, stars, and stellar systems. It constitutes a valuable resource for today's physicists, astronomers,... more...

  • The Strongest Magnetic Fields in the Universeby V.S. Beskin; A. Balogh; M. Falanga; M. Lyutikov; S. Mereghetti; T. Piran; R.A. Treumann

    Springer New York 2016; US$ 229.00

    This volume extends the ISSI series on magnetic fields in the Universe into the domain of what are by far the strongest fields in the Universe, and stronger than any field that could be produced on Earth. The chapters describe the magnetic fields in non-degenerate strongly magnetized stars, in degenerate stars (such as white dwarfs and neutron stars),... more...

  • Suddenly, Tomorrow Cameby Henry C. Dethloff; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    As the astronauts' home base and the site of Mission Control, the Johnson Space Center has witnessed some of America's most triumphant moments. This illustrated NASA history traces the center's development from its origins through 1993. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 88.00

    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...

  • We Are Not Aloneby Dirk Schulze-Makuch; David Darling

    Oneworld Publications 2011; US$ 14.95

    This groundbreaking book demonstrates that between the results of the 1976 Viking I lander and the latest scientific discoveries from fertile Martian soil to microbe-ridden meteorites there is a powerful case for life on the Red Planet and beyond. Exploring what forms extraterrestrial life might take and where it may reside, We Are Not Alone provides... more...

  • The (1+1)-Nonlinear Universe of the Parabolic Map and Combinatoricsby James D. Louck; Myron L Stein*

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 66.00

    This monograph develops chaos theory from properties of the graphs inverse to the parabolic map of the interval [0, 2], where the height at the midpoint x = 1 may be viewed as a time-like parameter, which together with the x -coordinate, provide the two parameters that uniquely characterize the parabola, and which are used throughout the monograph.... more...

  • 2001by Ignazio Ciufolini; Daniele Dominici; Luca Lusanna

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 182.00

    This volume offers a comprehensive overview of our understanding of gravity at both the experimental and the theoretical level. Critical reviews by experts cover topics ranging from astrophysics (anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background, gamma ray bursts, neutron stars and astroparticles), cosmology, the status of gravitational wave sources... more...

  • 2015 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide has been providing star gazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky for the past 25 years. The 2015 guide will celebrate this landmark with highlights from the past as well as monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of the year’s exciting celestial... more...

  • 3K: The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiationby R. B. Partridge

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 96.00

    A review covering all aspects of the study of the cosmic background radiation remnant of the hot Big Bang origin of the Universe. more...