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  • Spaceby Carole Stott; Robert Dinwiddie; Giles Sparrow

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Take an incredible journey through Space, starting from a launchpad on earth, to the solar system, the Milky Way and beyond, and finally to the very edges of the visible universe. Featuring the latest spectacular images from NASA and other sources, including more than 100 pictures released during the last two years, makes this a journey of a lifetime.... more...

  • The Practical Astronomerby Anton Vamplew; Will Gater

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2010; Not Available

    A complete beginner's guide to observing the night sky Understand and enjoy the solar system and beyond with this practical guide to astronomy. Pick up all the basics of sky-watching. Start off by taking a tour around the night sky in simple stages, discovering how it fits together and how it works. Then take a closer look at the objects... more...

  • Cosmic Heritageby Peter Shaver

    Springer 2011; US$ 34.95

    This book follows the evolutionary trail all the way from the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago to conscious life today. It is an accessible introductory book written for the interested layperson - anyone interested in the 'big picture' coming from modern science. It covers a wide range of topics including the origin and evolution of our universe,... more...

  • Mercury 13by Martha Ackmann

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    A cavallo del 1960, tredici donne pilota americane hanno sostenuto e superato brillantemente gli stessi test a cui venivano sottoposti gli astronauti (maschi) americani. Purtroppo i tempi non erano maturi, le donne erano ancora tenute essenzialmente a fare le "mogli dell'astronauta" e la Luna è rimasta un sogno per tutte loro. Eppure,... more...

  • Quantum Plasmasby Fernando Haas

    Springer 2011; US$ 139.00

    This book provides an overview of the basic concepts and new methods in the emerging scientific area known as quantum plasmas. In the near future, quantum effects in plasmas will be unavoidable, in particular in high density scenarios such as those in the next-generation intense laser-solid density plasma experiment or in compact astrophysics objects.... more...

  • The Transits of Extrasolar Planets with Moonsby David M. Kipping

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 129.00

    Can we detect the moons of extrasolar planets? For two decades, astronomers have made enormous progress in the detection and characterisation of exoplanetary systems but the identification of an "exomoon" is notably absent. In this thesis, David Kipping shows how transiting planets may be used to infer the presence of exomoons through deviations... more...

  • Mars: A Survival Guideby Guy Murphy

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 19.34

    Fans of Dr Karl, science buffs and sci-fi readers of all ages will love this fun but informative guide to surviving on the red planet! Put on your spacesuit and prepare for takeoff... Everyone's talking about it, but you're actually going to do it! That's right, you're moving to Mars, our most Earth-like neighbour in the solar system. And you're... more...

  • Numerical Relativityby Thomas W. Baumgarte; Stuart L. Shapiro

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 80.00

    Pedagogical introduction to numerical relativity for students and researchers entering the field, and interested scientists. more...

  • Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomyby Jacqueline Mitton

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 31.00

    Beautifully-illustrated dictionary; an essential guide to the universe for astronomers of all ages. more...

  • Deep-Sky Companions: The Secret Deepby Stephen James O'Meara; Mario Motta

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 41.00

    An essential guide for any deep-sky observer, featuring 109 new objects, each accompanied by photographs, sketches and finder charts. more...