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  • Galaxy Formation and Evolutionby Houjun Mo; Frank van den Bosch; Simon White

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 79.00

    A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Why Is Uranus Upside Down?by Fred Watson

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.68

    Have you ever wondered what dark matter is or why galaxies collide? Or why the Moon is gradually drifting away from Earth? Space is really, really big, as Douglas Adams once pointed out, and there is no better guide to it than Fred Watson, astronomer to the stars. Fred Watson has taken the many, many questions that have been asked by listeners of... more...

  • The Sky at Nightby Patrick Moore; Chris North

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 22.56

    Celebrating the 55th anniversary of The Sky at Night , this book collects and answers questions sent in by viewers. With sections on the solar system, the bizarre and unexplained, space missions, and more, this is an exciting journey into space for the novice astronomer and the lifelong stargazer alike. Discover how scientists work out the gravity... more...

  • First Lightby Richard Preston

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    Seven years before Richard Preston wrote about horrifying viruses in The Hot Zone , he turned his attention to the cosmos. In First Light , he demonstrates his gift for creating an exciting and absorbing narrative around a complex scientific subject--in this case the efforts by astronomers at the Palomar Observatory in the San Gabriel Mountains of... more...

  • The Big Questions: The Universeby Stuart Clark; Suart Clark

    Quercus Publishing 2010; US$ 19.08

    The Big Questions series enables renowned experts to tackle the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, providing answers from history's great thinkers. This ambitious project is a unique... more...