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  • Starfinderby Carole Stott; Giles Sparrow

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Find everything you need to observe, understand and enjoy the night sky in this complete practical kit for star watchers. Pick up the handy visual guide and find out what you?ll need to get started and when to look for stars, plus explore a complete introduction to the Solar System. Use the interactive planisphere to navigate the entire sky... 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...

  • 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...

  • Plutoby Barrie W. Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    Richly illustrated and up-to-date, this book is a timely account of Pluto for general readers, amateur astronomers and students alike. more...

  • Mars: A Survival Guideby Guy Murphy

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 17.11

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 96.00

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

  • Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomyby Jacqueline Mitton

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    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$ 36.00

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