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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nuclear Reactions for Astrophysicsby Ian J. Thompson; Filomena M. Nunes

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 88.00

    Describes how the processes in stars which produce the chemical elements for planets and life may be reproduced in laboratories. 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 84.00

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

  • Mars: A Survival Guideby Guy Murphy

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 17.37

    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...

  • 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 Chris North; Patrick Moore

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 25.58

    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...