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  • Advanced Particle Physics Volume IIby Oleg Boyarkin

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 109.95

    Helping readers understand the complicated laws of nature, Advanced Particle Physics Volume II: The Standard Model and Beyond explains the calculations, experimental procedures, and measuring methods of particle physics, particularly quantum chromodynamics (QCD). It also discusses extensions to the Standard Model and the physics of massive neutrinos.... more...

  • Plutoby Barrie W. Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 34.00

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

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 79.00

    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$ 79.00

    A coherent introduction for researchers in astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology on the formation and evolution of galaxies. 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$ 22.36

    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...

  • Maser Sources in Astrophysicsby Malcolm Gray

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 102.00

    Written for postgraduates and researchers, this is an up-to-date survey of astrophysical maser sources and their use as astronomical tools. more...

  • Guide to Night Skies of Southern Africaby Peter Mack

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 11.00

    Star-watching enthusiasts and more seasoned astronomers will welcome this update of Guide to Night Skies of Southern Africa. Fully revised, and illuminated by colourful images, charts and diagrams, it provides guidance on the equipment needed for starwatching, information about the night skies as observed from the southern hemisphere, and a set of... more...

  • Gravity's Enginesby Caleb Scharf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    One of The Barnes and Noble Review Editors? Picks: Best Nonfiction of 2012 Selected by The Christian Science Monitor as one of ?21 smart nonfiction titles we think you'll enjoy this summer? Selected by The New Scientist as one of 10 books to look out for in 2012 We?ve long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe... more...