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Astrophysics & Space Science

  • The Five Ages of the Universeby Fred C. Adams; Greg Laughlin

    Free Press 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 14.99

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • High Energy Astrophysical Techniquesby Rosa Poggiani

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 70.83

    This textbook presents ultraviolet and X-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, cosmic ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy, and gravitational wave astronomy as distinct research areas, focusing on the astrophysics targets and the requirements with respect to instrumentation and observation methods.   The purpose of the book is to bridge the... more...

  • Energetic Particles in the Heliosphereby George M. Simnett

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 95.15

    This monograph traces the development of our understanding of how and where energetic particles are accelerated in the heliosphere and how they may reach the Earth. Detailed data sets are presented which address these topics. The bulk of the observations are from spacecraft in or near the ecliptic plane. It is timely to present this subject now that... more...

  • Hyper-Velocity Impacts on Rubble Pile Asteroidsby Jakob Deller

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 148.01

    The thesis presents a tool to create rubble pile asteroid simulants for use in numerical impact experiments, and provides evidence that the asteroid disruption threshold and the resultant fragment size distribution are sensitive to the distribution of internal voids. This thesis represents an important step towards a deeper understanding of fragmentation... more...

  • Orbital Data Applications for Space Objectsby Lei Chen; Xian-Zong Bai; Yan-Gang Liang; Ke-Bo Li

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 137.44

    This book introduces readers to the application of orbital data on space objects in the contexts of conjunction assessment and space situation analysis, including theories and methodologies. It addresses the main topics involved in space object conjunction assessment, such as: orbital error analysis of space objects; close approach... more...

  • The Great Canoes in the Skyby Stephen Robert Chadwick; Martin Paviour-Smith

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 24.31

    Presenting spectacular photographs of astronomical objects of the southern sky, all taken by author Stephen Chadwick, this book explores what peoples of the South Pacific see when they look up at the heavens and what they have done with this knowledge. From wives killing brothers to emus rising out of the desert and great canoes in the sky, this book... more...

  • Spaceplane HERMESby Luc van den Abeelen

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 42.28

    This is the first comprehensive book on the European Hermes program. It tells the fascinating story of how Europe aimed for an independent manned spaceflight capability which was to complement US and Soviet/Russian space activities. In 1975, France decided to expand its plans for automated satellites for materials processing to include the development... more...

  • Solar Planetary Systemsby Asit B. Bhattacharya; Jeffrey M. Lichtman

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 199.95

    The authors have put forth great efforts in gathering present day knowledge about different objects within our solar system and universe. This book features the most current information on the subject with information acquired from noted scientists in this area. The main objective is to convey the importance of the subject and provide detailed information... more...

  • On the Heavensby Aristotle

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    THE science which has to do with nature clearly concerns itself for the most part with bodies and magnitudes and their properties and movements, but also with the principles of this sort of substance, as many as they may be. For of things constituted by nature some are bodies and magnitudes, some possess body and magnitude, and some are principles... more...

  • Theory and Design Methods of Special Space Orbitsby Yasheng Zhang; Yanli Xu; Haijun Zhou

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 105.72

    This book focuses on the theory and design of special space orbits. Offering a systematic and detailed introduction to the hovering orbit, spiral cruising orbit, multi-target rendezvous orbit, initiative approaching orbit, responsive orbit and earth pole-sitter orbit, it also discusses the concept, theory, design methods and application of special... more...