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Astrophysics & Space Science

  • Outskirts of Galaxiesby Johan H. Knapen; Janice C. Lee; Armando Gil de Paz

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 149.00

    This book consists of invited reviews written by world-renowned experts on the subject of the outskirts of galaxies, an upcoming field which has been understudied so far. These regions are faint and hard to observe, yet hide a tremendous amount of information on the origin and early evolution of galaxies. They thus allow astronomers to address some... more...

  • On the Inside of a Marbleby Gavin Bascom

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 19.48

    Keeping in mind that we can only see the universe from the comfort of our home galaxy, Bascom begins his text by meticulously laying the necessary groundwork to understand the Big Bang’s mathematics without using any equations. He then paints a freeze-frame picture of our universe as if we had taken a three-dimensional picture with a giant camera.... more...

  • Atmospheric and Space Sciences: Ionospheres and Plasma Environmentsby Erdal Yigit

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 49.28

    The SpringerBriefs on Atmospheric and Space Sciences in two volumes presents a concise and interdisciplinary introduction to the basic theory, observation & modeling of atmospheric and ionospheric coupling processes on Earth. The goal is to contribute toward bridging the gap between meteorology, aeronomy, and planetary science. In addition recent... more...

  • To Mars and Beyond, Fast!by Franklin Chang Díaz; Erik Seedhouse

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 27.82

    As advanced in-space propulsion moves from science fiction to reality, the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, or VASIMR® engine, is a leading contender for making 'Mars in a month' a possibility. A paradigm shift in space transportation, this book is an in-depth and compelling story co-written... more...

  • Galactic Radio Astronomyby Yoshiaki Sofue

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 68.76

    This book is a concise primer on galactic radio astronomy for undergraduate and graduate students, and provides wide coverage of galactic astronomy and astrophysics such as the physics of interstellar matter and the dynamics and structure of the Milky Way Galaxy and galaxies. Radio astronomy and its technological development have led to significant... more...

  • What is Life? On Earth and Beyondby Andreas Losch

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 112.00

    This volume explores the questions and answers surrounding the 'secret of life', combining approaches from the sciences, philosophy and theology, including the emerging discipline of astrobiology. more...

  • Das helle und das dunkle Universumby Arnold Hanslmeier

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2017; US$ 22.15

    Dieses Buch behandelt die Bedeutung des Lichts und die Beobachtung von elektromagnetischer Strahlung für die moderne Astrophysik. Dazu werden zuerst die physikalischen Eigenschaften von Licht untersucht und der Frage nachgegangen, was dieses denn jetzt ist – Welle und/oder Teilchen? Der Leser erfährt, wie man mit modernen Teleskopen das Licht  ferner... more...

  • The Telescopic Tourist's Guide to the Moonby Andrew May

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 40.11

    Whether you’re interested in visiting Apollo landing sites or the locations of classic sci-fi movies, this is the tourist guide for you! This tourist guide has a twist – it is a guide to a whole different world, which you can visit from the comfort of your backyard with the aid of nothing more sophisticated than an inexpensive telescope. It tells... more...

  • Breathing on the Roof of the Worldby John B. West

    Springer New York 2017; US$ 68.76

    This book is an informal autobiography by John West MD PhD. He obtained his medical degree in Adelaide, Australia and then spent 15 years mainly at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital in London where he, with others, used radioactive oxygen-15 to make the first description of the uneven regional distribution of blood flow... more...

  • Linking the Space Shuttle and Space Stationsby David J. Shayler

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 40.11

    How could the newly authorized space shuttle help in the U.S. quest to build a large research station in Earth orbit? As a means of transporting goods, the shuttle could help supply the parts to the station. But how would the two entitles be physically linked? Docking technologies had to constantly evolve as the designs of the early space stations... more...