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Astrophysics & Space Science

  • Stamping the Earth from Spaceby Renato Dicati

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 42.49

    This unique book presents a historical and philatelic survey of Earth exploration from space. It covers all areas of research in which artificial satellites have contributed in designing a new image of our planet and its environment: the atmosphere and ionosphere, the magnetic field, radiation belts and the magnetosphere, weather, remote sensing,... more...

  • Spaceports Around the World, A Global Growth Industryby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.68

    This brief presents a concise description of the existing spaceport market, the technologies being tested and developed at them, and the private companies that are making them possible. While NASA has its own plan for the future of space exploration, one that includes a new shuttle, an interplanetary spacecraft, and astronauts going to Mars,... more...

  • Next Stop Marsby Giancarlo Genta

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 42.49

    This book covers the possible manned mission to Mars first discussed in the 1950s and still a topic of much debate, addressing historic and future plans to visit the Red Planet. Considering the environmental dangers and the engineering and design needed for a successful trip, it covers every aspect of a possible mission and outpost. The chapters explain... more...

  • The Pillars of Creationby Martin Beech

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 31.86

    This book explores the mechanics of star formation, the process by which matter pulls together and creates new structures. Written for science enthusiasts, the author presents an accessible explanation of how stars are born from the interstellar medium and giant molecular clouds. Stars produce the chemicals that lead to life, and it is they that have... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Raceby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2016; US$ 2.99

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Hidden Figures tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Margot Lee Shetterly?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of Hidden Figures:... more...

  • Proceedings of the 12th Reinventing Space Conferenceby Scott Hatton

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.36

    The proceedings of the 2014 Reinventing Space conference present a number of questions in the context of a constantly innovating space industry, from addressing the future of global cooperation, investigating the impact of cuts in US government spending on the private space sector, and probing the overall future of the commercial launch... more...

  • Assessment and Mitigation of Asteroid Impact Hazardsby Josep Maria Trigo-Rodriguez; Maria Gritsevich; Herbert Palme

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 211.43

    This volume is a compilation of the research presented at the International Asteroid Day workshop which was celebrated at Barcelona on June 30th, 2015. The proceedings discuss the beginning of a new era in the study and exploration of the solar system?s minor bodies. International Asteroid Day commemorates the Tunguska event of June 30th, 1908.... more...

  • Gravitationby A R Prasanna

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 139.95

    This book suitable for post graduates in Physics and Astrophysics aims at introducing the theory of general relativity as an important background for doing astrophysics. Starting from a detailed discussion of the various mathematical concepts for doing general relativity, the book introduces the geometric description of gravity. It gives a brief historical... more...

  • A Pedagogical Introduction to Electroweak Baryogenesisby Graham Albert White

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2016; US$ 48.00

    This is an in-depth look at baryon number violation in the Standard Model including the necessary background in finite temperature field theory, plasma dynamics and how to calculate the out of equilibrium evolution of particle number densities throughout a phase transition. It is a self-contained pedagogical review of the theoretical background to... more...

  • 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...