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Astrophysics & Space Science

  • Ask the Experts: Astronomyby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2014; US$ 5.99

    For going on two decades, Scientific American?s ?Ask the Experts? column has been answering reader questions on all fields of science. We?ve taken your questions from the basic to the esoteric and reached out to top scientists, professors and researchers to find out why the sky is blue or whether we really only use 10% of our brains. Now, we?ve combed... more...

  • Astrobiologyby Vera M. Kolb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Astrobiology: An Evolutionary Approach provides a full course in astrobiology with an emphasis on abiogenesis and evolution. The book presents astrobiology both as a developing science and as the science of the future. The origins of life and the possibility of life elsewhere continues to be a subject of scientific and philosophical examination.... more...

  • Final Frontierby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Star Trek was right ? there is only one final frontier, and that is space... Human beings are natural explorers, and nowhere is this frontier spirit stronger than in the United States of America. It almost defines the character of the US. But the Earth is running out of frontiers fast. In Brian Clegg's The Final Frontier we discover the massive... more...

  • Dark Matterby Debasish Majumdar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Dark Matter: An Introduction tackles the rather recent but fast-growing subject of astroparticle physics, encompassing three main areas of fundamental physics: cosmology, particle physics, and astrophysics. Accordingly, the book discusses symmetries, conservation laws, relativity, and cosmological parameters and measurements, as well as the astrophysical... more...

  • Plasma Physicsby Richard Fitzpatrick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Encompasses the Lectured Works of a Renowned Expert in the Field Plasma Physics: An Introduction is based on a series of university course lectures by a leading name in the field, and thoroughly covers the physics of the fourth state of matter. This book looks at non-relativistic, fully ionized, nondegenerate, quasi-neutral, and weakly... more...

  • The Snows of Olympusby Arthur C. Clarke

    Orion 2014; US$ 13.02

    This is the story of how a world could be resurrected Mars is a barren planet, almost without atmosphere and with a temperature ranging from near zero to 120 degrees below. No water flows and there is no evidence that life has ever existed there. Yet Mars is Earth's near neighbour and has always exerted a powerful hold on our imagination. The... more...

  • The Snows of Olympusby Arthur C. Clarke

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    This is the story of how a world could be resurrected Mars is a barren planet, almost without atmosphere and with a temperature ranging from near zero to 120 degrees below. No water flows and there is no evidence that life has ever existed there. Yet Mars is Earth's near neighbour and has always exerted a powerful hold on our imagination. The... more...

  • Space Shuttle 1981-2011by Sally Ride; Greg Freiherr; T.A. Heppenheimer; Air & Space Magazine

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 9.95

    Space Shuttle 1981-2011 is a lavishly illustrated special edition celebrating the space shuttle era. In thirty years of operation, space shuttles were used in 135 different missions; this volume presents the adventure stories of many of these missions in the astronauts? own words. Additional contributions by space exploration writers cover the history... more...

  • The Babylonian Theory of the Planetsby N. M. Swerdlow

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    In the second millennium b.c., Babylonian scribes assembled a vast collection of astrological omens, believed to be signs from the gods concerning the kingdom's political, military, and agricultural fortunes. The importance of these omens was such that from the eighth or seventh until the first century, the scribes observed the heavens nightly and... more...

  • Dynamical Evolution of Globular Clustersby Jr. Lyman S. Spitzer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    One of the world's most distinguished astrophysicists presents a comprehensive theoretical treatment of the dynamical evolution of globular clusters. Lyman Spitzcr's research in this field established the framework for decades of investigation. Now he summarizes in a unified, systematic way this branch of theoretical astrophysics with its still challenging... more...