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Astrophysics & Space Science

  • Coarse Grained Simulation and Turbulent Mixingby Fernando F. Grinstein

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 152.00

    Reviews our current understanding of the subject. For graduate students and researchers in computational fluid dynamics and turbulence. more...

  • The Gas Dynamics of Explosionsby John H. S. Lee

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 112.00

    Presents the fundamentals of gas dynamics for graduate students and researchers in the subject. more...

  • Atmospheric Acousticsby Xunren Yang; Science Press

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    Atmospheric acoustics is one of the most ancient and most important branches in acoustics, but a very abnormal and irrational fact is: there is no monograph or book devoted to such an important and peculiar discipline in the worldwide literature till now. This book is the only monograph in the very field bringing together the results of... more...

  • Black Holes: The Reith Lecturesby Stephen Hawking

    Transworld 2016; US$ 5.63

    ?It is said that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction, and nowhere is that more true than in the case of black holes. Black holes are stranger than anything dreamed up by science fiction writers.? In 2016 Professor Stephen Hawking delivered the BBC Reith Lectures on a subject that has fascinated him for decades ? black holes. In these flagship... more...

  • Mathematical Methods for Geophysics and Space Physicsby William I. Newman

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 75.00

    Graduate students in the natural sciences?including not only geophysics and space physics but also atmospheric and planetary physics, ocean sciences, and astronomy?need a broad-based mathematical toolbox to facilitate their research. In addition, they need to survey a wider array of mathematical methods that, while outside their particular areas of... more...

  • The Three-body Problem from Pythagoras to Hawkingby Mauri Valtonen; Joanna Anosova; Konstantin Kholshevnikov; Aleksandr Mylläri; Victor Orlov; Kiyotaka Tanikawa

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 34.99

    This book, written for ageneral readership, reviews and explains the three-body problem in historicalcontext reaching to latest developments in computational physics and gravitationtheory. The three-body problem is one of the oldest problems in science and itis most relevant even in today?s physics and astronomy. The long history of theproblem from... more...

  • Our Space Environment, Opportunities, Stakes and Dangersby Claude Nicollier; Roger-Maurice Bonnet

    EFPL Press 2016; US$ 79.95

    The space surrounding our planet is full of opportunities and resources. Ranging from a hundred to a few thousand kilometers around Earth, our space-neighborhood offers an excellent vantage point to the universe, and a great opportunity to push the frontiers of science and knowledge. Manned missions advance research on human biology, health, and life... more...

  • The Solar System in Close-Upby John Wilkinson

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 34.99

    In response to the new information gained about the Solar System from recent space probes and space telescopes, the experienced science author Dr. John Wilkinson presents the state-of-the art knowledge on the Sun, solar system planets and small solar system objects like comets and asteroids. He also describes space missions like the New Horizon?s space... more...

  • The Value of the Moonby Paul D. Spudis

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 27.95

    While the Moon was once thought to hold the key to space exploration, in recent decades, the U.S. has largely turned its sights toward Mars and other celestial bodies instead. In The Value of the Moon , lunar scientist Paul Spudis argues that the U.S. can and should return to the moon in order to remain a world leader in space utilization and... more...

  • Asteroidsby Curtis Peebles

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 19.95

    Asteroids suggest images of a catastrophic impact with Earth, triggering infernos, tidal waves, famine, and death -- but these scenarios have obscured the larger story of how asteroids have been discovered and studied. During the past two centuries, the quest for knowledge about asteroids has involved eminent scientists and amateur astronomers, patient... more...