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Astrophysics & Space Science

  • Waterby John Finney

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Water dominates the surface of Earth and is vital to life on our planet. It is a remarkable liquid which shows anomalous behaviour. In this Very Short Introduction John Finney introduces the science of water, and explores how the structure of water molecules gives rise to its physical and chemical properties. Considering water in all three of its states... more...

  • Exoplanetsby Scientific American Editors

    Scientific American 2015; US$ 5.99

    In the two decades since astronomers first discovered the existence of a planet outside of our solar system, "exoplanetology" has become the hottest specialty in astrophysics. Scientists young and old, inspired by the thought of finding either another habitable world or the Holy Grail of space exploration, life itself, flocked to be part of this... more...

  • Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systemsby Ludmilla Kolokolova; James Hough; Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 120.00

    A comprehensive review of state-of-the-art techniques, models and research methods in modern astronomical polarimetry. more...

  • A College Course on Relativity and Cosmologyby Ta-Pei Cheng; Brian H. Benedict

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 48.99

    This advanced undergraduate text introduces Einstein's general theory of relativity. The topics covered include geometric formulation of special relativity, the principle of equivalence, Einstein's field equation and its spherical-symmetric solution, as well as cosmology. An emphasis is placed on physical examples and simple applications without... more...

  • Precession, Nutation and Wobble of the Earthby V. Dehant; P. M. Mathews

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 112.00

    Describes how changes in Earth's orientation are observed and computed in terms of tidal forcing and models of Earth's interior. more...

  • An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Pankaj Jain

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 79.95

    Introduction Overview Scales and Dimensions Night Sky Constellations Earth, Sun, and the Solar System Retrograde Motion of Planets Sidereal Time Astronomical Catalogs and Software Observations Electromagnetic Waves Electromagnetic Spectrum Telescopes Refractor Telescope Reflecting Telescope Observations at Visible... more...

  • A Space Traveller's Guide To The Solar Systemby Mark Thompson

    Transworld 2015; US$ 27.18

    Have you ever dreamt of being an astronaut, travelling through the universe on your very own space mission? What would it be like to tour the Solar System, visiting the Sun and the planets, taking in everything from moons to asteroid belts along the way? What would you see, and how would you feel? What would you eat? How would you navigate and produce... more...

  • Astronomy in Minutesby Giles Sparrow

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    What happens when a star dies? How many asteroids are in our solar system? Can galaxies collide? What is dark energy? Astronomy in Minutes answers all these questions and more as it condenses 200 key concepts into easily digestible essays. From Trojan asteroids to stellar black holes, and from superclusters to cosmic microwave background,... more...

  • Astronomy in Minutesby Giles Sparrow

    Quercus 2015; US$ 13.67

    What happens when a star dies? How many asteroids are in our solar system? Can galaxies collide? What is dark energy? Astronomy in Minutes answers all these questions and more as it condenses 200 key concepts into easily digestible essays. From Trojan asteroids to stellar black holes, and from superclusters to cosmic microwave background,... more...

  • An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexityby Tom Tien Sun Chang

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This book for graduate students and researchers introduces examples of complexity phenomena related to observed plasma processes in the space environment. more...