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Astrophysics & Space Science

  • The Snows of Olympusby Arthur C. Clarke

    Orion 2014; US$ 13.14

    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...

  • Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flightby Jay Barbree

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 19.08

    Everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been from the outside looking in; Jay Barbree is the only person whom Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story. Working from his years of notes, and with the Armstrong family, Jay Barbree has written the definitive biography of America's most famous... more...

  • Pomeranchuk 100by Alexander Gorsky; Mikhail Vysotsky

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 127.00

    This book provides extended versions of the talks given at the memorial Pomeranchuk-100 Conference, June 5-6, held in the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia and the review of the 2013 Pomeranchuk Prize Winner — Mikhail Shifman. It shall provide a broad review of the current status of the research in the high energy... more...

  • Astroparticle, Particle, Space Physics and Detectors for Physics Applications - Proceedings of the 14th Icatpp Conferenceby Claude Leroy; Pier-Giorgio Rancoita

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 231.00

    The exploration of the subnuclear world is done through increasingly complex experiments covering a wide range of energy and performed in a large variety of environments ranging from particle accelerators, underground detectors to satellites and the space laboratory. The achievement of these research programs calls for novel techniques, new materials... more...

  • Bold They Riseby David Hitt; Heather R. Smith; Robert L. Crippen

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 36.95

    After the Apollo program put twelve men on the moon and safely brought them home, anything seemed possible. In this spirit, the team at NASA set about developing the Space Shuttle, arguably the most complex piece of machinery ever created. The world?s first reusable spacecraft, it launched like a rocket, landed like a glider, and carried out complicated... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Solar Systemby Doris Breuer; Torrence Johnson; Tilman Spohn

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 180.00

    The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, third edition provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact?with an astounding breadth of content and breathtaking visual impact. The encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations,... more...