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  • Principles of Planetary Climateby Raymond T. Pierrehumbert

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 84.00

    Unified treatment of physical principles of planetary climates for advanced students and researchers in atmospheric science, Earth and planetary science. more...

  • In the Dust of This Planetby Eugene Thacker

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    The world is increasingly unthinkable, a world of planetary disasters, emerging pandemics, and the looming threat of extinction. In this book Eugene Thacker suggests that we look to the genre of horror as offering a way of thinking about the unthinkable world. To confront this idea is to confront the limit of our ability to understand the world in... more...

  • Curiosities of the Skyby Garrett P. Serviss

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Long before figures like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson simplified astronomy for popular consumption, Garrett P. Serviss was traveling the United States with an early version of a PowerPoint presentation to teach people about eclipses, the orbit of the planets, and other celestial concepts. This basic introduction to the subject is simple and enjoyable... more...

  • Eye Wonder: Earthby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Travel on an incredible journey through Eye Wonder: Earth. This book takes you from powerful volcanoes to beautiful waterfalls and everywhere in between. Discover the power and beauty of our planet through pictures and a visual approach, encouraging curiosity in young, school-age children. Learn about science, history, and the natural world through... more...

  • Space Weather Monitoring by Groundbased Meansby Oleg Troshichev; Alexander Janzhura

    Springer 2012; US$ 239.00

    This book demonstrates that the method, based on the ground polar cap magnetic observations is a reliable diagnosis of the solar wind energy coming into the magnetosphere Method for the uninterruptive monitoring of the magnetosphere state (i.e. space weather). It shows that the solar wind energy pumping power, can be described by the PC growth rate,... more...

  • Interplanetary Outpostby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    "Interplanetary Outpost" follows the mission architecture template of NASA's plan for Human Outer Planet Exploration (HOPE), which envisions sending a crew to the moon Callisto to conduct exploration and sample return activities. To realize such a mission, the spacecraft will be the most complex interplanetary vehicle ever built, representing... more...

  • Sketching the Moonby Richard Handy; Deirdre Kelleghan; Thomas McCague

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    For anyone artistically inclined, observing the Moon and attempting to sketch or paint it can easily become a passion. The Moon presents a broad array of tone, texture, and form. Capturing this in a painting or sketch at the eyepiece of a telescope - or even with binoculars - develops observational skills, leaves a record of the observation, and can... more...

  • The Story of the Solar Systemby Mark A. Garlick

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 55.00

    A highly illustrated account of the birth, evolution and future of our solar system. more...

  • The Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Mediumby A. G. G. M. Tielens

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 52.00

    A comprehensive overview of theoretical and observational understanding of the interstellar medium of galaxies. more...

  • Solar Magnetic Phenomenaby Arnold Hanslmeier; Astrid Veronig; Mauro Messerotti

    Springer 2006; US$ 209.00

    The book contains lecture papers and contributed papers on different aspects of magnetic phenomena in the solar atmosphere. The main topics addressed are the physics of solar flares, prominences, coronal mass ejections, magnetic helicity, high-energy radiation from the Sun, observations of the photosphere and chromosphere as well as highlights from... more...