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  • Dynamics of Stellar Systemsby K. F. Ogorodnikov; Arthur Beer

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Dynamics of Stellar Systems discusses the basic principles that support stellar dynamics. The book is comprised of 10 chapters that present the general principles on which it is based and how the modern conceptions of motions in stellar systems can be derived. The text first discusses the fundamentals concepts of stellar statistics, and then proceeds... more...

  • Ecology of Blue Straggler Starsby Henri M. J. Boffin; Giovanni Carraro; Giacomo Beccari

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 179.00

    The existence of blue straggler stars, which appear younger, hotter, and more massive than their siblings, is at odds with a simple picture of stellar evolution. Such stars should have exhausted their nuclear fuel and evolved long ago to become cooling white dwarfs. They are found to exist in globular clusters, open clusters, dwarf spheroidal galaxies... more...

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

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 180.00

    The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Third Edition -winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy from the Association of American Publishers-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... more...

  • Environment and the Formation of Galaxies: 30 years laterby Ignacio Ferreras; Anna Pasquali

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 259.00

    The publication of the morphology - density relation by Alan Dressler in 1980 brought into the limelight the role played by environment in the formation and evolution of galaxies. The symposium Environment and the Formation of Galaxies: 30 years later , was organised with the purpose of establishing the environmental impact on the evolution of... more...

  • Erde und Planetenby Wilhelm Raith

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 105.00

    Die gemeinsame Behandlung der Erde und der durch die Raumfahrt uns näher gerückten Planeten wurde beibehalten, ebenso die ausführliche Beschreibung der Biosphären-Physik in den Kapiteln 2 bis 4. Die verbesserte und aktualisierte 2. Auflage enthält auch Internet-Hinweise am Ende jedes Kapitels. more...

  • Eta Carinae and the Supernova Impostorsby Kris Davidson; Roberta M. Humphreys

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 219.00

    In 1965 Fritz Zwicky proposed a class of supernovae that he called "Type V", described as "excessively faint at maximum". There were only two members, SN1961v and Eta Carinae. We now know that Eta Carinae was not a true supernova, but if it were observed today in a distant galaxy we would call it a "supernova impostor". 170 years ago it experienced... more...

  • Europe to the Starsby Govert Schilling; Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 49.95

    The creation of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in 1962 was the culmination of the dream of leading astronomers from five European countries. Over the years, as more member states joined, ESO constructed the La Silla and Paranal observatories, as well as the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) together with partners. ESO is... more...

  • Exploration of the Solar System by Infrared Remote Sensingby R. A. Hanel; B. J. Conrath; D. E. Jennings; R. E. Samuelson

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 195.00

    A revised edition describing remote sensing of the Solar System through studies of infrared radiation. more...

  • Exploring the Solar Systemby Peter Bond

    Wiley 2012; US$ 123.00

    The exploration of our solar system is one of humanity's greatest scientific achievements. The last fifty years in particular have seen huge steps forward in our understanding of the planets, the sun, and other objects in the solar system. Whilst planetary science is now a mature discipline - involving geoscientists, astronomers, physicists, and others... more...

  • Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeistby Aaron John Gulyas

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    Since the 1950s, men and women around the world have claimed to have had contact with human-like visitors from space. This book explores how the "contactee" subculture has critiqued political, social and cultural trends in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. Not merely quaint relics of the 1950s Atomic Age, contactees have continued... more...