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  • Impact!by Gerrit L. Verschuur

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 26.00

    Most scientists now agree that some sixty-five million years ago, an immense comet slammed into the Yucatan, detonating a blast twenty million times more powerful than the largest hydrogen bomb, punching a hole ten miles deep in the earth. Trillions of tons of rock were vaporized and launched into the atmosphere. For a thousand miles in all directions,... more...

  • Teaching and Learning Astronomyby Jay Pasachoff; John Percy

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 42.00

    This volume highlights astronomy in the curriculum, and addresses how the teaching and learning of astronomy can be improved worldwide. more...

  • Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fieldsby Eugene N. Parker

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 169.99

    Expanding upon the ideas first proposed in his seminal book Cosmical Magnetic Fields, Eugene N. Parker here offers the first in-depth treatment of the magnetohydrodynamic theory of spontaneous magnetic discontinuities. In detailing his theory of the spontaneous formation of tangential discontinuities (current sheets) in a magnetic field embedded in... more...

  • The Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 91.95

    The Data Book of Astronomy is a one-stop reference for astronomers at all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced observers. Filled with data about the Earth, Moon, the planets, the stars, our Galaxy, and the myriad galaxies in deep space, it also reveals the latest scientific discoveries about black holes, quasars, and the origins of the... more...

  • The Physics of Interstellar Dustby Endrik Krugel

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 241.00

    Interstellar dust grains catalyse chemical reactions, absorb, scatter, polarise and re-radiate starlight and constitute the building blocks for the formation of planets. Understanding this interstellar component is therefore of primary importance in many areas of astronomy & astrophysics. For example, observers need to understand how dust effects light... more...

  • Planets to Cosmologyby Mario Livio; Stefano Casertano

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This 2006 book contains review papers covering HST's main achievements and future observations, for researchers and graduate students. more...

  • A Walk through the Heavensby Milton D. Heifetz; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 16.00

    Easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the night sky and their myths and legends. more...

  • The Multinational History of Strasbourg Astronomical Observatoryby André Heck

    Springer 2006; US$ 199.00

    Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory is quite an interesting place for historians: several changes of nationality between France and Germany, high-profile scientists having been based there, and so on. This volume offers historical facts and references on the first decades of the Observatory history. more...

  • Planet Formationby Hubert Klahr; Wolfgang Brandner

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    This 2006 book summarises understanding of planet formation processes, and addresses major open questions and research issues. more...

  • Interplanetary Magnetohydrodynamicsby L. F. Burlaga

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 264.99

    Data from spacecraft such as Pioneer, Vela and Voyager have revealed the interstellar medium to be a remarkable physical system, which has served as a laboratory for the study of turbulent, supersonic, ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows. The results of these studies provided confirmation of many theoretical models of the interstellar medium. more...