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  • The Rock From Marsby Kathy Sawyer

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 25.95

    In this riveting book, acclaimed journalist Kathy Sawyer reveals the deepest mysteries of space and some of the most disturbing truths on Earth. The Rock from Mars is the story of how two planets and the spheres of politics and science all collided at the end of the twentieth century. It began sixteen million years ago. An asteroid crashing into... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fundamentals Of Solar Astronomyby Arvind Bhatnagar; William Livingston

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 163.00

    There are several textbooks available on solar astronomy which deal with advanced astrophysical aspects of solar physics, and books which provide very elementary knowledge about the Sun. This book will help to bridge the gap. It aims to stimulate interest in solar astronomy, presenting at one place the basic methods and techniques used in the field,... more...

  • Dust In The Universeby K. S. Krishna Swamy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 163.00

    The study of dust in the universe is an exciting area in current astronomy. Dust formed during an earlier epoch could be different from that formed at a later time, but the nature and composition of dust is not presently understood in its entirety. The comprehensive study presented in this book provides a much needed critical analysis of different... more...

  • Mathematical instrumentation in fourteenth-century Egypt and Syriaby F. Charette

    BRILL 2003; US$ 247.00

    An illustrated Arabic treatise, with an English translation and detailed commentary, on the construction of over 100 various astronomical instruments, many of which are otherwise unknown to specialists. It was composed by Najm al-Din al-Misri, a rather shadowy figure, in Cairo around 1330 CE. 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...

  • Dark Matter in Astro- and Particle Physicsby Hans Volker Klapdor-Kleingrothaus; Richard Arnowitt

    Springer 2006; US$ 329.00

    The search for dark matter in the universe has established itself as one of the most exciting and central fields of astrophysics, particle physics and cosmology. The lectures and talks in this book emphasize the experimental and theoretical status and future perspectives, stressing in particular the interplay between astro and particle physics. 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...