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  • Guide to the Universe: Inner Planetsby Jennifer Grier; Andrew Rivkin

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 72.00

    This volume in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series covers the inner planets?Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Thematic chapters discuss all of the many areas of astronomical research surrounding each subject, providing readers with the most up-to-date understanding of current knowledge and the ways in which it has been obtained. Like all... more...

  • The Impact of HST on European Astronomyby F. Duccio Macchetto

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 335.84

    The Hubble Space Telescope has facilitated major contributions to a wide range of topics in astronomy: The study of nearby planets The processes of star and planet formation The stellar and interstellar components of galaxies The discovery that most, if not all, galactic nuclei harbor a massive black hole that profoundly affects their evolution The... more...

  • An Introduction to Stellar Astrophysicsby Francis LeBlanc

    Wiley 2011; US$ 64.00 US$ 55.47

    An Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics aspires to provide the reader with an intermediate knowledge on stars whilst focusing mostly on the explanation of the functioning of stars by using basic physical concepts and observational results. The book is divided into seven chapters, featuring both core and optional content: Basic concepts Stellar... more...

  • Dark Energyby Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    Complete and comprehensive introduction for physics graduate students just entering the field, and an authoritative reference for researchers. more...

  • Dark Energyby Luca Amendola; Shinji Tsujikawa

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    Introducing the theoretical ideas, observational methods and results, this textbook is a thorough introduction for graduate courses. more...

  • Discover the Starsby Richard Berry

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    For everyone who has looked up at the stars on a clear night and longed to know more about them, here is the perfect introduction and guide to discovering the stars. Discover the Stars leads you on a tour of all the stars and constellations visible with the naked eye and introduces you to deep-sky objects that can be seen with binoculars or a simple... more...

  • 1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Dieby Michael E. Bakich

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 44.95

    This guide to the night sky's brightest and most fascinating objects features celestial bodies that are accessible to amateur astronomers using medium-sized telescopes. With its chronological target list, you can enjoy sky-watching on any night of your choice. more...

  • An Introduction to Star Formationby Derek Ward-Thompson; Anthony P. Whitworth

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.90

    Ideal for students and researchers alike, this advanced textbook provides a complete overview of star formation. more...

  • The Tungus Event, or The Great Siberian Meteoriteby John Engledew

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 21.95

    Something  exploded above Siberia in 1908 and no one is quite sure what ? or  why. What burned 830 square miles of forest and some 30 million trees on a fine summer's morning? This book combines a hard popular science approach and lively description of the "Tungus event", giving the reader the stories of... more...

  • Just Visiting This Planetby Neil de Grasse Tyson

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 19.00

    In a companion volume to Merlin's Tour of the Universe, here is a completely new collection of questions and answers about the cosmos for stargazers of all ages.  Whether waxing about Earth and its environs, the Sun and its stellar siblings, the world of light, physical laws, or galaxies near and far, Merlin--a fictional visitor from Planet Omniscia--is... more...