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  • Interstellar Gas Dynamicsby S.A. Kaplan; F.D. Kahn

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy, Volume 3, Interstellar Gas Dynamics focuses on the progress on research on the motion of gases in interstellar space and stellar atmospheres, including issues on cosmical gas dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics. The publication first offers information on the distribution, motion, and physical... more...

  • Introduction to the Mechanics of the Solar Systemby Rudolf Kurth

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Introduction to the Mechanics of the Solar System introduces the reader to the mechanics of the solar system and covers topics ranging from the periods of the planets to their flattening and its effects on the orbits of satellites. Kepler's three laws of planetary motion are also discussed, along with the law of gravity; the two-body problem; and perturbations... more...

  • Lives of the Planetsby Richard Corfield

    Basic Books 2007; US$ 16.99

    A grand overview of the dynamic and endlessly fascinating backyard of astronomy-our solar system more...

  • Lunar Science: A Post - Apollo Viewby Stuart Ross Taylor

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Lunar Science: A Post-Apollo View: Scientific Results and Insights from the Lunar Samples examines the scientific data and discoveries provided by the manned Apollo lunar missions as they are understood. The interpretative aspects of the study are given emphasis in order to present a coherent story of the evolution and origin of the moon based on the... more...

  • Merlin's Tour of the Universeby Neil De Grasse Tyson

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 19.00

    Merlin, a fictional visitor from the Andromeda Galaxy, Planet Omniscia, has been friends with many of the most important scientific figures of the past including Kepler, da Vinci, Magellan, Doppler, Einstein and Hubble. In this delightful tour of the galaxies, Merlin often recounts his conversations with these historical figures in his responses to... more...

  • On the Origin of Planetsby Michael Mark Woolfson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 37.00

    The book begins with a historical review of four major theories for the origin of the Solar System in particular, or of planets in general, which highlight the major problems that need to be solved by any plausible theory. In many theories, including that which form the major theme of this book, the formation of planets and stars is intimately linked,... more...

  • Past and Present Variability of the Solar-Terrestrial Systemby G. Cini Castagnoli; A. Provenzale

    IOS Press 1997; US$ 176.00

    The global climate of the Earth has significantly varied over the last millennia. On a regional scale, the climate has varied and does presently vary on many different time scales, leading to a continuously changing pattern of temperatures, humidity, precipitation, with important effects on the whole terrestrial biosphere. Physicist are interested... more...

  • Physics and Chemistry of the Solar Systemby John Lewis

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System focuses on planetary physics and chemistry. This book consists of 12 chapters. Chapters I to IV cover the general properties and environment of the planetary system. The solar system beyond Mars is elaborated in Chapters V to VIII, while the inner solar system is considered in Chapters XI to XII. In these... 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...

  • Physics of Solar System Plasmasby Thomas E. Cravens

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 104.00

    A comprehensive introduction to the ionised gases of the solar-terrestrial environment. more...