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

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 18.00 US$ 14.76

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

  • The Planetary Scientist's Companionby Katharina Lodders; Bruce Jr. Fegley

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Scientists have collected a wealth of physical and chemical data for the Sun, planets, and small bodies in our solar system, but until now this information has been scattered throughout the technical literature. The Planetary Scientist's Companion solves this problem, providing for the first time a single, extensive reference for the interdisciplinary... more...

  • Blowing Bubbles in the Cosmosby T. W. Hartquist; J. E. Dyson; D. P. Ruffle

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Many astrophysical bodies produce winds, jets or explosions, which blow spectacular bubbles. From a nonmathematical, unifying perspective, based on the understanding of bubbles, the authors address many of the most exciting topics in modern astrophysics including supernovae, the production of structure in the Early Universe, the environments of supermassive... more...

  • Civilized Life in the Universeby George Basalla

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    From Plutarch and Kepler to Stephen Hawkings and Carl Sagan, this book offers a fascinating history of scientific speculation about life in outer space. Basalla traces an unbroken but twisting chain of ideas passed from one scientist to the next, and from science to popular culture. He even examines the influence of popular culture on science--Sagan... more...

  • Interplanetary Magnetohydrodynamicsby L. F. Burlaga

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 279.99 US$ 240.79

    Spacecraft such as the Pioneer, Vela, and Voyager have explored the interplanetary medium between the orbits of Mercury and Pluto. The insights derived from these missions have been successfully applied to magnetospheric, astro-solar, and cosmic ray physics. This book is an overview of these insights, using magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows as the... more...

  • The Dark Universeby Mario Livio

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 56.00 US$ 45.92

    Collection of review articles on all aspects of dark matter and theories of gravity. more...

  • The Geology of Marsby Mary Chapman

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    A 2007 reference on the geological evolution of Mars for students and researchers of planetary science. more...

  • Molecular Collisions in the Interstellar Mediumby David Flower

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 72.00 US$ 59.04

    A comprehensive second edition for researchers in the interstellar medium and physical chemists in collision theory, first published in 2007. more...

  • Solar System Updateby Philippe Blondel; John Mason

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 269.00

    This book, the first in a series of forthcoming volumes, consists of topical and timely reviews of a number of carefully selected topics in solar systemn science. Contributions, in form of up-to-date reviews, are mainly aimed at professional astronomers and planetary scientists wishing to inform themselves about progress in fields closely related to... more...

  • Deep Impact Mission: Looking Beneath the Surface of a Cometary Nucleusby C.T. Russell

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 249.00

    Deep Impact, or at least part of the flight system, is designed to crash into comet 9P/Tempel 1. This bold mission design enables cometary researchers to peer into the cometary nucleus, analyzing the excavated material with its imagers and spectrometers. The book describes the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload, and data products in... more...