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  • Solar Dynamics and Magnetism from the Interior to the Atmosphereby Nagi N. Mansour; Alexander G. Kosovichev; Rudolf Komm; Dana Longcope

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    Discusses recent advances and new problems in the exploration of the Sun's interior structure, solar dynamics and dynamo, mechanisms of sunspot and active regions formation, sources of solar irradiance variations and links between the subsurface dynamics, flaring and CME activity. more...

  • Crowded Orbitsby James Clay Moltz

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Written for all readers, this expert analysis details the basics of space technology, diplomacy, commerce, exploration, and military applications from the mid-twentieth century to today. Space has become increasingly crowded since the end of the Cold War, and this book pays particular attention to the politics and economics of space and recent debates... more...

  • The Moon's Near Side Megabasin and Far Side Bulgeby Charles Byrne

    Springer 2014; US$ 49.95

    Since Luna and Lunar Orbiter photographed the far side of the Moon, the mysterious dichotomy between the face of the Moon as we see it from Earth and the side of the Moon that is hidden has puzzled lunar scientists. As we learned more from the Apollo sample return missions and later robotic satellites, the puzzle literally deepened, showing asymmetry... more...

  • Solar System Astrophysicsby Eugene F. Milone; William J.F. Wilson

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    The second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System provides a timely update of our knowledge of planetary atmospheres and of the bodies of the outer solar system and their analogs in other planetary systems. This volume begins with an expanded treatment of the physics, chemistry, and meteorology of the... more...

  • Lonely Planetsby David Grinspoon

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    It's been nearly four decades since Carl Sagan first addressed the general public from a scientist's perspective, confronting the possibility of extraterrestrial life. We've learned a lot in those years, and planetary scientist David Grinspoon is well prepared to explore this field with a new generation of readers. In Lonely Planets , Grinspoon investigates... more...

  • Hubbleby Oli Usher; Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Das Hubble Weltraumteleskop ist seit seinem Start im Jahr 1990 eines der bekanntesten, populärsten Wissenschaftsgeräte überhaupt geworden, nicht zuletzt durch die spektakulären Bilder u.a. in Printmedien. Dieses Werk enthält prachtvolle Bilder zu diversen Phänomenen des Kosmos, erklärt durch kurze, verständliche... more...

  • Solares Bauenby Christian Schittich

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 88.95

    Schon in naher Zukunft wird energieeffizientes Bauen nicht mehr die Ausnahme, sondern die Regel sein. Ob schaltbare Verglasungen, multifunktionale Fassadenoberflächen oder organische Solarzellen - sowohl im Bereich der Solarthermie und Photovoltaik als auch bei der Heizungs-, Lüftungs- und Klimatechnik gibt es wichtige Neuerungen, die im Zeichen nachhaltigen... more...

  • AMAZING SOLAR SYSTEM PROJECTSby Delano Lopez; Shawn Braley

    Nomad Press 2008; US$ 12.95

    Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the basic elements of the solar system with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Readers learn about the sun, the planets and their moons, meteors and comets, and the amazing tools that astronomers and astronauts have used to study the solar system... more...

  • Grab 'n' Go Astronomyby Neil English

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Like everyone else, most amateur astronomers live busy lives. After a long day or work or looking after young children, the last thing you want as an observer is to have to lug out a large telescope and spend an hour getting it ready before it can be used. Maybe you are going on vacation somewhere in the countryside where there are sure to be dark... more...

  • Die Suche nach der zweiten Erdeby Erhard Oeser

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 26.85

    Die Frage, ob es draußen im weiten Weltall wohl eine ?Zweite Erde? geben könnte, die unserer ähnelt und vielleicht sogar Bewohner beherbergt, hat die Menschheit von alters her umgetrieben. Beispielsweise glaubten griechische Philosophen der Antike an eine Bewohnbarkeit des Mondes ? eine Vorstellung, die auch Jahrhunderte später noch aktuell war, wie... more...