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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Planets to Cosmologyby Mario Livio; Stefano Casertano

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    This 2006 book contains review papers covering HST's main achievements and future observations, for researchers and graduate students. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 18.00

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

  • Star Clustersby B.W. Carney

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2001; US$ 98.00

    This text contains two surveys. One concerns knowledge of the relative and absolute ages of globular clusters and probes of the galaxy's chronology. The other is on globular cluster systems as subpopulations of one galaxy's stars. more...

  • Planet Formationby Hubert Klahr; Wolfgang Brandner

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    This 2006 book summarises understanding of planet formation processes, and addresses major open questions and research issues. more...

  • The Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 94.95

    The Data Book of Astronomy is a one-stop reference for astronomers at all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced observers. Filled with data about the Earth, Moon, the planets, the stars, our Galaxy, and the myriad galaxies in deep space, it also reveals the latest scientific discoveries about black holes, quasars, and the origins of the... more...

  • The Physics of Interstellar Dustby Endrik Krugel

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 253.00

    Interstellar dust grains catalyse chemical reactions, absorb, scatter, polarise and re-radiate starlight and constitute the building blocks for the formation of planets. Understanding this interstellar component is therefore of primary importance in many areas of astronomy & astrophysics. For example, observers need to understand how dust effects light... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 52.99

    Many astrophysical bodies produce winds, jets or explosions, which blow bubbles. From a nonmathematical perspective, based on the understanding of bubbles, this book addresses various topics in astrophysics including supernovae, the production of structure in the Early Universe, the environments of supermassive black holes and gamma-ray bursts. more...