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  • How Big is Big and How Small is Smallby Timothy Paul Smith

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    This book is about how big is the universe and how small are quarks, and what are the sizes of dozens of things between these two extremes. It describes the sizes of atoms and planets, quarks and galaxies, cells and sequoias. It is a romp through forty-five orders of magnitude from the smallest sub-nuclear particles we have measured, to the edge of... more...

  • Proust in der Konstellation der Moderne Proust dans la constellation des modernesby Sophie Bertho; Thomas Klinkert

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2013; US$ 58.11

    Hauptbeschreibung Der vorliegende Band situiert Prousts "À la recherche du temps perdu", dessen erster Band im November 1913 erschien, in der Konstellation der Moderne. Dabei werden einerseits die Beziehungen zum Symbolismus und zum russischen Roman des späten 19. Jahrhunderts untersucht, andererseits Parallelen und Unterschiede zu Prousts literarischen... 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...

  • Sonnen-Katastropheby Lawrence E. Joseph

    Scorpio Verlag 2013; US$ 17.35

    Hauptbeschreibung UNSERE SONNE, UNSER SCHICKSAL! Ist die Sonne die treibende Kraft in der Geschichte der Menschheit? Müssen wir uns darauf gefasst machen, dass sie unsere Zukunft in entscheidender Weise bestimmt? Ja, sagt der Fachmann Lawrence E. Joseph, denn wir beenden uns inmitten eines massiven und außerordentlich langen Sonnensturms. Und fast... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    The second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar System provides new insights into the burgeoning field of planetary astronomy. As in the first edition, this volume begins with a rigorous treatment of coordinate frames, basic positional astronomy, and the celestial mechanics of two and restricted three body system... 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...

  • More Telescope Powerby Gregory L. Matloff

    Wiley 2002; US$ 12.95

    Discover the power of your telescope as you explore the vast reaches of the universe Want to explore Mars? Observe Jupiter's cloud bands? Visit a galaxy that's almost 2 million light years away? With More Telescope Power, you can do all of that and more! Under the guidance of experienced astronomer Gregory Matloff, you'll uncover the full potential... more...

  • Understanding the New Solar Systemby Editors of Scientific American

    Grand Central Publishing 2002; US$ 8.99

    This volume reveals the latest knowledge of the composition and nature of our solar family. Here you'll discover what lies beyond the orbit of Pluto, which solar body is the most volcanically active, and which solar system bodies have atmospheres and may harbour primitive life. more...