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  • The Dark Universeby Mario Livio

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 56.00

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

  • Molecular Collisions in the Interstellar Mediumby David Flower

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 72.00

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

  • The Geology of Marsby Mary Chapman

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 80.00

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

  • Stardust From Meteoritesby Maria Lugaro

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 107.00

    The study of presolar meteoritic grains is a new inter-disciplinary field that brings together topics from nuclear physics to astronomy and chemistry. Traditionally, most of the information about the cosmos has been gathered by observing light through telescopes. However, with the recent discovery that some dust grains extracted from primitive meteorites... more...

  • Deep Impact Mission: Looking Beneath the Surface of a Cometary Nucleusby Christopher Russell

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 239.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Physics of Star Formation in Galaxiesby F. Palla; H. Zinnecker

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 104.00

    Begining with a historical introduction, "Star Formation: The Early History", this text then presents two long articles on "Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution of Stars and Young Clusters" and "Observations of Young Stellar Objects". more...

  • Diffuse Matter from Star Forming Regions to Active Galaxiesby T.W. Hartquist; J. M. Pittard; S.A.E.G. Falle

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 269.00

    John Dyson has contributed to the study of the hydrodynamic processes that govern a wide variety of astrophysical sources which he has helped explain. In this volume dedicated to him, introductory reviews to a number of the key processes and to the sources themselves are given by leading experts. The mechanisms in which the multi-component natures... more...

  • Care of Astronomical Telescopes and Accessoriesby M. Barlow Pepin

    Springer London 2006; US$ 69.95

    Commercially-made astronomical telescopes are better and less expensive than ever before, and their optical and mechanical performance can be superb. When a good-quality telescope fails to perform as well as it might, the reason is quite probably that it needs a little care and attention! Here is a complete guide for anyone who wants to understand... more...

  • Astronomy with a Home Computerby Neale Monks

    Springer London 2006; US$ 49.95

    Here is a one-volume guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers! Today?s amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers. Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images. Planetarium software provides... more...