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  • Comets and How to Observe Themby Richard Jr. Schmude

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 34.95

    This book gives a summary of our current knowledge of comets and describes how amateur astronomers can contribute. It contains many practical examples and details key observing techniques that can be used with commercially available modern observing equipment. more...

  • The Cosmic Cocktailby Katherine Freese

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    The ordinary atoms that make up the known universe?from our bodies and the air we breathe to the planets and stars?constitute only 5 percent of all matter and energy in the cosmos. The rest is known as dark matter and dark energy, because their precise identities are unknown. The Cosmic Cocktail is the inside story of the epic quest to solve one... more...

  • Countdown!by Sir Patrick Moore

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    <div>Examines the multfarious theories of how and when the world can end, from St Augustine to the Millennium Bug, via Nostradamus. This title investigates and dismisses the weird and wonderful predictions of sometimes imminent cataclysm, before turning to the science of what might really happen (a long, long time in the future, thankfully).</div> more...

  • Current Aspects of Exobiologyby G. Mamikunian; M. H. Briggs

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Current Aspects of Exobiology covers the philosophical aspects, scientific approach, and related research problems in exobiology. Most of the chapters are presented at the Current Research in Exobiology Symposium, held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on February 26-28, 1963. This book is composed of 10 chapters and begins with an overview of the... more...

  • Dark Energyby Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    Complete and comprehensive introduction for physics graduate students just entering the field, and an authoritative reference for researchers. more...

  • Dark Energyby Luca Amendola; Shinji Tsujikawa

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 52.00

    Introducing the theoretical ideas, observational methods and results, this textbook is a thorough introduction for graduate courses. more...

  • Dark Matterby Debasish Majumdar

    CRC Press 2014; US$ 89.95

    Dark Matter: An Introduction tackles the rather recent but fast-growing subject of astroparticle physics, encompassing three main areas of fundamental physics: cosmology, particle physics, and astrophysics. Accordingly, the book discusses symmetries, conservation laws, relativity, and cosmological parameters and measurements, as well as the astrophysical... more...

  • Dark Matter in the Universeby S. Bonometto; J. Primack; A. Provenzale

    IOS Press 1997; US$ 237.00

    Physics and astrophysics came to dark matter through many different routes, finally accepting it, but often with some distaste. It has been noticed that the existence of dark matter is yet another displacement of humans from the centre of the Universe: not only do our planet and our sun have no central position in the Universe, not only are humans... more...

  • 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...

  • Das Ende der Nachtby Thomas Posch; Franz Hölker; Thomas Uhlmann; Anja Freyhoff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Every city dweller is aware that we are seeing fewer stars at night due to the increasing amount of artificial lighting. But that is just the tip of the iceberg, as far as the loss of natural nocturnal darkness is concerned. Humans and animals worldwide are now suffering from the disrupted rhythm of day and night due to extreme lighting at night. In... more...