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  • An Introduction to Radiative Transferby Annamaneni Peraiah

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 90.00

    This 2001 book presents the methodologies used by astrophysicists for solving the radiative transfer equation. more...

  • Our Universeby Alan Stern

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 51.00

    Leading astrophysicists give personal accounts of their work and desire to understand our Universe. more...

  • The Rock From Marsby Kathy Sawyer

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 25.95

    In this riveting book, acclaimed journalist Kathy Sawyer reveals the deepest mysteries of space and some of the most disturbing truths on Earth. The Rock from Mars is the story of how two planets and the spheres of politics and science all collided at the end of the twentieth century. It began sixteen million years ago. An asteroid crashing into... more...

  • Effects of space weather on technology infrastructureby Ioannis A. Daglis

    Springer 2004; US$ 169.00

    The highly variable conditions in the Earth-related space environment, including the Sun, the interplanetary medium and the coupled magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmosphere system, are collectively known as space weather. In the recent past we have experienced that space weather influences the performance and reliability of space- and ground-based technological... more...

  • 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...

  • Teaching and Learning Astronomyby Jay Pasachoff; John Percy

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 42.00

    This volume highlights astronomy in the curriculum, and addresses how the teaching and learning of astronomy can be improved worldwide. more...

  • Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fieldsby Eugene N. Parker

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 169.99

    Expanding upon the ideas first proposed in his seminal book Cosmical Magnetic Fields, Eugene N. Parker here offers the first in-depth treatment of the magnetohydrodynamic theory of spontaneous magnetic discontinuities. In detailing his theory of the spontaneous formation of tangential discontinuities (current sheets) in a magnetic field embedded in... more...

  • The Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 91.95

    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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 241.00

    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...

  • Planets to Cosmologyby Mario Livio; Stefano Casertano

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

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