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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mathematical instrumentation in fourteenth-century Egypt and Syriaby F. Charette

    BRILL 2003; US$ 247.00

    An illustrated Arabic treatise, with an English translation and detailed commentary, on the construction of over 100 various astronomical instruments, many of which are otherwise unknown to specialists. It was composed by Najm al-Din al-Misri, a rather shadowy figure, in Cairo around 1330 CE. 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...

  • 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...

  • Planet Formationby Hubert Klahr; Wolfgang Brandner

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 16.00

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