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  • Accretion Processes in Star Formationby Lee Hartmann

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 84.00 US$ 68.88

    A complete account of the underlying physical processes of accretion for graduate students and researchers. more...

  • The Southern Sky Guideby David Ellyard; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    A comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to the brilliant and ever-changing sights of the southern sky by night. more...

  • Helioseismology, Asteroseismology, and MHD Connectionsby Laurent Gizon; Paul S. Cally; John Leibacher

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 216.66

    This collection of papers offers a timely snapshot of helio- and asteroseismology in the era when SOHO/MDI instrument is about to be replaced by SDO/HMI and when the CoRoT space mission is yielding its first long-duration light curves of thousands of stars. more...

  • The Sun and How to Observe Itby Jamey L. Jenkins

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.22

    This is a completely up-to-date solar observing book, which, while providing the science background necessary for an understanding of the observations with the latest equipment, also features the most complete solar observing and imaging guide available. more...

  • Make Time for the Starsby Antony Cooke

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.22

    Many amateur astronomers are short of time and this book showcases a wide array of quickly performed astronomical projects. It includes various novel or new approaches to observing, and there are practical tips for maximizing time at the telescope. more...

  • Astronomical Cybersketchingby Peter Grego

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.22

    This unique book has become necessary because of advances in computer technology. It outlines the techniques involved in "cybersketching", or making observational astronomical sketches and detailed ?scientific? drawings using modern digital equipment. more...

  • Grundlagen der Ephemeridenrechnungby Oliver Montenbruck

    Spektrum Akademischer Verlag 2009; US$ 21.03

    (Autor)Oliver Montenbruck(Titel)Grundlagen der Ephemeridenrechnung(copy)Wer die Positionen, Helligkeiten, Beleuchtungsphasen und die räumliche Orientierung der Körper unseres Sonnensystems selbst berechnen möchte, findet in diesem Buch eine nützliche Sammlung anwendungsbezogener Formeln. Zusätzlich sind hier alle für die Beobachtung wichtigen Koordinationssysteme... more...

  • Solar Astrophysicsby Peter V. Foukal

    Wiley 2008; US$ 200.00 US$ 173.33

    This revised edition of Solar Astrophysics describes our current understanding of the sun - from its deepest interior, via the layers of the directly observable atmosphere to the solar wind, right out to its farthest extension into interstellar space. It includes a comprehensive account of the history of solar astrophysics, along with an overview of... more...

  • Guide to the Universe: Inner Planetsby Jennifer Grier; Andrew Rivkin

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 72.00

    This volume in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series covers the inner planets?Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Thematic chapters discuss all of the many areas of astronomical research surrounding each subject, providing readers with the most up-to-date understanding of current knowledge and the ways in which it has been obtained. Like all... more...

  • Dark Energyby Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 41.00 US$ 33.62

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