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Descriptive astronomy

  • Solar Dynamics and Magnetism from the Interior to the Atmosphereby

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 179.00

    Discusses recent advances and new problems in the exploration of the Sun's interior structure, solar dynamics and dynamo, mechanisms of sunspot and active regions formation, sources of solar irradiance variations and links between the subsurface dynamics, flaring and CME activity Develops a synergy of investigations of the solar interior by helioseismology,... more...

  • The STEREO Missionby

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 279.00

    Only collection of papers describing the mission and its instruments No comparable set of measurements of the Sun and Solar wind exist Only mission to attempt systematic comparisons of photospheric observations and ensuing events at 1 AU more...

  • Clusters of Galaxies: Beyond the Thermal Viewby

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 209.00

    This book presents a review on the physics of clusters of galaxies beyond the standard thermal view. The book first gives a general introduction to clusters of galaxies. It discusses the properties of the hot, virialised gas in these clusters. But the main focus is on what is beyond this thermal gas: the surrounding warm-hot intergalactic medium, non-thermal... more...

  • Handbook of Practical Astronomyby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 109.00

    Based on Roth?s celebrated German language handbook for amateur astronomers, which first appeared over 40 years ago, this book is unique in giving the practical astronomer the most comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed single guide to the subject available. more...

  • Moonby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 279.00

    Rising from the proposition that human development will require exploiting the natural resources of the Moon, this book investigates the potential and limitations of various systems for supplying manned Lunar bases with energy and other vital resources. more...

  • Energy Storage and Release through the Solar Activity Cycleby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 129.00

    Provides an overview of recent research results in observational and theoretical solar radio physics Focuses on solar eruptions, quiet Sun emission and fundamental radio physics more...

  • Dark Matter in Astro- and Particle Physicsby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 99.00

    The Fourth HEIDELBERG International Conference on Dark Matter in Astro­ and Particle Physics, DARK2002, was held in Cape Town, South Africa, in the period 4-9 February 2002. This majestic natural area was the site of the first conference of this series (hosted since 1996 in Heidelberg) to be held outside of Germany. Dark Matter has become one of the... more...

  • Asteroidsby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book investigates the prospective energy and material resources that could be gathered from asteroids and brought back to earth. It presents past and future technologies and solutions to old problems that could soon become reality. more...

  • Alien Seasby

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 29.99

    Offers a unique approach to understanding the nature of the surfaces of the planets and moons in our Solar System Includes original artwork by Carroll depicting alien seas as well as the latest ground-based and spacecraft images Discusses the facts and issues concerning the search for active biology on other worlds more...

  • Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Societyby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 219.00

    In 1908 an atmospheric explosion in northern Siberia released energy equivalent to 15 Mton of TNT. Can a comparable or larger NEO affect us again? When the next NEO strikes Earth will it be large enough to destroy a city? Will the climate change significantly? Can archaeology and anthropology provide insights into the expected cultural responses with... more...