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Descriptive astronomy

  • Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomyby Paul G. Abel

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 34.99

    This book details the methods and practices of visual amateur astronomy and explains how to produce an accurate scientific record of visual observations, using no more than a moderate size commercially made astronomical telescope. more...

  • Catalogue of Meteorites from South Americaby Rogelio Daniel Acevedo; Maximiliano C.L. Rocca; Víctor Manuel García

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 48.02

    The first Catalogue of Meteorites from South America includes new specimens never previously reported , while doubtful cases and pseudometeorites have been deliberately omitted. The falling of these objects is a random event, but the sites where old meteorites are found tend to be focused in certain areas, e.g. in the deflation surfaces in Chile?s... more...

  • Asteroseismologyby C. Aerts; J. Christensen-Dalsgaard; D. W. Kurtz

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 167.55

    This volume offers a practical guide to asteroseismology for graduate students and scientists involved with stellar astrophysics. It introduces asteroseismology and provides comprehensive coverage of fundamental theory, observations and techniques, in addition data analysis methods. more...

  • Databases & On-line Data in Astronomyby M.A Albrecht; D. Egret

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    Data archiving has, for many years, been the most disregarded aspect of all data systems. The increase in numbers of telescopes, both groundbased and space-borne, and the increase in efficiency of detectors have generated overwhelming amounts of data. Much of these data were and are not used on short timescales and (should) have been archived,... more...

  • Earth Surface Processesby Philip A. Allen

    Wiley 2009; US$ 142.95 US$ 123.89

    Earth Surface Processes is an introductory text for those studying the dynamics of fluid and sediment transport in the environments, in the context of both present-day patterns as well as the environmental changes decipherable in the geological record. The book is divided into two parts. The first deals with the global-scale aspects of the earth's... more...

  • Star Clusters and How to Observe Themby Mark Allison

    Springer London 2006; US$ 39.95

    ASTRONOMERS? OBSERVING GUIDES provide up-to-date information for amateur astronomers who want to know all about what it is they are observing. This is the basis of the first part of the book. The second part details observing techniques for practical astronomers, working with a range of different instruments. Star Clusters and How to Observe... more...

  • Trans-Neptunian Objects and Cometsby Kathrin Altwegg-von Burg; D. Jewitt; A. Morbidelli; Willy Benz; H. Rauer; Nicolas Thomas

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 111.70

    The study of the Solar system, particularly of its newly discovered outer parts, is one of the hottest topics in modern astrophysics with great potential for revealing fundamental clues about the origin of planets and even the emergence of life. The three lecturers of the 35th Saas-Fee Advanced Course, which have been updated and collected in this... more...

  • Solar and Interplanetary Disturbancesby S.K. Alurkar; A. Hewish

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1997; US$ 39.00 US$ 31.98

    Over the last three decades, a spate of solar wind observations have been made with sophisticated ground-based and space-borne instruments. Two highly successful space missions of the Skylab and the twin spacecraft Helios 1 and 2 have amassed an invaluable wealth of information on the large scale structure of the inner heliosphere, the solar and interplanetary... more...

  • Dark Energyby Luca Amendola; Shinji Tsujikawa

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

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

  • Scientific Detectors for Astronomyby P. Amico; James W. Beletic

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 499.00

    Dear Friends, It seems like it was only yesterday that we drove the last of you to the airport. The memories and the spirit of the Scientific Detectors for Astronomy Workshop (SDW2002) remain fresh and strong. For us, this was a very special event, a great gathering of what may be one of the friendliest and most cooperative technical communities on... more...