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Descriptive astronomy

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceresby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 229.00

    The only book that presents data and information from Dawn, the first mission to orbit a main belt asteroid Details the mapping of the surfaces of 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres, as well as data on its mineralogy and elemental compositions Describes the instruments that were used on the mission and the way it relates to the study of asteroids and solar system... more...

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

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    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 Atacama... more...

  • Asteroseismologyby C. Aerts

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    A guide for graduate students and scientists working in stellar astrophysics. It provides a general introduction to asteroseismology, and comprehensive coverage of its various aspects: fundamental theory, observations and observational techniques, and methodology of data analysis. more...

  • How does the Galaxy Work?by Emilio J. Alfaro

    Springer 2004; US$ 359.00

    This volume presents a multi-disciplinary approach to the physical mechanisms which structure the shape, evolution and fate of the Galaxy. It contains 4 panel sessions (the recording transcripts of the galactic 'tertulias'), an introductory historical overview on the Galaxy research, 17 reviews, and the proceedings of more than 50 oral and poster contributions. ... more...

  • Star Clusters and How to Observe Themby Mark Alison

    Springer 2006; US$ 39.95

    Contains information on using refractors, reflectors, and range of computer-controlled SCT telescopes. This work features a list of suitable clusters to observe according to the instruments available, from binoculars to large-aperture telescopes. more...

  • Earth Surface Processesby Philip A. Allen

    Wiley 2009; US$ 137.95

    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...