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Descriptive astronomy

  • Pulsating Starsby Márcio Catelan; Horace A. Smith

    Wiley 2015; US$ 120.95

    The most recent and comprehensive book on pulsating stars whichties the observations to our present understanding of stellarpulsation and evolution theory.  Written by experiencedresearchers and authors in the field, this book includes the latestobservational results and is valuable reading for astronomers,graduate students, nuclear physicists... more...

  • Eye Wonder: Earthby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Travel on an incredible journey through Eye Wonder: Earth. This book takes you from powerful volcanoes to beautiful waterfalls and everywhere in between. Discover the power and beauty of our planet through pictures and a visual approach, encouraging curiosity in young, school-age children. Learn about science, history, and the natural world through... more...

  • Dark Matterby Debasish Majumdar

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 89.95

    Dark Matter: An Introduction tackles the rather recent but fast-growing subject of astroparticle physics, encompassing three main areas of fundamental physics: cosmology, particle physics, and astrophysics. Accordingly, the book discusses symmetries, conservation laws, relativity, and cosmological parameters and measurements, as well as the astrophysical... more...

  • Planetary Geodesy and Remote Sensingby Shuanggen Jin

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    Although lunar exploration began in the 1960s, the moon and other planets have many long-standing, unanswered questions about planetary environments, origin, formation and evolution, magnetization of crustal rocks, internal structure, and possible life. However, with the recent development of planetary geodesy and remote sensing with higher spatial... more...

  • The Sun-Climate Connection Over the Last Millennium Facts and Questionsby Maxim Ogurtsov

    Bentham Science Publishers 2015; US$ 49.00

    This eBook presents fundamental information about the solar activity, space weather, terrestrial climates and their variations over an extended period of time. The eBook provides useful facts for researchers seeking information on climate and space research with respect to solar phenomena. more...

  • A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physicsby Jean-Louis Tassoul; Monique Tassoul

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of ideas about the sun and the stars, from antiquity to modern times. Two theoretical astrophysicists who have been active in the field since the early 1960s tell the story in fluent prose. About half of the book covers most of the theoretical research done from 1940 to the close of the twentieth... more...

  • The Twin Sister Planets Venus and Earthby Robert Malcuit

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book explains how it came to be that Venus and Earth, while very similar in chemical composition, zonation, size and heliocentric distance from the Sun, are very different in surface environmental conditions. It is argued here that these differences can be accounted for by planetoid capture processes and the subsequent evolution of the planet-satellite... more...

  • Lessons from the Local Groupby Kenneth Freeman; Bruce Elmegreen; David Block; Matthew Woolway

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 349.00

     Our understanding of galaxy formation comes mostly from two sources: sensitive observations at high angular resolution of the high-redshift Universe, where galaxies are observed to be forming, and detailed observations of individual stars and clouds in the Local Group, where telltale remnants from its formative time remain and similar processes operate... more...

  • Comets And Their Originby Uwe Meierhenrich

    Wiley 2014; US$ 175.00

    Divided into two parts, the first four chapters of Comets and their Origin refer to comets and their formation in general, describing cometary missions, comet remote observations, astrochemistry, artificial comets, and the chirality phenomenon. The second part covers the cometary ROSETTA mission, its launch, journey, scientific objectives, and instrumentations,... more...

  • Coronal Magnetometryby Steven Tomczyk; Jie Zhang; Timothy Bastian

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 129.00

    Captures advances being made in the field of coronal magnetism, from theory to observations and instrumentation. This volume is a collection of research articles on the subject of the solar corona, and particularly, coronal magnetism. The book was motivated by the Workshop on Coronal Magnetism: Connecting Models to Data and the Corona to the Earth,... more...