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Descriptive astronomy

  • Astronomie fr Dummiesby Stephen P. Maran

    Wiley 2015; US$ 17.50

    Einführung 17 Über dieses Buch 18 Konventionen in diesem Buch 18 Was Sie nicht lesen müssen 18 Törichte Annahmen über den Leser 19 Symbole, die in diesem Buch verwendet werden 19 Wie es weitergeht 20 Teil I Nach den Sternen greifen 21 Kapitel 1 Immer dem Licht nach: Die Kunst und Wissenschaft der Astronomie 23 Astronomie: Die... more...

  • Pulsating Starsby M?rcio Catelan; Horace A. Smith

    Wiley 2015; US$ 120.95

    This book surveys our understanding of stars which change in brightness because they pulsate. Pulsating variable stars are keys to distance scales inside and beyond the Milky Way galaxy. They test our understanding not only of stellar pulsation theory but also of stellar structure and evolution theory. Moreover, pulsating stars are important probes... 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...

  • Thermal Convection, Magnetic Field, and Differential Rotation in Solar-type Starsby Hideyuki Hotta

    Springer Japan 2015; US$ 129.00

    This thesis describes the studies on the solar interior where turbulent thermal convection plays an important role. The author solved, for the first time, one of the long-standing issues in solar physics, i.e., the maintenance mechanism of the solar differential rotation in the near-surface shear layer. The author attacked this problem with a newly... 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...

  • The Twenty-first Century in Spaceby Ben Evans

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 44.99

    This final entry in the History of Human Space Exploration mini-series by Ben Evans continues with an in-depth look at the latter part of the 20th century and the start of the new millennium. Picking up where Partnership in Space left off, the story commemorating the evolution of manned space exploration unfolds in further detail. More than fifty... more...

  • Ecology of Blue Straggler Starsby Henri M. J. Boffin; Giovanni Carraro; Giacomo Beccari

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 179.00

    The existence of blue straggler stars, which appear younger, hotter, and more massive than their siblings, is at odds with a simple picture of stellar evolution. Such stars should have exhausted their nuclear fuel and evolved long ago to become cooling white dwarfs. They are found to exist in globular clusters, open clusters, dwarf spheroidal galaxies... 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...