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Descriptive astronomy

  • The Knowledge: Stargazingby Maggie Aderin-Pocock

    Quadrille Publishing Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Unfold the stories of the stars, as well as the earth, moon, solar system, asteroids, eclipses, galaxies and mysteries of the universe... Gain knowledge of the sky with Maggie Aderin-Pocock. more...

  • Moonstruck: How lunar cycles affect lifeby Ernest Naylor

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Throughout history, the influence of the full Moon on humans and animals has featured in folklore and myths. Yet it has become increasingly apparent that many organisms really are influenced indirectly, and in some cases directly, by the lunar cycle. Breeding behaviour among some marine animals has been demonstrated to be controlled by internal circalunar... more...

  • The Sun's Influence on Climateby Joanna D. Haigh; Peter Cargill

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The Earth?s climate system depends entirely on the Sun for its energy. Solar radiation warms the atmosphere and is fundamental to atmospheric composition, while the distribution of solar heating across the planet produces global wind patterns and contributes to the formation of clouds, storms, and rainfall. The Sun?s Influence on Climate provides... more...

  • Shooting the Moonby Brian Willems

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    The first book to examine the multiple and contradictory strategies for putting the moon on film. more...

  • Warum scheißen die Vögel auf Buddhas Kopf?by Harry Mi Sho Teske

    Komplett Media GmbH 2015; US$ 18.65

    Ein Universum entsteht aus dem Nichts und lädt ein zum Staunen. Der ewige Kreislauf aus Strukturbildung und kosmischen Katastrophen lässt faszinierende Objekte werden und vergehen. Sternengeburt und Sternentod reihen sich aneinander, bis hin zu einer wundersamen Metamorphose - der Selbstorganisation von toter Materie zu lebenden Organismen. Dieses... more...

  • Bauphysik kompaktby Dr.-Ing. Normen Langner; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus W. Liersch

    Beuth 2015; US$ 32.45

    Die Kenntnis bauphysikalischer Zusammenhänge ist unter dem Gesichtspunkt energiesparenden Bauens eine wesentliche Voraussetzung für die Planung, Ausführung und Instandsetzung von Gebäuden. "Bauphysik kompakt" stellt in übersichtlicher Form die wichtigsten Gesetzmäßigkeiten und Zusammenhänge des Wärme-, Feuchte- und Schallschutzes dar und... more...

  • Physics of Magnetic Flux Tubesby Margarita Ryutova

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 179.00

    This book is the first account of the physics of magnetic flux tubes from their fundamental properties to collective phenomena in an ensembles of flux tubes. The physics of magnetic flux tubes is absolutely vital for understanding fundamental physical processes in the solar atmosphere shaped and governed by magnetic fields. High-resolution and high... more...

  • Pulsating Starsby Márcio 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...