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Descriptive astronomy

  • Early Solar Physicsby A. J. Meadows; D. Ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Early Solar Physics reviews developments in solar physics, particularly the advent of solar spectroscopy and the discovery of relationships between the various layers of the solar atmosphere and between the different forms of solar activity. Topics covered include solar observations during 1843; chemical analysis of the solar atmosphere; the spectrum... more...

  • Moon Rocks and Mineralsby Alfred A. Levinson; S. Ross Taylor

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    Moon Rocks and Minerals compiles the important findings that have resulted from the first study of the Apollo 11 lunar rocks, including preliminary data on Apollo 12 lunar samples. The compiled study samples and proposals on the lunar rocks are categorized into four general categories- mineralogy and petrology, chemical and isotope analyses, physical... more...

  • Interacting Binary Starsby Jorge Sahade; Frank Bradshaw Wood; D. Ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 31.95

    Interacting Binary Stars deals with the development, ideas, and problems in the study of interacting binary stars. The book consolidates the information that is scattered over many publications and papers and gives an account of important discoveries with relevant historical background. Chapters are devoted to the presentation and discussion of the... 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$ 190.00

    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...