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  • The Accidental Universeby Alan Lightman

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 13.11

    In The Accidental Universe , physicist and novelist Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by discoveries in science, focusing most intently on the human condition and the needs of humankind. Here, in a collection of exhilarating essays, Lightman shows us our own universe from a series of fascinating and diverse... more...

  • Moondustby Andrew Smith

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2006; US$ 11.99

    In 1999, Andrew Smith was interviewing Charlie Duke, astronaut and moon walker, for the Sunday Times . During the course of the interview, which took place at Duke's Texan home, the telephone rang and Charlie left the room to answer it. When he returned, some twenty minutes later, he seemed visibly upset. It seemed that he'd just heard that, the... more...

  • Complex Space Source Theory of Spatially Localized Electromagnetic Wavesby S.R. Seshadri

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1753; US$ 85.00

    The author highlights that there is a need obtain exact full-wave solutions that reduce to the paraxial beams in the appropriate limit. Complex Space Source Theory of Spatially Localized Electromagnetic Waves treats the exact full-wave generalizations of all the basic types of paraxial beam solutions. These are developed by the use of Fourier and Bessel... more...

  • Opacityby Walter F. Huebner; W David Barfield

    Springer 2014; US$ 229.00

    The interaction of radiation with matter is a fundamental process in the universe; in particular, the absorption and scattering of radiation by matter (the opacity) govern the formation, evolution, and structure of stars and planets. But opacity is also important in many terrestrial applications in which radiation is the dominant means of energy transfer,... more...

  • Symmetries and Dynamics of Star Clustersby Jaroslav Haas

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    In this PhD thesis, which was nominated for publication in this series by the Astronomical Institute at Charles University, Prague, the author investigates the orbital evolution of an initially thin stellar disc around a supermassive black hole, considering various perturbative sources of gravity. His findings, obtained by both direct numerical N-body... more...

  • Lonely Planetsby David Grinspoon

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    It's been nearly four decades since Carl Sagan first addressed the general public from a scientist's perspective, confronting the possibility of extraterrestrial life. We've learned a lot in those years, and planetary scientist David Grinspoon is well prepared to explore this field with a new generation of readers. In Lonely Planets , Grinspoon investigates... more...

  • Topological Strings and Quantum Curvesby Lotte Hollands

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    This thesis presents several new insights on the interface between mathematics and theoretical physics, with a central role for Riemann surfaces. more...

  • Donkere materieby Vincent Icke

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50

    Icke gaat in op drie soorten onzichtbare wetenschap: de onzichtbaarheid van wetenschap in de maatschappij, waardoor men zelden beseft welke wetenschappelijke vondsten aan alledaagse zaken ten grondslag liggen; de onzichtbaarheid van de materie in het Heelal, waarnaar Icke onderzoek doet, en ten slotte de onzichtbaarheid van de wetenschappelijke theorie.... more...

  • Solares Bauenby Christian Schittich

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 88.95

    Schon in naher Zukunft wird energieeffizientes Bauen nicht mehr die Ausnahme, sondern die Regel sein. Ob schaltbare Verglasungen, multifunktionale Fassadenoberflächen oder organische Solarzellen - sowohl im Bereich der Solarthermie und Photovoltaik als auch bei der Heizungs-, Lüftungs- und Klimatechnik gibt es wichtige Neuerungen, die im Zeichen nachhaltigen... more...

  • Die Suche nach der zweiten Erdeby Erhard Oeser

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 26.85

    Die Frage, ob es draußen im weiten Weltall wohl eine ?Zweite Erde? geben könnte, die unserer ähnelt und vielleicht sogar Bewohner beherbergt, hat die Menschheit von alters her umgetrieben. Beispielsweise glaubten griechische Philosophen der Antike an eine Bewohnbarkeit des Mondes ? eine Vorstellung, die auch Jahrhunderte später noch aktuell war, wie... more...