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  • 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...

  • Proust in der Konstellation der Moderne Proust dans la constellation des modernesby Sophie Bertho; Thomas Klinkert

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2013; US$ 47.49

    Der vorliegende Band situiert Prousts ?À la recherche du temps perdu?, dessen erster Band im November 1913 erschien, in der Konstellation der Moderne. Dabei werden einerseits die Beziehungen zum Symbolismus und zum russischen Roman des späten 19. Jahrhunderts untersucht, andererseits Parallelen und Unterschiede zu Prousts literarischen Zeitgenossen... 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...

  • 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...

  • Aristotle's "de Caelo" IIIby Theokritos Kouremenos

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 33.66

    <P>This is the first full-scale commentary on Aristotle's <I>de Caelo</I> III to appear in recent decades. <I>de Caelo</I> III can serve as a good introduction to Aristotle's physics and its character. In it he answers some very general questions about the elements of all material things except celestial objects: how many... more...

  • Chaotic Dynamicsby C. Mira

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1987; US$ 183.00

    Contents: Dynamical Systems and Recurrences. Generalities; Some Properties of One-Dimensional Recurrences (Maps); Myrberg's Results on the One-Dimensional Quadratic Recurrences. Their Consequences; The Box-Within-a-Box Bifurcations Structure and Its Consequences; Some Properties of Two-Dimensional Recurrences (Maps); Two-Dimensional Diffeomorphisms... more...

  • 2005by Jose Afonso; Nuno Santos; Andre Moitinho; Rui Agostinho

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 156.00

    This volume considers recent theoretical and observational developments in astronomy and astrophysics with contributions on solar system bodies, extrasolar planets, star formation, galaxy evolution and cosmology. A special section is dedicated to the history of astronomy including papers on the history of the Astronomical Observatory of Lisbon, time... more...

  • Astronomy and Astrophysicsby José P S Lemos; Ana M Mourão; Luís Teodoro; Roberto Ugoccioni

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 192.00

    This book discusses many of the recent theoretical and observational developments that have significant implications for astronomy and astrophysics. The main themes are (i) cosmology, (ii) gravitational wave astronomy and gravitational physics, (iii) stellar astrophysics, and (iv) active galactic nuclei and disk accretion. There are also contributions... 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...

  • The Origin Of The Universeby John D Barrow

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.00

    "There is no more profound, enduring or fascinating question in all of science than that of how time, space, and matter began. Now John Barrow, who has been at the cutting edge of research in this area" more...