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  • Mathematical instrumentation in fourteenth-century Egypt and Syriaby F. Charette

    BRILL 2003; US$ 247.00

    An illustrated Arabic treatise, with an English translation and detailed commentary, on the construction of over 100 various astronomical instruments, many of which are otherwise unknown to specialists. It was composed by Najm al-Din al-Misri, a rather shadowy figure, in Cairo around 1330 CE. more...

  • Impact!by Gerrit L. Verschuur

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 26.00

    Most scientists now agree that some sixty-five million years ago, an immense comet slammed into the Yucatan, detonating a blast twenty million times more powerful than the largest hydrogen bomb, punching a hole ten miles deep in the earth. Trillions of tons of rock were vaporized and launched into the atmosphere. For a thousand miles in all directions,... more...

  • Fundamentals Of Solar Astronomyby Arvind Bhatnagar; William Livingston

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 163.00

    There are several textbooks available on solar astronomy which deal with advanced astrophysical aspects of solar physics, and books which provide very elementary knowledge about the Sun. This book will help to bridge the gap. It aims to stimulate interest in solar astronomy, presenting at one place the basic methods and techniques used in the field,... more...

  • Dust In The Universeby K. S. Krishna Swamy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 163.00

    The study of dust in the universe is an exciting area in current astronomy. Dust formed during an earlier epoch could be different from that formed at a later time, but the nature and composition of dust is not presently understood in its entirety. The comprehensive study presented in this book provides a much needed critical analysis of different... more...

  • A Walk through the Heavensby Milton D. Heifetz; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 18.00

    Easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the night sky and their myths and legends. more...

  • The Many Scales in the Universeby J.C. Toro Iniesta; Emilio Javier Alfaro; Javier Garcia Gorgas; E. Salvador-Solé; H. Butcher

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 219.00

    This book gathers the invited conferences presented at the Thirteenth Joint European and National Astronomical Meeting (JENAM) organized by the - ropean Astronomical Society (EAS) and the Spanish Astronomical Society (Sociedad Española de Astronomía, SEA) and hosted by the Instituto de - trofísica de Andalucía (IAA - CSIC). The event, held from September... more...

  • Plasma Astrophysicsby J.G. Kirk

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 1994; US$ 74.95

    This volume contains the lecture notes presented at the 24th Advanced Course of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy, held in March 1994 at Les Diablerets, Switzerland. The contributors focus on kinetic plasma physics, particle acceleration and magnetohydrodynamics. more...

  • Star Clustersby B.W. Carney

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2001; US$ 98.00

    This text contains two surveys. One concerns knowledge of the relative and absolute ages of globular clusters and probes of the galaxy's chronology. The other is on globular cluster systems as subpopulations of one galaxy's stars. more...

  • Current Issues in Cosmologyby Jean-Claude Pecker; Jayant Narlikar

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 60.00

    This 2006 book looks at both the strengths and weaknesses of the current big-bang model in explaining certain puzzling data. more...

  • Planet Formationby Hubert Klahr; Wolfgang Brandner

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    This 2006 book summarises understanding of planet formation processes, and addresses major open questions and research issues. more...