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  • Exploring Ancient Skiesby David H. Kelley; A.F. Aveni; Eugene F. Milone

    Springer New York 2005; US$ 243.39

    Exploring Ancient Skies uses modern science to examine ancient astronomy throughout the World, that is, to use the methods of archaeology and insights of modern astronomy explore how astronomy was practiced before the invention of the telescope. It thus reviews an enormous and growing body of literature on the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean,... more...

  • High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysicsby George A. Kyrala

    Springer Netherlands 2005; US$ 224.57

    During the past several years, research teams around the world have developed astrophysics-relevant utilizing high energy-density facilities such as intense lasers and z-pinches. Research is underway in many areas, such as compressible hydrodynamic mixing, strong shock phenomena, radiation flow, radiative shocks and jets, complex opacities, equations... more...

  • Deep Impact Mission: Looking Beneath the Surface of a Cometary Nucleusby C.T. Russell

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 224.57

    Deep Impact, or at least part of the flight system, is designed to crash into comet 9P/Tempel 1. This bold mission design enables cometary researchers to peer into the cometary nucleus, analyzing the excavated material with its imagers and spectrometers. The book describes the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload, and data products in... more...

  • The New Astronomy: Opening the Electromagnetic Window and Expanding our View of Planet Earthby Wayne Orchiston

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 224.57

    This is an unusual book, combining as it does papers on astrobiology, history of astronomy and sundials, but—after all—Woody Sullivan is an unusual man. In late 2003 I spent two fruitful and enjoyable months in the Astronomy Department at the University of Washington (UW) working on archival material accumulated over the decades by Woody, for a book... more...

  • Astrophysics Update 2by John Mason

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 189.11

    "Astrophysics Updates" is intended to serve the information needs of professional astronomers and postgraduate students about areas of astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology that are rich and active research spheres. Observational methods and the latest results of astronomical research are presented as well as their theoretical foundations and interrelations.... more...

  • Lunar and Planetary Webcam User's Guideby Martin Mobberley

    Springer London 2006; US$ 37.15

    This book de-mystifies the jargon of webcams and computer processing, and provides detailed hints and tips for imaging the Sun, Moon and planets with a webcam. It demonstrates how inexpensive technologies are revolutionizing imaging more...

  • Care of Astronomical Telescopes and Accessoriesby M. Barlow Pepin

    Springer London 2006; US$ 79.18

    Commercially-made astronomical telescopes are better and less expensive than ever before, and their optical and mechanical performance can be superb. When a good-quality telescope fails to perform as well as it might, the reason is quite probably that it needs a little care and attention! Here is a complete guide for anyone who wants to understand... more...

  • Digital Astrophotography: The State of the Artby David Ratledge

    Springer London 2006; US$ 37.15

    In the years since The Art and Science of CCD Astronomy was ?rst published, digital imaging has been transformed from what was, in reality, a minority int- est to mainstream. Not even the most committed of CCD devotees could have predicted the few years it would take for digital imaging to supplant ?lm. We all probably guessed that a new age was dawning,... more...

  • Astronomy with a Home Computerby Neale Monks

    Springer London 2006; US$ 31.83

    Here is a one-volume guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers! Today’s amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers. Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images. Planetarium software provides... more...

  • The Amateur Astronomerby Patrick Moore

    Springer London 2006; US$ 47.27

    any popular books upon astronomy have been written during the Mpast few years, but most of them cater either for the casual dabbler who is content to learn from the depths of his armchair or else for the serious amateur who already knows the main facts.What I have done, or tried to do, is to strike a happy mean. This book has been aimed at the needs... more...