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  • Advances In Astronomyby J M T Thompson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 191.00

    In this highly accessible book, leading scientists from around the world give a general overview of research advances in their subject areas within the field of Astronomy. They describe some of their own cutting-edge research and give their visions of the future. Re-written in a popular and well-illustrated style, the articles are mainly derived from... more...

  • New Cosmology, The - Proceedings Of The 16th International Physics Summer School, Canberraby Matthews Colless

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 153.00

    This volume presents a comprehensive introduction to modern cosmology from an astrophysical viewpoint. Key features of the book are: breadth of topics covered, from quantum cosmology to recent observational advances; up-to-the-minute inclusion of many recent results, e.g. from the WMAP satellite; the level of the work, suited to both students and professionals... more...

  • Non-accelerator Astroparticle Physics - Proceedings Of The 7th Schoolby R. A. Carrigan; G Giacomelli

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 178.00

    This comprehensive volume of articles from the seventh school on non-accelerator astroparticle physics presents a timely coverage of this interesting and rapidly expanding subject. The contributions enlarge and complement the earlier volumes prepared for the fourth, fifth and sixth schools. An informative, pedagogical approach has been maintained so... more...

  • Stardust From Meteoritesby Maria Lugaro

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 66.00

    The study of presolar meteoritic grains is a new inter-disciplinary field that brings together topics from nuclear physics to astronomy and chemistry. Traditionally, most of the information about the cosmos has been gathered by observing light through telescopes. However, with the recent discovery that some dust grains extracted from primitive meteorites... more...

  • Quantum Analogues: From Phase Transitions to Black Holes and Cosmologyby William Unruh; Ralf Schützhold

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 87.09

    Recently, analogies between laboratory physics (e.g. quantum optics and condensed matter) and gravitational/cosmological phenomena such as black holes have attracted an increasing interest. Especially in view of the tremendous progress of the experimental capabilities (e.g. regarding superfluids such as liquid Helium or gaseous Bose-Einstein condensates),... more...

  • Diffuse Matter from Star Forming Regions to Active Galaxiesby T.W. Hartquist; J. M. Pittard; S.A.E.G. Falle

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 206.85

    John Dyson has contributed to the study of the hydrodynamic processes that govern a wide variety of astrophysical sources which he has helped explain. In this volume dedicated to him, introductory reviews to a number of the key processes and to the sources themselves are given by leading experts. The mechanisms in which the multi-component natures... more...

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

    Springer New York 2005; US$ 224.18

    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...

  • Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomyby Richard A. Matzner

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 94.95

    The Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy provides a lexicon of terminology covering fields such as astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, relativity, geophysics, meteorology, Newtonian physics, and oceanography. Authors and editors often assume - incorrectly - that readers are familiar with all the terms in professional literature. With... more...

  • High Energy Density Laboratory Astrophysicsby George A. Kyrala

    Springer Netherlands 2005; US$ 206.85

    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$ 206.85

    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...