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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Reviews in Modern Astronomyby Siegfried Roser

    Wiley 2008; US$ 235.00

    This 20th volume in the series contains 16 invited reviews and highlight contributions presented during the 2007 International Scientific Conference of the German Astronomical Society on the topic of "Cosmic Matter", held in W?rzburg, Germany. The papers published here discuss a wide range of hot topics, including cosmology, high-energy astrophysics,... more...

  • Eyewitness Companions: Astronomyby Ian Ridpath

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 20.00

    From origins of the universe to exploration of outer galaxies, this is the essential handbook for the amateur astronomer. Now is your chance to trace the history of astronomy, from the earliest human civilizations to the present day. Tour the Solar System, using a unique visual guide illustrated with the most recent images of the planets. This definitive... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Universeby Robin Kerrod

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 16.99

    Discover the incredible secrets of the Universe, from its furthest galaxies to our own solar system. With over 50 million copies sold in88 countries and in 36 languages, Eyewitness Books are truly the ultimate visual information encyclopedias for the 21st Century. Carrying on the tradition of integrating words and pictures, new titles in the Eyewitness... more...

  • Handbook of CCD Astronomyby Steve B. Howell

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    New updated edition of popular handbook; a concise and accessible reference on all practical aspects. more...

  • The 4-Percent Universeby Richard Panek

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 12.99

    It is one of the most disturbing aspects of our universe: only four per cent of it consists of the matter that makes up every star, planet, and every book. The rest is completely unknown. Acclaimed science writer Richard Panek tells the story of the handful of scientists who have spent the past few decades on a quest to unlock the secrets of “dark... more...

  • Sterne und Weltraumby Wilhelm Raith

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 1,792.00

    Die erweiterte und komplett überarbeitete 2. Auflage ist ein modernes Lehrbuch für Astrophysik-Vorlesungen. Der Bergmann-Schaefer-Reihe angemessen, stehen experimentelle Methoden und Messungen im Vordergrund; doch die Einbettung der Messergebnisse in die Theorie wird ebenfalls ausführlich dargestellt. Neu hinzugefügt wurden die Kapitel 1 "Grundlagen... more...