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  • Making Beautiful Deep-sky Imagesby Greg Parker

    Springer 2007; US$ 34.95

    This book is based around the author??'s beautiful and sometimes awe-inspiring color images and mosaics of deep-sky objects. The images were used as the basis of a public exhibition held at the University of Southampton (Summer 2006), attended by the press, local radio and TV interviewers as well as the public. The book describes how similar images... more...

  • The Power of Optical / IR Interferometryby Andrea Richichi; Francoise Delplancke; Francesco Paresce; Alain Chelli

    Springer 2007; US$ 139.00

    New interferometers as the VLTI, the Keck-I and CHARA along with their sophisticated instrumentation have provided new levels of accuracy, spectral resolution and access to various spectral bands from the optical to the thermal infrared. Investigations are now enabled on a wealth of astrophysical sources with unprecedented levels of angular resolution... more...

  • The Search for Life Continuedby Barrie William Jones

    Springer 2008; US$ 29.95

    Examines, scientifically, the methods for detecting planets around other stars, the possibility that they might support life, and speculates as to what aliens might look like. more...

  • Strategies of Life Detectionby O. Botta; J.L. Bada; J. Gomez-Elvira; E. Javaux; F. Selsis; R. Summons

    Springer 2008; US$ 229.00

    The search for life outside the Earth has been one of the biggest quests of mankind. We have reached a level in technology that allows the first steps towards a scientific investigation. The aim of this workshop was to take an interdisciplinary look at the signatures that would be indicative for past or present life on another planet, to compare them... more...

  • Imaging planetario:: Guida all'uso della webcam (Le Stelle) (Italian Edition)by Martin Mobberley; A. Carbognani

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Le economiche webcam stanno rivoluzionando l?imaging astronomico amatoriale, fornendo un?alternativa conveniente ai CCD raffreddati, quanto meno per i soggetti pił luminosi. Le webcam, che costano solo poche decine di euro, sono in grado di realizzare riprese di pił alta risoluzione rispetto alle macchine fotografiche digitali grazie alla maggiore... more...

  • Donkere materieby Vincent Icke

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 10.50

    Icke gaat in op drie soorten onzichtbare wetenschap: de onzichtbaarheid van wetenschap in de maatschappij, waardoor men zelden beseft welke wetenschappelijke vondsten aan alledaagse zaken ten grondslag liggen; de onzichtbaarheid van de materie in het Heelal, waarnaar Icke onderzoek doet, en ten slotte de onzichtbaarheid van de wetenschappelijke theorie.... more...

  • Deep-Sky Video Astronomyby Steve Massey; Steven Quirk

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    A guide to using modern integrating video cameras for deep-sky viewing and imaging with the kinds of modest telescopes available commercially to amateur astronomers. It includes an introduction and a brief history of the technology and camera types. It examines the pros and cons of this unrefrigerated yet highly efficient technology. more...

  • Topological Strings and Quantum Curvesby Lotte Hollands

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    This thesis presents several new insights on the interface between mathematics and theoretical physics, with a central role for Riemann surfaces. more...

  • Reviews in Modern Astronomyby Siegfried Roser

    Wiley 2006; US$ 265.00

    Volume 18 continues the Reviews in Modern Astronomy with twelve invited reviews and highlight contributions which were presented during the International Scientific Conference of the Astronomical Society on the topic "From Cosmological Structures to the Milky Way", held in Prague, Czech Republic, September 20 to 25, 2004. The contributions to the meeting... 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...