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  • 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...

  • Moondustby Andrew Smith

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The Apollo lunar missions of the 1960s and 1970s have been called the last optimistic acts of the twentieth century. Twelve astronauts made this greatest of all journeys and were indelibly marked by it, for better or for worse. Journalist Andrew Smith tracks down the nine surviving members of this elite group to find their answers to the question... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...