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  • The Chemical Cosmosby Steve Miller

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    If you have ever wondered how we get from the awesome impersonality of the Big Bang universe to the point where living creatures can start to form, and evolve into beings like you, your friends and your family, wonder no more. Steve Miller provides us with a tour through the chemical evolution of the universe, from the formation of the first molecules... more...

  • Matter, Dark Matter, and Anti-Matterby Alain Mazure; Vincent Le Brun

    Springer 2011; US$ 34.95

    For over ten years, the dark side of the universe has been headline news. Detailed studies of the rotation of spiral galaxies, and 'mirages' created by clusters of galaxies bending the light from very remote objects, have convinced astronomers of the presence of large quantities of dark (unseen) matter in the cosmos. The most striking fact... more...

  • 3,000 Deep-Sky Objectsby Ted Aranda

    Springer 2011; US$ 44.95

    This title is a comprehensive set of visual descriptions of deep-sky objects visible from the northern hemisphere. It is a record of the most extensive and systematic visual survey of the sky ever done in modern times. 3,000 deep-sky objects are listed with short descriptions of the visual appearance in the author's powerful binocular telescope.... more...

  • How Likely is Extraterrestrial Life?by J. Woods Halley

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    What does existing scientific knowledge about physics, chemistry, meteorology and biology tell us about the likelihood of extraterrestrial life and civilizations? And what does the fact that there is currently no credible scientific evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial biospheres or civilizations teach us? This book reviews the various scientific... more...

  • Our Explosive Sunby Pal Brekke

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    The Sun, which is our own star at the center of the Solar System, gives rise to all life on Earth and is the driver of photosynthesis in plants and the source of all food and energy for living things. As seen with the naked eye, the Sun appears as a static and quiet yellow disk in the sky. However, it is a stormy and ever-changing star that contributes... more...

  • Hot Interstellar Matter in Elliptical Galaxiesby Dong-Woo Kim; Silvia Pellegrini

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    Based on a number of new discoveries resulting from 10 years of Chandra and XMM-Newton observations and corresponding theoretical works, this is the first book to address significant progress in the research of the "Hot Interstellar Matter in Elliptical Galaxies". A fundamental understanding of the physical properties of the hot ISM in elliptical... more...

  • The Casual Sky Observer's Guideby Rony De Laet

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    "The Casual Sky Observer's Pocket Guide" offers an observing program for occasional amateur observers looking for some quick, fun astronomy adventures under the stars. In the real world, where time for observing is limited, the weather is seldom perfect, and expensive equipment is not an option, amateur astronomy may not be seen as a... more...

  • Celestial Delightsby Francis Reddy

    Springer 2011; US$ 44.95

    Celestial Delights is essentially a 'TV Guide' for teh sky. This will be its third edition. This title, which has aggregated sales of about 20,000 copies to date in its two previous editions and has found a niche with skygazers, is much awaited. Through extensive graphics integrated with an eight-year-long calendar of sky events, it provides... more...

  • Fundamental Questions of Practical Cosmologyby Yurij Baryshev; Pekka Teerikorpi

    Springer 2011; US$ 169.00

    This book guides readers (astronomers, physicists, and university students) through central questions of Practical Cosmology, a term used by the late Allan Sandage to denote the modern scientific endeavor to find the cosmological model best describing the universe of galaxies, its geometry, size, age, and matter composition. The authors draw on their... more...

  • Astronomy For Dummiesby Stephen P. Maran

    Wiley 2012; US$ 22.99

    The fun and easy way to explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow... more...