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  • Originsby Tom Yulsman

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 54.95

    With stunning regularity, the search for our cosmic roots has been yielding remarkable new discoveries about the universe and our place in it. In his compelling book, Origins: The Quest for Our Cosmic Roots, veteran science journalist Tom Yulsman chronicles the latest discoveries and describes in clear and engaging terms what they mean. From the interior... more...

  • The Physics of Interstellar Dustby Endrik Krugel

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 253.00

    Interstellar dust grains catalyse chemical reactions, absorb, scatter, polarise and re-radiate starlight and constitute the building blocks for the formation of planets. Understanding this interstellar component is therefore of primary importance in many areas of astronomy & astrophysics. For example, observers need to understand how dust effects light... more...

  • Current Issues in Cosmologyby Jean-Claude Pecker; Jayant Narlikar

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 62.00

    This book looks at both the strengths and weaknesses of the current big-bang model in explaining certain puzzling data. more...

  • Planet Formationby Hubert Klahr; Wolfgang Brandner

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 44.00

    This 2006 book summarises understanding of planet formation processes, and addresses major open questions and research issues. more...

  • Astronomically Speakingby C.C. Gaither; Alma E Cavazos-Gaither

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 87.95

    To understand the history, accomplishments, failures, and meanings of astronomy requires a knowledge of what has been said about astronomy by philosophers, novelists, playwrights, poets, scientists, and laymen. With this in mind, Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics serves as a guide to what has been said about... more...

  • The Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 94.95

    The Data Book of Astronomy is a one-stop reference for astronomers at all levels of experience, from beginners to experienced observers. Filled with data about the Earth, Moon, the planets, the stars, our Galaxy, and the myriad galaxies in deep space, it also reveals the latest scientific discoveries about black holes, quasars, and the origins of the... more...

  • From Eudoxus to Einsteinby C. M. Linton

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 86.00

    Describes development of theories of planetary motion, emphasizing interaction between progress in mathematics and astronomy. more...

  • Blowing Bubbles in the Cosmosby T. W. Hartquist; J. E. Dyson; D. P. Ruffle

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99

    Many astrophysical bodies produce winds, jets or explosions, which blow spectacular bubbles. From a nonmathematical, unifying perspective, based on the understanding of bubbles, the authors address many of the most exciting topics in modern astrophysics including supernovae, the production of structure in the Early Universe, the environments of supermassive... more...

  • Civilized Life in the Universeby George Basalla

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 26.99

    From Plutarch and Kepler to Stephen Hawkings and Carl Sagan, this book offers a fascinating history of scientific speculation about life in outer space. Basalla traces an unbroken but twisting chain of ideas passed from one scientist to the next, and from science to popular culture. He even examines the influence of popular culture on science--Sagan... more...

  • An Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometryby A. Labeyrie; S. G. Lipson; P. Nisenson

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00

    This book, first published in 2006, describes the theory and uses of interferometry for advanced students in physics, optics and astronomy. more...