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  • Geodesyby P. Vanícek; E.J. Krakiwsky

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 93.95

    Geodesy: The Concepts, Second Edition focuses on the processes, approaches, and methodologies employed in geodesy, including gravity field and motions of the earth and geodetic methodology. The book first underscores the history of geodesy, mathematics and geodesy, and geodesy and other disciplines. Discussions focus on algebra, geometry, statistics,... more...

  • Warum scheißen die Vögel auf Buddhas Kopf?by Harry Mi Sho Teske

    Komplett Media GmbH 2015; US$ 18.65

    Ein Universum entsteht aus dem Nichts und lädt ein zum Staunen. Der ewige Kreislauf aus Strukturbildung und kosmischen Katastrophen lässt faszinierende Objekte werden und vergehen. Sternengeburt und Sternentod reihen sich aneinander, bis hin zu einer wundersamen Metamorphose - der Selbstorganisation von toter Materie zu lebenden Organismen. Dieses... more...

  • The Astrophotography Manualby Chris Woodhouse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Capturing the serene beauty of planets, stars, and celestial bodies is both fine art and scientific discovery. Fascinating, challenging, and extremely rewarding, astrophotography is a?pursuit?that is greatly enhanced by gaining access to the type of detailed instruction this book offers, with charts, tables, over (number of TK) images, and real-life... more...

  • An Introduction to Modern Cosmologyby Andrew Liddle

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50

    An Introduction to Modern Cosmology Third Edition is an accessible account of modern cosmological ideas. The Big Bang Cosmology is explored, looking at its observational successes in explaining the expansion of the Universe, the existence and properties of the cosmic microwave background, and the origin of light elements in the universe. Properties... more...

  • Nuclear Physics of Starsby Christian Iliadis

    Wiley 2015; US$ 103.95

    Most elements are synthesized, or "cooked", by thermonuclear reactions in stars. The newly formed elements are released into the interstellar medium during a star's lifetime, and are subsequently incorporated into a new generation of stars, into the planets that form around the stars, and into the life forms that originate on the planets. Moreover,... more...

  • An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Pankaj Jain

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 79.95

    Introduction Overview Scales and Dimensions Night Sky Constellations Earth, Sun, and the Solar System Retrograde Motion of Planets Sidereal Time Astronomical Catalogs and Software Observations Electromagnetic Waves Electromagnetic Spectrum Telescopes Refractor Telescope Reflecting Telescope Observations at Visible... more...

  • Receptio Copernicanaby Stefan Kirschner; Andreas Kühne; Felix Schmeidler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 350.00

    This volume contains commentaries, annotations, and a German translation of the texts published in Volume VIII, 1 on the reception and dissemination of Copernican theory in the 16 th century. In addition to analyzing the works of Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514?1574) on heliocentric cosmology, it provides extensive interpretation of the... more...

  • Introduction to Cosmologyby Matts Roos

    Wiley 2015; US$ 70.50

    The Fourth Edition of Introduction to Cosmology provides a concise, authoritative study of cosmology at an introductory level. Starting from elementary principles and the early history of cosmology, the text carefully guides the student on to curved spacetimes, special and general relativity, gravitational lensing, the thermal history of the Universe,... more...

  • Black Holes: Thermodynamics, Information, and Firewallsby Robert B. Mann

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book reflects the resurgence of interest in the quantum properties of black holes, culminating most recently in controversial discussions about firewalls. On the thermodynamic side, it describes how new developments allowed the inclusion of pressure/volume terms in the first law, leading to a new understanding of black holes as chemical systems,... more...

  • Bauphysik kompaktby Dr.-Ing. Normen Langner; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus W. Liersch

    Beuth 2015; US$ 32.45

    Die Kenntnis bauphysikalischer Zusammenhänge ist unter dem Gesichtspunkt energiesparenden Bauens eine wesentliche Voraussetzung für die Planung, Ausführung und Instandsetzung von Gebäuden. "Bauphysik kompakt" stellt in übersichtlicher Form die wichtigsten Gesetzmäßigkeiten und Zusammenhänge des Wärme-, Feuchte- und Schallschutzes dar und... more...