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  • Astronomy Made Simpleby Kevin B. Phd Marvel

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.95

    See the skies in a whole new light. Take a tour of the universe, from our local solar system to the far reaches of deepest space. Astronomy Made Simple offers a complete introduction to this science, from its birth in ancient times to the different types of super-powerful telescopes scientists use today. It also includes detailed instructions on... more...

  • Building and Using Binoscopesby Norman Butler

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 34.99

    Provides easy to understand information and guidelines about the design and construction of binoscopes  Focusing on both homemade and commercial products, this book provides the reader with simple and straightforward information about the modelling and building of binoscopes. Binoscopes can be thought of as binoculars enlarged to the size of telescopes:... more...

  • Spectroscopic Instrumentationby Thomas Eversberg; Klaus Vollmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 99.00

    In order to analyze the light of cosmic objects, particularly at extremely great distances, spectroscopy is the workhorse of astronomy. In the era of very large telescopes, long-term investigations are mainly performed with small professional instruments. Today they can be done using self-designed spectrographs and highly efficient CCD cameras, without... more...

  • Very Massive Stars in the Local Universeby Jorick S Vink

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book presents the status of research on very massive stars in the Universe. While it has been claimed that stars with over 100 solar masses existed in the very early Universe, recent studies have also discussed the existence and deaths of stars up to 300 solar masses in the local Universe. This represents a paradigm shift for the stellar upper-mass... more...

  • Giants of Eclipse: The ? Aurigae Stars and Other Binary Systemsby Thomas B. Ake; Elizabeth Griffin

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    The zeta Aurigae stars are the rare but illustrious sub-group of binary stars that undergo the dramatic phenomenon of "chromospheric eclipse". This book provides detailed descriptions of the ten known systems, illustrates them richly with examples of new spectra, and places them in the context of stellar structure and evolution. Comprised of a large... more...

  • Gravitational Wave Astrophysicsby Carlos F. Sopuerta

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 259.00

    This book offers review chapters written by invited speakers of the 3rd Session of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics - Gravitational Waves Astrophysics. All chapters have been peer reviewed. The book goes beyond normal conference proceedings in that it provides a wide panorama of the astrophysics of gravitational waves and serves as a reference... more...

  • Solar Prominencesby Jean-Claude Vial; Oddbjorn Engvold

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This volume presents the latest research results on solar prominences, including new developments on e.g. chirality, fine structure, magnetism, diagnostic tools and relevant solar plasma physics. In 1875 solar prominences, as seen out of the solar limb, were described by P.A. Secchi in his book Le Soleil as "gigantic pink or peach-flower coloured... more...

  • Investigating the A-Type Stars Using Kepler Databy Simon J. Murphy

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 179.00

    Simon Murphy's thesis has significant impact on the wide use of the revolutionary Kepler Mission data, leading to a new understanding in stellar astrophysics. It first provides a deep characterisation and comparison of the Kepler long cadence and short cadence data, with particular insight into the Kepler reduction pipeline. It then brings together... more...

  • Astronomy 101by Carolyn Collins Petersen

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.95

    Explore the curiosities of our galaxy! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry... more...

  • Bad Astronomyby Philip C. Plait

    Wiley 2002; US$ 15.95

    Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip... more...