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  • The Farthest Things in the Universeby Jay M. Pasachoff; Hyron Spinrad; Patrick Osmer; Edward S. Cheng

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 28.00

    This 1994 book examines the excitement and challenge of studying the most distant and powerful objects. more...

  • Geheimnisvoller Kosmosby ; Thomas hrke; Roland Wengenmayr

    Wiley 2012; US$ 25.50

    Strömten auf dem Mars einst gewaltige Flüsse? Wie beherrschen Dunkle Energie und Dunkle Materie die Entwicklung des Universums? Was ist ihre Natur? Welche Rolle spielen Schwarze Löcher bei der Entwicklung von Galaxien? Solche hochaktuellen Fragen versuchen Astrophysiker und Kosmologen in diesem Buch zu beantworten. Sachlich und kompetent... more...

  • Principles and Perspectives in Cosmochemistryby Aruna Goswami; B. Eswar Reddy

    Springer 2010; US$ 399.00

    A fundamental question in contemporary astrophysics is the origin of the elements. Cosmochemistry seeks to answer when, how and where the chemical elements arose. Quantitative answers to these fundamental questions require a multi-disciplinary approach involving stellar evolution, explosive nucleosynthesis and nuclear reactions in different astrophysical... more...

  • La fine dei cieli di cristalloby Roberto Buonanno

    Springer 2010; US$ 19.95

    Questo libro parla del rapporto fra Galileo e alcuni scienziati della sua epoca comunemente considerati come esponenti dello "schieramento avverso." l epoca in cui la visione del cosmo cambia radicalmente: la cultura europea non appare pi al centro della storia umana, la creazione dell uomo si sposta all indietro di una inimmaginabile quantit... more...

  • Observing and Measuring Visual Double Starsby R. W. Argyle

    Springer 2012; US$ 44.95

    The second edition of Observing and Measuring Visual Double Stars (2004) is the definitive book for those who are serious about this fascinating aspect of astronomy. It deals with equipment (you can start modestly with commercial or even home-made instruments), observing methods using binoculars upwards to advanced instrumentation and techniques, including... more...

  • In Search of William Gascoigneby David Sellers

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    William Gascoigne (c.1612-44) was the inventor of the telescopic sight and micrometer (instruments crucial to the advance of astronomy). His name is now known to historians of science around the world. For some considerable time after his tragic death at the age of 32 in the English Civil War, however, it seemed as if his achievements would be consigned... more...

  • Solar Historyby Claudio Vita-Finzi

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Beyond the four centuries of sunspot observation and the five decades during which artificial satellites have monitored the Sun - that is to say for 99.99999 per cent of the Sun's existence - our knowledge of solar history depends largely on analogy with kindred main sequence stars, on the outcome of various kinds of modelling, and on indirect... more...

  • Le Verrierby James Lequeux

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    Le Verrier was a superb scientist. His discovery of Neptune in 1846 made him the most famous astronomer of his time. He produced a complete theory of the motions of the planets which served as a basis for planetary ephemeris for a full century. Doing this, he discovered an anomaly in the motion of Mercury which later became the first proof of General... more...

  • Einführung in die moderne Kosmologieby Andrew Liddle; Sybille Otterstein

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    Dank sich stets verbessernder boden- und weltraumgestützter Teleskope stehen der Kosmologie inzwischen Daten zur Verfügung, die Rückschlüsse auf immer frühere Phasen des Universums und Vergleiche mit Modellvorstellungen erlauben. Daher gewinnt die Kosmologie in den Astronomiekursen der Universitäten beständig an Wichtigkeit.... more...

  • Astronomie und Astrophysikby Alfred Weigert; Heinrich J. Wendker; Lutz Wisotzki

    Wiley 2012; US$ 52.50

    Dieses Lehrbuch ist ein Grundkurs im besten Sinne: Beginnend mit den physikalischen und technischen Grundlagen, die für das Verständnis der weiteren astrophysikalischen Ausführungen benötigt werden, vermittelt es solides Wissen für die moderne Astrophysik, ist klar geschrieben, reich bebildert und auch in den mathematischen... more...