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  • A Comet of the Enlightenmentby Johan C.-E. StÚn

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The Finnish mathematician and astronomer Anders Johan Lexell (1740-1784) was a long-time close collaborator as well as the academic successor of Leonhard Euler at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. Lexell was initially invited by Euler from his native town of Abo (Turku) in Finland to Saint Petersburg to assist in the mathematical... more...

  • Determination of Atmospheric Parameters of B-, A-, F- and G-Type Starsby Ewa Niemczura; Barry Smalley; Wojtek Pych

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book introduces the theory of stellar atmospheres. Almost everything we know about stars is by analysis of the radiation coming from their atmospheres. Several aspects of astrophysics require accurate atmospheric parameters and abundances. Spectroscopy is one of the most powerful tools at an astronomer?s disposal, allowing the determination of... more...

  • Analytical Chemistry in Spaceby Richard E. Wainerdi

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Analytical Chemistry in Space presents an analysis of the chemical constitution of space, particularly the particles in the solar wind, of the planetary atmospheres, and the surfaces of the moon and planets. Topics range from space engineering considerations to solar system atmospheres and recovered extraterrestrial materials. Mass spectroscopy in... more...

  • State of the Universe 2007by Martin Ratcliffe

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Aims to provide an annual astronomy review suitable for the popular science level reader. This book covers major astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System and place them in the context of the longer term goals that astronomers and astrophysicists around the world are aiming for. more...

  • Einstein Was Right!by Karl Hess

    Pan Stanford 2014; US$ 34.95

    All modern books on Einstein emphasize the genius of his relativity theory and the corresponding corrections and extensions of the ancient space?time concept. However, Einstein?s opposition to the use of probability in the laws of nature and particularly in the laws of quantum mechanics is criticized and often portrayed as outdated. The author... more...

  • Titan Unveiledby Ralph Lorenz; Jacqueline Mitton

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    For twenty-five years following the Voyager mission, scientists speculated about Saturn's largest moon, a mysterious orb clouded in orange haze. Finally, in 2005, the Cassini-Huygens probe successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere, all the while transmitting images and data. In the early 1980s, when the two Voyager spacecraft skimmed... more...

  • Galactic Encountersby William Sheehan; Christopher J. Conselice

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 44.99

    This book offers a rich introduction to the wonders of the Galaxy, in an up-to-date, scientifically informed style that appeals to both researchers and the general reader. Includes maps produced especially for this book by the master illustrator Julian Baum. more...

  • 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 binoscopesá Focusing on both homemade and commercial products, this book provides the reader with simple and straightforward information about the modelling and building of binoscopes.áBinoscopes can be thought of asábinoculars 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...