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  • The Invisible Universeby Gerrit Verschuur

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    Hidden from human view, accessible only to sensitive receivers attached to huge radio telescopes, the invisible universe beyond our senses continues to fascinate and intrigue our imaginations. Closer to home, in the Milky Way galaxy, radio astronomers listen patiently to the ticking of pulsars that tell of star death and states of matter of awesome... more...

  • The Cassini-Huygens Visit to Saturnby Michael Meltzer

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 0.00

    Cassini-Huygens was the most ambitious and successful space journey ever launched to the outer Solar System. This book examines all aspects of the journey: its conception and planning; the lengthy political processes needed to make it a reality; the engineering and development required to build the spacecraft; its 2.2-billion mile journey from Earth... more...

  • Galileis denkende Handby Horst Bredekamp

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Galileo?s Thinking Hand represents a fundamental revision of the earlier work Galileo, the Artist published in 2007. The sections incorrectly identifying a forgery as the work of Galileo have been corrected. The work sheds light on the artistic aspects of Galileo?s research life, drawing on a greatly expanded documentational basis.... 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...

  • Asteroseismology of Stellar Populations in the Milky Wayby Andrea Miglio; Patrick Eggenberger; Léo Girardi; Josefina Montalban

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 199.00

    The detection of radial and non-radial solar-like oscillations in thousands of G-K giants with CoRoT and Kepler is paving the road for detailed studies of stellar populations in the Galaxy. The available average seismic constraints allow largely model-independent determination of stellar radii and masses, and can be used to determine the position... 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...

  • Stars, Myths and Rituals in Etruscan Romeby Leonardo Magini

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 0.00

    This book offers a detailed and fascinating picture of the astonishing astronomical knowledge on which the Roman calendar, traditionally attributed to the king Numa Pompilius (reign 715-673 B.C.), was based. This knowledge, of Mesopotamian origins, related mainly to the planetary movements and to the occurrence of eclipses in the solar system. The... 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...

  • Jacobus Cornelius Kapteynby Pieter C. van der Kruit

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 279.00

    Jacobus C. Kapteyn (1851-1922) was a Dutch astronomer who contributed heavily to major catalogs of star positions, such as the Cape Photographic Durchmusterung and the Harvard-Groningen Durchmusterung, and arranged extensive international collaboration through his Plan of Selected Areas. He contributed to the establishment of statistical astronomy... more...

  • Planet Mercuryby David A. Rothery

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 0.00

    A new and detailed picture of Mercury is emerging thanks to NASA?s MESSENGER mission that spent four years in orbit about the Sun?s innermost planet. Comprehensively illustrated by close-up images and other data, the author describes Mercury?s landscapes from a geological perspective: from sublimation hollows, to volcanic vents, to lava plains, to... more...