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  • Falling Skyby Ted Nield; Granta Books

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    Did an enormous collision in the Asteroid Belt, orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter, bombard Earth with meteorites 470 million years ago? Astonishing new research suggests it did, and a revolutionary theory is emerging that this bombardment resulted in the single greatest increase in biological diversity on the planet since the origin of... more...

  • Dark Energyby Miao Li; Xiao-Dong Li; Shuang Wang; Yi Wang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 38.00 US$ 34.58

    This book introduces the current state of research on dark energy. It consists of three parts. The first part is for preliminary knowledge, including general relativity, modern cosmology, etc. The second part reviews major theoretical ideas and models of dark energy. The third part reviews some observational and numerical works. The aim of this book... more...

  • Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Originsby M. Maurette

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 113.07

    Micrometeorites played an essential role in the formation of the atmosphere of the Early Earth and also served as a significant source of activation for organic prebiotic chemistry on mineral surfaces. The present book gives a coherent account of this scenario, embedding the more specific results within a broader framework that considers the creation... more...

  • Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Societyby Peter T. Bobrowsky; Hans Rickman

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 180.92

    In 1908 an atmospheric explosion in northern Siberia released energy equivalent to 15 Mton of TNT. Can a comparable or larger NEO affect us again? When the next NEO strikes Earth will it be large enough to destroy a city? Will the climate change significantly? Can archaeology and anthropology provide insights into the expected cultural responses with... more...

  • New Horizonsby C.T. Russell

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 169.61

    The New Horizons space mission is the first to reconnoiter the Pluto-Charon System and the Kuiper belt. This book describes the mission’s objectives, expected results, payload and data products in articles by the scientists and engineers most closely involved. more...

  • Dark Matter and Dark Energyby Sabino Matarrese; Monica Colpi; Vittorio Gorini; Ugo Moschella

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 101.76

    Dark Matter and Dark Energy offers a compact introduction to cosmological perturbation theory – a fundamental ingredient to understanding dark matter and energy in the universe. Current developments in research and theory are presented. more...

  • Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Lifeby Paul J. Thomas; Roland D. Hicks; Christopher F. Chyba; Christopher P. McKay

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 113.07

    Nine years after the publication of Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Life, one of the pioneering books in Astrobiology, this second edition revisits the role comets may have played in the origins and evolution of life. Recent analyses of Antarctic micrometeorites and ancient rocks in Australia and South Africa, the continuing progress in discovering... more...

  • Complex Plasmasby Michael Bonitz; Jose Lopez; Kurt Becker; Hauke Thomsen

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 113.07

    This book provides the reader with an introduction to the physics of complex plasmas, a discussion of the specific scientific and technical challenges they present and an overview of their potential technological applications. Complex plasmas differ from conventional high-temperature plasmas in several ways: they may contain additional species, including... more...

  • The Interstellar Mediumby James Lequeux; E. Falgarone; C. Ryter

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 113.07

    Describing interstellar matter in our galaxy in all of its various forms, this book also considers the physical and chemical processes that are occurring within this matter. The first seven chapters present the various components making up the interstellar matter and detail the ways that we are able to study them. The following seven chapters are... more...