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  • An Introduction to Stellar Astrophysicsby Francis LeBlanc

    Wiley 2011; US$ 64.00 US$ 57.60

    An Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics aspires to provide the reader with an intermediate knowledge on stars whilst focusing mostly on the explanation of the functioning of stars by using basic physical concepts and observational results. The book is divided into seven chapters, featuring both core and optional content: Basic concepts ... more...

  • Fare astronomia con piccoli telescopiby Michael Gainer

    Springer Milan 2009; US$ 15.05

    Non sono necessariamente richiesti strumenti mastodontici per produrre risultati scientificamente validi nel campo dell’astronomia. Anche l’astrofilo dotato di un piccolo telescopio, con un diametro di soli 8-9 cm, può contribuire alla scienza del cielo realizzando utili osservazioni del Sole, della Luna, dei pianeti, delle comete, degli asteroidi,... more...

  • The Impact of HST on European Astronomyby F. Duccio Macchetto

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 357.19

    Remembrance of Things Past It scarcely seems credible that it was almost exactly thirty years ago that I ?rst met Duccio Macchetto at the ?rst meeting of the newly formed Science Working Group of what was then called the Space Telescope project. We were there in slightly d- ferent roles, Duccio as the project scientist for the Faint Object Camera and... more...

  • Dark Energyby Pilar Ruiz-Lapuente

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 41.00

    Complete and comprehensive introduction for physics graduate students just entering the field, and an authoritative reference for researchers. more...

  • Dark Energyby Luca Amendola; Shinji Tsujikawa

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 54.00

    Introducing the theoretical ideas, observational methods and results, this textbook is a thorough introduction for graduate courses. more...

  • Discover the Starsby Richard Berry

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 17.00

    For everyone who has looked up at the stars on a clear night and longed to know more about them, here is the perfect introduction and guide to discovering the stars. Discover the Stars leads you on a tour of all the stars and constellations visible with the naked eye and introduces you to deep-sky objects that can be seen with binoculars or a simple... more...

  • 1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Dieby Michael E. Bakich

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 48.29

    This guide to the night sky's brightest and most fascinating objects features celestial bodies that are accessible to amateur astronomers using medium-sized telescopes. With its chronological target list, you can enjoy sky-watching on any night of your choice. more...

  • The Tungus Event, or The Great Siberian Meteoriteby John Engledew

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 21.95

    Something  exploded above Siberia in 1908 and no one is quite sure what ? or  why. What burned 830 square miles of forest and some 30 million trees on a fine summer's morning? This book combines a hard popular science approach and lively description of the "Tungus event", giving the reader the stories of... more...

  • An Introduction to Star Formationby Derek Ward-Thompson; Anthony P. Whitworth

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 45.00

    Ideal for students and researchers alike, this advanced textbook provides a complete overview of star formation. more...

  • Just Visiting This Planetby Neil de Grasse Tyson

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 19.00

    In a companion volume to Merlin's Tour of the Universe, here is a completely new collection of questions and answers about the cosmos for stargazers of all ages.  Whether waxing about Earth and its environs, the Sun and its stellar siblings, the world of light, physical laws, or galaxies near and far, Merlin--a fictional visitor from Planet Omniscia--is... more...