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Astrophysics & Space Science

  • Spaceport Earthby Joe Pappalardo

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2018; US$ 12.49

    The twenty-first century space industry is changing drastically where private sector companies (e.g. Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic SpaceshipOne and Elon Musk’s SpaceX) are building a dizzying array of new space crafts and rockets, not just for government use, but for any paying customer. At the heart of this space revolution are spaceports, the... more...

  • Quarks, Leptons and The Big Bangby Jonathan Allday

    CRC Press 2018; US$ 260.00

    Quarks, Leptons and The Big Bang is a clear, readable and self-contained introduction to particle physics and related areas of cosmology. It bridges the gap between non-technical popular accounts and textbooks for advanced students. The book concentrates on presenting the subject from the modern perspective of quarks, leptons and the forces between... more...

  • The Vector Mode in the Second-order Cosmological Perturbation Theoryby Shohei Saga

    Springer Singapore 2018; US$ 106.44

    This thesis sheds valuable new light on the second-order cosmological perturbation theory, extensively discussing it in the context of cosmic microwave background (CMB) fluctuations. It explores the observational consequences of the second-order vector mode, and addresses magnetic field generation and the weak lensing signatures, which are key phenomena... more...

  • Building Habitats on the Moonby Haym Benaroya

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 42.81

    Designing a habitat for the lunar surface? You will need to know more than structural engineering. There are the effects of meteoroids, radiation, and low gravity. Then there are the psychological and psychosocial aspects of living in close quarters, in a dangerous environment, far away from home. All these must be considered when the habitat is sized,... more...

  • Magnetic Fields in the Solar Systemby Hermann Lühr; Johannes Wicht; Stuart A. Gilder; Matthias Holschneider

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 159.05

    This book addresses and reviews many of the still little understood questions related to the processes underlying planetary magnetic fields and their interaction with the solar wind. With focus on research carried out within the German Priority Program ”PlanetMag”, it also provides an overview of the most recent research in the field. Magnetic fields... more...

  • Space Resource Utilization: A View from an Emerging Space Faring Nationby Annette Froehlich

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 122.34

    The book speaks to the need for a regulatory framework with regards to space resource utilization. In doing so, significant elements of the subject matter have been explored, taking into account the different phases of a space mission and the perspectives of the various actors and participants in the space arena. The book tackles the subject matter... more...

  • Essential Fluid Dynamicsby Jonathan Braithwaite

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2018; US$ 56.00

    The book is an introduction to the subject of fluid mechanics, essential for students and researchers in many branches of science. It illustrates its fundamental principles with a variety of examples drawn mainly from astrophysics and geophysics as well as from everyday experience. Prior familiarity with basic thermodynamics and vector calculus is... more...

  • Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, and General Relativityby John B. Kogut

    Elsevier Science 2018; US$ 190.00

    Special Relativity, Electrodynamics, and General Relativity: From Newton to Einstein is intended to teach students of physics, astrophysics, astronomy, and cosmology how to think about special and general relativity in a fundamental but accessible way. Designed to render any reader a "master of relativity, all material on the subject is comprehensible... more...

  • Embedded Platforms for UAS Landing Path and Obstacle Detectionby Umberto Papa

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 94.20

    This book reports on the design and development of a system that assists remote pilots during the landing procedure. In particular, it covers a previously neglected topic, namely the search for the best pathway and landing site. It describes the system’s components, such as the ultrasonic sensor, infrared sensor and optical sensor, in detail, and discusses... more...

  • Mission Control Managementby Paul Sean Hill

    Hodder & Stoughton 2018; US$ 18.99

    Failure is always an option... For more than 50 years, NASA's Mission Control has been known for two things: perfect decision making in extreme situations and producing generations of steely-eyed missile men and women who continue that tradition. A key to that legacy of brilliant performance is a particular brand of leadership, especially at the... more...