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  • Interacting Binariesby S.N. Shore; H. Nussbaumer; M. Livio; Astrid Orr; E.P.J.van den Heuvel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 82.67

    Observational and Theoretical Issues of Interacting Binaries was the topic of the 22nd Advanced Course of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. It was the first time that binary systems were the center of attention of our course. The established concept and organisation of the Advanced Course has been retained: three scientists, all acknowledged... more...

  • Stellar Remnantsby S.D. Kawaler; Georges Meynet; I. Novikov; Daniel Schaerer; G. Srinivasan

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 106.30

    Three eminent scientists, each well known for the clarity of their writing, present for students and researchers what is known about the internal structure, origin and evolution of White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes, all objects at the final stage of stellar evolution. They cover fascinating topics such as pulsation of white dwarfs, millisecond... more...

  • Particle Physics and Cosmology: The Interfaceby Dmitri Kazakov; G. Smadja

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 141.73

    The school introduces the experimental and theoretical particle physics background underlying several aspects of cosmology: matter anti-matter asymmetry, dark matter, the acceleration of the expansion, the 3K Cosmological Background Radiation, the geometry of the universe. The theoretical lectures offer reviews by experts on topics which include the... more...

  • Starburstsby Richard de Grijs; Rosa M. González Delgado

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 270.49

    Starbursts are important features of early galaxy evolution. Many of the distant, high-redshift galaxies we are able to detect are in a starbursting phase, often apparently provoked by a violent gravitational interaction with another galaxy. In fact, if we did not know that major starbursts existed, these conference proceedings testify that we would... more...

  • Galaxies in the Universeby Linda S. Sparke; John S. III Gallagher

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 80.00

    Revised second edition for advanced undergraduate students in astronomy and astrophysics. more...

  • Rotation And Accretion Powered Pulsarsby Pranab Ghosh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 222.00 US$ 202.02

    This book is an introduction to pulsars, a key area in high energy astrophysics with continuing potential for fundamental discoveries. Throughout the book runs the unifying thread of the evolutionary link between rotation-powered pulsars and accretion-powered pulsars — a milestone of modern astrophysics. Early textbooks on pulsars dealt almost... more...

  • The Edge of Infinityby Fulvio Melia

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 68.00

    Answers to some of the most intriguing questions now being asked about black holes. more...

  • Astronomical Opticsby Daniel J. Schroeder

    Elsevier Science 1999; US$ 165.00

    This book provides a unified treatment of the characteristics of telescopes of all types, both those whose performance is set by geometrical aberrations and the effect of the atmosphere, and those diffraction-limited telescopes designed for observations from above the atmosphere. The emphasis throughout is on basic principles, such as Fermat's principle,... more...

  • Extrasolar Planetsby Hans Deeg; Juan Antonio Belmonte; Antonio Aparicio

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 29.00

    A broad introduction to extrasolar planets for graduate students and research astronomers, first published in 2007. more...

  • Nebulae and How to Observe Themby Steven Coe

    Springer London 2007; US$ 26.51

    Nebulae are the places where the stars are born. For amateur astronomers, the many different kinds of nebulae vary from "easy" targets that can be seen with modest equipment under mediocre skies, to more obscure "challenging" objects that require experienced observers, more powerful telescopes and excellent observation conditions. The concept of... more...