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  • Contemporary Planetary Roboticsby Yang Gao

    Wiley 2016; US$ 203.66 US$ 183.29

    For readers from both academia and industry wishing to pursue their studies and /or careers in planetary robotics, this book represents a one-stop tour of the history, evolution, key systems, and technologies of this emerging field. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the key techniques and technologies that help to achieve autonomous... more...

  • The Universe of Digital Sky Surveysby Nicola R. Napolitano; Giuseppe Longo; Marcella Marconi; Maurizio Paolillo; Enrichetta Iodice

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 143.24

    These are the proceedings of a meeting in honour of Massimo Capaccioli at the occasion of his 70th birthday. The conference aimed at summarizing the results from the main current and past digital sky survey projects and at discussing how these can be used to inspire ongoing projects and better plan the future ones. Over the last decades, digital sky... more...

  • Exoplanetary Atmospheresby Kevin Heng

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 65.00 US$ 59.15

    The study of exoplanetary atmospheres—that is, of planets orbiting stars beyond our solar system—may be our best hope for discovering life elsewhere in the universe. This dynamic, interdisciplinary field requires practitioners to apply knowledge from atmospheric and climate science, astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, geology and geophysics, planetary... more...

  • Tidal Streams in the Local Group and Beyondby Heidi Jo Newberg; Jeffrey L. Carlin

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 103.84

    This volume is written by leading scientists in the field, who review the current state of our knowledge of tidal streams in the Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy, and in other nearby galaxies. The cosmological origins of dwarf galaxies and the physical processes by which they are tidally disrupted into streams and incorporated into galaxy halos are... more...

  • Stellar Disk Evolution and Gaseous Disk Turbulence of Dwarf Irregular Galaxiesby Hong-Xin Zhang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 103.84

    This book focuses on the stellar disk evolution and gas disk turbulence of the most numerous galaxies in the local Universe – the dwarf galaxies. The “outside-in” disk shrinking mode was established for a relatively large sample of dwarf galaxies for the first time, and this is in contrast to the “inside-out” disk growth mode found for spiral galaxies.... more...

  • The Cosmic Microwave Backgroundby Júlio C. Fabris; Oliver Piattella; Davi C. Rodrigues; Hermano E.S. Velten; Winfried Zimdahl

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 237.56

    The series of texts composing this book is based on the lectures presented during the II José Plínio Baptista School of Cosmology, held in Pedra Azul (Espírito Santo, Brazil) between 9 and 14 March 2014. This II JBPCosmo has been entirely devoted to the problem of understanding theoretical and observational aspects of Cosmic Background Radiation (CMB).... more...

  • A Beginner's Guide to Astronomyby David Geddes

    G2 Rights Ltd 2016; US$ 3.37

    This little guide will encourage more people to take a greater interest in the sky above them.Even in these light polluted days, much can be seen with the naked eye and a simple telescope is not an expensive item. It is really thrilling to observe the surface of the moon in detail or, using your telescope, study the rings of Saturn, the phases of Venus... more...

  • 2017 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    MAAS Media 2016; US$ 9.99

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide by well known astronomer and author Dr Nick Lomb has been providing stargazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky for over 25 years. The 2017 guide contains monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of the year’s exciting celestial events.... more...

  • Astronomy For Dummiesby Stephen P. Maran

    Wiley 2017; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.99

    Your updated guide to exploring the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs,  Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow... more...

  • Optical 3D-Spectroscopy for Astronomyby Roland Bacon; Guy Monnet

    Wiley 2017; US$ 160.00 US$ 144.00

    Over the last 50 years, a variety of techniques have been developed to add a third dimension to regular imaging, with an extended spectrum associated to every imaging pixel. Dubbed 3D spectroscopy from its data format, it is now widely used in the astrophysical domain, but also inter alia for atmospheric sciences and remote sensing purposes. This... more...