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Handbook of supernovae.

Alsabti, Athem W. Murdin, Paul.

(2017)  | 9783319218458 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxx, 2689pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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This reference work gathers all of the latest research in the supernova field areas to create a definitive source book on supernovae, their remnants and related topics. It includes each distinct subdiscipline, including stellar types, progenitors, stellar evolution, nucleosynthesis of elements, supernova...

Nuclear Planetary Science: Planetary Science Based on Gamma-Ray, Neutron and X-Ray Spectroscopy

Nobuyuki, Hasebe. Nobuyuki., Hasebe.

(2017)  | 9789813209701 | World Scientific Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 176pp
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Giovanni domenico cassini : a modern astromomer in the 17th century.

Bernardi, Gabriella.

(2017)  | 9783319634678 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 186pp
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This book offers a fascinating account of the life and scientific achievements of Giovanni Domenico Cassini, or Cassini I, the most famous astronomer of his time, who is remembered today especially for his observations of the rings and satellites of Saturn and his earlier construction of the great meridian...

Inventing a space mission : the story of the herschel space observatory.

Bonnet, R. M. Bontems, Vincent. Griffin, Matt. Helmich, Frank. Minier, Vincent.

(2017)  | 9783319600239 | Springer | hbk. | book | xii, 280pp | Availability last checked: 6/9/2017
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This book describes prominent technological achievements within a very successful space science mission: the Herschel space observatory. Focusing on the various processes of innovation it offers an analysis and discussion of the social, technological and scientific context of the mission that paved...

Applied computer science for ggos observatories.

Neidhardt, Alexander.

(2017)  | 9783319401379 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 546pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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This book combines elementary theory from computer science with real-world challenges in global geodetic observation, based on examples from the Geodetic Observatory Wettzell, Germany. It starts with a step-by-step introduction to developing stable and safe scientific software to run successful software...

Research on teaching astronomy in the planetarium.

Slater, Timothy F. Tatge, Coty.

(2017)  | 9783319572000 | Springer | pbk. | book | vi, 131pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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From a noted specialist in astronomy education and outreach, this Brief provides an overview of the most influential discipline-based science education research literature now guiding contemporary astronomy teaching. In recent years, systematic studies of effective and efficient teaching strategies...

Cosmology for the curious.

Perlov, Delia. Vilenkin, Alexander.

(2017)  | 9783319570389 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 372pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This book is an introductory text for all those wishing to learn about modern views of the cosmos. Our universe originated in a great explosion – the big bang. For nearly a century cosmologists have studied the aftermath of this explosion: how the universe expanded and cooled down, and how galaxies...

Three body dynamics and its applications to exoplanets.

Musielak, Zdzislaw. Quarles, Billy.

(2017)  | 9783319582252 | Springer | pbk. | book | viii, 109pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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This brief book provides an overview of the gravitational orbital evolution of few-body systems, in particular those consisting of three bodies. The authors present the historical context that begins with the origin of the problem as defined by Newton, which was followed up by Euler, Lagrange, Laplace,...

From stars to states : a manifest for science in society.

Courvoisier, Thierry J. -L.

(2017)  | 9783319592312 | Springer | pbk. | book | xvi, 67pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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The aim of this essay is to understand the relationship between knowledge and society and to reflect on the links between science and political decision making. The text evolved from  a number of reflections the author made while president of the European Astronomical Society, president of the...

Outskirts of galaxies.

Gil, de Paz Armando. Knapen, Johan H. Lee, Janice C.

(2017)  | 9783319565699 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 362pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This book consists of invited reviews written by world-renowned experts on the subject of the outskirts of galaxies, an upcoming field which has been understudied so far. These regions are faint and hard to observe, yet hide a tremendous amount of information on the origin and early evolution of galaxies....

Exoplanets : extrasolar planets and their host stars.

von, Braun Kaspar.

(2017)  | 9783319611969 | Springer | pbk. | book | x, 78pp | Availability last checked: 23/8/2017
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This book explores the relations between physical parameters of extrasolar planets and their respective parent stars. Planetary parameters are often directly dependent upon their stellar counterparts. In addition, the star is almost always the only visible component of the system and contains most of...

Baryonic processes in the large-scale structuring of the universe.

Durrive, Jean-Baptiste.

(2017)  | 9783319618807 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 187pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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This thesis addresses two very different but equally important topics in the very broad fields of astrophysics and cosmology: (I) the generation of cosmological magnetic fields and (II) gravitational fragmentation of the Cosmic Web. All mathematical developments are completed by illuminating physical...

Sky Stories: Ancient & Modern

Ptak, R.

(2017)  | 9781560725077 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 124pp
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Most of the constellations, the patterns of stars found in the night sky, are connected with the ancient myths which people developed to give meaning to what they saw in the sky, based on the experience of their culture. The ideas of modern astronomy play a similar role for us today. They are stories...


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