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Handbook of supernovae.

Alsabti, Athem W. Murdin, Paul.

(2017)  | 9783319218458 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 2490pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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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...

Applied computer science for ggos observatories.

Neidhardt, Alexander.

(2017)  | 9783319401379 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 546pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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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...

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: 16/8/2017
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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...

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: 16/8/2017
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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: 16/8/2017
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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...

Galactic radio astronomy.

Sofue, Yoshiaki.

(2017)  | 9789811034442 | Springer | pbk. | book | xiv, 229pp | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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Introduction.- Interstellar Matter.- Star Formation and Death.- Galactic Structure.- The Galactic Center and Activity.- Nonthermal Emission and Magnetic Fields.

Black holes: a laboratory for testing strong gravity.

Bambi, Cosimo.

(2017)  | 9789811045233 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 340pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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This textbook introduces the current astrophysical observations of black holes, and discusses the leading techniques to study the strong gravity region around these objects with electromagnetic radiation. More importantly, it provides the basic tools for writing an astrophysical code and testing the...

Advances in cartography and giscience : selections from the international cartographic conference 2017.

Peterson, Michael P.

(2017)  | 9783319573359 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 542pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This book presents a selection of manuscripts submitted to the 2017 International Cartographic Conference held in Washington, DC at the beginning of July and made available at the conference. These manuscripts have been selected by the Scientific Program Committee and represent the wide-range of research...

Disc winds matter : modelling accretion and outflows on all scales.

Matthews, James.

(2017)  | 9783319591827 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxxviii, 210pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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This thesis describes the application of a Monte Carlo radiative transfer code to accretion disc winds in two types of systems spanning 9 orders of magnitude in mass and size. In both cases, the results provide important new insights. On small scales, the presence of disc winds in accreting white dwarf...

The three-body problem and the equations of dynamics : a translation of poincaré's foundational work on dynamical systems theory.

Popp, Bruce D.

(2017)  | 9783319528984 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxii, 248pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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Here is an accurate and readable translation of a seminal article by Henri Poincaré that is a classic in the study of dynamical systems popularly called chaos theory. In an effort to understand the stability of orbits in the solar system, Poincaré applied a Hamiltonian formulation to the equations of...

Comets as Tracers of Solar System Formation and Evolution: "

Mandt, Kathleen.

(2017)  | 9789402411027 | Springer | hbk. | 1,  | book | 342pp | Availability last checked: 4/8/2017
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This volume is a compilation of an International Workshop on Comets as Tracers of Solar System Formation and Evolution that was held in Toulouse, France, from April 1-3, 2014, meant to prepare the community for the task of placing Rosetta observations within the greater context of using comets as tracers...

Gazetteer and Atlas of Astronomy : A Compendium of Astronomical Nomenclature.

Mahoney, Terry

(2017)  | 9780387926674 | Springer | hbk. | book | 1500pp
AUD 1,473.95 (inc. GST), AUD 1,339.95 (ex. GST),
This combined gazetteer and atlas lists, defines and illustrates, for the first time, every named object in the sky within a single reference work for use by the general reader, writers and editors dealing with astronomical themes, and those astronomers concerned with any aspect of astronomical nomenclature.The...

The discovery and study of juno and vesta in the early nineteenth century : historical studies in asteroid research.

Cunningham, Clifford.

(2017)  | 9783319328737 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 304pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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Johann Bode developed a so-called law of planetary distances best known as Bode’s Law. The story of the discovery of Juno in 1804 by Karl Harding tells how Juno fit into that scheme and is examined as it relates to the philosopher Georg Hegel’s 1801 thesis that there could be no planets between Mars...


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