This is the International Mystery Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | March 10, 2015

    Shawn Donley: IMG Claire Fuller: The Powells.com Interview



    Our Endless Numbered Days tells the story of eight-year-old Peggy and her survivalist father, James, who inexplicably leave behind their London home... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$271.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Astronomy- General

Other titles in the Astrophysics and Space Science Library series:

Astrophysics and Space Science Library #168: The Theory of Cosmic Grains

by

Astrophysics and Space Science Library #168: The Theory of Cosmic Grains Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The problem of the composition of cosmic dust grains has stubbornly defied solution for over half a century. A succession of models have been proposed and their properties worked out for comparison with an ever-expanding body of relevant observational data. The authors began their pioneering work in this field in the 1960s by challenging the then popular ice grain theory. Most controversially they later hypothesised that condensed organic matter in the galaxy is of biological origin, thus linking an old astronomical problem with the question of the origin of terrestrial life. In this book the authors develop the theory of Cosmic Grains on a broad front starting logically from basic mathematical and astronomical premises. The reader is guided through a historical progression of ideas on the nature of grains, leading ultimately to the authors' own point of view, which shows through a clear predictive sequence the important role of complex organic material in the interstellar grains.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Electromagnetic Properties of Small Particles. 3. Interstellar Extinction and Polarisation. 4. Reflection Nebulae and the Diffuse Galactic Light. 5. Interactions between Dust, Gas and Radiation. 6. Inorganic Theories of Grain Formation. 7. The Organic Grain Model. 8. Models of the Extinction and Polarisation of Starlight. 9. Spectroscopic Identifications. 10. Dust in External Galaxies. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789401055055
Author:
Wickramasinghe, N. C.
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Hoyle, B.
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
Series:
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume:
168
Publication Date:
20130128
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm

Related Subjects

Humanities » Philosophy » General
Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General

Astrophysics and Space Science Library #168: The Theory of Cosmic Grains New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$271.50 In Stock
Product details 316 pages Springer - English 9789401055055 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.