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Planetary Systems: Detection, Formation and Habitability of Extrasolar Planets (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)
Planetary Systems: Detection, Formation and Habitability of Extrasolar Planets (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)
by Marc Ollivier
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Over the past ten years, the discovery of extrasolar planets has opened a new field of astronomy, and this area of research is rapidly growing, from both the observational and theoretical point of view. The presence of many giant exoplanets in the close... (read more)

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Thermonuclear Supernovae
Thermonuclear Supernovae
by Nato Advanced Study Institute On Thermon
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All theoretical and observational topics relevant to the understanding of the thermonuclear (Type Ia) supernova phenomenon are thoroughly and consistently reviewed by a panel including the foremost experts in the field. The book covers all aspects... (read more)

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Planetary Nebulae Beyond the Milky Way: Proceedings of the Eso Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 19-21 May, 2004 (Eso Astrophysics Symposia)
Planetary Nebulae Beyond the Milky Way: Proceedings of the Eso Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 19-21 May, 2004 (Eso Astrophysics Symposia)
by L. Stanghellini
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Recently, improved observational capabilities have allowed the study of fainter and fainter extra-galactic planetary nebulae in galaxies well beyond the Milky Way. This book result from a workshop held at ESO headquarters in Garching in 2004, the first... (read more)

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Turbulence in Space Plasmas
Turbulence in Space Plasmas
by Loukas Vlahos
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Over the years, many leading European graduate schools in the field of astrophysical and space plasmas have operated within the framework of the research network, "Theory, Observations, and Simulations in Turbulence in Space Plasmas." This text is a... (read more)

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Space Pharmacology (Springerbriefs in Space Development)
Space Pharmacology (Springerbriefs in Space Development)
by Virginia E. Wotring
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"Space Pharmacology" is a review of the current knowledge regarding the use of pharmaceuticals during spaceflights. It is a comprehensive review of the literature, addressing each area of pharmacokinetics and each major physiological system in turn... (read more)

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Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe
by Roger Penrose
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This groundbreaking book presents a new perspective on three of cosmology’s essential questions: What came before the Big Bang? What is the source of order in our universe? And what cosmic future awaits us?   Penrose shows how the expected... (read more)

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Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
Space Enterprise: Living and Working Offworld in the 21st Century (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
by Philip Robert Harris
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In Space Enterprise - Living and Working Offworld, Dr Philip Harris provides the vision and rationale as to why humanity is leaving its cradle, Earth, to use space resources, as well as pursuing lunar industrialization and establishing offworld... (read more)

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Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy
Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy
by Anil K. Pradhan
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Spectroscopy enables the precise study of astronomical objects and phenomena. Bridging the gap between physics and astronomy, this is the first integrated graduate-level textbook on atomic astrophysics. It covers the basics of atomic physics and... (read more)

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Cosmic Perspectives in Space Physics
Cosmic Perspectives in Space Physics
by Sukumar Biswas
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A textbook for a graduate and senior undergraduate course of one or two semesters introducing the physics and astrophysics in space. Biswas, (formerly Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay) expects students to be familiar with introductory... (read more)

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Atomic Spectroscopy and Radiative Processes (Unitext / Collana Di Fisica E Astronomia)
Atomic Spectroscopy and Radiative Processes (Unitext / Collana Di Fisica E Astronomia)
by E. Landi Innocenti
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The book builds upon the lecture notes of an undergraduate course in Astronomical Spectroscopy, but contains significant material for post-graduate courses. It describes the basic physical principles of atomic spectroscopy and the absorption and emission... (read more)

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Particle Acceleration and Kinematics in Solar Flares: A Synthesis of Recent Observations and Theoretical Concepts
Particle Acceleration and Kinematics in Solar Flares: A Synthesis of Recent Observations and Theoretical Concepts
by Markus J. Aschwanden
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Aschwanden, a researcher with a major American aerospace technology firm, presents recent developments in solar flare high-energy physics based on recent solar flare observations with the Yohkoh, SOHO, TRACE, CGRO spacecraft, and radio instruments... (read more)

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Interstellar Boundary Explorer (Ibex)
Interstellar Boundary Explorer (Ibex)
by D. J. Mccomas
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The Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) is a small explorer mission with the sole, focused science objective to discover the global interaction between the solar wind and the interstellar medium. IBEX is designed to achieve this objective by answering... (read more)

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Cambridge Astrophysics Cambridge Astrophysics #34: Solar and Stellar Magnetic Activity
Cambridge Astrophysics Cambridge Astrophysics #34: Solar and Stellar Magnetic Activity
by C. J. Schrijver
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This timely volume provides the first comprehensive review and synthesis of current understanding of magnetic fields in the Sun and similar stars. It combines studies of the Sun with those of other stars to arrive at a illuminating new view of stellar... (read more)

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Space Sciences Series of Issi #33: Planetary Magnetism
Space Sciences Series of Issi #33: Planetary Magnetism
by U. R. Christensen
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The articles in this volume cover, for the first time, all aspects of planetary magnetism, from the observations made by space missions to their interpretation in terms of the properties of all the planets in the solar system. Studies of dynamo-generated... (read more)

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NASA's Scientists-Astronauts (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
NASA's Scientists-Astronauts (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)
by David J. Shayler
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This book provides unique access to the story of how scientists were accepted into the American Space Programme, and reveals how, after four difficult decades, the role of the heroic test pilot astronaut has been replaced by men and women who are science... (read more)

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Plasma Physics for Astrophysics (Princeton Series in Astrophysics)
Plasma Physics for Astrophysics (Princeton Series in Astrophysics)
by Russell M. Kulsrud
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"Russell Kulsrud has written an outstanding text that should raise the appreciation of plasma astrophysics within the general astronomy community at a time when the influence of plasma processes on what we observe is recognized to be of paramount... (read more)

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Pulsars as Astrophysical Laboratories for Nuclear and Particle Physics (Studies in High Energy Physics, Cosmology, and Gravitation)
Pulsars as Astrophysical Laboratories for Nuclear and Particle Physics (Studies in High Energy Physics, Cosmology, and Gravitation)
by Fritz W. Weber
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Weber (theoretical physics, Ludwig-Maximilians U., Munich) points out that neutron stars, or pulsars, are one of the two natural stellar environments (white dwarves are the other) in which hot and dense material holds still long enough that its... (read more)

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Exploring the Final Frontier: Issues, Plans and Funding for NASA
Exploring the Final Frontier: Issues, Plans and Funding for NASA
by Dillon S. Maguire
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Space exploration has, from its beginning, been a highly political enterprise. In the United States it began in 1957 with the "Sputnik moment" when the Soviet Union had successfully put the world's first artificial satellite into Earth's orbit. The... (read more)

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The Very Large Telescope Interferometer - Challenges for the Future
The Very Large Telescope Interferometer - Challenges for the Future
by Paulo J. V. Garcia
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An array of primarily European astrophysicists and astronomers present the latest information on optical interferometry in astrophysics. The volume's 34 contributions are organized into five main sections: the basics of interferometry; the Very Large... (read more)

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Chaos and Complexity in Astrophysics
Chaos and Complexity in Astrophysics
by Oded Regev
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The discipline of nonlinear dynamics has developed explosively in all areas of physics over the last two decades. This comprehensive primer summarizes the main developments in the mathematical theory of dynamical systems, chaos, pattern formation and... (read more)

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