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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Space Programme, and reveals how, after four difficult decades, the role of the heroic test pilot astronaut has been replaced by men and women who are science...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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Pulsars, generally accepted to be rotating neutron stars, are dense, neutron-packed remnants of massive stars that blew apart in supernova explosions. They are typically about 10 kilometers across and spin rapidly, often making several hundred rotations... (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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Galaxy Evolution Across the Hubble Time (Iau S235) (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia)
Galaxy Evolution Across the Hubble Time (Iau S235) (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia)
by Francoise Combes
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This last decade has witnessed a revolution in our observations of galaxies; in particular deep imaging with HST and spectroscopy with 10m-class ground-based telescopes have uncovered many objects that are difficult to place along the Hubble sequence... (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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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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The last quarter of the 20th century witnessed the rebirth and maturing of optical interferometry and associated technologies. Major successes spanning from direct detection of stellar pulsations to imaging in the optical were achieved with test-bed... (read more)

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Gravitational Lenses (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)
Gravitational Lenses (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)
by Peter Schneider
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Light observed from distant objects is found to be deflected by the gravitational field of massive objects near the line of sight - an effect predicted by Einstein in his first paper setting forth the general theory of relativity, and confirmed by... (read more)

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Lecture Notes in Physics #778: Turbulence in Space Plasmas
Lecture Notes in Physics #778: Turbulence in Space Plasmas
by L. (edt) 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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Vignettes in Gravitation and Cosmology
Vignettes in Gravitation and Cosmology
by L. Sriramkumar
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This book comprises expository articles on different aspects of gravitation and cosmology that are aimed at graduate students. The topics discussed are of contemporary interest assuming only an elementary introduction to gravitation and cosmology. The... (read more)

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Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics (Dover Books on Engineering)
Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics (Dover Books on Engineering)
by Peter C. Hughes
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From its roots in classical mechanics and reliance on stability theory to the evolution of practical stabilization ideas, this volume covers environmental torques encountered in space; energy dissipation; motion equations for four archetypical systems... (read more)

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Astrophysics and Space Science Library #362: Nonlinear Cosmic Ray Diffusion Theories
Astrophysics and Space Science Library #362: Nonlinear Cosmic Ray Diffusion Theories
by Andreas Shalchi
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This book deals with the physics of cosmic ray diffusion theory, focusing on the physics of nonlinear transport of cosmic rays through turbulent interplanetary or interstellar plasma. The author discusses fundamental processes such as cosmic ray... (read more)

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Soviet and Russian Lunar Exploration (Springer Praxis Books in Space Exploration)
Soviet and Russian Lunar Exploration (Springer Praxis Books in Space Exploration)
by Brian Harvey
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Little is known of Soviet and Russian lunar exploration although, in fact, the Soviet Union/Russia: Sent the first spaceships past the moon, the first to hit the moon and the first to circle the moon Was first to soft land on and orbit the moon Was first... (read more)

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Astrophysics and Space Science Library #354: Sirius Matters
Astrophysics and Space Science Library #354: Sirius Matters
by Noah Brosch
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Since very early times Sirius was a point of attraction in the night sky. It served to synchronize calendars in antiquity and was the subject of many myths and legends, including some modern ones. It was perceived as a red star for more than 400 years... (read more)

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Heliophysics: Space Storms and Radiation: Causes and Effects
Heliophysics: Space Storms and Radiation: Causes and Effects
by Carolus J. Schrijver
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Heliophysics is a fast-developing scientific discipline that integrates studies of the Sun's variability, the surrounding heliosphere, and the environment and climate of planets. The Sun is a magnetically variable star and, for planets with intrinsic... (read more)

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NATO Asi Series Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences #522: The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System: A Major Key to Solar Systems Studies
NATO Asi Series Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences #522: The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System: A Major Key to Solar Systems Studies
by A. E. Roy
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The study of the nature and dynamics of asteroids, comets, meteor streams, natural satellites and ring systems currently provides a wealth of information on the history and dynamical evolution of the solar system as a whole. This state of the art... (read more)

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Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas: A Festschrift for Professor Sir Robert Wilson
Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas: A Festschrift for Professor Sir Robert Wilson
by A. J. Willis
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Throughout his career Sir Robert Wilson has demonstrated that advances in a wide variety of fields in astrophysics and laboratory physics are achievable through the application of fundamental plasma spectroscopy. His work has included: optical studies... (read more)

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Astronomical Polarimetry
Astronomical Polarimetry
by Jaap Tinbergen
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Clear, comprehensive and concise introduction to astronomical polarimetry at all wavelengths - for graduate students and practising astronomers.... (read more)

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Relativistic Hydrodynamics
Relativistic Hydrodynamics
by Luciano Rezzolla
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Relativistic hydrodynamics is a very successful theoretical framework to describe the dynamics of matter from scales as small as those of colliding elementary particles, up to the largest scales in the universe. This book provides an up-to-date, lively... (read more)

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Introduction To High-energy Astrophysics - 2007 (07 Edition)
Introduction To High-energy Astrophysics - 2007 (07 Edition)
by Stephan Rosswog
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'Self-supporting, timely textbook on high-energy astrophysics for undergraduate students.'... (read more)

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