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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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This book collects work from the research network, "Theory, Observations, and Simulations in Turbulence in Space Plasmas," in which many leading European graduate schools have operated. It covers applications on solar coronae, solar flares, and the solar... (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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Pointing a satellite in the right direction requires an extremely complex system and#8212; one that describes the satellite's orientation and at the same time predicts and either uses or neutralizes external influences.From its roots in classical... (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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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Maratea, Italy, June-July 1997. Fifty-seven articles discuss: asteroids and trans- Neptunian Objects, including a study of chaos in the asteroid belt and a dynamical study of trans-Neptunian objects at... (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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Polarized radiation from any astronomical object carries a wealth of information. This handy volume provides a clear, comprehensive and concise introduction to all aspects of astronomical polarimetry at all wavelengths - for graduate students and... (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
Introduction to High-Energy Astrophysics
by Stephan Rosswog
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Self-contained, relevant 2007 textbook on high-energy astrophysics for undergraduate students.... (read more)

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Space Policy and Exploration
Space Policy and Exploration
by William N. Callmers
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This volume collects Congressional Research Service reports (which are available on the Web for free) related to US space policy. It covers US civilian space policy priorities 50 years after Sputnik; government activities, commercial competition, and... (read more)

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Lecture Notes in Physics #598: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters
Lecture Notes in Physics #598: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters
by Kurt Weiler
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Written by an international team of experts, this set of tutorial reviews provides a coherent and accessible summary of the current state of supernova research in all of its facets. The newly detected gamma-ray bursts are discussed in this context. While... (read more)

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Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System (Cawses): Highlights from a Priority Program (Springer Atmospheric Sciences)
Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System (Cawses): Highlights from a Priority Program (Springer Atmospheric Sciences)
by Franz-josef Lubken
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CAWSES (Climate and Weather of the Sun-Earth System) is the most important scientific program of SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics). CAWSES has triggered a scientific priority program within the German Research Foundation for a... (read more)

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The Moon's Near Side Megabasin and Far Side Bulge (Springerbriefs in Astronomy)
The Moon's Near Side Megabasin and Far Side Bulge (Springerbriefs in Astronomy)
by Charles J. Byrne
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Since Luna and Lunar Orbiter photographed the far side of the Moon, the mysterious dichotomy between the face of the Moon as we see it from Earth and the side of the Moon that is hidden has puzzled lunar scientists. As we learned more from the Apollo... (read more)

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The World of Comets (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences)
The World of Comets (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences)
by Guillemin Amedee
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Written in 1877 by the French journalist Amédée Guillemin, this work appeared on British bookshelves at a time of intense interest in space, the solar system and stars. In the same year, Schiaparelli made his infamous 'discovery' of Martian canals... (read more)

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Neutrino Astrophysics
Neutrino Astrophysics
by John N. Bahcall
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Results from various disciplines provide an up-to-date discussion of topics in neutrino astrophysics, a field currently revolutionized by the availability of new observational facilities.... (read more)

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Astrophysics and Space Science Library #1005: The Astrophysics of Emission-Line Stars
Astrophysics and Space Science Library #1005: The Astrophysics of Emission-Line Stars
by Tomokazu Kogure
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Emission line stars are attractive to many people because of their spectacular phenomena and their amazing varieties and variability. This book offers general information on emission line stars, starting from a brief introduction to stellar astrophysics... (read more)

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Structure Formation in Astrophysics Structure Formation in Astrophysics (Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics)
Structure Formation in Astrophysics Structure Formation in Astrophysics (Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics)
by Gilles Chabrier
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Understanding the formation of objects at all scales in the universe, from galaxy clusters to stars and planets, is a major problem in modern astrophysics, and one of the most exciting challenges of twenty-first century astronomy. Even though they are... (read more)

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