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Angle of Attack: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon
Angle of Attack: Harrison Storms and the Race to the Moon
by Mike Gray
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Centuries from now, when the Cold War is as remote as the War of Roses and the passions of our time have faded into footnotes, humanity will still remember July 16, 1969, the day the first human beings departed from earth bound for a landing on the moon.... (read more)

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Numerical Modelling of Nonlinear Stellar Pulsations: Problems & Prospects: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop Held in Les Arcs, France, March 20-24, 1989
Numerical Modelling of Nonlinear Stellar Pulsations: Problems & Prospects: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop Held in Les Arcs, France, March 20-24, 1989
by J. Robert Buchler
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Proceedings of a workshop held in Les Arcs, France, March 1989. The gathering brought together astrophysicists with experience in the numerical computation of astrophysical fluid dynamics, particularly of nonlinear stellar pulsations, and applied... (read more)

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Astrophysics and Space Science Library #324: Cores to Clusters: Star Formation with Next Generation Telescopes
Astrophysics and Space Science Library #324: Cores to Clusters: Star Formation with Next Generation Telescopes
by M. S. Nanda Kumar
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Towards the second half of this decade several major telescope facilities operating in the infrared submillimeter and millimeter wave bands will become operational. These missions are expected to throw much light on our understanding of the the star... (read more)

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Lecture Notes in Physics #723: Jets from Young Stars: Models and Constraints
Lecture Notes in Physics #723: Jets from Young Stars: Models and Constraints
by Jonathan Ferreira
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This volume contains the edited lecture notes of the First JETSET School on Jets from Young Stars: Models and Constraints, held by the Marie Curie Research and Training Network on JET Simulations, Experiments and Theory. At this school the lecturers gave... (read more)

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In Celebration of K C Hines
In Celebration of K C Hines
by Bruce H. J. Mckellar
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This book presents a comprehensive review of a diverse range of subjects in physics written by physicists who have all been taught by or are associated with K C Hines. Ken Hines was one great mentor with far-reaching influence on his students who later... (read more)

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Hot Stars in the Galactic Halo: Proceedings of a Meeting, Held at Union College, Schenectady, New York November 4 6, 1993 in Honor of the 65th Birthda
Hot Stars in the Galactic Halo: Proceedings of a Meeting, Held at Union College, Schenectady, New York November 4 6, 1993 in Honor of the 65th Birthda
by A. G. Davis Philip
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The stars that comprise a halo around our Galaxy are intriguing; they have abundances of elements that suggest they are old. The properties of these "hot stars" and similar stars in other galaxies challenge the current, well-established theory of stellar... (read more)

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Working on Mars: Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers
Working on Mars: Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers
by William J. Clancey
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In the years since the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and Opportunity first began transmitting images from the surface of Mars, we have become familiar with the harsh, rocky, rusty-red Martian landscape. But those images are much less straightforward than... (read more)

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Capture Dynamics and Chaotic Motions in Celestial Mechanics: With Applications to the Construction of Low Energy Transfers
Capture Dynamics and Chaotic Motions in Celestial Mechanics: With Applications to the Construction of Low Energy Transfers
by Edward Belbruno
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"A classic, by one of the masters of the field. Belbruno found the almost magical low energy chaotic orbit that got the Hiten spacecraft successfully to the moon. This text has a beautiful general treatment of chaotic orbits, which are now of great... (read more)

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Astrophysics and Space Science Library #279: Plasma Astrophysics: Kinetic Processes in Solar and Stellar Coronae (Astrophysics & Space Science Library Vol 279)
Astrophysics and Space Science Library #279: Plasma Astrophysics: Kinetic Processes in Solar and Stellar Coronae (Astrophysics & Space Science Library Vol 279)
by Arnold O. Benz
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This text for advanced undergraduate and first-year graduate students presents an introduction to plasma phenomena in solar and stellar coronae emphasizing non-MHD aspects. Topics include, for example, astrophysical electron beams, electrons trapped... (read more)

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Payload and Mission Definition in Space Sciences
Payload and Mission Definition in Space Sciences
by V. Martinez Pillet
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The processes that space science missions follow, from proposal to a space agency, to successful mission completion, are numerous. The rationale behind approval of a mission and its payload cannot be presented in undergraduate courses. This book contains... (read more)

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International Series on Astronomy and Astrophysics #1: Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fields: With Applications to Stellar X-Rays
International Series on Astronomy and Astrophysics #1: Spontaneous Current Sheets in Magnetic Fields: With Applications to Stellar X-Rays
by E. N. Parker
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Expanding upon the ideas first proposed in his seminal book Cosmical Magnetic Fields, Eugene N. Parker here offers the first in-depth treatment of the magnetohydrodynamic theory of spontaneous magnetic discontinuities.... (read more)

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Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe: Fourth International Symposium Held at Marina del Rey, CA, USA February 23-25, 2
Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe: Fourth International Symposium Held at Marina del Rey, CA, USA February 23-25, 2
by David B. Cline
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Dark matter research is one of the most fascinating and active fields among current high-profile scientific endeavors. It holds the key to all major breakthroughs to come in the fields of cosmology and astroparticle physics. The present volume is... (read more)

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Type Ia Supernovae: Theory and Cosmology (Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics)
Type Ia Supernovae: Theory and Cosmology (Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics)
by J. C. Niemeyer
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Observations of distant supernovae have recently provided startling evidence of the accelerating expansion of the Universe. The reliability of this finding and its profound implications for both the study of supernovae and cosmology are the subject of... (read more)

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Supernovae and Stellar Wind in the Interstellar Medium
Supernovae and Stellar Wind in the Interstellar Medium
by Tatjama A. Lozinskaya
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Lozinskaya (P.K. Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow) summarizes the present understanding of supernovae and their far-reaching effects within the interstellar medium. She demonstrates how interstellar gas, the gas ejected in the explosions... (read more)

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Cosmic Ray Diffusion in the Galaxy and Diffuse Gamma Emission (Springer Theses)
Cosmic Ray Diffusion in the Galaxy and Diffuse Gamma Emission (Springer Theses)
by Daniele Gaggero
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The original work presented in this thesis constitutes an important contribution to modern Cosmic Ray (CR) physics, and comes during one of the most exciting periods of this field. The first part introduces a new numerical code (DRAGON) to model the CR... (read more)

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Outlines of Astronomy (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences)
Outlines of Astronomy (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences)
by John Frederick William Herschel
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Sir John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871) - astronomer, mathematician, chemist - was one of the most important English scientists of the nineteenth century. Son of the famous astronomer William Herschel and nephew of Caroline, he was persuaded by... (read more)

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Physics and Chemistry in Space #16: Space Plasma Physics: 1 Stationary Processes
Physics and Chemistry in Space #16: Space Plasma Physics: 1 Stationary Processes
by Akira Hasegawa
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At last the foundations of space plasma physics are presented both from the fundamental and theoretical viewpoints. Volume 1 - Stationary Processes is an introductory text of plasma physics relevant to the solar and terrestrial environment designed not... (read more)

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A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud
A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud
by Brian May
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This book documents the building of a pressure-scanned Fabry-Perot Spectrometer, equipped with a photomultiplier and pulse-counting electronics and its deployment to record high-resolution spectra of the Zodiacal Light.... (read more)

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Advances in Plasma Astrophysics (Iau S274) (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia)
Advances in Plasma Astrophysics (Iau S274) (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia)
by Elisabete De Gouveia Dal Pino
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The importance of connecting astrophysical theory, observations, simulations and laboratory astrophysics is nowadays widely appreciated by the scientific community. IAU Symposium 274 discusses recent observational, theoretical and experimental efforts in... (read more)

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Astroparticle Physics
Astroparticle Physics
by Claus Grupen
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Describes the branch of astronomy in which processes in the universe are investigated with experimental methods employed in particle-physics experiments. After a historical introduction the basics of elementary particles, Explains particle interactions... (read more)

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