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Galaxies, clusters, intergalactic matter

Galaxy
by James Geach ~ Hardback

Galaxy: Mapping the Cosmostells the rich scientific story of galaxy evolution and observation - discoveries of `spiral nebulae', the nature of galaxies and the current `World Model'. Astronomer James Geach takes us on a tour of what is currently known and unknown, discussing why the ancient science ...

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Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction
by John Gribbin ~ Paperback / softback

Galaxies are the building blocks of the Universe: standing like islands in space, they are where the stars are born and where extraordinary phenomena can be observed. Many exciting discoveries have been made: how a supermassive black hole lurks at the centre of every galaxy, how enormous forces are ...

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How To Gaze At The Southern Stars: Ginger Series Volume 2
by Richard Hall ~ Paperback / softback

'Fifty thousand years ago, a small family of our ancestors huddled around a campfire. Robbed of vision, they were vulnerable in the darkness; the night is the time of the predator. As they listened to the crackle of the fire and the sounds of the night, they looked upwards. What, they wondered, were...

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An Introduction to the Sun and Stars
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Compiled by a team of experts, this textbook introduces the properties and evolution of the most immediately visible objects in the Universe - stars. Designed for elementary university courses in astronomy and astrophysics, it starts with a detailed discussion of our nearest star, the Sun, and descr...

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David Levy's Guide to Variable Stars
by David H. Levy ~ Paperback / softback

Variable stars are fascinating objects to observe; found all over the sky, they change in brightness over time and can be seen with even the most basic of equipment. Variable star astronomy is one field in which amateur astronomers can still make significant contributions to science and in this high...

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Understanding Variable Stars
by John R. Percy ~ Hardback

This book was first published in 2007. Variable stars are those that change brightness. Their variability may be due to geometric processes such as rotation, or eclipse by a companion star, or physical processes such as vibration, flares, or cataclysmic explosions. In each case, variable stars provi...

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Deep Space
by Govert Schilling ~ Hardback

Govert Schilling explores the mysteries of space that lie beyond our solar system on this mind-bending trip to nebulae, galaxies, black holes, and the edge of the observable universe.Join Govert Schilling on a journey across the universe that will ignite the imagination. The trip begins inside our o...

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An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology
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This well-received textbook has been designed by a team of experts for introductory courses in astronomy and astrophysics. Starting with a detailed discussion of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, it goes on to give a general introduction to normal and active galaxies including models for their formation an...

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Death by Black Hole
by Neil deGrasse Tyson ~ Hardback

A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best-known astrophysicist. Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with stunning clarity and almo...

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A Spectroscopic Atlas of Bright Stars
by Jack Martin ~ Paperback / softback

A Spectroscopic Atlas of the Stars: A Pocket Field Guide is a standard reference book for all amateur astronomers interested in practical spectroscopy or spectrography. For the first time in one place, it identifies more than 70 (northern hemisphere) bright stars that are suitable observational targ...

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The Life of Stars
by Giora Shaviv ~ Hardback

It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions. William Shakespeare, King Lear A Few Words about What, Why and How The structure of the stars in general, and the Sun in particular, has been the subject of extensivescienti?cresearchanddebateforoveracentury.Thediscoveryofquantum theoryduri...

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Black Holes, Gravitational Radiation and the Universe
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This volume assesses research on black holes and gravitational radiation and their implications in understanding this mysterious universe. Thirty-two articles by experts of international standing weave separate threads into the majestic black hole tapestry and bring together a broad view of past ach...

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The Andromeda Galaxy
by Paul Hodge ~ Hardback

The Andromeda galaxy, or M31, is an attractive galaxy for astronomers. It is close to us, it is of about the size of our galaxy, it provides some intriguing observational puzzles because the galaxy us nearly edge-on, and many objects can be studied in detail because they are still sufficiently brigh...

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The Cosmic Dust Connection
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In this study, solid particles are followed from their creation, through their evolution in the Galaxy, to their participation in the formation of solar systems like our own, these being now clearly deduced from observations by the Hubble Space Telescope as well as by IR and visual observations of p...

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High Energy Phenomena Around Collapsed Stars
Hardback

ThlS volume contalns a serles of lectures presented at the NATO Advanced Study Instltute on Hlgh Energy Phenomena Around Collapsed Stars, held ln Cargese, CorSlca from September 2 tlll Septemcer 13, 1985. The course was planned ln collaboratlon wlth a SClentlflC Organiz- ing Commlttee (C. Cesarsky, ...

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Multi-Wavelength Continuum Emission of AGN
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Active galactic nuclei are among the most fascinating objects in modern astrophysics. Their radiation spans the electromagnetic spectrum from radio waves to gamma rays and exhibits large amplitude variability on many different time scales. Research in active galactic nuclei utilizes almost all types...

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Extraterrestrial Dust
by Kazuo Yamakoshi ~ Hardback

This monograph reports on the recent developments in the area of interplanetary and pre-solar dust grains. Chemical and isotope analyses of dust are discussed, especially with the aim to study the origin and evolution of interplanetary dust. Recent observations of extraterrestrial dust obtained with...

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Interacting Binaries
by S N Shore ~ Hardback

Observational and Theoretical Issues of Interacting Binaries was the topic of the 22nd Advanced Course of the Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy. It was the first time that binary systems were the center of attention of our course. The established concept and organisation of the Advanced C...

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$330.00
Asteroseismology Across the HR Diagram
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Ground-based observations have detected solar-like oscillations on Sun-like stars, and diagnostics similar to those used in helioseismology are now being used to test and constrain the physics and evolutionary state of these stars. Multi-mode oscillations are being observed in an abundance of other ...

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Cambridge Astrophysics: Series Number 43
Hardback

This second edition has been updated and revised and contains contributions covering important developments in this field, and reflecting on interesting insights into classical novae. The book examines thermonuclear processes, the evolution of nova systems, nova atmospheres and winds, the evolution ...

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The Milky Way Galaxy and Statistical Cosmology, 1890-1924
by Erich Robert Paul ~ Paperback / softback

Between the years 1890 and 1924, the dominant view of the universe suggested a cosmology largely foreign to contemporary ideas. First, astronomers believed they had confirmed that the sun was roughly in the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. Second, considerable evidence indicated that the size of the ...

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Accretion-powered Compact Binaries
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This book is a comprehensive survey of the current research in the field of cataclysmic variables and low-mass X-ray binaries. These compact binaries contain a Roche-lobe filling low-mass star and an accreting white dwarf, neutron star, or black hole. In the turbulent process of accretion, a broad a...

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Stellar Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
Hardback

In all phases of the life of a star, hydrodynamical processes play a major role. This volume gives a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge in stellar astrophysical fluid dynamics, and marks the 60th birthday of Douglas Gough, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of C...

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Theoretical Astrophysics: Volume 3
by T Padmanabhan ~ Hardback

This timely volume provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of cosmology and extragalactic astronomy at an advanced level. Beginning with an overview of the key observational results and necessary terminology, it goes on to cover important topics including the theory of galactic structure and ...

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Evolution of Stars
Hardback

G. MICHAUD Dipartement de Physique Universiti de Montrial c. P. 6128, succursale A Montrial, Que. , H3C 317 Canada The aim of IAU Symposium 145 was to use the photospheric abundances of the chemical elements to give us some hint of the past evolution and of the current structure of stars. At the inv...

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The Evolving Universe
by Donald Hamilton ~ Hardback

This text is a compendium of topics on and related to the large-scale structure of the Universe. These include galaxy luminosity functions and their dependence upon environment and galaxy type; clustering of galaxies; evolution of the clustering of galaxies; rich clusters of galaxies; superclusters ...

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Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics I
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These 92 contributed papers give a comprehensive overview of Spanish astronomy. They include special reviews dealing with the cosmological evolution of star-forming galaxies, the nature of cosmic gamma-ray bursts, infrared astrophysics with ISO, and the distance scale after Hipparcos, with special e...

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The Mathematics of Radiative Transfer
by I.W. Busbridge ~ Paperback / softback

This tract gives a simple but rigorous treatment of some of the mathematical problems that arise in the theory of the transfer of radiation through the atmosphere of a star. Similar problems occur in the theory of the diffusion of neutrons and in the study of temperature-wave flow in solids; so the ...

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$129.00
Physics of Star Formation in Galaxies
by Francesco Palla ~ Hardback

The book begins with a historical introduction, "Star Formation: The Early History", that presents new material of interest for students and historians of science. This is followed by two long articles on "Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution of Stars and Young Clusters" and "Observations of Young Stellar Ob...

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$341.00
Thermonuclear Supernovae
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All theoretical and observational topics relevant to the understanding of the thermonuclear (Type Ia) supernova phenomenon are reviewed in this study by a panel including the foremost experts in the field. The book covers all aspects, ranging from the observations of SNe Ia at all stages and all wav...

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Planetary Nebulae
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Planetary nebulae present a range of shapes and morphologies. They are ideal laboratories for the study of different astrophysical processes: atomic physics, radiative transfer, stellar winds, shocks, wind-wind interaction, and the interaction between stellar winds and the interstellar medium. In ad...

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Few-Body Problems in Physics '99
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The book contains invited and contributed talks presented at the 1st Asian-Pacific Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics, held in Tokyo (Japan), August 23-28, 1999. The conference was initiated in the Asian-Pacific area as a counterpart to the successful European and North American conferences....

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The Heliosphere in the Local Interstellar Medium
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This volume gives a comprehensive and integrated overview of current knowledge about the local interstellar medium (LISM) surrounding our heliosphere (HS). It is the result of the first workshop at ISSI, where both space physicists and astronomers presented and discussed their views on the density, ...

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Starbursts: From 30 Doradus to Lyman Break Galaxies
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Starbursts are important features of early galaxy evolution. Many of the distant, high-redshift galaxies we are able to detect are in a starbursting phase, often apparently provoked by a violent gravitational interaction with another galaxy. In fact, if we did not know that major starbursts existed,...

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Cores to Clusters
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It was with pleasure that CAUP became for three days the core to the cloud of star formation experts all over the world. Close to the celebration of its 15th anniversary - therefore still in the early stages of institutional evolution - we are proud of our multiple activities in Astronomy: a product...

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New Quests in Stellar Astrophysics: The Link Between Stars and...
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Stellar astrophysics still provides the basic framework for deciphering the imprints left over by the evolving universe on all scales. Advances or shortcomings in the former field have direct consequences in our ability to understand the global properties of the latter. This volume contains updates ...

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Planetary Nebulae
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IAU Symposium 103 was held at University College London, August 9-13 1982. This volume contains the proceedings of the meetin- invited papers, abstracts of contributed papers, and discussion. As is nON custanary with the proceedings of IAU Symposia, the manuscript was canpiled fran camera-ready copy...

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Spectral Evolution of Galaxies
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As it was said by one of the participants to this workshop" In our attempts to understand the spectral evolution of galaxies, we are fortunate indeed to have the ability to look back in time and observe galaxies as they were billions of years ago. Perhaos in no other discipline is it possible to gai...

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Radio Stars
Hardback

This book is the proceedings of a workshop on stellar continuum radio astronomy that was held in BoUlder, Colorado on August 8-10, 1984. Although it was originally intended to be a small workshop with participants mainly from North America, it evolved to a workshop with 72 partiCipants from twelve c...

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Planetary Nebulae
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Planetary nebulae are a keystone for the understanding of the evolution of stars, for deep insights into the physical processes prevailing in highly excited dilute nebulae, and for the chemical evolution in galaxies. These objects, displaying an intriguing morphology, have a "short" lifetime of a fe...

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