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Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Solar System by Ian Ridpath, Wil Tirion Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Solar System
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The indispensable guide to the night sky--now in a newly updated and expanded edition In this newly updated and expanded edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Planet Factory Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth by Elizabeth Tasker The Planet Factory Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth

Twenty years ago, the search for planets outside the Solar System was a job restricted to science-fiction writers. Now it's one of the fastest-growing fields in astronomy with thousands of exoplanets discovered to date, and the number is rising fast....
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Planet Factory Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth by Elizabeth Tasker The Planet Factory Exoplanets and the Search for a Second Earth

Twenty years ago, the search for planets outside the Solar System was a job restricted to science-fiction writers. Now it's one of the fastest-growing fields in astronomy with thousands of exoplanets discovered to date, and the number is rising fast....
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Fine Structure and Dynamics of the Solar Photosphere (IAU S327) by Santiago Vargas Dominguez Fine Structure and Dynamics of the Solar Photosphere (IAU S327)

IAU S327 describes the Sun's activity and the dynamics of the solar atmosphere with unprecedented temporal and spatial resolutions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Modelling the Upper Atmosphere of Gas-Giant Exoplanets Irradiated by Low-Mass Stars by Joshua Chadney Modelling the Upper Atmosphere of Gas-Giant Exoplanets Irradiated by Low-Mass Stars

This PhD thesis details the development of a new 1D ionospheric model to describe the upper atmospheres of extrasolar giant plants. The upper atmospheres of Hot Jupiters are subject to extreme radiation conditions that can result in rapid atmospheric escape....
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/08/2017

Investigating the Origin of the Asteroids and Early Findings on Vesta Historical Studies in Asteroid Research by Clifford J. Cunningham Investigating the Origin of the Asteroids and Early Findings on Vesta Historical Studies in Asteroid Research

This book assesses the origin of asteroids by analyzing the discovery of Vesta in 1807. Wilhelm Olbers, who discovered Vesta, suggested that the asteroids were the result of a primordial planet's explosion. Cunningham studies that idea in detail through the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Extrasolar Planets and Their Host Stars by Tabetha Boyajian Extrasolar Planets and Their Host Stars

This book explores the relations between physical parameters of extrasolar planets and their respective parent stars. Planetary parameters are often directly dependent upon their stellar counterparts. In addition, the star is almost always the only visible component of the system...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

Dust Devils by Dennis Reiss Dust Devils

This volume reviews both historical and current studies of desert whirlwinds called dust devils on Earth and Mars.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/07/2017

Coming Soon

Solar Particle Radiation Storms Forecasting and Analysis The HESPERIA HORIZON 2020 Project and Beyond by Olga E. Malandraki Solar Particle Radiation Storms Forecasting and Analysis The HESPERIA HORIZON 2020 Project and Beyond

Introductory and pedagogical material included in the book make it accessible to students at graduate level and will be useful as background material for Space Physics and Space Weather courses with emphasis on Solar Energetic Particle Event Forecasting and Analysis.This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2017

Other books in this genre

The Atmosphere and Climate of Mars by Robert M. Haberle The Atmosphere and Climate of Mars

This volume reviews all aspects of Mars atmospheric science from the surface to space, and from now and into the past.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

Bode's Law and the Discovery of Juno Historical Studies in Asteroid Research by Clifford J. Cunningham Bode's Law and the Discovery of Juno Historical Studies in Asteroid Research

Johann Bode developed a so-called law of planetary distances best known as Bode's Law. The story of the discovery of Juno in 1804 by Karl Harding tells how Juno fit into that scheme and is examined as it relates to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/06/2017

Comets as Tracers of Solar System Formation and Evolution by Kathleen Mandt Comets as Tracers of Solar System Formation and Evolution

This volume is a compilation of an International Workshop on Comets as Tracers of Solar System Formation and Evolution that was held in Toulouse, France, from April 1-3, 2014, meant to prepare the community for the task of placing Rosetta...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/06/2017

American Eclipse A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World by David Baron American Eclipse A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

This nineteenth-century celestial drama will enthral readers as a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse plunges America into darkness.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

In the Shadow of the Moon The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses by Anthony Aveni In the Shadow of the Moon The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses

In anticipation of solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2017

Seven Wonders of the Solar System by David Aguilar Seven Wonders of the Solar System


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2017

Weird Comets and Asteroids The Strange Little Worlds of the Sun's Family by David A. J. Seargent Weird Comets and Asteroids The Strange Little Worlds of the Sun's Family

This book concentrates on some of the odd aspects of comets and asteroids. Strange behavior of comets, such as outbursts and schisms, and how asteroids can temporally act as comets are discussed, together with the possible threat of Centaurs-class objects...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2017

A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Models of Planet Formation by Michael Mark Woolfson A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Models of Planet Formation

The Nebula Theory, at present the standard model of planet formation, proposes that a star and planets are derived from a single spinning nebula. Woolfson here introduces an alternative, the Capture Theory, in which planets are produced from a protostar...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/05/2017

A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Models of Planet Formation by Michael Mark Woolfson A Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Models of Planet Formation

The Nebula Theory, at present the standard model of planet formation, proposes that a star and planets are derived from a single spinning nebula. Woolfson here introduces an alternative, the Capture Theory, in which planets are produced from a protostar...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2017

Cometography: Volume 6, 1983-1993 A Catalog of Comets by Gary W. Kronk, Maik Meyer, David A. J. Seargent Cometography: Volume 6, 1983-1993 A Catalog of Comets
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The definitive reference on comets observed between 1983 to 1993, for amateur and professional astronomers, and historians of science.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2017

Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements by Frank Vignola, Joseph Michalsky, Thomas Stoffel Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements
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The rather specialized field of solar and infrared radiation measurement has become more and more important in the face of growing demands by the renewable energy and climate change research communities for data that are more accurate and have increased...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/04/2017

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