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Astrophysics books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Astrophysics category. Presented with a red border are the Astrophysics books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Toward Distant Suns A Bold, New Prospectus for Human Living in Space by T a Heppenheimer Toward Distant Suns A Bold, New Prospectus for Human Living in Space


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Mars 1999 Exclusive Preview of the U.S.-Soviet Manned Mission by Brian O'Leary Mars 1999 Exclusive Preview of the U.S.-Soviet Manned Mission


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Project Space Station Plans for a Permanent Manned Space Station by Brian O'Leary Project Space Station Plans for a Permanent Manned Space Station


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Space Trek The Endless Migration by Jerome Clayton Glenn Space Trek The Endless Migration


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Formation, Evolution, and Dynamics of Young Solar Systems by Martin Pessah Formation, Evolution, and Dynamics of Young Solar Systems

This book's interdisciplinary scope aims at bridging various communities: 1) cosmochemists, who study meteoritic samples from our own solar system, 2) (sub-) millimetre astronomers, who measure the distribution of dust and gas of star-forming regions and planet-forming discs, 3) disc...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Asteroseismic Data Analysis Foundations and Techniques by Sarbani Basu, William J. Chaplin Asteroseismic Data Analysis Foundations and Techniques
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Studies of stars and stellar populations, and the discovery and characterization of exoplanets, are being revolutionized by new satellite and telescope observations of unprecedented quality and scope. Some of the most significant advances have been in the field of asteroseismology,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Remote and Robotic Investigations of the Solar System by C. R. Kitchin Remote and Robotic Investigations of the Solar System

Interest in and knowledge of the techniques utilised to investigate our solar system has been growing rapidly for decades and has now reached a stage of maturity. Therefore, the time has now arrived for a book that provides a cohesive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics by Bradley W. (Weber State University, Utah) Carroll, Dale A. (Weber State University, Utah) Ostlie An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics
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A comprehensive and engaging textbook, covering the entire astrophysics curriculum in one volume.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

The Lives and Death-Throes of Massive Stars (IAU S329) by J. J. (University of Auckland) Eldridge The Lives and Death-Throes of Massive Stars (IAU S329)

IAU Symposium 329 covers all aspects of massive stars, their birth, evolution and death, for researchers across astrophysics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Globular Cluster Binaries and Gravitational Wave Parameter Estimation Challenges and Efficient Solutions by Carl-Johan Haster Globular Cluster Binaries and Gravitational Wave Parameter Estimation Challenges and Efficient Solutions

This thesis presents valuable contributions to several aspects of the rapidly growing field of gravitational wave astrophysics. The potential sources of gravitational waves in globular clusters are analyzed using sophisticated dynamics simulations involving intermediate mass black holes and including, for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

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Supernova 1987A: 30 Years Later (IAU S331) Cosmic Rays and Nuclei from Supernovae and their Aftermaths by Alexandre (Universite de Montpellier II) Marcowith Supernova 1987A: 30 Years Later (IAU S331) Cosmic Rays and Nuclei from Supernovae and their Aftermaths

On the 30th anniversary of SN 1987A, IAU S331 introduces our accumulating knowledge on supernovae, for graduate students and researchers.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Modelling Pulsar Wind Nebulae by Diego F. Torres Modelling Pulsar Wind Nebulae

In view of the current and forthcoming observational data on pulsar wind nebula, this book offers an assessment of the theoretical state of the art of modelling them. The expert authors also review the observational status of the field and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Living around Active Stars (IAU S328) by Dibyendu Nandy Living around Active Stars (IAU S328)

Interdisciplinary reviews and research papers address the themes of star-planet interactions and habitability.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Gravitational Waves, Volume 2 Astrophysics and Cosmology by Michele (Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland) Maggiore Gravitational Waves, Volume 2 Astrophysics and Cosmology
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The two volumes of Gravitational Waves provide a comprehensive and detailed account of the physics of gravitational waves. Volume 2 discusses what can be learned from gravitational waves in astrophysics and in cosmology, by systematizing a large body of theoretical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 00/10/2017

The Nature of Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies by William Cowley The Nature of Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies

This thesis combines a theoretical model of galaxy formation with a treatment of the radiative transfer in the titular dusty star-forming galaxies. Embedding this within the well-established ? CDM (Lambda cold dark matter) cosmology, the author was able to simulate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Amplitude Modulation of Pulsation Modes in Delta Scuti Stars by Dominic Bowman Amplitude Modulation of Pulsation Modes in Delta Scuti Stars

This outstanding thesis by Dominic Bowman provides a thorough investigation of long-standing questions as to whether amplitude modulation is astrophysical, whether it offers insights into pulsating stars, and whether simple beating of modes with stable amplitudes is unrecognised because of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/10/2017

Secular Evolution of Self-Gravitating Systems Over Cosmic Age by Jean-Baptiste Fouvry Secular Evolution of Self-Gravitating Systems Over Cosmic Age

Tackling galactic evolution in a truly novel way, this outstanding thesis statistically explores the long-term evolution of galaxies, using recent theoretical breakthroughs that explicitly account for their self-gravity. While treating processes statistically, the astrophysical differences on each scale are also...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Multiple Messengers and Challenges in Astroparticle Physics by Roberto Aloisio Multiple Messengers and Challenges in Astroparticle Physics

This book, designed as a tool for young researchers and graduate students, reviews the main open problems and research lines in various fields of astroparticle physics: cosmic rays, gamma rays, neutrinos, cosmology, and gravitational physics. The opening section discusses cosmic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/11/2017

The structure and evolution of the Sun by Giuseppe Severino The structure and evolution of the Sun

This book equips the reader with a coherent understanding of the structure of the Sun and its evolution and provides all the knowledge required to construct a simplified model of the Sun.The early chapters cover key aspects of basic physics...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2017

Relativistic Hydrodynamics by Luciano (Institute for Theoretical Physics, Frankfurt am Main) Rezzolla, Olindo (Research Associate, University of Tre Zanotti Relativistic Hydrodynamics
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This book provides an up-to-date, lively and approachable introduction to the mathematical formalism, numerical techniques and applications of relativistic hydrodynamics. The topic is presented here in a form which will be appreciated both by students and researchers in the field.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2017

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New Frontiers in Black Hole Astrophysics (IAU S324) by Andreja Gomboc New Frontiers in Black Hole Astrophysics (IAU S324)

A fresh review of black hole research, including such topics as gamma ray bursts, tidal disruption events, and active galactic nuclei.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Planetary Nebulae (IAU S323) Multi-Wavelength Probes of Stellar and Galactic Evolution by Xiaowei (Peking University, Beijing) Liu Planetary Nebulae (IAU S323) Multi-Wavelength Probes of Stellar and Galactic Evolution
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Planetary nebulae are important laboratories for understanding processes in different cosmic environments and for studying stellar and galactic evolution.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Baryonic Processes in the Large-Scale Structuring of the Universe by Jean-Baptiste Durrive Baryonic Processes in the Large-Scale Structuring of the Universe

This thesis addresses two very different but equally important topics in the very broad fields of astrophysics and cosmology: (I) the generation of cosmological magnetic fields and (II) gravitational fragmentation of the Cosmic Web. All mathematical developments are completed by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Disc Winds Matter Modelling Accretion and Outflows on All Scales by James Matthews Disc Winds Matter Modelling Accretion and Outflows on All Scales

This thesis describes the application of a Monte Carlo radiative transfer code to accretion disc winds in two types of systems spanning 9 orders of magnitude in mass and size. In both cases, the results provide important new insights. On...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

What is Life? On Earth and Beyond by Andreas (Universitat Bern, Switzerland) Losch What is Life? On Earth and Beyond
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This volume explores the questions and answers surrounding the 'secret of life', combining approaches from the sciences, philosophy and theology, including the emerging discipline of astrobiology.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Outskirts of Galaxies by Johan H. Knapen Outskirts of Galaxies

This book consists of invited reviews written by world-renowned experts on the subject of the outskirts of galaxies, an upcoming field which has been understudied so far. These regions are faint and hard to observe, yet hide a tremendous amount...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2017

Neutron Scattering - Applications in Biology, Chemistry, and Materials Science by Felix Fernandez-Alonso Neutron Scattering - Applications in Biology, Chemistry, and Materials Science

Neutron Scattering: Applications in Chemistry, Materials Science and Biology, Volume 49, provides an in-depth overview of the applications of neutron scattering in the fields of physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, the earth sciences, and engineering. The book describes the tremendous...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2017

Astroinformatics (IAU S325) by Massimo Brescia Astroinformatics (IAU S325)

IAU S325 explores the way that astronomy is changing, or has changed, to become an ever more data-driven, computational science.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

Wormholes, Warp Drives and Energy Conditions by Francisco S. N. Lobo Wormholes, Warp Drives and Energy Conditions

Top researchers in the field of gravitation present the state-of-the-art topics outlined in this book, ranging from the stability of rotating wormholes solutions supported by ghost scalar fields, modified gravity applied to wormholes, the study of novel semi-classical and nonlinear...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/05/2017

Mapping the Heavens The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos by Priyamvada Natarajan Mapping the Heavens The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos

For all curious readers, a lively introduction to radical ideas and discoveries that are transforming our knowledge of the universe This book provides a tour of the greatest hits of cosmological discoveries-the ideas that reshaped our universe over the past...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/05/2017

Submillimetre Studies of Prestellar and Starless Cores in the Ophiuchus, Taurus and Cepheus Molecular Clouds by Katherine Miranda Pattle Submillimetre Studies of Prestellar and Starless Cores in the Ophiuchus, Taurus and Cepheus Molecular Clouds

This thesis presents studies of the starless core populations of three nearby molecular clouds made as part of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope Gould Belt Survey. These studies combine observations made using the SCUBA-2 submillimetre camera with data from several...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2017

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil (American Museum of Natural History) deGrasse Tyson Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

The #1 New York Times Bestseller: The essential universe, from a celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/05/2017

Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Outskirts (IAU S321) by Armando Gil de Paz Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Outskirts (IAU S321)

The proceedings of IAU S321 summarizes our understanding of the rarefied universe bordering galaxies from the Milky Way out to high-redshift systems.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017

Formation, Evolution, and Survival of Massive Star Clusters (IAU S316) by Corinne Charbonnel Formation, Evolution, and Survival of Massive Star Clusters (IAU S316)

IAU S316 reviews research on massive star clusters, for researchers and graduate students in observational, theoretical, and numerical astrophysics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2017

The Multi-Messenger Astrophysics of the Galactic Centre (IAU S322) by Roland M. Crocker The Multi-Messenger Astrophysics of the Galactic Centre (IAU S322)

This volume explores the revolution in our understanding of the Galactic Centre, a unique and extreme environment.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/03/2017

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