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  • How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy

    How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy
    av David Topper

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461447818

    This book tracks the history of the theory of relativity through Einstein’s life, with in-depth studies of its background as built upon by ideas from earlier scientists. The focus points of Einstein’s theory of relativity include its dev…

  • How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy

    How Einstein Created Relativity out of Physics and Astronomy
    av David Topper

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781489994936

    This book tracks the history of the theory of relativity through Einstein’s life, with in-depth studies of its background as built upon by ideas from earlier scientists. The focus points of Einstein’s theory of relativity include its dev…

  • Solar Journey: The Significance of Our Galactic Environment for the Heliosphere and Earth

    Solar Journey: The Significance of Our Galactic Environment for the Heliosphere and Earth

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781402043970

    Written by experts who created the field, this volume explores uncharted scientific territory, with articles discussing the effect of our galactic environment on the heliosphere, planetary system and Earth. Leading experts in diverse fields discuss…

  • Polytropes

    Polytropes
    av Georg P. Horedt

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789048166459

    While it seems possible to present a fairly complete uni?ed theory of undistorted polytropes, as attempted in the previous chapter, the theory of distorted polytropes is much more extended and - phisticated, so that I present merely a brief overview…

  • Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy

    Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780792366713

    Research and publications in the field of Astronomy have undergone dramatic changes in the last half-century. While activities just slowed down during World War II in the US and in Latin America, they were very strongly affected by the difficult con…

  • The Neutral Upper Atmosphere

    The Neutral Upper Atmosphere
    av S.N. Ghosh

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789048155132

    After World War II, Professor S.K. Mitra wrote a comprehensive book called The Upper Atmosphere, which dealt with information available from ground-based and balloon-borne experiments. As a result, topics such as day airglow were investigated and fu…

  • The Astrophysics of Emission-Line Stars

    The Astrophysics of Emission-Line Stars
    av Tomokazu Kogure

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781441922366

    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 astrophy…

  • Searching the Heavens and the Earth

    Searching the Heavens and the Earth
    av Agustin UDIAS

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789048162529

    Jesuits established a large number of astronomical, geophysical and meteorological observatories during the 17th and 18th centuries and again during the 19th and 20th centuries throughout the world. The history of these observatories has never been…

  • Magnetic Fields in Diffuse Media

    Magnetic Fields in Diffuse Media

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783662507223

    This volume presents the current knowledge of magnetic fields in diffuse astrophysical media. Starting with an overview of 21st century instrumentation to observe astrophysical magnetic fields, the chapters cover observational techniques, origin of…

  • In Search of William Gascoigne

    In Search of William Gascoigne
    av David Sellers

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781489995742

    William Gascoigne (c.1612-44) was the inventor of the telescopic sight and micrometer (instruments crucial to the advance of astronomy). His name is now known to historians of science around the world. For some considerable time after his tragic dea…

  • In Search of William Gascoigne

    In Search of William Gascoigne
    av David Sellers

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461440963

    William Gascoigne (c.1612-44) was the inventor of the telescopic sight and micrometer (instruments crucial to the advance of astronomy). His name is now known to historians of science around the world. For some considerable time after his tragic dea…

  • Light Pollution: The Global View

    Light Pollution: The Global View

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789048162420

    The effects of light pollution on flora, fauna -including humans and their widely varying night-time activities- are often subtle and need extensive field studies to be quantified in a sensible manner. Some of the highlights were: The presentation o…

  • Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics

    Solar and Space Weather Radiophysics

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789048167258

    This volume is the outgrowth of several international meetings to discuss a vision for the future of solar radio physics: the development of a new radio instrument. From these discussions, the concept for the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FA…

  • Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere

    Energetic Particles in the Heliosphere
    av George M. Simnett

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319434933

    This monograph traces the development of our understanding of how and where energetic particles are accelerated in the heliosphere and how they may reach the Earth. Detailed data sets are presented which address these topics. The bulk of the observa…

  • Dynamics and Structure of Quiescent Solar Prominences

    Dynamics and Structure of Quiescent Solar Prominences

    Inbunden - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789027728333

    Prominences are amazing objects of great beauty whose formation, basic structure and eruption represent one of the basic unsolved problems in Solar Physics. It is now 14 years since the last book on prominences appeared (Tandberg-Hanssen, 1974), dur…

  • High-Precision Earth Rotation and Earth-Moon Dynamics

    High-Precision Earth Rotation and Earth-Moon Dynamics

    Inbunden - 1982 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789027714053

    Depuis le 21 Juillet 1969 une ere nouvelle s'est ouverte dans 3 notre connaissance du systeme Terre-Lune avec l'accu. mulation de mesures 3 de distances ultra-precises aux reflecteurs laser deposes sur la surface lunaire. Au cours des recherches eff…

  • Activity in Cool Star Envelopes

    Activity in Cool Star Envelopes

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789401078276

    Proceedings of the Midnight Sun Conference, held in Tromsø, Norway, July 1-8, 1987

  • The Stars of Galileo Galilei and the Universal Knowledge of Athanasius Kircher

    The Stars of Galileo Galilei and the Universal Knowledge of Athanasius Kircher
    av Roberto Buonanno

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319002996

    In this fascinating book, the author traces the careers, ideas, discoveries, and inventions of two renowned scientists, Athanasius Kircher and Galileo Galilei, one a Jesuit, the other a sincere man of faith whose relations with the Jesuits deteriora…

  • General Relativity and John Archibald Wheeler

    General Relativity and John Archibald Wheeler

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789400732568

    Observational and experimental data pertaining to gravity and cosmology are changing our view of the Universe. General relativity is a fundamental key for the understanding of these observations and its theory is undergoing a continuing enhancement…

  • Timing Neutron Stars: Pulsations, Oscillations and Explosions

    Timing Neutron Stars: Pulsations, Oscillations and Explosions

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783662621080

    Neutron stars, whether isolated or in a binary system, display a varied and complex phenomenology, often accompanied by extreme variability of many time scales, which takes the form of pulsations due to the object rotation, quasi-periodicities assoc…

  • Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 7

    Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 7

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781402053009

    Astronomy isthemostancientsciencehumanshavepracticedonEarth. Itisascienceofextremesandoflargenumbers:extremesoftime–fromthe big bang to in?nity –, of distances, of temperatures, of density and masses, ofmagnetic?eld,etc.Itisasciencewhich…

  • Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 7

    Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 7

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789401782869

    Astronomy isthemostancientsciencehumanshavepracticedonEarth. Itisascienceofextremesandoflargenumbers:extremesoftime–fromthe big bang to in?nity –, of distances, of temperatures, of density and masses, ofmagnetic?eld,etc.Itisasciencewhich…

  • Dusty and Self-Gravitational Plasmas in Space

    Dusty and Self-Gravitational Plasmas in Space
    av P. Bliokh

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780792330226

    The diverse and often surprising new facts about planetary rings and comet environments that were reported by the interplanetary missions oflate 1970s - 1980s stimulated investigations of the so-called dusty plasma. The number of scientific papers o…

  • Electromagnetic Radiation in Space

    Electromagnetic Radiation in Space

    Inbunden - 1967 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789027701169

    The subject of this volume in the Astrophysics and Space Science Library is Electro­ magnetic Radiation in Space. It is essentially based on the lectures given at the third ESRO Summer School which was held from 19 July to 13 August, 1965, in Alpbac…

  • The Few Body Problem

    The Few Body Problem

    Inbunden - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789027726803

    th Coinciding with the 300 anniversary of the publication of Newton's Principia The International Astronomical Union organized the colloquium No. 96 "The Few Body Problem" in Turku, Finland, June 14.-19.1987. It provided an opportunity to review the…

  • Gravitational N-Body Problem

    Gravitational N-Body Problem

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789401028721

    This volume contains the proceedings of the third IAU conference on the Gravita­ tional N-Body Problem. The first IAU conference [IJ, six years ago, was motivated by the renaissance in Celestial Mechanics following the launching of artificial earth…

  • Gas Accretion onto Galaxies

    Gas Accretion onto Galaxies

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319525112

    This edited volume presents the current state of gas accretion studies from both observational and theoretical perspectives, and charts our progress towards answering the fundamental yet elusive question of how galaxies get their gas. Understanding…

  • Hydrogen Deficient Stars and Related Objects

    Hydrogen Deficient Stars and Related Objects

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789401086080

    The first helium star was discovered in 1942, the first scientific meeting on the subject, however, took place in 1985. The meeting was hence long overdue for, in the meantime, a substantial amount of material had been accumulated by a rather small,…

  • Nanodust in the Solar System: Discoveries and Interpretations

    Nanodust in the Solar System: Discoveries and Interpretations

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642436437

    Nanodust and nanometer-sized structures are important components of many objects in space. Nanodust is observed in evolved stars, young stellar objects, protoplanetary disks, and dust debris disks. Within the solar system, nanodust is observed with…

  • Nanodust in the Solar System: Discoveries and Interpretations

    Nanodust in the Solar System: Discoveries and Interpretations

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642275425

    Nanodust and nanometer-sized structures are important components of many objects in space. Nanodust is observed in evolved stars, young stellar objects, protoplanetary disks, and dust debris disks. Within the solar system, nanodust is observed with…

  • Planetary Nebulae

    Planetary Nebulae
    av Stuart R. Pottasch

    Inbunden - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789027716729

    The purpose of this book is to give a detailed description of the planetary nebulae including the relevant astronomical observations and their interpretation. Considerable attention is given to the evolution of these objects as well as to their phys…

  • Physics of the Solar Corona

    Physics of the Solar Corona

    Inbunden - 1971 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789027702043

    Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Institute on Physics of the Solar Corona, held in Cavouri-Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece, 6-17 September 1970

  • Methods of Detecting Exoplanets

    Methods of Detecting Exoplanets

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319274560

    In this book, renowned scientists describe the various techniques used to detect and characterize extrasolar planets, or exoplanets, with a view to unveiling the “tricks of the trade” of planet detection to a wider community. The radial…

  • The First Galaxies

    The First Galaxies

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642448607

    New observations of the period between the cosmic recombination and the end of reionization are posing intriguing questions about where the first generations of stars were formed, how the first galaxies were assembled, whether these galaxies have lo…

  • The First Galaxies

    The First Galaxies

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642323614

    New observations of the period between the cosmic recombination and the end of reionization are posing intriguing questions about where the first generations of stars were formed, how the first galaxies were assembled, whether these galaxies have lo…

  • The Interstellar Medium in Galaxies

    The Interstellar Medium in Galaxies

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780792307600

    This book contains the proceedings of the sixth Eurographics Workshop on Vir­ tual Environments. The event took place from June 1 to June 2, 2000, in Am­ sterdam. We hope that readers will find these proceedings to be valuable, not only for virtual…

  • Astrophysical Jets

    Astrophysical Jets

    Inbunden - 1983 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789027716279

    Attilio Ferrari I want to recall here the basic points I raised at the beginning of the Workshop as the main targets of discussion (in the name of the Scientific Committee). I attempted to focus the attention of participants on the fact that, in man…

  • The Synthesis of the Elements

    The Synthesis of the Elements
    av Giora Shaviv

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783642283840

    This book describes the origins and evolution of the chemical elements we and the cosmos are made of. The story starts with the discovery of the common elements on Earth and their subsequent discovery in space. How do we learn the composition of the…

  • Whistler Phenomena

    Whistler Phenomena
    av C. Ferencz

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780792369950

    In this volume, the authors present theoretical explanations for a few basic problems connected with the propagation of extra wide band, short impulses in linear media, and with the propagation of whistlers and megawhistlers in plasmas. In addition,…

  • Outskirts of Galaxies

    Outskirts of Galaxies

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319859453

    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 of i…

  • Galactic and Extragalactic Infrared Spectroscopy

    Galactic and Extragalactic Infrared Spectroscopy

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789400972537

    The last major conference on infrared astronomy was the IAU Symposium No. 96 in June 1980. Since then, the discipline has continued to mature and to contribute to all branches of astrophysics. One particular area of growth has been in spectroscopic…

  • Plasma Astrophysics, Part II

    Plasma Astrophysics, Part II
    av Boris V. Somov

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781461442943

    This two-part book is devoted to classic fundamentals and current practices and perspectives of modern plasma astrophysics. This second part discusses the physics of magnetic reconnection and flares of electromagnetic origin in space plasmas in the…

  • Plasma Astrophysics, Part II

    Plasma Astrophysics, Part II
    av Boris V. Somov

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781489987891

    This two-part book is devoted to classic fundamentals and current practices and perspectives of modern plasma astrophysics. This second part discusses the physics of magnetic reconnection and flares of electromagnetic origin in space plasmas in the…

  • Radio Recombination Lines

    Radio Recombination Lines
    av M.A. Gordon

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789401039567

    Recombination lines at radio wavelengths have been - and still are - a pow­ erful tool for modern astronomy. For more than thirty years they have allowed astronomers to probe the gases from which stars form. They have even been detected in the Sun.…

  • Cataclysmic Variables

    Cataclysmic Variables

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789401041485

    Cataclysmic Variables (CVs) are well furnished laboratories in which one can investigate a number of important physical processes. These processes include: thermonuclear reactions, nebular physics, winds, mass accretion phenomena on compact objects,…

  • Dynamical Chaos in Planetary Systems

    Dynamical Chaos in Planetary Systems
    av Ivan I. Shevchenko

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783030521431

    This is the first monograph dedicated entirely to problems of stability and chaotic behaviour in planetary systems and its subsystems. The author explores the three rapidly developing interplaying fields of resonant and chaotic dynamics of Hamiltoni…

  • Dynamical Chaos in Planetary Systems

    Dynamical Chaos in Planetary Systems

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783030521462

    This is the first monograph dedicated entirely to problems of stability and chaotic behaviour in planetary systems and its subsystems. The author explores the three rapidly developing interplaying fields of resonant and chaotic dynamics of Hamiltoni…

  • Scientific Applications of Lunar Laser Ranging

    Scientific Applications of Lunar Laser Ranging

    Inbunden - 1977 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789027707901

    The progress of science during the past centuries has been in some measure energized by the development of new technologies. People are no more intelligent now than they were five centuries ago, or indeed five millenia ago. The differences are in th…

  • The Nature of Unidentified Galactic High-Energy Gamma-Ray Sources

    The Nature of Unidentified Galactic High-Energy Gamma-Ray Sources

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781402000102

    The Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET) instru­ ment on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory left as a legacy its Third Catalog of High Energy Gamma-Ray Sources, whose detections include a large number of blazars, some pulsars, the Large M…

  • CNO Isotopes in Astrophysics

    CNO Isotopes in Astrophysics

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789401012348

    On behalf of the IAU Commission 48 "High Energy Astrophysics" a special session on "CNO Isotopes in Astrophysics" was held at the General Assembly of IAU in Grenoble on August 30, 1976. This topic was chosen since it has recently included many excit…

  • Neutron Stars and Pulsars

    Neutron Stars and Pulsars

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783662501047

    Neutron stars are the most compact astronomical objects in the universe which are accessible by direct observation. Studying neutron stars means studying physics in regimes unattainable in any terrestrial laboratory. Understanding their observed co…

  • Accretion Flows in Astrophysics

    Accretion Flows in Astrophysics

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783030065676

    This book highlights selected topics of standard and modern theory of accretion onto black holes and magnetized neutron stars. The structure of stationary standard discs and non-stationary viscous processes in accretion discs are discussed to the hi…

  • Astrophysical Disks

    Astrophysical Disks

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781402043475

    This book deals with collective and stochastic processes in astrophysical disks involving theory, observations, and the results of modelling. It examines the spiral-vortex structure in galactic and accretion disks, and stochastic and ordered structu…

  • Recollections of "Tucson Operations"

    Recollections of "Tucson Operations"
    av M.A. Gordon

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789048168224

    A personal account of the evolution of millimeter-wave astronomy at the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The author recounts the behind-the-scenes activities of the staff from the beginnings at Kitt Peak to the closing of the Tuscon offices.

  • Dusty Objects in the Universe

    Dusty Objects in the Universe

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789401067829

    Solid matter in space is crucial in accounting for many processes. In these last years a great improvement of the general knowledge of the problem has been possible due to the increase, in number and quality, of observations and of the laboratory ef…

  • Eclipses, Transits, and Comets of the Nineteenth Century

    Eclipses, Transits, and Comets of the Nineteenth Century
    av Stella Cottam

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9783319083407

    Winner of the AAS 2019 Donald E. Osterbrock Book Prize for Historical Astronomy Grabbing the attention of poets, politicians and the general public alike, a series of spectacular astronomical events in the late 1800s galvanized Americans to take a g…

  • The Symbiotic Phenomenon

    The Symbiotic Phenomenon

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9789401078337

    Symbiotic stars were identified spectroscopically as M giants with a very strong He II 4686 emission line. After five decades of study by many astronomers, the first internatioinal meetings devoted to symbiotics were held at the University of Colora…