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  1. An Introduction to the Physics of Interstellar Dust

    By Endrik Krugel

    Series: Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics

    Streamlining the extensive information from the original, highly acclaimed monograph, this new An Introduction to the Physics of Interstellar Dust provides a concise reference and overview of interstellar dust and the interstellar medium. Drawn from a graduate course taught by the author, a highly...

    Published July 12th 2007 by CRC Press

  2. Numerical Methods in Astrophysics

    An Introduction

    By Peter Bodenheimer, Gregory P. Laughlin, Michal Rozyczka, Harold. W Yorke

    Series: Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics

    Numerical Methods in Astrophysics: An Introduction outlines various fundamental numerical methods that can solve gravitational dynamics, hydrodynamics, and radiation transport equations. This resource indicates which methods are most suitable for particular problems, demonstrates what the accuracy...

    Published December 13th 2006 by CRC Press

  3. Very High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy

    By T.C. Weekes

    Series: Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics

    High energy gamma-ray photons are the prime probes of the relativistic or high-energy universe, populated by black holes, neutron stars, supernovae, quasars, and matter-antimatter annihilations. Through studying the gamma-ray sky, astrophysicists are able to better understand the formation and...

    Published April 8th 2003 by CRC Press

  4. The Physics of Interstellar Dust

    By Endrik Krugel

    Series: Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics

    Interstellar dust grains catalyse chemical reactions, absorb, scatter, polarise and re-radiate starlight and constitute the building blocks for the formation of planets. Understanding this interstellar component is therefore of primary importance in many areas of astronomy & astrophysics. For...

    Published December 2nd 2002 by CRC Press

  5. Dust in the Galactic Environment, 2nd Edition

    By D.C.B Whittet

    Series: Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics

    Dust is a ubiquitous feature of the cosmos, impinging directly or indirectly on most fields of modern astronomy and astrophysics. Dust in the Galactic Environment, Second Edition provides a thorough overview of the subject, covering general concepts, methods of investigation, important results and...

    Published October 21st 2002 by CRC Press

  6. Dark Sky, Dark Matter

    By J.M Overduin, P.S Wesson

    Series: Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics

    Olbers' paradox states that given the Universe is unbounded, governed by the standard laws of physics, and populated by light sources, the night sky should be ablaze with light. Obviously this is not so. However, the paradox does not lie in nature but in our understanding of physics. A Universe...

    Published September 1st 2002 by CRC Press

  7. An Introduction to the Science of Cosmology

    By Derek Raine, E.G. Thomas

    Series: Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics

    A thorough introduction to modern ideas on cosmology and on the physical basis of the general theory of relativity, An Introduction to the Science of Cosmology explores various theories and ideas in big bang cosmology, providing insight into current problems. Assuming no previous knowledge of...

    Published August 1st 2001 by CRC Press

  8. The Origin and Evolution of the Solar System

    By Michael M. Woolfson

    Series: Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics

    The origin of the solar system has been a matter of speculation for many centuries, and since the time of Newton it has been possible to apply scientific principles to the problem. A succession of theories, starting with that of Pierre Laplace in 1796, has gained general acceptance, only to fall...

    Published January 1st 2000 by CRC Press

  9. The Physics of the Interstellar Medium, Second Edition

    By J.E Dyson, D.A Williams

    Series: Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics

    The book leads the advanced undergraduate through the wide range of disciplines related to an understanding of the interstellar medium and is suitable for any student studying either physics or astrophysics. The study of the interstellar medium incorporates a large range of physical More......

    Published January 1st 1997 by CRC Press

Forthcoming Books

  1. Astrobiology: An Introduction
    By Alan Longstaff
    To Be Published December 2nd 2014
  2. Stellar Explosions: Nucleosynthesis and Cosmochemistry
    Edited by Jordi Jose
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  3. Fundamentals of Radio Astronomy
    By Jonathan Marr, Ronald L. Snell, Stanley Kurtz
    To Be Published June 14th 2015
  4. Astronomical Instrumentation
    By Matthew Griffin, Peter A. R. Ade, Carole Tucker
    To Be Published June 14th 2015

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