Cosmic Magnetic Fields

Author: Jorge Sánchez Almeida
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107097819
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An introduction to cosmic magnetic fields on a range of astrophysical and cosmological scales for young researchers and graduate students.

Bayesian Astrophysics

Author: Andrés Asensio Ramos
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107102138
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Provides an overview of the fundamentals of Bayesian inference and its applications within astrophysics, for graduate students and researchers.

Secular Evolution of Galaxies

Author: Jesús Falcón-Barroso
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107035279
Format: PDF, Docs
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Graduate-level text on galaxy evolution, one of the most popular research topics in astrophysics, with chapters contributed by leading astronomers.

100 Pin Loom Squares

Author: Florencia Campos Correa
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250059097
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"Works on the Zoom Loom and other small looms"--Cover.

Planetary Atmospheres

Author: C. Sagan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401030634
Format: PDF
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Proceedings of the IAU Symposium No. 40, held in Marfa, Texas, U.S.A., October 26-31, 1969

Bad Astronomy

Author: Philip C. Plait
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471422075
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?

Local Group Cosmology

Author: David Martínez-Delgado
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107434173
Format: PDF, ePub
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One of the most fascinating unresolved problems of modern astrophysics is how the galaxies we observe today were formed. The Lambda-Cold Dark Matter paradigm predicts that large spiral galaxies such as the Milky Way formed through accretion and tidal disruption of satellite galaxies. The galaxies of the Local Group provide the best laboratory in which to investigate these galaxy formation processes because they can be studied with sufficiently high resolution to exhume fossils of galactic evolution embedded in the spatial distribution, kinematics, and chemical abundances of their oldest stars. Based on the twentieth Winter School of the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics, this volume provides a firm grounding for graduate students and early career researchers working on Local Group cosmology. It presents modules from eight eminent and experienced scientists at the forefront of Local Group research, and includes overviews of observational techniques, diagnostic tools, and various theoretical models.

A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy

Author: Carol Christian
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108211321
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Are we alone in the Universe? Was there anything before the Big Bang? Are there other universes? What makes stars shine? Where does Earth's water come from? Why is the night sky dark? Was there ever life on Mars? How do telescopes work? This engaging guide book answers all these questions and hundreds more, making it a practical reference for anyone who has ever wondered what is out in the cosmos, where it all comes from, and how it all works. Richly illustrated in color throughout, it gives simple yet rigorous explanations in non-technical language, summarizing current astronomical knowledge, without overlooking the important underlying scientific principles. This second edition includes substantial new material throughout, including the latest findings from the New Horizons, Rosetta, and Dawn space missions, and images from professional telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array.

3D Spectroscopy in Astronomy

Author: E. Mediavilla
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521895413
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lectures from the seventeenth Winter School of the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute on new 3D spectroscopy techniques and data.