From The Sun To The Stars
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From The Sun To The Stars

The book begins at the Sun then travels through the solar system to see the stars, how they work, and ultimately what they mean to us. The idea is to provide an integrated view of the galaxy and its contents. Along the way we look at spectra, atmospheric phenomena, gravity and the laws of motion, telescopes and how they work, interstellar gas and dust, star birth and death, and planets orbiting other stars. Most popular books tend to...

Radio Astronomy at Long Wavelengths
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Radio Astronomy at Long Wavelengths

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 119. The spectacular success of Earth-based radio astronomy is due to several factors. A broad atmospheric window of more than four orders-of-magnitude in frequency extends from ~30 MHz (wavelength 10 m), where ionospheric distortions and opacity begin to become a problem, to ~300 GHz (wavelength 1 mm), where atmospheric absorption becomes...

Florence Porcel, "La folle histoire du système solaire"
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La folle histoire du système solaire

Après avoir déclassé Pluton, avons-nous découvert une neuvième planète dans notre Système solaire ? Pourquoi Mars est-elle aussi petite ? Quel formidable bestiaire d’objets cosmiques se trouve au-delà de l’orbite de Neptune ? Où la vie extraterrestre pourrait-elle bien se cacher ? Le Soleil mourra-t-il dans d’atroces souffrances ou s’éteindra-t-il paisiblement ? Florence Porcel, community manager officielle de l’Univers, fait le poin...

Particle acceleration in astrophysical plasmas: geospace and beyond
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Particle acceleration in astrophysical plasmas: geospace and beyond

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 156. Space is dominated by plasma and a myriad of physical processes through which it has been evolving for billions of years. In our effort to understand what the universe has been and what it will become, we turn to the nature of matter, space, and the various interactions that change this environment. Our contact with the remote regions...

In Synchrony with the Heavens, Studies in Astronomical Timekeeping and Instrumentation in Medieval Islamic Civilization
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In Synchrony with the Heavens, Studies in Astronomical Timekeeping and Instrumentation in Medieval Islamic Civilization

This is the first investigation of one of the main interests of astronomy in Islamic civilization, namely, timekeeping by the sun and stars and the regulation of the astronomically-defined times of Muslim prayer. The study is based on over 500 medieval astronomical manuscripts first identified by the author, now preserved in libraries all over the world and originally from the entire Islamic world from the Maghrib to Central Asia and...

Metaphysical Experiments: Physics and the Invention of the Universe (Posthumanities)
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Metaphysical Experiments: Physics and the Invention of the Universe (Posthumanities)

"In this provocative and sharply written account, Bjørn Ekeberg makes a radical case for the social construction of physics and its truths, urging that the mathematical unification of physical phenomena is not only physics’ goal but also a deeply metaphysical requirement for its progress—progress put into doubt, not to say crisis, by the emergence of mathematical theories (such as multiverse or string theory) that seem ‘untestable in...

Severe Space Weather Eventsâ¬"Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts: A Workshop Report: Extended Summary
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Severe Space Weather Eventsâ¬"Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts: A Workshop Report: Extended Summary

The adverse effects of extreme space weather on modern technology--power grid outages, high-frequency communication blackouts, spacecraft anomalies--are well known and well documented, and the physical processes underlying space weather are also generally well understood. Less well documented and understood, however, are the potential economic and societal impacts of the disruption of critical technological systems by severe space we...

Space Technology: A Compendium for Space Engineering
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Space Technology: A Compendium for Space Engineering

This textbook is a compendium for further education of students and professionals in aerospace industry. It covers the fundamentals of aerospace and explains the details of technical implementations. These are organised in the border area of technical feasibility. The authors discuss constraints of space flight and key elements of rocket motors and power supply in more detail. The accessibility of the celestial bodies is tabulated an...

Principles of Space-Time-Matter: Cosmology, Particles and Waves in Five Dimensions
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Principles of Space-Time-Matter: Cosmology, Particles and Waves in Five Dimensions

This book is a summing up of the prospects for unification between relativity and particle physics based on the extension of Einstein's theory of General Relativity to five dimensions. This subject was first established by Paul Wesson in his previous best-seller, Space-Time-Matter, and discussed from a different perspective in Five-Dimensional Physics, both published by World Scientific in 1999 and 2006 respectively. This third book ...