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Observing and Cataloguing Nebulae and Star Clusters: From Herschel to Dreyer ...

Wolfgang Steinicke - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
The New General Catalogue, originally created in 1888, is the source for referencing bright nebulae and star clusters, both in professional and amateur astronomy. With 7840 entries, it is the most-used historical catalogue of observational ...
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Atlas of the Galilean Satellites

Paul Schenk - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
Complete color global maps and high-resolution mosaics of Jupiter's four large moons Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto are compiled for the first time in this important atlas. The satellites are revealed as four visually striking and ...
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Talking about Life: Conversations on Astrobiology

Chris Impey - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
With over 500 planets now known to exist beyond the Solar System, spacecraft heading for Mars, and the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence, this timely book explores current ideas about the search for life in the Universe. It ...
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Transiting Exoplanets

Carole A. Haswell - 2010 - Science - No preview available
The methods used in the detection and characterization of exoplanets are presented through the study of transiting systems in this unique textbook for advanced undergraduates. From determining the atmospheric properties of transiting exoplanets ...
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Planetary Sciences

Imke de Pater, Jack J. Lissauer - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
An authoritative introduction for graduate students in astronomy, planetary science and earth science.
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Problem Solving and Programming Concepts

Maureen Sprankle, Jim Hubbard - 2009 - Computers - Snippet view
Revised to reflect the most current issues in the programming industry, this successful book emphasizes that problem solving is the same inallcomputer languages, regardless of syntax.Uses a generic, non-language-specific approach to present the ...
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In Search of Time: Journeys Along a Curious Dimension

Dan Falk - 2009 - Science and civilization - No preview available
The enigma of time has captivated journalist Dan Falk, who sets off on a journey In Search of Time. The quest takes him from the ancient observatories of stone-age Ireland to the atomic clocks of the U.S. Naval Observatory; from the layers of ...
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The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars

Christopher Cokinos - 2009 - Science - Snippet view
An award-winning founder of Isotope magazine chronicles how the study of meteorites became a modern science, in a natural history that documents the contributions of key individuals and traces landmark discoveries in Antarctica, Greenland, and ...
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Dark Side of the Moon: Wernher Von Braun, the Third Reich, and the Space Race

Wayne Biddle - 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
An investigation into the origins of the first moon landing evaluates ideas sparked by the modernism of the Third Reich while tracing the life of scientist Wernher von Braun, describing how his driving ambitions directly contributed to weapons ...
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High Energy Radiation from Black Holes: Gamma Rays, Cosmic Rays, and Neutrinos

Charles Dermer, Govind Menon - 2009 - Science - No preview available
Bright gamma-ray flares observed from sources far beyond our Milky Way Galaxy are best explained if enormous amounts of energy are liberated by black holes. The highest- energy particles in nature--the ultra-high-energy cosmic rays--cannot be ...
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