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Nikolai V. Pogorelov - 2009 - Science - No preview available
"This volume contains the papers based on talks given at ASTRONUM-2008--the third in the series of international conferences organized by the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics of the University of California and Institute for Research ...
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The Ages of Stars (IAU S258)

Eric E. Mamajek, David R. Soderblom, Rosemary F. G. Wyse - 2009 - Science - Snippet view
Estimating accurate stellar ages is one of the most difficult challenges in astrophysics. A star's age cannot be measured directly, and currently we only know the accurate age for one star: the Sun. Stellar ages lie at the heart of much of ...
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Nonlinear Cosmic Ray Diffusion Theories

Andreas Shalchi - 2009 - Astronomy - Limited preview
This book deals with the physics of cosmic ray diffusion theory, focusing on the physics of nonlinear transport of cosmic rays through turbulent interplanetary or interstellar plasma. The author discusses fundamental processes such as cosmic ray ...
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Finding the Big Bang

P. James E. Peebles, Lyman A. Page, Jr., R. Bruce Partridge - 2009 - Science - No preview available
Cosmology, the study of the universe as a whole, has become a precise physical science, the foundation of which is our understanding of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) left from the big bang. The story of the discovery and ...
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From First Light to Reionization: The End of the Dark Ages

Massimo Stiavelli - 2009 - Science - No preview available
This up-to-date and concise account of a critical period of the early universe directly links the latest theories and experiments. Targeted at cosmological problems rather than specific methods, it begins with an introduction reviewing the early ...
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The Day We Found the Universe

Marcia Bartusiak - 2009 - Science - Limited preview
The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe. On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far ...
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The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

Timothy Gowers, June Barrow-Green, Imre Leader - 2010 - Mathematics - Limited preview
This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's ...
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Einstein's Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe

Evalyn Gates - 2009 - Science - Limited preview
Draws on cutting-edge findings in the field of astrophysics to augment Einstein's theories and define the unseen matter of the universe, in an account that attempts to explain why the universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating rate in ...
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Perfect Phrases for Writing Grant Proposals

Beverly Browning - 2007 - Business & Economics - Snippet view
The Right Phrase for Every Situation…Every Time These days, it's not enough to work for a good cause or worthy organization. If you want to receive funding from a corporation, community, foundation, or government institution, it all comes down ...
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Foundations of Astrophysics

Barbara Sue Ryden, Bradley M. Peterson - 2010 - Science - No preview available
Key Benefit: Foundations of Astrophysics provides a contemporary and complete introduction to astrophysics for astronomy and physics majors. This book is briefer and more accessible than other books in the market, and is the most up-to-date book ...
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