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1 Neil DeGrasse Tyson Welcome to the universe: The Problem Book 026277 2017 Book  
2 Jean-Rene Roy Unveiling galaxies: The Role of Images in Astronomical Discovery 026368 2018 Book  
3 Don Machholz The observing guide to the Messier marathon OB0743 Book  
4 Stephen James O'Meara ; with additional images by Mario Motta The Caldwell objects OB0727 Book  
5 Roger J. Tayler Galaxies, structure and evolution OB0721 Book  
6 Bernard Pagel Nucleosynthesis and chemical evolution of galaxies OB0719 Book  
7 Stephen James O'Meara ; with object photos by Mario Motta The secret deep OB0709 Book  
8 edited by William R. Oegerle, Michael J. Fitchett, Laura Danly Clusters of galaxies OB0704 Book  
9 A.G.G.M. Tielens The physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium OB0695 Book  
10 Glen H. Mackie Multiwavelength atlas of galaxies OB0684 Book  
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TitleWelcome to the universe: The Problem Book
Author(s)Neil DeGrasse Tyson;Michael A. Strauss;J. Richard Gott
PublicationPrinceton, Princeton University Press, 2017.
Descriptionxxv, 235p.
Abstract NoteWelcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all--from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar system to the outermost frontiers of space. How do stars live and die? Why did Pluto lose its planetary status? What are the prospects of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? How did the universe begin? Why is it expanding and why is its expansion accelerating? Is our universe alone or part of an infinite multiverse? Answering these and many other questions, the authors open your eyes to the wonders of the cosmos, sharing their knowledge of how the universe works. Breathtaking in scope and stunningly illustrated throughout, Welcome to the Universe is for those who hunger for insights into our evolving universe that only world-class astrophysicists can provide.
ISBN,Price9780691177816 : US $35.00(PB)
Classification524.8
Keyword(s)1. BLACK HOLE 2. EINSTEIN'S THEORY OF RELATIVITY 3. GALAXIES 4. NEWTON'S LAWS 5. PLANETARY SCIENCE 6. STARS 7. SUMMER PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 8. SUMMER STUDENTS PROGRAM 9. UNIVERSE
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TitleUnveiling galaxies: The Role of Images in Astronomical Discovery
Author(s)Jean-Rene Roy
PublicationCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Descriptionxv, 278p.
Abstract NoteGalaxies are known as the building blocks of the universe, but arriving at this understanding has been a thousand-year odyssey. This journey is told through the lens of the evolving use of images as investigative tools. Initial chapters explore how early insights developed in line with new methods of scientific imaging, particularly photography. The volume then explores the impact of optical, radio and x-ray imaging techniques. The final part of the story discusses the importance of atlases of galaxies; how astronomers organised images in ways that educated, promoted ideas and pushed for new knowledge. Images that created confusion as well as advanced knowledge are included to demonstrate the challenges faced by astronomers and the long road to understanding galaxies. By examining developments in imaging, this text places the study of galaxies in its broader historical context, contributing to both astronomy and the history of science.
ISBN,PriceUKP 34.99(HB)
Classification524.6
Keyword(s)1. ATLAS OF GALAXIES 2. GALAXIES 3. OPTICAL IMAGING 4. RADIO IMAGING TECHNIQUES 5. X-RAY IMAGING TECHNIQUES
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TitleThe observing guide to the Messier marathon : a handbook and atlas
Author(s)Don Machholz
Description1 online resource (xiii, 157 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThe Messier Catalogue is a list of one hundred and ten galaxies, star clusters and nebulae, and includes many of the brightest and best-known objects in the sky. Amateur astronomers can challenge their abilities by attempting to find all the objects on the list in one night, and thus complete the Messier Marathon. This book contains over 90 easy-to-use star maps to guide the observer from one object to the next, and provides tips for a successful night of observing. The book also tells the story of the eighteenth-century astronomer, Charles Messier, and how he came to compile his extensive catalogue. This complete guide to the Messier Marathon will help the amateur astronomer to observe the Messier Objects throughout the year, using a small telescope or even a pair of binoculars
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Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 4. GALAXIES 5. NEBULAE 6. STARS
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TitleThe Caldwell objects
Author(s)Stephen James O'Meara ; with additional images by Mario Motta
EditionSecond edition
Description1 online resource (xix, 556 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThe Caldwell Catalogue, compiled by the late Sir Patrick Moore (1923???2012), has delighted amateur astronomers worldwide since its publication in 1995. Twenty years on, Stephen James O'Meara revisits his guide to these 109 deep-sky delights, breathing new life into them and the 20 additional observing targets included as an appendix. This second edition retains O'Meara's detailed visual descriptions and sketches, accompanied by stunning new images taken by amateur photographer Mario Motta and observations by Magda Streicher. The astrophysical descriptions have been updated to account for the many advances in our understanding of the objects, not least due to an armada of space-borne observatories and the new technologies used in large ground-based telescopes. Ideal for observers who have completed the Messier objects and are looking for their next challenge, Deep-Sky Companions: The Caldwell Objects is a fitting tribute from a renowned visual observer to one of astronomy's most famous personalities
Notes"A list of 109 celestial delights compiled by Sir Patrick Moore"--Title page
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. GALAXIES 3. NEBULAE 4. STARS
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TitleGalaxies, structure and evolution
Author(s)Roger J. Tayler
Description1 online resource (xiii, 208 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteGalaxies are large systems of stars, some of which contain interstellar gas and dust. They also contain much invisible matter, which may be in the form of weakly interacting elementary particles. In this introductory textbook, the first chapter introduces the study of galaxies. This is followed by two chapters on observations of galaxies, including our own. There are then three chapters on galactic structure: the manner in which motions of stars determine galactic shape, the determination of galactic masses, and the structure of discs in spirals. Galactic evolution, especially changes in chemical composition over time, is covered. The book concludes with a discussion of the origin of galaxies and their relation to more general questions in cosmology. The book includes mathematical presentation where this enables the discussion to be quantitative
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Keyword(s)GALAXIES
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TitleNucleosynthesis and chemical evolution of galaxies
Author(s)Bernard Pagel
EditionSecond edition
Description1 online resource (xvii, 466 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThe distribution of elements in the cosmos is the result of many processes, and it provides a powerful tool to study the Big Bang, the density of baryonic matter, nucleosynthesis and the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies. Covering many exciting topics in astrophysics and cosmology, this textbook, by a pioneer of the field, provides a lucid and wide-ranging introduction to the interdisciplinary subject of galactic chemical evolution for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It is also an authoritative overview for researchers and professional scientists. This new edition includes results from recent space missions and new material on abundances from stellar populations, nebular analysis, and meteoric isotopic anomalies, and abundance analysis of X-ray gas. Simple derivations for key results are provided, together with problems and helpful solution hints, enabling the student to develop an understanding of results from numerical models and real observations
Contents NoteIntroduction and overview -- Thermonuclear reactions -- Cosmic abundances of elements and isotopes -- Cosmological nucleosynthesis and abundances of light elements -- Outline of stellar structure and evolution -- Neutron capture processes -- Galactic chemical evolution : basic concepts and issues -- Some specific GCE models and related observational data -- Origin and evolution of light elements -- Radioactive cosmochronology -- Chemical evolution in other sorts of galaxies -- Cosmic chemical evolution and diffuse background radiation -- Appendix 1: Some historical landmarks -- Appendix 2: Some physical and astronomical constants -- Appendix 3: Time-dependent perturbation theory and transition probabilities -- Appendix 4: Polytropic stellar models -- Appendix 5: Dissipation and abundance gradients -- Appendix 6: Hints for problems
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Keyword(s)1. COSMOCHEMISTRY 2. GALAXIES
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TitleThe secret deep
Author(s)Stephen James O'Meara ; with object photos by Mario Motta
Description1 online resource (xiii, 483 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteIn this fresh list, Stephen James O'Meara presents 109 new objects for stargazers to observe. The Secret Deep list contains many exceptional objects, including a planetary nebula whose last thermal pulse produced a circumstellar shell similar to the one expected in the final days of our Sun's life; a piece of the only supernova remnant known visible to the unaided eye; the flattest galaxy known; the largest edge-on galaxy in the heavens; the brightest quasar; and the companion star to one of the first black hole candidates ever discovered. Each object is accompanied by beautiful photographs and sketches, original finder charts, visual histories and up-to-date astrophysical information to enrich the observing experience. Featuring galaxies, clusters and nebulae not covered in other Deep-Sky Companions books, this is a wonderful addition to the series and an essential guide for any deep-sky observer
Contents NoteAbout this book -- The secret deep -- Appendix A. The secret deep : basic data -- Appendix B. Twenty additional secret deep objects -- Appendix C. Deep-sky lists : comparison table-- Appendix D. Photo credits -- The secret deep checklist
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Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. GALAXIES
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TitleClusters of galaxies : proceedings of the Clusters of Galaxies Meeting, Baltimore, 1989 May 15-17
Author(s)edited by William R. Oegerle, Michael J. Fitchett, Laura Danly
Description1 online resource (xii, 395 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteCollected in this volume are the review papers from the Space Telescope Science Institute symposium on Clusters of Galaxies held in May 1989. Fifteen experts in the field have presented summaries of our current understanding of the formation and evolution of clusters and their constituent galaxies. Subjects covered include the existence and importance of subclustering, models of the evolution of clusters and the intracluster medium, the effect of the cluster environment on galaxies, observations of high redshift clusters, and the use of clusters as tracers of large scale structure. This book provides a timely focus for future observational and theoretical work on clusters of galaxies
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TitleThe physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium
Author(s)A.G.G.M. Tielens
Description1 online resource (xiii, 495 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteThis work provides a comprehensive overview of our theoretical and observational understanding of the interstellar medium of galaxies. With emphasis on the microscopic physical and chemical processes in space, and their influence on the macroscopic structure of the interstellar medium of galaxies, the book includes developments in this area of molecular astrophysics. The various heating, cooling, and chemical processes relevant for the rarefied gas and submicron-sized dust grains that constitute the interstellar medium are discussed in detail. This provides a firm foundation for an in-depth understanding of the ionized, neutral atomic, and molecular phases of the interstellar medium. The physical and chemical properties of large polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecules and their role in the interstellar medium are highlighted, and the physics and chemistry of warm and dense photodissociation regions are discussed. This is an invaluable reference source for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and research scientists
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Keyword(s)1. GALAXIES 2. INTERSTELLAR MATTER 3. MOLECULAR ASTROPHYSICS
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TitleMultiwavelength atlas of galaxies
Author(s)Glen H. Mackie
Description1 online resource (xi, 256 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Abstract NoteSince the radio signature of our own Milky Way was detected in 1931, galaxies have been observed from ultra-high energy gamma rays to long wavelength radio waves, providing fundamental insights into their formation, evolution and structural components. Unveiling the secrets of some of the best-observed galaxies, this atlas contains over 250 full-color images spanning the whole electromagnetic spectrum. The accompanying text explains why we see the component stars, gas and dust through different radiation processes, and describes the telescopes and instruments used. This atlas is a valuable reference resource on galaxies for students seeking an overview of multiwavelength observations and what they tell us, and researchers needing detailed summaries of individual galaxies. An accompanying website, hosted by the author, contains slide shows of the galaxies covered in the book. This is available at www.cambridge.org/9780521620628
Contents NoteMachine generated contents note: 1. Galaxies; 2. Observing the electromagnetic spectrum; 3. A view from the inside: the Galaxy; 4. The atlas; Appendices; References; Index
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