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1 Cunningham, Clifford Discovery of the First Asteroid, Ceres I10426 2016 eBook  
2 Stevenson, David S The Exo-Weather Report I10423 2016 eBook  
3 Kato, Shoji Oscillations of Disks I10403 2016 eBook  
4 Kanas, Nick The Caloris Network I10391 2016 eBook  
5 Carroll, Michael Earths of Distant Suns I10306 2017 eBook  
6 Yamamoto, Satoshi Introduction to Astrochemistry I10229 2017 eBook  
7 Young, Anthony The Apollo Lunar Samples I10223 2017 eBook  
8 Stevenson, David S The Nature of Life and Its Potential to Survive I10177 2017 eBook  
9 Cunningham, Clifford J Bode???s Law and the Discovery of Juno I10164 2017 eBook  
10 Li, Chunlai The Chang???E-1 Topographic Atlas of the Moon I10163 2016 eBook  
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TitleDiscovery of the First Asteroid, Ceres : Historical Studies in Asteroid Research
Author(s)Cunningham, Clifford
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIII, 333 p. 92 illus., 19 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteBased on extensive primary sources, many never previously translated into English, this is the definitive account of the origins of Ceres as it went from being classified as a new planet to reclassification as the first of a previously unknown group of celestial objects. Cunningham opens this critical moment of astronomical discovery to full modern analysis for the first time. This book includes all the voluminous correspondence, translated into English, between the astronomers of Europe about the startling discovery of Ceres by Piazzi in 1801. It covers the period up to March 1802, at which time Pallas was discovered. Also included are Piazzi's two monographs about Ceres, and the sections of two books dealing with Ceres, one by Johann Bode, the other by Johann Schroeter. The origin of the word 'asteroid' is explained, along with several chapters on the antecedents of the story going back to ancient Greek times. The formulation of Bode's Law is given, as are the details on the efforts of Baron von Zach to organize a search for the supposed missing planet between Mars and Jupiter. Examples of verse created to commemorate the great discovery are included in this first volume. The author, who has a PhD in the History of Astronomy, is a dedicated scholar of the story of asteroids and his research on the discovery of Ceres is comprehensive and fully sourced. The discovery came at a time when rival astronomers were in hot competition with each other, and when the true nature of these celestial bodies was not yet known. With astronomers in France, Italy and beyond vying to understand and receive credit for the new class of astral bodies, drama was not in short supply--nor were scientific advances
ISBN,Price9783319217772
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. HISTORY 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 8. Observations, Astronomical 9. PHYSICS 10. PLANETOLOGY 11. SPACE SCIENCES 12. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Exo-Weather Report : Exploring Diverse Atmospheric Phenomena Around the Universe
Author(s)Stevenson, David S
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVI, 452 p. 116 illus., 113 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteDavid Stevenson???s new book links the meteorology of the Earth to that of other planets, stars, and clusters of galaxies, showing the similarities and differences between terrestrial weather and that of weather on other worlds. Because Earth is not unique in having weather, there is much to learn from other planets with atmospheres that show the movement of energy from hotter to colder areas. The weather seen on Earth and other known planetary systems are examined to elaborate the connection between climate and the development of life. The weather on Earth and other Solar System planets is a manifestation of the huge energy budget imparted by our star, the Sun, but weather doesn???t stop at the shores of our Solar System. The author brings together the latest information from satellites and probes, such as Cassini and Hubble, to show its larger place in the astronomical picture. Inferences are drawn about the weather and climate of a large number of other planetary systems that lie far from our own. ??Additionally, the author expands our understanding of what exactly weather is comprised of by exploring the kind of ???weather??? experienced on the largest observable scales in the universe
ISBN,Price9783319256795
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. CLIMATOLOGY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. PLANETOLOGY 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. SPACE SCIENCES 8. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleOscillations of Disks
Author(s)Kato, Shoji
PublicationTokyo, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Japan, 2016.
DescriptionXV, 261 p. 49 illus., 6 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book presents the current state of research on disk oscillation theory, focusing on relativistic disks and tidally deformed disks. Since the launch of the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) in 1996, many high-frequency quasiperiodic oscillations (HFQPOs) have been observed in X-ray binaries. Subsequently, similar quasi-periodic oscillations have been found in such relativistic objects as microquasars, ultra-luminous X-ray sources, and galactic nuclei. One of the most promising explanations of their origin is based on oscillations in relativistic disks, and a new field called discoseismology is currently developing. After reviewing observational aspects, the book presents the basic characteristics of disk oscillations, especially focusing on those in relativistic disks. Relativistic disks are essentially different from Newtonian disks in terms of several basic characteristics of their disk oscillations, including the radial distributions of epicyclic frequencies. In order to understand the basic processes of disk oscillations, studies on binary systems are of importance, as they offer valuable information on wave???wave coupling processes in disk oscillations. Accordingly, some characteristics of oscillations in deformed disks are also presented in this book. The book consists of two parts. Points covered in Part I include, for instance, the basic characteristics of disk oscillations, classification of oscillation modes, and trapping of oscillations. In Part II, the focus is mainly on excitation processes of oscillations, while applications to observations are also discussed
ISBN,Price9784431562085
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Mathematical Applications in the Physical Sciences 7. MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS 8. PLANETOLOGY 9. Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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TitleThe Caloris Network : A Scientific Novel
Author(s)Kanas, Nick
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionVII, 124 p. 3 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThe year is 2130. The first-ever expedition is sent to Mercury to search for the cause of an unknown source of electromagnetic radiation that can destroy space ships passing by the planet. Thought to be inhospitable and lifeless, the surface of Mercury provides startling surprises for the crew that endanger their lives and challenge their established notions of what it means to be a sentient being. And some of the crew members have their own separate agendas ??? The scientific appendix at the end of the book introduces readers to the wondrous world of Mercury and how it has been portrayed in literary fiction up to the present time. The author then uses scientific literature to present a concept of life that is not based on carbon chemistry or the need for water. There is also a discussion of consciousness based on electromagnetic wave theory. References are provided for further reading. Nick Kanas is an Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directed the group therapy training program. For over 20 years he conducted research on group therapy, and for nearly 20 years after that he was the Principal Investigator of NASA-funded research on astronauts and cosmonauts. He is the co-author of Space Psychology and Psychiatry, which won the 2004 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award, and the author of Humans in Space: The Psychological Hurdles, which won the 2016 International Academy of Astronautics Life Science Book Award. Dr. Kanas has presented talks on space psychology and on celestial mapping at several regional and Worldcon science fiction conventions. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (London), he has been an amateur astronomer for over 50 years and is an avid reader of science fiction. He is also the author of two non-fiction books (Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography and Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age) and two science fiction novels (The New Martians and The Protos Mandate), all published by Springer
ISBN,Price9783319305790
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EARTH 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GEOLOGY 7. PLANETOLOGY 8. Popular Earth Science 9. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleEarths of Distant Suns : How We Find Them, Communicate with Them, and Maybe Even Travel There
Author(s)Carroll, Michael
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Copernicus 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXI, 234 p. 65 illus., 62 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteBased on the latest missions results and supported by commissioned artwork, this book explores the possible lessons we may learn from exoplanets. As the number of known Earth-like objects grows significantly, the author explores what is known about the growing roster of "pale blue dots" far afield. Aided by an increased sensitivity of the existing observatories, recent discoveries by Keck, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Kepler are examined. These findings, once thought to be closer to the realm of science fiction, have fired the imaginations of the general public as well as scientists. All of us are mesmerized by the possibility of other Earth-like worlds out there. Author Michael Carroll asks the tough questions of what the expected gain is from identifying these Earth analogs spread across the Universe and the reasons for studying them. Potentially, they could teach us about our own climate and Solar System. Also explored are the more remote options of communication between or even travel to these distant yet perhaps not so dissimilar worlds
ISBN,Price9783319439648
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. PLANETOLOGY 5. Popular Science in Astronomy 6. SPACE SCIENCES 7. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleIntroduction to Astrochemistry : Chemical Evolution from Interstellar Clouds to Star and Planet Formation
Author(s)Yamamoto, Satoshi
PublicationTokyo, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Japan, 2017.
DescriptionX, 286 p. 95 illus., 53 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis important book describes the basic principles of astrochemistry???an interdisciplinary field combining astronomy, physics, and chemistry???with particular emphasis on its physical and chemical background. Chemical processes in diffuse clouds, dense quiescent molecular clouds, star-forming regions, and protoplanetary disks are discussed. A brief introduction to molecular spectroscopy and observational techniques is also presented. These contents provide astronomers with a comprehensive understanding of how interstellar matter is evolved and brought into stars and planets, which is ultimately related to the origin of the solar system. The subject matter will also be understandable and useful for physical chemists who are interested in exotic chemical processes occurring in extreme physical conditions. The book is a valuable resource for all researchers beginning at the graduate level
ISBN,Price9784431541714
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 7. PLANETOLOGY
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TitleThe Apollo Lunar Samples : Collection Analysis and Results
Author(s)Young, Anthony
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Praxis 2. Springer New York, 2017.
DescriptionX, 114 p. 64 illus., 27 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book focuses on the specific mission planning for lunar sample collection, the equipment used, and the analysis and findings concerning the samples at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory in Texas. Anthony Young documents the collection of Apollo samples for the first time for readers of all backgrounds, and includes interviews with many of those involved in planning and analyzing the samples. NASA contracted with the U.S. Geologic Survey to perform classroom and field training of the Apollo astronauts. NASA???s Geology Group within the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, helped to establish the goals of sample collection, as well as the design of sample collection tools, bags, and storage containers. In this book, detailed descriptions are given on the design of the lunar sampling tools, the Modular Experiment Transporter used on Apollo 14, and the specific areas of the Lunar Rover vehicle used for the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions, which carried the sampling tools, bags, and other related equipment used in sample collection. The Lunar Receiving Laboratory, which was designed and built at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Texas for analysis and storage of the lunar samples returned from the Apollo lunar landing missions is also described in detail. There are also descriptions of astronaut mission training for sample collecting, with the focus on the specific portions of the mission EVAs devoted to this activity
ISBN,Price9781461461852
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. GEOPHYSICS 5. Geophysics and Environmental Physics 6. PLANETOLOGY 7. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleThe Nature of Life and Its Potential to Survive
Author(s)Stevenson, David S
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXV, 456 p. 70 illus., 69 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book looks at the persistence of life and how difficult it would be to annihilate life, especially a species as successful as humanity. The idea that life in general is fragile is challenged by the hardiness of microbes, which shows that astrobiology on exoplanets and other satellites must be robust and plentiful. Microbes have adapted to virtually every niche on the planet, from the deep, hot biosphere, to the frigid heights of the upper troposphere. Life, it seems, is almost indestructible. The chapters in this work examine the various scenarios that might lead to the extermination of life, and why they will almost always fail. Life's highly adaptive nature ensures that it will cling on no matter how difficult the circumstances. Scientists are increasingly probing and questioning life's true limits in, on and above the Earth, and how these limits could be pushed elsewhere in the universe. This investigation puts life in its true astronomical context, with the reader taken on a journey to illustrate life's potential and perseverance.
ISBN,Price9783319529110
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Evolutionary Biology 6. PLANETOLOGY 7. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleBode???s Law and the Discovery of Juno : Historical Studies in Asteroid Research
Author(s)Cunningham, Clifford J
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXIII, 304 p. 205 illus., 39 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteJohann Bode developed a so-called law of planetary distances best known as Bode???s Law. The story of the discovery of Juno in 1804 by Karl Harding tells how Juno fit into that scheme and is examined as it relates to the philosopher Georg Hegel???s 1801 thesis that there could be no planets between Mars and Jupiter. By 1804 that gap was not only filled but had three residents: Ceres, Pallas and Juno! When Juno was discovered no one could have imagined its study would call into question Newton???s law of gravity, or be the impetus for developing the mathematics of the fast Fourier transform by Carl Gauss. Clifford Cunningham, a dedicated scholar, opens to scrutiny this critical moment of astronomical discovery, continuing the story of asteroid begun in earlier volumes of this series. The fascinating issues raised by the discovery of Juno take us on an extraordinary journey. The revelation of the existence of this new class of celestial bodies transformed our understanding of the Solar System, the implications of which are thoroughly discussed in terms of Romantic Era science, philosophy, poetry, mathematics and astronomy. The account given here is based on both English and foreign correspondence and scientific papers, most of which are translated for the first time
ISBN,Price9783319328751
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. HISTORY 6. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 7. Observations, Astronomical 8. PLANETOLOGY 9. SPACE SCIENCES 10. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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TitleThe Chang???E-1 Topographic Atlas of the Moon
Author(s)Li, Chunlai;Liu, Jianjun;Mu, Lingli;Ren, Xin;Zuo, Wei
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016.
DescriptionIX, 238 p. 220 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis atlas is based on the lunar global Digital Elevation Models (DEM) of Chang'E-1 (CE-1), and presents CCD stereo image data with digital photogrammetry. The spatial resolution of the DEM in this atlas is 500m, with horizontal accuracy of 192m and vertical accuracy of 120m. Color-shaded relief maps with contour lines are used to show the lunar topographical characteristics. The topographical data gathered by CE-1 can provide fundamental information for the study of lunar topographical, morphological and geological structures, as well as for lunar evolution research
ISBN,Price9783662484395
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace engineering 2. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 3. ASTRONAUTICS 4. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 5. Astronomy???Observations 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. Observations, Astronomical 9. PLANETOLOGY 10. REMOTE SENSING 11. Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry 12. SPACE SCIENCES 13. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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