Asymmetric Planetary Nebulae VII
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Asymmetric Planetary Nebulae VII

This book contains the best and most up-to-date contributions in the field of late stage stellar evolution, as presented at the APNVII conference in Hong Kong in December 2017. A total of 60 scientists from 20 countries gathered to present, listen, interact and discuss the most current issues and problems in planetary nebulae and related objects research. The emphasis of this influential series of meetings, which was the seventh occa...

Beyond the Big Bang: Quantum Cosmologies and God
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Beyond the Big Bang: Quantum Cosmologies and God

Physicist and theologian Willem Drees reviews and criticizes the religious responses to the Big Bang, showing that attempts by theologians to appropriate this scientific theory neglect many difficulties. He examines the various quantum cosmologies in relation to the Beginning, the anthropic principles, the search for "complete" theories, and conceptions of contingency and necessity. Beyond the Big Bang gives a reliable and easily und...

Astrophysics Of Gaseous Nebulae And Active Galactic Nuclei (2nd Edition)
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Astrophysics Of Gaseous Nebulae And Active Galactic Nuclei (2nd Edition)

Thoroughly revised and expanded throughout, the new edition is a graduate-level text and reference book on gaseous nebulae, nova and supernova remnants. Much of the new data and new images are from the Hubble Space Telescope with two wholly new chapters being added along with other new features. The previous edition which was tried and tested for thirty years has now been succeeded by a revised, updated, larger edition, which will be...

The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Black Holes
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The Lucent Library of Science and Technology - Black Holes

"The science is accurate, and the story is well told in terms of both presenting the history of the investigation of black holes and providing some insights into the scientists themselves. The illustrations placed throughout the volume help readers understand the intricacies associated with these strange phenomena...A glossary and three reading lists, two of them annotated, enable an inquisitive reader to go much further in his or he...

Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

Some parts were incredibly - don't put down the book - interesting while others no so needed. But on the whole they together created a word picture of the times and life in that period. I especially enjoyed the science connections and found the church impact critical to the story. Galileo was brilliant but brought to his knees by the church leaders. We know these facts in abstract and this was a great illustration.

Plasma Formulary for Physics, Astronomy, and Technology (2nd edition)
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Plasma Formulary for Physics, Astronomy, and Technology (2nd edition)

Communicable diseases are major global health concerns that can devastate whole populations. This revised and updated textbook examines communicable diseases at the community level from an epidemiological perspective, covering both theory and practice in a systematic and globally comprehensive overview of communicable diseases and their control. It includes expanded coverage of epidemiology and clinical aspects, many summary tables a...

Did Time Begin? Will Time End? Maybe the Big Bang Never Occurred
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Did Time Begin? Will Time End? Maybe the Big Bang Never Occurred

This is a delightful little book (100 pages), well written and didactic. 80% of it is relatively easy to understand. (One comment only: in page 22 it is claimed that the diameter of the present visible universe is roughly 30 billion light-years whereas other sources such as Wikipedia give a number about 5 times larger due to the expansion of the universe). Regarding the origin and fate of the universe there are four possibilities: or...

Astronomy and Astrophysics
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Astronomy and Astrophysics

This advanced undergraduate text provides broad coverage of astronomy and astrophyscis with a strong emphasis on physics. It has an algebra and trigonometry prerequisite, but calculus is preferred.

Scale relativity and fractal space-time: a new approach to unifying relativity and quantum mechanics
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Scale relativity and fractal space-time

This is a rich and lovely book. The elegant approach to unifying many concepts in physics provides new ways of seeing things some things we know in new ways and some very new ideas. It is also exciting to see some conceptual tools for thinking about problems as complex as those we face in understanding biological systems. -- David J Galas "Professor and Senior Vice President, Institute for Systems Biology"

Space and Astronomy Experiments
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Space and Astronomy Experiments

The field of space and astronomy is devoted to the study of the heavenly bodies, their behavior, and characteristics. Presenting experiments from various areas, including physics and geology, this text contains classroom experiments that broaden understanding of both science facts and the nature of space and astronomy.