Frontiers of Space Risk

"Space has been called the final frontier. This assumption has driven science fiction into reality. In fact, the real frontier is the changes we as a society will face as the space frontier is further broached. Frontiers of Space Risk is a collection of essays that examines risks related to space, including both cosmic hazards to the Earth arising from natural causes--meteor and asteroid impacts or impact-caused tsunamis, for example...

The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System (2nd edition)

Richly illustrated with full-colour images, this second edition of a classic reference provides an up-to-date description of the planets, their moons, and recent exoplanet discoveries. Written at an introductory level appropriate for high-school and undergraduate students, it provides fresh insights that appeal to anyone with an interest in planetary science.

Mathematical Astronomy Morsels

An overall fun book full of interesting algorithms to solve problems in astronomy. The code is overall of good quality and the book clearly explains the algorithms. The sections jump around a lot without much of a centralized theme outside of space, which is the entire point of the book, so don't plan to use this as anything more than a reference material for random space problems.

Black Holes: A Student Text (3rd Edition)

This book provides an accessible introduction to the fascinating and topical subject of black holes. It bridges the gap between popular non-mathematical expositions and advanced research texts, using simple undergraduate level calculations and the most basic knowledge of relativity to explain current research. This means the theory can be understood by a wide audience of physicists, including those who are not necessarily interested ...

Chondrules: Records of Protoplanetary Disk Processes

This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research into the properties and possible formation mechanisms of chondrules, providing insight into the evolution of the solar protoplanetary disk. With contributions from leading cosmochemists and astrophysicists, the book is an invaluable reference for researchers and graduate students interested in meteorites, planetary accretion and solar system dynamics.

Local Space Relocation Astrology

"Local Space is no "subtle plane," but a personal landscape painted in bold and clear strokes and tailor-made to fit the psyche of each individual. Here is a world where the modern man or woman is learning to move across the face of this earth in an endless dance of adjustment and tuning of his radix -- of his or her self. Individuals driven in particular directions on a checkerboard world, unable to resist travelling toward a goal t...

Precision Cosmology: The First Half Million Years

'This book gives a fascinating account of how observations in the last hundred years have changed the perception of our Universe. It leads the reader from a historic account of the most dramatic discoveries of the recent past to a description and interpretation of the latest experiments. This book describes the detailed knowledge of our Universe that is supported by numerous experiments including the recent discovery of gravitational...

Plato's Forms, Mathematics and Astronomy

Plato's view that mathematics paves the way for his philosophy of forms is well known. This book attempts to flesh out the relationship between mathematics and philosophy as Plato conceived them by proposing that in his view, although it is philosophy that came up with the concept of beings, which he calls forms, and highlighted their importance, first to natural philosophy and then to ethics, the things that do qualify as beings are...

To Measure the Sky: An Introduction to Observational Astronomy

"This is a wonderful book - one that at last introduces the essential ideas and techniques of observational astronomy starting at the "ground floor," yet provides enough detail and mathematical rigor to satisfy the needs of sophisticated undergraduate physics majors (and their instructors). The writing throughout is literate - even enjoyable, yet Chromey introduces topics from Poisson statistics to solid-state detectors to modern ima...