Unnatural Amino Acids: Methods and Protocols
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Unnatural Amino Acids: Methods and Protocols

Even though they are present in nature, non-proteinogenic amino acids are usually defined as unnatural or non-natural. Beside their structural diversity, interest in these compounds is due to their occurrence in nature, their biological properties, the analytical aspects, their use as probes, and their incorporation into peptides and proteins, among other reasons. Divided into five convenient sections, Unnatural Amino Acids: Methods ...

Practical Astrology the Easy Way
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Practical Astrology the Easy Way

You don't need endless tables and mathematical formulas to create and interpret an astrological birth chart--not when an expert does your calculations for you. Simply add all the relevant information to fill-in-the-blank charts, which can be photocopied to use again and again. The hard work is already done here on circle degrees, angles between planets, decans of a star sign, and other complexities. Follow the three-step calculations...

An Introduction to Black Holes, Information And The String Theory Revolution: The Holographic Universe
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An Introduction to Black Holes, Information And The String Theory Revolution: The Holographic Universe

Over the last decade the physics of black holes has been revolutionized by developments that grew out of Jacob Bekenstein's realization that black holes have entropy. Stephen Hawking raised profound issues concerning the loss of information in black hole evaporation and the consistency of quantum mechanics in a world with gravity. For two decades these questions puzzled theoretical physicists and eventually led to a revolution in the...

From the Sun: Auroras, Magnetic Storms, Solar Flares, Cosmic Rays
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From the Sun: Auroras, Magnetic Storms, Solar Flares, Cosmic Rays

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series. From the Sun demystifies auroras, magnetic storms, solar flares, cosmic rays and other displays of Sun-Earth interactions. The authors, all well-known figures in space science, explain how solar eruptions affect human technology and society in articles intended for the nonspecialist and adapted from Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. O...

From The Sun To The Stars
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From The Sun To The Stars

The book begins at the Sun then travels through the solar system to see the stars, how they work, and ultimately what they mean to us. The idea is to provide an integrated view of the galaxy and its contents. Along the way we look at spectra, atmospheric phenomena, gravity and the laws of motion, telescopes and how they work, interstellar gas and dust, star birth and death, and planets orbiting other stars. Most popular books tend to...

Radio Astronomy at Long Wavelengths
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Radio Astronomy at Long Wavelengths

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 119. The spectacular success of Earth-based radio astronomy is due to several factors. A broad atmospheric window of more than four orders-of-magnitude in frequency extends from ~30 MHz (wavelength 10 m), where ionospheric distortions and opacity begin to become a problem, to ~300 GHz (wavelength 1 mm), where atmospheric absorption becomes...

Florence Porcel, "La folle histoire du système solaire"
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La folle histoire du système solaire

Après avoir déclassé Pluton, avons-nous découvert une neuvième planète dans notre Système solaire ? Pourquoi Mars est-elle aussi petite ? Quel formidable bestiaire d’objets cosmiques se trouve au-delà de l’orbite de Neptune ? Où la vie extraterrestre pourrait-elle bien se cacher ? Le Soleil mourra-t-il dans d’atroces souffrances ou s’éteindra-t-il paisiblement ? Florence Porcel, community manager officielle de l’Univers, fait le poin...

Particle acceleration in astrophysical plasmas: geospace and beyond
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Particle acceleration in astrophysical plasmas: geospace and beyond

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 156. Space is dominated by plasma and a myriad of physical processes through which it has been evolving for billions of years. In our effort to understand what the universe has been and what it will become, we turn to the nature of matter, space, and the various interactions that change this environment. Our contact with the remote regions...