ASTRONOMY

1. Astronomy – A Self Teaching Guide

Discover the wonders of the night sky with this bestselling astronomy guide for a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries and graphics.

·                  Features over 80 new photos and illustrations, including a full-color insert

·                  Reviews the newest telescopes and spacecraft

·                  Includes an overview of the best astronomy Web sites

·                  Written by award-winning author Dinah Moch.

Packed with valuable tables, charts, and star and moon maps, this user-friendly guide makes it easy for you to quickly grasp the basic principles of astronomy and start observing the night sky. The book includes objectives, reviews, and self-tests, and can be used on its own as a self-teaching guide or as a supplement to astronomy course materials. This e-book contains 391 pages.

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2. Atlas of the Universe

This is a comprehensive reference to every aspect of the Solar System, the Sun, the stars and the Universe; it contains photographs from ground-based telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, along with the best images from nearly four decades of robotic space exploration. Also featured is a history of astronomy and space exploration and a glossary of technical terms. The atlas also provides detailed maps of the stars and planets, including an atlas of the constellations with accompanying technical data. These maps combined with advice on practical observing make this a useful guide for those who wish to discover astronomy for themselves. This e-book contains 289 pages.

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3. The Earth and the Moon

Earth belongs to a group of small, inner solar-system planets, including Mercury, Venus, and Mars, which all consist of a mantle made of silica-based minerals above an iron-rich core and crusts that show evidence of meteorite bombardment and volcanic lava flow. Beyond these basic similarities, and despite their similar formation processes in the inner solar system. Though the study of geology started with the Earth, making it the standard against which other planets are compared, "The Earth and the Moon" compares the Earth equally with other planets to clearly display the similarities and differences between the various orbiting bodies. This volume discusses the fundamental aspects of the Earth as a planet, including its size, mass, orbit, surface appearance, atmosphere, and the causes of its seasons. This volume also covers the evolution of the moon in relation to the geological features of the Earth and the history behind the successful space missions to the moon. Perfect for those interested in understanding the science and history behind the exploration of the Earth and Moon, this volume presents an unbiased view of this exciting topic. This e-book contains 327 pages.

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4. Space and Astronomy a scientific Guide

"Space and Astronomy" is an ideal learning tool for students and teachers of science. Full-color diagrams, graphs, charts, and maps on every page illustrate the essential elements of the subject, while parallel text provides key definitions and step-by-step explanations. The eight sections include: "The Universe" - provides an overview of the physical dimensions of space and current theories concerning the origin and eventual fate of the universe. This section also defines and illustrates the main classes of objects, from black holes to binary stars, that populate the known universe; "The Sun's Family" - examines our solar system and defines all the classes of celestial bodies that it includes. There are detailed comparisons of all nine planets, as well as information about asteroids, meteoroids, moons, and the Sun; and "Astronomy" - is concerned with the human effort to observe and understand objects beyond the Earth from the earliest times to the present day. It describes the different methods of astronomy that are used to examine the universe across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. It also includes: "Space Travel" - is an overview of the practical and theoretical challenges of getting into space and traveling through it. Everything from the basics of celestial mechanics to the advantages and disadvantages of different types of propulsion systems is covered in this section; "Uncrewed Exploration" - is a history of the exploration of space by uncrewed spacecraft; and "Crewed Exploration" is a history of the human exploration of space from Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong and the crews of the International Space Station. Space Shuttle and Using Space are concerned with the economic and scientific importance of space travel today. The many classes of satellite that provide the world with communications and vital data are examined here.

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5. Guide to the Universe: Stars and Galaxies

This volume Guide to the Universe series provides the most up-to-date understanding available of the current knowledge about stars. Scientifically sound, but written with the student in mind, Stars is an excellent first step for young people researching the exciting scientific discoveries that continue to extend our knowledge of the universe. Stars is organized thematically to help students better understand these most interesting heavenly bodies. Stars discusses all areas of what is known about the subject. It will help student understand things such as white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes. And it will answer student questions such as: Why do stars have different colors and how are they classified? How do we know what stars are made of? How did scientists figure out how stars evolved?

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6. Planetary Sciences

This textbook is intended to be used in a lecture course for college students majoring in Earth Sciences. Planetary science provides an opportunity for these students to apply a wide range of subject matter pertaining to the Earth to the study of other planets and their principal satellites. In this way, planetary science tends to unify subjects in the Earth Sciences that are traditionally taught separately. Therefore, planetary science is well-suited to be taught as a capstone course for senior undergraduates in geology departments and as an introduction to the solar system in astronomy departments. Both groups of students will benefit because planetary science bridges the gap between geology and astronomy and it prepares geologists and astronomers to participate actively in the on-going exploration of the solar system. The subject matter is presented in 24 chapters that lead the reader through the solar system starting with historical perspectives on space exploration and the development of the scientific method. The presentations concerning the planets and their satellites emphasize that their origin and subsequent evolution can be explained by applications of certain basic principles of physics, chemistry, and celestial mechanics and that the surface features of the solid bodies in the solar system can be interpreted by means of the principles of geology. This e-book contains 558 pages.

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7. The Milky way and its beyond :

Being an Explorer's Guide to the Universe, this e-book deals with Stars, Nebulae, and Other Galaxies .. This e-book contains 219 pages.

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8. An Introduction to Modern Cosmology

 

Cosmology is the study of the global characteristics of the universe. In its details,the cosmos is rather complicated with a multitude of fascinating objects ranging from carbonaceous dust grains to quasars. The primary aim of observational cosmology is to characterize the thermal,chemical, and structural state of the present universe. The aim of theoretical cosmology is to explain the present state of the universe in terms of the conditions in the “early universe.” In this introductory chapter, we will start in Sect. 1.1 with a qualitative description of the components of the ΛCDM universe listed in Table 1.1. In Sect. 1.2, we will then introduce the standard cosmological model where the evolution of the universe is determined by gravitation via the Friedmann equation and by statistical mechanics via the Boltzmann equation. The observational basis of the standard model will be presented in more detail in Chap. 2. The gravitational foundations will be presented in Chaps. 3 and 4, allowing us, in Chap. 5, to understand the measurements of the cosmological densities. The statistical mechanics necessary to understand the chemical evolution of the universe will be discussed in Chap.This e-book contains 332 pages.

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9. Fundamentals of Cosmology

 

The book is aimed at astrophysics students and professional physicists who wish to understand the basics of cosmology and general relativity as well as the observational foundations of the LambdaCDM model of the Universe. The book provides a self-contained introduction to general relativity that is based on the homogeneity and isotropy of the local universe. The simplicity of this space allows general relativity to be presented in a very elementary manner while laying the foundation for the treatment of more complicated problems. The new edition presents the most recent observations, including those of CMB anisotropies by WMAP and of Baryon Acoustic Oscillations by SDSS. Future observational and theoretical challenges for the understanding of dark energy and dark matter are discussed This e-book contains 332 pages.

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10. Introduction to Planetary Science – the Geographical perspective

 Planetary science provides an opportunity for these students to apply a wide range of subject matter pertaining to the Earth to the study of other planets and their principal satellites. In this way, planetary science tends to unify subjects in the Earth Sciences that are traditionally taught separately. The subject matter is presented in 24 chapters that lead the reader through the solar system starting with historical perspectives on space exploration and the development of the scientific method. The presentations concerning the planets and their satellites emphasize that their origin and subsequent evolution can be explained by applications of certain basic principles of physics, chemistry, and celestial mechanics and that the surface features of the solid bodies in the solar system can be interpreted by means of the principles of geology. The e-book contains 532 pages.

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11. Interstellar Medium

Describing interstellar matter in our galaxy in all of its various forms, this book also considers the physical and chemical processes that are occurring within this matter. The first seven chapters present the various components making up the interstellar matter and detail the ways that we are able to study them. The following seven chapters are devoted to the physical, chemical and dynamical processes that control the behaviour of interstellar matter. These include the instabilities and cloud collapse processes that lead to the formation of stars. The last chapter summarizes the transformations that can occur between the different phases of the interstellar medium. Emphasizing methods over results, The Interstellar Medium is written for graduate students, for young astronomers, and also for any researchers who have developed an interest in the interstellar medium. This e-book contains 437 pages.

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12. Hand-book of Practical Astronomy

With amateurs, students and teachers of astronomy in high schools and colleges particularly in mind, the Handbook of Practical Astronomy comprises an essential source of current trends in astronomy and examines the broad variety of astronomical observations. This e-book contains 726 pages.

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 13. Planetary Science – in Geographical perspective

 Planetary science provides an opportunity for these students to apply a wide range of subject matter pertaining to the Earth to the study of other planets and their principal satellites. In this way, planetary science tends to unify subjects in the Earth Sciences that are traditionally taught separately. The subject matter is presented in 24 chapters that lead the reader through the solar system starting with historical perspectives on space exploration and the development of the scientific method. The presentations concerning the planets and their satellites emphasize that their origin and subsequent evolution can be explained by applications of certain basic principles of physics, chemistry, and celestial mechanics and that the surface features of the solid bodies in the solar system can be interpreted by means of the principles of geology.It is an Explorer's Guide to the Universe. This e-book contains 532 pages

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14. STARS AND GALAXIES

The first four chapters of Stars and Galaxies discuss the nature and properties of stars. Chapter 1 delves into the historical and scientific definition of a star and the physical properties of stars. Chapter 2 explores the properties of stars in the context of the most important tool to astronomers, the H-R Diagram. Chapter 3 tells the story of how stellar evolution was derived from simple observations of stars. Chapter 4 describes all the categories of variable stars and talks about star systems. Chapters 5–10 transition to a discussion of large systems of stars called galaxies. Chapter 5 describes the definition and physical characteristics of a galaxy. Chapter 6 is devoted to the Milky Way, the galaxy in which the Earth is located; it describes what astronomers know about the Milky Way and how they know it. Chapter 7 discusses arms in disk galaxies, introducing such topics as spiral density waves, rotation curves, and dark matter Galaxy interactions are the main topic of chapter 8, which also explores the relationship between interactions and the formation of bars in disk galaxies, a discussion that leads into the next chapter’s discussion of active galaxies. Chapter 9 introduces the four main types of active galaxies along with the unified model of the central engine, which powers these objects. Chapter 10 is about clusters and groups of galaxies as well as galaxy evolution. Stars and Galaxies tells the story of what we currently know about both of those celestial objects as well as how we know it. Readers of this volume will get a deep understanding of how astronomers have studied stars and galaxies to learn about their physical nature and how stars and galaxies evolve over timescales longer than human existence. This e-book contains 226 pages.

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15.SUN, STARS and GALAXIES

 

Readers of this book will wonder no more. In these pages lies information on the properties and characteristics of stars, including one star that is vital to life on Earth, the Sun. Topics include star composition, brightness, and configuration into constellations; the layers of the Sun and its role as the center of the solar system; and the shape of and energy emitted by large groups of stars known as galaxies. The scientific exploration of these illuminated celestial bodies through the years is also covered. This e-book contains 98 pages.

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16.The Manga Guide to the Universe

Join Kanna, Kanta, Yamane, and Gloria in The Manga Guide to the Universe as they explore our solar system, the Milky Way, and faraway galaxies in search of the universe’s greatest mysteries: dark matter, cosmic expansion, and the Big Bang itself. As you rocket across the night sky, you’ll become acquainted with modern astronomy and astrophysics, as well as the classical discoveries and theories on which they’re built. You’ll even learn why some scientists believe finding extraterrestrial life is inevitable! You’ll also learn about:

·                  Discoveries made by Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Hubble, and other seminal astronomers

·                  Theories of the universe’s origins, evolution, and geometry

·                  The ways you can measure and observe heavenly bodies with different telescopes, and how astronomers calculate distances in space

·                  Stellar classifications and how the temperature, size, and magnitude of a star are related

·                  Cosmic background radiation, what the WMAP satellite discovered, and scientists’ predictions for the future of the universe

So dust off your flight suit and take a fantastic voyage through the cosmos in The Manga Guide to the Universe. This e-book contains 268 pages.

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17. Astro-physics the decoding the cosmos

This volume is thus largely devoted to understanding radiative processes and how such an understanding informs us about our Universe and the astronomical objects that inhabit it. This e-book contains 456 printable pages.

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18. Encyclopedia of the Solar System

Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. This e-book contains 987 pages.

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19. Astrophysics is made easy

Each section of this book addresses a specific aspect of astrophysics: the brightness, mass, and distance of stars, and so on. The topics covered are chosen specifically so that examples of objects under discussion can be observed; thus, at every point in our journey, an observing section will describe the objects that best demonstrate the topics discussed. This book is an introduction for amateur astronomers. We shall spend a fair amount of time looking at something called the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram; the most important and useful concept in all of stellar evolution. Moving on to the objects themselves, we start with the formation of stars from dust and gas clouds, and conclude with the final aspect of a star’s life, which can end in a spectacular event known as a supernova, resulting in the formation of a neutron star and perhaps a black hole! On a grander scale, we delve into galaxies, their shapes, distribution in space, and origins. This e-book contains 218 pages.

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20. Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy

The Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy introduces the exciting relationship between modern astronomy and space technology. The book also examines the technical, social, and philosophical influences this important combination of science and technology exerts on our global civilization. This book serves as a guide and introduction to the fundamental concepts, basic principles, famous and less-known people, major events, and impact of astronomy and space technology. Many major entries provide compact technical discussions concerning basic concepts considered fundamental in understanding modern astronomy and space technology. This book is not just a carefully prepared collection of technical facts. It also serves as a special guide for those readers who want to discover how astronomy and space technology are making the universe both a destination and a destiny for the human race. This e-book contains 753 pages.

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21. Encyclopedia of Astronomy

 

The universe beyond our own has been an object of scientific inquiry and a preoccupation of avid stargazers from antiquity up to the present day, and this preoccupation has evolved into a complex field in which mysteries are unlocked and discoveries are made on a constant basis. The Astronomy Encyclopedia covers the full width and breadth of the discipline and includes the latest and most important advances. In more than 3,000 alphabetically organized articles accompanied by 500 stunning color and black and white photographs, star maps, and diagrams, The Astronomy Encyclopedia covers everything both the researcher and general enthusiast wants to know from adaptive optics and cold dark matter to Islamic astronomy and the principle of equivalence. It includes a host of major articles on the cornerstones of astronomical investigation, such as the Milky Way, the sun and planets, optical and radio telescopes, stars, black holes, astrophysics, observatories, astronomical photography, space programs, the constellations and famous astronomers. Also featured are tables which display relevant data such as the brightest stars in the major constellations, annual meteor showers, major variable stars, dwarf stars, and energy production processes in the sun. More than 100 astronomers from leading universities and observatories, each an expert in a specialized area of the field, wrote and reviewed the entries to ensure their authority. Patrick Moore, distinguished astronomer and longtime host of the popular BBC television program The Sky at Night, serves as the general editor for this most up-to-date and reliable reference work. A glimpse into humanity's last great frontier, the Astronomy Encyclopedia is both accessible and comprehensive enough for both the serious stargazer and the professional astronomer. This e-book contains 465 pages.

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22.Fundamentals of Solar Astronomy

There are several textbooks available on solar astronomy which deal with advanced astrophysical aspects of solar physics, and books which provide very elementary knowledge about the Sun. This book will help to bridge the gap. It aims to stimulate interest in solar astronomy, presenting at one place the basic methods and techniques used in the field, together with the latest findings and the excitement in solar physics. As solar astronomy is becoming very popular among amateur astronomers and laymen, the book provides the practical knowledge to build simple solar telescopes and other equipment for making solar observations. Amateur astronomers have made important contributions to solar astronomy, and this book will help to guide them in their endeavours. The book can also serve as a text for undergraduate and graduate students starting out on solar physics. Using it, graduate students can easily embark on specific topics of research in solar astronomy. This e-book contains 466 pages.

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