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Frontiers of Space Risk: Natural Cosmic Hazards & Societal Challenges

Richard J. Wilman, Christopher J. Newman
June 15, 2018

This book brings together diverse new perspectives on current and emerging themes in space risk, covering both the threats to Earth-based activities arising from space events (natural and man-made), and those inherent in space activity itself. Drawing on the latest research, the opening chapters...

Cosmology and the Early Universe

Pasquale Di Bari
May 08, 2018

This book discusses cosmology from both an observational and a strong theoretical perspective. The first part focuses on gravitation, notably the expansion of the universe and determination of cosmological parameters, before moving onto the main emphasis of the book, the physics of the early...

Nuclear Astrophysics: A Course of Lectures

Md A. Khan
February 16, 2018

In this volume the physics involved in various astrophysical processes like the synthesis of light and heavier elements, explosive burning processes, core collapse supernova etc have been critically addressed with minimum mathematical derivations so as to suit all faculties of the readers. For...


A R Prasanna
December 21, 2017

This book suitable for post graduates in Physics and Astrophysics aims at introducing the theory of general relativity as an important background for doing astrophysics. Starting from a detailed discussion of the various mathematical concepts for doing general relativity, the book introduces the...

Subtlety in Relativity

Sanjay Moreshwar Wagh
December 13, 2017

Subtlety in Relativity is the only book that has been written after the author’s discovery of a new way in which wave phenomena occur—the emission origin of waves. This drastically changes most issues of the old debate over the world being either deterministic or probabilistic. The emission origin...

Semiconductor X-Ray Detectors

B. G. Lowe, R. A. Sareen
November 20, 2017

Identifying and measuring the elemental x-rays released when materials are examined with particles (electrons, protons, alpha particles, etc.) or photons (x-rays and gamma rays) is still considered to be the primary analytical technique for routine and non-destructive materials analysis. The...


Nicola Vittorio
November 14, 2017

Modern cosmology has changed significantly over the years, from the discovery to the precision measurement era. The data now available provide a wealth of information, mostly consistent with a model where dark matter and dark energy are in a rough proportion of 3:7. The time is right for a fresh...

Remote and Robotic Investigations of the Solar System

C.R. Kitchin
September 11, 2017

Interest in and knowledge of the techniques utilised to investigate our solar system has been growing rapidly for decades and has now reached a stage of maturity. Therefore, the time has now arrived for a book that provides a cohesive and coherent account of how we have obtained our present...

Lunar Settlements

Haym Benaroya
June 14, 2017

Bringing together some of the most recognized and influential researchers and scientists in various space-related disciplines, Lunar Settlements addresses the many issues that surround the permanent human return to the Moon. Numerous international contributors offer their insights into how certain...

Advanced Particle Physics Volume I: Particles, Fields, and Quantum Electrodynamics

Oleg Boyarkin
May 24, 2017

Helping readers understand the complicated laws of nature, Advanced Particle Physics Volume I: Particles, Fields, and Quantum Electrodynamics explains the calculations, experimental procedures, and measuring methods of particle physics. It also describes modern physics devices, including...

Equivalence: Elizabeth L. Scott at Berkeley

Amanda L. Golbeck
April 19, 2017

Equivalence: Elizabeth L. Scott at Berkeley is the compelling story of one pioneering statistician’s relentless twenty-year effort to promote the status of women in academe and science. Part biography and part microhistory, the book provides the context and background to understand Scott’s...

Solar Planetary Systems: Stardust to Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Planetary Sciences

Asit B. Bhattacharya, Jeffrey M. Lichtman
December 13, 2016

The authors have put forth great efforts in gathering present day knowledge about different objects within our solar system and universe. This book features the most current information on the subject with information acquired from noted scientists in this area. The main objective is to convey the...