Astronomy & Astrophysics

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Semiconductor X-Ray Detectors

B. G. Lowe, R. A. Sareen
September 30, 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...

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...


A R Prasanna
December 21, 2016

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...

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...

Quarks, Leptons and the Big Bang, Third Edition

Jonathan Allday
November 22, 2016

Quarks, Leptons and The Big Bang, Third Edition, is a clear, readable and self-contained introduction to particle physics and related areas of cosmology. It bridges the gap between non-technical popular accounts and textbooks for advanced students. The book concentrates on presenting the subject...

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy

Michael J. Way, Jeffrey D. Scargle, Kamal M. Ali, Ashok N. Srivastava
November 16, 2016

Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy documents numerous successful collaborations among computer scientists, statisticians, and astronomers who illustrate the application of state-of-the-art machine learning and data mining techniques in astronomy. Due to the massive amount...

Cosmology for Physicists

David Lyth
October 26, 2016

Written by an award-winning cosmologist, this brand new textbook provides advanced undergraduate and graduate students with coverage of the very latest developments in the observational science of cosmology. The book is separated into three parts; part I covers particle physics and general...

Space Weather Fundamentals

George V. Khazanov
September 30, 2016

Space weather is one of the most significant natural hazards to human life and health. Conditions of the sun and in the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological systems. If conditions in the...

Stellar Explosions: Hydrodynamics and Nucleosynthesis

Jordi Jose
December 22, 2015

Stars are the main factories of element production in the universe through a suite of complex and intertwined physical processes. Such stellar alchemy is driven by multiple nuclear interactions that through eons have transformed the pristine, metal-poor ashes leftover by the Big Bang into a cosmos...