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Space-time: An Introduction to Einstein's Theory of Gravity

1st Edition

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Jonathan Allday
June 11, 2019

Read an exlusive interview with Dr. Allday where he discusses the importance of the monumental first image of the black hole, here. This book, suitable for interested post-16 school pupils or undergraduates looking for a supplement to their course text, develops our modern view of space-time and it...

Handbook of Astrobiology

1st Edition

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Vera M. Kolb
January 8, 2019

Choice Recommended Title, August 2019 Read an exclusive interview with Professor Vera Kolb here. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life on Earth. This exciting and significant field of research also investigates the potential existence and search for ex...

Physics of the Invisible Sun: Instrumentation, Observations, and Inferences

1st Edition

Ashok Ambastha
March 27, 2020

Physics of the invisible Sun: Instrumentation, Observations, and Inferences provides a new updated perspectives of the dramatic developments in solar physics mainly after the advent of the space era. It focusses on the instrumentation exploiting the invisible windows of the electromagnetic spectrum...

Introduction to the Maths and Physics of the Solar System

1st Edition

Lucio Piccirillo
March 18, 2020

This book provides readers with an understanding of the basic physics and mathematics that governs our solar system. It explores the mechanics of our Sun and planets; their orbits, tides, eclipses and many other fascinating phenomena. This book is a valuable resource for undergraduate students...

Are There Really Neutrinos?: An Evidential History

2nd Edition

Allan D. Franklin, Alysia D. Marino
February 28, 2020

This intriguing and accessible book examines the experiments on neutrino oscillations. It argues that this history gives us good reason to believe in the existence of neutrinos, a particle that interacts so weakly with matter that its interaction length is measured in light years of lead. Yet, the...

Unifying the Universe: The Physics of Heaven and Earth

2nd Edition

Hasan S. Padamsee
February 20, 2020

Praise for the first edition:"Unifying the Universe is a masterful synthesis of humanity's long search to understand the deep workings of the universe. Richly illustrated and expertly told, you want to read this book slowly to savour our species' bold and creative attempts to understand our place...

Terahertz Astronomy

1st Edition

Christopher K. Walker
January 14, 2020

A Powerful Window into Cosmic Evolution Terahertz (THz) observations of interstellar atoms, molecules, and dust serve as powerful probes of the conditions within the interstellar medium that permeates our galaxy, providing insights into the origins of stars, planets, galaxies, and the Universe....

Plasma Simulations by Example

1st Edition

Lubos Brieda
December 17, 2019

The study of plasmas is crucial in improving our understanding of the universe, and they are being increasingly utilised in key technologies such as spacecraft thrusters, plasma medicine, and fusion energy. Providing readers with an easy to follow set of examples that clearly illustrate how...

Gravitational Waves: A History of Discovery

1st Edition

Hartmut Grote
December 09, 2019

The historic detection of gravitational waves on September 14, 2015, prompted by the highly energetic fusion of two black holes, has made events in the universe "audible" for the first time. This expansion of the scientific sensorium has opened a new chapter in astronomy and already led to, among...

The Chemical Evolution of Phosphorus: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Astrobiology

1st Edition

Enrique Macia-Barber
December 05, 2019

Here is a fascinating reader-friendly exploration of “the phosphorus enigma.” The volume attempts to answer the questions: How did phosphorus atoms, which are produced inside the inner cores of a handful of huge stars, become concentrated in relatively high proportions in the organisms composing...

Mathematical Aspects of Natural Dynamos

1st Edition

Emmanuel Dormy, Andrew M. Soward
August 19, 2019

Although the origin of Earth's and other celestial bodies' magnetic fields remains unknown, we do know that the motion of electrically conducting fluids generates and maintains these fields, forming the basis of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and, to a larger extent, dynamo theory. Answering the need...

Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now

2nd Edition

Jonathan Allday
July 17, 2019

Choice Highly Recommended Title, January 2020 This special edition of Apollo in Perspective marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. Updated and revised throughout, it takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on...

Space-time: An Introduction to Einstein's Theory of Gravity

1st Edition

Jonathan Allday
June 11, 2019

Read an exlusive interview with Dr. Allday where he discusses the importance of the monumental first image of the black hole, here. This book, suitable for interested post-16 school pupils or undergraduates looking for a supplement to their course text, develops our modern view of space-time and...

From Atoms to Higgs Bosons: Voyages in Quasi-Spacetime

1st Edition

Chary Rangacharyulu, Christopher J. A. Polachic
June 07, 2019

The announcement in 2012 that the Higgs boson had been discovered was understood as a watershed moment for the Standard Model of particle physics. It was deemed a triumphant event in the reductionist quest that had begun centuries ago with the ancient Greek natural philosophers. Physicists basked...

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