Exoplanets: Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life
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Exoplanets: Hidden Worlds and the Quest for Extraterrestrial Life

“For centuries humans have speculated about worlds beyond our solar system and life beyond Earth. In just the last few decades astronomers have discovered that most stars have planets, and that many of these planets could be habitable. Goldsmith recounts this stunning transformation in our cosmic understanding in a book that is comprehensive yet concise, and that prepares readers for the breakthroughs to come, including―perhaps withi...

Fluid Flows to Black Holes: A Tribute to S Chandrasekhar on His Birth Centenary
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Fluid Flows to Black Holes: A Tribute to S Chandrasekhar on His Birth Centenary

This volume is a fitting tribute to S Chandrasekhar (Chandra), one of the greatest astrophysicists of all time. It contains wonderful chapters, suitable for the casual reader, that describe Chandra the scientist, Chandra the warm human being, and Chandra's impact on science and on people. And it contains lucid chapters, designed for working scientists and advanced students, that describe the modern state of bodies of science that Cha...

STEAM Jobs in Space Exploration
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STEAM Jobs in Space Exploration

Introduces readers to careers in space exploration by exploring and connecting the opportunities to the study of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Gives an overview of various jobs related to space exploration and points out how each position relates to STEAM subjects.

Making Stars Physical : The Astronomy of Sir John Herschel
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Making Stars Physical : The Astronomy of Sir John Herschel

"A meticulously researched and lucidly presented examination of Sir John Herschel's astronomical and physical science. What comes across so impressively in the book is Herschel's deeply pragmatic approach to cosmology. . . . Stephen Case has produced a rich and fascinating book. I warmly recommend it, as a major contribution to astronomical history and to Herschel studies in particular."

Chronometric Invariants
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Chronometric Invariants

This book was written in 1944 by Abraham Zelmanov, a prominent scientist working in General relativity and cosmology. Herein he constructs the theory of physical observable quantities in General Relativity (Chronometric Invariants), and applies it to determine all possible cosmological models within the framework of Einstein theory scenarios of evolution which could be theoretically conceivable for a truly inhomogeneous and anisotrop...

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...