Earth: Portrait of a Planet (Sixth Edition)
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Earth: Portrait of a Planet (Sixth Edition)

The most dynamic, hands-on introduction to physical geology. Marshak gives students the tools they need for an enriching hands-on geology experience, in and out of class. The Sixth Edition includes an expanded suite of interactive simulations, Narrative Art videos, Real-World videos, and animations built on the vibrant art from the text. New Smartwork5 online activities provide visual and interactive questions with answer-specific fe...

Classical Measurements in Curved Space-Times
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Classical Measurements in Curved Space-Times

"In simple language, the authors manage not only to exhibit the subtle correlations amongst those key characteristics but also to provide a concise framework of a general methodology on the subject, flavoured by specific applications and examples. As a result, the book contains a collection of many important general and special results that, perhaps, are not readily available in the literature. The excellent and up-to-date catalogue ...

The Dark Matter Problem: A Historical Perspective
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The Dark Matter Problem: A Historical Perspective

This is a splendid and timely book and the reader is rewarded with an insight into the tantalising conflict between the majority proponent view of dark matter and the competing viewpoint embodied in the Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) hypothesis... Sanders deals in detail with the astrophysical evidence which forms the basis of the dark matter viewpoint and contrasts its successes and shortcomings with the similarly limited succes...

Studies In Hegelian Cosmology
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Studies In Hegelian Cosmology

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes
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Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes

Thomas William Webb (1807-1885) was an Oxford-educated English clergyman whose deep interest in astronomy and accompanying field observations eventually led to the publication of his Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes in 1859. An attempt 'to furnish the possessors of ordinary telescopes with plain directions for their use, and a list of objects for their advantageous employment', the book was popular with amateur stargazers for ...

Planetary Landers and Entry Probes
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Planetary Landers and Entry Probes

"This book is the most complete general introduction to spacecraft designed to probe, land or penetrate into solar system objects other than the Earth.... One surprising result of reading the book is to realize the large number of missions that have been launched -- about a hundred. The book is an excellent history of what (hopefully) will be considered to be the early years of space travel."

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An Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometry

This book, first published in 2006, was the first on optical stellar interferometry. It covers the history, theory and future uses of interferometeric techniques. It discusses ideas and instruments used in interferometry for advanced students in physics, optics, and astronomy with an interest in astronomical interferometry.

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The Sun's Influence on Climate

"This succinct volume will be invaluable to scientists and general readers who want to learn more about the Sun and its effects on our climate system. The Sun's Influence on Climate is an excellent book."--Gerald R. North, Texas A&M University

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Essays on Medieval Computational Astronomy

During the Middle Ages and early modern times tables were a most successful and economical way to present mathematical procedures and astronomical models and to facilitate computations. Before the sixteenth century astronomical models introduced by Ptolemy in Antiquity were rarely challenged, and innovation consisted in elaborating new methods for calculating planetary positions and other celestial phenomena. Essays on Medieval Compu...

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When the Universe Took a U-turn

This book impressively summarizes in simple words, for any curious mind, a history of physics up to its current and widest challenges. Any reader interested in the foundations of physics will particularly enjoy the second part, where the author shakes some of the great theoretical temptations that may have plagued physics lately. Sidharth's plea ag -- Dr Philippe Journeau "Head of Research, Discinnet Labs, Paris"