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Fast Spectral Variability in the X-ray Emission of Accreting Black Holes

by Chris Skipper

<p>This thesis brings together the various techniques of X-ray spectral analysis in order to examine the properties of black holes that vary in mass by several orders of magnitude. In all these systems it is widely accepted that the X-ray ...

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Fifty Years of Quasars

From Early Observations and Ideas to Future Research

by Mauro D'Onofrio, Paola Marziani & Jack W. Sulentic

<p>The 50th anniversary of the discovery of quasars in 1963 presents an interesting opportunity to ask questions about the current state of quasar research. Formatted as a series of interviews with noted researchers in the field, each of them ...

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Final Jeopardy: Cosmology And The Reality Problem Volume III

by W. Leonard Whitehouse

<p>This is the third volume in a series of books. The first two volumes in that series focused on issues involving: Medicine, psychopharmacology, evolution, neurobiology, psychology, particle physics, entanglement, and quantum dynamics. The ...

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Finding a Million-Star Hotel

An Astro-Tourist’s Guide to Dark Sky Places

by Bob Mizon

<p>Bob Mizon, one of the world’s best known campaigners against the veil of light pollution that has taken away the starry sky from most of the world’s population, takes readers to a hundred places in the UK and the USA where the wonders of the ...

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Finding our Place in the Solar System

The Scientific Story of the Copernican Revolution

by Todd Timberlake & Paul Wallace

<p>Finding our Place in the Solar System gives a detailed account of how the Earth was displaced from its traditional position at the center of the universe to be recognized as one of several planets orbiting the Sun under the influence of a ...

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Finding Our Place in the Universe

How We Discovered Laniakea—the Milky Way's Home

by Hélène Courtois

<p><strong>How a team of researchers, led by the author, discovered our home galaxy's location in the universe.</strong></p> <p>You are here: on Earth, which is part of the solar system, which is in the Milky Way galaxy, which itself is within ...

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Fire on Earth

by John Gribbin

<p>Doomday, Dinosaurs, and Humankind</p><p>An engaging and ominous history of how asteroid and comet collisions with the Earth have shaped the course of human events--and the dangers that may lie ahead.</p> ...

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First on the Moon

The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience

by Rod Pyle

<p><strong>In honor of the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission, this lavishly illustrated book—featuring stunning photographs and many rarely seen images and documents—tells the incredible story of the first men on the ...

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First Ten Years of Hinode Solar On-Orbit Observatory

by Toshifumi Shimizu, Shinsuke Imada & Masahito Kubo

<p>This book provides the latest scientific understanding of the Sun, sharing insights gleaned from the international solar physics project Hinode. The authors (who are the main project contributors) review, from the various viewpoints, the ...

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FK Com-Type ‘Platypus Stars’

by Dirk Bontes

<p>BP Piscium was initially thought to be a young star, but astronomers later concluded that it actually fitted a small group of old stars, the FK Com-type stars.<br />BP Piscium also is thought to have eaten a large planet or a small companion ...

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Flags of the Night Sky

When Astronomy Meets National Pride

by André G. Bordeleau

<p>Many national flags display astronomical features – Sun, Moon, stars – but are they really based on existing astronomical objects? The United States flag sports 50 stars, one for each state, however none of them are linked to real stars. ...

ISBN: 9781461409298

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FLASH TIME

The Discovery & Meaning of Cyclic Time

by Jules Boles

<p>‘Many books claim to change world thinking, but Flash Time really delivers’ JR, Teacher.</p> <p>‘Hugely impressive and very well written’ JF, Physicist, UK.</p> <p>Flash Time is being called the biggest discovery in history. Yet how could ...

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Forces Of Nature

by Professor Brian Cox

A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking book accompanies the acclaimed BBC TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions. Think you know our planet?Think again.Forces of Nature takes you ...

ISBN: 9780008210038

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Formation of the First Black Holes

by Muhammad Latif & Dominik Schleicher

<p>The formation of the first supermassive black holes is one of the main open questions in our understanding of high-redshift structure formation. In this book, we aim to provide a summary of state-of-the-art modern research on this topic, ...

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Formation, Evolution, and Dynamics of Young Solar Systems

by Martin Pessah & Oliver Gressel

<p>This book's interdisciplinary scope aims at bridging various communities: 1) cosmochemists, who study meteoritic samples from our own solar system, 2) (sub-) millimetre astronomers, who measure the distribution of dust and gas of star-forming

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Four Blood Moons: Leaving Babylon

by Cyrus King

<p>Four Blood Moons: Leaving Babylon describes the journey of the author whose curiosity was sparked upon hearing about this rare historical occurrence appearing only a few times in several thousand years upon the Biblical Feasts of Passover and

ISBN: 9781311605276

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Four Pillars of Radio Astronomy: Mills, Christiansen, Wild, Bracewell

by R.H. Frater, W.M. Goss & H.W. Wendt

<p>This is the story of Bernie Mills, Chris Christiansen, Paul Wild and Ron Bracewell, members of a team of radio astronomers that would lead Australia, and the world, into this new field of research. Each of the four is remembered for his ...

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Fractional Kinetics in Space

Anomalous Transport Models

by Vladimir Uchaikin & Renat Sibatov

<p>This book is first of its kind describing a new direction in modeling processes taking place in interplanetary and interstellar space (magnetic fields, plasma, cosmic rays, etc.). This method is based on a special mathematical analysis — ...

ISBN: 9789813225442

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Fragments

by Steve Wainwright

<p>Fragments is written by an astronomer who started a revolution in amateur astronomical imaging.</p> <p>This book is not just about that story, but entwined within it is how he became friends with the iconic astronomer, Sir Patrick Moore and ...

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François Arago

A 19th Century French Humanist and Pioneer in Astrophysics

by James Lequeux

<p>François Arago, the first to show in 1810 that the surface of the Sun and stars is made of incandescent gas and not solid or liquid, was a prominent physicist of the 19th century. He used his considerable influence to help Fresnel, Ampere and

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