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From Dust to Life

The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

by John Chambers & Jacqueline Mitton

<p>The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. <em>From Dust to Life</em> tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar ...

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From Matter to Life

Information and Causality

by Sara Imari Walker, Paul C. W. Davies & George F. R. Ellis

<p>Recent advances suggest that the concept of information might hold the key to unravelling the mystery of life's nature and origin. Fresh insights from a broad and authoritative range of articulate and respected experts focus on the transition

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From Ordered to Chaotic Motion in Celestial Mechanics

by Yi-Sui Sun & Li-Yong Zhou

<p>This book provides a brief introduction to some basic but important problems in celestial mechanics, and particularly in the few-body problem, such as the permissible and forbidden region of motion, the evolution of moment of inertia of a ...

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From the Sun to the Stars

by James B Kaler

<p>The book begins at the Sun then travels through the solar system to see the stars, how they work, and ultimately what they mean to us. The idea is to provide an integrated view of the galaxy and its contents. Along the way we look at spectra,

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From the Universe to the Elementary Particles

A First Introduction to Cosmology and the Fundamental Interactions

by Ulrich Ellwanger

<p>In this book, the author leads the reader, step by step and without any advanced mathematics, to a clear understanding of the foundations of modern elementary particle physics and cosmology. He also addresses current and controversial ...

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Frontiers of Astrobiology

by José Funes, Chris Impey & Jonathan Lunine

<p>Astrobiology is an exciting interdisciplinary field that seeks to answer one of the most important and profound questions: are we alone? In this volume, leading international experts explore the frontiers of astrobiology, investigating the ...

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Fundamental Astronomy

by Hannu Karttunen, Pekka Kröger, Heikki Oja & others

<p>Fundamental Astronomy is a well-balanced, comprehensive introduction to classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound

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Fundamental Planetary Science

Physics, Chemistry and Habitability

by Jack J. Lissauer & Imke de Pater

<p>A quantitative introduction to the Solar System and planetary systems science for advanced undergraduate students, this engaging new textbook explains the wide variety of physical, chemical and geological processes that govern the motions and

ISBN: 9781107357112

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Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth

Using Astronomy to Solve More Mysteries in Art, History, and Literature

by Donald W. Olson

<p>From the author of &quot;Celestial Sleuth&quot; (2014), yet more mysteries in art, history, and literature are solved by calculating phases of the Moon, determining the positions of the planets and stars, and identifying celestial objects in ...

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Future Professional Communication in Astronomy II

by Alberto Accomazzi

<p>The present volume gathers together the talks presented at the second colloquim on the Future Professional Communication in Astronomy (FPCA II), held at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) on 13-14 April 2010. This meeting provided a forum for

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Galactic Bulges

by Eija Laurikainen, Reynier Peletier & Dimitri Gadotti

<p>This book consists of invited reviews on Galactic Bulges written by experts in the field. A central point of the book is that, while in the standard picture of galaxy formation a significant amount of the baryonic mass is expected to reside ...

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Galaxies in the Universe

An Introduction

by Linda S. Sparke & John S. Gallagher, III

<p>This extensively illustrated book presents the astrophysics of galaxies since their beginnings in the early Universe. It has been thoroughly revised to take into account the most recent observational data, and recent discoveries such as dark ...

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Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

by John Gribbin

<p>Galaxies are the building blocks of the Universe: standing like islands in space, each is made up of many hundreds of millions of stars in which the chemical elements are made, around which planets form, and where on at least one of those ...

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Galaxy

Mapping the Cosmos

by James Geach

<p>Each night, we are able to gaze up at the night sky and look at the thousands of stars that stretch to the end of our individual horizons. But the stars we see are only those that make up our own Milky Way galaxy—but one of hundreds of ...

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Galaxy Formation and Evolution

by Houjun Mo, Frank van den Bosch & Simon White

<p>The rapidly expanding field of galaxy formation lies at the interface between astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology. Covering diverse topics from these disciplines, all of which are needed to understand how galaxies form and evolve, this

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Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomy

by Peter Grego & David Mannion

<p>In 1609 Galileo first used his telescope to kick start the science of observational astronomy - an event that proved to be of enormous historic, scientific, and cultural importance. Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomy will feature ...

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Galileo and the Equations of Motion

by Dino Boccaletti

<p>This book is intended as a historical and critical study on the origin of the equations of motion as established in Newton's Principia. The central question that it aims to answer is whether it is indeed correct to ascribe to Galileo the ...

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Galileo's Visions

Piercing the spheres of the heavens by eye and mind

by Marco Piccolino & Nicholas J. Wade

<p>Galileo is known as a pioneer of science - especially of mechanics and astronomy - but far less attention has been paid to his work on the senses generally, and more specifically on vision. In this book, two experts on the history of science ...

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Galileo: A Very Short Introduction

by Stillman Drake

<p>In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers. ...

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Galileo’s Logic of Discovery and Proof

The Background, Content, and Use of His Appropriated Treatises on Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics

by W. A. Wallace

<p>This volume is presented as a companion study to my translation of Galileo's MS 27, Galileo's Logical Treatises, which contains Galileo's appropriated questions on Aristotle's Posterior Analytics - a work only recently transcribed from the ...

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