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Making Stars Physical

The Astronomy of Sir John Herschel

by Stephen Case

<p><em>Making Stars Physical</em> offers the first extensive look at the astronomical career of John Herschel, son of William Herschel and one of the leading scientific figures in Britain throughout much of the nineteenth century. Herschel’s ...

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Man's Place in the Universe

by Alfred Russel Wallace

<p>This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1904 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Man's Place in the Universe' is a fascinating work on astronomy that deals with important ...

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Manifestations of Dark Matter and Variations of the Fundamental Constants in Atoms and Astrophysical Phenomena

by Yevgeny V. Stadnik

<p>This thesis explores the possibility of searching for new effects of dark matter that are linear in g, an approach that offers enormous advantages over conventional schemes, since the interaction constant g is very small, g&lt;&lt;1. Further,

ISBN: 9783319634173

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Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo

Astronomy, Astrology, and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy

by Meredith K. Ray

<p>This book examines a pivotal moment in the history of science and women’s place in it. Meredith Ray offers the first in-depth study and complete English translation of the fascinating correspondence between Margherita Sarrocchi (1560-1617), a

ISBN: 9781137596031

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Mars

From Myth and Mystery to Recent Discoveries

by Markus Hotakainen

<p>This absorbing book tells the story of Mars since the dawn of mankind's curiosity for celestial wonders. It covers everything, right from our ancient beliefs, through the revolution in our concepts of the cosmos around us in the 1600s, to the

ISBN: 9780387765082

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Mary Somerville and the World of Science

by Allan Chapman

<p>Mary Somerville (1780-1872), after whom Somerville College Oxford was named, was the first woman scientist to win an international reputation entirely in her own right, rather than through association with a scientific brother or ...

ISBN: 9783319093994

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Masters of the Universe

Conversations with Cosmologists of the Past

by Helge Kragh

<p>How did our modern picture of the universe come into being? Masters of the Universe tells this fascinating story in an unusual format that blends factual and fictional elements. It is based on a series of interviews that a fictional person ...

ISBN: 9780191034428

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Mathematical Disquisitions

The Booklet of Theses Immortalized by Galileo

by Christopher M. Graney

<p><em>Mathematical Disquisitions: The Booklet of Theses Immortalized by Galileo</em> offers a new English translation of the 1614 <em>Disquisitiones Mathematicae</em>, which Johann Georg Locher wrote under the guidance of the German Jesuit ...

ISBN: 9780268102449

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Mathematical Methods for Geophysics and Space Physics

by Newman, William I.

<p>Graduate students in the natural sciences&#8212;including not only geophysics and space physics but also atmospheric and planetary physics, ocean sciences, and astronomy&#8212;need a broad-based mathematical toolbox to facilitate their ...

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Mathematical Modeling in Diffraction Theory

Based on A Priori Information on the Analytical Properties of the Solution

by Alexander G. Kyurkchan & Nadezhda I. Smirnova

<p>Mathematical Modeling in Diffraction Theory: Based on A Priori Information on the Analytical Properties of the Solution provides the fundamental physical concepts behind the theory of wave diffraction and scattered wave fields as well as its ...

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Mathematics of Energy and Climate Change

International Conference and Advanced School Planet Earth, Portugal, March 21-28, 2013

by Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Rolf Jeltsch, Alberto Adrego Pinto & others

<p>The focus of this volume is research carried out as part of the program <em>Mathematics of Planet Earth</em>, which provides a platform to showcase the essential role of mathematics in addressing planetary problems and creating a context for ...

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Measure Solar System Objects and Their Movements for Yourself!

by John D. Clark

<p>Instead of taking somebody's word for it about the basic size and distance statistics for the solar system, this book shows amateur astronomers how to measure these things for themselves. This is an enriching experience for any amateur ...

ISBN: 9780387895611

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Measurements of Spin-Orbit Angles for Transiting Systems

Toward an Understanding of the Migration History of Exoplanets

by Teruyuki Hirano

<p>This thesis presents accurate analyses of the spin-orbit angle for many remarkable transiting exoplanetary systems, including the first measurement of the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect for a multiple transiting system.</p> <p> </p> <p>The ...

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Measuring the Universe

A Multiwavelength Perspective

by George H. Rieke

<p>Astronomy is an observational science, renewed and even revolutionized by new developments in instrumentation. With the resulting growth of multiwavelength investigation as an engine of discovery, it is increasingly important for astronomers ...

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Mercury

The View after MESSENGER

by Sean C. Solomon, Larry R. Nittler & Brian J. Anderson

<p>Observations from the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury have transformed our understanding of the origin and evolution of rocky planets. This volume is the definitive resource about Mercury for planetary scientists, from students ...

ISBN: 9781108687690

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Mercury's Interior, Surface, and Surrounding Environment

Latest Discoveries

by Pamela Elizabeth Clark

<p>This SpringerBrief details the MESSENGER Mission, the findings of which present challenges to widely held conventional views and remaining mysteries surrounding the planet. The work answers the question of why Mercury is so dense, and the ...

ISBN: 9781493922444

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Mercury: Planets in Our Solar System | Children's Astronomy Edition

by Baby Professor

<p>The solar system is the topic that forms the foundation of space science. If your child is a master at this subject, then there is an increased possibility that he/she will master sciences too. In this edition, the focus will be mercury and ...

ISBN: 9781683058076

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Merz Telescopes

A global heritage worth preserving

by Ileana Chinnici

<p>This book comprises a fascinating collection of contributions on the Merz telescopes in Italy that collectively offer the first survey on historical large refracting telescopes in the country, drawing on original documents and photographs. It

ISBN: 9783319414867

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Meteorites

Messengers from Space

by Fritz Heide & Frank Wlotzka

<p>Meteorites - as well as shooting stars and meteors - result from a collision of a solid body from space with our Earth, but only meteorites are able to penetrate the Earth's protective shield, the atmosphere, and fall to the Earth's surface. ...

ISBN: 9783642577864

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Millimeter and Submillimeter Studies on the Active Trinity of Gas, Stars, and Black Holes in Seyfert Galaxies

by Takuma Izumi

<p>This thesis focuses on understanding the growth and formation mechanism of supermassive black holes (SMBHs), an issue it addresses by investigating the dense interstellar medium that is assumed to be a crucial component of the fuel for SMBHs.

ISBN: 9789811079108

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