3D Spectroscopy in Astronomy
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3D Spectroscopy in Astronomy

'This new volume in the Canary Islands Winter School series continues the fine tradition of providing a thorough summary of an area of astronomy, at a level aimed squarely at graduate students ... this volume will be seen as a milestone. It deserves a place in any graduate-level observational techniques and instrumentation class.' The Observatory

The Manga Guide to the Universe
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The Manga Guide to the Universe

This is a very fun book, filled with facts and interesting explanations on the universe and astronomy. It won't teach you anything new if you have some background on these areas, but it can be a great way to introduce younger teenagers to the subject, or even as a fun read if you like manga.

Five Photons : Remarkable Journeys of Light Across Space and Time
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Five Photons : Remarkable Journeys of Light Across Space and Time

"Light permeates almost everything around us. It is the primary way in which we communicate and with which we try to understand the Universe. Light is the central theme of Geach’s book. After an introductory chapter on what light is, the book identifies five different sources of light that are key probes of the cosmos. This framework allows Geach to cover everything from the cosmic microwave background, to stars, dark energy, black h...

Bayesian Models for Astrophysical Data: Using R, JAGS, Python, and Stan
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Bayesian Models for Astrophysical Data

'This volume is a very welcome addition to the small but growing library of resources for advanced analysis of astronomical data. Astronomers are often confronted with complex constrained regression problems, situations that benefit from computationally intensive Bayesian approaches. The authors provide a unique and sophisticated guide with tutorials in methodology and software implementation. The worked examples are impressive. Many...

The Scientific Papers of Sir George Darwin: Figures of Equilibrium of Rotating Liquid and Geophysical Investigations
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The Scientific Papers of Sir George Darwin (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences)

Sir George Darwin (1845-1912) was the second son and fifth child of Charles Darwin. After studying mathematics at Cambridge he read for the Bar, but soon returned to science and to Cambridge, where in 1883 he was appointed Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy. His family home is now the location of Darwin College. His work was concerned primarily with the effect of the sun and moon on tidal forces on Earth, and ...

Assessment of Mission Size Trade-offs for NASA's Earth and Space Science Missions
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Assessment of Mission Size Trade-offs for NASA's Earth and Space Science Missions

Assessment of Mission Size Trade-offs for NASA's Earth and Space Science Missions addresses fundamental issues of mission architecture in the nation's scientific space program and responds to the FY99 Senate conference report, which requested that NASA commission a study to assess the strengths and weaknesses of small, medium, and large missions. This report evaluates the general strengths and weaknesses of small, medium, and large m...

Cosmic explosions in three dimensions
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Cosmic explosions in three dimensions (Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics)

Recent observations have shown that supernovae and gamma ray bursts are driven by strong jets of energy and other asymmetrical effects that reveal previously unknown physical properties. This volume highlights the burgeoning era of routine supernova polarimetry and the new insights into core collapse and thermonuclear explosions. With chapters by leading scientists, the book summarises the status of a rapidly developing new perspecti...

Jean-Claude Bourret, Jean-Pierre Petit, "Contacts cosmiques : Jusqu'où peut-on penser trop loin ?"
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Contacts cosmiques : Jusqu'où peut-on penser trop loin ?

Jean-Pierre Petit, ancien directeur de recherche au CNRS, développe depuis 1975 des éléments d'une science « venue d'ailleurs », d'une fécondité et d'une qualité extraordinaires, dispensés par des inconnus qui prétendent être des extraterrestres vivant parmi nous ! Plaisanterie ? Ce serait le cas si les travaux de Jean-Pierre Petit, fondés sur ces informations révolutionnaires, n'avaient été validés par de multiples publications scie...

From Comte to Benjamin Kidd: The Appeal to Biology or Evolution for Human Guidance
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From Comte to Benjamin Kidd

Robert Mackintosh (1858-1933), a professor at the Congregationalist Lancashire Independent College, traces the influence of biology and evolutionism on the study of human ethics and society during the second half of the nineteenth century in this 1899 book. He begins with Comte's founding of sociology, and continues with the renewed appeal to biology for the understanding of human affairs found in the work of Darwin, Spencer and thei...