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            Interplanetary Magnetohydrodynamics
             

            Interplanetary Magnetohydrodynamics (Hardback)

            By Burlaga, L. F.

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            Data from spacecraft such as Pioneer, Vela and Voyager have revealed the interstellar medium to be a remarkable physical system, which has served as a laboratory for the study of turbulent, supersonic, ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) flows. The results of these studies provided c...onfirmation of many theoretical models of the interstellar medium.
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            ISBN 9780195084726
            Released AU 6 Jul 1995
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series International Series in Astronomy & Astrophysics
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            The Physics of Interstellar Dust

            The Physics of Interstellar Dust (Paperback)

            By Krugel, Endrik

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            Interstellar dust grains catalyse chemical reactions, absorb, scatter, polarise and re-radiate starlight and constitute the building blocks for the formation of planets. Understanding this interstellar component is therefore of primary importance in many areas of astronomy & astr...ophysics. For example, observers need to understand how dust effects light passing through molecular clouds. Astrophysicists wish to comprehend how dust enables the collapse of clouds or how it determines the spectral behaviour of protostars, star forming regions or whole galaxies. This book gives a thorough theoretical description of the fundamental physics of interstellar dust: its composition, morphology, size distribution, dynamics, optical and thermal properties, alignment, polarisation, scattering, radiation and spectral features. This encyclopedic book provides the basic physics towards understanding the solid matter in interstellar space. It includes all the necessary physics, including solid state physics, radiative transport, optical properties, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics. It then uses all of this basic physics in the specific case of dust grains in the interstellar medium. Interstellar dust clouds catalyze simple chemical reactions, absorbs, scatters, polarizes and re-radiates starlight and forms the building blocks for planet and stellar formation. Understanding this interstellar medium is then of primary importance in many areas of astronomy & astrophysics. For example observers need to understand how it effects light passing through dust and molecular clouds, astrophysicists need to comprehend the formation and structure of dust clouds and how it collapses to form stars and planets. Written in an accessible and descriptive manner, this will be essential supplementary reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students taking courses on the interstellar medium and active researchers in need of a single source of well illustrated and detailed
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            ISBN 9780367454654
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics
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            The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes
             

            The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes (Paperback, New edition)

            By Chandrasekhar, S.

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            The theory of black holes is the most simple consequence of Einstein's relativity theory. Dealing with relativity theory, this book details one of the most beautiful areas of mathematical physics; the theory of black holes. It represents a personal testament to the work of the au...thor, who spent several years working-out the subject matter.
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            ISBN 9780198503705
            Released AU 4 Jun 1998
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Classic Texts in the Physical Sciences
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            Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

            Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Coles, Peter

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            Providing a non-technical introduction to cosmology, this work explains what it is and what cosmologists do. It also discusses the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and the speculative issues like quantum cosmology, superstrings, and dark matter.

            ISBN 9780192854162
            Released AU 1 Nov 2001
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium

            Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Draine, Bruce T.

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            Focuses on the astrophysics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium - the gas and dust, as well as the electromagnetic radiation, cosmic rays, and magnetic and gravitational fields, present between the stars in a galaxy and also between galaxies themselves. This title covers... radiative processes, fluid dynamics, cosmic rays, and more.
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            ISBN 9780691122144
            Released AU 15 Feb 2011
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Princeton Series in Astrophysics
            Language (English)
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            Active Galactic Nuclei: From the Central Black Hole to the Galactic Environment

            Active Galactic Nuclei: From the Central Black Hole to the Galactic Environment (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Krolik, Julian H.

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            Begins by addressing basic questions about active galactic nuclei: What are they? How can they be found? How do they evolve? This book assesses the evidence for massive black holes and considers how they generate power by accretion. It explores the mysteries of what ignites, fuel...s, and extinguishes active galactic nuclei.
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            ISBN 9780691011523
            Released AU 15 Dec 1998
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Princeton Series in Astrophysics
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            Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved

            Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bartusiak, Marcia

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            The contentious history of the idea of the black hole the most fascinating and bizarre celestial object in the heavens

            ISBN 9780300219661
            Released AU 15 May 2016
            Publisher Yale University Press
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            Philip's 2019 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland

            Philip's 2019 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland (Paperback)

            By Couper, Heather; Henbest, Nigel

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            Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2019 is the guide for Stargazers in Britian and ireland. The new 2019 edition has been completely revised to make it even more essential for exploring the night skies.

            ISBN 9781849074803
            Released AU 11 Sep 2018
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Philip's Stargazing
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            Stars: A Very Short Introduction

            Stars: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By King, Andrew

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            Stars are a constant source of fascination. In this Very Short Introduction Andrew King introduces us to the science of stars; how they are born, how they live, and how they die. He shows how understanding the stars is the key to understanding the galaxies they inhabit, and how t...hey provide us with clues to the existence of planets like our own.
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            ISBN 9780199602926
            Released AU 26 Sep 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Physical Processes in Circumstellar Disks Around Young Stars

            Physical Processes in Circumstellar Disks Around Young Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Garcia, Paulo J. V.

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            Circumstellar disks are vast expanses of dust that form around new stars in the earliest stages of their birth. This work covers a range of scientific knowledge that helps in understanding circumstellar disks, including chemical processes, the properties of dust and gases, hydrod...ynamics and magnetohydrodynamics, and stellar evolution.
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            ISBN 9780226282299
            Released AU 15 Apr 2011
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
            Interest Age 19+ years
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