Plasma Formulary for Physics, Astronomy, and Technology (2nd edition)
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Plasma Formulary for Physics, Astronomy, and Technology (2nd edition)

Communicable diseases are major global health concerns that can devastate whole populations. This revised and updated textbook examines communicable diseases at the community level from an epidemiological perspective, covering both theory and practice in a systematic and globally comprehensive overview of communicable diseases and their control. It includes expanded coverage of epidemiology and clinical aspects, many summary tables a...

Did Time Begin? Will Time End? Maybe the Big Bang Never Occurred
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Did Time Begin? Will Time End? Maybe the Big Bang Never Occurred

This is a delightful little book (100 pages), well written and didactic. 80% of it is relatively easy to understand. (One comment only: in page 22 it is claimed that the diameter of the present visible universe is roughly 30 billion light-years whereas other sources such as Wikipedia give a number about 5 times larger due to the expansion of the universe). Regarding the origin and fate of the universe there are four possibilities: or...

Astronomy and Astrophysics
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Astronomy and Astrophysics

This advanced undergraduate text provides broad coverage of astronomy and astrophyscis with a strong emphasis on physics. It has an algebra and trigonometry prerequisite, but calculus is preferred.

Scale relativity and fractal space-time: a new approach to unifying relativity and quantum mechanics
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Scale relativity and fractal space-time

This is a rich and lovely book. The elegant approach to unifying many concepts in physics provides new ways of seeing things some things we know in new ways and some very new ideas. It is also exciting to see some conceptual tools for thinking about problems as complex as those we face in understanding biological systems. -- David J Galas "Professor and Senior Vice President, Institute for Systems Biology"

Space and Astronomy Experiments
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Space and Astronomy Experiments

The field of space and astronomy is devoted to the study of the heavenly bodies, their behavior, and characteristics. Presenting experiments from various areas, including physics and geology, this text contains classroom experiments that broaden understanding of both science facts and the nature of space and astronomy.

Submarine slope systems: processes and products
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Submarine slope systems: processes and products

Submarine slopes provide the critical link between shallow-water and deep-water sedimentary environments. They accumulate a sensitive record of sediment supply, accommodation creation/destruction, and tectonic processes during basin filling. There is a complex stratigraphic response to the interplay between parameters that control the evolution of submarine slope systems, e.g. slope gradient, topographic complexity, sediment flux and...

Geomagnetosphere and Coupling Phenomena, Volume I : Solar Wind/IMF Coupling with Geomagnetosphere/Ionosphere
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Geomagnetosphere and Coupling Phenomena, Volume I : Solar Wind/IMF Coupling with Geomagnetosphere/Ionosphere

Contents: Preface to Volume I References Acknowledgments Abbreviations and Notations Chapter 1 Coupling and Energy Transfer: Time Variations and Main Problems Chapter 2 Coupling of Solar Wind/IMF with Geomagnetosphere/Ionosphere Chapter 3 Efficiency of Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Coupling for SW Pressure Variations Chapter 4 Coupling Solar Wind and IMF with High Latitude Magnetospheric and Auroral Activity Chapter 5 Coupling of Interpla...

Frontiers in High Energy Density Physics: The X-Games of Contemporary Science
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Frontiers in High Energy Density Physics

Recent scientific and technical advances have made it possible to create matter in the laboratory under conditions relevant to astrophysical systems such as supernovae and black holes. These advances will also benefit inertial confinement fusion research and the nation’s nuclear weapon’s program. The report describes the major research facilities on which such high energy density conditions can be achieved and lists a number of k...

Philip's astronomy encyclopedia
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Philip's astronomy encyclopedia

The new Philip's Astronomy Encyclopedia is one of the most comprehensive, authoritative and accessible books on astronomy. In more than 3000 alphabetically organized articles and over 500 photographs and diagrams, it covers everything and everyone from the Anglo-Australian Observatory to Fritz Zwicky. Its 464 pages include a host of major articles on subjects such as our Galaxy, the Sun and planets, optical and radio telescopes, star...

The history of meteoritics and key meteorite collections: fireballs, falls and finds
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The history of meteoritics and key meteorite collections: fireballs, falls and finds

This Special Publication has 24 papers with an international authorship, and is prefaced by an introductory overview which presents highlights in the field. The first section covers the acceptance by science of the reality of the falls of rock and metal from the sky, an account that takes the reader from BCE (before common era) to the nineteenth century. The second section details some of the world’s most important collections in mus...