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"In its various incarnations it has been a constant companion for my entire scientific career ... Compared to the last edition, the new version of the handbook has almost double the number of pages and represents a considerable expansion of the content of each chapter." - Prof. Martin Barstow, University of Leicester.

"Modern astrophysics requires the use of observations over the broadest range of wavelengths to fully understand the physical nature of the objects and processes we wish to study in the universe. .... The Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics gathers in one place the most frequently-used information in modern astrophysics and presents it in the most useful fashion to the non-specialist in a particular field." - Riccardo Giacconi, Nobel Laureate, 2002, Physics

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Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics

3rd Edition, 2007

Martin V. Zombeck

Hardback (ISBN-13: 9780521782425 | ISBN-10: 0521782422)

Paperback (ISBN-13: 9780615413921 | ISBN-10: 0615413927)

This Third Edition, nearly double the number of pages of the Second Edition, is a comprehensive compilation of the facts and figures relevant to astronomy and astrophysics. As well as a vast number of tables, graphs, diagrams and formulae it also includes a comprehensive index and bibliography, allowing readers to easily find the information they require. The book contains information covering a diverse range of topics in addition to astronomy and astrophysics, including experimental astrophysics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, relativity, plasma physics, electromagnetism, mathematics, probability and statistics, and geophysics. This handbook contains the most frequently used information in modern astrophysics, and will be an essential reference for advanced amateur astronomers, university students, graduate students, researchers and professionals working in astronomy and the space sciences.

Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1. General data; 2. Astronomy and astrophysics; 3. Radio astronomy; 4. Infrared and submillimeter astronomy; 5. Ultraviolet astronomy; 6. X-ray astronomy; 7. Gamma-ray astronomy; 8. Cosmic rays; 9. Earth's atmosphere and environment; 10. Relativity and cosmology; 11. Atomic physics; 12. Electromagnetic radiation; 13. Plasma physics; 14. Experimental astronomy and astrophysics; 15. Astronautics; 16. Mathematics; 17. Probability and statistics; 18. Radiation safety; 19. Astronomical catalogs; 20. Computer science; 21. Glossary of abbreviations and symbols; Appendices; Index.

782 pages
338 B&W illustrations
247 tables

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