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 Hunger, Hermann, 1942 author.
 London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019.
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 Book — vi, 245 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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About the MUL.APIN: astronomical data and lists of stars, from ancient Mesopotamia.
"MUL.APIN, written sometime before the 8th century BC, was the most widely copied astronomical text in ancient Mesopotamia: a compendium including information such as star lists, descriptions of planetary phases, mathematical schemes for the length of day and night, a discussion of the lunisolar calendar and rules for intercalation, and a short collection of celestial omens. This book contains an introductory essay, followed by a new edition of the text and a facingpage transliteration and English translation. Finally, the book contains a new and detailed commentary on the text. This is a fascinating study, and an important resource for anyone interested in the history of astronomy." Provided by publisher.
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 Belgiorno, Francesco, author.
 Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., [2019]
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 Book — 1 online resource.
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 A short scrapbook on classical black holes
 The seminal paper
 Thermality of Hawking radiation: from HartleHawking to Israel and Unruh
 The tunneling approach
 The anomaly route to Hawking radiation
 The Euclidean section and Hawking temperature
 Rigorous aspects of Hawking radiation
 The roots of analogue gravity
 Hawking radiation in a nondispersive nonlinear Kerr dielectric
 Hawking radiation in a dispersive Kerr dielectric
 Hawking radiation in the lab.
(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789814508537 20181015
 International Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies (14th : 2017 : Daejeon, Korea), author.
 [Melville, New York] : AIP Publishing LLC, 2018.
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 Book — 1 online resource : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file.PDF.
4. Accretion flows in astrophysics [2018]
 Cham : Springer, 2018.
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 Book — 1 online resource (XX, 419 pages) : 81 illustrations, 19 illustrations in color Digital: text file; PDF.
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 Preface. The Standard Model of Disc Accretion. The Properties of Spherical Geodesics in the Kerr Metric. Relativistic Standard Accretion Disc. Relativistic Twisted Accretion Disc. Structure of Accretion Discs in Lensed QSOs. Transient Dynamics of Perturbations in Astrophysical Discs. Quasispherical Subsonic Accretion onto Magnetized Neutron Stars. On the Properties of VelikhovChandrasekhar MRI in Ideal and Nonideal Plasmas.
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 $a Intro; Preface; References; Acknowledgements; Contents; 1 The Standard Model of Disc Accretion; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Disc Equations; 1.2.1 Important Note; 1.2.2 Continuity Equation; 1.2.3 Equations of Motion; 1.2.4 Energy Conservation Equation; 1.2.5 Energy Dissipation; 1.2.6 Energy Source in the Disc; 1.3 Viscosity in Accretion Discs; 1.3.1 The Reynolds Equations and the Reynolds Tensor; 1.3.1.1 Compressible Fluids; 1.3.2 The Closure Problem; 1.3.3 Coefficient of Turbulent Viscosity; 1.3.4 Mixing Length; 1.3.5 Turbulent Viscosity Parameter α; 1.4 Thin Discs
 $a 1.4.1 Equations of Radial Structure1.4.1.1 Mass Conservation Equation; 1.4.1.2 The rComponent of the Equation of Motion; 1.4.1.3 The φComponent of the Equation of Motion; 1.4.2 Solution for a Constant Accretion Rate; 1.4.3 Radial Velocity of Matter in the Disc; 1.4.4 Accretion Onto a Black Hole; 1.4.5 Energy Release in Geometrically Thin Discs; 1.4.6 Disc Radiation; 1.5 Stationary αDiscs; 1.5.1 Equations of Vertical Structure; 1.5.1.1 Equation of Hydrostatic Balance; 1.5.1.2 Energy Generation; 1.5.1.3 Radiative Transfer in the Disc; 1.5.1.4 Dependence of the Surface Density on z
 $a 1.5.2 Solution for the Vertical Structure1.5.2.1 Kramers Opacity; 1.5.2.2 Thomson Scattering; 1.5.3 Radial Dependence of Physical Parameters in Stationary αDiscs; 1.5.3.1 Zone B; 1.5.3.2 Zone C; 1.5.3.3 Thickness of the Disc; 1.5.3.4 ̀Dead' Discs; 1.6 Nonstationary Disc Accretion; 1.6.1 Basic Equation of Nonstationary Accretion; 1.6.2 Solutions to the Linear Equation of Viscous Evolution in the Disc; 1.6.3 Evolution of an Infinite Viscous Disc; 1.6.4 Solution for a Disc with a Fixed Outer Radius; 1.6.5 Solution to the Nonlinear Equation for the Evolution of a Viscous αDisc
 $a 1.6.5.1 The αDiscs1.6.6 Evolution of αDisc from a Ring of Matter; 1.6.6.1 ̀Tounge'Formation Stage; 1.6.6.2 QuasiStationary Stage with Increasing Accretion; 1.6.6.3 Accretion Decay Stage: Spreading of the Disc; 1.6.7 Solution for αDisc in a Binary System; 1.6.7.1 Radial Dependencies for a Nonstationary Disc in a Binary System; 1.7 Numerical Modelling of Nonstationary Disc Accretion; 1.7.1 Solution to the Equations of Viscous Evolution; 1.7.2 Solving the Equations of Vertical Structure; 1.7.2.1 Irradiation of the Accretion Disc
(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9783319930084 20181210
5. An approach to dark matter modelling [2018]
 Basak, Tanushree, author.
 San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2018] Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2018]
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 Book — 1 online resource (various pagings) : color illustrations.
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 1. Introduction
 1.1. Why dark matter?
 1.2. Evidence for dark matter
 2. Particle dark matter candidates : constraints from observations
 2.1. Dark matter particle candidates
 2.2. Dark matter searches
 2.3. Constraints on dark matter candidates
 3. WIMP dark matter model : the simplest extension of the Standard Model
 3.1. Why is WIMP a popular choice?
 3.2. Singlet scalar dark matter
 3.3. Singlet fermionic dark matter
 3.4. Inert doublet Higgs model
 3.5. Twocomponent dark matter model
 4. Generation of neutrino mass and dark matter : a unified scenario
 4.1. The seesaw mechanism and dark matter
 4.2. Gauged B ́¿ L extension of the Standard Model
 4.3. Scotogenic dark matter model
 5. Supersymmetric dark matter model : a popular choice
 5.1. The hierarchy problem in the Standard Model
 5.2. Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM)
 5.3. NexttoMinimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (NMSSM)
 5.4. Triplet extensions of the MSSM
 6. FIMP as dark matter
 6.1. Feebly interacting massive particle
 7. Conclusion and outlook.
6. The Ash Wednesday supper [2018]
 Bruno, Giordano, 15481600, author.
 Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2018.
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 Book — lxiv, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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 1. Introduction
 2. A Note on the Text
 3. Complete Italian Text: newly edited according to the socalled vulgate version
 4. Translation of the Dedication (+ notes)
 5. Translation of Dialogue
 1 (+ notes)
 6. Translation of Dialogue
 2 (+ notes)
 7. Translation of Dialogue
 3 (+ notes)
 8. Translation of Dialogue
 4 (+ notes)
 9. Translation of Dialogue
 5 (+ notes)
 10. Appendix: Alternative Italian text of folio D
 11. Appendix: Alternative English translation of folio D
 12. Bibliography of Cited Works.
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(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781487501440 20180416
Giordano Bruno's The Ash Wednesday Supper is the first of six philosophical dialogues in Italian that he wrote and published in London between 1584 and 1585. It presents a revolutionary cosmology founded on the new Copernican astronomy that Bruno extends to infinite dimensions, filling it with an endless number of planetary systems. As well as opening up the traditional closed universe and reducing earth to a tiny speck in an overwhelmingly immense cosmos, Bruno offers a lively description of his clash of opinions with the conservative academics and theologians he argued with in Oxford and London. This volume, containing what has recently been claimed as the final version of Bruno's Ash Wednesday Supper, presents a new translation based on a newly edited text, with critical comment that takes account of the most current discussion of the textual, historical, cosmological and philosophical issues raised in this dialogue. It considers Bruno's work as a seminal text of the late European renaissance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781487521400 20180416
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 Saha, P. (Prasenjit), author.
 First edition.  Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018.
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 Book — 1 online resource.
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 Cover; The Astronomers' Magic Envelope: An Introduction to Astrophysics Emphasizing General Principles and Orders of Magnitude; Copyright; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents;
 1 Orbits; 1.1 The Apple and the Earth; 1.2 Some Simple Orbits; 1.3 The Gravitational Constant; 1.4 Kepler's Laws; 1.5 Kepler's Equation and Time Evolution of Bound Orbits; 1.6 Unbound Orbits and Gravitational Focusing; 1.7 Two Massive Bodies; 1.8 Two Bodies from Far Away; 1.9 More than Two Bodies; 1.10 The Virial Theorem; 1.11 Connecting to Observables;
 2 Celestial Mechanics; 2.1 The Restricted ThreeBody Problem
 2.2 Lagrange Points, Roche Lobes and Chaotic Systems2.3 Hamilton's Equations and Interesting Orbits;
 3 Schwarzschild's Spacetime; 3.1 Spacetime and Proper Time; 3.2 Metrics; 3.3 Schwarzschild Orbits, I: General Properties; 3.4 Schwarzschild Orbits, II: Circles; 3.5 Cartesian Variables; 3.6 Gravitational Lensing;
 4 Interlude: Quantum Ideal Gases; 4.1 Planckian Units; 4.2 PhaseSpace Distributions; 4.3 Quantum ManyParticle Distributions; 4.4 The Classical Ideal Gas; 4.5 A Photon Gas; 4.6 A Degenerate Fermi Gas;
 5 Gravity versus Pressure; 5.1 Spherical Hydrostatic Equilibrium
 5.2 Solid Objects: Rock and Ice5.3 The Clayton Model; 5.4 The Virial Theorem (Again); 5.5 FermiGas Remnants I: Virial Approximation; 5.6 FermiGas Remnants II: Numerics;
 6 Nuclear Fusion in Stars; 6.1 The Reactions; 6.2 Quantum Tunnelling and the WKB Approximation; 6.3 The Reaction Rate;
 7 The Main Sequence of Stars; 7.1 Opacity and Radiative Transfer; 7.2 Luminosity and Effective Temperature; 7.3 HighMass Stars; 7.4 Medium and LowMass Stars;
 8 The Expanding Universe; 8.1 On Measuring Distances; 8.2 The Cosmological Principle; 8.3 The Concordance Cosmology; 8.4 Distances and Lookback Times
 8.5 Curvature and its Consequences8.6 Standard Sirens; 8.7 Redshift Drift;
 9 The Cosmic Microwave Background; 9.1 Radiation Density and Matter Density; 9.2 Recombination; 9.3 CMB Fluctuations; Appendix A Rotations in Three Dimensions; Appendix B Hamiltonians; Appendix C Moving from Newtonian to Relativistic Frameworks; Appendix D Working with Planckian Units; References; Index
(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780198816461 20181022
8. Bayesian astrophysics [2018]
 Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics (26th : 2014 : La Laguna, Canary Islands)
 Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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 Book — 1 online resource.
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 1. Bayesian inference and computation: a beginner's guide Brendon J. Brewer
 2. Inverse problems in astronomy JeanLuc Starck
 3. Bayesian inference in extrasolar planet searches Phil Gregory
 4. Bayesian cosmology Roberto Trotta
 5. An introduction to objective Bayesian statistics Jose M. Bernardo.
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(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781316182406 20180730
 Hashimoto, Masaaki, author.
 Singapore : Springer, 2018.
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 Book — 1 online resource (ix, 84 pages) : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
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 1 Introduction
 1.1 Historical Review
 1.2 Motivation
 1.3 Nonstandard Approaches to BBN
 1.4 Structure of This Text
 References
 2 The Standard Model of Cosmology
 2.1 Theory of General Relativity
 2.2 The RobertsonWalker Metric
 2.3 The Friedmann Equation
 2.4 Astronuclear Reactions
 2.4.1 Thermonuclear reaction rates
 2.4.2 Nonresonant reactions
 2.4.3 Resonant reactions
 2.4.4 Inverse reactions
 2.4.5 Rates of electron capture and b decay
 2.4.6 Reaction rates and their uncertainties
 2.5 Standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
 2.5.1 Overview of SBBN
 2.5.2 Numerical calculations of SBBN
 2.5.3 Observed abundance of light elements
 2.5.4 Neutron lifetime
 2.6 Another Observational Success of the Standard Model
 References
 3 Theories Beyond The Standard Model
 3.1 Lepton Asymmetry
 3.1.1 Reaction rates between neutrons and protons
 3.1.2 BBN with degenerate neutrinos
 3.1.3 c2 analysis
 3.2 BBN under the Brane Cosmology
 3.2.1 Fivedimensional Einstein tensor
 3.2.2 Friedmannlike equation
 3.2.3 BBN on the brane
 3.3 Phenomenological Variable L Models
 References
 4 Modified BransDicke Theory
 4.1 Dynamics of BDL model
 4.2 Parameters in the BDL model
 4.3 Characteristics of a flat universe
 4.4 Constraints on the BDL Model
 4.4.1 Constraints from BBN
 4.4.2 Constraints from SNe Ia
 References
 5 Appendix A: Einstein Tensor
 6 Appendix B: Thermal History in an Early Universe
 7 Appendix C: Numerical Approach to Calculate Nucleosynthesis
 References
 8 Appendix D: Some Useful Numbers
 Index.
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 $a Intro; Preface; Contents; Acronyms; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Historical Review; 1.2 Motivation; 1.3 Nonstandard Approaches to BBN; 1.4 Structure of This Text; References; 2 The Standard Model of Cosmology; 2.1 Theory of General Relativity; 2.2 The RobertsonWalker Metric; 2.3 The Friedmann Equation; 2.4 Astronuclear Reactions; 2.4.1 Thermonuclear Reaction Rates; 2.4.2 Nonresonant Reactions; 2.4.3 Resonant Reactions; 2.4.4 Inverse Reactions; 2.4.5 Rates of Electron Capture and βDecay; 2.4.6 Reaction Rates and Their Uncertainties; 2.5 Standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis; 2.5.1 Overview of SBBN
 $a 2.5.2 Numerical Calculations of SBBN2.5.3 Observed Abundance of Light Elements; 2.5.4 Neutron Lifetime; 2.6 Another Observational Success of the Standard Model; References; 3 Theories Beyond the Standard Model; 3.1 Lepton Asymmetry; 3.1.1 Reaction Rates Between Neutrons and Protons; 3.1.2 BBN with Degenerate Neutrinos; 3.1.3 χ2 Analysis; 3.2 BBN Under the Brane Cosmology; 3.2.1 FiveDimensional Einstein Tensor; 3.2.2 FriedmannLike Equation; 3.2.3 BBN on the Brane; 3.3 Phenomenological Variable Λ Models; References; 4 Modified BransDicke Theory; 4.1 Dynamics of BDΛ Model
 $a 4.2 Parameters in the BDΛ Model4.3 Characteristics of a Flat Universe; 4.4 Constraints on the BDΛ Model; 4.4.1 Constraints from BBN; 4.4.2 Constraints from SNe Ia; References; 5 Appendix A: Einstein Tensor; 6 Appendix B: Thermal History in an Early Universe; 7 Appendix C: Numerical Approach to Calculate Nucleosynthesis; References; 8 Appendix D: Some Useful Numbers; Index
(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789811329340 20190114
 Lang, Kenneth R., author.
 London : World Scientific Publishing, [2018]
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 Book — 1 online resource.
 Percivaldi, E. (Elena), author.
 Milan, Italy : Whitestar Publishers, [2018]
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 Book — 207 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 32 cm
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 Marcacci, Flavia, 1976 author.
 Perugia : Aguaplano, [2018]
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 Book — 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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13. Il cielo in terra : storia delle linee meridiane e degli strumenti astronomici di Egnazio Danti [2018]
 Bartolini, Simone, author.
 Firenze : Edizioni Polistampa, [2018]
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 Book — 110 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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 Firenze : Leo S. Olschki editore, MMXVIII.
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 Book — xxv, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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15. Cosmic magnetic fields [2018]
 Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics (25th : 2013 : La Laguna, Canary Islands)
 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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 Book — 1 online resource.
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 List of contributors List of participants Preface Acknowledgments
 1. Astrophysical magnetic fields: essentials J. Sanchez Almeida and M. J. Martinez Gonzalez
 2. Solar magnetic fields. History, tragedy or comedy? P. G. Judge
 3. Stellar magnetic fields O. Kochukhov
 4. The role of magnetic fields in AGN activity and feedback R. Keppens, O. Porth and H. J. P. Goedbloed
 5. Magnetic fields in galaxies R. Beck
 6. Primordial magnetic fields in the Early Universe and CMB anisotropies F. Finelli and D. Paoletti.
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(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781108640770 20180521
 Barrie, Neil David, author.
 Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
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 Book — 1 online resource.
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 Introduction. Scale Invariant Inflation. An Asymmetric Universe from Inflation. Baryogenesis During Reheating via the Ratchet Mechanism. Gravitational Waves and the Cosmic Neutrino Background. Concluding Remarks and Outlook.
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 $a References3 An Asymmetric Universe from Inflation; 3.1 The MatterAntimatter Asymmetry; 3.1.1 The Sakharov Conditions; 3.1.2 Asymmetric Dark Matter; 3.2 Topological Vacuum States and the ChernSimons Number; 3.2.1 Instanton and Sphaleron Transistions; 3.3 A Model of Inflationary Cogenesis; 3.3.1 Models with an Anomalous U(1)X; 3.4 Dynamics of an Anomalous Gauge Field During Inflation; 3.5 Simultaneous Generation of Luminous and Dark Matter During Inflation; 3.6 //ρB and ηB; 3.7 Conclusions and Future Prospects; References; 4 Baryogenesis During Reheating via the Ratchet Mechanism
(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9783319947143 20180910
17. Dispatches from planet 3 : thirtytwo (brief) tales on the solar system, the Milky Way, and beyond [2018]
 Bartusiak, Marcia, 1950 author.
 New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2018]
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 Book — xiii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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An awardwinning science writer presents a captivating collection of cosmological essays for the armchair astronomer The galaxy, the multiverse, and the history of astronomy are explored in this engaging compilation of cosmological "tales" by multiple awardwinning science writer Marcia Bartusiak. In thirtytwo concise and engrossing essays, the author provides a deeper understanding of the nature of the universe and those who strive to uncover its mysteries. Bartusiak shares the back stories for many momentous astronomical discoveries, including the contributions of such pioneers as Beatrice Tinsley and her groundbreaking research in galactic evolution, and Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the scientist who first discovered radio pulsars. An endlessly fascinating collection that you can dip into in any order, these pieces will transport you to ancient Mars, when water flowed freely across its surface; to the collision of two black holes, a cosmological event that released fifty times more energy than was radiating from every star in the universe; and to the beginning of time itself.
(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780300235746 20181105
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 International Conference on Physics of Dusty Plasmas (8th : 2017 : Prague, Czech Republic), author.
 [Melville, New York] : AIP Publishing, 2018.
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 Book — 1 online resource : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file.PDF.
 Amsterdam, Netherlands ; Cambridge, MA : Elsevier, [2018]
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 Book — 1 online resource (xix, 446 pages)
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 Prologue: Mariner's Way: Beyond the Future to the Past Introduction Late Amazonian Epoch climate
 1. Orbital (climatic) forcing and its imprint on the global landscape Recent surface water at/near the midlatitudes?
 2. Unraveling the mysteries of recurring slope lineae (RSL)
 3. Gullies and their connection with the climate
 4. Recent fluvialchannels, landforms and fresh shallowvalleys in the Olympus Mons lava plains
 The Polar Regions
 5. Active geomorphological processes involving exotic agents
 6. CO2driven geomorphological processes Glacial and periglacial landscapes
 7. Paleoperiglacial and "icerich" complexes in Utopia Planitia
 8. Bihemispheric (periglacial) mass wasting
 Volcanism
 9. Volcanic disruption of recent icedeposits in the Argyre Basin
 Aeolian processes
 10. Dust devils: stirring up the surface
 11. Dark Dunes of Mars: An orbittoground multidisciplinary perspective of aeolian science Other surfacemodification processes
 12. Modification of the surface by impact cratering
 13. Stone pavements, lag deposits, and contemporary landscapeevolution
 14. Karst landforms as markers of recent climate change: en example from the late Amazonian Epoch evaporite karst within a trough in western Noctis Labyrinthus Epilogue: Mars (actual): What There May Lie on the Decadal EventHorizon.
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(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780128130186 20181015
 Zhang, Xiaolei.
 Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, c2018.
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 Book — 1 online resource.
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This research monograph presents a new dynamical framework for the study of secular morphological evolution of galaxies along the Hubble sequence. Classical approaches based on Boltzmann's kinetic equation, as well as on its momentequation descendants the Euler and NavierStokes fluid equations, are inadequate for treating the maintenance and longterm evolution of systems containing selforganized structures such as galactic densitywave modes. A global and synthetic approach, incorporating correlated fluctuations of the constituent particles during a nonequilibrium phase transition, is adopted to supplement the continuum treatment. The cuttingedge research combining analytical, Nbody simulational, and observational aspects, as well as the fundamentalphysics connections it provides, make this work a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students in astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, manybody physics, complexity theory, and other related fields. Contents Dynamical Drivers of Galaxy Evolution NBody Simulations of Galaxy Evolution Astrophysical Implications of the Dynamical Theory Putting It All Together Concluding Remarks Appendix: Relation to Kinetics and Fluid Mechanics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9783110525441 20180312