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Welcome to the 2017 Astronomy, Astrophysics and Planetary Science catalogue I’m pleased to share with you our new, forthcoming titles, representing the highest standards of teaching, research and reference spanning the astronomical and planetary sciences. Our highlights this year include a long-awaited second edition of Barbara Ryden’s awardwinning undergraduate textbook, Introduction to Cosmology, Scott Dodelson’s new text on Gravitational Lensing, and a definitive look at planetary atmospheres in Atmospheric Evolution on Inhabited and Lifeless Worlds by David Catling and James Kasting. We also have the cutting-edge research reports from the International Astronomical Union’s scientific symposia and the latest titles in our successful Student’s Guides series. Our publications are available in a variety of formats, including ebooks and print, as well as online collections for institutional purchase via our highly regarded Cambridge Core platform. This catalogue represents just a quick snapshot of our wider list. To see further book listings, product information, extracts and reviews, you can find us online at astronomy. I am always interested in exploring new ideas for academic books and digital resources, and I would be pleased to discuss any future publishing opportunities. Please get in touch with me at I hope that you enjoy reading about our latest publications. Best wishes, Vince Higgs Commissioning Editor

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Contents Astrophysics 1 Observational Astronomy 7 Astronomy (general) 10 Cosmology and Relativity 14 Planetary Science and Astrobiology 19 Space Science 25 Also of Interest 30 Information on related journals Inside back cover

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Astrophysics Cosmic Magnetic Fields Philipp P. Kronberg University of Toronto

Magnetic fields are important in the Universe and their effects contain the key to many astrophysical phenomena. Written for graduate students and researchers, this book presents an up-todate overview of this fast-growing topic and will inspire readers to devise new ways of thinking about magnetic fields in space. Cambridge Astrophysics, 53

2016 247 x 174 mm 294pp 84 b/w illus.   978-0-521-63163-1 Hardback £112.00 / US$140.00 For all formats available, see


Atomic Astrophysics and Spectroscopy Anil K. Pradhan


to teach about the subjects, and to students. I expect that it will be very well received by both communities. I’m happy that Cambridge [University Press] will add this book to its distinguished series of books in physics and astrophysics.’ Dimitri Mihalas, G. C. McVittie Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois and Laboratory Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Atomic structure; 3. Atomic processes; 4. Radiative transitions; 5. Electron-ion collisions; 6. Photoionization; 7. Electron-ion recombination; 8. Multi-wavelength emission lines; 9. Absorption lines and radiative transfer; 10. Stellar properties and spectra; 11. Stellar opacity and radiative forces; 12. Gaseous nebulae and HII regions; 13. Active galactic nuclei and quasars; 14. Cosmology; Appendices; References; Index. 2015 246 x 189 mm 376pp 148 b/w illus.  36 exercises   978-1-107-48358-3 Paperback £40.00 / US$60.00 Also available 978-0-521-82536-8 Hardback £49.99 / US$89.99 For all formats available, see

Ohio State University

and Sultana N. Nahar Ohio State University

Bridging the gap between physics and astronomy, this is the first integrated graduate-level textbook on atomic astrophysics. ‘This is a very important book that bridges the gap between modern atomic physics and modern astrophysics. It covers all the essential subjects, and is very well written. I think it will be of considerable value to research workers in both broad areas, to professors who wish

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Astrophysics TEXTBOOK

An Introduction to the Sun and Stars Second edition Edited by Simon F. Green The Open University, Milton Keynes

and Mark H. Jones The Open University, Manchester

Compiled by experts, this generously illustrated textbook introduces the properties and evolution of stars for undergraduates and amateurs. ‘An Introduction to the Sun and Stars is a real find for those of us who had previously despaired of finding a way to introduce the magic of ‘mere stars’ to readers already aware of apparently more exotic phenomena in the Universe. The illustrations are the best I have seen in this level of textbook and have clearly been carefully selected to bring alive the most exciting new discoveries. The accompanying text puts these discoveries in a solid context and explains the associated physics in simple but effective terms. This book will certainly appear on my recommended reading list for introductory astronomy.’ Annelia Sargent, California Institute of Technology

Contents: Introduction; 1. Seeing the Sun; 2. The working Sun; 3. Measuring stars; 4. Comparing stars; 5. The formation of stars; 6. The main sequence life of stars; 7. The life of stars beyond the main

sequence; 8. The death of stars; 9. The remnants of stars; Conclusion; Answers and comments; Appendices; Glossary; Further reading; Acknowledgements; Figure references; Index. 2015 263 x 210 mm 380pp 25 b/w illus.  225 colour illus.  16 tables  120 exercises   978-1-107-49263-9 Paperback £39.99 / US$74.99 For all formats available, see


An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology Edited by Mark H. Jones The Open University, Manchester

Robert J. A. Lambourne The Open University, Milton Keynes

and Stephen Serjeant The Open University, Milton Keynes

This full colour textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to galaxies and cosmological models, for undergraduates and amateur astronomers. ‘An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology is an impressive textbook. I found the presentation to be accessible to a wide variety of students, yet comprehensive and very up to date. The relevant mathematics and physics are introduced clearly and gently; advanced topics are explained in a pedagogically effective manner. The style of presentation will attract and sustain the interest of a broad spectrum of readers; it involves them in the drama of search, discovery and the emergence of new mysteries.’ Robert Wagoner, Stanford University, California

Astrophysics Contents: Introduction; 1. The Milky Way – our galaxy; 2. Normal galaxies; 3. Active galaxies; 4. The spatial distribution of galaxies; 5. Introducing cosmology – the science of the Universe; 6. Big bang cosmology – the evolving Universe; 7. Observational cosmology – measuring the Universe; 8. Questioning cosmology – outstanding problems about the Universe; Answers and comments; Appendix; Glossary; Further reading; Acknowledgements; Figure references; Index. 2015 263 x 210 mm 450pp 85 b/w illus.  235 colour illus.  140 exercises   978-1-107-49261-5 Paperback £39.99 / US$74.99 For all formats available, see

New Windows on Massive Stars (IAU S307) Asteroseismology, Interferometry and Spectropolarimetry Edited by Georges Meynet Université de Genève

Cyril Georgy Keele University

José Groh Université de Genève

and Philippe Stee Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur

A summary of new and innovative techniques used to investigate and understand massive stars, for researchers and graduate students. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2015 247 x 174 mm 500pp 100 b/w illus.   978-1-107-07858-1 Hardback £78.00 / US$129.00 For all formats available, see


Galaxies in 3D across the Universe (IAU S309) Edited by Bodo L. Ziegler Universität Wien, Austria

Françoise Combes Observatoire de Paris

Helmut Dannerbauer Universität Wien, Austria

and Miguel Verdugo Universität Wien, Austria

This book presents contributions on the timely theme of spatially and energetically resolved properties of galaxies and cutting-edge observational and computing technologies. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2015 247 x 174 mm 404pp 298 b/w illus.   978-1-107-07866-6 Hardback £78.00 / US$129.00 For all formats available, see


An Introduction to Star Formation Derek Ward-Thompson University of Central Lancashire, Preston

and Anthony P. Whitworth Cardiff University

Ideal for students and researchers alike, this advanced textbook provides a complete overview of star formation. ‘Star formation is one of the most active research fields in modern astronomy and is also the key to understanding problems as diverse as galaxy evolution and the origin of planets. This book, written by two highly regarded experts, first poses the questions that define the field of star formation and then gives a remarkably comprehensive yet concise survey

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Astrophysics of the underlying physics. The book provides both an overview suitable for those new to the field and also a convenient handbook for established researchers. It emphasizes both basic principles and established results and will surely remain a standard work for years to come.’

Extragalactic Jets from Every Angle (IAU S313)

David Williams, Emeritus Perren Professor of Astronomy, University College London

Ericson D. Lopez

Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Probing star formation; 3. The ISM: the beginnings of star formation; 4. Molecular clouds: the sites of star formation; 5. Fragmentation and collapse: the road to star formation; 6. Young stars, proto-stars and accretion: building a typical star; 7. The formation of high-mass stars, and their surroundings; 8. By-products and consequences of star formation; Index. 2015 244 x 170 mm 230pp 81 b/w illus.   978-1-107-48352-1 Paperback £36.99 / US$58.00 Also available 978-0-521-63030-6 Hardback £45.99 / US$77.00 For all formats available, see

Edited by Francesco Massaro Yale University, Connecticut and University of Turin

Chi C. Cheung Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC Quito Astronomical Observatory, Ecuador

and Aneta Siemiginowska Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Massachusetts

This book brings together observational astronomers and theorists working across the electromagnetic spectrum, to investigate the physics of relativistic jets. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2015 247 x 174 mm 426pp 260 b/w illus.  20 tables   978-1-107-07874-1 Hardback £78.00 / US$129.00 For all formats available, see

Galaxy Masses as Constraints of Formation Models (IAU S311) Edited by Michele Cappellari University of Oxford

and Stéphane Courteau Queen’s University, Ontario

An overview of the techniques used to measure the masses of stars, gas and the mysterious dark matter in galaxies. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2015 247 x 174 mm 172pp 150 b/w illus.   978-1-107-07869-7 Hardback £78.00 / US$129.00 For all formats available, see

Astrophysics Cosmic Rays and Particle Physics Second edition Thomas K. Gaisser University of Delaware

Ralph Engel Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

and Elisa Resconi Technische Universität München

Fully updated for the second edition, this book is aimed at graduate students and established researchers interested in learning the fundamentals of particle astrophysics. It is designed as a selfcontained introductory text for graduate students studying high-energy cosmic rays, gamma-ray astronomy and neutrino astronomy. 2016 247 x 174 mm 456pp 160 b/w illus.  19 tables   978-0-521-01646-9 Hardback £44.99 / US$79.99 For all formats available, see

Star Clusters and Black Holes in Galaxies across Cosmic Time (IAU S312) Edited by Yohai Meiron Peking University, Beijing

Shuo Li National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Fukun Liu Peking University, Beijing

and Rainer Spurzem National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences

IAU Symposium 312 brings together experts on high resolution observations, theoretical modelling and computational simulations, who present their research


on star clusters, black holes and their interrelations, and gravitational wave astrophysics. This volume allows graduate students and researchers to access the current state of these fields. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2016 247 x 174 mm 315pp 160 b/w illus.   978-1-107-07872-7 Hardback £79.99 / US$125.00 For all formats available, see

The General Assembly of Galaxy Halos (IAU S317) Structure, Origin and Evolution Edited by Angela Bragaglia INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, Italy

Magda Arnaboldi European Southern Observatory, Germany and INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino, Italy

Marina Rejkuba European Southern Observatory, Germany

and Donatella Romano INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, Italy

IAU S317 offers an updated view of the stellar halos of galaxies, from the local universe to more distant systems, discussing differences and similarities among them. It features reviews on state-of-the-art research in galactic archaeology and stellar halos, for researchers with interests encompassing stellar and galactic astrophysics. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2016 247 x 174 mm 390pp 978-1-107-13819-3 Hardback £79.99 / US$155.00 For all formats available, see

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Astrophysics Galaxies at High Redshift and their Evolution over Cosmic Time (IAU S319) Edited by Sugata Kaviraj University of Hertfordshire

IAU Symposium 319 presents a summary of the current state of the art in galaxy evolution studies, and a perspective on science to be achieved using future facilities, for astronomers interested in the formation and evolution of galaxies over cosmic time. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2016 247 x 174 mm 160pp 100 b/w illus.   978-1-107-13826-1 Hardback £79.99 / US$124.99 For all formats available, see

the latest observations and advanced numerical simulations. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2016 247 x 174 mm 276pp 978-1-107-13520-8 Hardback £79.99 / US$125.00 For all formats available, see

Astrophysical Applications of Gravitational Lensing Edited by Evencio Mediavilla Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

Jose A. Muñoz Universitat de Valencia, Spain

Francisco Garzón Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

and Terence J. Mahoney

From Interstellar Clouds to Star-forming Galaxies (IAU S315)

Covering topics from lensing basics, quasars, clusters and large-scale structures, to tutorials on lens and microlensing modelling and the future of strong lensing, this is an ideal guide for postgraduate students and practising researchers in the use of gravitational lenses as an essential tool in their investigations.

Universal Processes? Edited by Pascale Jablonka École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, France

Philippe André Laboratoire d’Astrophysique (AIM), Centre Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA), Saclay

and Floris van der Tak SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht

IAU S315 focuses on how star formation is fueled on a wide range of scales. Bringing together researchers working on star formation from nearby interstellar clouds, to local galaxies, to the first star-forming galaxies at high redshift, it makes connections between

Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics

2016 247 x 174 mm 302pp 136 b/w illus.  12 tables   978-1-107-07854-3 Hardback £89.99 / US$140.00 For all formats available, see

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Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems Edited by Ludmilla Kolokolova University of Maryland, College Park

James Hough University of Hertfordshire

and Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

A comprehensive review of state-ofthe-art techniques, models and research methods in modern astronomical polarimetry. 2015 246 x 189 mm 503pp 320 b/w illus.   978-1-107-04390-9 Hardback £124.00 / US$155.00 For all formats available, see


Practical Optical Interferometry Imaging at Visible and Infrared Wavelengths David F. Buscher University of Cambridge

Foreword by Malcolm Longair University of Cambridge

A practically focused guide to optical interferometry, bringing together core concepts needed to plan observations, analyse data and reconstruct images. Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers, 11

2015 228 x 152 mm 286pp 155 b/w illus.  2 tables   978-1-107-04217-9 Hardback £40.99 / US$67.00 For all formats available, see

Polarimetry (IAU S305) From the Sun to Stars and Stellar Environments Edited by K. N. Nagendra Indian Institute of Astrophysics, India

Stefano Bagnulo Armagh Observatory

Rebecca Centeno High Altitude Observatory (NCAR), Colorado

and María Jesús Martínez González Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

A discussion of the rapid advances in astronomical polarimetry, addressing the needs of solar and non-solar polarimetry communities. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2015 247 x 174 mm 434pp 234 b/w illus.  15 tables   978-1-107-07855-0 Hardback £82.00 / US$134.00 For all formats available, see

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Observational Astronomy TEXTBOOK

To Measure the Sky An Introduction to Observational Astronomy Second edition Frederick R. Chromey Vassar College, New York

A quantitative yet accessible undergraduate introduction to the physical principles underlying the collection and analysis of observational data in contemporary optical and infrared astronomy. In this second edition, key topics including Gaia, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and photometry at large redshifts have been added, and selected examples, figures, and end-of-chapter problems updated. Contents: 1. Light; 2. Uncertainty; 3. Place, time, and motion; 4. Names, catalogs, and databases; 5. Optics for astronomy; 6. Astronomical telescopes; 7. Matter and light; 8. Detectors; 9. Digital images from arrays; 10. Photometry; 11. Spectrometers. 2016 246 x 189 mm 472pp 274 b/w illus.   978-1-107-57256-0 Paperback £44.99 / US$79.99 For all formats available, see


X-Rays and Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation Principles and Applications Second edition David Attwood University of California, Berkeley

and Anne Sakdinawat SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, California

Illustrated by Linda Geniesse

Master the physics and understand the current applications of modern X-ray and EUV sources with this comprehensive yet mathematically accessible guide. This second edition includes entirely new material on free electron lasers, laser high harmonic generation, X-ray and EUV optics, nanoscale imaging, and femtosecond and attosecond techniques. Advance praise: ‘A very clear, comprehensive and updated presentation of the basic physical properties and applications of XUV and X-ray radiation. I highly recommend the book for graduate students and anyone working in this fast growing field of research.’ Claudio Pellegrini, University of California, Los Angeles

Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Radiation and scattering at EUV and X-ray wavelengths; 3. Wave propagation and refractive index at X-ray and EUV wavelengths; 4. Coherence at short wavelengths; 5. Synchrotron radiation; 6. X-ray and EUV free electron

Observational Astronomy lasers; 7. Laser high harmonic generation; 8. Physics of hot dense plasmas; 9. Extreme ultraviolet and soft X-ray lasers; 10. X-ray and extreme ultraviolet optics; 11. X-ray and EUV imaging. 2017 247 x 174 mm 594pp 278 colour illus.  8 tables   978-1-107-06289-4 Hardback £54.99 / US$69.99 Publication February 2017 For all formats available, see

Bayesian Models for Astrophysical Data Using R, JAGS, Python and Stan Joseph M. Hilbe Arizona State University

Rafael S. de Souza Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

and Emille E. O. Ishida Université Clermont-Auvergne (Université Blaise Pascal), France

Ground-Based Optical and Radio Astronomy Facilities since 1945 David Leverington

This comprehensive guide to Bayesian methods in astronomy enables hands-on work by supplying complete R, JAGS, Python and Stan code, to use directly or adapt. A must-have for astronomers, its concrete focus on modeling, analysis, and interpretation will also be attractive to researchers in the sciences more broadly.

This book offers an historical overview of the development of professional optical and radio observatories from 1945 to today. It covers the financial, political and technological factors influencing their progress, and is written for both technical and non-technical readers interested in the modern history of astronomy and its observational facilities.

Contents: Preface; 1. Astrostatistics; 2. Prerequisites; 3. Frequentist vs Bayesian methods; 4. Normal linear models; 5. GLM part I – continuous and binomial models; 6. GLM part II – count models; 7. GLM part III – zero-inflated and hurdle models; 8. Hierarchical GLMs; 9. Model selection; 10. Astronomical applications; 11. The future of astrostatistics; Appendix A. Bayesian modeling using INLA; Bibliography; Index.

2016 247 x 174 mm 502pp 91 b/w illus.  11 tables   978-0-521-89993-2 Hardback £110.00 / US$175.00

2017 253 x 177 mm 424pp 66 b/w illus.  23 colour illus.  11 tables   978-1-107-13308-2 Hardback £60.00 / US$75.00

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Observational Astronomy / Astronomy (general) TEXTBOOK

Gravitational Lensing Scott Dodelson

Astronomy (general)

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Illinois

Using little general relativity and no higher level mathematics, this text presents the basics of gravitational lensing, focusing on the equations needed to understand the phenomena. It then applies them to an array of topics, so that students and researchers may quickly grasp the basics and the important issues. Contents: 1. Overview; 2. Deflection of light; 3. Multiple images; 4. Magnification; 5. Microlensing; 6. Weak lensing: galaxy shapes; 7. Mass from shapes; 8. Cosmic shear; 9. Lensing of the cosmic microwave background; Appendix A. Numbers; Appendix B. Lensing formulae. 2017 247 x 174 mm 254pp 87 b/w illus.  14 colour illus.   978-1-107-12976-4 Hardback £39.99 / US$49.99 Publication April 2017 For all formats available, see

Precession, Nutation and Wobble of the Earth V. Dehant Royal Observatory of Belgium

and P. M. Mathews

This book describes how changes in Earth’s orientation are observed and computed in terms of tidal forcing and models of Earth’s interior. 2015 247 x 174 mm 554pp 41 b/w illus.  11 tables   978-1-107-09254-9 Hardback £93.00 / US$144.00 For all formats available, see


The Cosmos Astronomy in the New Millennium Fourth edition Jay M. Pasachoff Williams College, Massachusetts

and Alex Filippenko University of California, Berkeley

An exciting introduction to astronomy, using recent discoveries and stunning photography to inspire non-science majors about the Universe and science. ’An excellent introduction to the subject, both comprehensive and up to date. The authors convey a clear and enthusiastic pedagogic presentation of an exciting field. As a textbook, it will be of great benefit to students, providing a valuable starting point to learn about the subject. Its presentation and style will hold the reader’s attention, at the level appropriate for an introductory course. It is my preferred text of this type, as it stands out for its continued excellence over time.’ Roger Kadala, Hawaii Pacific University

Contents: Preface; About the authors; 1. A grand tour of the heavens; 2. Light, matter and energy: powering the Universe; 3. Light and telescopes: extending our senses; 4. Observing the stars and planets: clockwork of the Universe; 5. Gravitation and motion: the early history of astronomy; 6. The terrestrial planets: Earth, Moon, and their relatives; 7. The Jovian planets: windswept giants; 8. Pluto, comets, and space debris; 9. Our Solar System and

Astronomy (general) others; 10. Our star: the Sun; 11. Stars: distant suns; 12. How the stars shine: cosmic furnaces; 13. The death of stars: recycling; 14. Black holes: the end of space and time; 15. The Milky Way: our home in the Universe; 16. A Universe of galaxies; 17. Quasars and active galaxies; 18. Cosmology: the birth and life of the cosmos; 19. In the beginning; 20. Life in the Universe; Epilogue; Appendices; Selected readings; Glossary; Index. 2013 303 x 228 mm 620pp 409 b/w illus.  739 colour illus.  5 maps   978-1-107-68756-1 Paperback £44.99 / US$99.99 For all formats available, see

Highlights of Astronomy Volume 16 Edited by Thierry Montmerle Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris

An authoritative and comprehensive collection of astronomical review articles that reflect the current activity of the international community. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2015 247 x 174 mm 802pp 50 b/w illus.   978-1-107-07884-0 Hardback £78.00 / US$129.00 For all formats available, see


Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth General Assembly Beijing 2012 Transactions of the International Astronomical Union XXVIIIB Edited by Thierry Montmerle Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris

A record of the formal organisational and administrative proceedings of the IAU XXVIIIB General Assembly which took place in Beijing. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2015 247 x 174 mm 421pp 10 b/w illus.  5 tables   978-1-107-07883-3 Hardback £78.00 / US$129.00 For all formats available, see


The New Cosmos Answering Astronomy’s Big Questions David J. Eicher Editor-in-Chief, Astronomy magazine

Foreword by Alex Filippenko University of California, Berkeley

A fascinating and spectacular exploration of the cosmos that provides readers with a definitive view of the latest discoveries. PROSE Award for Popular Science and Popular Mathematics 2016 – Honourable Mention 2015 246 x 189 mm 295pp 90 colour illus.   978-1-107-06885-8 Hardback £19.99 / US$29.99 For all formats available, see

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Astronomy (general) Young Stars and Planets Near the Sun (IAU S314) Edited by Joel H. Kastner

Commissions and Working Groups and includes many historical perspectives. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Rome

2016 247 x 174 mm 560pp 25 b/w illus.  25 tables   978-1-107-16979-1 Hardback £79.99 / US$130.00

and Stanimir Metchev

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Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

Beate Stelzer University of Western Ontario

IAU Symposium 314 provides astronomers who study the early evolution of stars and exoplanets with an abundance of up-to-date information regarding local groups of young stars. In particular, it illustrates how nearby young stars provide by far the best opportunities to study and directly image young, Jupiter-like exoplanets. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2016 247 x 174 mm 316pp 150 b/w illus.  1 colour illus.  30 tables   978-1-107-13816-2 Hardback £79.99 / US$125.00 For all formats available, see

Reports on Astronomy: Commission Legacy Reports (IAU XXIXA) IAU Transactions XXIXA Edited by Thierry Montmerle Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris

IAU Transactions XXIXA reports on the IAU Commissions that were created at its first General Assembly in 1922, and were terminated by the Executive Committee during the XXIX General Assembly in 2015. It includes the final business meetings of these ‘old’

Astronomy in Focus (XXIXA) As Presented at the IAU XXIX General Assembly, 2015 Volume 1 Edited by Piero Benvenuti Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Astronomy in Focus (XXIXA) covers dynamical problems in extrasolar planet science, astronomical heritage, scholarly publishing, statistics and exoplanets, the exploration of small worlds, ground and space astrophysics and heliophysics, laboratory astrophysics, brightness variations of the Sun, astronomy for development, and the threats of light pollution and radio frequency interference. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2016 247 x 174 mm 855pp 100 b/w illus.   978-1-107-16981-4 Hardback £79.99 / US$129.99 For all formats available, see

Astronomy (general) Astronomy in Focus (XXIXB) As Presented at the IAU XXIX General Assembly, 2015 Volume 2 Edited by Piero Benvenuti Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

Astronomy in Focus (XXIXB) covers the legacy of Planck, x-ray surveys, stellar physics in galaxies, stellar explosions, gravitational waves and structure formation, the search for water and life’s building blocks, red supergiants, advances in asteroseismology, scale-free processes in the Universe, and our understanding of cluster and galaxy evolution. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2016 247 x 174 mm 522pp 978-1-107-16983-8 Hardback £100.00 / US$129.99 For all formats available, see

A Question and Answer Guide to Astronomy Second edition Carol Christian Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore

and Jean-René Roy Gemini Observatory, Chile

Are we alone in the Universe? Was there anything before the Big Bang? Are there other universes? What makes stars shine? Where does Earth’s water come from? Why is the night sky dark? Was there ever life on Mars? How do telescopes work? This engaging guide book answers all these questions and hundreds more, making it a practical reference for anyone who has ever


wondered what is out in the cosmos, where it all comes from, and how it all works. Richly illustrated in color throughout, it gives simple yet rigorous explanations in non-technical language, summarizing current astronomical knowledge, without overlooking the important underlying scientific principles. This second edition includes substantial new material throughout, including the latest findings from the New Horizons, Rosetta, and Dawn space missions, and images from professional telescopes such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array. Review of previous edition: ‘The authors tackle an amazing range of questions, each explanation generally no more than a page and most illustrated with at least one four-color image, chart, or graph to enhance understanding. Regardless of how advanced you consider yourself in astronomy or science in general, I don’t doubt you will find this effort intriguing and highly thought provoking – and that you’ll probably need to reread one or more entries at least twice to digest the full scope of the information presented. Because each answer also offers a reference to a related entry when necessary, it’s easy to skip and skim among questions, hitting those you find most interesting or intriguing before working through the rest of the book. I think this work should reside on every astronomy enthusiast’s bookshelf; it will certainly sit on mine.’ Chris Raymond, Astronomy 2017 247 x 174 mm 382pp 543 b/w illus.   978-1-316-61526-3 Paperback £19.99 / US$29.99 Publication April 2017 For all formats available, see

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Dark Energy Theory and Observations Luca Amendola Institute of Theoretical Physics, Universität Heidelberg

and Shinji Tsujikawa Tokyo University of Science

Introducing the theoretical ideas, observational methods and results in dark energy, this textbook is a thorough introduction to dark energy for graduate courses. 2015 247 x 174 mm 503pp 63 b/w illus.  44 exercises   978-1-107-45398-2 Paperback £40.99 / US$67.00 Also available 978-0-521-51600-6 Hardback £67.00 / US$103.00 For all formats available, see

General Relativity and Gravitation A Centennial Perspective Edited by Abhay Ashtekar Pennsylvania State University

Beverly K. Berger Formerly Program Director for Gravitational Physics, National Science Foundation, Virginia

James Isenberg University of Oregon

and Malcolm MacCallum University of Bristol

Explore spectacular advances in contemporary physics with this unique celebration of the centennial of Einstein’s discovery of general relativity. 2015 247 x 174 mm 696pp 45 b/w illus.  45 colour illus.   978-1-107-03731-1 Hardback £57.00 / US$93.00 For all formats available, see

Statistical Challenges in 21st Century Cosmology (IAU S306) Edited by Alan Heavens Imperial College London

Jean-Luc Starck Centre Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA), Saclay

and Alberto Krone-Martins Universidade de Lisboa

This book addresses the intricate mathematical methods needed to extract scientific insights from large and complicated datasets. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2015 247 x 174 mm 433pp 200 b/w illus.  20 tables   978-1-107-07856-7 Hardback £78.00 / US$129.00 For all formats available, see

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A Student’s Manual for A First Course in General Relativity Robert B. Scott Université de Bretagne Occidentale

This comprehensive student manual provides the perfect accompaniment to the leading textbook by Bernard Schutz, A First Course in General Relativity. Meticulously detailed solutions to almost half of Schutz’s exercises and 125 brand new supplementary problems enable undergraduates, postgraduates and selflearners to master general relativity with confidence. ‘Robert B. Scott has done a great service to students and instructors alike by compiling this superb Student’s Manual to Bernard Schutz’s A First Course in General Relativity, a classic introductory textbook on general relativity. Not only does Scott present exquisitely detailed solutions to Schutz’s exercises, he also proposes a large number of his own problems to further test the student’s understanding. The student will benefit greatly from this resource, and will be eased into the subject by Scott’s excellent advice.’ Eric Poisson, University of Guelph, Ontario

Contents: Preface; 1. Special relativity; 2. Vector analysis in special relativity; 3. Tensor analysis in special relativity; 4. Perfect fluids in special relativity; 5. Preface to curvature; 6. Curved manifolds; 7. Physics in curved spacetime; 8. The Einstein field equations; 9. Gravitational radiation; 10. Spherical solutions for stars; 11. Schwarzschild geometry and black holes;


12. Cosmology; Appendix A. Acronyms and definitions; Appendix B. Useful results; References; Index. 2016 246 x 189 mm 370pp 12 b/w illus.  5 tables  63 exercises   978-1-107-63857-0 Paperback £19.99 / US$39.99 For all formats available, see


The Expanding Universe A Primer on Relativistic Cosmology William D. Heacox University of Hawaii, Hilo

An overview of modern cosmology, accessible to undergraduate students, with emphasis on physical foundations and relations to modern observations. Contents: Introducing the Universe; Part I. Conceptual Foundations: 1. Newtonian cosmology; 2. General relativity; 3. Relativistic cosmology; Part II. General Relativity: 4. General covariance; 5. Equivalence principle; 6. Space-time curvature; 7. Einstein field equations of gravitation; Part III. Universal Expansion: 8. Cosmological field equations; 9. Cosmography; 10. Expansion dynamics; Part IV. Expansion Models: 11. Radiation; 12. Matter; 13. Dark energy; 14. Observational constraints; 15. Concordance cosmological model; Part V. Expansion History: 16. Particle era; 17. Plasma era; 18. Galaxy era; 19. Afterword: the new modern cosmology; Part VI. Appendices; Bibliography; Index. 2015 247 x 174 mm 290pp 56 b/w illus.   978-1-107-11752-5 Hardback £39.99 / US$74.99 For all formats available, see

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Cosmology and Relativity Conformal Methods in General Relativity Juan A. Valiente Kroon Queen Mary University of London

A systematic exposition, developed from the ground up, demonstrating how conformal methods can be used to study the global properties of solutions to Einstein’s theory of gravity. For graduate students and researchers, this self-contained account examines the key results in mathematical relativity over the last thirty years. 2016 247 x 174 mm 622pp 73 b/w illus.   978-1-107-03389-4 Hardback £79.99 / US$125.00 For all formats available, see

Deconstructing Cosmology Robert H. Sanders Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, The Netherlands

Sanders traces the development of the standard cosmological model and argues that any notions that we now understand the Universe may be premature. Dark energy and dark matter, the model’s two major components, remain enigmatic. He discusses how modified Newtonian dynamics is a significant challenge for cold dark matter. 2016 247 x 174 mm 152pp 30 b/w illus.   978-1-107-15526-8 Hardback £24.99 / US$39.99 For all formats available, see


Introduction to Cosmology Second edition Barbara Ryden Ohio State University

This award-winning cosmology textbook for advanced undergraduate students in physics and astronomy has been updated to include recent observational results, fuller descriptions of special and general relativity, expanded discussions of dark energy, and a new chapter on the baryonic matter that makes up stars and galaxies in the universe. Contents: Preface to second edition; Preface to first edition; 1. Introduction; 2. Fundamental observations; 3. Newton versus Einstein; 4. Cosmic dynamics; 5. Model universes; 6. Measuring cosmological parameters; 7. Dark matter; 8. The cosmic microwave background; 9. Nucleosynthesis and the early Universe; 10. Inflation and the very early Universe; 11. Structure formation: gravitational instability; 12. Structure formation: baryons and photons; Epilogue; Bibliography; Table of useful constants; Index. 2016 247 x 174 mm 273pp 75 b/w illus.  5 tables   978-1-107-15483-4 Hardback £34.99 / US$49.99 For all formats available, see

Cosmology and Relativity Relativistic Kinetic Theory With Applications in Astrophysics and Cosmology Gregory V. Vereshchagin International Centre for Relativistic Astrophysics Network, Italy

and Alexey G. Aksenov Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

This book is targeted at beginning graduate students and researchers specializing in the field of astrophysics and cosmology, as well as at theoretical physicists working on kinetic theory. It contains necessary ingredients in order to start independent research in this fast developing field. 2017 247 x 174 mm 334pp 54 b/w illus.   978-1-107-04822-5 Hardback £110.00 / US$140.00 Publication February 2017 For all formats available, see

The Zeldovich Universe (IAU S308) Genesis and Growth of the Cosmic Web Edited by Rien van de Weygaert Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, The Netherlands

Sergei Shandarin University of Kansas

Enn Saar Tartu Observatory, Estonia

and Jaan Einasto Tartu Observatory, Estonia

IAU S308 marks the centenary of the birth of the Russian cosmologist Yakov B. Zeldovich, whose seminal work paved the way towards understanding the complex web-like structure observed in our Universe. This volume synthesizes the insights obtained from observational and


theoretical studies for researchers and students working in this vibrant field. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2016 247 x 174 mm 666pp 400 b/w illus.  8 tables   978-1-107-07860-4 Hardback £80.00 / US$120.00 For all formats available, see

Precision Cosmology The First Half Million Years Bernard J. T. Jones Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands

Describing the development of modern cosmology in a thorough and didactic way, this book is enlivened by engaging historical notes and extensive online supplementary material. It explores cosmology’s physical and mathematical basis, and how we interpret data from supernovae, galaxy distributions and the cosmic microwave background using modern statistical methods. Contents: Preface; Notation and conventions; Part I. 100 Years of Cosmology: 1. Emerging cosmology; 2. The cosmic expansion; 3. The cosmic microwave background; 4. Recent cosmology; Part II. Newtonian Cosmology: 5. Newtonian cosmology; 6. Dark energy cosmological models; 7. The early universe; 8. The inhomogeneous universe; 9. The inflationary universe; Part III. Relativistic Cosmology: 10. Minkowski space; 11. The energy momentum tensor; 12. General relativity; 13. Space-time geometry and calculus; 14. The Einstein field equations; 15. Solutions of the Einstein equations; 16. The Robertson–Walker solution; 17. Congruences, curvature and Raychaudhuri; 18. Observing and measuring the universe; Part IV. The Physics of Matter and Radiation: 19. Physics of the

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Cosmology and Relativity CMB radiation; 20. Recombination of the primeval plasma; 21. CMB polarisation; 22. CMB anisotropy; Part V. Precision Tools for Precision Cosmology: 23. Likelihood; 24. Frequentist hypothesis testing; 25. Statistical inference: Bayesian; 26. CMB data processing; 27. Parametrising the universe; 28. Precision cosmology; 29. Epilogue; Appendix A. SI, CGS and Planck units; Appendix B. Magnitudes and distances; Appendix C. Representing vectors and tensors; Appendix D. The electromagnetic field; Appendix E. Statistical distributions; Appendix F. Functions on a sphere; Appendix G. Acknowledgements; References; Index. 2017 246 x 189 mm 760pp 121 b/w illus.  12 tables   978-0-521-55433-6 Hardback £64.99 / US$94.99 Publication April 2017 For all formats available, see


The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time A Proposal in Natural Philosophy Roberto Mangabeira Unger Harvard Law School, Massachusetts

and Lee Smolin Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada

Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin argue for a revolution in our cosmological ideas. Ideal for nonscientists, physicists and cosmologists. PROSE Award for Cosmology and Astronomy 2016 – Winner 2014 228 x 152 mm 566pp 978-1-107-07406-4 Hardback £19.99 / US$30.99 For all formats available, see


A Fortunate Universe Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos Geraint F. Lewis University of Sydney

and Luke A. Barnes University of Sydney

Foreword by Brian Schmidt Australian National University, Canberra

Over the last forty years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as we know it – and life as we can imagine it – would be impossible. Join us on a journey through how we understand the Universe, from its most basic particles and forces, to planets, stars and galaxies, and back through cosmic history to the birth of the cosmos. Conflicting notions about our place in the Universe are defined, defended and critiqued from scientific, philosophical and religious viewpoints. The authors’ engaging and witty style addresses what fine-tuning might mean for the future of physics and the search for the ultimate laws of nature. Tackling difficult questions and providing thought-provoking answers, this volumes challenges us to consider our place in the cosmos, regardless of our initial convictions. ‘My colleagues, Geraint and Luke, in A Fortunate Universe, take you on a tour of the Cosmos in all of its glory, and all of its mystery. You will see that humanity appears to be part of a remarkable set of circumstances involving a special time around a special planet, which orbits a special star, all within a specially constructed Universe. It is these sets of conditions that have allowed humans to ponder our place in space and time. I have no

Cosmology and Relativity / Planetary Science and Astrobiology idea why we are here, but I do know the Universe is beautiful. A Fortunate Universe captures the mysterious beauty of the Cosmos in a way that all can share.’ Brian Schmidt, Australian National University, Canberra, and Nobel Laureate in Physics (2011), from the Foreword 2016 228 x 152 mm 388pp 49 b/w illus.   978-1-107-15661-6 Hardback £18.99 / US$27.99 For all formats available, see

The Philosophy of Cosmology Edited by Khalil Chamcham University of Oxford

Joseph Silk University of Oxford

John D. Barrow University of Cambridge

and Simon Saunders University of Oxford

This book addresses foundational questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology. As the foundational volume of an emerging academic discipline, experts from relevant fields lay out the fundamental problems of contemporary cosmology and explore the routes toward finding possible solutions, for a broad academic audience. 2017 247 x 174 mm 544pp 60 b/w illus.  10 tables   978-1-107-14539-9 Hardback £49.99 / US$69.99

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Extraterrestrial Seismology Edited by Vincent C. H. Tong University College London

and Rafael A. García Centre Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA), Saclay

Taking a transdisciplinary approach to seismology, this unique book reviews the most recent developments in planetary seismology, helioseismology, and asteroseismology. 2015 247 x 174 mm 491pp 142 b/w illus.  41 colour illus.   978-1-107-04172-1 Hardback £82.00 / US$144.00 For all formats available, see


Asteroids Relics of Ancient Time Michael K. Shepard Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania

An engaging read for anyone curious about asteroids and what they may mean for our future – both as threats and opportunities.

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2015 228 x 152 mm 368pp 92 b/w illus.  8 tables   978-1-107-06144-6 Hardback £22.99 / US$30.99

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Planetary Sciences Second edition Imke de Pater University of California, Berkeley

and Jack J. Lissauer NASA-Ames Research Center

This updated second edition takes in the latest measurements. An authoritative introduction for graduate students in the physical sciences. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Dynamics; 3. Solar heating and energy transport; 4. Planetary atmospheres; 5. Planetary surfaces; 6. Planetary interiors; 7. Magnetic fields and plasmas; 8. Meteorites; 9. Minor planets; 10. Comets; 11. Planetary rings; 12. Extrasolar planets; 13. Planet formation; 14. Planets and life; Appendixes; References; Index. 2015 246 x 189 mm 688pp 300 b/w illus.  32 colour illus.  300 exercises   978-1-107-09161-0 Hardback £57.00 / US$99.00 For all formats available, see

The International Atlas of Mars Exploration Philip J. Stooke University of Western Ontario

An essential reference source on Mars exploration from space, blending scientific and historical data with detailed and unique illustrations. This two-volume set charts the chronological history of Mars exploration through missions from the dawn of the Space Age to the end of the Curiosity mission in 2014. It includes information on missions that were planned and never flew, as well as unsuccessful missions. This atlas is accessible to space

enthusiasts, but the bibliography and meticulous detail make it a particularly valuable reference for academic researchers and students working in planetary science and planetary mapping, and in the history of space exploration. Contributors: Matt Golombek, Andy Chaikin 2016 276 x 216 mm 740pp 164 b/w illus.  260 maps  142 tables   978-1-107-12033-4 2 Volume Hardback Set £170.00 / US$270.00 For all formats available, see

The International Atlas of Mars Exploration From Spirit to Curiosity Volume 2: 2004 to 2014 Philip J. Stooke University of Western Ontario

Beginning with the landing of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers in 2004 and concluding with the end of the Curiosity mission in 2014, this second volume of The International Atlas of Mars Exploration continues the story of Mars exploration in spectacular detail. It is an essential reference source on Mars and its moons, combining scientific and historical data with detailed and unique illustrations to provide a thorough analysis of twenty-first-century Mars mission proposals, spacecraft operations, landing site selection and surface locations. Combining a wealth of data, facts and illustrations, most created for this volume, the atlas charts the history of modern Mars exploration in more detail than ever before. Like the first volume, the atlas is accessible to space enthusiasts, but the bibliography and meticulous detail make it a particularly

Planetary Science and Astrobiology valuable resource for academic researchers and students working in planetary science and planetary mapping. ‘… fascinating …’ BBC Sky at Night magazine

Contributors: Andy Chaikin Outstanding Academic Title 2016 – Winner 2016 276 x 216 mm 444pp 87 b/w illus.  130 maps  60 tables   978-1-107-03093-0 Hardback £94.99 / US$145.00 For all formats available, see

students and researchers in this diverse field of study. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

2016 247 x 174 mm 327pp 100 b/w illus.   978-1-107-13825-4 Hardback £79.99 / US$125.00 For all formats available, see

Asteroids Astronomical and Geological Bodies Thomas H. Burbine Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts

Alessandro Morbidelli

A comprehensive introduction to asteroid science, summarising the astronomical and geological characteristics of asteroids. Ideal for students, researchers and professional scientists, this accessible book covers topics including asteroid and meteorite classification, observational techniques, and past, present and future space missions.

Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur, France

Cambridge Planetary Science, 17

Robert Jedicke

2016 247 x 174 mm 406pp 108 b/w illus.  29 colour illus.  37 tables  80 exercises   978-1-107-09684-4 Hardback £49.99 / US$79.99

Asteroids: New Observations, New Models (IAU S318) Edited by Steven R. Chesley Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

University of Hawaii, Manoa

and Davide Farnocchia Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Asteroids carry the signatures of the evolutionary processes that gave birth to the Solar System and shaped our planetary neighbourhood. IAU Symposium 318 explores the themes of asteroid origins, collisional evolution, orbital evolution, rotational evolution and evolutional coupling, for graduate


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Planetary Science and Astrobiology Planetesimals Early Differentiation and Consequences for Planets Edited by Linda T. Elkins-Tanton Arizona State University

and Benjamin P. Weiss Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This multidisciplinary volume presents an authoritative overview of the latest in our understanding of the processes of planet formation. From meteorite observations to orbital dynamics, Planetesimals is the essential reference for those interested in planetary formation, solar system dynamics, exoplanets and planetary habitability. Cambridge Planetary Science, 16

2017 247 x 174 mm 448pp 88 b/w illus.  40 colour illus.   978-1-107-11848-5 Hardback £110.00 / US$140.00 For all formats available, see


Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar A Guided Tour of the Solar System Bonnie J. Buratti Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Join Bonnie J. Buratti, a leading planetary astronomer, on this personal tour of NASA’s latest discoveries. Moving through the Solar System from Mercury, Venus, Mars, past comets and asteroids and the moons of the giant planets, to Pluto, and on to exoplanets, she gives vivid descriptions of landforms that are similar to those found on Earth but that are more fantastic. Sulfur-rich volcanoes and lakes on Io, active gullies on Mars,

huge ice plumes and tar-like deposits on the moons of Saturn, hydrocarbon rivers and lakes on Titan, and nitrogen glaciers on Pluto are just some of the marvels that await readers. Discover what it is like to be involved in a major scientific enterprise, with all its pitfalls and excitement, from the perspective of a female scientist. This engaging account of modern space exploration is written for non-specialist readers, from students in high school to enthusiasts of all ages. 2017 228 x 152 mm 236pp 108 b/w illus.   978-1-107-15274-8 Hardback £19.99 / US$29.99 For all formats available, see

Glaciovolcanism on Earth and Mars Products, Processes and Palaeoenvironmental Significance John L. Smellie University of Leicester

and Benjamin R. Edwards Dickinson College, Pennsylvania

This comprehensive volume outlines the distinctive processes and characteristics of glaciovolcanic eruptions, with reference to terrestrial and Martian occurrences, and how they can be used to unravel planetary palaeoclimatic histories. Supported by abundant photos, this is an ideal reference for academic researchers and postgraduate students. ‘Providing the first global summary of past and current work, this book also identifies those areas in need of further research, making this an ideal reference for academic researchers and postgraduate

Planetary Science and Astrobiology students, in the fields of volcanology, glaciology, planetary science, and palaeoenvironmental studies.’ Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin 2016 247 x 174 mm 490pp 148 b/w illus.  25 colour illus.  15 maps  5 tables   978-1-107-03739-7 Hardback £112.00 / US$140.00 For all formats available, see


Hyperspectral Imaging Remote Sensing Physics, Sensors, and Algorithms Dimitris G. Manolakis Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory

Ronald B. Lockwood Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory

and Thomas W. Cooley

Understand the principles, techniques and tools of imaging spectroscopy with this introductory guide providing comprehensive coverage of sensor design and calibration, atmospheric inversion and model techniques, and processing and exploitation algorithms. It explains how to apply algorithms to practical problems and interpret hyperspectral imaging data. ‘The authors have done a masterful job of integrating and presenting the diverse subjects that form the foundation of the field of hyperspectral imaging and applications. This comprehensive textbook will clearly become one of the standard references for all who


wish to learn about both fundamentals and advanced applications in this important field.’ Charles Bachmann, Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The remote sensing environment; 3. Spectral properties of materials; 4. Imaging spectrometers; 5. Imaging spectrometer characterization and data calibration; 6. Radiative transfer and atmospheric compensation; 7. Statistical models for spectral data; 8. Linear spectral transformations; 9. Spectral mixture analysis; 10. Signal detection theory; 11. Hyperspectral data exploitation; Appendix. Introduction to Gaussian optics. 2016 247 x 174 mm 706pp 391 b/w illus.  16 colour illus.  34 tables   978-1-107-08366-0 Hardback £59.99 / US$99.99 For all formats available, see

The Emergence of Life From Chemical Origins to Synthetic Biology Second edition Pier Luigi Luisi Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Addressing the origins of biological and synthetic life from a systems biology perspective, this new edition has undergone an extensive revision and includes greater coverage of synthetic biology. Unique to this edition are discussions with contemporaries in the field, demonstrating an evolution of thought on the question ‘what is life?’. ‘It is ten years since Professor Luisi’s classic book The Emergence of Life appeared. It is highly welcome therefore that this second edition will explain many of the important advances that have occurred in

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Planetary Science and Astrobiology the last decade. With his profound systems approach, Professor Luisi is better placed than anyone to do this. He also includes valuable interviews with other leading systems scientists. Highly recommended for those working in and interested in this growing field.’ Denis Noble, University of Oxford 2016 247 x 174 mm 478pp 166 b/w illus.  12 tables   978-1-107-09239-6 Hardback £44.99 / US$74.99 For all formats available, see


The Origin and Nature of Life on Earth The Emergence of the Fourth Geosphere Eric Smith Tokyo Institute of Technology

and Harold J. Morowitz George Mason University, Virginia

2016 247 x 174 mm 691pp 64 colour illus.  4 maps  5 tables   978-1-107-12188-1 Hardback £29.99 / US$49.99 For all formats available, see

From Matter to Life Information and Causality Edited by Sara Imari Walker Arizona State University

Paul C. W. Davies Arizona State University

and George F. R. Ellis University of Cape Town

Recent advances suggest that the concept of information might hold the key to unravelling the mystery of life’s origins. This book provides fresh insights from experts in philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, and cognitive and social sciences to provide a unique cross-disciplinary perspective on the problem. It will be of interest to students and researchers in these fields.

Uniting the conceptual foundations of the physical sciences and biology, this groundbreaking multidisciplinary book explores the origin of life as a planetary process. For researchers, professionals entering the field or specialists looking for a coherent overview, this text brings together geochemistry, biochemistry, microbiology and physics, and includes an extensive bibliography.

Advance praise: ‘From Matter to Life, by Walker, Davies and Ellis, is an astonishing, important book. What is information? Can information have causal consequences? If so, how? With new mathematics, wide and rigorous, this collection is a powerful springboard with which we can propel our science forward.’

‘… the most significant book on the origin of life hitherto written.’

2017 228 x 152 mm 543pp 49 b/w illus.   978-1-107-15053-9 Hardback £24.99 / US$34.99

Walter Fontana, Harvard University, Massachusetts

Stuart Kauffman FRSC, MacArthur Fellow

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Atmospheric Evolution on Inhabited and Lifeless Worlds David C. Catling University of Washington

and James F. Kasting Pennsylvania State University

An authoritative text on the formation and evolution of planetary atmospheres. This book covers a comprehensive range of topics including atmospheric chemistry, thermodynamics, radiative transfer, and atmospheric dynamics. It is an invaluable resource for graduatelevel students and researchers working across the fields of atmospheric science, geochemistry, planetary science, astrobiology, and astronomy. Contents: Preface; Part I. Principles of Planetary Atmospheres: 1. The structure of planetary atmospheres; 2. Energy and radiation in planetary atmospheres; 3. Essentials of chemistry of planetary atmospheres; 4. Motions in planetary atmospheres; 5. Escape of atmospheres to space; Part II. Evolution of the Earth’s Atmosphere: 6. Formation of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans; 7. Volcanic outgassing and mantle redox evolution; 8. Atmospheric and global redox balance; 9. The prebiotic and early postbiotic atmosphere; 10. The rise of oxygen and ozone in Earth’s atmosphere; 11. Long-term climate evolution; Part III. Atmospheres and Climates on Other Worlds: 12. Mars; 13. Evolution of Venus’ atmosphere; 14. Giant planets and their satellites;


15. Exoplanets: habitability and characterization; Bibliography; Appendix A. One-dimensional climate model; Appendix B. Photochemical models; Appendix C. Atomic states and term symbols; Index. 2017 246 x 189 mm 592pp 263 b/w illus.  13 colour illus.  43 tables   978-0-521-84412-3 Hardback £59.99 / US$74.99 Publication March 2017 For all formats available, see

Space Science An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexity Tom Tien Sun Chang Massachusetts Institute of Technology

This book for graduate students and researchers introduces examples of complexity phenomena related to observed plasma processes in the space environment. Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series

2015 253 x 177 mm 192pp 77 b/w illus.  22 colour illus.   978-0-521-64262-0 Hardback £67.00 / US$102.00 For all formats available, see

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Space Science Collisionless Shocks in Space Plasmas Structure and Accelerated Particles David Burgess Queen Mary University of London

and Manfred Scholer Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany

An engaging introduction to collisionless shocks in space plasmas, presenting a complete review, from first principles to current research. Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series

2015 253 x 177 mm 365pp 173 b/w illus.   978-0-521-51459-0 Hardback £103.00 / US$160.00 For all formats available, see

undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. 2016 247 x 174 mm 406pp 133 b/w illus.  13 colour illus.  14 tables   978-1-107-09047-7 Hardback £49.99 / US$79.99 For all formats available, see

Solar and Stellar Flares and their Effects on Planets (IAU S320) Edited by Alexander G. Kosovichev New Jersey Institute of Technology

Suzanne L. Hawley University of Washington

and Petr Heinzel The Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Edited by Carolus J. Schrijver

IAU Symposium 320 discusses the recent advances in observations and theories of solar and stellar flares, focusing on the understanding of their phenomenological and physical aspects, as well as consequences for terrestrial planets and exoplanets. This volume will be useful to researchers working in this fascinating and rapidly developing field.

Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory, California

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

Frances Bagenal and Jan J. Sojka

2016 247 x 174 mm 470pp 150 b/w illus.   978-1-107-13757-8 Hardback £79.99 / US$125.00

Utah State University

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The fourth in a collection of heliophysics texts, this book takes an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to explore what makes the conditions on Earth ‘just right’ to sustain life. Supplementary online resources include lecture presentations, problem sets and exercise labs, making this ideal for advanced

Heliophysics: Active Stars, their Astrospheres, and Impacts on Planetary Environments

University of Colorado Boulder

Space Science Light Scattering by Ice Crystals Fundamentals and Applications Kuo-Nan Liou University of California, Los Angeles

and Ping Yang Texas A & M University

This research volume outlines the scientific foundations that are central to our current understanding of light scattering, absorption and polarization processes involving ice crystals. It is intended for active researchers and advanced graduate students in atmospheric science, climatology and remote sensing, as well as scholars in related fields. 2016 247 x 174 mm 460pp 49 b/w illus.  117 colour illus.   978-0-521-88916-2 Hardback £89.99 / US$140.00 For all formats available, see

Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics Second edition P. A. Davidson University of Cambridge

A comprehensive textbook which prioritises physical ideas over mathematical detail. This new edition offers additional coverage of planetary dynamos, astrophysical applications and fusion plasma magnetohydrodynamics. An ideal companion for both undergraduates and postgraduates


in physics, applied mathematics or engineering. Review of previous edition: ‘… an excellent book, which provides a refreshing introduction and a welcome addition to the MHD literature.’ A. M. Soward, Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Contents: Part I. From Maxwell’s Equations to Magnetohydrodynamics: 1. A qualitative overview of MHD; 2. The governing equations of electrodynamics; 3. A first course in fluid dynamics; 4. The governing equations of MHD; Part II. The Fundamentals of Incompressible MHD: 5. Kinematics – advection, diffusion and intensification of magnetic fields; 6. Dynamics at low magnetic Reynolds number; 7. Dynamics at high magnetic Reynolds number; 8. An introduction to turbulence; 9. MHD turbulence at low and high magnetic Reynolds number; Part III. Applications in Engineering and Materials: 10. The world of metallurgical MHD; 11. The generation and suppression of motion in castings; 12. Axisymmetric flows driven by the injection of current; 13. MHD instabilities in aluminium reduction cells; Part IV. Applications in Physics: 14. The geodynamo; 15. Stellar magnetism; 16. Plasma containment in fusion reactors; Appendix A. Vector identities and theorems; Appendix B. Physical properties of liquid metals; References; Index. Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics, 55

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This book presents a pedagogical account of the physics of partially ionized plasmas starting from first principles. It includes a set of unsolved problems at the cutting edge of research in the field, from the formulation to the application level. Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series

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Space Physics An Introduction Christopher T. Russell University of California, Los Angeles

Janet G. Luhmann University of California, Berkeley

and Robert J. Strangeway University of California, Los Angeles

This textbook provides advanced undergraduates and graduates with up-to-date coverage of space physics from the Sun to the interstellar medium. Clear explanations of physical processes are presented alongside major new discoveries gained from space missions. End-of-chapter problems and specially developed computer-based exercises allow students to put the theory into practice. ‘[This book] provides a significant update of scientific material in the rapidly changing field of space plasma physics while maintaining a level

appropriate for seniors and beginning graduate students. I look forward to using this text the next time I teach my course.’ Mary Hudson, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

Contents: Preface; 1. Solar terrestrial physics: the evolution of a discipline; 2. The upper atmosphere and ionosphere; 3. Physics of magnetized plasmas; 4. The Sun and its atmosphere; 5. The solar wind and heliosphere; 6. Collisionless shocks; 7. Solar wind interaction with magnetized obstacles; 8. Plasma interactions with unmagnetized bodies; 9. Solar wind magnetosphere coupling; 10. The terrestrial magnetosphere; 11. The aurora; 12. Planetary magnetospheres; 13. Plasma waves; Appendix 1. Notation, vector identities, and differential operators; Appendix 2. Fundamental constants and plasma parameters of space physics; Appendix 3. Geophysical coordinate transformations; Appendix 4. Time series analysis techniques; Glossary; References; Index. 2016 246 x 189 mm 512pp 325 b/w illus.  19 tables  98 exercises   978-1-107-09882-4 Hardback £49.99 / US$99.99 For all formats available, see

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Introduction to Plasma Physics With Space, Laboratory and Astrophysical Applications Second edition Donald A. Gurnett University of Iowa

and Amitava Bhattacharjee Princeton University, New Jersey

Introducing the principles of plasma physics and their applications to space, laboratory and astrophysical plasmas, this new edition has been thoroughly updated with step-by-step derivations and self-contained introductions to mathematical methods. It is ideal as an advanced undergraduate to graduatelevel textbook, or as a reference text for researchers. Advance praise: ‘Introduction to Plasma Physics, by Gurnett and Bhattacharjee, has been and with this new addition will continue to be my go-to plasma physics book for my research, and for the graduate course I teach in plasma physics.’ L. A. Fisk, University of Michigan

Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Characteristic parameters of a plasma; 3. Single particle motions; 4. Waves in a cold plasma; 5. Kinetic theory and the moment equations; 6. Magnetohydrodynamics; 7. MHD equilibria and stability; 8. Discontinuities and shock waves; 9. Electrostatic waves in a hot unmagnetized plasma; 10. Waves in a hot magnetized plasma; 11. Nonlinear


effects; 12. Collisional processes; Appendix A. Symbols; Appendix B. Useful trigonometric identities; Appendix C. Vector differential operators; Appendix D. Vector calculus identities; Index. 2017 247 x 174 mm 532pp 230 b/w illus.  4 tables   978-1-107-02737-4 Hardback £49.99 / US$64.99 Publication February 2017 For all formats available, see


Introduction to Modern Magnetohydrodynamics Sébastien Galtier École Polytechnique, Paris

Addressing a range of applications in the fields of astrophysics, geophysics and engineering, this well-illustrated textbook offers an introduction to magnetohydrodynamics for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Rigorous derivations within the text, exercises and worked solutions provide an engaging and practical introduction to the subject. Contents: Preface; Table of physical quantities; Part I. Foundations: 1. Introduction; 2. Magnetohydrodynamics; 3. Conservation laws; Part II. Fundamental Processes: 4. Magnetohydrodynamic waves; 5. Dynamo; 6. Discontinuities and shocks; 7. Magnetic reconnection; Part III. Instabilities and Magnetic Confinement: 8. Static equilibrium; 9. Linear perturbation theory; 10. Study

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anyone with only a little background knowledge and access to amateur-level equipment, it will help you understand and practise the scientifically important and growing field of amateur astronomy. 2017 276 x 219 mm 184pp 129 b/w illus.   978-1-107-16618-9 Hardback £34.99 / US$49.99 Publication June 2017

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Spectroscopy for Amateur Astronomers Recording, Processing, Analysis and Interpretation Marc F. M. Trypsteen and Richard Walker

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A Guide to the Spectra of Astronomical Objects and Terrestrial Light Sources Richard Walker

Featuring detailed commented spectral profiles of more than one hundred astronomical objects, in colour, this spectral reference documents important spectroscopically observable objects accessible to amateur-level equipment. It allows comparisons with your own recorded spectra to inspire amateurs and students to undertake independent observing projects. 2017 276 x 219 mm 285pp 211 colour illus.  26 tables   978-1-107-16590-8 Hardback £59.99 / US$89.99 Publication June 2017 For all formats available, see

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The Joy of Science Seven Principles for Scientists Seeking Happiness, Harmony, and Success Roel Snieder Colorado School of Mines

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This book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in science, the social sciences, and engineering who are seeking to bring a spirit of joy into their workplace and beyond. The book covers seven habits of mind that help create more balanced, harmonious, and satisfying professional and personal lives. ‘In these times where scientists are under increasing pressure to prove their worth through metrics, this welcome book provides a refreshing perspective into how we might all find personal satisfaction and joy in playing the game of science.’ Julie Smith, Radford College, Canberra and Malcolm Sambridge, Australian National University, Canberra

Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. Harmony; 2. Courage; 3. Vision; 4. Curiosity; 5. Listening; 6. Compassion; 7. Integrity; References. 2016 228 x 152 mm 216pp 34 b/w illus.   978-1-107-14555-9 Hardback £49.99 / US$74.99 978-1-316-50900-5 Paperback £19.99 / US$29.99 For all formats available, see


A Guided Tour of Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences Third edition Roel Snieder Colorado School of Mines

and Kasper van Wijk University of Auckland

This completely revised edition provides a comprehensive tour of the mathematical knowledge and techniques needed by students across the physical sciences. 2015 253 x 177 mm 584pp 153 b/w illus.  10 tables   978-1-107-08496-4 Hardback £77.00 / US$134.00 978-1-107-64160-0 Paperback £39.99 / US$70.00 For all formats available, see

A Student’s Guide to Numerical Methods Ian H. Hutchinson Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The plain language style, worked examples and exercises in this book help students to understand the foundations of computational physics and engineering. Contents: Preface; 1. Fitting functions to data; 2. Ordinary differential equations; 3. Two-point boundary conditions; 4. Partial differential equations; 5. Diffusion: parabolic PDEs; 6. Elliptic problems and iterative matrix solution; 7. Fluid dynamics and hyperbolic equations; 8. Boltzmann’s equation and its solution; 9. Energy-

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Contents: Introduction; 1. Wave fundamentals; 2. The wave equation; 3. Wave components; 4. The mechanical wave equation; 5. The electromagnetic wave equation; 6. The quantum wave equation; References; Index. 2015 228 x 152 mm 230pp 109 b/w illus.  60 exercises   978-1-107-05486-8 Hardback £40.99 / US$67.00 978-1-107-64326-0 Paperback £19.99 / US$27.99 For all formats available, see


A Student’s Guide to Waves Daniel Fleisch


Wittenberg University, Ohio

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Albert-László Barabási

Morningside College, Iowa

Northeastern University, Boston

Written to complement course textbooks, this book focuses on the topics that undergraduates in physics and engineering find most difficult.

With Márton Pósfai

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Illustrated throughout in full colour, this pioneering textbook, spanning a wide range of disciplines from physics to the social sciences, is the only book needed for an introduction to network science. In modular format, with clear delineation between undergraduate and graduate material, its unique design is supported by extensive online resources. Contents: Preface; Personal introduction; 1. Introduction; 2. Graph theory; 3. Random networks; 4. The scale-free property; 5. The Barabási–Albert model; 6. Evolving networks; 7. Degree correlation; 8. Network robustness; 9. Communities; 10. Spreading phenomena; Index. 2016 246 x 189 mm 474pp 371 colour illus.  12 tables  30 exercises   978-1-107-07626-6 Hardback £34.99 / US$59.99 For all formats available, see

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Learn to master basic programming tasks from scratch with real-life scientific examples drawn from many different areas of science and engineering. This complete introduction to using Python teaches Numpy, SciPy and Matplotlib libraries and is supported by extensive online resources to provide a targeted package for students and researchers. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The core Python language I; 3. Interlude: simple plotting with pylab; 4. The core Python language II; 5. IPython and IPython notebook; 6. NumPy; 7. Matplotlib; 8. SciPy; 9. General scientific programming; Appendix A. Solutions; Index. 2016 247 x 174 mm 462pp 93 b/w illus.  52 tables  150 exercises   978-1-107-07541-2 Hardback £69.99 / US$99.99 978-1-107-42822-5 Paperback £27.99 / US$44.99 For all formats available, see

Maxwell’s Enduring Legacy A Scientific History of the Cavendish Laboratory Malcolm Longair University of Cambridge

This unique book is an authoritative history of the scientific achievements of the Cavendish Laboratory from its origins in the late-nineteenth century to the present day. It includes detailed discussions of the broad range of physics


studied and the discoveries of the twenty-nine Nobel Prize winners that worked there. ‘In what is patently a labour of love, the astronomer Malcolm Longair now gives us a comprehensive scientific history of the Cavendish in Maxwell’s Enduring Legacy. Longair, who was the lab’s head from 1997 to 2005, describes its inception well … Longair’s history is in the form of a well-organized modern physics book, most of its twenty-two sections replete with charts, tables and lucid technical explanations presented neatly in boxes. Abundant diagrams, photographs, line drawings, floor-plans and facsimiles of historical documents give fascinating insights into the lab’s development.’ Graham Farmelo, Nature 2016 246 x 189 mm 650pp 93 b/w illus.  140 colour illus.  35 tables   978-1-107-08369-1 Hardback £39.99 / US$69.99 For all formats available, see

What Goes Up... Gravity and Scientific Method Peter Kosso Northern Arizona University

Following the history of gravity from Aristotle to Einstein, this clear account highlights the logic of scientific method and demonstrates how scientific ideas are developed, challenged and changed. Limited mathematics and clear explanations allow all those curious about gravity to gain a deeper

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Practical Bayesian inference A Primer for Physical Scientists co ry n a . l . Bai l e r- J o n es

Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Forces and fields; 3. Basic Newtonian theory; 4. Gravity before Newton; 5. Early modern astronomy; 6. Connecting physics and astronomy; 7. Connecting kinematics and dynamics; 8. Testing the Newtonian theory; 9. Challenging the Newtonian theory; 10. Geometry and equivalence; 11. The general theory of relativity; 12. Testing the general theory of relativity; 13. Using the theory to explore the universe; 14. Dark matter; 15. The structure of scientific knowledge; Glossary; Bibliography. 2017 247 x 174 mm 240pp 56 b/w illus.  2 tables   978-1-107-12985-6 Hardback £34.99 / US$49.99 For all formats available, see

Practical Bayesian Inference A Primer for Physical Scientists Coryn A. L. Bailer-Jones Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg

This volume introduces the major concepts of probability and statistics and the computational tools students need to extract information from data in the presence of uncertainty. Using a simple and intuitive Bayesian approach, the emphasis throughout is on the principles and showing how these methods can be implemented in practice. 2017 247 x 174 mm 305pp 85 b/w illus.  6 tables   978-1-316-64221-4 Paperback c. £29.99 / c. US$39.99 Publication April 2017 For all formats available, see

Computer Age Statistical Inference Algorithms, Evidence, and Data Science Bradley Efron Stanford University, California

and Trevor Hastie Stanford University, California

Computing power has revolutionized the theory and practice of statistical inference. This book delivers a concentrated course in modern statistical thinking by tracking the revolution from classical theories to the large-scale prediction algorithms of today. Anyone who applies statistical methods to data will benefit from this landmark text. ‘How and why is computational statistics taking over the world? In this serious work of synthesis that is also fun to read, Efron and Hastie, two pioneers in the integration of parametric and nonparametric statistical ideas, give their take on the unreasonable effectiveness of statistics and machine learning in the context of a series of clear, historically informed examples.’ Andrew Gelman, Columbia University, New York Institute of Mathematical Statistics Monographs, 5

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A Student’s Guide to Dimensional Analysis Don S. Lemons Bethel College, Kansas

This introduction to dimensional analysis covers the methods, history and formalisation of the field. Utilising topics including mechanics, hydroand electrodynamics, and thermal and quantum physics, it illustrates the possibilities and limitations of dimensional analysis, making it perfect for students on introductory courses in physics, engineering and mathematics. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Mechanics; 3. Hydrodynamics; 4. Temperature and heat; 5. Electrodynamics and plasma physics; 6. Quantum physics; 7. Dimensional cosmology; 8. Appendix. Answers to problems; Index. 2017 228 x 152 mm 121pp 16 b/w illus.  39 tables   978-1-107-16115-3 Hardback £49.99 / US$69.99 978-1-316-61381-8 Paperback £19.99 / US$24.99 Publication March 2017 For all formats available, see

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Consultant Editor Ken Riley University of Cambridge

Presenting intriguing and challenging physics problems in a non-technical manner, this insightful book comes complete with hints and full solutions. A must-have for a wide range of readers, from advanced school students to graduate students, as well as teachers and lecturers. 2016 247 x 174 mm 492pp 377 b/w illus.   978-1-107-10385-6 Hardback £44.99 / US$64.99 978-1-107-50382-3 Paperback £19.99 / US$29.99

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