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Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction  

James Binney

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
Published Online: 
Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191814273
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198752851.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198752851
Astrophysics is the physics of the stars and, more widely, the Universe. It explores the structure and evolution of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, interstellar gas, and the cosmos as a ... More
Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction

Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction  

Katherine Blundell

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191781612
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199602667.001.0001
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book
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9780199602667
Black holes are a constant source of fascination to many due to their mysterious nature. Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction addresses a variety of questions, including what a black hole ... More
Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

Chaos: A Very Short Introduction  

Leonard Smith

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2007
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776410
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853783.001.0001
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book
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9780192853783
Chaos: A Very Short Introduction shows that we all have an intuitive understanding of chaotic systems. It uses accessible maths and physics (replacing complex equations with ... More
Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction

Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction  

Owen Gingerich

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
Published Online: 
Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605520
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199330966.001.0001
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book
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9780199330966
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543) was the astronomer whose shocking vision of a sun-centered universe turned out to be the essential blueprint for a physical understanding of celestial ... More
Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction

Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Coles

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2001
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776687
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854162.001.0001
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book
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9780192854162
Cosmology: A Very Short Introductionexplains what cosmology is and what cosmologists do, looks at the history of the subject, the development of the Big Bang theory, and more ... More
Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction  

John Gribbin

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777103
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199234349.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199234349
Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction explores the building blocks of the Universe. Standing like islands in space, each is made up of many hundreds of millions of stars in which ... More
Gravity: A Very Short Introduction

Gravity: A Very Short Introduction  

Timothy Clifton

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191795862
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198729143.001.0001
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ISBN: 
9780198729143
Gravity is one of the four fundamental interactions that exist in nature and is essential for understanding the behaviour of the Universe, and all astrophysical bodies within it. Yet it ... More
The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Hoskin

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.001.0001
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book
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9780192803061
The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction traces the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century ... More
Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction

Isotopes: A Very Short Introduction  

Rob Ellam

Print Publication Year: 
May 2016
Published Online: 
May 2016
eISBN: 
9780191790737
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723622.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198723622
An isotope is a variant form of a chemical element, containing a different number of neutrons in its nucleus. Most elements exist as several isotopes. Many are stable, others are ... More
Light: A Very Short Introduction

Light: A Very Short Introduction  

Ian A. Walmsley

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
Published Online: 
Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782442
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682690.001.0001
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book
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9780199682690
Light enables us to see the world around us, and this sensation of vision has led to a fascination with the nature and properties of light. Light: A Very Short Introduction ... More
Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen J. Blundell

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778117
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601202.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199601202
Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction explains the mysteries and importance of magnetism. For centuries magnetism has been used for various exploits: as a great healer, a ... More
Moons: A Very Short Introduction

Moons: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Rothery

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2015
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191799495
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198735274.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198735274
Moons: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the varied and fascinating moons of our Solar System. Beginning with the early discoveries of Galileo and others, it ... More
Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

Nothing: A Very Short Introduction  

Frank Close

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777004
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199225866.001.0001
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book
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9780199225866
Nothing: A Very Short Introduction explores the science and history of the elusive Void: from Aristotle, who insisted that the vacuum was impossible, via the theories of Newton ... More
Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction  

Frank Close

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191788062
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198718635
Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction gives an account of how this area of physics has progressed since the discovery of the electron at the end of the 19th century, which ... More
Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction  

Frank Close

Print Publication Year: 
May 2004
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775956
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804341.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192804341
Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction takes us on a journey into the atom to examine known particles such as quarks, electrons, and the ghostly neutrino. Along the way ... More
Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Planets: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Rothery

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199573509
Planets: A Very Short Introduction demonstrates the excitement, uncertainties, and challenges faced by planetary scientists, and provides an overview of our Solar System and ... More
Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction  

John Polkinghorne

Print Publication Year: 
May 2002
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775598
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192802521.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192802521
Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and ... More
Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction

Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction  

Claudio Tuniz

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778391
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199692422.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199692422
Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction explains radioactivity and discusses its fundamental role in nature. Radioactivity remains misunderstood and feared perhaps because ... More
Relativity: A Very Short Introduction

Relativity: A Very Short Introduction  

Russell Stannard

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777134
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199236220.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199236220
Relativity: A Very Short Introduction makes the theory of relativity understandable and accessible. 100 years ago, Einstein's theory of relativity shattered the world of ... More
Sound: A Very Short Introduction

Sound: A Very Short Introduction  

Mike Goldsmith

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
Published Online: 
Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785603
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708445.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198708445
Sound is integral to how we experience the world, in the form of noise as well as music. But what is sound? What is the physical basis of pitch and harmony? And how are sound waves ... More

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