About this series
The Astrophysics and Space Science Library is a series of high-level monographs and edited volumes covering a broad range of subjects in Astrophysics, Astronomy, Cosmology, and Space Science. The authors are distinguished specialists with international reputations in their fields of expertise. Each title is carefully supervised and aims to provide an in-depth understanding by offering detailed background and the results of state-of-the-art research. The subjects are placed in the broader context of related disciplines such as Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Nuclear and Particle Physics.
The ASSL series offers a reliable resource for scientific professional researchers and advanced graduate students.
STEVEN N. SHORE, Università di Pisa, ItalyAdvisory Board:
F. BERTOLA, University of Padua, Italy
C. J. CESARSKY, Commission for Atomic Energy, Saclay, France
P. EHRENFREUND, Leiden University, The Netherlands
O. ENGVOLD, University of Oslo, Norway
E. P. J. VAN DEN HEUVEL, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
V. M. KASPI, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
J. M. E. KUIJPERS, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
H. VAN DER LAAN, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
P. G. MURDIN, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK
B. V. SOMOV, Astronomical Institute, Moscow State University, Russia
R. A. SUNYAEV, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany