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The two volumes of Gravitational Waves provide a comprehensive and detailed account of the physics of gravitational waves. Volume... Læs mere
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Focuses on the astrophysics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium - the gas and dust, as well as the electromagnetic... Læs mere
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