Bibliography
Popular Science
Oxford Astronomy, S. & J. Mitton, Oxford University Press (2003) A popular text with pretty pictures. It gives a guided tour of space, in particular the Solar System. Illustrated orbits of planets and comets provide a useful introduction to the different scales.
References for Students
The Lighter Side of Gravity, J.V. Narlikar, Cambridge University Press (1996) A lucid explanation of gravity on a nontechnical level, ranging from planets to black holes. Even experts can benefit by reading this delightful book, with its original ways of looking at the subject of gravitation from Newton to Einstein.
The Art of Computational Science, P. Hut & J. Makino (2004), artscicom.org, This is a series of books published on the web (a 10 year project) written as a dialogue between two young people.
Scholarly publications for Researchers
A regularization of the threebody problem, S.J. Aarseth & K. Zare, Celes. Mech. 10, 185 (1974)
Gravitational Nbody Simulations, S.J. Aarseth, Cambridge University Press (2003) See The Book
Close triple approaches and escape in the threebody problem, S.J. Aarseth, J.P. Anosova, V.V. Orlov & V.G. Szebehely, Celes. Mech. 60, 131 (1994)
A global regularisation of the gravitational Nbody problem, D.C. Heggie, Celes. Mech. 10, 217 (1974)
Computer simulations of encounters between massive black holes and binaries, J.G. Hills, Astron. J. 102, 704 (1991)
Binary  single star scattering, P. Hut & J.N. Bahcall, Astrophys. J. 268, 319 (1983)
Dynamics and stability of threebody systems, R. Mardling & S. Aarseth, NATO Conf. Proc. eds. B. Steves & A. Roy, 385 (1999)
Binary  single star scattering, S.L.W. McMillan & P. Hut, Astrophys. J. 467, 348 (1996)
Encounters of binaries, S. Mikkola, M. N. 203, 1107 (1983)
An implementation of Nbody chain regularization, S. Mikkola & S.J. Aarseth, Celes. Mech. 57, 439 (1993)
A numerical investigation of the onedimensional Newtonian threebody problem, S. Mikkola & J. Hietarinta, Celes. Mech. 46, 1 (1989)
Sufficient conditions for escape in the threebody problem, E.M. Standish, Celes. Mech. 4, 44 (1972)
Statistics of threebody experiments, M.J. Valtonen, Ap. Sp. Sci. 42, 331 (1976)
A regularization of multiple encounters in gravitational Nbody problems, K. Zare, Celes. Mech. 10, 207 (1974)
