The nice people at Springer gave me a prize for my thesis. Part of the prize is that my thesis was published as a book in the Springer Thesis Series, and you can, if you are so inclined, purchase it from Springer, Amazon and several other places (even Walmart!). Via the Springer link you can get chapters individually.
If you do buy it please drop me a line (unless you have found a typo!). If you
get it (and remember it is free for PhD students in the UK!) you can also read the abstract of the thesis in the April 2011 edition of Observatory Magazine (ADS link: here). If you or your library doesn't have this, or indeed if the abstract is too long for you, check out my thesis word cloud for a more visual representation of my thesis abstract.