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- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 38.99
This book is about how big is the universe and how small are quarks, and what are the sizes of dozens of things between these two extremes. It describes the sizes of atoms and planets, quarks and galaxies, cells and sequoias. It is a romp through forty-five orders of magnitude from the smallest sub-nuclear particles we have measured, to the edge of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 79.00
Textbook on Mars for graduate students and researchers, in geology, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, and astronomy. more...
- Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 31.99
From the scorching center of Earth's core to the outer limits of its atmosphere, from the gradual process of erosion that carved the Grand Canyon to the earth-shaking fury of volcanoes and earthquakes, this fascinating book-inspired by the award-winning Hall of Planet Earth at New York City's American Museum of Natural History-tells the story of... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00
The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown?s find ignited a firestorm of controversy... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99
Long before figures like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson simplified astronomy for popular consumption, Garrett P. Serviss was traveling the United States with an early version of a PowerPoint presentation to teach people about eclipses, the orbit of the planets, and other celestial concepts. This basic introduction to the subject is simple and enjoyable... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.32
For millennia, the passing seasons and their rhythms have marked our progress through the year. But what do they mean to us now that we lead increasingly atomised and urban lives and our weather becomes ever more unpredictable or extreme? Will it matter if we no longer notice, even hear, the first cuckoo call of spring or rejoice in the mellow fruits... more...
- CSIRO Publishing 2013; US$ 39.95
This book tells the story of the Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra which began with W.G. Duffield's idealism and vision in 1905. The Observatory began life as a government department, later becoming an optical munitions factory producing gun sights and telescopes during the Second World War, before changing its focus to astrophysics ? the new astronomy.... more...
- Powerhouse Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of all the years exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 159.00
This book demonstrates that the method, based on the ground polar cap magnetic observations is a reliable diagnosis of the solar wind energy coming into the magnetosphere Method for the uninterruptive monitoring of the magnetosphere state (i.e. space weather). It shows that the solar wind energy pumping power, can be described by the PC growth rate,... more...