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Astronomy; Amateurs' manuals

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  • Le costellazioni al binocoloby Bojan Kambic

    Springer 2012; US$ 29.95

    Questo libro è un tour guidato attraverso le costellazioni visibili dalle medie latitudini settentrionali. È un’opera ideale per chi si accosta per la prima volta all’osservazione del cielo, ma anche l’astrofilo esperto la troverà ricca e utile, per come è strutturata.Nella prima parte, il libro è un succinto... more...

  • Stargazing For Dummiesby Steve Owens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 14.99

    Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explore... more...

  • Countdown!by Sir Patrick Moore

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Examines the multfarious theories of how and when the world can end, from St Augustine to the Millennium Bug, via Nostradamus. This title investigates and dismisses the weird and wonderful predictions of sometimes imminent cataclysm, before turning to the science of what might really happen (a long, long time in the future, thankfully). more...

  • The Seasonsby Nick Groom

    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...

  • Binocular Astronomyby Stephen Tonkin

    Springer 2013; US$ 44.99

    Binoculars have, for many, long been regarded as an "entry level" observational tool, and relatively few have used them as a serious observing instrument. This is changing! Many people appreciate the relative comfort of two-eyed observing, but those who use binoculars come to realize that they offer more than comfort. The view of the stars... more...

  • Under a Crimson Sunby David S. Stevenson

    Springer 2013; US$ 34.99

    Gliese 581 is a red dwarf star some 20.3 light years from Earth. Red dwarfs are among the most numerous stars in the galaxy, and they sport diverse planetary systems. At magnitude 10, Gliese 581 is visible to amateur observers but does not stand out. So what makes this star so important? It is that professional observers have confirmed that it has... more...

  • The Seasonsby Nick Groom

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 13.99

    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 atomized and urban lives and our weather becomes ever more unpredictable or extreme? Will it matter if we no longer hear, even notice, the first cuckoo call of spring or rejoice in the mellow fruits... more...

  • Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes: Volume 2by Michael A. Covington

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00

    A unique guide introducing the latest modern resources available to amateur observers. more...

  • A Walk through the Southern Skyby Milton Heifetz; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    Easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the southern night sky and their myths and legends. more...

  • Turn Left at Orionby Guy Consolmagno; Dan M. Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 24.00

    Fascinating guide for beginning amateur astronomers using small telescopes in the northern and southern hemisphere. more...