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Astronomy; Amateurs' manuals

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  • Coelum Astronomico-Poeticumby Reinhard Klockow; Reinhard Klockow

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 377.00

    Zesen's work deals with the constellations and the legends attached to them. In it, he processes the knowledge of astronomy of his age. The first volume contains the original Latin text together with a parallel German translation. more...

  • The Casual Sky Observer's Guideby Rony De Laet

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.95

    Here's an observing program for the occasionaláamateur observer who wants fast, fun astronomy adventures under the stars. The book shows where and how to view stars, star clusters,áother galaxies, and nebulae, all within reach of binoculars or a small telescope. more...

  • The Earth Machineby Edmond A. Mathez; James D. Webster

    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...

  • Guidebook to the Constellationsby Phil Simpson

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 34.95

    This handbook guides the stargazer through all 88 officially recognized constellations, grouped according to their origin and location in the sky. The book includes origin myths, finder charts, tables, photographs and plots of binary star orbital motions. more...

  • Le costellazioni al binocoloby Bojan Kambic

    Springer Milan 2012; US$ 29.99

    Questo libro Ŕ un tour guidato attraverso le costellazioni visibili dalle medie latitudini settentrionali. ╚ un?opera ideale per chi si accosta per la prima volta all?osservazione del cielo, ma anche l?astrofilo esperto la troverÓ ricca e utile, per come Ŕ strutturata.Nella prima parte, il libro Ŕ un succinto trattatello di astronomia, di meccanica... more...

  • First Magnitudeby James B. Kaler

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 27.00

    “First Magnitude” is an entry-level book for readers with brightly lit skies. Its purpose is to show them that all is not lost, that they can still enjoy personal astronomy and have an appreciation of the heavens no matter where they live. It concentrates on the Sun, Moon, the five bright planets, and on the 23 brightest stars, which are... more...

  • Space Debris and Other Threats from Outer Spaceby Joseph N. Pelton

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 49.95

    The mounting problem of space debris in low earth orbit and its threat to the operation of application satellites has been increasingly recognized as space activities increase. The efforts of the Inter Agency Space Debris Coordinating Committee (IADC) and UN COPUS have now led to international guidelines to mitigate the creation of new debris. This... more...

  • Binocular Astronomyby Stephen Tonkin

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 44.99

    This book describes the many advantages of using binoculars for astronomy. It explains how to choose and evaluate binoculars as well as covers the functionality and physiology of binocular observation and their varying optical characteristics. more...

  • Under a Crimson Sunby David Stevenson

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 34.99

    This book offers an insight into the habitability of planets, including Earth, and how this changes as time progresses and the central star evolves. It examines life in all its complexity on a tidally locked super-Earth called Gliese 581 d. more...

  • Explore Winter!by Maxine Anderson; Alexis Frederick-Frost

    Nomad Press 2007; US$ 5.99

    Young readers become scientists in the field when this activity book sends them off to answer the question Why do we have winter?? with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. Combining hands-on learning with trivia, jokes, riddles, and terrific illustrations, chapters start with the tools? of sciencethe scientific method and... more...