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Astronomy; Amateurs' manuals

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  • The Rough Guide to The Earthby Martin Ince

    Rough Guides 2007; US$ 16.99

    From the opening and closing of oceans over millions of years to the overnight reshaping of landscapes by volcanoes, the Earth beneath our feet is constantly changing. The Rough Guide to the Earth explores all aspects of our dynamic planet, from the planet's origins and evolution and the seasons and tides to melting ice caps, glaciers and climate... more...

  • Coelum Astronomico-Poeticumby Reinhard Klockow; Reinhard Klockow

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 363.00

    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 Earth's Magnetic Interiorby Eduard Petrovský; Emilio Herrero-Bervera; T Harinarayana; David Ivers

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 129.00

    The Earth's Magnetic Interior combines reviews and solicited papers related to scientific sessions of Division I of IAGA at its Scientific Assembly in Sopron in 2009. Topics include the Earth?s magnetic field generation, its historical records in rocks and geological formations, and more. more...

  • The Casual Sky Observer's Guideby Rony De Laet

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.95

    Here's an observing program for the occasional amateur observer who wants fast, fun astronomy adventures under the stars. The book shows where and how to view stars, star clusters, other 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...

  • We Are the Weather Makersby Tim Flannery

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 11.99

    In this adaptation of his massive international bestseller The Weather Makers , now revised for teen readers, Tim Flannery argues passionately and eloquently for the urgent need to address the global crisis that is threatening our survival. With expanded Canadian content and added illustrations, We Are the Weather Makers sets out, with devastating... 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...

  • Catastrophismby Sasha Lilley; David McNally; Eddie Yuen; James Davis; Doug Henwood

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Amid a global zeitgeist of impending catastrophe, this book explores the culture of fear so prevalent in today's politics, economic climate, and religious extremism. The authors of this collection argue that the lens of catastrophe through which so many of today's issues are examined distorts understanding of the dynamics at the heart of numerous... more...

  • Le costellazioni al binocoloby Bojan Kambic

    Springer Milan 2012; US$ 29.95

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

  • First Magnitudeby James B. Kaler

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 44.00

    “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...