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Astronomy; Amateurs' manuals

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  • The Night Sky Companionby Tammy Plotner; K. Vogt

    Springer 2009; US$ 39.95

    Takes a look at astronomy, offering general history, soft science, trivia, observing guidance and motivation. This book provides fresh historical tie-ins, information and objects. It offers unaided-eye observers an opportunity to view many objects or events, learn about their history, science and how 'looking up' can be rewarding. more...

  • Viewing the Constellations with Binocularsby Bojan Kambic

    Springer 2009; US$ 39.95

    A guide to practical astronomy. It introduces the reader to some basic (and some not-so-basic) astronomical concepts, and discusses the stars and their evolution, the planets, nebulae, and distant galaxies. more...

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

    Nomad Press 2007; US$ 9.95

    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 science—the scientific method... more...

  • A Visual Astronomer's Photographic Guide to the Deep Skyby Stefan Rumistrzewicz

    Springer 2010; US$ 44.95

    This book is meant for observers who see a deep-sky object - either by star-hopping or by using a Go-To telescope - but do not observe it in detail because they don't know what to look for. It provides photographic images of all the objects discussed...not just images, but images that look exactly like the visual view through the eyepiece of telescopes... more...

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

    Springer 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...

  • Chasing Springby Bruce Stutz

    Scribner 2006; US$ 17.95

    In the tradition of Blue Highways and Silent Spring , Chasing Spring follows nature's season of renewal even as it shows how the delicate mechanisms of spring are increasingly endangered by climate change. Seeking to revive his body and soul following heart surgery, acclaimed nature writer Bruce Stutz set out on a three-month journey through... more...

  • Spaceship Earthby Gina Dal Fuoco

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    Earth is made up of atmosphere that protects us from the sun and contains our air supply. The next part is the hydrosphere, which is all the water on the planet. The third is the geosphere, the rocks. All three parts are closely connected. If we do not take care of one part of Earth, such as the ocean, we hurt the entire planet. Scientists all over... more...

  • Earthby William B. Rice

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    Earth is our home. It is a big, beautiful place that orbits the sun. What else is there to know about Earth? Read this book to find out! 32 pages more...

  • La tierra (Earth)by William B. Rice

    Shell Education 2011; US$ 8.99

    Earth is our home. It is a big, beautiful place that orbits the sun. What else is there to know about Earth? Read this book to find out! 32 pages more...

  • The End of the Worldby John Leslie

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 38.95

    Are we in imminent danger of extinction? Yes, we probably are, argues John Leslie in his chilling account of the dangers facing the human race as we approach the second millenium. The End of the World is a sobering assessment of the many disasters that scientists have predicted and speculated on as leading to apocalypse. In the first comprehensive... more...