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Astronomy; Amateurs' manuals

  • The Knowledge: Stargazingby Maggie Aderin-Pocock

    Quadrille Publishing Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Unfold the stories of the stars, as well as the earth, moon, solar system, asteroids, eclipses, galaxies and mysteries of the universe... Gain knowledge of the sky with Maggie Aderin-Pocock. more...

  • Earth Surface Processesby Philip A. Allen

    Wiley 2009; US$ 137.95

    Earth Surface Processes is an introductory text for those studying the dynamics of fluid and sediment transport in the environments, in the context of both present-day patterns as well as the environmental changes decipherable in the geological record. The book is divided into two parts. The first deals with the global-scale aspects of the earth's... 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...

  • The Star Atlas Companionby Philip M. Bagnall

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 44.95

    Conventional star atlases are great for locating constellations and individual stars but The Star Atlas Companion goes one step further and describes the physical properties of more than 1,100 stars. With the aid of scale diagrams, the reader can get a real sense of the sizes, shapes, distances, and surface features of many of the stars visible... more...

  • 1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Dieby Michael E. Bakich

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 44.95

    This guide to the night sky's brightest and most fascinating objects features celestial bodies that are accessible to amateur astronomers using medium-sized telescopes. With its chronological target list, you can enjoy sky-watching on any night of your choice. more...

  • Explore Spring!by Lauri Berkenkamp; Alexis Frederick-Frost

    Nomad Press 2007; US$ 9.95

    From tracking spring peepers and raising tadpoles to learning about seeds and recording plant growth, Explore Spring! 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring invites young readers to explore the wonders of spring by becoming scientists in the field. Combining hands-on learning with solid science, trivia, riddles, and terrific illustrations, projects... more...

  • Discover the Starsby Richard Berry

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    For everyone who has looked up at the stars on a clear night and longed to know more about them, here is the perfect introduction and guide to discovering the stars. Discover the Stars leads you on a tour of all the stars and constellations visible with the naked eye and introduces you to deep-sky objects that can be seen with binoculars or a simple... more...

  • L'astrofilo modernoby A. Carbognani; Martin Mobberley

    Springer Milan 2007; US$ 29.95

    In meno di due decenni l?astronomia amatoriale ha cambiato volto. Il motivo, naturalmente, è il progresso tecnologico. Telescopi economici, ma di alta qualità, montature "go-to" controllate dal computer, autoguide, camere CCD, videocamere e (come sempre) computer e Internet sono soltanto alcuni degli elementi che hanno rivoluzionato l?astronomia del... more...

  • Pattern Asterismsby John Chiravalle

    Springer London 2007; US$ 39.95

    This book provides a learning tool to facilitate identifying patterns and stars in the sky with binoculars or at most a low-power telescope. It reflects a new aspect of astronomy that does not involve serious science ? but makes it easy to learn about the night sky. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 28.00

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