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Astronomy; Amateurs' manuals

  • Earth Surface Processesby Philip A. Allen

    Wiley 2009; US$ 133.95

    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...

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

    Springer 2010; US$ 44.95

    1,001 Celestial Wonders is a guide to the night sky's brightest and most fascinating objects. Each target is accessible to amateur astronomers using medium-sized telescopes from a dark site. In fact, many are so bright they remain visible under moderate light pollution, as from the outskirts of a city or the suburbs of a town. The book provides... more...

  • Discover the Starsby Richard Berry

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • Pattern Asterismsby John Chiravalle

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Provides a learning tool to facilitate identifying patterns and stars in the sky. This catalogue includes star pictures, dot-to-dot outlines of the objects, and an artistic image next to the star patterns. It provides size, stellar magnitudes, and coordinates, along with north direction, star-hopping instructions and Sky Atlas 2000 references. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Earth and the Moonby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Compares the Earth equally with other planets to display the similarities and differences between the various orbiting bodies. This volume discusses the fundamental aspects of the Earth as a planet. It also covers the evolution of the moon in relation to the geological features of the Earth. more...