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Astronomy; Amateurs' manuals

  • 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...

  • 2012 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly star maps, diagrams and details of all the year’s exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to determine when the Sun, Moon and planets will rise and set... more...

  • 5 Seconds of Summer Quiz bookby Wayne Wheelwright

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    5 Seconds of Summer are the up and coming Australian band consisting of Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin that is making waves all around the world. The winners of the MTV Breakthrough Band awards are making waves in the music world, with the help of One Direction, 5 SoS are seeing their popularity grow and grow. This quizbook... more...

  • Astronomy For Dummiesby Stephen P. Maran

    Wiley 2012; US$ 22.99 US$ 18.39

    The fun and easy way to explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow... more...

  • Binocular Astronomyby Stephen Tonkin

    Springer London 2007; US$ 32.95

    This book contains everything an astronomer needs to know about binocular observing. The book takes an in-depth look at the instruments themselves. It has sections on evaluating and buying binoculars and binocular telescopes, their care, mounting, and accessories. 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...

  • The Casual Sky Observer's Guideby Rony De Laet

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    "The Casual Sky Observer's Pocket Guide" offers an observing program for occasional amateur observers looking for some quick, fun astronomy adventures under the stars. In the real world, where time for observing is limited, the weather is seldom perfect, and expensive equipment is not an option, amateur astronomy may not be seen as a... more...

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

    PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Sasha Lilley is a writer and radio broadcaster and the author of Capital and Its Discontents . She lives in Oakland, California. David McNally is a professor of political science at York University in Toronto. He is the author of Another World and Global Slump . He lives in Toronto. Eddie Yuen teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute and... more...

  • Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes: Volume 2by Michael A. Covington

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 48.00

    A unique guide introducing the latest modern resources available to amateur observers. more...

  • Coelum Astronomico-Poeticumby Reinhard Klockow; Reinhard Klockow

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 349.00

    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...