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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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chemical Evolution of the Giant Planetsby Cyril Ponnamperuma

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Chemical Evolution of the Giant Planets is a compilation of papers on the chemical evolution of giant planets, presented at a colloquium sponsored by the Laboratory of Chemical Evolution in October, 1974. The compendium focuses on the interpretation of data provided by the Pioneer 10 and 11 missions, which conducted explorations of the outer planets.... more...