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Astronomy; Amateurs' manuals

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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 F. Tonkin

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    Talking about binocular observing, this book takes a look at the instruments themselves. It has sections on evaluating and buying binoculars and binocular telescopes, their care, mounting, and accessories. In addition, there is a selection of fifty fine objects to be seen with 50mm and 100mm binoculars. more...

  • Binocular Astronomyby Stephen Tonkin

    Springer 2013; US$ 44.99

    Binoculars have, for many, long been regarded as an "entry level" observational tool, and relatively few have used them as a serious observing instrument. This is changing! Many people appreciate the relative comfort of two-eyed observing, but those who use binoculars come to realize that they offer more than comfort. The view of the stars... 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

    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$ 46.00

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