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Astronomy; Dictionaries

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  • Astronomically Speakingby C.C. Gaither; Alma E Cavazos-Gaither

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 87.95

    To understand the history, accomplishments, failures, and meanings of astronomy requires a knowledge of what has been said about astronomy by philosophers, novelists, playwrights, poets, scientists, and laymen. With this in mind, Astronomically Speaking: A Dictionary of Quotations on Astronomy and Physics serves as a guide to what has been said about... more...

  • Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skiesby Antony Cooke

    Springer London 2006; US$ 40.35

    Modern astronomical telescopes, along with other advances in technology, have brought the deep sky ? star clusters, nebulae and the galaxies ? within reach of amateur astronomers. And it isn?t even necessary to image many of these deep-sky objects in order to see them; they are within reach of visual observers using modern techniques and enhancement... more...

  • Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomyby Richard A. Matzner

    CRC Press 2001; US$ 94.95

    The Dictionary of Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy provides a lexicon of terminology covering fields such as astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, relativity, geophysics, meteorology, Newtonian physics, and oceanography. Authors and editors often assume - incorrectly - that readers are familiar with all the terms in professional literature. With... more...

  • A Companion to Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Kenneth Lang

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 60.55

    Astronomy and Astrophysics is a comprehensive, fundamental, up-to-date reference book. It is filled with vital information and basic facts for amateur astronomers and professional astrophysicists, and for anyone interested in the Universe. more...

  • Hindsight and Popular Astronomyby Alan B. Whiting

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 34.00 US$ 27.88

    There are many books that endeavor to bridge the gap between scientists and laymen, yet too many overemphasize the presentation of scientific findings as hard facts and end up alienating readers from the critical thinking processes involved in science. Whiting attempts to break away from the norm in this revolutionary review of popular astronomy books... more...

  • To Measure the Skyby Frederick R. Chromey

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

    With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, this textbook introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. more...

  • Oxford Dictionary of Astronomyby Ian Ridpath

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.00 US$ 15.48

    This Dictionary of Astronomy covers everything from black hole to white dwarf. The text includes 4000 entries from astrophysics and cosmology to galaxies and time. Major entries include: Big Bang theory, comet, eclipse, Magellanic Clouds, radio telescope, relativity, and variable stars. more...

  • Practical Statistics for Astronomersby J. V. Wall; C. R. Jenkins

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Presents the most relevant statistical and probabilistic machinery for use in observational astronomy. more...

  • Spherical Astronomyby Edgar Woolard

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Spherical Astronomy provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of positional astronomy. The text focuses on the principles of spherical astronomy and the theory of fundamental astronomical observations. Discussions are made on topics such as the celestial sphere and the nature of the reference systems of astronomy; the geometric... more...

  • Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmologyby Louis Lyons; Müge Karagöz Ünel

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 157.00 US$ 128.74

    These proceedings comprise current statistical issues in analyzing data in particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology, as discussed at the PHYSTAT05 conference in Oxford. This is a continuation of the popular PHYSTAT series; previous meetings were held at CERN (2000), Fermilab (2000), Durham (2002) and Stanford (2003). In-depth discussions on topical... more...