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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$ 44.95

    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$ 79.95

    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$ 56.00

    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

    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

    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 2003; US$ 44.00

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

  • Astrostatistics and Data Miningby Joris De Ridder

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book offers an overview of the statistical analysis of astronomical data, presenting examples that apply current methodologies to open issues in astronomical research, and exploring scientific analysis of the upcoming petabyte-scale databases. more...

  • Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy Vby Jogesh Babu

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 349.00

    This volume contains a selection of chapters based on papers to be presented at the Fifth Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy Symposium. The symposium will be held June 13-15th at Penn State University. Modern astronomical research faces a vast range of statistical issues which have spawned a revival in methodological activity among astronomers.... more...