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  • Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skiesby Neale Monks

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 34.95

    This is the first book specifically written for amateur astronomers who own, or who are about to purchase, a computer-controlled ?go-to? telescope. The ?go-to? capability is huge, and this book offers fascinating deep-sky objects and detailed observing lists. more...

  • Exoplanetenby Sven Piper

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 29.99

    Die Erforschung des Weltalls und die Suche nach anderen Planeten entwickeln sich in den letzten Jahren rasant. Trotz begrenzter technischer Möglichkeiten wurden schon über 450 extrasolare Planeten entdeckt. Diese Einführung in die Forschung gibt detaillierte Einblicke in die Methodik, Missionen und Ergebnisse der Thematik sowie einen Ausblick auf... more...

  • Treasures of the Southern Skyby Robert Gendler; Lars Lindberg Christensen; David Malin

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 44.95

    This coffee-table book depicts famous features of the southern sky, such as the Magellanic Clouds and the Tarantula Nebula, as well as the brilliant star cluster Pismis 24, the beautiful NGC 1532-1 pair of interacting galaxies and the radiant Toby Jug Nebula. more...

  • IMAGE IN ACTIONby Bertrand Zavidovique; Giosue Lo Bosco

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 126.00

    The book gathers articles that were exposed during the seventh edition of the Workshop “Data Analysis in Astronomy”. It illustrates a current trend to search for common expressions or models transcending usual disciplines, possibly associated with some lack in the Mathematics required to model complex systems. In that, data analysis would... more...

  • New Methods of Celestial Mechanicsby Jan Vrbik

    Bentham Science Publishers 2010; US$ 49.00

    The book is trying to explain the main features of Celestial Mechanics using a new technique (in this, it is very unique). Its emphasis, in terms of applications, is on the Solar System, including its most peculiar properties (such as chaos, resonances, relativistic corrections, etc.). All results are derived in a reasonably transparent manner, so... more...

  • Advanced Amateur Astronomyby Gerald North

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

    This book, first published in 1997, is for telescope owners wanting to improve their skills and make observations of real and lasting scientific value. more...

  • The Farthest Things in the Universeby Jay M. Pasachoff; Hyron Spinrad; Patrick Osmer; Edward S. Cheng

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book, first published in 1994, examines the excitement and challenge of studying the most distant and powerful objects. more...

  • Heavenly Errorsby Neil F. Comins

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    One of the great paradoxes of modern times is that the more scientists understand the natural world, the more we discover that our everyday beliefs about it are wrong. Astronomy, in particular, is one of the most misunderstood scientific disciplines. With the participation of thousands of undergraduate students, Neil F. Comins has identified and... more...

  • Geheimnisvoller Kosmosby Thomas Bührke; Roland Wengenmayr

    Wiley 2012; US$ 25.50 US$ 22.10

    Did mighty rivers once flow on Mars? How do dark energy and dark matter influence the development of the universe? What are they made of? What is the role of black holes in the creation of galaxies? In this book expert astrophysicists and cosmologists attempt to answer these highly pertinent questions in an objective manner. They describe fascinating... more...

  • Curiosities of the Skyby Garrett P. Serviss

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Long before figures like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson simplified astronomy for popular consumption, Garrett P. Serviss was traveling the United States with an early version of a PowerPoint presentation to teach people about eclipses, the orbit of the planets, and other celestial concepts. This basic introduction to the subject is simple and enjoyable... more...