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Astronomy

  • Das Ende der Nachtby Thomas Posch; ; Franz lker; Thomas Uhlmann; Anja Freyhoff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Jedem Stadtbewohner fällt auf, dass wir nachts aufgrund immer heller werdender künstlicher Beleuchtung kaum mehr Sterne am Himmel sehen können. Doch dies ist nur die Spitze des Eisbergs, was den Verlust natürlicher nächtlicher Dunkelheit betrifft. Menschen und Tiere - darunter Nachtfalter, Zugvögel und Meeresschildkröten... more...

  • Observing by Handby Omar W. Nasim

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Today we are all familiar with the iconic pictures of the nebulae produced by the Hubble Space Telescope’s digital cameras. But there was a time, before the successful application of photography to the heavens, in which scientists had to rely on handmade drawings of these mysterious phenomena.            ... more...

  • Space Has No Frontierby John Bromley-Davenport

    Bene Factum Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    An exploration of Lovell's life and achievements in the scientific and political context of the time   The extraordinary life of Bernard Lovell began before World War I and his story encompasses many of the great events of the last 100 years: World War II, the invention of radio astronomy, the space race, the Moon landings, the exploration of... more...

  • 2014 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of all the year’s exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times... more...

  • Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRTby Andy Adamson; John Davies; Ian Robson

    Springer 2013; US$ 259.00

    These are the proceedings of an international meeting hosted by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the UKIRT, the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope. The volume comprises 31 professional level papers. The first part of the book has 10 thorough reviews of the conception, design and build of the... more...

  • Incoming Asteroid!by Duncan Lunan

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Incoming Asteroid' is based on a project within ASTRA (the Association in Scotland to Research into Astronautics) to provide scientific answers to the question what would we do if we knew there was going to be an asteroid impact in ten years? time or less? Clearly there are many things humanity can do nothing about, for example an unseen object traveling... more...

  • From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomerby Dave Eagle

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    The beginning astronomical observer passes through a series of stages. The initial stage is hugely exciting and gives the beginner a real buzz as he discovers some of the faint fuzzy objects, markings on the planets, rings around Saturn and the craters on the Moon. But as the novice observer progresses, he or she wants to know what more there is than... more...

  • Celestial Sleuthby Donald W. Olson

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    For a general audience interested in solving mysteries in art, history, and literature using the methods of science, 'forensic astronomy'  is a thrilling new field of exploration. Astronomical calculations are the basis of the studies, which have the advantage of bringing to readers both evocative images and a better understanding of the skies.... more...

  • Proust in der Konstellation der Moderne Proust dans la constellation des modernesby Sophie Bertho; Thomas Klinkert

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2013; US$ 58.11

    Hauptbeschreibung Der vorliegende Band situiert Prousts "Ā la recherche du temps perdu", dessen erster Band im November 1913 erschien, in der Konstellation der Moderne. Dabei werden einerseits die Beziehungen zum Symbolismus und zum russischen Roman des späten 19. Jahrhunderts untersucht, andererseits Parallelen und Unterschiede zu Prousts literarischen... more...

  • William and Caroline Herschelby Michael Hoskin

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    This beautifully structured book presents the essentials of William and Caroline Herschel?s pioneering achievements in late 18th-century astronomy. Michael Hoskin shows that William Herschel was the first observational cosmologist and one of the first observers to attack the sidereal universe beyond the solar system:Herschel built instruments far better... more...