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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

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  • The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Themby James Mullaney

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 32.95

    Amateur astronomers ? particularly deep-sky observers ? are always on the lookout for new observing challenges. The Herschel Objects, and How to Observe Them offers the exciting opportunity of retracing the steps of the greatest visual observer and celestial explorer that ever lived. This is a practical guide to seeing the most impressive of Herschel?s... more...

  • The Night Sky Companionby Tammy Plotner; T. Mann; K. Vogt

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 29.95

    The Night Sky Companion is a comprehensive guide to what can be explored in the heavens on a nightly basis. Designed to appeal to readers at all skill levels, it provides a digest for sky watchers interested in all types of astronomical information. more...

  • Un anno intero sotto il cieloby Patrick Moore

    Springer Milan 2007; US$ 29.95

    Ci sono 365 notti in un anno (366 se bisestile) e per l?astrofilo non ce ne sono mai due uguali. Il cielo ogni notte propone un suo show che ha per protagonisti migliaia di oggetti come stelle, costellazioni, pianeti, nebulose, da riconoscere uno ad uno, da ammirare e studiare. Sir Patrick Moore ? celeberrimo conduttore televisivo inglese, astrofilo... more...

  • Cataclysmic Cosmic Events and How to Observe Themby Martin Mobberley

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95

    This book is about observing dramatic cosmic events. You might think that the observation of gamma ray bursts, cataclysmic variable star outbursts, distant supernovae, and active galactic nuclei are beyond the range of amateurs ? but this is not the case. more...

  • Measure Solar System Objects and Their Movements for Yourself!by John D. Clark

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95

    This enriching book shows amateur astronomers how to measure planetary sizes and distances for themselves, as well as orbital speeds. Written in an entertaining, anecdotal style, only a basic knowledge of geometry is required. more...

  • Handbook of Practical Astronomyby GŁnter D. Roth

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 109.00

    Based on Roth?s celebrated German language handbook for amateur astronomers, which first appeared over 40 years ago, this book is unique in giving the practical astronomer the most comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed single guide to the subject available. more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Marsby Stuart Murray

    DK Publishing 2004; US$ 15.99

    Learn all about Earth's closest neighbor in this unprecedented guide to the red planet. Including up-to-the-minute data from NASA''s ongoing explorations, this amazing resource tells the whole story from Mars'' mystical significance in early cultures to the ambitious future plans for manned-flight explorations. Featuring beautiful full-color photography,... more...

  • Marsby Linda T Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.40

    Mars exploration has never been more active, and our understanding of the planet is advancing rapidly. New discoveries reveal gullies carved by recent groundwater flow, thick ice deposits protected by rocks and soil even at the equator, and new evidence for lakes and seas in Mars' past. The Martian surface has some of the oldest planetary crust... more...

  • Lakes on Marsby Nathalie A. Cabrol; Edmond A. Grin

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 185.00

    On Earth, lakes provide favorable environments for the development of life and its preservation as fossils. They are extremely sensitive to climate fluctuations and to conditions within their watersheds. As such, lakes are unique markers of the impact of environmental changes. Past and current missions have now demonstrated that water once flowed... more...

  • Geographies of Marsby K. Maria D. Lane

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    One of the first maps of Mars, published by an Italian astronomer in 1877, with its pattern of canals, fueled belief in intelligent life forms on the distant red planet?a hope that continued into the 1960s. Although the Martian canals have long since been dismissed as a famous error in the history of science, K. Maria D. Lane argues that there was... more...