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- Springer London 2007; US$ 43.00
MARSWALK ONE: First Steps on a New Planet addresses the question of why we should embark on a journey to Mars, documenting what the first human crew will do when they place their feet in the red dust of the planet. The book also addresses why we need to carry out these tasks and, more importantly, what a human crew could achieve that an automated... more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 24.13
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...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 33.79
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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 72.02
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99
The water cycle is like a circleit has no beginning and no end. When the sun heats ocean water, it evaporates and forms clouds in the sky. When these particles get big enough, they can fall to Earth as precipitation in the form of rain, sleet, snow, or hail. When water hits the ground, it can change to liquid, soak into the ground, or run off... more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 43.00
Presenting descriptions and photographs of the 103 Messier objects, this volume describes how they can be located without a computerized telescope or even setting circles. Illustrations show how the objects appear through a 127mm Maksutov (and other instruments, where applicable). more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.77
This star guide helps amateur astronomers advance from easily observed objects to more difficult targets, and includes detailed descriptions of each class of object. The revised edition offers new chapters on Transient Objects and Naked-Eye Deep Sky Objects. more...