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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

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  • The Observing Guide to the Messier Marathonby Don Machholz

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 68.00

    A complete guide to observing the Messier Objects. more...

  • Mars: An Introduction to its Interior, Surface and Atmosphereby Nadine Barlow

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    A textbook on Mars for graduate students and researchers, in geology, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, and astronomy. more...

  • The Martian Surfaceby Jim Bell

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 196.00

    A fresh look at the latest Mars discoveries for researchers and students in planetary science, astronomy, and space exploration. more...

  • Marswalk Oneby Andrew Salmon; David J. Shayler; Michael D. Shayler

    Springer 2007; US$ 59.99

    Addresses the question of why we should embark on a journey to Mars. This book also addresses why we need to carry out these tasks and what a human crew could achieve that an automated mission could not. It features an analysis drawn from experiences in manned and unmanned space programmes including Apollo, Skylab, Salyut/Mir, and Shuttle and ISS. more...

  • The Night Sky Companionby Tammy Plotner

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Takes you on a journey into the science and facts of astronomy and space travel, along with some of its history and the men and women who made it. This book helps to find observing recommendations - including how to locate the object you're looking for - along with information touching on various aspects of your observation. more...

  • Landscapes of Marsby Gregory L. Vogt

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.95

    Landscapes of Mars is essentially a picture book that provides a visual tour of Mars. All the major regions and topographical features will be shown and supplemented with chapter introductions and extended captions. In a way, think of it as a visual tourist guide. Other topics covered are Martian uplands on the order of the elevation of Mt. Everest,... more...

  • Handbook of Practical Astronomyby GŁnter D. Roth

    Springer 2009; US$ 109.00

    Suitable for practical astronomers, this book covers various aspects of practical astronomy. 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...

  • 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... more...