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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

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  • Inside the Water Cycleby William B. Rice

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    The water cycle is like a circle—it 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...

  • Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescopeby Philip Pugh

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • A Field Guide to Deep-Sky Objectsby Michael Inglis

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Mars and How to Observe Itby Peter Grego

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book details how amateur and practical astronomers can successfully observe Mars. It uses recent imagery and data to present an up-to-date guide to Mars' geological history and contains a unique set of maps that cover the entire Martian surface. more...

  • Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination and the Birth of a World (Text Only)by Oliver Morton

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    A narrative history of the men and women who have explored Mars and mapped its surface from afar, and in so doing conditioned our understanding of our nearest planetary neighbour. more...

  • Star-Craving Madby Fred Watson

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 20.90

    A journey through time and space with Australia's best known astronomer, Fred Watson more...

  • Marsby Markus Hotakainen

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.95

    This absorbing book tells the story of Mars since the dawn of mankind's curiosity for celestial wonders. It covers everything, right from our ancient beliefs, through the revolution in our concepts of the cosmos around us in the 1600s, to the present day knowledge and beyond. more...

  • Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepiecesby William Paolini

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 44.99

    A valuable reference that fills a number of niches including that of a buyer's guide, technical desk reference and observer's field guide. It documents the past market and its evolution, right up to the present day. In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and... more...

  • Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomyby Paul G. Abel

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 34.99

    This book details the methods and practices of visual amateur astronomy and explains how to produce an accurate scientific record of visual observations, using no more than a moderate size commercially made astronomical telescope. more...

  • The Environmental Model of Marsby K. Szego

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    The twenty-two papers contained in this volume have been selected from the Proceedings of the 2nd COSPAR Colloquium. The exploration of planet Mars will be the focal point of the planetary missions in the coming years, so the investigation of the surface and the upper layers of the soil is of primary importance. The major space agencies are actively... more...