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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

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  • 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... more...

  • Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wondersby Robert Bruce Thompson; Barbara Fritchman Thompson

    Maker Media, Inc 2007; US$ 23.99

    With the advent of inexpensive, high-power telescopes priced at under $250, amateur astronomy is now within the reach of anyone, and this is the ideal book to get you started. The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders offers you a guide to the equipment you need, and shows you how and where to find hundreds of spectacular objects in the deep... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 30-Second Astronomyby Francois Fressin

    Icon Books 2013; US$ 11.65

    How hot is Venus? Can you distinguish between a pulsar and a quasar? Is there a universe or a multiverse? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? How do we map the Cosmic Microwave Background? Most tantalizing of all: Is there anyone out there? The answers to these and many other far-out questions lie in your hands. Everyone?s... more...

  • Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepiecesby William Paolini

    Springer 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... more...