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Astronomy; Observers' manuals

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...