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Astronomy; Popular works

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  • A Skywatcher's Yearby Jeff Kanipe

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

    Something to look for and enjoy, week by week throughout the year. more...

  • The Amateur Astronomerby Patrick Moore

    Springer London 2006; US$ 69.95

    Writing in the easy-going style that made him famous as a writer and broadcaster, Sir Patrick introduced astronomy and amateur observing together, so that his reader gets an idea of what he is observing at the same time as how to observe. This brand new edition of Sir Patrick Moore?s classic book - it has been going since 1957, with many revisions... more...

  • The Urban Astronomer's Guideby Rod Mollise

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    Covers the "why," "how," and "what" of astronomy under light-polluted skies. This book is aimed at urban astronomers and showcases the countless objects - galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters - that can be seen in even in heavily light polluted urban skies. more...

  • Spaceby Carole Stott

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Featuring a wealth of incredible astronomical photographs, Space takes us on an imaginary journey that starts from a launchpad on Earth. From there, we go in toward the center of our Solar System to see the inner planets and the Sun. We then fly outward, past the outer planets and on to the fringes of the Solar System. After a brief pause to look... more...

  • Heavenly Errorsby Neil F. Comins

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 27.99

    One of the great paradoxes of modern times is that the more scientists understand the natural world, the more we discover that our everyday beliefs about it are wrong. Astronomy, in particular, is one of the most misunderstood scientific disciplines. With the participation of thousands of undergraduate students, Neil F. Comins has identified and... more...

  • La fine dei cieli di cristalloby Roberto Buonanno

    Springer 2010; US$ 19.95

    Questo libro parla del rapporto fra Galileo e alcuni scienziati della sua epoca comunemente considerati come esponenti dello "schieramento avverso." l epoca in cui la visione del cosmo cambia radicalmente: la cultura europea non appare pi al centro della storia umana, la creazione dell uomo si sposta all indietro di una inimmaginabile quantit... more...

  • Astronomy 101by Carolyn Collins Petersen

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 15.95

    Explore the curiosities of our galaxy! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry... more...

  • The Origins of the Universe for Dummiesby Stephen Pincock; Mark Frary

    Wiley 2011; US$ 23.96

    Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but don?t have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? ?Course you do ? and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most wonderful question... more...

  • Astronomy Demystifiedby Stan Gibilisco

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 22.00

    Preface Acknowledgments PART ONE: THE SKY Chapter 1: Coordinating the Heavens Chapter 2: Stars Constellations Chapter 3: The Sky "Down Under" Chapter 4: The Moon and the Sun Test: Part One PART TWO: THE PLANETS Chapter 5: Mercury and Venus Chapter 6: Mars Chapter 7: The Outer Planets Chapter 8: An Extraterrestrial Visitor's Analysis of... more...

  • State of the Universe 2008by Martin Ratcliffe

    Springer 2008; US$ 29.95

    Provides an astronomy review suitable for the popular science-level reader. This book covers various major astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System, placing them in the context of the longer-term goals of astronomers and astrophysicists around the world. It captures the excitement and vibrancy of modern astronomical research. more...