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Astronomy; Popular works

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  • How We See the Skyby Thomas Hockey

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    Gazing up at the heavens from our backyards or a nearby field, most of us see an undifferentiated mess of stars—if, that is, we can see anything at all through the glow of light pollution. Today’s casual observer knows far less about the sky than did our ancestors, who depended on the sun and the moon to tell them the time and on the... more...

  • A Skywatcher's Yearby Jeff Kanipe

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 37.00

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

  • The Amateur Astronomerby Patrick Moore

    Springer 2006; US$ 69.95

    Introduces astronomy and amateur observing together. This edition includes photographs and illustrations. The comprehensive appendices provide hints and tips, as well as data for every aspect of amateur astronomy. This work is useful for amateur astronomers. 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...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95

    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... 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...

  • Bad Astronomyby Philip C. Plait

    Wiley 2002; US$ 15.95

    Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip... more...

  • Astronomy Demystifiedby Stan Gibilisco

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 22.00

    * Allows the reader to quickly and easily grasp the math, fundamentals, and general concepts involved in astronomy. * Covers techniques for using telescopes, the challenges of amateur astrophotography, and the special problems of observing the sky at ''invisible wavelengths''. * Unlike most books on the topic, it presents general concepts first and... more...