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Astronomy; Popular works

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  • Weird Worldsby David A. J. Seargent

    Springer 2013; US$ 34.95

    "Weird Worlds" is the third book in David Seargent’s "Weird" series. This book assumes a basic level of astronomical understanding and concentrates on the "odd and interesting" aspects of planetary bodies, including asteroids and moons. From our viewpoint here on Earth, this work features the most unusual features... more...

  • 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...

  • Instant Egghead Guide: The Universeby J.R. Minkel; Scientific American; Musser

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    Whether you're a fan of Scientific American ?s wildly popular 60-Second Science Podcast or just curious about science, you?re going to want to dust off your Dad?s telescope and warm up your particle accelerator after enjoying the same bite-sized knowledge in The Instant Egghead Guide to the Universe . more...

  • Astronomy Demystifiedby Stan Gibilisco

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 22.00

    THE FAST AND PAINLESS WAY TO GRASP THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASIC ASTRONOMY . . . WITHOUT FORMAL TRAINING Want to master astronomy or aerospace engineering but are intimidated by the complex formulas and equations? Tried other self-teaching guides but were turned off by the dry, complicated presentation? Problem solved! Astronomy Demystified is a totally... 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...