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Astronomy; Popular works

  • La fine dei cieli di cristalloby Roberto Buonanno

    Springer Milan 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 quantitÓ di... 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...

  • 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...

  • How We See the Skyby Thomas Hockey

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    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 stars to guide... more...

  • 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...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • The Urban Astronomer's Guideby Rod Mollise

    Springer London 2006; US$ 44.95

    This book covers the "why," "how," and "what" of astronomy under light-polluted skies. It 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 Amateur Astronomerby Patrick Moore

    Springer London 2006; US$ 69.95

    any popular books upon astronomy have been written during the Mpast few years, but most of them cater either for the casual dabbler who is content to learn from the depths of his armchair or else for the serious amateur who already knows the main facts.What I have done, or tried to do, is to strike a happy mean. This book has been aimed at the needs... more...

  • Guidebook for the Scientific Travelerby Duane S. Nickell

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 19.00

    A one-of-a-kind guidebook for planning astronomy and space-themed trips across America--50 space-related and astronomical attractions grouped by theme; state-by-state index of destinations; detailed descriptions, visitor information and websites for every site.Albert Einstein Memorial * Adler Planetarium * Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center * Keck... more...

  • Stars Above, Earth Belowby Tyler Nordgren

    Praxis 2011; US$ 29.95

    Stars Above, Earth Below examines a range of astronomical topics in relation to the landscapes, processes and cultures which can be seen and experienced within US National Parks. The geological features readers can see are linked to the very latest NASA spacecraft discoveries on other planets and their moons. more...