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Astronomy; Popular works

  • 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...

  • 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

    * 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    "Stars Above, Earth Below" uses photographs and sky charts to form a connection between what is seen on the ground and in the sky, and looks at the deeper scientific meaning behind these sights. Nordgren describes other objects in the Solar System with features similar to those on Earth and links the geological features seen in the national... more...