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Astronomy; Popular works

  • The Cosmic Oceanby Paul K. Chappell

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2015; US$ 12.99

    The Cosmic Ocean shares the treasures that Paul K. Chappell, a West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran, who grew up in a violent household, has extracted from trauma. To explain how these treasureswhich take the form of timeless truthscan help us solve our personal, national, and global problems, this book uses personal stories and extensive research... more...

  • Das Riesen-Schupmannteleskop von Rathenowby Susanne M Hoffmann

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.71

    Das Rathenower Riesenteleskop ist ein kleines Wunderwerk. Hier wird es erklärt und in seinen technikhistorischen Kontext eingebettet. Seine jüngste Geschichte wird in Wort und Bild dokumentiert und seine Entstehungsgeschichte sowie technische Features erläutert. Es handelt sich um eine Arbeit, die gleichzeitig technikhistorisch und journalistisch ist.... 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...

  • Weird Worldsby David A. J. Seargent

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 34.95

    This book concentrates on the ?odd and interesting? aspects of planetary bodies, including asteroids and moons, describing unusual features of these worlds and the ways in which they appear ?weird? to us. Also discusses the possibility of methane-based organisms. 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 stars to guide... more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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". È l?epoca in cui la visione del cosmo cambia radicalmente: la cultura europea non appare più al centro della storia umana, la creazione dell?uomo si sposta all?indietro di una inimmaginabile quantità di... 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...