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Astronomy; Popular works

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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 wonderful question... 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". ╚ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • State of the Universe 2008by Martin Ratcliffe

    Praxis 2008; US$ 29.95

    The aim of the State of the Universe annuals is to provide an annual astronomy review suitable for the popular science level reader to be published every September in a format that will be suitable for, and appeal to, the Christmas market. The book will cover all major astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System and place them in the context... more...