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Astronomy; Popular works

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95

    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

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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...