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Astronomy; Popular works

  • The Amateur Astronomerby Patrick Moore

    Springer London 2006; US$ 69.95

    Writing in the easy-going style that made him famous as a writer and broadcaster, Sir Patrick introduced astronomy and amateur observing together, so that his reader gets an idea of what he is observing at the same time as how to observe. This brand new edition of Sir Patrick Moore?s classic book - it has been going since 1957, with many revisions... 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...

  • 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...

  • Bad Astronomyby Philip C. Plait

    Wiley 2002; US$ 15.95

    Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2011; 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...