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- Springer New York 2007; US$ 39.95
It is a pleasure and an honor to offer a few words of forward to Brian Warner's guide to photometry. In his preface, he makes a considerable point about amateurs and professionals, and those who dare or deign to step across the line supposedly dividing the two. Here I would like to make a few observations about the two monikers, and suggest that there... more...
- Springer New York 2008; US$ 129.00
China?s most sophisticated system of computational astronomy was created for a Mongol emperor to celebrate victory over China after forty years of war. This book explains how and why, and reconstructs the observatory and the science that made it possible. more...
- Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95
This is a concise guide to using modern integrating video cameras for deep-sky viewing and imaging with modest telescopes available to amateur astronomers. The main focus is on the practical side of creating beautiful and detailed astronomical portraits. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96
David Levy inspires readers to experience the wonder of eclipses for themselves in this guide for beginners and practised observers. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00
Measuring the Universe is the first history of the evolution of cosmic dimensions, from the work of Eratosthenes and Aristarchus in the third century B.C. to the efforts of Edmond Halley (1656?1742). "Van Helden's authoritative treatment is concise and informative; he refers to numerous sources of information, draws on the discoveries of modern... more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.95
Fully updated and revised, this volume reveals techniques to photograph space with a digital camera. New technological developments are included, and the text has been expanded to cover H-alpha light, photographing constellations and basic post-imaging processing. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 34.00
There are many books that endeavor to bridge the gap between scientists and laymen, yet too many overemphasize the presentation of scientific findings as hard facts and end up alienating readers from the critical thinking processes involved in science. Whiting attempts to break away from the norm in this revolutionary review of popular astronomy books... more...
- Springer London 2011; US$ 179.00
The Tantrasangraha significantly influenced early astronomy in India. This English edition, prepared from authentic Sanskrit editions, includes necessary mathematical relations, illustrative examples, figures and tables using modern mathematical notation. more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 34.95
Presenting in-depth accounts of this astronomical telescope, this volume is the ultimate guide to commercial Dobsonians. The Dobsonian design combines simplicity and portability, and remains supreme for visually observing faint deep-sky objects. more...