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  • French Scientific and Cultural Diplomacyby Philippe Lane; Laurent Fabius

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    France has long been engaged in a very active cultural and scientific diplomacy. It aims both at ensuring and valorising the international presence of France in the domains of language, culture, communication, or higher education and research. This diplomacy is backed by a network of cooperation services in embassies and cultural institutions, as well... more...

  • Im Fokusby Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer 2014; US$ 19.99

    Das Sonnensystem ist unsere Heimat im Weltall. Alle Planeten und Monde in ihm entstanden gemeinsam aus einer ?Urwolke?, sie sind damit gewissermaßen Geschwister. Aber genau wie diese besitzen auch die Planeten ganz unterschiedliche Charaktere und Eigenschaften. Wir Menschen haben gerade erst begonnen, diese faszinierende Vielfalt zu erkunden: vom ratselhaft... more...

  • Measuring the Universeby Albert Van Helden

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    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... more...

  • Beyond the Solar Systemby Mary Kay Carson

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Tracing the evolution of humankind?s pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its... more...

  • Hindsight and Popular Astronomyby Alan B. Whiting

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 56.00

    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...

  • CCD Astrophotographyby Adam Stuart

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 39.95

    Details one man's approach to the problem of getting high-quality astronomical images under light-polluted conditions. This book provides a tested program that helps CCD-beginner to work towards digital imaging of the highest quality. It outlines the materials and equipment used for high-quality imaging. more...

  • Exploring Ancient Skiesby David H. Kelley; Eugene F. Milone

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2005; US$ 299.00

    Exploring Ancient Skies' uses modern science to examine ancient astronomy throughout the World: the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, the Far East, and the New World, particularly Mesoamerica. Throughout, the discussion emphasizes the main purposes of ancient astronomy, many of which it shares with modern astronomy. more...

  • Lunar and Planetary Webcam User's Guideby Martin Mobberley

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    Aims to de-mystify the jargon of webcams and computer processing and provides hints and tips for imaging the Sun, Moon and planets with a webcam. This book also explains how webcams can be connected direct to a PC so that software can be used to "stack" multiple images, providing a stunning increase in image quality. more...

  • Digital Astrophotographyby David Ratledge

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    Contains techniques, advice, hints, tips and spectacular color images from world experts in CCD astronomy from North America and Europe. Their insights are illustrated with color images. This book features techniques that range from using simple webcams to highly technical aspects such as supernovae patrolling. more...

  • Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skiesby Antony Cooke

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    Modern astronomical telescopes, along with other advances in technology, have brought the deep sky within reach of astronomers. This book helps you if you are observing the sky from a light-polluted environment. It provides information needed to know about what to observe, and how to get views of faint and distant astronomical objects. more...