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  • Celestial Shadowsby John Westfall; William Sheehan

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 179.00

    Much of what is known about the universe came from the study of celestial shadows. This book looks in detail at the way eclipses and other celestial shadows have given us amazing insights into the nature of the objects in our solar system and how they are even helping us discover and analyze planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. A variety of... more...

  • An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Pankaj Jain

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 79.95

    Astronomy is the field of science devoted to the study of astronomical objects, such as stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Astronomers have gathered a wealth of knowledge about the universe through hundreds of years of painstaking observations. These observations are interpreted by the use of physical and chemical laws familiar to mankind. These interpretations... more...

  • Oxford Dictionary of Astronomyby Ian Ridpath

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.00

    This Dictionary of Astronomy covers everything from black hole to white dwarf. The text includes 4000 entries from astrophysics and cosmology to galaxies and time. Major entries include: Big Bang theory, comet, eclipse, Magellanic Clouds, radio telescope, relativity, and variable stars. more...

  • Astronomy Through the Agesby Sir Robert Wilson

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 109.95

    Preface; Part One: The Early Developments in Astronomy: The Beginning 1. Ancient Astronomy 2. The Greeks 3. The Interlude 4. The Renaissance; Part Two: The Era of the Telescope: The Classical Post-Newtonian Period 5. The New Natural Philosophy 6. Astronomy in the Early Twentieth Century; Part Three: Modern Astronomy: The New Astronomies 7. Probing... more...

  • Splitting The Secondby A Jones

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 43.95

    Until the 1950s timekeeping was based on the apparent motion of the Sun that in turn reflected the rotation of the Earth on its axis. But the Earth does not turn smoothly. By the 1940s it was clear that the length of the day fluctuated unpredictably and with it the length of the second. Astronomers wanted to redefine the second in terms of the motions... more...

  • Ancient Astronomyby Clive Ruggles

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena. more...

  • CCD Astrophotography: High-Quality Imaging from the Suburbsby Adam Stuart

    Springer New York 2006; US$ 39.95

    A complete and thoroughly tested program to help every CCD-beginner work towards digital imaging of the highest quality. It is equally useful to astronomers who have perfect observing conditions, as to those who have to observe from light-polluted city skies. more...

  • The Outer Planets and their Moonsby Therese Encrenaz; R. Kallenbach; Tobias Owen; Christophe Sotin

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 199.00

    This volume gives an integrated summary of the science related to the four giant planets in our solar system. It is the result of an ISSI workshop on "A comparative study of the outer planets before the exploration of Saturn by Cassini-Huygens" which was held at ISSI in Bern on January 12-16, 2004. Representatives of several scientific communities,... more...

  • Practical Statistics for Astronomersby J. V. Wall; C. R. Jenkins

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 44.00

    Presents the most relevant statistical and probabilistic machinery for use in observational astronomy. more...

  • Making Beautiful Deep-Sky Imagesby Greg Parker

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 49.99

    This book is based around the author?s beautiful and sometimes awe-inspiring color images and mosaics of deep-sky objects. The book describes how similar "Hubble class" images can be created by amateur astronomers in their back garden. more...