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  • Complete CD Atlas of the Universeby Richard Harshaw

    Springer 2007; US$ 49.95

    Includes finder charts, in both normal and mirror-image views (for users of the ubiquitous Meade and Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope ranges), and a list of 14,000 objects. This CD is accompanied by a book that showcases the maps, describes the CD-R content and organization, and includes various appendices. more...

  • The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objectsby James Mullaney; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 32.00

    The first star atlas devoted to the Herschel objects, a must-have for stargazers who want to explore these fascinating objects. more...

  • Mitigation of Hazardous Comets and Asteroidsby Michael J. S. Belton; Thomas H. Morgan; Nalin H. Samarasinha; Donald K. Yeomans

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 49.00

    Reviews thinking of scientists concerned with mitigating the threat of hazardous asteroids and comets. more...

  • The Making of History's Greatest Star Mapby Michael Perryman

    Springer 2010; US$ 29.95

    From prehistoric times, mankind has looked up at the night sky, and puzzled at the changing positions of the stars. How far away they are is a question that has confounded scientists for centuries. Over the last few hundred years, many scientific careers - and considerable resources - have been devoted to measuring their positions and motions with... more...

  • Star Mapsby Nick Kanas

    Springer 2012; US$ 59.99

    Until the publication of the first edition of 'Star Maps,' books were either general histories of astronomy using examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that failed to trace the flow of sky map development over time. The second edition focuses on the development of contemporary views of the... more...

  • The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceresby Christopher Russell; Carol Raymond

    Springer 2012; US$ 229.00

    Dawn is the first mission to orbit a main belt asteroid and the first scientific mission to use ion propulsion.  Major objectives of this mission include mapping of the surfaces of 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres,  determining its topography from stereo measurements, determining its mineralogy, measuring its elemental composition and obtaining ... more...

  • The Asteroid Impact Connection of Planetary Evolutionby Andrew Y. Glikson

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.95

    When in 1981 Louis and Walter Alvarez, the father and son team, unearthed a tell-tale Iridium-rich sedimentary horizon at the 65 million years-old Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary at Gubbio, Italy, their find heralded a paradigm shift in the study of terrestrial evolution.  Since the 1980s the discovery and study of asteroid impact ejecta in the oldest... more...

  • Asteroidsby Viorel Badescu

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The Earth has limited material and energy resources while these resources in space are virtually unlimited. Further development of humanity will require going beyond our planet and exploring of extraterrestrial resources and sources of unlimited power. Thus far, all missions to asteroids have been motivated by scientific exploration. However,... more...

  • The Constellation Observing Atlasby Grant Privett; Kevin Jones

    Springer 2013; US$ 29.99

    Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars... more...

  • Asteroids and Cometsby William B. Rice

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    The sky is filled with much to see. We see the sun during the day and the moon and stars at night. But you can see other interesting things as well—like bright lights with tails and objects that shoot straight through the stars! These things are asteroids and comets. Learn all about them in this book. 32 pages more...