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Stars; Atlases

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Themby Roger Dymock

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.95

    Dwarf planets (which were formerly called asteroids except for the planet Pluto), and the smaller Solar System bodies still called asteroids today, are making front page news, particularly those that are newly discovered and those that might present a hazard to life on Earth by impacting our planet. In this age of giant telescopes and space probes,... more...

  • Asteroids, Meteorites, and Cometsby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Discusses the solar system bodies that are not one of the nine planets or their moons. This volume describes the discoveries of various asteroids, along with the long centuries of argument over the nature of meteorites and impact craters. It is useful for those interested in understanding the science and history of these bodies. more...

  • The Outer Planets and their Moonsby T. Encrenaz; R. Kallenbach; T. Owen

    Springer 2006; US$ 199.00

    Aims to review the knowledge on 4 major themes: the study of the formation and evolution processes of the outer planets and their satellites; a study of the atmospheres of the outer planets and Titan; the study of the planetary magnetospheres and their interactions with the solar wind; and the formation and properties of satellites and rings. 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...

  • Astronomical Cybersketchingby Peter Grego

    Springer 2009; US$ 34.95

    Outlines the techniques involved in making observational sketches and more detailed 'scientific' drawings of a wide variety of astronomical subjects using modern digital equipment; primarily PDAs and tablet PCs. This book also discusses about choosing hardware and software. more...

  • Astronomical Sketchingby Richard Handy; Sol Robbins; Jeremy Perez; Erika Rix; David B. Moody

    Springer 2007; US$ 44.95

    Despite the fact that there are a variety of drawing media and techniques, there exists no comprehensive treatment of the subject of astronomical sketching. This book contains information regarding equipment, types of telescope and eyepiece combinations, techniques for preserving and archiving sketches, and suggestions for accurate record keeping. more...

  • 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...

  • Star Mapsby Nick Kanas

    Springer 2007; US$ 34.95

    Traces the history of celestial cartography and relates this history to the changing ideas of man's place in the universe and to advances in map-making. This book features reproductions of maps from antiquarian celestial atlases and prints. It includes a legend for each illustration to explain its astronomical and cartographic features. more...