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Stars; Atlases

  • 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...

  • Asteroidsby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book investigates the prospective energy and material resources that could be gathered from asteroids and brought back to earth. It presents past and future technologies and solutions to old problems that could soon become reality. 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...

  • The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceresby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 229.00

    The only book that presents data and information from Dawn, the first mission to orbit a main belt asteroid Details the mapping of the surfaces of 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres, as well as data on its mineralogy and elemental compositions Describes the instruments that were used on the mission and the way it relates to the study of asteroids and solar system... more...

  • Dictionary of Minor Planet Namesby Lutz D. Schmadel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 219.00

    Prepared on Behalf of Commission 20 Under the Auspices of the International Astronomical Union 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...