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Stars; Atlases

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

    Springer Netherlands 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.95

    The dwarf planets and asteroids themselves, their origins, orbits, and composition are described, and how amateur astronomers can play a part in their detection, tracking, and imaging.  Numerous observing techniques are covered in depth. There are also lists of amateur and professional organizations and how to submit your own observations to them. more...

  • Astronomical Cybersketchingby Peter Grego

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 34.95

    This unique book has become necessary because of advances in computer technology. It outlines the techniques involved in "cybersketching", or making observational astronomical sketches and detailed ?scientific? drawings using modern digital equipment. more...

  • Astronomical Sketching: A Step-by-Step Introductionby Richard Handy; David B. Moody; Jeremy Perez; Erika Rix; Sol Robbins

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 44.95

    This book presents the amateur with fine examples of astronomical sketches and step-by-step tutorials in each medium, from pencil to computer graphics programs. This unique book can teach almost anyone to create beautiful sketches of celestial objects. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 40.00

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

  • The Complete CD Guide to the Universeby Richard Harshaw

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 49.95

    This is the largest and most comprehensive atlas of the universe ever created for amateur astronomers. It provides a detailed observing guide for almost any practical amateur astronomer. Spanning some 3,000 pages, this is a project that is possible only on CD-ROM. more...

  • The Constellation Observing Atlasby Grant Privett; Kevin Jones

    Springer New York 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 to support... more...