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  • 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...

  • Dynamic Planetby Pamela Clark

    Springer 2007; US$ 199.00

    Covers a range of disciplines written to illustrate the nature and dynamic interactions of Mercury with its environment. This book is accessible to engineers and scientists as well as those planning to be engineers and scientists at the upper level college student or 'educated layman' level or above. more...

  • The Martian Surfaceby Jim Bell

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 183.00

    A fresh look at the latest Mars discoveries for researchers and students in planetary science, astronomy, and space exploration. more...

  • Solar System Astrophysicsby Eugene F. Milone; William Wilson

    Springer 2008; US$ 139.00

    Covers the field of solar system astrophysics beginning with basic tools of spherical astronomy and coordinate frames and celestial mechanics. This title features the atmospheres chapter that includes discussions of circulation, applicable also to the subsequent discussion of the gas giants. more...

  • Geology and Habitability of Terrestrial Planetsby Kathryn E. Fishbaugh; Philippe Lognonné; François Raulin

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    Discusses the multi-faceted problem of how the habitability of a planet co-evolves with the geology of the surface and interior, the atmosphere, and the magnetosphere. This book delves into what life needs to exist and ultimately to thrive, the early environments of the young terrestrial planets, and the role of volatiles in habitability. more...

  • The Night Sky Companionby Tammy Plotner

    Springer 2007; US$ 29.95

    Takes you on a journey into the science and facts of astronomy and space travel, along with some of its history and the men and women who made it. This book helps to find observing recommendations - including how to locate the object you're looking for - along with information touching on various aspects of your observation. 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...

  • Jupiter and Saturnby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Explores the orbital movements of Jupiter in the solar system and its internal and external composition, movements, and temperatures, as well as Saturn's ring system. Useful for those interested in understanding the science and history behind the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn, this volume looks into the geological profiles of these planets. more...

  • The Earth and the Moonby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Compares the Earth equally with other planets to display the similarities and differences between the various orbiting bodies. This volume discusses the fundamental aspects of the Earth as a planet. It also covers the evolution of the moon in relation to the geological features of the Earth. more...

  • Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and the Outer Solar Systemby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Discusses what data there is on the distant gas planets and investigates theories about their formation and evolution. Useful for those interested in understanding the science and history behind the exploration of the celestial bodies, this volume brings the mystery of the outer solar system to the forefront. more...