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  • Towards Understanding the Climate of Venusby Lennart Bengtsson; Roger-Maurice Bonnet; David Grinspoon; Symeon Koumoutsaris; Sebastien Lebonnois; Dmitri Titov

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book details recent work to explore and understand the climate of Venus. It offers a historical account of the exploration of the planet as well as gives an up-to-date overview of recent observational results from the ESA Venus Express Mission. more...

  • Hollywood im Weltallby Thomas Eversberg

    Springer 2012; US$ 9.95

    Ein Jahrtausendereignis - ein technischer Triumph: Menschen waren auf dem Mond! Oder - und kann das überhaupt möglich sein? - sind wir einer Täuschung unterlegen? Einer politisch motivierten globalen Inszenierung, deren Bilder und Filme in einem Studio entstanden sind?  (Aus dem Video-Trailer zum Buch)‚Hollywood... more...

  • Le costellazioni al binocoloby Bojan Kambic

    Springer 2012; US$ 29.95

    Questo libro è un tour guidato attraverso le costellazioni visibili dalle medie latitudini settentrionali. È un’opera ideale per chi si accosta per la prima volta all’osservazione del cielo, ma anche l’astrofilo esperto la troverà ricca e utile, per come è strutturata.Nella prima parte, il libro è un succinto... more...

  • Scientific Astrophotographyby Gerald R. Hubbell

    Springer 2012; US$ 44.95

    Scientific Astrophotography is intended for those amateur astronomers who are looking for new challenges, once they have mastered visual observing and the basic imaging of various astronomical objects. It will also be a useful reference for scientifically inclined observers who want to learn the fundamentals of astrophotography with a firm emphasis... more...

  • Binocular Astronomyby Stephen Tonkin

    Springer 2013; US$ 44.99

    Binoculars have, for many, long been regarded as an "entry level" observational tool, and relatively few have used them as a serious observing instrument. This is changing! Many people appreciate the relative comfort of two-eyed observing, but those who use binoculars come to realize that they offer more than comfort. The view of the stars... more...

  • Under a Crimson Sunby David S. Stevenson

    Springer 2013; US$ 34.99

    Gliese 581 is a red dwarf star some 20.3 light years from Earth. Red dwarfs are among the most numerous stars in the galaxy, and they sport diverse planetary systems. At magnitude 10, Gliese 581 is visible to amateur observers but does not stand out. So what makes this star so important? It is that professional observers have confirmed that it has... more...

  • Planetary Climatesby Andrew Ingersoll

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    This concise, sophisticated introduction to planetary climates explains the global physical and chemical processes that determine climate on any planet or major planetary satellite--from Mercury to Neptune and even large moons such as Saturn's Titan. Although the climates of other worlds are extremely diverse, the chemical and physical processes that... more...

  • Photography and Explorationby James R. Ryan

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    When Ferdinand Magellan set out to circumnavigate the globe in 1519, he wasn’t able to bring a digital camera or a smartphone with him. Yet, as the eagerly awaited images from the Mars rover prove, modern exploration is inconceivable without photography. Since its invention in 1839, photography has been integral to exploration, used... more...

  • The Observer's Guide to Planetary Motionby Dominic Ford

    Springer 2014; US$ 34.99

    To the naked eye, the most evident defining feature of the planets is their motion across the night sky. It was this motion that allowed ancient civilizations to single them out as different from fixed stars. "The Observer?s Guide to Planetary Motion" takes each planet and its moons (if it has them) in turn and describes how the geometry of the Solar... more...

  • Countdown!by Sir Patrick Moore

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Examines the multfarious theories of how and when the world can end, from St Augustine to the Millennium Bug, via Nostradamus. This title investigates and dismisses the weird and wonderful predictions of sometimes imminent cataclysm, before turning to the science of what might really happen (a long, long time in the future, thankfully). more...