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  • 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...

  • Stargazing For Dummiesby Steve Owens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 11.99

    Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explore... 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...

  • 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...

  • Wissenschaft im Kreuzverhörby Heinrich Zankl

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 15.25

    Ob zu Recht oder Unrecht - zu allen Zeiten gerieten Wissenschaftler mit dem Gesetz in Konflikt und mussten sich für ihre Forschung vor Gericht verantworten. "Wissenschaft im Kreuzverhör" rollt viele dieser Fälle neu auf und erzählt ihre spannende Geschichte. Die Auswahl der Forscher reicht dabei vom Renaissance-Genie über den Nobelpreisträger... 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...

  • Celestial Worlds Discovered Cbby Christiaan Huygens; T. Childe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1968 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...

  • Good Night Worldby Adam Gamble; Cooper Kelly

    Good Night Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    Perfect for parents who wish to share a love of nature with their children, this soothing bedtime story celebrates the Earth?s natural wonders during a trip across the globe to visit many of the planet?s most spectacular places. Fostering an appreciation for nature?s beauty with a message of conservation and environmentalism, the journey takes place... more...