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  • Lights in the Skyby Michael Maunder

    Springer London 2007; US$ 24.43

    Many lights and other objects in the sky go unrecognised, or at least are little understood by those observing them. Such things range from the commonplace like rainbows and meteors, to the distinctly unusual like the green flash and ball lightning. And there is still a residuum of objects that remain unidentified by the watcher ? classed generally... more...

  • Star Mapsby Nick Kanas

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 26.39

    This book 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. Photographs from actual antiquarian celestial atlases and prints, many previously unpublished, enrich the text. more...

  • Venus and Mercury, and How to Observe Themby Peter Grego

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 26.39

    Peter Grego?s fascinating book presents an up-to-date, detailed description of the history and geology of the so-called inferior planets, and provides the latest, most useful advice on observing and recording them with commercially-available telescopes and cameras. more...

  • Jupiterby John W. McAnally

    Springer London 2007; US$ 32.26

    With the increasing sensitivity of the equipment available to the home astronomer, this Springer series is a helping hand to skywatchers who want to hone their skills. The book reviews the latest satellite observations of Jupiter and contains superb pictures of Jupiter taken by McAnally himself. more...

  • Solar System Astrophysicsby Eugene F. Milone; William J.F. Wilson

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 102.78

    The book covers the field of solar system astrophysics beginning with basic tools of spherical astronomy and coordinate frames and celestial mechanics. It presents equations and derivations starting from a level that permits one to see the underlying physical ideas. more...

  • The Martian Surfaceby Jim Bell

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 196.00 US$ 160.72

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