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  • 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

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 16.83

    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 bis hin... more...

  • The Seasonsby Nick Groom

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    For millennia, the passing seasons and their rhythms have marked our progress through the year. But what do they mean to us now that we lead increasingly atomised and urban lives and our weather becomes ever more unpredictable or extreme? In this splendidly rich and lyrical celebration of the English seasons, Nick Groom investigates the trove... 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...

  • 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 Seasonsby Nick Groom

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 13.99

    For millennia, the passing seasons and their rhythms have marked our progress through the year. But what do they mean to us now that we lead increasingly atomized and urban lives and our weather becomes ever more unpredictable or extreme? Will it matter if we no longer hear, even notice, the first cuckoo call of spring or rejoice in the mellow fruits... 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...

  • A Walk through the Heavensby Milton D. Heifetz; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 16.00

    Easy-to-use guide to the constellations of the night sky and their myths and legends. more...

  • Guide to the Universe: Inner Planetsby Jennifer Grier; Andrew Rivkin

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 65.00

    An expert in planetary sciences offers an accessible synopsis of scientific knowledge about the celestial bodies with which we are most familiar?Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. more...