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  • 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 by explorers,... more...

  • Celestial Worlds Discovered Cbby Christiaan Huygens; T. Childe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1968 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...

  • Astronomical Problemsby B. A. Vorontsov-Vel'Yaminov

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Astronomical Problems: An Introductory Course in Astronomy covers astronomical problems, together with a summary of the theory and the formula to be exercised. The book discusses the types of problems solved with the help of the celestial globe and how to solve astronomical problems. The text tackles problems on interpolation, the celestial sphere,... more...

  • Planets and Their Atmospheresby John S. Lewis; Ronald G. Prinn; William L. Donn

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    This work is addressed to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in astronomy, geology, chemistry, meteorology, and the planetary sciences as well as to researchers with pertinent areas of specialization who desire an introduction to the literature across the broad interdisciplinary range of this important topic. Extensive references to the... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Observing Guide to the Messier Marathonby Don Machholz

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 68.00

    A complete guide to observing the Messier Objects. more...