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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Starfinderby Carole Stott; Giles Sparrow

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 25.00

    Find everything you need to observe, understand and enjoy the night sky in this complete guide for star watchers. Pick up the handy visual guide and find out what you'll need to get started and when to look for stars, plus explore a complete introduction to the Solar System. Use the planisphere to navigate the entire sky any time of night,... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 18.00

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

  • Our Worldsby S. Alan Stern

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 64.00

    Written with passion and punch, eight distinguished researchers give a unique insight into planetary science, and describe the most enticing discoveries in their subject. 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...

  • Max Goes to Jupiterby Jeffrey Bennett; Nick Schneider; Erica Ellingson; Michael Carroll

    Big Kid Science 2008; US$ 9.99

    Scientifically-accurate illustrations and information-packed sidebars enrich this fascinating tale, the third in this acclaimed series about diversity and space exploration. Set in the future, Max the Dog?s friend Tori is all grown up and is the chief scientist of the Jupiter Mission. In order to reach their spacecraft, Max and his crew must take... more...

  • Wissenschaft im Kreuzverhörby

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 16.60

    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...

  • 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...