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  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wissenschaft im Kreuzverhörby Heinrich Zankl

    Primus Verlag 2013; US$ 17.87

    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...

  • ADVANCES IN GEOSCIENCES (A 6-VOLUME SET) - VOLUME 20by Kenji Satake

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    This invaluable volume set of Advances in Geosciences continues the excellent tradition of the Asia-Oceania scientific community in providing the most up-to-date research results on a wide range of geosciences and environmental science. The information is vital to the understanding of the effects of climate change, extreme weathers on the most populated... more...

  • The Observing Guide to the Messier Marathonby Don Machholz

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 56.00

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