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- Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57
Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award and runner-up for Countryfile Book of the Year. 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? ... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...