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  • Explore Winter!by Maxine Anderson; Alexis Frederick-Frost

    Nomad Press 2007; US$ 9.95

    Young readers become scientists in the field when this activity book sends them off to answer the question “Why do we have winter?? with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. Combining hands-on learning with trivia, jokes, riddles, and terrific illustrations, chapters start with the “tools? of science—the scientific method... more...

  • Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planetby Larry W. Esposito; Ellen R. Stofan; Thomas E. Cravens

    Wiley 2013; US$ 88.00

    Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 176. With the search for extra-solar planets in full gear, it has become essential to gain a more detailed understanding of the evolution of the other earth-like planets in our own solar system. Space missions to Venus, including the Soviet Veneras, Pioneer... more...

  • A Field Guide to Deep-Sky Objectsby Michael Inglis

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.95

    This star guide helps amateur astronomers advance from easily observed objects to more difficult targets, and includes detailed descriptions of each class of object. The revised edition offers new chapters on Transient Objects and Naked-Eye Deep Sky Objects. more...

  • First Magnitudeby James B. Kaler

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 26.00

    “First Magnitude” is an entry-level book for readers with brightly lit skies. Its purpose is to show them that all is not lost, that they can still enjoy personal astronomy and have an appreciation of the heavens no matter where they live. It concentrates on the Sun, Moon, the five bright planets, and on the 23 brightest stars, which are... more...

  • The Galileo Missionby Christopher Russell

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 439.00

    The articles in this volume are a document of the Galileo mission to Jupiter. The Mission Overview is the first article; the second is a description of the design of the very complex spacecraft trajectory in relation to the scientific objects. Subsequent articles describe the various investigations planned by the scientific groups. These are divided... more...

  • Geographies of Marsby K. Maria D. Lane

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    One of the first maps of Mars, published by an Italian astronomer in 1877, with its pattern of canals, fueled belief in intelligent life forms on the distant red planet?a hope that continued into the 1960s. Although the Martian canals have long since been dismissed as a famous error in the history of science, K. Maria D. Lane argues that there was... more...

  • Guidebook to the Constellationsby Phil Simpson

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 34.95

    This handbook guides the stargazer through all 88 officially recognized constellations, grouped according to their origin and location in the sky. The book includes origin myths, finder charts, tables, photographs and plots of binary star orbital motions. more...

  • Handbook of Practical Astronomyby Günter D. Roth

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 109.00

    Based on Roth?s celebrated German language handbook for amateur astronomers, which first appeared over 40 years ago, this book is unique in giving the practical astronomer the most comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed single guide to the subject available. more...

  • The Herschel Objects and How to Observe Themby James Mullaney

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 32.95

    Amateur astronomers ? particularly deep-sky observers ? are always on the lookout for new observing challenges. The Herschel Objects, and How to Observe Them offers the exciting opportunity of retracing the steps of the greatest visual observer and celestial explorer that ever lived. This is a practical guide to seeing the most impressive of Herschel?s... more...

  • Highlights in Helioclimatologyby Jorge A. Perez-Peraza; Igor Y. Libin

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 150.00

    Written by pioneers in the field, Highlights in Helioclimatology examines the scientific evidence related to the influence of solar activity on climate and the resulting atmospheric process that creates hurricanes. In addition to providing the science behind the phenomenon, this book also provides tools for aiding in hurricane prediction, specifically... more...