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Stars Observations

  • Mars and Its Mysteryby Edward S. Morse

    Start Classics 2013; US$ 1.99

    Inspired by his friend and astronomer Perival Lowell and his visits to the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, Morse published Mars and Its Mystery in defense of Lowell?s controversial speculations regarding the possibility of life on Mars. more...

  • The Seasonsby Nick Groom

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.32

    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? Will it matter if we no longer notice, even hear, the first cuckoo call of spring or rejoice in the mellow fruits... more...

  • 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...

  • Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepiecesby William Paolini

    Springer 2013; US$ 44.99

    A valuable reference that fills a number of niches including that of a buyer's guide, technical desk reference and observer's field guide. It documents the past market and its evolution, right up to the present day. In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical... more...

  • Binocular Astronomyby Stephen Tonkin

    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...

  • 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 Constellation Observing Atlasby Grant Privett; Kevin Jones

    Springer 2013; US$ 29.99

    Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars... more...

  • Alien Seasby Michael Carroll; Rosaly Lopes

    Springer 2013; US$ 29.99

    Oceans were long thought to exist in all corners of the Solar System, from carbonated seas percolating beneath the clouds of Venus to features on the Moon's surface given names such as 'the Bay of Rainbows" and the 'Ocean of Storms.' With the advent of modern telescopes and spacecraft exploration these ancient concepts of planetary... 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...

  • 30-Second Astronomyby Francois Fressin

    Icon Books 2013; US$ 11.65

    How hot is Venus? Can you distinguish between a pulsar and a quasar? Is there a universe or a multiverse? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? How do we map the Cosmic Microwave Background? Most tantalizing of all: Is there anyone out there? The answers to these and many other far-out questions lie in your hands. Everyone?s... more...