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  • Discovering the Solar Systemby Barrie W. Jones

    Wiley 2007; US$ 237.00

    Discovering the Solar System, Second Edition  covers the Sun, the planets, their satellites and the host of smaller bodies that orbit the Sun. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject for science students, and examines the discovery, investigation and modelling of these bodies. Following a thematic approach, chapters cover interiors,... more...

  • The Cold Universeby A.W. Blain; F. Combes; B.T. Draine

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 104.00

    This book contains the expanded lecture notes of the 32nd Saas-Fee Advanced Course. This well respected school offers courses appropriate for students as well as professional astronomers. The three contributions, by A. Blain, F. Combes and B. Draine, present the central themes in modern research on the cold universe. The cold state plays a crucial... more...

  • The Voidby Frank Close

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 18.99

    What is 'the void'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - 'nothing' - exist? This little book explores the science and the history of the elusive void: from Aristotle's theories to black holes and quantum particles, and why our very latest discoveries about the vacuum can tell us extraordinary things... more...

  • Time, Space, Stars and Manby Michael M Woolfson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 192.00

    Most well-read, but non-scientific, people will have heard of the term “Big Bang” as a description of the origin of the Universe. They will recognize that DNA identifies individuals and will know that the origin of life is one of the great unsolved scientific mysteries. This book brings together all of that material. Starting with the creation... more...

  • The Sky at Nightby Patrick Moore

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.95

    The Sky at Night book series documents the recent episodes of Sir Patrick Moore's record-breaking TV program of the same name. This volume collects all 40 episodes from the past four years, each of which has been re-written into a short, punchy essay. more...

  • Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore; Robin Rees

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    Full of data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the Universe, this is a one-stop reference for all astronomers. more...

  • The Cambridge Star Atlasby Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    Ideal for astronomers worldwide, the fourth edition of this classic atlas features new Moon maps, new data and enhanced charts. more...

  • What If the Earth Had Two Moons?by Neil F. Comins

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 22.99

    "What if?" questions stimulate people to think in new ways, to refresh old ideas, and to make new discoveries. In What If the Earth Had Two Moons, Neil Comins leads us on a fascinating ten-world journey as we explore what our planet would be like under alternative astronomical conditions. In each case, the Earth would be different, often in surprising... more...

  • Plutoby Barrie W. Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    Richly illustrated and up-to-date, this book is a timely account of Pluto for general readers, amateur astronomers and students alike. more...

  • Using SI Units in Astronomyby Richard Dodd

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 56.00

    A coherent and unified handbook that sets out the relationship between SI units and other units used in astronomy. more...