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  • Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateursby Ken M. Harrison

    Springer 2011; US$ 34.95

    Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs is a complete guide for amateur astronomers who are looking for a new challenge. After a brief overview of the development of spectroscopes and an introduction to the theory of stellar spectra, the book goes on to examine the various types of spectroscopes available to amateurs. Next, practical sections address... more...

  • Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligenceby H. Paul Shuch

    Springer 2011; US$ 99.00

    This book is a collection of essays written by the very scientists and engineers who have led, and continue to lead, the scientific quest known as SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Divided into three parts, the first section, 'The Spirit of SETI Past', written by the surviving pioneers of this then emerging discipline, reviews... more...

  • Exploring Ancient Skiesby David Humiston Kelley; Eugene F. Milone; A.F. Aveni

    Springer 2011; US$ 99.00

    Exploring Ancient Skies brings together the methods of archaeology and the insights of modern astronomy to explore the science of astronomy as it was practiced in various cultures prior to the invention of the telescope. The book reviews an enormous and growing body of literature on the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, the Far East, and the New... more...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    ?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...

  • Planetsby David A. Rothery

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    This Very Short Introduction looks deep into space and describes the worlds that make up our Solar System: terrestrial planets, giant planets, dwarf planets and various other objects such as satellites (moons), asteroids and Trans-Neptunian objects. It co more...

  • The Sky at Nightby Chris North; Patrick Moore

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 25.58

    Celebrating the 55th anniversary of The Sky at Night , this book collects and answers questions sent in by viewers. With sections on the solar system, the bizarre and unexplained, space missions, and more, this is an exciting journey into space for the novice astronomer and the lifelong stargazer alike. Discover how scientists work out the gravity... more...

  • Stardust, Supernovae and the Molecules of Lifeby Richard N. Boyd

    Springer 2011; US$ 34.95

    Where were the amino acids, the molecules of life, created: perhaps in a lightning storm in the early Earth, or perhaps elsewhere in the cosmos? This book argues that at least some of them must have been produced in the cosmos, and that the fact that the Earthly amino acids have a specific handedness provides an important clue for that explanation.... more...

  • Your Ticket to the Universeby Kimberly K. Arcand; Megan Watzke; Mario Livio

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 24.95

    An entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops in the cosmos. Accompanied by dramatic visuals, Your Ticket to the Universe is a hybrid coffee-table book and field guide. Beginning with our home planet, Your Ticket to the Universe embarks on an entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops known in the cosmos.... more...

  • Discovery of Our Galaxyby Charles A. Whitney

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.99

    This is a book about the mystery and the passion, the imagination, religion, and poetry, the philosophy, the intellectual flights?and, above all, the people?that have created the science of astronomy, from Thales of Miletus predicting eclipses in the sixth century B.C. to today?s scientists probing the cosmic significance of the mysterious ?black holes?... more...