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  • Plutoby Barrie W. Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    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$ 46.00

    A coherent and unified handbook that sets out the relationship between SI units and other units used in astronomy. 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 Patrick Moore; Chris North

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 23.26

    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...

  • Magnetismby Stephen J. Blundell

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Magnetism is a strange force, mysteriously attracting one object to another apparently through empty space. It has been claimed as a great healer, with magnetic therapies being proposed over the centuries and still popular today. Why are its mysterious important to solve?In this Very Short Introduction, Stephen J. Blundell explains why. For centuries... more...

  • Curiosities of the Skyby Garrett P. Serviss

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Long before figures like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson simplified astronomy for popular consumption, Garrett P. Serviss was traveling the United States with an early version of a PowerPoint presentation to teach people about eclipses, the orbit of the planets, and other celestial concepts. This basic introduction to the subject is simple and enjoyable... more...

  • The Cambridge Photographic Moon Atlasby Alan Chu; Wolfgang Paech; Mario Weigand; Storm Dunlop

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 44.00

    Featuring 388 high-resolution photographs and concise descriptions of the Moon's topography, this atlas is an indispensable guide for amateur astronomers and astrophotographers. more...