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  • Language of the Starsby Zdenek Kopal

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 153.89

    Eclipsing Variables - What They can Tell Us and What We can do with Them The aim of the present book will be to provide an introduction to the inter­ pretation of the observed light changes of eclipsing binary stars and their analysis for the elements of the respective systems. Whenever we study the properties of any celestial body - be it a planet... more...

  • The Earth-Moon Systemby B. G. Marsden

    Springer US 2012; US$ 84.63

    On January 20-21, 1964, the Institute for Space Studies of the Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, was host to an international group of astronomers, physicists, and Earth scientists, gathered to discuss the Earth-Moon system. This was the sixth in a continuing series of interdisciplinary meetings on topics in... more...

  • Find the Constellationsby H. A. Rey

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 8.78

    Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey?s passion for astronomy evident on every page. Second edition updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each... more...

  • The Plasma Universeby Curt Suplee

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 19.00 US$ 15.58

    Richly illustrated in full color, revealing the fascinating world of plasma physics. more...

  • The Asteroid Threatby William E. Burrows

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet.  The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder that planet Earth is vulnerable to damaging and potentially catastrophic collisions with space debris of various kinds. In this informative... more...

  • Deep-Sky Companions: The Messier Objectsby Stephen James O'Meara

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This updated Deep-Sky Companion features improved star charts for finding every Messier Object and a complete history of their discovery. more...

  • The Origin Of The Universeby John D. Barrow

    Orion 2014; US$ 5.99

    A leading cosmologist explains our current understanding of space and time There was immense excitement in the scientific community and among the general public when the COBE space probe sent back data that proved not only that the Big Bang had happened but also that it had happened at more or less exactly the time that astronomers had calculated.... more...

  • Just Six Numbersby Martin Rees

    Orion 2014; US$ 12.99

    Astronomer Royal Martin Rees shows how the behaviour and origins of the universe can be explained by just six numbers. How did a single genesis event create billions of galaxies, black holes, stars and planets? How did atoms assemble - here on Earth, and perhaps on other worlds - into living beings intricate enough to ponder their origins? This... more...

  • An Amateur's Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavensby Ian Morison

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book provides extensive guidance for amateurs on observing and imaging equipment and demonstrates how to best use them. more...

  • Three Roads to Quantum Gravityby Lee Smolin

    Orion 2014; US$ 6.99

    A leading theoretical physicist describes the search for a 'theory of everything'. The Holy Grail of modern physics is the search for a 'quantum gravity' view of the universe that unites Einstein's general relativity with quantum theory. Until recently, these two foundational pillars of modern science have seemed incompatible: relativity deals... more...