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  • Before the Big Bangby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    According to a recent survey, the most popular question about science from the general public was: what came before the Big Bang? We all know on some level what the Big Bang is, but we don?t know how it became the accepted theory, or how we might know what came before. In Before the Big Bang , Brian Clegg (the critically acclaimed author of Upgrade... more...

  • Chasing Hubble's Shadowsby Jeff Kanipe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 7.99

    Chasing Hubble's Shadows is an account of the continuing efforts of astronomers to probe the outermost limits of the observable universe. The book derives its title from something the great American astronomer Edwin Hubble once wrote: "Eventually, we reach the dim boundary--the utmost limits of our telescopes. There, we measure shadows, and we... more...

  • Turn Left at Orionby Guy Consolmagno; Dan M. Davis

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 24.00

    New edition of one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. An ideal beginner's book to the night sky. more...

  • Observational Astronomyby Edmund C. Sutton

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 64.00

    An essential text for graduate students in astronomy and physics, providing a thorough review of modern observational techniques and instruments. more...

  • Astronomy at the Frontiers of Scienceby Jean-Pierre Lasota

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 209.00

    Astronomy is by nature an interdisciplinary activity: it involves mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Astronomers use (and often develop) the latest technology, the fastest computers and the most refined software. In this book twenty-two leading scientists from nine countries talk about how astronomy interacts with these other sciences. They... more...

  • The Complete Guide to the Herschel Objectsby Mark Bratton

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 59.00

    Provides a complete re-examination of Herschel's entire catalogue; a must-have for amateur astronomers seeking new and exciting observing challenges. more...

  • Pulsar Astronomyby Andrew Lyne; Francis Graham-Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 118.00

    Now in its fourth edition, Pulsar Astronomy provides a thoroughly revised and updated introduction to the field of pulsar astronomy. more...

  • Interplanetary Outpostby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    "Interplanetary Outpost" follows the mission architecture template of NASA's plan for Human Outer Planet Exploration (HOPE), which envisions sending a crew to the moon Callisto to conduct exploration and sample return activities. To realize such a mission, the spacecraft will be the most complex interplanetary vehicle ever built, representing... more...

  • Sketching the Moonby Richard Handy; Deirdre Kelleghan; Thomas McCague

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    For anyone artistically inclined, observing the Moon and attempting to sketch or paint it can easily become a passion. The Moon presents a broad array of tone, texture, and form. Capturing this in a painting or sketch at the eyepiece of a telescope - or even with binoculars - develops observational skills, leaves a record of the observation, and can... more...

  • Space Weather Monitoring by Groundbased Meansby Oleg Troshichev; Alexander Janzhura

    Springer 2012; US$ 239.00

    This book demonstrates that the method, based on the ground polar cap magnetic observations is a reliable diagnosis of the solar wind energy coming into the magnetosphere Method for the uninterruptive monitoring of the magnetosphere state (i.e. space weather). It shows that the solar wind energy pumping power, can be described by the PC growth rate,... more...