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  • 2015 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide has been providing star gazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky for the past 25 years. The 2015 guide will celebrate this landmark with highlights from the past as well as monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of the year’s exciting celestial... more...

  • The Solar Eclipse of 2017by Wolfgang Held; Christian Arnim

    Floris Books 2015; US$ 5.82

    On Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be a solar eclipse of the sun visible from large parts of North America, from Oregon across to South Carolina. It will be the first total eclipse visible from mainland US since 1979, and there will not be a significant total eclipse in Europe until 2026. For many westerners, therefore, 2017 is the best opportunity... more...

  • Earth and Spaceby Nirmala Nataraj; Bill Nye; NASA

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 24.99

    Take a tour of the universe with this breathtaking collection of photographs from the archives of NASA. Astonishing images of Earth from above, the phenomena of our solar system, and the celestial bodies of deep space will captivate readers and photography lovers with an interest in science, astronomy, and the great beyond. Each extraordinary photograph... more...

  • Alpha and Omegaby Charles Seife

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    Humankind has grappled for millennia with the fundamental questions of the origin and end of the universe--it was a focus of ancient religions and myths and of the inquiries of Aristotle, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. Today we are at the brink of discoveries that should soon reveal the deepest secrets of the universe. Alpha and Omega is... more...

  • Giant Planets of Our Solar Systemby Patrick G.J. Irwin

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 59.95

    Reviews the state of knowledge of the atmospheres of the giant gaseous planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. This book reviews the theories of their formation and contrasts and compares their observed temperature, composition and cloud structures with simple thermodynamic, radiative transfer and dynamical models. more...

  • The Sky is Your Laboratoryby Robert Buchheim

    Praxis 2007; US$ 39.95

    This is THE book for the amateur astronomer who is ready to take the next step in his or her astronomical journey. Till now there has been no text that points curious amateur astronomers to the research possibilities open to them. This book plugs that hole. more...

  • Timeby Dennis D. McCarthy; Kenneth P. Seidelmann

    Wiley 2009; US$ 160.00

    Filling the need for a book that conveys the current technology as well as the underlying history and physical background, this book tells physicists and engineers how to measure time to the precision required for modern-day use. The authors draw on their longstanding research experience with timekeeping and high-precision measurement to cover the... more...

  • Astrophysics of Planet Formationby Philip J. Armitage

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    Graduate-level textbook providing a basic understanding of the astrophysical processes for readers in planetary science, and observational and theoretical astronomy. more...

  • Chasing Hubble's Shadowsby Jeff Kanipe

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 8.99

    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 search... more...

  • High-Energy Emission from Pulsars and their Systemsby Nanda Rea; Diego F. Torres

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 459.00

    The aim of the inaugural meeting of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics was to address, in a global context, the current understanding of and challenges in high-energy emissions from isolated and non-isolated neutron stars, and to confront the theoretical picture with observations of both the Fermi satellite and the currently operating ground-based... more...