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Astronomy

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  • The River of Timeby Igor D. Novikov; Vitaly Kisin

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    An overview of the history of the study of time and presentation of the modern state of physical research. more...

  • Payload and Mission Definition in Space Sciencesby V. Mártínez Pillet; A. Aparicio; F. Sánchez

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 45.00

    A 2005 text intended for scientists and engineers involved in the definition and development of space science missions. more...

  • The Transantarctic Mountainsby Gunter Faure; Teresa Mensing

    Springer 2010; US$ 229.00

    This book is intended for Earth scientists who want to do fieldwork in the Transantarctic Mountains or who are interested in the geology of this region. The Transantarctic Mountains are relevant even from a global perspective because most of the rocks of which they are composed formed at a time when Antarctica was an integral part of the supercontinent... more...

  • The Doomsday Lobbyby James T. Bennett

    Springer 2010; US$ 24.95

    Federal patronage of science was never contemplated by the framers of the Constitution, but they did seek to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Art" by granting inventors patent rights. However, direct subvention to scientists and scientific organizations was not considered appropriate activity of the central government. In the 19th... more...

  • The Sky at Nightby Patrick Moore

    Springer 2010; US$ 29.95

    The Sky at Night book series, formerly published by Philips, documents the 40 most recent episodes of Sir Patrick Moore's record-breaking TV program of the same name. This program is the only major long-running TV program featuring astronomy topics in both the U.S. and the U.K. Each episode reviews current events and hot topics in the field of... more...

  • Cosmic Biologyby Louis N Irwin; Dirk Schulze-Makuch

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    In Cosmic Biology, Louis Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch guide readers through the range of planetary habitats found in our Solar System and those likely to be found throughout the universe. Based on our current knowledge of chemistry, energy, and evolutionary tendencies, the authors envision a variety of possible life forms. These range from the familiar... more...

  • Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore; Robin Rees

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 51.00

    Full of data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the Universe, this is a one-stop reference for all astronomers. more...

  • Unravelling Starlightby Barbara J. Becker

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 98.00

    An engaging re-examination of William Huggins' life and career; it will appeal to anyone interested in the history of astronomy. more...

  • The Elegant Universeby Brian Greene

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.00

    In a rare blend of scientific insight and writing as elegant as the theories it explains, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where all matter is generated by the vibrations of microscopically tiny loops of energy.... more...

  • Pale Blue Dotby Carl Sagan; Ann Druyan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    "FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS." --The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan... more...