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Astronomy

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  • What If the Earth Had Two Moons?by Neil F. Comins

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    ?What if?? questions stimulate people to think in new ways, to refresh old ideas, and to make new discoveries. In What If the Earth Had Two Moons, Neil Comins leads us on a fascinating ten-world journey as we explore what our planet would be like under alternative astronomical conditions. In each case, the Earth would be different, often in surprising... more...

  • Patrick Moore's Astronomy: Teach Yourselfby Patrick Moore

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Patrick Moore's Astronomy will ensure you recognize what you are seeing in the night sky. You will investigate the sun, moon, planets comets and stars and learn how to observe them. This comprehensive guide, complete with star charts, will map out the skies and allow you to impress your friends with your knowledge of the sky at night. NOT GOT MUCH... more...

  • Empire of the Starsby Arthur I. Miller

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    In August 1930, on a boat trip from Bombay to England, the young Indian scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar calculated that certain stars could end their lives by collapsing indefinitely to a point - to nowhere. This idea brought Chandra into conflict with Sir Arthur Eddington, the grand old man of British astrophysics, who publicly ridiculed the... more...

  • Starfinderby Carole Stott; Giles Sparrow

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Find everything you need to observe, understand and enjoy the night sky in this complete practical kit for star watchers. Pick up the handy visual guide and find out what you?ll need to get started and when to look for stars, plus explore a complete introduction to the Solar System. Use the interactive planisphere to navigate the entire sky... more...

  • Astronomyby Ian Ridpath

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Showing you what others only tell you. Discover the history and origins of the universe and observe the stars and galaxies with over 100 star charts and profiles of all 88 constellations. Includes a month-by-month guide to highlights of the night sky. Perfect for any enthusiast this is the definitive visual guide to enjoying and appreciating astronomy. more...

  • Spaceby Carole Stott; Robert Dinwiddie; Giles Sparrow

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Take an incredible journey through Space, starting from a launchpad on earth, to the solar system, the Milky Way and beyond, and finally to the very edges of the visible universe. Featuring the latest spectacular images from NASA and other sources, including more than 100 pictures released during the last two years, makes this a journey of a lifetime.... more...

  • The Practical Astronomerby Anton Vamplew; Will Gater

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2010; Not Available

    A complete beginner's guide to observing the night sky Understand and enjoy the solar system and beyond with this practical guide to astronomy. Pick up all the basics of sky-watching. Start off by taking a tour around the night sky in simple stages, discovering how it fits together and how it works. Then take a closer look at the objects... more...

  • Cosmic Heritageby Peter Shaver

    Springer 2011; US$ 34.95

    This book follows the evolutionary trail all the way from the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago to conscious life today. It is an accessible introductory book written for the interested layperson - anyone interested in the 'big picture' coming from modern science. It covers a wide range of topics including the origin and evolution of our universe,... more...

  • Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Regionby Wayne Orchiston; Tsuko Nakamura; Richard Strom

    Springer 2011; US$ 299.00

    With just 400 pages, this title provides readers with the results of recent research from some of the world's leading historians of astronomy on aspects of Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Japanese, and North and South American astronomy and astrophysics. Of particular note are the sections on Arabic astronomy, Asian applied astronomy and the history... more...

  • Neutrinos in Particle Physics, Astronomy and Cosmologyby Zhizhong Xing; Shun Zhou

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 189.00

    "Neutrinos in Particle Physics, Astronomy and Cosmology" provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to neutrino physics, neutrino astronomy and neutrino cosmology. The intrinsic properties and fundamental interactions of neutrinos are described, as is the phenomenology of lepton flavor mixing, seesaw mechanisms and neutrino oscillations.... more...