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Astronomy

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  • 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$ 38.00

    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 Perfect Machineby Ronald Florence

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    Almost a half-century after is completion, the 200-inch Palomar telescope remains an unparalleled combination of vast scale and microscope detail. As huge as the Pantheon of Rome and as heavy as the Statue of Liberty, this magnificent instrument is so precisely built that its seventeen-foot mirror was hand-polished to a tolerance of 2/1,000,000 of... more...

  • The Cambridge Star Atlasby Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 28.00

    Ideal for astronomers worldwide, the fourth edition of this classic atlas features new Moon maps, new data and enhanced charts. more...

  • Empire of the Starsby Arthur I. Miller

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 29.58

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Goldilocks Enigmaby Paul Davies

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies spectacular and eagerly awaited return to cosmology. Here he tackles all the 'big questions' and introduces the latest discoveries that have allowed scientists to piece together the story of the universe in unprecedented detail. And he explains why, despite all this, cosmologists are more divided than ever. Why... more...