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Astronomy

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  • Handbook of CCD Astronomyby Steve B. Howell

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    New updated edition of popular handbook; a concise and accessible reference on all practical aspects. more...

  • Practical Statistics for Astronomersby J. V. Wall; C. R. Jenkins

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 44.00

    Bringing together relevant statistical and probabilistic techniques, a practical manual for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and professional astronomers. more...

  • Return to the Moonby Harrison Schmitt

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 25.00

    The Moon is not just a "local" destination, argues former NASA Astronaut Harrison Schmitt. As a destination, the Moon presents us with a goal that tests our resourcefulness and determination. How much are we willing to spend to re-establish ourselves as space-farers? Return to the Moon proposes that we begin planning, and now, for the establishment... more...

  • The Grip of Gravityby Prabhakar Gondhalekar

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 60.00

    This book tells the story of how we have arrived at our current understanding of the laws of motion and gravitation. more...

  • How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Comingby Mike Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown?s find ignited a firestorm of controversy... more...

  • 2016 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    MAAS Media 2015; US$ 9.99

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide by well known astronomer and author Dr Nick Lomb has been providing stargazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky for the past 25 years. The 2016 guide contains monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of the year’s exciting celestial events.... more...

  • Advances in Magnetospheric Physics with GEOS-1 and ISEEby K. Knott; A. Durney; K. Ogilvie

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 369.00

    Proceedings of the 13th ESLAB Symposium held in Innsbruck, June 1978 more...

  • Adventures in Order and Chaosby George Contopoulos

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 209.00

    For many years I was organizing a weekly seminar on dynamical astronomy, and I used to make some historical remarks on every subject, including some anecdotes from my contacts with many leading scientists over the years. I described also the development of various subjects and the emergence of new ideasindynamicalastronomy. Thenseveralpeoplepromptedmetowritedown... more...

  • Aristarchus of Samosby Sir Thomas Heath

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 22.95

    This classic work traces Aristarchus of Samos's anticipation by two millennia of Copernicus's revolutionary theory of the orbital motion of the earth. Heath's history of astronomy ranges from Homer and Hesiod to Aristarchus and includes quotes from numerous thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander through Pythagoras, Plato,... more...

  • Astronomy Essentialsby Charles O. Brass

    Research & Education Association 2012; US$ 3.99

    REA?s Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a... more...