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  • Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotationby F. Richard Stephenson

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 62.00

    A scientist who has studied eclipses for many years tells their story and explains their importance today. more...

  • A Survey of the Almagestby Olaf Pedersen; Alexander Jones

    Springer 2011; US$ 199.00

    "The Almagest", by the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is the most important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, offering historians valuable insight into the astronomy and mathematics of the ancient world. Pedersen's 1974 publication, "A Survey of the Almagest", is the most recent in a long tradition... more...

  • How Old Is the Universe?by David A. Weintraub

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 22.95

    Astronomers have determined that our universe is 13.7 billion years old. How exactly did they come to this precise conclusion? How Old Is the Universe? tells the incredible story of how astronomers solved one of the most compelling mysteries in science and, along the way, introduces readers to fundamental concepts and cutting-edge advances in modern... more...

  • Astronomy For Dummiesby Stephen P. Maran

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.39

    The fun and easy way to explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow... more...

  • The Asteroid Threatby William E. Burrows

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet.  The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder that planet Earth is vulnerable to damaging and potentially catastrophic collisions with space debris of various kinds. In this informative... more...

  • The Universeby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    John Brockman brings together the world's best-known physicists and science writers?including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Martin Rees?to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor. In The Universe , today's most influential science writers explain the science behind our evolving understanding... more...

  • The Universeby John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    John Brockman brings together the world's best-known physicists and science writers?including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Martin Rees?to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor. In The Universe , today's most influential science writers explain the science behind our evolving understanding... more...

  • Curiosityby Rod Pyle

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    The story of the people who designed, built, launched, landed, and are now operating the Mars rover Curiosity Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle provides a behind-the-scenes look into the recent space mission to Mars of Curiosity --the unmanned rover that is now providing researchers with unprecedented information about the red planet. Pyle... more...

  • The Light at the Edge of the Universeby Michael D. Lemonick

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 59.00

    Will the universe expand forever? Or will it collapse in a Big Crunch within the next few billion years? If the Big Bang theory is correct in presenting the origins of the universe as a smooth fireball, how did the universe come to contain structures as large as the recently discovered "Great Wall" of galaxies, which stretches hundreds of millions... more...

  • Total Eclipses of the Sun (Expanded edition)by Jack B. Zirker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    Eclipses have captured attention and sparked curiosity about the cosmos since the first appearance of humankind. Having been blamed for everything from natural disasters to the fall of kings, they are now invaluable tools for understanding many celestial as well as terrestrial phenomena. This clear, easy-to-understand guide explains what causes total... more...