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  • 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...

  • The Music of the Heavensby Bruce Stephenson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.50

    Valued today for its development of the third law of planetary motion, Harmonice mundi (1619) was intended by Kepler to expand on ancient efforts to discern a Creator's plan for the planetary system--an arrangement thought to be based on harmonic relationships. Challenging critics who characterize Kepler's theories of harmonic astronomy as "mystical,"... 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...

  • Neil Armstrongby Jay Barbree; John Glenn

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America?s modern hero and history?s most famous space traveler. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here for the first time is the definitive story of Neil?s life of flight he shared for five decades with a trusted... more...

  • Feynman's Lost Lectureby David L Goodstein; Judith R Goodstein

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.97

    On 14 March 1964 Richard Feynman, one of the greatest scientific thinkers of the 20th Century, delivered a lecture entitled 'The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun'. For thirty years this remarkable lecture was believed to be lost. But now Feynman's work has been reconstructed and explained in meticulous, accessible detail, together with a history... more...

  • Make: Rocketsby Mike Westerfield

    Maker Media, Inc 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book teaches the reader to build rockets--powered by compressed air, water, and solid propellant--with the maximum possible fun, safety, and educational experience. Make: Rockets is for all the science geeks who look at the moon and try to figure out where Neil Armstrong walked, watch in awe as rockets lift off, and want to fly their own... more...

  • Status and Perspectives of Astronomy in Germanyby Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

    Wiley 2009; US$ 99.00

    This white paper identifies the main issues and major recommendations for German astronomical research. Their implementation will require initiative from all partners and will allow German astronomers and astrophysicists to continuously play a leading role in their field. more...

  • Coming of Age in the Milky Wayby Timothy Ferris

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle... more...

  • Organizing Scientific Meetingsby August Epple

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 42.00

    An indispensible guide to organizing a scientific event of any size. more...

  • The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Designby Jingquan Cheng

    Springer 2010; US$ 249.00

    This book presents a complete summary of the author's twenty five years of experience in telescope design. It provides a general introduction to every aspect of telescope design. It also discusses the theory behind telescope design in depth, which makes it a good reference book for professionals. It covers Radio, Infrared, Optical, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray... more...