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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flightby Jay Barbree

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 19.08

    Everything written about Armstong's life and flights has been from the outside looking in; Jay Barbree is the only person whom Neil Armstrong trusted to share close personal details about his inspiring life story. Working from his years of notes, and with the Armstrong family, Jay Barbree has written the definitive biography of America's most famous... more...

  • Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flightby 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...

  • Schaum's Outline of Astronomyby Stacey Palen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 20.00

    Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in... 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...

  • Extreme Cosmosby Bryan Gaensler

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 12.99

    A top astronomer explores the universe through the lens of its most jaw-dropping extremes.  The universe is all about extremes, and in this engaging and thought-provoking book, astronomer Bryan Gaensler gives a whirlwind tour of the galaxies, with an emphasis on its fastest, hottest, heaviest, brightest, oldest, densest, and even loudest elements.... more...