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Astronomy

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  • 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 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$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Everything Astronomy Bookby Dr. Cynthia Phillips; Shana Priwer

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Everything Astronomy Book , by noted SETI Institute scientist Dr. Cynthia Phillips, helps you stargaze with authority. The book not only provides clear descriptions of all the theories of the origins of the universe, it explains the facts about the planets, moons, and stars in language anyone can understand-completely free of the usual astro-jargon.... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy, 2eby Christopher Ph.D De Pree

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 18.95

    Astronomy is an ancient science on the cutting edge. Although it's been around for more than 5,500 years, astronomers say that we've learned more than 90 percent of what we know about the universe in just the last 50 years. Of this body of knowledge, a disproportionate amount has been acquired in the past decade, with each new year yielding more information... more...