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  • The Sky at Night: How to Read the Solar Systemby Chris North; Paul Abel

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 18.32

    The Solar System ? so what is it? We've all learned the basics at school but how much can you remember? Expert astronomers and co-presenters of The Sky at Night Chris North and Paul Abel take a fascinating guided tour of our Solar System and explain its wonders. They look at all the major players, including our more familiar neighbours ? the... more...

  • Cosmic Collisionsby Dana Desonie; David H. Levy; Eugene Shoemaker; Carolyn Shoemaker

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    Cosmic collisions have forever shaped the planets in our solar system, sculpting Earth and our Moon. They are still happening right in our neighborhood, as we saw in July 1994 when comet fragments bombarded the surface of Jupiter. What if a collision of that magnitude were to occur on Earth? Would the effect be anywhere near that of the collision... more...

  • Astronomy: All That Mattersby Percy Seymour

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 10.99

    With a blend of exciting discoveries and important scientific theory, this innovative and readable introduction to astronomy is ideal for anyone who wants to understand what we know about the universe, and how we know it. Each chapter starts with details of a method of jow astronomers over time have observed the world, and then uses this as a springboard... more...

  • Stikky Night Skiesby Laurence Holt

    Laurence Holt Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    Stikky Night Skies  uses a unique learning method to bring a fascinating topic to anyone with an hour to spare. We spent hundreds of hours with dozens of readers testing and refining it to be sure it will work for you.   Includes a comprehensive Next Steps section with guides to the top 12 night sky objects, stargazing equipment, observatories,... more...

  • One Small Stepby DAVID WHITEHOUS; David Whitehouse

    Quercus 2012; US$ 8.99

    Here is the most up-to-date history of man in space, researched by a NASA insider from astronaut interviews, diaries and speeches, with many revelations appearing in print for the first time, and even including material from top secret documents from the former Soviet Union. Astronauts shows space travel as its not been seen before and those who read... more...

  • Our Neighbor Starsby Thomas Wm. Hamilton

    SBPRA 2014; Not Available

    The sky?s the limit in the fascinating book Our Neighbor Stars: Including Brown Dwarfs. The book presents all known information on the 100 stars nearest Earth, as well as the brown dwarfs within the range covered by these stars.Learn where (and whether) the stars are visible in the sky, who discovered them and how they were discovered. Read all about... more...

  • Dwarf Planets and Asteroidsby Thomas Wm. Hamilton

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    This stunning astronomy book explores Dwarf Planets and Asteroids: Minor Bodies of the Solar System. Written by a retired astronomer, the book provides a survey of dwarf planets and asteroids, giving details of the discovery, naming, orbits, and physical characteristics of hundreds of examples of known asteroids found by astronomers in the past two... more...

  • Greek Astronomyby Sir Thomas L. Heath

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Superb scholarly study of contributions of Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Anaxagoras, Hipparchus, and many other thinkers, to true scientific astronomy. Accessible to science-minded lay readers. Introduction. more...

  • An Introduction to Celestial Mechanicsby Forest Ray Moulton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Classic text still unsurpassed in presentation of fundamental principles. Covers rectilinear motion, central forces, problems of two and three bodies, much more. Includes over 200 problems, some with answers. more...

  • Star Namesby Richard H. Allen

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    Star names, the zodiac, constellations; folklore, and literature associated with heavens. Based on years of thorough research into astronomical writings and observations of the ancient Chinese, Arabic, Euphrates, Hellenic, and Roman civilizations. more...