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  • 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...

  • Great Astronomersby Sir Robert Stawell Ball

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    This work enlists the services of men who worked in the field of Astronomy. Ball has chronicled the lives of all great astronomers and provided glimpses of their personal lives as well as their interests and their era. This gives a deep understanding of their work and discoveries. more...

  • Adventures in Order and Chaosby George Contopoulos

    Springer 2007; US$ 139.00

    The field of Order and Chaos had a remarkable expansion in the last 50 years. The main reason was the use of computers, and the development of new theoretical methods that we call now 'the theory of chaos'. The author describes this fascinating period in a relaxed and sometimes humorous autobiographical way. He relates his interactions with... more...

  • 21st Century Astronomyby Laura Kay; Stacy Palen; Bradford Smith; George Blumenthal

    W. W. Norton & Company 2013; US$ 31.99

    Teaches students to think like scientists. more...

  • The Black Hole Warby Leonard Susskind

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 27.07

    What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard... more...

  • The Black Hole Warby Leonard Susskind

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; Not Available

    What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard... more...

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

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 18.76

    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... more...