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  • Coming of Age in the Milky Wayby Timothy Ferris

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • The Goldilocks Enigmaby Paul Davies

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 13.99

    The Goldilocks Enigma is Paul Davies?s eagerly awaited return to cosmology, the successor to his critically acclaimed bestseller The Mind of God. Here he tackles all the "big questions," including the biggest of them all: Why does the universe seem so well adapted for life? more...

  • The Black Hole Warby Leonard Susskind

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 20.44

    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$ 20.78

    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...

  • Get Started: Astronomyby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 15.00

    Get Started: Astronomy shows beginners how to identify stars, planets, and other celestial bodies in the night sky. Perfect for beginners who want to learn more about Astronomy, DK's Get Started: Astronomy takes a "do and learn" approach by starting simple and building new skills, using photographed techniques to help people learn step-by-step.... 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...

  • Planetsby Mark R. Chartrand; Ron Miller

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    This eBook is best viewed on a color device.   Enjoy and Learn! Expert Knowledge! Easy-to-Read! Space exploration in recent years has added a vast amount to our knowledge of the planets. This Golden Guide, Planets by Mark R. Chartrand, features: * Exciting discoveries about the planets and other celestial bodies in our solar system * Magnificent... more...

  • Einführung in Astronomie und Astrophysikby Arnold Hanslmeier

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 39.99

    Das Buch bietet eine Übersicht über die wichtigsten Phänomene in Astronomie und Astrophysik. Der Autor vermittelt Grundlagenwissen über Methoden und Anwendungen sowie zu den Objekten, die sich zwischen der Erde und dem Rand des Universums beobachten lassen. more...

  • Patrick Moore's Astronomy: Teach Yourselfby Patrick Moore

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Patrick Moore's Astronomy will ensure you recognize what you are seeing in the night sky. You will investigate the sun, moon, planets comets and stars and learn how to observe them. This comprehensive guide, complete with star charts, will map out the skies and allow you to impress your friends with your knowledge of the sky at night. NOT GOT MUCH... more...