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  • 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...

  • Einführung in Astronomie und Astrophysikby Arnold Hanslmeier

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • 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; US$ 2.99

    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...

  • The Partnershipby Edward Clinton Ezell; Linda Neuman Ezell; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    The 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) was the first joint U.S.-Soviet space flight, in which teams from the two nations met in orbit to test an international docking system and conduct both collaborative and independent studies. Although primarily a symbol of international goodwill, the mission provided useful experience for future cooperative... more...

  • Beyond the Atmosphereby Homer E. Newell

    Dover Publications 2011; US$ 24.95

    This exciting survey is the work of a top NASA administrator who chronicles technological advances, the relationship of space science to general science, and the space program's social, political, and economic contexts. more...

  • Where No Man Has Gone Beforeby William David Compton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    This official NASA history chronicles the behind-the-scenes conflicts and cooperation during the Apollo expeditions. It shows how the space agency's scientists, who were primarily interested in the moon itself, worked out their differences with the engineers, who were charged with the astronauts' safe landing and return. The close collaboration between... more...