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  • 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...

  • Everything Has a Historyby J. B. S. Haldane

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 170.00

    In this collection, first published in 1951, the central theme is that everything has a history, and that we cannot fully understand anything without some knowledge of its history. Professor Haldane writes mainly on geology, astronomy and zoology, but includes a variety of other topics, including eugenics, Einstein, and C. S. Lewis. His outlines of... more...

  • Experimental Astronomyby Robert S. Kandel; Jean-Claude Pecker

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    Socrates knew all that was known by his contemporaries. But already in the Middle Ages it was becoming difficult for a single man to have a truly encyclopedic view of all human knowledge. It is true that Pico della Mirandola, Pius II, Leonardo da Vinci, and several other great minds were thoroughly in possession of considerable know­ ledge, and knew... more...

  • Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopesby Ernest H. Cherrington

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.99

    Informative, profusely illustrated guide to locating and identifying craters, rills, seas, mountains, other lunar features. Newly revised and updated with special section of new photos. Over 100 photos and diagrams. "Extraordinary delight awaits the amateur astronomer or teacher who opens this book." ? The Science Teacher . more...

  • Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmologyby Peter Schneider

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 89.99

    This greatly enhanced and expanded second edition of the leading textbook on astronomy incorporates spectacular new imagery and recent results from recently commissioned observatory platforms including the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, Herschel, and ALMA. more...

  • Galactic Bulgesby Eija Laurikainen; Reynier Peletier; Dimitri Gadotti

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 179.00

    This book consists of invited reviews on Galactic Bulges written by experts in the field. A central point of the book is that, while in the standard picture of galaxy formation a significant amount of the baryonic mass is expected to reside in classical bulges, the question what is the fraction of galaxies with no classical bulges in the local Universe... 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...

  • Greek Astronomyby Sir Thomas L. Heath

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Astronomy as a science began with the Ionian philosophers, with whom Greek philosophy and mathematics also began. While the Egyptians and Babylonians had accomplished much of astronomical worth, it remained for the unrivalled speculative genius of the Greeks, in particular, their mathematical genius, to lay the foundations of the true science... more...

  • Highlights of Astronomyby C. de Jager

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    After the same pattern as the XIII th General Assembly of the International Astronom­ ical Union the present Volume of the Highlights in Astronomy contains the texts of the invited discourses given at the XIVth General Assembly held in Brighton, England, August 1970. It contains further the papers and discussion remarks presented at the six joint discussions,... more...

  • Highlights of Astronomyby L. Perek

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    The XIIlth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, held in Prague from 22 to 31 August, 1967, brought together more than 1800 active astron­ omers from 40 countries. The agenda of the Assembly ranged from administrative questions to highly intricate scientific problems. Thirty-eight Presidents of the IAU Commissions contributed by... more...