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  • The Story of Astronomyby Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest

    Octopus Books 2011; US$ 8.99

    Journey through time and space with the greatest astronomers in history. Astronomy is one of the oldest of all the sciences. And yet, its history is also so much more than the history of a science, reflecting our entire culture and providing insight into the evolution of humankind's ideas and ideals over the centuries. This fascinating book tells the... more...

  • Astronomy: All That Mattersby Percy Seymour

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; Not Available

    All That Matters about astronomy. All That Matters books are a fast way to get right to the heart of key issues. more...

  • Mirror Earthby Michael D. Lemonick

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    In the mid-1990s, astronomers made history when they began to find planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way. More than eight hundred planets have been found since then, yet none of them is anything like Earth and none could support life. Now, armed with more powerful technology, planet hunters are racing to find a true twin of Earth. Science writer... more...

  • Astronomy: All That Mattersby Percy Seymour

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.96

    All That Matters about astronomy. All That Matters books are a fast way to get right to the heart of key issues. more...

  • White Dwarf Atmospheres and Circumstellar Environmentsby Donald W. Hoard

    Wiley 2012; US$ 155.00

    Written by selected astronomers at the forefront of their fields, this timely and novel book compiles the latest results from research on white dwarf stars, complementing existing literature by focusing on fascinating new developments in our understanding of the atmospheric and circumstellar environments of these stellar remnants. Complete with a thorough... more...

  • Space, Time and Matterby Dipak K. Sen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 75.00

    This volume deals with the fundamental concepts of space, time and matter. It presents a novel reformulation of both the special and general theory of relativity, in which time does not constitute the fourth dimension in a conventional 4-dimensional space-time. Instead, the role of time is played by the flow of a vector field on a 3-dimensional space.... more...

  • Astronomy For Beginnersby Jeff Becan; Susan Becan

    For Beginners 2008; US$ 16.99

    Astronomy For Beginners is a friendly and accessible guide to our universe, our galaxy, our solar system and the planet we call home. Each year as we cruise through space on this tiny blue-green wonder, a number of amazing and remarkable events occur. For example, like clockwork, we?ll run head-on into asteroid and cometary debris that spreads shooting... more...

  • Heavenly Intrigueby Joshua Gilder; Anne-Lee Gilder

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.95

    Heavenly Intrigue is the fascinating, true account of the seventeenth-century collaboration between Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe that revolutionized our understanding of the universe?and ended in murder.One of history?s greatest geniuses, Kepler laid the foundations of modern physics with his revolutionary laws of planetary motion. But his beautiful... more...

  • The Galactic Interstellar Mediumby W.B. Burton; B.G. Elmegreen; R. Genzel

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 79.95

    This volume contains the papers of three extended lectures addressing advanced topics in astronomy and astrophysics. The topics discussed include the most recent observational data on interstellar matter outside our galaxy and the physics and chemistry of molecular clouds. more...

  • Expounding the Mathematical Seedby Agathe Keller

    Springer 2006; US$ 139.00

    In the 5th century the Indian mathematician Aryabhata wrote a famous work on astronomy, the "Aryabhatiya", which gives in its second chapter a summary of Hindu mathematics. This volume contains an introduction and the literal translation of the commentary of Bhaskara, an Indian astronomer, on this mathematical chapter of the "Aryabhatiya". more...