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  • 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...

  • Greek Astronomyby Sir Thomas L. Heath

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Superb scholarly study of contributions of Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Anaxagoras, Hipparchus, and many other thinkers, to true scientific astronomy. Accessible to science-minded lay readers. Introduction. more...

  • An Introduction to Celestial Mechanicsby Forest Ray Moulton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 18.95

    Classic text still unsurpassed in presentation of fundamental principles. Covers rectilinear motion, central forces, problems of two and three bodies, much more. Includes over 200 problems, some with answers. more...

  • Star Namesby Richard H. Allen

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    Star names, the zodiac, constellations; folklore, and literature associated with heavens. Based on years of thorough research into astronomical writings and observations of the ancient Chinese, Arabic, Euphrates, Hellenic, and Roman civilizations. more...

  • Echoes of the Ancient Skiesby E. C. Krupp

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Popular, authoritative look at the world of archaeoastronomy, the study of ancient peoples' observation of the skies and its role in their cultural evolution. 208 illustrations. 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...

  • Copernicus and Modern Astronomyby Angus Armitage

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.99

    Masterly and authoritative, this book provides lucid accounts of the development and progress of the Copernican theory as well as a fascinating portrait of the man who clarified the basis for modern cosmology. 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...

  • Sun Lore of All Agesby William Tyler Olcott

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    From the ruins of Greek and Roman temples to Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun and the enduring mysteries of Stonehenge, this captivating study circles the earth in its examination of the legends, traditions, and superstitions that all cultures have woven about the sun. Starting with solar creation myths, this volume explores ancient ideology surrounding... more...