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Astronomy

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  • 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...

  • The Sky at Night: How to Read the Solar Systemby Chris North; Paul Abel

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 18.32

    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 neighbours ? the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Starry Roomby Fred Schaaf

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Inspiring, enriching essays tell beginning star-gazers how to find and where to look for planetary conjunctions, a shooting star, streaking comets, a lunar eclipse, constellations, meteor showers, halos, and other celestial phenomena. 5 illustrations. more...