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  • The Stargazer's Guideby Emily Winterburn

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The Stargazer?s Guide is an accessible astronomy guide to the history, science, and myth of the night sky, perfect for anyone entranced by the stars. Guiding readers through what there is to see in the sky, why it?s interesting, and how previous generations viewed and interpreted it, expert stargazer Emily Winterburn entertains and informs with this... more...

  • Coming of Age in the Milky Wayby Timothy Ferris

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle... more...

  • 21st Century Astronomyby Laura Kay; Stacy Palen; Bradford Smith; George Blumenthal

    W. W. Norton & Company 2013; US$ 50.99

    Teaches students to think like scientists. more...

  • Schaum's Outline of Astronomyby Stacey Palen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 20.00

    Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in... more...

  • The Copernicus Complexby Caleb Scharf

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Though the concept of "the universe" suggests the containment of everything, the latest ideas in cosmology hint that our universe may be just one of a multitude of others-a single slice of an infinity of parallel realities. In The Copernicus Complex , the renowned astrophysicist and author Caleb Scharf takes us on a cosmic adventure like no... 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...

  • Discovering the Solar Systemby Barrie W. Jones

    Wiley 2007; US$ 230.00

    Discovering the Solar System, Second Edition  covers the Sun, the planets, their satellites and the host of smaller bodies that orbit the Sun. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject for science students, and examines the discovery, investigation and modelling of these bodies. Following a thematic approach, chapters... 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...

  • National Security Space Launch Reportby Forrest McCartney

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    This report analyzes the major findings and recommendations of the National Security Space Launch Requirements Panel, which was established by the Department of Defense through congressional mandate and facilitated by RAND with the purpose of bringing together experts with extensive space launch and operations background to deliberate the future requirements... more...

  • How to Live on Marsby Robert Zubrin

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    Thinking about moving to mars? Well, why not? Mars, after all, is the planet that holds the greatest promise for human colonization. But why speculate about the possibilities when you can get the real scientific scoop from someone who?s been happily living and working there for years? Straight from the not-so-distant future, this intrepid pioneer?s... more...