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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Celestial Harvestby James Mullaney

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.99

    Useful guide tells where to look for planets in Earth's solar system, as well as asteroids such as Ceres and Juno, open star clusters, diffuse nebulas, supernova remnants, spiral galaxies, and other phenomena. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Before This Decade Is Outby Glen E. Swanson; Paul Dickson

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.99

    Oral histories by 14 participants in the Apollo program include comments by James Webb, Thomas O. Paine, Wernher von Braun, and astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Charles Duke. 69 black-and-white illustrations. more...