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  • Celestial Harvestby James Mullaney

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.99

    This book describes over 300 celestial wonders that can be viewed with common binoculars and low-power "backyard" telescopes incorporating refractors and reflectors. In addition to such showpieces as the Andromeda Galaxy, the largest and brightest of all galaxies after the Milky Way, and the Blue Snowball, one of the autumn sky's outstanding planetary... 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...

  • Parallaxby Alan W. Hirshfeld

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Lively, well-illustrated history of measuring the distance to the stars features fascinating historical characters, from ancient Greeks to 19th-century scientists. Will appeal to general readers and amateur and professional astronomers. 2002 edition. more...

  • Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume Oneby Robert Burnham

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Volume I of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Andromeda to Cetus. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids. 1977 edition. more...

  • Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume Threeby Robert Burnham

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Volume III of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system concludes with listings from Pavo to Vulpecula. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids. 1977 edition. more...

  • Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume Twoby Robert Burnham

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    Volume II of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Chamaeleon to Orion. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids. 1977 edition. more...

  • Astronomy Essentialsby Charles O. Brass

    Research & Education Association 2012; US$ 3.99

    REA?s Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a... more...

  • Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmologyby Peter Schneider

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 89.99

    This greatly enhanced and expanded second edition of the leading textbook on astronomy incorporates spectacular new imagery and recent results from recently commissioned observatory platforms including the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, Herschel, and ALMA. more...

  • The Intimate Universeby Marek Kukula

    Quercus Publishing 2015; Not Available

    The scale of the cosmos can be baffling, with distances so vast and timescales to long that it's easy to dismiss them as being completely divorced from our everyday life. But in this new book Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, shows you the myriad ways we are intrinsically connected to the rest of the universe... more...

  • Meteor Showers and their Parent Cometsby Peter Jenniskens

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 100.00

    Unique handbook for amateur and professional astronomers explains the causes of meteor showers on Earth. more...