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Astronomy

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

    W. W. Norton & Company 2013; US$ 46.49

    Teaches students to think like scientists. more...

  • Schaum's Outline of Astronomyby Stacey Palen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 3.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Discovering the Solar Systemby Barrie W. Jones

    Wiley 2007; US$ 237.00

    "A thorough book for two-semester college-level courses…it also serves astronomers…a suitable book for any college library." ( CHOICE , January 2008) "...is strongly recommended both for its coverage and its style of presentation..." ( Spaceflight ) "...certainly qualifies as an authoritative text.... The author clearly has an encyclopaedic... more...

  • The Galactic Interstellar Mediumby W.B. Burton; B.G. Elmegreen; R. Genzel

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 79.95

    This volume contains the papers of three extended lectures addressing advanced topics in astronomy and astrophysics. The topics discussed include the most recent observational data on interstellar matter outside our galaxy and the physics and chemistry of molecular clouds. 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...

  • The Sky is Your Laboratoryby Robert K. Buchheim

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Written by an astronomer who is well known amongst the amateur and professional community for the skill and quality of his work, this book describes a range of research areas where amateurs are gathering scientific data useful to professional astronomers. It provides explanation of the purpose and value of the amateurs' observations. more...

  • How to Live on Marsby Robert Zubrin

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • Death from the Skies!by Philip Plait

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    - The Washington Post Book World " A surprisingly upbeat look at all the ways the universe can destroy us . . . Eminently readable." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The enthusiasm Plait has for his subject is not any morbid fascination with the upcoming bang or whimper, but with how much we know now about the universe around us, and he... more...