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Astronomy

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  • 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...

  • Celestial Mechanicsby Alessandra Celletti; Ettore Perozzi

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    Shows various aspects of celestial mechanics. This book offers readers the tools needed for a basic understanding of the underlying physical phenomena. It includes contents divided into major topics where the three 'souls' of celestial mechanics (dynamical systems, Solar System and stellar systems, spaceflight dynamics) play a major role. more...

  • Exploring the Cosmic Frontierby Andrei P. Lobanov; J. Anton Zensus; Catherine Cesarsky

    Springer 2007; US$ 99.00

    Covers a range of scientific topics including the cosmological epoch of reionization, galactic dynamics and nuclear activity, stellar astronomy, extra-solar planets, gamma-ray bursts, X-ray binaries, and others. This book gives an account of a snapshot of an evolving scientific discourse and interaction throughout our field of research. more...

  • Dark Cosmosby Dan Hooper

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The twentieth century was astonishing in all regards, shaking the foundations of practically every aspect of human life and thought, physics not least of all. Beginning with the publication of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, through the wild revolution of quantum mechanics, and up until the physics of the modern day (including the astonishing... more...

  • Don't Know Much About the Universeby Kenneth C. Davis

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Who dug those canals on Mars? What was the biblical Star of Bethlehem? Were the pyramids built by extraterrestrials? From the ancients who charted the heavens to Star Trek , The X-Files , and Apollo 13 , outer space has intrigued people through the ages. Yet most of us look up at the night sky and feel totally in the dark when it comes to the... more...

  • You Are Hereby Christopher Potter

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ? You Are Here is not just physics for poets, but as close to poetry or music as science is ever likely to get. Christopher Potter?s narrative is as imaginative, ingenious, and elegantly concise as it is user-friendly.? ? Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind ?A personal, brilliant, and often amusing account . . . . An idiosyncratic, encyclopedic... more...

  • The Stargazer's Guideby Emily Winterburn

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Time, Space, Stars and Manby Michael M Woolfson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 192.00

    Most well-read, but non-scientific, people will have heard of the term “Big Bang” as a description of the origin of the Universe. They will recognize that DNA identifies individuals and will know that the origin of life is one of the great unsolved scientific mysteries. This book brings together all of that material. Starting with the creation... more...

  • Space and Astronomy Experimentsby Pamela Walker; Elaine Wood

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    The field of space and astronomy is devoted to the study of the heavenly bodies, their behavior, and characteristics. Presenting experiments from various areas, including physics and geology, this text contains classroom experiments that broaden understanding of both science facts and the nature of space and astronomy. more...

  • Cometsby David H. Levy

    Touchstone 1998; US$ 17.95

    David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground zero as comets take form, we track the paths their icy, rocky masses take around our universe and investigate the enormous potential that future... more...