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  • The Doomsday Lobbyby James T. Bennett

    Springer 2010; US$ 24.95

    Federal patronage of science was never contemplated by the framers of the Constitution, but they did seek to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Art" by granting inventors patent rights. However, direct subvention to scientists and scientific organizations was not considered appropriate activity of the central government. In the 19th... more...

  • The Geology of Multi-Ring Impact Basinsby Paul D. Spudis

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 68.00

    A comprehensive geological study of large impact craters on the Moon. more...

  • The Sky at Nightby Patrick Moore

    Springer 2010; US$ 29.95

    The Sky at Night book series, formerly published by Philips, documents the 40 most recent episodes of Sir Patrick Moore's record-breaking TV program of the same name. This program is the only major long-running TV program featuring astronomy topics in both the U.S. and the U.K. Each episode reviews current events and hot topics in the field of... more...

  • Cosmic Biologyby Louis N Irwin; Dirk Schulze-Makuch

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    In Cosmic Biology, Louis Irwin and Dirk Schulze-Makuch guide readers through the range of planetary habitats found in our Solar System and those likely to be found throughout the universe. Based on our current knowledge of chemistry, energy, and evolutionary tendencies, the authors envision a variety of possible life forms. These range from the familiar... more...

  • Patrick Moore's Data Book of Astronomyby Patrick Moore; Robin Rees

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 38.00

    Full of data about the Solar System, our Galaxy and the Universe, this is a one-stop reference for all astronomers. more...

  • Unravelling Starlightby Barbara J. Becker

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 104.00

    An engaging re-examination of William Huggins' life and career; it will appeal to anyone interested in the history of astronomy. more...

  • Pale Blue Dotby Carl Sagan; Ann Druyan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    "FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS." --The Washington Post Book World (front page review) In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan... more...

  • Billions & Billionsby Carl Sagan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.99

    In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end,... more...

  • Patrick Moore's Astronomy: Teach Yourselfby Patrick Moore

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 17.83

    Patrick Moore's Astronomy will ensure you recognize what you are seeing in the night sky. You will investigate the sun, moon, planets comets and stars and learn how to observe them. This comprehensive guide, complete with star charts, will map out the skies and allow you to impress your friends with your knowledge of the sky at night. NOT GOT MUCH... more...

  • The Cambridge Star Atlasby Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 32.00

    Ideal for astronomers worldwide, the fourth edition of this classic atlas features new Moon maps, new data and enhanced charts. more...