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  • Strange Universeby Bob Berman

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 8.99

    "Touches on a dizzying array of subjects, including UV rays, inert gases, fossils, meteorites, microwaves, rainbows . . . Like many a good teacher, Berman uses humor to entertain his audience and liven things up." ? Los Angeles Times Bob Berman is motivated by a straightforward philosophy: everyone can understand science?and it's fun, too.... more...

  • Sky Guide Africa South ? 2016by Astronomical Society of Southern Africa

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 7.00

    Sky Guide Africa South 2016 is a practical resource for astronomers, whether they be novice, amateur or professional. Enhanced by many photos, diagrams, charts and images, it features: The upcoming year?s planetary movements, predicted eclipses, meteor showers ? any events and facets of the night sky that change annually. Star charts that plot the... more...

  • Schaum's Outline of Astronomyby Stacey Palen

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 20.00

    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 an... more...

  • Status and Perspectives of Astronomy in Germanyby Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

    Wiley 2009; US$ 102.00

    This white paper identifies the main issues and major recommendations for German astronomical research. Their implementation will require initiative from all partners and will allow German astronomers and astrophysicists to continuously play a leading role in their field. more...

  • Coming of Age in the Milky Wayby Timothy Ferris

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities who have shaped it. From the first time mankind had an inkling of the vast space that surrounds us, those who study the universe have had to struggle... more...

  • Organizing Scientific Meetingsby August Epple

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 48.00

    An indispensible guide to organizing a scientific event of any size. more...

  • The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Designby Cheng Jingquan

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 249.00

    As a complete summary of the author's twenty five years of experience in telescope design, this book provides a general introduction as well as discussing the theory in depth, and covering Radio, Infrared, Optical, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray wavelengths. more...

  • Extreme Cosmosby Bryan Gaensler

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    A top astronomer explores the universe through the lens of its most jaw-dropping extremes.  The universe is all about extremes, and in this engaging and thought-provoking book, astronomer Bryan Gaensler gives a whirlwind tour of the galaxies, with an emphasis on its fastest, hottest, heaviest, brightest, oldest, densest, and even loudest elements.... more...

  • The Everything Astronomy Bookby Dr. Cynthia Phillips; Shana Priwer

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Everything Astronomy Book , by noted SETI Institute scientist Dr. Cynthia Phillips, helps you stargaze with authority. The book not only provides clear descriptions of all the theories of the origins of the universe, it explains the facts about the planets, moons, and stars in language anyone can understand-completely free of the usual astro-jargon.... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Astronomy, 2eby Christopher DePree

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 18.95

    Astronomy is an ancient science on the cutting edge. Although it's been around for more than 5,500 years, astronomers say that we've learned more than 90 percent of what we know about the universe in just the last 50 years. Of this body of knowledge, a disproportionate amount has been acquired in the past decade, with each new year yielding more information... more...