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  • The Astronomy Bibleby Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest

    Octopus Books 2015; Not Available

    This comprehensive guide to astronomy introduces the basic concepts, explaining what, when, and how to observe space, right through to current theories on everything from black holes to microquasars. It helps you to navigate the night sky, identify the constellations and find planets, comets, galaxies and deep-sky objects. Accessible, informative,... more...

  • Faint Echoes, Distant Starsby Ben Bova

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on Venus appeared harsh and insupportable of life, composed of a toxic atmosphere and oceans of acid -- until scientists concluded that Earth's... 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...

  • How Apollo Flew to the Moonby W. David Woods

    Springer 2008; US$ 29.95

    Out of the technological battlefield of World War II came a team of gifted German engineers and designers who developed the vengeance weapon, the V-2, which evolved into the peaceful, powerful Saturn V rocket to take men to the Moon. David Woods tells the exciting story, starting from America??'s post war astronautical research facilities, that... more...

  • How to Live on Marsby Robert Zubrin

    Crown Publishing Group 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

    A lively astronomy primer that uses cataclysmic scenarios to explain the universe?s most fascinating events . According to astronomer Philip Plait, the universe is an apocalypse waiting to happen But how much do we really need to fear from things like black holes, gamma-ray bursts, and supernovae? And if we should be scared, is there anything we... more...

  • Atomic and Electron Physicsby L. Marton

    Elsevier Science 1967; US$ 72.95

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  • Developments and Interactions of the Precambrian Atmosphere, Lithosphere and Biosphereby B. Nagy; R. Weber; J.C. Guerrero; M. Schidlowski

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 175.00

    Selection of papers from the IGCP Project 157 and 160 meeting at the Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 11-14 Jan. 1982 more...

  • Nonlinear Cosmic Ray Diffusion Theoriesby Andreas Shalchi

    Springer 2009; US$ 179.00

    Deals with the physics of cosmic ray diffusion theory, focusing on the physics of nonlinear transport of cosmic rays through turbulent interplanetary or interstellar plasma. This title discusses fundamental processes such as cosmic ray propagation and acceleration in the solar system or in interstellar space and the properties of such plasmas. more...

  • UFOsby Leslie Kean

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    An Air Force major is ordered to approach a brilliant UFO in his Phantom jet over Tehran. He repeatedly attempts to engage and fire on unusual objects heading right toward his aircraft, but his missile control is locked and disabled. Witnessed from the ground, this dogfight becomes the subject of a secret report by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.... more...