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  • Space Exploration: All That Mattersby David Ashford

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    Amid a century devastated by war, space exploration was perhaps mankind's greatest achievement of the twentieth century. Yet remarkably, in a world where most technology progresses constantly, space exploration appears to have gone backwards. Man has not returned to the moon since 1972; the space shuttle programme has finished and not been replaced;... 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 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

    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

    Atomic and Electron Physics more...

  • 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...

  • UFOsby Leslie Kean

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • The Stargazer's Guideby Emily Winterburn

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Extrasolar Planetsby Rudolf Dvorak

    Wiley 2008; US$ 191.00

    This latest, up-to-date resource for research on extrasolar planets covers formation, dynamics, atmospheres and detection. After a look at the formation of giant planets, the book goes on to discuss the formation and dynamics of planets in resonances, planets in double stars, atmospheres and habitable zones, detection via spectra and transits, and... more...