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  • The Inverted Bowlby George H. A. Cole

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 112.00

    The present well-established study of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun, the exoplanets, was reviewed by the author in his earlier book "Wandering Stars". This new and exciting field of study has expanded quickly, particularly due to technological advances in both Earth-based telescopes and, more recently, in the application of automatic... more...

  • Many Worlds in Oneby Alex Vilenkin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 21.99

    A Leading Figure in the Development of the New Cosmology Explains What It All Means   Among his peers, Alex Vilenkin is regarded as one of the most imaginative and creative cosmologists of our time. His contributions to our current understanding of the universe include a number of novel ideas, two of which--eternal cosmic inflation and the quantum... more...

  • What If the Earth Had Two Moons?by Neil F. Comins

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    ?What if?? questions stimulate people to think in new ways, to refresh old ideas, and to make new discoveries. In What If the Earth Had Two Moons, Neil Comins leads us on a fascinating ten-world journey as we explore what our planet would be like under alternative astronomical conditions. In each case, the Earth would be different, often in surprising... more...

  • Patrick Moore's Astronomy: Teach Yourselfby Patrick Moore

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • Starfinderby Carole Stott; Giles Sparrow

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Find everything you need to observe, understand and enjoy the night sky in this complete practical kit for star watchers. Pick up the handy visual guide and find out what you?ll need to get started and when to look for stars, plus explore a complete introduction to the Solar System. Use the interactive planisphere to navigate the entire sky... more...

  • Astronomyby Ian Ridpath

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Showing you what others only tell you. Discover the history and origins of the universe and observe the stars and galaxies with over 100 star charts and profiles of all 88 constellations. Includes a month-by-month guide to highlights of the night sky. Perfect for any enthusiast this is the definitive visual guide to enjoying and appreciating astronomy. more...

  • Spaceby Carole Stott; Robert Dinwiddie; Giles Sparrow

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Take an incredible journey through Space, starting from a launchpad on earth, to the solar system, the Milky Way and beyond, and finally to the very edges of the visible universe. Featuring the latest spectacular images from NASA and other sources, including more than 100 pictures released during the last two years, makes this a journey of a lifetime.... more...

  • The Practical Astronomerby Anton Vamplew; Will Gater

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2010; Not Available

    A complete beginner's guide to observing the night sky Understand and enjoy the solar system and beyond with this practical guide to astronomy. Pick up all the basics of sky-watching. Start off by taking a tour around the night sky in simple stages, discovering how it fits together and how it works. Then take a closer look at the objects... more...

  • Cosmic Heritageby Peter Shaver

    Springer 2011; US$ 34.95

    This book follows the evolutionary trail all the way from the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago to conscious life today. It is an accessible introductory book written for the interested layperson - anyone interested in the 'big picture' coming from modern science. It covers a wide range of topics including the origin and evolution of our universe,... more...

  • Mercury 13by Martha Ackmann

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    A cavallo del 1960, tredici donne pilota americane hanno sostenuto e superato brillantemente gli stessi test a cui venivano sottoposti gli astronauti (maschi) americani. Purtroppo i tempi non erano maturi, le donne erano ancora tenute essenzialmente a fare le "mogli dell'astronauta" e la Luna è rimasta un sogno per tutte loro. Eppure,... more...