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  • The Transits of Extrasolar Planets with Moonsby David M. Kipping

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 129.00

    Can we detect the moons of extrasolar planets? For two decades, astronomers have made enormous progress in the detection and characterisation of exoplanetary systems but the identification of an "exomoon" is notably absent. In this thesis, David Kipping shows how transiting planets may be used to infer the presence of exomoons through deviations... more...

  • Mars: A Survival Guideby Guy Murphy

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 17.77

    Fans of Dr Karl, science buffs and sci-fi readers of all ages will love this fun but informative guide to surviving on the red planet! Put on your spacesuit and prepare for takeoff... Everyone's talking about it, but you're actually going to do it! That's right, you're moving to Mars, our most Earth-like neighbour in the solar system. And you're... more...

  • Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomyby Jacqueline Mitton

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 31.00

    Beautifully-illustrated dictionary; an essential guide to the universe for astronomers of all ages. more...

  • Why Is Uranus Upside Down?by Fred Watson

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.68

    Have you ever wondered what dark matter is or why galaxies collide? Or why the Moon is gradually drifting away from Earth? Space is really, really big, as Douglas Adams once pointed out, and there is no better guide to it than Fred Watson, astronomer to the stars. Fred Watson has taken the many, many questions that have been asked by listeners of... more...

  • The Sky at Nightby Patrick Moore; Chris North

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 21.67

    Celebrating the 55th anniversary of The Sky at Night , this book collects and answers questions sent in by viewers. With sections on the solar system, the bizarre and unexplained, space missions, and more, this is an exciting journey into space for the novice astronomer and the lifelong stargazer alike. Discover how scientists work out the gravity... more...

  • First Lightby Richard Preston

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    Seven years before Richard Preston wrote about horrifying viruses in The Hot Zone , he turned his attention to the cosmos. In First Light , he demonstrates his gift for creating an exciting and absorbing narrative around a complex scientific subject--in this case the efforts by astronomers at the Palomar Observatory in the San Gabriel Mountains of... more...

  • Guide to Night Skies of Southern Africaby Peter Mack

    Random House Struik 2012; US$ 11.00

    Star-watching enthusiasts and more seasoned astronomers will welcome this update of Guide to Night Skies of Southern Africa. Fully revised, and illuminated by colourful images, charts and diagrams, it provides guidance on the equipment needed for starwatching, information about the night skies as observed from the southern hemisphere, and a set of... more...

  • Gravity's Enginesby Caleb Scharf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 16.99

    One of The Barnes and Noble Review Editors? Picks: Best Nonfiction of 2012 Selected by The Christian Science Monitor as one of ?21 smart nonfiction titles we think you'll enjoy this summer? Selected by The New Scientist as one of 10 books to look out for in 2012 We?ve long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe... more...

  • Your Ticket to the Universeby Kimberly K. Arcand; Megan Watzke; Mario Livio

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 24.95

    An entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops in the cosmos. Accompanied by dramatic visuals, Your Ticket to the Universe is a hybrid coffee-table book and field guide. Beginning with our home planet, Your Ticket to the Universe embarks on an entertaining and accessible trip to the most interesting stops known in the cosmos.... more...

  • Starsby Andrew King

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Every atom of our bodies has been part of a star. Our very own star, the Sun, is crucial to the development and sustainability of life on Earth. This Very Short Introduction presents a modern, authoritative examination of how stars live, producing all the chemical elements beyond helium, and how they die, sometimes spectacularly, to end as remnants... more...