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  • Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomyby Jacqueline Mitton

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

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

  • Deep-Sky Companions: The Secret Deepby Stephen James O'Meara; Mario Motta

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    An essential guide for any deep-sky observer, featuring 109 new objects, each accompanied by photographs, sketches and finder charts. more...

  • Mars: A Survival Guideby Guy Murphy

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 16.40

    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...

  • Plutoby Barrie W. Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    Richly illustrated and up-to-date, this book is a timely account of Pluto for general readers, amateur astronomers and students alike. more...

  • Nuclear Reactions for Astrophysicsby Ian J. Thompson; Filomena M. Nunes

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 88.00

    Describes how the processes in stars which produce the chemical elements for planets and life may be reproduced in laboratories. 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 Chris North; Patrick Moore

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 25.58

    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...

  • Maser Sources in Astrophysicsby Malcolm Gray

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 108.00

    Written for postgraduates and researchers, this is an up-to-date survey of astrophysical maser sources and their use as astronomical tools. 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

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 12.00

    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...