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  • Practical Astronomy with your Calculator or Spreadsheetby Peter Duffett-Smith; Jonathan Zwart

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    The fourth edition of this handbook is ideal for anyone wanting to make astronomical calculations for themselves. more...

  • Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomyby Page Keeley; Cary Sneider

    National Science Teachers Association 2012; US$ 36.95

    What do your students know—or think they know—about what causes night and day, why days are shorter in winter, and how to tell a planet from a star? Find out with this book on astronomy, the latest in NSTA’s popular Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. The 45 astronomy probes provide situations that will pique your students’... more...

  • Rare Earthby Peter D. Ward; Donald Brownlee

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 16.95

    n November 12, 2002, Dr. John Chambers of the NASA Ames - search Center gave a seminar to the Astrobiology Group at the OUniversity of Washington. The audience of about 100 listened with rapt attention as Chambers described results from a computer study of how planetary systems form. The goal of his research was to answer a dec- tively simple question:... more...

  • Curiosities of the Skyby Garrett P. Serviss

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Long before figures like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson simplified astronomy for popular consumption, Garrett P. Serviss was traveling the United States with an early version of a PowerPoint presentation to teach people about eclipses, the orbit of the planets, and other celestial concepts. This basic introduction to the subject is simple and enjoyable... more...

  • Early Solar Physicsby A. J. Meadows; D. Ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Early Solar Physics reviews developments in solar physics, particularly the advent of solar spectroscopy and the discovery of relationships between the various layers of the solar atmosphere and between the different forms of solar activity. Topics covered include solar observations during 1843; chemical analysis of the solar atmosphere; the spectrum... more...

  • Astronomical Spectrographs and their Historyby John Hearnshaw

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 112.00

    Indispensable reference on the historical development of spectrographs for advanced amateur and professional astronomers, graduate students, and historians of science. more...

  • AMAZING SOLAR SYSTEM PROJECTSby Delano Lopez; Shawn Braley

    Nomad Press 2008; US$ 12.95

    Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the basic elements of the solar system with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. Readers learn about the sun, the planets and their moons, meteors and comets, and the amazing tools that astronomers and astronauts have used to study the solar system... more...

  • Astronomy: All That Mattersby Percy Seymour; Sam Richardson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00

    With a blend of exciting discoveries and important scientific theory,this innovative and readable introduction to astronomy is ideal for anyone who wants to understand what we know about the universe,and how we know it. Each chapter starts with details of a method of jow astronomers over time have observed the world,and then uses this as a springboard... more...

  • The Cambridge Guide to the Solar Systemby Kenneth R. Lang

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 56.00

    With full color images, this classic reference is brought up-to-date, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in planetary science. more...

  • Crowded Orbitsby James Clay Moltz

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Written for all readers, this expert analysis details the basics of space technology, diplomacy, commerce, exploration, and military applications from the mid-twentieth century to today. Space has become increasingly crowded since the end of the Cold War, and this book pays particular attention to the politics and economics of space and recent debates... more...