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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physicsby Jean-Louis Tassoul; Monique Tassoul

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of ideas about the sun and the stars, from antiquity to modern times. Two theoretical astrophysicists who have been active in the field since the early 1960s tell the story in fluent prose. About half of the book covers most of the theoretical research done from 1940 to the close of the twentieth... more...

  • Pulsating Starsby M?rcio Catelan; Horace A. Smith

    Wiley 2014; US$ 120.95

    The most recent and comprehensive book on pulsating stars which ties the observations to our present understanding of stellar pulsation and evolution theory.  Written by experienced researchers and authors in the field, this book includes the latest observational results and is valuable reading for astronomers, graduate students, nuclear physicists... more...

  • Astronomical Spectrographs and their Historyby John Hearnshaw

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 144.00

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

  • Space Weather Monitoring by Groundbased Meansby Oleg Troshichev; Alexander Janzhura

    Springer 2012; US$ 239.00

    This book demonstrates that the method, based on the ground polar cap magnetic observations is a reliable diagnosis of the solar wind energy coming into the magnetosphere Method for the uninterruptive monitoring of the magnetosphere state (i.e. space weather). It shows that the solar wind energy pumping power, can be described by the PC growth rate,... more...

  • Interplanetary Outpostby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    "Interplanetary Outpost" follows the mission architecture template of NASA's plan for Human Outer Planet Exploration (HOPE), which envisions sending a crew to the moon Callisto to conduct exploration and sample return activities. To realize such a mission, the spacecraft will be the most complex interplanetary vehicle ever built, representing... more...

  • Sketching the Moonby Richard Handy; Deirdre Kelleghan; Thomas McCague

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    For anyone artistically inclined, observing the Moon and attempting to sketch or paint it can easily become a passion. The Moon presents a broad array of tone, texture, and form. Capturing this in a painting or sketch at the eyepiece of a telescope - or even with binoculars - develops observational skills, leaves a record of the observation, and can... more...

  • The Story of the Solar Systemby Mark A. Garlick

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 55.00

    A highly illustrated account of the birth, evolution and future of our solar system. more...

  • The Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Mediumby A. G. G. M. Tielens

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 52.00

    A comprehensive overview of theoretical and observational understanding of the interstellar medium of galaxies. more...