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

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 34.00

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

  • Historical Eclipses and Earth's Rotationby F. Richard Stephenson

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 62.00

    A scientist who has studied eclipses for many years tells their story and explains their importance today. more...

  • How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form?by Abraham Loeb

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Though astrophysicists have developed a theoretical framework for understanding how the first stars and galaxies formed, only now are we able to begin testing those theories with actual observations of the very distant, early universe. We are entering a new and exciting era of discovery that will advance the frontiers of knowledge, and this book couldn't... more...

  • Dark Matterby Debasish Majumdar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Dark Matter: An Introduction tackles the rather recent but fast-growing subject of astroparticle physics, encompassing three main areas of fundamental physics: cosmology, particle physics, and astrophysics. Accordingly, the book discusses symmetries, conservation laws, relativity, and cosmological parameters and measurements, as well as the astrophysical... 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...

  • 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...

  • Astronomical Spectrographs and their Historyby John Hearnshaw

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 135.00

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

  • 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...