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  • Die Spur des Abendsternsby Gudrun Bucher

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 45.79

    Am 6. Juni 2012 findet ein astronomisches Ereignis statt, das keiner von uns ein weiteres Mal erleben wird. Die Bahn der Venus führt an diesem Tag genau zwischen Erde und Sonne hindurch, so dass die Venus für mehrere Stunden als kleiner dunkler Punkt vor der Sonne zu sehen ist. Dies nennt man den Venustransit, der teilweise auch in Deutschland zu beobachten... more...

  • Die Suche nach der zweiten Erdeby Erhard Oeser

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 34.33

    Die Frage, ob es draußen im weiten Weltall wohl eine ?Zweite Erde? geben könnte, die unserer ähnelt und vielleicht sogar Bewohner beherbergt, hat die Menschheit von alters her umgetrieben. Beispielsweise glaubten griechische Philosophen der Antike an eine Bewohnbarkeit des Mondes ? eine Vorstellung, die auch Jahrhunderte später noch aktuell war, wie... more...

  • The Distribution of the Galaxiesby William C. Saslaw

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 60.00

    This volume, first published in 2000, examines one of the leading problems in astronomy today - how galaxies cluster in our Universe. more...

  • EXPLORE THE SOLAR SYSTEM!by Anita Yasuda; Bryan Stone

    Nomad Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    Explore the Solar System! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments introduces kids ages 6-9 to the planets, moons, and other celestial bodies that surround our star, the sun, as well as the universe beyond. Combining a hands-on element with history and science, kids investigate solar eclipses, phases of the moon, Jupiter's rings, and what astronauts... more...

  • First Contactby Marc Kaufman

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    Are we alone in the universe? Almost certainly not. In First Contact, Marc Kaufman provides a gripping tour of the magnificent new science of astrobiology that is closing in on the discovery of extraterrestrial life. In recent decades, scientists generally held that the genesis of life was unique to Earth: It was too delicate a process, and the... more...

  • Grab 'n' Go Astronomyby Neil English

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 39.99

    Written for amateur astronomers, this book reviews portable equipment, accessories and mounts, describing which are best for different kinds of viewing. Shows how to use your grab ?n? go telescope to observe a wealth of solar, lunar and planetary objects. more...

  • Guide to the Universe: Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planetsby Andrew Rivkin

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 72.00

    Geared toward students, this guide provides an overview of the small bodies that orbit the sun. more...

  • How Big is Big and How Small is Smallby Timothy Paul Smith

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    This book is about how big is the universe and how small are quarks, and what are the sizes of dozens of things between these two extremes. It describes the sizes of atoms and planets, quarks and galaxies, cells and sequoias. It is a romp through forty-five orders of magnitude from the smallest sub-nuclear particles we have measured, to the edge of... more...

  • Hubbleby Oli Usher; Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Das Hubble Weltraumteleskop ist seit seinem Start im Jahr 1990 eines der bekanntesten, populärsten Wissenschaftsgeräte überhaupt geworden, nicht zuletzt durch die spektakulären Bilder u.a. in Printmedien. Dieses Werk enthält prachtvolle Bilder zu diversen Phänomenen des Kosmos, erklärt durch kurze, verständliche... more...

  • Interiors of the Planetsby A. H. Cook

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 72.00

    In this book Alan Cook explains how the mechanical properties of the planets are determined. more...