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  • Past and Present Variability of the Solar-Terrestrial Systemby G. Cini Castagnoli; A. Provenzale

    IOS Press 1997; US$ 176.00

    The global climate of the Earth has significantly varied over the last millennia. On a regional scale, the climate has varied and does presently vary on many different time scales, leading to a continuously changing pattern of temperatures, humidity, precipitation, with important effects on the whole terrestrial biosphere. Physicist are interested... more...

  • AMAZING SOLAR SYSTEM PROJECTSby Delano Lopez; Shawn Braley

    Nomad Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    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...

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

    Nomad Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Hubbleby Oli Usher; Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50 US$ 22.97

    Das Hubble Weltraumteleskop ist seit seinem Start im Jahr 1990 eines der bekanntesten, popul?rsten Wissenschaftsger?te ?berhaupt geworden, nicht zuletzt durch die spektakul?ren Bilder u.a. in Printmedien. Dieses Werk enth?lt prachtvolle Bilder zu diversen Ph?nomenen des Kosmos, erkl?rt durch kurze, verst?ndliche Texte. Eine DVD mit umfangreichem Bild-... 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...

  • Grab 'n' Go Astronomyby Neil English

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 38.13

    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...

  • 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...

  • Interstellar Gas Dynamicsby S. A. Kaplan; F. D. Kahn

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy, Volume 3, Interstellar Gas Dynamics focuses on the progress on research on the motion of gases in interstellar space and stellar atmospheres, including issues on cosmical gas dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics. The publication first offers information on the distribution, motion, and physical... more...

  • Introduction to the Mechanics of the Solar Systemby Rudolf Kurth

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Introduction to the Mechanics of the Solar System introduces the reader to the mechanics of the solar system and covers topics ranging from the periods of the planets to their flattening and its effects on the orbits of satellites. Kepler's three laws of planetary motion are also discussed, along with the law of gravity; the two-body problem; and perturbations... more...

  • The Solar Systemby B. W. Jones

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Presents a contemporary picture of the solar system, including a description of the Earth, Mars, Venus, cratered worlds, exotic rocks and ices, and giant planets. It is pitched at an introductory level and assumes no previous knowledge of planetary astronomy. Little mathematics is used in the text and the numerous graphs and diagrams are kept as... more...