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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lunar Science: A Post - Apollo Viewby Stuart Ross Taylor

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Lunar Science: A Post-Apollo View: Scientific Results and Insights from the Lunar Samples examines the scientific data and discoveries provided by the manned Apollo lunar missions as they are understood. The interpretative aspects of the study are given emphasis in order to present a coherent story of the evolution and origin of the moon based on the... 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 Sun-Climate Connection Over the Last Millennium Facts and Questionsby Maxim Ogurtsov

    Bentham Science Publishers 2015; US$ 49.00

    This eBook presents fundamental information about the solar activity, space weather, terrestrial climates and their variations over an extended period of time. The eBook provides useful facts for researchers seeking information on climate and space research with respect to solar phenomena. more...