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  • 1,001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Dieby Michael E. Bakich

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 44.95

    This guide to the night sky's brightest and most fascinating objects features celestial bodies that are accessible to amateur astronomers using medium-sized telescopes. With its chronological target list, you can enjoy sky-watching on any night of your choice. more...

  • 2011 Australian Skyguideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2010; US$ 15.95

    The celestial equivalent of a street directory! Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly star maps, diagrams and details of all the year’s exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia, easy calculations allow you to determine when the Sun, Moon... more...

  • 2012 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly star maps, diagrams and details of all the year’s exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to determine when the Sun, Moon and planets will rise and set... more...

  • 2014 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of all the year’s exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times... more...

  • 3,000 Deep-Sky Objectsby Ted Aranda

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 44.95

    This book lists 3,000 deep-sky objects visible from the northern hemisphere, described as they appear in the author's powerful binocular telescope. The contents are organized by position for easy identification, and indexed by name and catalog numbers. more...

  • 35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2010)by Kevin Righter; Catherine Corrigan; Timothy McCoy; Ralph Harvey

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    The US Antarctic meteorite collection exists due to a cooperative program involving the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution.  Since 1976, meteorites have been collected by a NSF-funded field team, shipped for curation, characterization, distribution, and... more...

  • ADVANCES IN GEOSCIENCES (A 6-VOLUME SET) - VOLUME 20by Kenji Satake

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 95.00

    This invaluable volume set of Advances in Geosciences continues the excellent tradition of the Asia-Oceania scientific community in providing the most up-to-date research results on a wide range of geosciences and environmental science. The information is vital to the understanding of the effects of climate change, extreme weathers on the most populated... more...

  • Accretion Processes in Star Formationby Lee Hartmann

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 84.00

    A complete account of the underlying physical processes of accretion for graduate students and researchers. more...

  • Active Galactic Nucleiby Volker Beckmann; Chris Shrader

    Wiley 2013; US$ 170.00

    This AGN textbook includes phenomena based on new results in the X-Ray domain from new telescopes such as Chandra and XMM Newton not mentioned in any other book. Furthermore, it considers also the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope with its revolutionary advances of unprecedented sensitivity, field of view and all-sky monitoring. Those and other new... more...

  • Amateur Telescope Making in the Internet Ageby Robert L. Clark

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 34.95

    This is a book about making telescopes from available parts. It provides guidance on where to look and what to look for in selecting items for telescope making and explains how to assemble these components to produce an excellent instrument on a tight budget. more...