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  • The Rainbow Skyby Tony Buick

    Springer 2010; US$ 34.95

    There are many more astronomical and meteorological phenomena involving color than most people are aware of, let alone have observed. Visual double stars with contrasting color are obvious targets for amateur astronomers, but there are many more - everything from colors on the Moon, through colors on the planets and in deep-sky objects, to man-made... more...

  • New Eyes on the Universeby Stephen Webb

    Springer 2012; US$ 44.95

    "New Eyes on the Universe -- Twelve Cosmic Mysteries and the Tools We Need to Solve Them" gives an up-to-date broad overview of some of the key issues in modern astronomy and cosmology. It describes the vast amount of observational data that the new generation of observatories and telescopes are currently producing, and how that data might... more...

  • China in Spaceby Brian Harvey

    Springer 2013; US$ 44.95

    Rockets were invented in China, the home of many modern inventions, including ancient astronomy, and were used originally for military purposes in the 13th century. The Chinese space program was founded in October 1956 by the father of Chinese rocketry, Tsien Hsue Shen, who lived in California in the 1930s until his expulsion as a Chinese spy. In recent... more...

  • Imaging the Southern Skyby Stephen Chadwick; Ian Cooper

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book is not about imaging from the southern hemisphere, but rather about imaging those areas of the sky that lie south of the celestial equator. Many of the astronomical objects presented are also accessible to northern hemisphere imagers, including those in both the USA and Europe. Imaging the Southern Sky discusses over 150 of the best southern... more...

  • Solares Bauenby Christian Schittich

    Birkhäuser 2003; US$ 88.95

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  • Lunar Domesby Raffaello Lena; Christian Wöhler; James Phillips; Maria Teresa Chiocchetta

    Springer 2013; US$ 89.95

    Lunar domes are structures of volcanic origin which are usually difficult to observe due to their low heights. The Lunar Domes Handbook is a reference work on these elusive features. It provides a collection of images for a large number of lunar domes, including telescopic images acquired with advanced but still moderately intricate amateur equipment... more...

  • Physics and Chemistry of the Solar Systemby John Lewis

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System focuses on planetary physics and chemistry. This book consists of 12 chapters. Chapters I to IV cover the general properties and environment of the planetary system. The solar system beyond Mars is elaborated in Chapters V to VIII, while the inner solar system is considered in Chapters XI to XII. In these... more...

  • Lonely Planetsby David Grinspoon

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    It's been nearly four decades since Carl Sagan first addressed the general public from a scientist's perspective, confronting the possibility of extraterrestrial life. We've learned a lot in those years, and planetary scientist David Grinspoon is well prepared to explore this field with a new generation of readers. In Lonely Planets , Grinspoon investigates... more...