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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...

  • 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

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

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 38.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Solar Dynamics and Magnetism from the Interior to the Atmosphereby Nagi N. Mansour; Alexander G. Kosovichev; Rudolf Komm; Dana Longcope

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    Discusses recent advances and new problems in the exploration of the Sun's interior structure, solar dynamics and dynamo, mechanisms of sunspot and active regions formation, sources of solar irradiance variations and links between the subsurface dynamics, flaring and CME activity. more...

  • Crowded Orbitsby James Clay Moltz

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    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...