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  • The Moon's Near Side Megabasin and Far Side Bulgeby Charles Byrne

    Springer 2014; US$ 49.95

    Since Luna and Lunar Orbiter photographed the far side of the Moon, the mysterious dichotomy between the face of the Moon as we see it from Earth and the side of the Moon that is hidden has puzzled lunar scientists. As we learned more from the Apollo sample return missions and later robotic satellites, the puzzle literally deepened, showing asymmetry... more...

  • Solar System Astrophysicsby Eugene F. Milone; William J.F. Wilson

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    The second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Planetary Atmospheres and the Outer Solar System provides a timely update of our knowledge of planetary atmospheres and of the bodies of the outer solar system and their analogs in other planetary systems. This volume begins with an expanded treatment of the physics, chemistry, and meteorology of the... more...

  • Hubbleby Oli Usher; Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Das Hubble Weltraumteleskop ist seit seinem Start im Jahr 1990 eines der bekanntesten, populärsten Wissenschaftsgeräte überhaupt geworden, nicht zuletzt durch die spektakulären Bilder u.a. in Printmedien. Dieses Werk enthält prachtvolle Bilder zu diversen Phänomenen des Kosmos, erklärt durch kurze, verständliche... more...

  • Grab 'n' Go Astronomyby Neil English

    Springer 2014; US$ 39.99

    Like everyone else, most amateur astronomers live busy lives. After a long day or work or looking after young children, the last thing you want as an observer is to have to lug out a large telescope and spend an hour getting it ready before it can be used. Maybe you are going on vacation somewhere in the countryside where there are sure to be dark... more...

  • On the Origin of Planetsby Michael Mark Woolfson

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 117.00

    The book begins with a historical review of four major theories for the origin of the Solar System in particular, or of planets in general, which highlight the major problems that need to be solved by any plausible theory. In many theories, including that which form the major theme of this book, the formation of planets and stars is intimately linked,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Proust in der Konstellation der Moderne Proust dans la constellation des modernesby Sophie Bertho; Thomas Klinkert

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2013; US$ 53.75

    Der vorliegende Band situiert Prousts ?Ā la recherche du temps perdu?, dessen erster Band im November 1913 erschien, in der Konstellation der Moderne. Dabei werden einerseits die Beziehungen zum Symbolismus und zum russischen Roman des späten 19. Jahrhunderts untersucht, andererseits Parallelen und Unterschiede zu Prousts literarischen Zeitgenossen... more...

  • The Moon and How to Observe Itby Peter Grego

    Springer 2006; US$ 39.95

    Intended for amateur astronomers. This book deals with the Moon itself - its formation, geology, and history - as well as the practical aspects of observation. It presents a description of the Moon's origin, history and geology; and considers how best to observe and record it with telescopes. more...

  • Ice, Rock, and Beautyby David Brodie

    Springer 2008; US$ 39.95

    Imaging techniques from Earth continue to improve, while missions such as Voyager, Galileo and the Hubble Space Telescope have yielded many excellent images. This book collects some 72 main images, showing objects heretofore little seen, to tell a story of the Solar System. more...