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  • The Seasonsby Nick Groom

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.57

    Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award and runner-up for Countryfile Book of the Year. For millennia, the passing seasons and their rhythms have marked our progress through the year. But what do they mean to us now that we lead increasingly atomised and urban lives and our weather becomes ever more unpredictable or extreme? ... more...

  • 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...

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

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2013; US$ 46.37

    Der vorliegende Band situiert Prousts ?À 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...

  • 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...

  • Sonnen-Katastropheby Lawrence E. Joseph

    Scorpio Verlag 2013; US$ 14.19

    UNSERE SONNE, UNSER SCHICKSAL! Ist die Sonne die treibende Kraft in der Geschichte der Menschheit? Müssen wir uns darauf gefasst machen, dass sie unsere Zukunft in entscheidender Weise bestimmt? Ja, sagt der Fachmann Lawrence E. Joseph, denn wir beenden uns inmitten eines massiven und außerordentlich langen Sonnensturms. Und fast jeder Aspekt des Lebens... 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...

  • EXPLORE THE SOLAR SYSTEM!by Anita Yasuda; Bryan Stone

    Nomad Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    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$ 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...

  • 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...