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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Astronomy: All That Mattersby Percy Seymour; Sam Richardson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 15.00

    With a blend of exciting discoveries and important scientific theory,this innovative and readable introduction to astronomy is ideal for anyone who wants to understand what we know about the universe,and how we know it. Each chapter starts with details of a method of jow astronomers over time have observed the world,and then uses this as a springboard... more...

  • Interstellar Gas Dynamicsby S.A. Kaplan; F.D. Kahn

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

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  • Lunar Science: A Post - Apollo Viewby Stuart Ross Taylor

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Lunar Science: A Post-Apollo View: Scientific Results and Insights from the Lunar Samples examines the scientific data and discoveries provided by the manned Apollo lunar missions as they are understood. The interpretative aspects of the study are given emphasis in order to present a coherent story of the evolution and origin of the moon based on the... more...

  • The Sun-Climate Connection Over the Last Millennium Facts and Questionsby Maxim Ogurtsov

    Bentham Science Publishers 2015; US$ 49.00

    This eBook presents fundamental information about the solar activity, space weather, terrestrial climates and their variations over an extended period of time. The eBook provides useful facts for researchers seeking information on climate and space research with respect to solar phenomena. more...

  • Understanding the New Solar Systemby Editors of Scientific American

    Grand Central Publishing 2002; US$ 8.99

    This volume reveals the latest knowledge of the composition and nature of our solar family. Here you'll discover what lies beyond the orbit of Pluto, which solar body is the most volcanically active, and which solar system bodies have atmospheres and may harbour primitive life. more...

  • The Monthly Sky Guideby Ian Ridpath; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 20.00

    Fully revised and updated guide to the night sky, now in full colour. more...