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- Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 249.00
When I wasa child, growing up in South America,I often went camping in the wild and hence had direct access to the wondrous Southern sky; the Southern Cross was all mine at the time. Little did I know then that the study of the sky would take such a huge importance in my life, and that in the end astronomy and astrophysics would in many ways become... more...
- Springer New York 2006; US$ 39.95
Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery was a key element of the European Space Agency's 15th anniversary celebration activities for the 1990 launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. As an observatory in space, Hubble is one of the most successful scientific projects of all time, both in terms of scientific output and its immediate public appeal. more...
- Springer New York 2007; US$ 29.95
This is a superb book for intermediate-level astronomers. It tells you everything you need to know about smaller-scale observatories, and how to set one up. It draws on the author?s practical experience and that of many other experienced amateur astronomers. more...
- Springer New York 2007; US$ 44.95
This book presents the amateur with fine examples of astronomical sketches and step-by-step tutorials in each medium, from pencil to computer graphics programs. This unique book can teach almost anyone to create beautiful sketches of celestial objects. more...
- Springer New York 2007; US$ 39.95
Although most people have some knowledge of the essential structure of the Solar System, few are familiar with the large and varied array of objects that travel with and between the planets in their journeys around the Sun. Imaging techniques from Earth continue to improve, while missions such as Voyager, Galileo and the Hubble Space Telescope have... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 139.00
The Universe would be a dull and dark place if the gaseous baryons did not cool, collapse, and form stars and galaxies. However, if this gas is allowed to cool unimpeded at the rate predicted from known atomic physics, in the context of a well-established cosmological model, the gaseous matter would form stars and galaxies with a high e?ciency, so... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2008; US$ 18.95
For everyone who?s curious about what?s new under (and over and around) the stars. Douglas Adams famously pronounced in The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy that the answer to life, the universe, and everything was 42. Quirks & Quarks, whose approach to science owes almost as much to Adams as it does to Newton or Einstein or Hawking, have flipped... more...