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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...

  • Die Spur des Abendsternsby Gudrun Bucher

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 25.51

    Am 6. Juni 2012 findet ein astronomisches Ereignis statt, das keiner von uns ein weiteres Mal erleben wird. Die Bahn der Venus führt an diesem Tag genau zwischen Erde und Sonne hindurch, so dass die Venus für mehrere Stunden als kleiner dunkler Punkt vor der Sonne zu sehen ist. Dies nennt man den Venustransit, der teilweise auch in Deutschland zu beobachten... more...

  • Die Suche nach der zweiten Erdeby Erhard Oeser

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 25.51

    Die Frage, ob es draußen im weiten Weltall wohl eine ?Zweite Erde? geben könnte, die unserer ähnelt und vielleicht sogar Bewohner beherbergt, hat die Menschheit von alters her umgetrieben. Beispielsweise glaubten griechische Philosophen der Antike an eine Bewohnbarkeit des Mondes ? eine Vorstellung, die auch Jahrhunderte später noch aktuell war, wie... more...

  • Sonnen-Katastropheby Lawrence E. Joseph

    Scorpio Verlag 2013; US$ 15.94

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... more...

  • Guide to the Universe: Asteroids, Comets, and Dwarf Planetsby Andrew Rivkin

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 65.00

    Geared toward students, this guide provides an overview of the small bodies that orbit the sun. more...

  • Moonby Edgar Williams

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    Long before a rocket hit the Man in the Moon in the eye in Georges Méliès?s early film  Le Voyage dans la Lune , the earth?s lone satellite had entranced humans. We have worshipped it as a deity, believed it to cause madness, used it as a means of organizing time, and we now know that it manipulates the tides?our understanding of the moon continues... more...