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  • Solar System Updateby Philippe Blondel; John Mason

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 269.00

    This book, the first in a series of forthcoming volumes, consists of topical and timely reviews of a number of carefully selected topics in solar systemn science. Contributions, in form of up-to-date reviews, are mainly aimed at professional astronomers and planetary scientists wishing to inform themselves about progress in fields closely related to... more...

  • Physics of Star Formation in Galaxiesby F. Palla; H. Zinnecker

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 104.00

    Begining with a historical introduction, "Star Formation: The Early History", this text then presents two long articles on "Pre-Main-Sequence Evolution of Stars and Young Clusters" and "Observations of Young Stellar Objects". more...

  • Care of Astronomical Telescopes and Accessoriesby M. Barlow Pepin

    Springer London 2006; US$ 69.95

    Commercially-made astronomical telescopes are better and less expensive than ever before, and their optical and mechanical performance can be superb. When a good-quality telescope fails to perform as well as it might, the reason is quite probably that it needs a little care and attention! Here is a complete guide for anyone who wants to understand... more...

  • Astronomy with a Home Computerby Neale Monks

    Springer London 2006; US$ 49.95

    Here is a one-volume guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers! Today?s amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers. Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images. Planetarium software provides... more...

  • The Observer's Yearby Patrick Moore

    Springer London 2006; US$ 44.95

    For this new edition, the text has been brought fully up to date ? and the period covered is from 2005 to 2010. Inevitably, this has meant that large sections of the book have been completely rewritten. Much has happened since the ?rst edition was published in 1998. Patrick Moore December 2004 v 00-OY2e_PRE(i-xvi).qxd 14/2/05 2:03 PM Page vii Contents... more...

  • Observing the Moonby Gerald North

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    A hands-on primer for the aspiring observer of the Moon, providing extensive practical advice for novices and experienced astronomers. more...

  • Multi-Wavelength Observations of Coronal Structure and Dynamicsby Penny Martens; D. Cauffman

    Elsevier Science 2002; US$ 290.00

    These are the Proceedings of the Yohkoh 10th Anniversary Meeting, a COSPAR Colloquium held in Kona, Hawaii, USA, on January 20-24, 2002. The title of the meeting was Multi-Wavelength Observations of Coronal Structure and Dynamics. In these proceedings the many and varied advances of the dynamics solar atmosphere in the past ten years of observations... more...

  • Lonely Planetsby David Grinspoon

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Erde und Planetenby Wilhelm Raith

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 105.00

    Die gemeinsame Behandlung der Erde und der durch die Raumfahrt uns näher gerückten Planeten wurde beibehalten, ebenso die ausführliche Beschreibung der Biosphären-Physik in den Kapiteln 2 bis 4. Die verbesserte und aktualisierte 2. Auflage enthält auch Internet-Hinweise am Ende jedes Kapitels. more...

  • Stargazerby Fred Watson

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.68

    An anecdotal history of the development of the optical telescope and the people involved, culminating in the author's predictions for future developments. more...