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Descriptive astronomy

  • Hubbleby Oli Usher; Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Das Hubble Weltraumteleskop ist seit seinem Start im Jahr 1990 eines der bekanntesten, populärsten Wissenschaftsgeräte überhaupt geworden, nicht zuletzt durch die spektakulären Bilder u.a. in Printmedien. Dieses Werk enthält prachtvolle Bilder zu diversen Phänomenen des Kosmos, erklärt durch kurze, verständliche... more...

  • Das Ende der Nachtby Thomas Posch; ; Franz lker; Thomas Uhlmann; Anja Freyhoff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Jedem Stadtbewohner fällt auf, dass wir nachts aufgrund immer heller werdender künstlicher Beleuchtung kaum mehr Sterne am Himmel sehen können. Doch dies ist nur die Spitze des Eisbergs, was den Verlust natürlicher nächtlicher Dunkelheit betrifft. Menschen und Tiere - darunter Nachtfalter, Zugvögel und Meeresschildkröten... more...

  • Solar System Astrophysicsby Eugene F. Milone; William J.F. Wilson

    Springer 2014; US$ 99.00

    The second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar System provides new insights into the burgeoning field of planetary astronomy. As in the first edition, this volume begins with a rigorous treatment of coordinate frames, basic positional astronomy, and the celestial mechanics of two and restricted three body system... more...

  • Catalogue of Meteorites from South Americaby Rogelio Daniel Acevedo; Maximiliano C.L. Rocca; Víctor Manuel García

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    The first Catalogue of Meteorites from South America includes new specimens never previously reported, while doubtful cases and pseudometeorites have been deliberately omitted.The falling of these objects is a random event, but the sites where old meteorites are found tend to be focused in certain areas, e.g. in the deflation surfaces in Chile?s Atacama... more...

  • Galileo's Visionsby Marco Piccolino; Nicholas J. Wade

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    Galileo is known as a pioneer of science - especially of mechanics and astronomy - but far less attention has been paid to his work on the senses generally, and more specifically on vision. In this book, two experts on the history of science look at the novel ways in which Galileo looked at the heavens through his telescope, and, in the process, emphasised... more...

  • Mt Stromlo Observatoryby Ragbir Bhathal; Ralph Sutherland; Harvey Butcher

    CSIRO Publishing 2013; US$ 39.95

    Celebrates the history and success of the iconic Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra, and the many discoveries made by astronomers there. more...

  • 2014 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of all the year’s exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times... more...

  • Mars and Its Mysteryby Edward S. Morse

    Start Classics 2013; US$ 1.99

    Inspired by his friend and astronomer Perival Lowell and his visits to the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, Morse published Mars and Its Mystery in defense of Lowell?s controversial speculations regarding the possibility of life on Mars. more...

  • Sources and Detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universeby David Cline

    Springer 2013; US$ 199.00

    These proceedings provide the latest results on dark matter and dark energy research. The UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted its tenth Dark Matter and Dark Energy conference in Marina del Rey and brought together all the leaders in the field. The symposium provided a scientific forum for the latest discussions in the field. Topics... more...

  • The Seasonsby Nick Groom

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 23.32

    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? Will it matter if we no longer notice, even hear, the first cuckoo call of spring or rejoice in the mellow fruits... more...