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  • Eyewitness Companions: Astronomyby Carole Stott; Giles Sparrow

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 20.00

    From origins of the universe to exploration of outer galaxies, this is the essential handbook for the amateur astronomer. Now is your chance to trace the history of astronomy, from the earliest human civilizations to the present day. Tour the Solar System, using a unique visual guide illustrated with the most recent images of the planets. This definitive... more...

  • DK Eyewitness Books: Universeby Robin Kerrod

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 16.99

    Discover the incredible secrets of the Universe, from its furthest galaxies to our own solar system. With over 50 million copies sold in88 countries and in 36 languages, Eyewitness Books are truly the ultimate visual information encyclopedias for the 21st Century. Carrying on the tradition of integrating words and pictures, new titles in the Eyewitness... more...

  • First Contactby Marc Kaufman

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 16.00

    Are we alone in the universe? Almost certainly not. In First Contact, Marc Kaufman provides a gripping tour of the magnificent new science of astrobiology that is closing in on the discovery of extraterrestrial life. In recent decades, scientists generally held that the genesis of life was unique to Earth: It was too delicate a process, and the... more...

  • Space and Astronomyby Kyle Kirkland

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.40

    Some daring explorers like to study distant frontiers by venturing out into them, but others prefer to study them by bringing them, or representative samples, a little closer to the lab. Both options are pursued in the fields of space and astronomy. Space exploration and astronomy are intricately linked and are examined in-depth in this guide. Dedicated... more...

  • L' astronomie et son histoireby Jean-René Roy

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1982; US$ 44.25

    Le livre de Jean-René Roy nous présente une vaste synthèse des connaissances présentes en astronomie. Le grand mérite du livre est de dérouler son sujet en parallèle avec une histoire de l’astronomie. Le côté historique est ici beaucoup plus qu’un luxe. Il redonne leurs dimensions vraies aux réponses... more...

  • Copernican Questionby Robert Westman

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 99.95

    In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus publicly defended his hypothesis that the earth is a planet and the sun a body resting near the center of a finite universe. But why did Copernicus make this bold proposal? And why did it matter? The Copernican Question reframes this pivotal moment in the history of science, centering the story on a conflict over the... more...

  • Triangulationby Uwe Flick

    Springer Fachmedien 2011; US$ 9.99

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  • Astronomical Photometryby Eugene F. Milone; C. Sterken

    Springer 2011; US$ 149.00

    This book will bring together experts in the field of astronomical photometry to discuss how their subfields provide the precision and accuracy in astronomical energy flux measurements that are needed to permit tests of astrophysical theories. Differential photometers and photometry, improvements in infrared precision, the improvements in precision... more...

  • Das Buch der Universenby John D. Barrow; Carl Freytag

    Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 24.49

    Hauptbeschreibung Jahrtausendelang war für uns Menschen das eigene Universum so unbegreiflich, dass der Gedanke an andere Welten unvorstellbar war. Erst die moderne Physik mit der Theorie der Multiversen schuf die Voraussetzung, andere, neue Universen zu beschreiben, wie sie nach den Gesetzen der Physik möglich sind. John Barrow zeigt uns die bislang... more...

  • Sterne und Weltraumby Wilhelm Raith

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 1,792.00

    Die erweiterte und komplett überarbeitete 2. Auflage ist ein modernes Lehrbuch für Astrophysik-Vorlesungen. Der Bergmann-Schaefer-Reihe angemessen, stehen experimentelle Methoden und Messungen im Vordergrund; doch die Einbettung der Messergebnisse in die Theorie wird ebenfalls ausführlich dargestellt. Neu hinzugefügt wurden die Kapitel 1 "Grundlagen... more...