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  • Our Explosive Sunby Pal Brekke

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    The Sun, which is our own star at the center of the Solar System, gives rise to all life on Earth and is the driver of photosynthesis in plants and the source of all food and energy for living things. As seen with the naked eye, the Sun appears as a static and quiet yellow disk in the sky. However, it is a stormy and ever-changing star that contributes... more...

  • Hot Interstellar Matter in Elliptical Galaxiesby Dong-Woo Kim; Silvia Pellegrini

    Springer 2011; US$ 149.00

    Based on a number of new discoveries resulting from 10 years of Chandra and XMM-Newton observations and corresponding theoretical works, this is the first book to address significant progress in the research of the "Hot Interstellar Matter in Elliptical Galaxies". A fundamental understanding of the physical properties of the hot ISM in elliptical... more...

  • The Casual Sky Observer's Guideby Rony De Laet

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    "The Casual Sky Observer's Pocket Guide" offers an observing program for occasional amateur observers looking for some quick, fun astronomy adventures under the stars. In the real world, where time for observing is limited, the weather is seldom perfect, and expensive equipment is not an option, amateur astronomy may not be seen as a... more...

  • Celestial Delightsby Francis Reddy

    Springer 2011; US$ 44.95

    Celestial Delights is essentially a 'TV Guide' for teh sky. This will be its third edition. This title, which has aggregated sales of about 20,000 copies to date in its two previous editions and has found a niche with skygazers, is much awaited. Through extensive graphics integrated with an eight-year-long calendar of sky events, it provides... more...

  • The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-Sky Catalogsby Jerry D. Cavin

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    Every amateur astronomer has at least heard of the many different catalogs of deep-sky objects; the most well known are the Messier, the Caldwell, the Herschel, and the NGC. All of these catalogs are, in general, readily available, but very few amateur observers are in a position to choose the best catalog for their particular deep-sky observing program,... more...

  • The Astronomer Jules Janssenby Françoise Launay

    Springer 2011; US$ 149.00

    A physicist and an inventor, Jules Janssen (1824-1907) devoted his life to astronomical research. He spent many years traveling around the world to observe total Solar eclipses, demonstrating that a new era of science had just come thanks to the use of both spectroscopy and photography, and persuading the French Government of the necessity of founding... more...

  • A Field Guide to Deep-Sky Objectsby Michael D. Inglis

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    This star guide enables amateur astronomers to focus on a class of object, and using an observation list that begins with the easiest object, find and move progressively over a period of months to more difficult targets. Includes detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object. Amateur astronomers of all levels will find this book invaluable... more...

  • Ancient Astronomical Observations and the Study of the Moon’s Motion (1691-1757)by John M. Steele

    Springer 2012; US$ 149.00

    The discovery of a gradual acceleration in the moon's mean motion by Edmond Halley in the last decade of the seventeenth century led to a revival of interest in reports of astronomical observations from antiquity. These observations provided the only means to study the moon's 'secular acceleration', as this newly-discovered acceleration... more...

  • Astronomy with a Budget Telescopeby Patrick Moore; John Watson

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.99

    "Astronomy with a Budget Telescope, 2nd Edition" is a complete introduction to buying and using a low-cost amateur astronomical telescope. It provides essential hints and tips about what to look for when buying on a budget - the best are now excellent value, but they all lack an astronomer's advice about setting them up and using them.... more...

  • Fundamental Questions of Practical Cosmologyby Yurij Baryshev; Pekka Teerikorpi

    Springer 2011; US$ 189.00

    This book guides readers (astronomers, physicists, and university students) through central questions of Practical Cosmology, a term used by the late Allan Sandage to denote the modern scientific endeavor to find the cosmological model best describing the universe of galaxies, its geometry, size, age, and matter composition. The authors draw on their... more...