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  • 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...

  • Geodesy for Planet Earthby Steve Kenyon; Maria Christina Pacino; Urs Marti

    Springer 2012; US$ 559.00

    These proceedings include the written version of 130 papers presented at the International Association of Geodesy IAG2009 'Geodesy for Planet Earth' Scientific Assembly. It was held 31 August to 4 September 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The theme 'Geodesy for Planet Earth' was selected to follow the International Year of Planet Earth... 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...

  • Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescopeby Philip Pugh

    Springer 2011; US$ 44.95

    "Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope" contains descriptions and photographs of the 103 Messier objects, with instructions on how to find them without a computerized telescope or even setting circles. The photographs show how the objects appear through a 127mm Maksutov (and other instruments, where applicable). The visual... more...

  • Cosmic Updateby Fred Adams; Thomas Buchert; Laura Mersini-Houghton

    Springer 2011; US$ 69.95

    "...The Multiversal book series is equally unique, providing book-length extensions of the lectures with enough additional depth for those who truly want to explore these fields, while also providing the kind of clarity that is appropriate for interested lay people to grasp the general principles involved." - Lawrence M. Krauss Cosmic Update... more...

  • The Chemical Cosmosby Steve Miller

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    If you have ever wondered how we get from the awesome impersonality of the Big Bang universe to the point where living creatures can start to form, and evolve into beings like you, your friends and your family, wonder no more. Steve Miller provides us with a tour through the chemical evolution of the universe, from the formation of the first molecules... more...

  • Matter, Dark Matter, and Anti-Matterby Alain Mazure; Vincent Le Brun

    Springer 2011; US$ 34.95

    For over ten years, the dark side of the universe has been headline news. Detailed studies of the rotation of spiral galaxies, and 'mirages' created by clusters of galaxies bending the light from very remote objects, have convinced astronomers of the presence of large quantities of dark (unseen) matter in the cosmos. The most striking fact... more...

  • 3,000 Deep-Sky Objectsby Ted Aranda

    Springer 2011; US$ 44.95

    This title is a comprehensive set of visual descriptions of deep-sky objects visible from the northern hemisphere. It is a record of the most extensive and systematic visual survey of the sky ever done in modern times. 3,000 deep-sky objects are listed with short descriptions of the visual appearance in the author's powerful binocular telescope.... more...

  • Astronomy For Dummiesby Stephen P. Maran

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.39

    The fun and easy way to explore the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow... more...