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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Star Clusters in the Era of Large Surveysby André Moitinho; João Alves

    Springer 2011; US$ 219.00

    The symposium "Star Clusters in the Era of Large Surveys" was held in Lisbon on Sep 9-10 during the JENAM 2010. It served as a platform for discussing what and how recent, on-going and planned large-area ground-based and space-based surveys can contribute to producing a major leap in this research field, which has a strong European history. Scientific... more...

  • How Likely is Extraterrestrial Life?by J. Woods Halley

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    What does existing scientific knowledge about physics, chemistry, meteorology and biology tell us about the likelihood of extraterrestrial life and civilizations? And what does the fact that there is currently no credible scientific evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial biospheres or civilizations teach us? This book reviews the various scientific... 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...