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  • The Astronomer Jules Janssenby Françoise Launay

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 124.00

    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$ 34.95

    "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$ 469.00

    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$ 199.00

    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...

  • Fundamental Questions of Practical Cosmologyby Yurij Baryshev; Pekka Teerikorpi

    Springer 2011; US$ 169.00

    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...

  • Astronomy For Dummiesby Stephen P. Maran

    Wiley 2012; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • Die Spur des Abendsternsby Gudrun Bucher

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 27.61

    Am 6. Juni 2012 findet ein astronomisches Ereignis statt, das keiner von uns ein weiteres Mal erleben wird. Die Bahn der Venus führt an diesem Tag genau zwischen Erde und Sonne hindurch, so dass die Venus für mehrere Stunden als kleiner dunkler Punkt vor der Sonne zu sehen ist. Dies nennt man den Venustransit, der teilweise auch in Deutschland zu beobachten... more...