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  • Moore on Mercuryby Patrick Moore

    Springer London 2010; US$ 29.95

    In his inimitable, easy-going style, Patrick Moore describes Mercury. In doing so he has written the most up-to-date book about Mercury for amateur astronomers. Moore writes of the professional astronomers who have observed the planet over the centuries, amateur observations, and the past, present and future space missions to this extraordinary world.... more...

  • Pianeti tra le noteby Angelo Adamo

    Springer 2010; US$ 19.95

    Una stella, otto pianeti, un centinaio di lune e una miriade di corpi minori tra plutini, asteroidi, comete, satelliti artificiali. E per ognuno di questi oggetti, spiegazioni scientifiche che condividono la scena con narrazioni dettate dal mito, con visioni della fanstascienza e con suggestioni sonore scaturite dalla penna di grandi compositori. L'autore... more...

  • Astronomers Anonymousby Steve Ringwood

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.95

    A humorous collection of questions and answers about astronomy which entertains as well as informs and offers practical advice to amateur astronomers. Includes many stories on the history of astronomy and examines myths in light of current knowledge. Illustrated with cartoons. more...

  • The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomersby Virginia Trimble; Thomas R. Williams; Katherine Bracher; Richard A. Jarrell; F. Jamil Rajep; Thomas Hockey; Marvin Bolt; Jordan D. Marche; Joann Palmeri

    Springer 2007; US$ 499.00

    The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. The two volumes include approximately 1550 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of about 400 authors edited by an editorial board of 9 historians and astronomers, and provides... more...

  • Titan Unveiledby Ralph Lorenz; Jacqueline Mitton

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    For twenty-five years following the Voyager mission, scientists speculated about Saturn's largest moon, a mysterious orb clouded in orange haze. Finally, in 2005, the Cassini-Huygens probe successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere, all the while transmitting images and data. In the early 1980s, when the two Voyager spacecraft skimmed... more...

  • New Perspectives on Aristotle's De caeloby Alan Bowen; Christian Wildberg

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Aristotle's great ambition in his De caelo was to determine the nature and structure of the geocentric universe. This collection of essays addresses key epistemological and methodological issues raised by the numerous arguments that Aristotle offers. more...

  • Chemical Cosmologyby Jan C.A. Boeyens

    Springer 2010; US$ 219.00

    The composition of the most remote objects brought into view by the Hubble telescope can no longer be reconciled with the nucleogenesis of standard cosmology and the alternative explanation, in terms of the LAMBDA-Cold-Dark-Matter model, has no recognizable chemical basis. A more rational scheme, based on the chemistry and periodicity of atomic matter,... more...

  • Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skiesby Neale Monks

    Springer 2010; US$ 34.95

    Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies is the first book specifically written for amateur astronomers who own, or who are about to purchase, a computer-controlled 'go-to' telescope. The advantage of the 'go-to' capability is enormous -- the telescope can be aimed at any object in the sky with great speed and accuracy -- which is why... more...

  • A Survey of the Almagestby Olaf Pedersen; Alexander Jones

    Springer 2011; US$ 199.00

    "The Almagest", by the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is the most important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, offering historians valuable insight into the astronomy and mathematics of the ancient world. Pedersen's 1974 publication, "A Survey of the Almagest", is the most recent in a long tradition... more...

  • The Origins of the Universe for Dummiesby Stephen Pincock; Mark Frary

    Wiley 2011; US$ 23.96

    Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but don?t have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? ?Course you do ? and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most wonderful question... more...