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  • New Methods of Celestial Mechanicsby Jan Vrbik

    Bentham Science Publishers 2010; US$ 49.00

    The book is trying to explain the main features of Celestial Mechanics using a new technique (in this, it is very unique). Its emphasis, in terms of applications, is on the Solar System, including its most peculiar properties (such as chaos, resonances, relativistic corrections, etc.). All results are derived in a reasonably transparent manner, so... more...

  • Advanced Amateur Astronomyby Gerald North

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 64.00

    This book, first published in 1997, is for telescope owners wanting to improve their skills and make observations of real and lasting scientific value. more...

  • The Farthest Things in the Universeby Jay M. Pasachoff; Hyron Spinrad; Patrick Osmer; Edward S. Cheng

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 32.00

    This book, first published in 1994, examines the excitement and challenge of studying the most distant and powerful objects. more...

  • Heavenly Errorsby Neil F. Comins

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 27.99

    One of the great paradoxes of modern times is that the more scientists understand the natural world, the more we discover that our everyday beliefs about it are wrong. Astronomy, in particular, is one of the most misunderstood scientific disciplines. With the participation of thousands of undergraduate students, Neil F. Comins has identified and... more...

  • In Search of William Gascoigneby David Sellers

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 129.00

    This unique volume forestalls the scientific injustice that could have been inflicted on William Gascoigne. The captivating narrative tracks the gradual recovery of the 17 th -century astronomer?s trailblazing work on the telescopic sight and the micrometer. more...

  • New Eyes on the Universeby Stephen Webb

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 44.95

    This book examines twelve areas of astronomical research, from dark energy to the possibility of extraterrestrial civilizations. The author shows how observations made possible by new telescopes and techniques data might help solve some persistent mysteries. more...

  • Observing and Measuring Visual Double Starsby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 44.95

    The revised 2nd edition of this popular book adds much new material, including a guide to sketching double stars and tips on imaging doube stars of unequal brightness. Includes access to double star catalogs, software and more via the Springer Extras web site. more...

  • Eclissi!by Marco Bastoni

    Springer Milan 2012; US$ 19.95

    Le eclissi di Sole e di Luna sono fra gli spettacoli pių avvincenti della Natura; questo libro č una guida completa alla loro osservazione e spiega come cercare, vivere e fotografare questi eventi senza necessariamente essere astrofili esperti. Cosa posso osservare durante un?eclisse? Da dove? E quando? Un?accurata selezione delle 10 eclissi imperdibili... more...

  • Einführung in die moderne Kosmologieby Andrew Liddle; Sybille Otterstein

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    Dank sich stets verbessernder boden- und weltraumgestützter Teleskope stehen der Kosmologie inzwischen Daten zur Verfügung, die Rückschlüsse auf immer frühere Phasen des Universums und Vergleiche mit Modellvorstellungen erlauben. Daher gewinnt die Kosmologie in den Astronomiekursen der Universitäten beständig an Wichtigkeit.... more...

  • Astronomie und Astrophysikby Alfred Weigert; Heinrich J. Wendker; Lutz Wisotzki

    Wiley 2012; US$ 52.50

    Dieses Lehrbuch ist ein Grundkurs im besten Sinne: Beginnend mit den physikalischen und technischen Grundlagen, die für das Verständnis der weiteren astrophysikalischen Ausführungen benötigt werden, vermittelt es solides Wissen für die moderne Astrophysik, ist klar geschrieben, reich bebildert und auch in den mathematischen... more...