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  • 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...

  • A Survey of the Almagestby Olaf Pedersen; Alexander Jones

    Springer New York 2010; 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 of companions to the... more...

  • Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skiesby Neale Monks

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 34.95

    This is the first book specifically written for amateur astronomers who own, or who are about to purchase, a computer-controlled ?go-to? telescope. The ?go-to? capability is huge, and this book offers fascinating deep-sky objects and detailed observing lists. more...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 26.50 US$ 21.20

    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... more...

  • Exoplanetenby Sven Piper

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 29.99

    Die Erforschung des Weltalls und die Suche nach anderen Planeten entwickeln sich in den letzten Jahren rasant. Trotz begrenzter technischer Möglichkeiten wurden schon über 450 extrasolare Planeten entdeckt. Diese Einführung in die Forschung gibt detaillierte Einblicke in die Methodik, Missionen und Ergebnisse der Thematik sowie einen Ausblick auf... more...

  • 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$ 29.99

    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...