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  • Titan: Exploring an Earthlike Worldby Athena Coustenis; Fredric W. Taylor

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 108.00

    Titan: Exploring an Earthlike World presents the most comprehensive description in book form of what is currently known about Titan, the largest satellite of the planet Saturn and arguably the most intriguing and mysterious world in the Solar System. Because of its resemblance to our own planet, Titan is often described as a “frozen primitive... more...

  • Beyond the Moonby James Greig McCully

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 98.00

    Finally, someone has written a comprehensive, easily readable explanation of the tides on earth that is both simple enough for students and solid enough for their professors. Step by step, by analogy and illustration, Beyond the Moon describes how the cyclical motion of the near solar system is impressed upon the earth's oceans, and how the hydraulics... more...

  • Titanby Athena Coustenis; Fred Taylor

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1999; US$ 87.00

    This is the first book to deal with Titan, one of the most mysterious bodies in the solar system. The largest satellite of the giant planet Saturn, Titan is itself larger than the planet Mercury, and is unique in being the only known moon with a thick atmosphere. In addition, its atmosphere bears a startling resemblance to the Earth's, but is... 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...

  • Astronomy Methodsby Hale Bradt

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 71.00

    A 2003 introduction to basic practical tools, methods and phenomena that underlie quantitative astronomy. more...

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogueby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 31.95

     The publication in 1632 of Galileo?s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican ?marked a crucial moment in the ?scientific revolution? and helped Galileo become the ?father of modern science?. The Dialogue ?contains Galileo?s mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicus?s... more...

  • The Amateur Astronomerby Patrick Moore

    Springer 2006; US$ 69.95

    Introduces astronomy and amateur observing together. This edition includes photographs and illustrations. The comprehensive appendices provide hints and tips, as well as data for every aspect of amateur astronomy. This work is useful for amateur astronomers. more...

  • Methods of Celestial Mechanicsby Gerhard Beutler

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 89.95

    G. Beutler's Methods of Celestical Mechanics is a coherent textbook for students as well as an excellent reference for practitioners. The first volume gives a thorough treatment of celestial mechanics and presents all the necessary mathematical details that a professional would need. more...

  • Chemical Abundances and Mixing in Stars in the Milky Way and its Satellitesby L. Pasquini; S. Randich

    Springer 2006; US$ 129.00

    The field of chemical abundances and internal mixing of elements in stars has made large progress. Covering the proceedings of the ESO Workshop held in Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy, this book covers topics from chemical abundances in the different components of the Milky Way to the big bang nucleosynthesis and galaxy formation and evolution. more...

  • The Urban Astronomer's Guideby Rod Mollise

    Springer 2006; US$ 44.95

    Covers the "why," "how," and "what" of astronomy under light-polluted skies. This book is aimed at urban astronomers and showcases the countless objects - galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters - that can be seen in even in heavily light polluted urban skies. more...