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Stars; Atlases

  • The Constellation Observing Atlasby Grant Privett; Kevin Jones

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 33.02

    Designed for anyone who wishes to learn the constellations or observe the best and brightest deep sky objects and double stars, this book contains an alphabetical list of constellations complete with star maps, historical background, and highlights of deep sky objects. Each entry contains position and physical information on enough stars to support... more...

  • Asteroidsby Viorel Badescu

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 134.58

    This book investigates the prospective energy and material resources that could be gathered from asteroids and brought back to earth. It presents past and future technologies and solutions to old problems that could soon become reality. more...

  • The Asteroid Impact Connection of Planetary Evolutionby Andrew Y. Glikson

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 55.05

    When in 1981 Louis and Walter Alvarez, the father and son team, unearthed a tell-tale Iridium-rich sedimentary horizon at the 65 million years-old Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary at Gubbio, Italy, their find heralded a paradigm shift in the study of terrestrial evolution.  Since the 1980s the discovery and study of asteroid impact ejecta in the oldest... more...

  • The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceresby Christopher Russell; Carol Raymond

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 195.76

    Dawn is the first mission to orbit a main belt asteroid and the first scientific mission to use ion propulsion.  Major objectives of this mission include mapping of the surfaces of 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres,  determining its topography from stereo measurements, determining its mineralogy, measuring its elemental composition and obtaining  gravity data. ... more...

  • Dictionary of Minor Planet Namesby Lutz D. Schmadel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 220.23

    Prepared on Behalf of Commission 20 Under the Auspices of the International Astronomical Union more...

  • Star Mapsby Nick Kanas

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 48.32

    This revised and updated second edition of the popular astronomical text focuses on the development of map-making leading to today’s view of the stars. It captures the beauty of the heavens through images from antiquarian celestial prints and star atlases. more...

  • The Cambridge Atlas of Herschel Objectsby James Mullaney; Wil Tirion

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 40.00

    The first star atlas devoted to the Herschel objects, a must-have for stargazers who want to explore these fascinating objects. more...

  • Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Themby Roger Dymock

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 45.26

    The dwarf planets and asteroids themselves, their origins, orbits, and composition are described, and how amateur astronomers can play a part in their detection, tracking, and imaging.  Numerous observing techniques are covered in depth. There are also lists of amateur and professional organizations and how to submit your own observations to them. more...

  • The Making of History's Greatest Star Mapby Michael Perryman

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 33.02

    The Hipparcos project was hugely important in mapping our Galaxy. Here is a fascinating account of an important episode in astronomy, written by the scientist who played a pivotal role that brought it to fruition, and eventually to a triumphant conclusion. more...

  • Asteroids and Cometsby William B. Rice

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    The sky is filled with much to see. We see the sun during the day and the moon and stars at night. But you can see other interesting things as well—like bright lights with tails and objects that shoot straight through the stars! These things are asteroids and comets. Learn all about them in this book. 32 pages more...