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Astronomy

  • Star Maps for Southern Africaby Albert Jansen

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 11.00

    The first star guide of its kind in the southern hemisphere, this book features 96 star maps for observing the southern skies with the naked eye, standard binoculars or a small telescope. Divided into 12 sets, the maps cover all eight principal views of the sky (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW) for each month of the year and for different times during... more...

  • Data Analysis Techniques for Physical Scientistsby Claude A. Pruneau

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 72.00

    A comprehensive guide to data analysis techniques for the physical sciences including probability, statistics, data reconstruction, data correction and Monte Carlo methods. more...

  • What We See in the Starsby Kelsey Oseid

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2017; US$ 16.99

    A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more. Combining art, mythology, and science,  What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces... more...

  • Investigating the Origin of the Asteroids and Early Findings on Vestaby Clifford J. Cunningham

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 155.40

    This book assesses the origin of asteroids by analyzing the discovery of Vesta in 1807. Wilhelm Olbers, who discovered Vesta, suggested that the asteroids were the result of a primordial planet’s explosion. Cunningham studies that idea in detail through the writings of Sir David Brewster in Scotland, the era's most prolific writer about the asteroids.... more...

  • Lewis Swiftby Gary W. Kronk

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 107.58

    This biography covers the life of Lewis Swift (1820-1913), who discovered 13 comets and nearly 1,200 other deep sky objects. All 13 comets found by Swift now bear his name, including three periodic comets with periods of 6 years (11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR), 9 years (64P/Swift-Gehrels), and 133 years (109P/Swift-Tuttle). Swift's enthusiasm and success... more...

  • Not-So-Simple Stellar Populations in Star Clustersby Chengyuan Li

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 103.99

    This book focuses on understanding the stellar populations of massive star clusters and aims to investigate the origin, evolution and properties of binary systems, their collision products, as well as the general characteristics (e.g. ages, metal content) of stellar population(s) in star clusters. It introduces the basic background knowledge of various... more...

  • Planet Huntersby Lucas Ellerbroek; Andy Brown

    Reaktion Books 2017; US$ 27.00

    Astronomers are on the verge of answering one of our most profound questions: are we alone in the universe? The ability to detect life in remote solar systems is at last within sight, and its discovery—even if only in microbial form—would revolutionize our self-image. Planet Hunters is the rollicking tale of the search for extraterrestrial life... more...

  • TIM PEAKE and BRITAIN'S ROAD TO SPACEby Erik Seedhouse

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 47.81

    For centuries the British developed a reputation as a nation of explorers. From Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe to the ascent of Everest, British explorers crossed oceans and continents and ventured where few, if any, had gone before. Until very recently, that legacy of exploration had not extended to space. For decades, successive governments... more...

  • Hubbleby Giles Sparrow

    Quercus 2017; US$ 37.99

    For 20 years the Hubble Space Telescope has been hurtling around our planet at 17,500 mph sending spectacularly sharp images of the universe back to Earth. Hubble is a visual celebration of this large and versatile telescope's astonishing scientific and technical achievements. This fully revised and updated edition of Hubble: Window on... more...

  • The Planet Factoryby Elizabeth Tasker

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 15.99

    Twenty years ago, the search for planets outside the Solar System was a job restricted to science-fiction writers. Now it's one of the fastest-growing fields in astronomy with thousands of exoplanets discovered to date, and the number is rising fast. These new-found worlds are more alien than anything in fiction. Planets larger than Jupiter with years... more...