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Stars and Planets: a Companion Guide for Amateur Astronomers

By: Ekrutt, Joachim

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Hauppauge, New York, U. S. A., Barrons Educational Series Inc: 1992

Seller ID: 002816


This book is a manual of the heavens that teaches you astronomy. It includes charts of the heavens for each month of the year for the northern and southern hemispheres. These are handy to take outdoors (with a small flashlight) to learn the different constellations. It also includes an A-to-Z dictionary of astronomical terms, lots of tips, including which planets can be seen without aid, and what can be seen with binoculars. There are many beautiful photographs of variou... View more info

Stardust

By: Gribbin, John

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002020


Life begins with the process of star formation. Except for hydrogen, every single atom of every single element in our bodies has been manufactured inside stars and then scattered across the universe in great stellar explosions known as supernovae, only then to be recycled as part of us. The hydrogen is primordial material, produced in the Big Bang, but everything else has been built up in the burning hearts of stars. We are made of stardust. Here John Gribbin relates the... View more info

The Incredible Journey to the Planets

By: Harris, Nicholas

Price: $6.44

Publisher: England, Orpheus: 1999

Seller ID: 003641


Jump from planet to planet through the series of windows cut in this book! What would it be like to make an amazing voyage through space, visiting each of the planets in turn? Find out by reading this fascinating and unique book. Whichever page you're on, you'll see all the planets in both directions. Start with Mercury, close to the burning heat of the Sun, then travel all the way out to lonely, freezing Pluto (okay, it's not a planet anymore! ) . Discover whether life ... View more info

The Home Planet

By: Kelley, Kevin W. (Conceived and edited by) , Cousteau, Jaques-Yves (Foreword by)

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Reading, MA, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.: 1988

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004052


Written for the Association of Space Explorers and co-published with the Soviet agency Mir. The Home Planet conveys the grandeur of Earth and the mysteries of space through 150 stunning photographs - many never before published - selected from the entire Soviet and American archives. The accompanying narrative, poetic, deeply personal, often funny, often spiritual, is woven from interviews and articles and air-to-ground transmissions, and loosely follows the chronology o... View more info

Moonshadow : Story of the Total Eclipse

By: Manners, Terry

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Great Britain, Chameleon Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002727


The daytime sky turns an eerie, deep, dark purple and then black. Earth's tides are thrown into confusion. This is the moment a solar eclipse becomes total, the moment that has frightened and fascinated mankind since prehistoric times. This book reveals the story of solar eclipses through time, and describes and explains how they work. This is the story of the solar eclipse. Includes a bibliography and information on how to view an eclipse safely. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12... View more info

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Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes

By: Miller, Arthur I.

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002176


Astronomy buffs and readers fascinated by the history of science will find this a compelling read. " - Publishers Weekly. Empire of the Stars is the dramatic untold story of a bitter scientific rivalry begun in 1935 between the young astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and Sir Arthur Eddington, the leading astrophysicist of the time - a rivalry that led to the discovery of black holes yet hindered the progress of astrophysics for nearly 40 years. 364 pages, inc... View more info

The Neptune File: a Story of Astronomical Rivalry and the Pioneers of Planet Hunting

By: Standage, Tom

Price: $7.38

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Walker & Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001742


The Neptune File is the first full account of the dramatic events surrounding the eighth planet's discovery, and the story of two remarkable men who were able to "see" on paper what astronomers looking through telescopes for more than 200 years had overlooked. In June, 1941, John Couch Adams, a brilliant young mathematician at Cambridge University, chanced upon a report by England's Astronomer Royal, George Airy, describing unsuccessful attempts to explain the my... View more info