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3-D Star Maps: A View of the Universe in Three Dimensions

Richard Monkhouse, John Cox

1989    96 pages    (Harpercollins)

LCC: QB6

LCCN: 89045031    ISBN 13: 9780060161316    ISBN 10: 0060161310

Astronomical map makers and computer experts Richard Monhouse and John Cox make the night sky come to life in this unique 3-D book. Stars, gas clouds and galaxies leap form the page when you wear the special 3-D glasses.

Astronomical map makers and computer experts Richard Monhouse and John Cox make the night sky come to life in this unique 3-D book. Stars, gas clouds and galaxies leap form the page when you wear the special 3-D glasses. [less]

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30-Second Astronomy: The 50 Most Mindblowing Discoveries in Astronomy, Each Explained in Half a Minute

Francois Fressin, Mary-Jo Waeber

2014    160 pages    (Metro)

LCC: QB64

ISBN 13: 9781435152601    ISBN 10: 1435152603

How hot is Venus? Can you distinguish between a pulsar and a quasar? Is there a universe or a multiverse? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? How do we map the Cosmic Microwave Background? Most tantalizing of all: Is there anyone out there? The answers to these and many other far-out questions lie in your hands. Everyone's gazing at the heavens, but a voyage through the star-studded contents of this book will blow your mind. 30-Second Astronomy encapsulates the terrifying [...]

How hot is Venus? Can you distinguish between a pulsar and a quasar? Is there a universe or a multiverse? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? How do we map the Cosmic Microwave Background? Most tantalizing of all: Is there anyone out there? The answers to these and many other far-out questions lie in your hands. Everyone's gazing at the heavens, but a voyage through the star-studded contents of this book will blow your mind. 30-Second Astronomy encapsulates the terrifying hugeness of the cosmos into bite-size particles that mere earthlings can understand: 50 incredible discoveries brought down to Earth using no more than two pages, 300 words, and a picture. This one small volume takes you on a cosmic tour, shedding light on the most awesome of objects and places, explaining some very big ideas, concepts, and discoveries, and presenting the scientists and observers who have done so much to crack Life, the Universe, and Everything. Welcome aboard. [less]

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50 Best Astrophotography Targets for Beginners

Allan Hall

2018    260 pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781717544827    ISBN 10: 1717544827

Are you interested in astrophotography?Do you need good information that can help you as a starting point?Taking images of objects that are millions of miles from Earth is about as complicated as it sounds and when you start out you will find it hard to target the right ones.Size, brightness and type are just a few of the more common considerations, but there are many more that relate to the type of equipment you have to hand and what the best tools for the job will be.Now, with 50 Best [...]

Are you interested in astrophotography?Do you need good information that can help you as a starting point?Taking images of objects that are millions of miles from Earth is about as complicated as it sounds and when you start out you will find it hard to target the right ones.Size, brightness and type are just a few of the more common considerations, but there are many more that relate to the type of equipment you have to hand and what the best tools for the job will be.Now, with 50 Best Astrophotography Targets for Beginners, you have a handy information guide that will provide the starting place you seek, with information on:* How to get started* Tackling close objects like the sun and moon* Rosette nebula* Sombrero galaxy* Southern pinwheel galaxy* Lagoon nebula* Andromeda galaxy* Pleiades* And many more...Once you have mastered the techniques needed to take stunning photographs of these amazing features you can move on to further reading on the subject, but making sure that you are taking quality images of some of these is the first step.Designed with the novice in mind, 50 Best Astrophotography Targets for Beginners provides good, clear information in an easily understood format, allowing you to take the photographs you've always wanted to take. It even includes photographs that realistically shows you what you can expect to achieve.Get a copy today and see how it will improve the way you take amazing shots of the heavens that will impress and delight friends and family alike! [less]

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50 Targets for the Mid-Sized Telescope

John Read

2017    (John A. Read)

ISBN 13: 9780692858417    ISBN 10: 0692858415

Written as a follow up to 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, with virtually no overlap in content, 50 Targets for the Mid-Sized Telescope introduces the beginner stargazer to a wonderful new set of astronomical objects. With easy to follow star maps, unique for each target, the budding astronomer will be exploring the universe like never before.

Written as a follow up to 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, with virtually no overlap in content, 50 Targets for the Mid-Sized Telescope introduces the beginner stargazer to a wonderful new set of astronomical objects. With easy to follow star maps, unique for each target, the budding astronomer will be exploring the universe like never before. [less]

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365 Starry Nights : An Introduction to Astronomy for Every Night of the Year

Chet Raymo

1990    240 pages    (Simon & Schuster)

LCC: QB64

ISBN 13: 9780671766061    ISBN 10: 0671766066

THE AMATEUR STARGAZER'S ULTIMATE HOME COMPANION 365 Starry Nights is a unique and fascinating introduction to astronomy designed to give you a complete, clear picture of the sky every night of the year. Divided into 365 concise, illustrated essays, it focuses on the aesthetic as well as the scientific aspects of stargazing. It offers the most up-to-date information available, with hundreds of charts, drawings, and maps-that take you beyond the visible canopy of stars and constellations into [...]

THE AMATEUR STARGAZER'S ULTIMATE HOME COMPANION 365 Starry Nights is a unique and fascinating introduction to astronomy designed to give you a complete, clear picture of the sky every night of the year. Divided into 365 concise, illustrated essays, it focuses on the aesthetic as well as the scientific aspects of stargazing. It offers the most up-to-date information available, with hundreds of charts, drawings, and maps-that take you beyond the visible canopy of stars and constellations into the unseen realm of nebulae and galaxies. This simple yet substantial text is full of critical information and helpful hints on how to observe the stars; describe their position; calculate their age, brightness, and distance; and much more. Whether you observe the sky with a telescope or the naked eye, 365 Starry Nights makes the infinite intimate and brings the heavens within your grasp. Keep this invaluable, informative guide close at hand, and you'll find that the sky is the limit 365 nights a year. [less]

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924 Elementary Problems and Answers in Solar System Astronomy

James A. Van Allen

1993    250 pages    (Univ of Iowa Pr)

LCC: QB502

LCCN: 93024605    ISBN 13: 9780877454342    ISBN 10: 0877454345

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Advanced Amateur Astronomy

Gerald North

1997    416 pages    (Cambridge University Press)

LCC: QB45.N67

LCCN: 96051100    ISBN 13: 9780521574075    ISBN 10: 0521574072

Written by an accomplished amateur astronomer and available for the first time in North America, this advanced guide is designed to take your evening explorations to new heights. Beginning with an explanation of the fundamental principles of practical astronomy, author North provides essential information on telescope optics, the atmosphere, astrophotography, electronic imaging, and telescope hardware (including how to select equipment and diagnose faulty telescopes). This knowledge is then [...]

Written by an accomplished amateur astronomer and available for the first time in North America, this advanced guide is designed to take your evening explorations to new heights. Beginning with an explanation of the fundamental principles of practical astronomy, author North provides essential information on telescope optics, the atmosphere, astrophotography, electronic imaging, and telescope hardware (including how to select equipment and diagnose faulty telescopes). This knowledge is then applied to the full range of celestial bodies accessible by telescope: the solar system, stars and galaxies. For those amateur astronomers who are bored with making simple observations, chapters on photometry, spectroscopy and radio astronomy bring observational astronomy to a level where data of real scientific value can be acquired. This book is a must for any amateur astronomer wanting a new way to look at the sky. [less]

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Albert Einstein, Philosopher-Scientist: The Library of Living Philosophers Volume VII

1998    800 pages    (Open Court)

LCC: QC16.E5

LCCN: 70121152    ISBN 13: 9780875482866    ISBN 10: 0875482864

Written by the man considered the "Person of the Century" by Time magazine, this is not a glimpse into Einstein's personal life, but an extension and elaboration into his thinking on science. Two of the great theories of the physical world were created in the early 20th century: the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Einstein created the theory of relativity and was also one of the founders of quantum theory. Here, Einstein describes the failure of classical mechanics and [...]

Written by the man considered the "Person of the Century" by Time magazine, this is not a glimpse into Einstein's personal life, but an extension and elaboration into his thinking on science. Two of the great theories of the physical world were created in the early 20th century: the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Einstein created the theory of relativity and was also one of the founders of quantum theory. Here, Einstein describes the failure of classical mechanics and the rise of the electromagnetic field, the theory of relativity, and of the quanta.Written in German by Einstein himself, the book is faced, page-by-page, with a translation by the noted Professor of Philosophy Paul Arthur Schilpp. [less]

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Albert Einstein: The Human Side

167 pages    (Princeton University Press)

LCC: QC16.E5 A33

LCCN: 78070289    ISBN 13: 9780691082318    ISBN 10: 0691082316

Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in these personal papers, most of them never before published, from the Einstein archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery that scientists classify humans as animals, as to a Colorado banker, who asked whether he believed in a personal God. Witty rhymes, and exchange about fine music with Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, and expressions of his devotion to Zionism are [...]

Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in these personal papers, most of them never before published, from the Einstein archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery that scientists classify humans as animals, as to a Colorado banker, who asked whether he believed in a personal God. Witty rhymes, and exchange about fine music with Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, and expressions of his devotion to Zionism are but some of the highlights found in this rare, warm enriching book. [less]

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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

Tanya Lee Stone

2009    144 pages    (Candlewick)

LCC: TL789.85.A1

ISBN 13: 9780763645021    ISBN 10: 97807636450

They had the right stuff. They defied the prejudices of the time. And they blazed a trail for generations of women to follow.What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape — any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave [...]

They had the right stuff. They defied the prejudices of the time. And they blazed a trail for generations of women to follow.What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape — any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a man. Here is the tale of thirteen women who proved that they were not only as tough as the toughest man but also brave enough to challenge the government. They were blocked by prejudice, jealousy, and the scrawled note of one of the most powerful men in Washington. But even though the Mercury 13 women did not make it into space, they did not lose, for their example empowered young women to take their place in the sky, piloting jets and commanding space capsules. ALMOST ASTRONAUTS is the story of thirteen true pioneers of the space age. [less]

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Amateur Astronomer's Catalog of Five Hundred Deep-Sky Objects

Ronald J. Morales

1986    128 pages    (Aztex Corporation)

LCC: QB63

LCCN: 83073052    ISBN 13: 9780894040764    ISBN 10: 0894040766

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Amateur Astronomer's Glossary, The

Patrick Moore

1967    162 pages    (Norton)

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Amateur Astronomer's Pathfinder, The

Colin Humphrey, Science Photo Library Staff (Photographer)

1992    144 pages    (John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated)

LCC: QB63.H76

LCCN: 92015688    ISBN 13: 9780471934523    ISBN 10: 0471934526

Had the human race evolved on Venus there would be no books on astronomy, simply because there would be no subject called astronomy. Venus's atmosphere is so dense that there is no clear sky, so no starlight can penetrate the thick cloud cover and no planets can be seen.

Had the human race evolved on Venus there would be no books on astronomy, simply because there would be no subject called astronomy. Venus's atmosphere is so dense that there is no clear sky, so no starlight can penetrate the thick cloud cover and no planets can be seen. [less]

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Amateur Telescope Making - Book 3

Albert G. Ingalls, ed.

1977    (Scientific American)

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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

David Baron

2017    352 pages    (Liveright)

LCC: Q127.U6 B2755

LCCN: 2017009679    ISBN 13: 9781631490163    ISBN 10: 1631490168

Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon’s shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event―a total solar eclipse―offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system’s most enduring [...]

Richly illustrated and meticulously researched, American Eclipse ultimately depicts a young nation that looked to the skies to reveal its towering ambition and expose its latent genius.On a scorching July afternoon in 1878, at the dawn of the Gilded Age, the moon’s shadow descended on the American West, darkening skies from Montana Territory to Texas. This rare celestial event―a total solar eclipse―offered a priceless opportunity to solve some of the solar system’s most enduring riddles, and it prompted a clutch of enterprising scientists to brave the wild frontier in a grueling race to the Rocky Mountains. Acclaimed science journalist David Baron, long fascinated by eclipses, re-creates this epic tale of ambition, failure, and glory in a narrative that reveals as much about the historical trajectory of a striving young nation as it does about those scant three minutes when the blue sky blackened and stars appeared in mid-afternoon.In vibrant historical detail, American Eclipse animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late nineteenth-century American astronomy, bringing to life the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure. James Craig Watson, virtually forgotten in the twenty-first century, was in his day a renowned asteroid hunter who fantasized about becoming a Gilded Age Galileo. Hauling a telescope, a star chart, and his long-suffering wife out west, Watson believed that he would discover Vulcan, a hypothesized "intra-Mercurial" planet hidden in the sun’s brilliance. No less determined was Vassar astronomer Maria Mitchell, who―in an era when women’s education came under fierce attack―fought to demonstrate that science and higher learning were not anathema to femininity. Despite obstacles erected by the male-dominated astronomical community, an indifferent government, and careless porters, Mitchell courageously charged west with a contingent of female students intent on observing the transcendent phenomenon for themselves. Finally, Thomas Edison―a young inventor and irrepressible showman―braved the wilderness to prove himself to the scientific community. Armed with his newest invention, the tasimeter, and pursued at each stop by throngs of reporters, Edison sought to leverage the eclipse to cement his place in history. What he learned on the frontier, in fact, would help him illuminate the world.With memorable accounts of train robberies and Indian skirmishes, David Baron’s page-turning drama refracts nineteenth-century science through the mythologized age of the Wild West, revealing a history no less fierce and fantastical. 8 pages of color photographs; 65 illustrations; map [less]

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ANCIENT ASTRONOMERS (Exploring the Ancient World)

Anthony Aveni

1995    176 pages    (Smithsonian)

LCC: GN799.A8

LCCN: 93038463    ISBN 13: 9780895990372    ISBN 10: 0895990377

Anthony F. Aveni Number Of Pages 176 pages Series Exploring the Ancient World Ser. Format Trade Cloth Publication Date 1995-06-17 Language English Publisher Smithsonian Institution Press [...]

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Anthropic Cosmological Principle (Oxford Paperbacks), The

John D. Barrow, Frank J. Tipler

1988    738 pages    (Oxford University Press)

LCC: BD511

LCCN: 87028148    ISBN 13: 9780192821478    ISBN 10: 0192821474

Ever since Copernicus, scientists have continually adjusted their view of human nature, moving it further and further from its ancient position at the center of Creation. But in recent years, a startling new concept has evolved that places it more firmly than ever in a special position. Known as the Anthropic Cosmological Principle, this collection of ideas holds that the existence of intelligent observers determines the fundamental structure of the Universe. In its most radical version, the [...]

Ever since Copernicus, scientists have continually adjusted their view of human nature, moving it further and further from its ancient position at the center of Creation. But in recent years, a startling new concept has evolved that places it more firmly than ever in a special position. Known as the Anthropic Cosmological Principle, this collection of ideas holds that the existence of intelligent observers determines the fundamental structure of the Universe. In its most radical version, the Anthropic Principle asserts that "intelligent information-processing must come into existence in the Universe, and once it comes into existence, it will never die out." This wide-ranging and detailed book explores the many ramifications of the Anthropic Cosmological Principle, covering the whole spectrum of human inquiry from Aristotle to Z bosons. Bringing a unique combination of skills and knowledge to the subject, John D. Barrow and Frank J. Tipler-two of the world's leading cosmologists-cover the definition and nature of life, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, and the interpretation of the quantum theory in relation to the existence of observers. The book will be of vital interest to philosophers, theologians, mathematicians, scientists, and historians, as well as to anyone concerned with the connection between the vastness of the universe of stars and galaxies and the existence of life within it on a small planet out in the suburbs of the Milky Way. [less]

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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon

Jeffrey Kluger

2017    320 pages    (Henry Holt and Co.)

LCC: TL789.8.U6 A54325

LCCN: 2016046157    ISBN 13: 9781627798327    ISBN 10: 1627798323

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting [...]

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumphIn August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and since then the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. Meanwhile, the Russians were winning the space race, the Cold War was getting hotter by the month, and President Kennedy’s promise to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed sure to be broken. But when Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders were summoned to a secret meeting and told of the dangerous mission, they instantly signed on.Written with all the color and verve of the best narrative non-fiction, Apollo 8 takes us from Mission Control to the astronaut’s homes, from the test labs to the launch pad. The race to prepare an untested rocket for an unprecedented journey paves the way for the hair-raising trip to the moon. Then, on Christmas Eve, a nation that has suffered a horrendous year of assassinations and war is heartened by an inspiring message from the trio of astronauts in lunar orbit. And when the mission is over―after the first view of the far side of the moon, the first earth-rise, and the first re-entry through the earth’s atmosphere following a flight to deep space―the impossible dream of walking on the moon suddenly seems within reach. The full story of Apollo 8 has never been told, and only Jeffrey Kluger―Jim Lovell’s co-author on their bestselling book about Apollo 13―can do it justice. Here is the tale of a mission that was both a calculated risk and a wild crapshoot, a stirring account of how three American heroes forever changed our view of the home planet. [less]

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Apollo Soyuz

Walter Froehlich

1976   

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Applied String Theory

Howard Bender

2016    256 pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781536874839    ISBN 10: 1536874833

With String Theory concepts and experimental data reported in peer-reviewed journals, logical explanations are suggested for some of the most interesting unanswered questions in cosmology, including: #65533; Did our universe exist before the Big Bang?#65533; How did the Big Bang start?#65533; Where did the mass and energy in the universe come from?#65533; How did the basic particles and forces get their attributes?#65533; What started inflation?#65533; What stopped inflation?#65533; Did faster- [...]

With String Theory concepts and experimental data reported in peer-reviewed journals, logical explanations are suggested for some of the most interesting unanswered questions in cosmology, including: #65533; Did our universe exist before the Big Bang?#65533; How did the Big Bang start?#65533; Where did the mass and energy in the universe come from?#65533; How did the basic particles and forces get their attributes?#65533; What started inflation?#65533; What stopped inflation?#65533; Did faster-than-light expansion occur during inflation?#65533; Will our universe expand forever or crunch back?#65533; What are at the centers of galaxies? #65533; Where does the matter and energy in galaxies come from?#65533; Why is there almost no antimatter in our universe?#65533; Why are galaxies shaped the way they are?#65533; Why are clusters of galaxies shaped the way they are?#65533; Do external universes exist?#65533; Why does the nucleus of some galaxies emit intense radiation?#65533; If Quantum Entanglement is real, how does it work?#65533; What is Dark Energy?#65533; What is Dark Matter?#65533; What are the dimensions in String Theory?#65533; Where is your personality located?#65533; Is eternal life possible? [less]

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Ascent to Orbit: A Scientific Autobiography

Arthur C. Clarke

236 pages    (John Wiley & Sons Inc)

LCC: TL794.5

LCCN: 83026039    ISBN 13: 9780471879107    ISBN 10: 047187910X

A Scientific Autobiography: The technical writings of Arthur C. Clarke. Foreword by Richard R. Colino, Director General Intelsat, 1984. Bonus included with purchase - Society of Satellite Professionals October 14-16, 1987 International Celebration of Satellites in Space, Official Souvenir Program, and "The AMSAT - PHASE III SATELLITE OPERATIONS MANUAL, 1985. (Project OSCAR) [...]

A Scientific Autobiography: The technical writings of Arthur C. Clarke. Foreword by Richard R. Colino, Director General Intelsat, 1984.
Bonus included with purchase - Society of Satellite Professionals October 14-16, 1987 International Celebration of Satellites in Space, Official Souvenir Program, and "The AMSAT - PHASE III SATELLITE OPERATIONS MANUAL, 1985. (Project OSCAR) [less]

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Asteroids: A History (Smithsonian History of Aviation & Spaceflight Series)

Curtis Peebles

2000    290 pages    (Smithsonian Institution Press)

LCC: QB651

LCCN: 00020733    ISBN 13: 9781560983897    ISBN 10: 1560983892

Asteroids suggest images of a catastrophic impact with Earth, triggering infernos, tidal waves, famine, and death -- but these scenarios have obscured the larger story of how asteroids have been discovered and studied. During the past two centuries, the quest for knowledge about asteroids has involved eminent scientists and amateur astronomers, patient research and sudden intuition, advanced technology and the simplest of telescopes, newspaper headlines and Cold War secrets. Today, researchers [...]

Asteroids suggest images of a catastrophic impact with Earth, triggering infernos, tidal waves, famine, and death -- but these scenarios have obscured the larger story of how asteroids have been discovered and studied. During the past two centuries, the quest for knowledge about asteroids has involved eminent scientists and amateur astronomers, patient research and sudden intuition, advanced technology and the simplest of telescopes, newspaper headlines and Cold War secrets. Today, researchers have named and identified the mineral composition of these objects. They range in size from 33 feet to 580 miles wide and most are found in a belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Covering all aspects of asteroid investigation, Curtis Peebles shows how ideas about the orbiting boulders have evolved. He describes how such phenomena as the Moon's craters and dinosaur extinction were gradually, and by some scientists grudgingly, accepted as the results of asteroid impacts. He tells how a band of icy asteroids rimming the solar system, first proposed as a theory in the 1940s, was ignored for more than forty years until renewed interest and technological breakthroughs confirmed the existence of the Kuiper Belt. Peebles also chronicles the discovery of Shoemaker-Levy 9, a comet with twenty-two nuclei that crashed into Jupiter in 1994, releasing many times the energy of the world's nuclear arsenal. Showing how asteroid research is increasingly collaborative, the book provides insights into the evolution of scientific ideas and the ebb and flow of scientific debate. [less]

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Asteroids and Comets (Smart Words Reader)

Kathy Furgang

(Scholastic)

ISBN 13: 9780545368285    ISBN 10: 0545368286

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Astromicroscopy

Samuel D. Bissette

1994    (Cape Fear Astronomical Society)

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Astronomical Objects for Southern Telescopes

Wenst Johannes Hartung

2003    238 pages    (Cambridge University Press)

LCC: QB63

LCCN: 68027619    ISBN 13: 9780521052245    ISBN 10: 0521052246

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Astronomical Scrapbook, The

Joseph Ashbrook

1985    384 pages    (Cambridge University Press)

LCC: QB51.A77

LCCN: 84012036    ISBN 13: 9780521300452    ISBN 10: 0521300452

This collection of 83 articles on the history of astronomy is the harvest of a quarter of a century spent in seeking out intriguing, unusual and half-forgotten events. Joe Ashbrook wrote a column regularly for the monthly magazine Sky and Telescope. Professor Owen Gingerich, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has helped in the selection of the very best of these timeless vignettes, and he has contributed a foreword to the collection. Each article has been edited, and in some [...]

This collection of 83 articles on the history of astronomy is the harvest of a quarter of a century spent in seeking out intriguing, unusual and half-forgotten events. Joe Ashbrook wrote a column regularly for the monthly magazine Sky and Telescope. Professor Owen Gingerich, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has helped in the selection of the very best of these timeless vignettes, and he has contributed a foreword to the collection. Each article has been edited, and in some cases modified, to take account of any subsequent discoveries. Articles are grouped into themes covering biography, telescopes, the solar systems, stars and galaxies, and star atlases. Much of the material cannot be found in standard references in the history of astronomy. [less]

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Astronomy

Richard Talcott

2008    256 pages    (John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated)

LCC: QB44.3.T35

LCCN: 2008938865    ISBN 13: 9780470343821    ISBN 10: 0470343826

From dramatic lunar eclipses to brilliant comets, the night sky fascinates people. Brimming with beautiful color photos, this book walks you through everything you need to know to maximize your enjoyment of astronomy, from choosing a telescope to identifying constellations and planets. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or lifelong stargazer, you can turn to this book for practical guidance on observing stars, planets, moons, and galaxies; tracking meteors, comets, and eclipses; choosing tools [...]

From dramatic lunar eclipses to brilliant comets, the night sky fascinates people. Brimming with beautiful color photos, this book walks you through everything you need to know to maximize your enjoyment of astronomy, from choosing a telescope to identifying constellations and planets. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or lifelong stargazer, you can turn to this book for practical guidance on observing stars, planets, moons, and galaxies; tracking meteors, comets, and eclipses; choosing tools for viewing; and photographing the skies. Helpful star maps, charts, and timetables bring the sky to life! [less]

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Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (7th Edition)

Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

2012    576 pages    (Addison-Wesley)

LCC: QB43.2

LCCN: 2012026382    ISBN 13: 9780321815354    ISBN 10: 0321815351

For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses.   With Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, the briefer version of their two seminal textbooks, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos. In the Seventh Edition, Chaisson and McMillan ignite your interest with increased coverage of the most exciting, current discoveries in astronomy [...]

For one-semester Introduction to Astronomy courses.   With Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, the briefer version of their two seminal textbooks, trusted authors Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan continue to emphasize three major themes: the process of science, the size and scale of the universe, and the evolution of the cosmos. In the Seventh Edition, Chaisson and McMillan ignite your interest with increased coverage of the most exciting, current discoveries in astronomy and create a bridge to scientific understanding with student-friendly art and better learning tools. [less]

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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Fifth Edition

Dinah L. Moche

2000    368 pages    (Wiley)

LCC: QB45.2

LCCN: 77027367    ISBN 13: 9780471383536    ISBN 10: 0471383538

Feel at home among the stars with this acclaimed astronomy self-teaching guide . . ."A lively, up-to-date account of the basic principles of astronomy and exciting current fields of research."-Science Digest"One of the best ways by which one can be introduced to the wonders of astronomy."-The Strolling Astronomer"Excellent . . . provides stimulating reading and actively involves the reader in astronomy."-The ReflectorFrom stars, planets, and galaxies to the [...]

Feel at home among the stars with this acclaimed astronomy self-teaching guide . . ."A lively, up-to-date account of the basic principles of astronomy and exciting current fields of research."-Science Digest"One of the best ways by which one can be introduced to the wonders of astronomy."-The Strolling Astronomer"Excellent . . . provides stimulating reading and actively involves the reader in astronomy."-The ReflectorFrom stars, planets, and galaxies to the mysteries of black holes, the Big Bang, and the possibility of life on other planets, this new edition of Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide brings the fascinating night sky to life for every student and amateur stargazer.With a unique self-teaching format, Astronomy clearly explains the essentials covered in an introductory college-level course. Written by an award-winning author, this practical guide offers beginners an easy way to quickly grasp the basic principles of astronomy.To help you further appreciate the wonders of the cosmos, this book also includes:* Star and Moon maps that identify objects in the sky* Objectives, reviews, and self-tests that monitor your progress* Simple activities that help you to test basic principles at your own paceUpdated with the latest discoveries, new photographs, and references to the best astronomy Web sites, this newest edition of Astronomy imparts an extraordinary appreciation of the elegant beauty of the universe.Over 2 Million Wiley Self-Teaching Guides in Print [less]

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Astronomy: A Simplified Field Guide to the Stars, Planets, and the Universe (Peterson First Guides)

Jay M. Pasachoff

1988    128 pages    (Houghton Mifflin Company)

LCC: QB46.P376

LCCN: 87026143    ISBN 13: 9780395467909    ISBN 10: 0039546790

A clear, up-to-date text covering virtually everything in the sky concisely but accurately tells how to get started in astronomy--without even a telescope or a pair of binoculars. 65 color photos, 24 color sky maps.

A clear, up-to-date text covering virtually everything in the sky concisely but accurately tells how to get started in astronomy--without even a telescope or a pair of binoculars. 65 color photos, 24 color sky maps. [less]

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Astronomy and the Imagination

Norman Davidson, Leslie White (Foreword by)

1985    237 pages    (Routledge)

LCC: QB43.2

ISBN 13: 9780710203717    ISBN 10: 0710203713

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Astronomy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained, The

DK

2017    352 pages    (DK)

LCC: QB15.A882

LCCN: 2017446518    ISBN 13: 9781465464187    ISBN 10: 1465464182

An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos—from ancient times to the present day.From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain [...]

An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos—from ancient times to the present day.From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow.Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject. [less]

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Astronomy Factfinder

Tim Furniss

1999    256 pages    (DP/ Dempsey Parr)

LCC: QB44.2

ISBN 13: 9781840845181    ISBN 10: 184084518X

Well written, beautifully illustrated book by well known author Tim Furniss. Book is organized into 11 major sections including "Exploring the Universe"; The Solar System"; "Space Exploration"; Astronauts in Space,"Star Charts" and more..

Well written, beautifully illustrated book by well known author Tim Furniss. Book is organized into 11 major sections including "Exploring the Universe"; The Solar System"; "Space Exploration"; Astronauts in Space,"Star Charts" and more.. [less]

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Astronomy for Amateurs

Camille Flammarion

2015    164 pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781507503768    ISBN 10: 1507503768

The Science of Astronomy is sublime and beautiful. Noble, elevating, consoling, divine, it gives us wings, and bears us through Infinitude. In these ethereal regions all is pure, luminous, and splendid. Dreams of the Ideal, even of the Inaccessible, weave their subtle spells upon us. The imagination soars aloft, and aspires to the sources of Eternal Beauty.

The Science of Astronomy is sublime and beautiful. Noble, elevating, consoling, divine, it gives us wings, and bears us through Infinitude. In these ethereal regions all is pure, luminous, and splendid. Dreams of the Ideal, even of the Inaccessible, weave their subtle spells upon us. The imagination soars aloft, and aspires to the sources of Eternal Beauty. [less]

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Astronomy For Dummies

Stephen P. Maran

2017    384 pages    (For Dummies)

LCC: QB63

LCCN: 2017947198    ISBN 13: 9781119374244    ISBN 10: 1119374243

Your updated guide to exploring the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to exploring the night sky. Plus, this new edition also comes with chapter quizzes online to help your understanding. For as long as [...]

Your updated guide to exploring the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to exploring the night sky. Plus, this new edition also comes with chapter quizzes online to help your understanding. For as long as people have been walking the earth, those people have looked up into the night sky and wondered about the nature of the cosmos. Without the benefit of science to provide answers, they relied on myth and superstition to help them make sense of what they saw. Lucky for us, we live at a time when regular folks, equipped with nothing more than their naked eyes, can look up into the night sky and gain admittance to infinite wonders. If you know what to look for, you can make out planets, stars, galaxies, and even galactic clusters comprising hundreds of millions of stars and spanning millions of light-years. Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, or enrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies gives you a reason to look into the heavens. Includes updated schedules of coming eclipses of the Sun and Moon and a revised planetary appendix Covers recent discoveries in space, such as water on the Moon and Pluto's demotion from "planet" status Collects new websites, lists of telescope motels, sky-watching guides, and suggestions for beginner's telescopes and suppliers Provides free online access to chapter quizzes to help you understand the content Ever wonder what's out there in the big ol' universe? This is the book for you! [less]

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Astronomy in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant

Giles Sparrow

2015    416 pages    (Quercus Publishing)

LCC: QB44.3.S625

LCCN: 2015513392    ISBN 13: 9781848667235    ISBN 10: 184866723X

What happens when a star dies? How many asteroids are in our solar system? Can galaxies collide? What is dark energy? Astronomy in Minutes answers all these questions and more as it condenses 200 key concepts into easily digestible essays. From Trojan asteroids to stellar black holes, and from superclusters to cosmic microwave background, this book will take you on an essential tour around the universe. Beginning with the specks and constellations that we see in the night sky, and then zooming [...]

What happens when a star dies? How many asteroids are in our solar system? Can galaxies collide? What is dark energy? Astronomy in Minutes answers all these questions and more as it condenses 200 key concepts into easily digestible essays. From Trojan asteroids to stellar black holes, and from superclusters to cosmic microwave background, this book will take you on an essential tour around the universe. Beginning with the specks and constellations that we see in the night sky, and then zooming in on the objects and 'matter' beyond the naked eye, Astronomy in Minutes draws on established theories and recent research. Each essay is accompanied by an image or a clear diagram to help unravel complex ideas. Beginning with the constellations and finishing with the latest cosmological theories, this is the perfect reference guide to this fascinating subject. Contents include: The celestial sphere, Piscis Austrinus, the Earth-Moon system, Io and Ganymede, Kuiper Belt Objects, Measuring stellar properties, Nuclear fusion, Red and orange dwarfs, Open star clusters, Planetary nebulae, Supernova remnants, Cosmic expansion, Quasars and blazars, Nature of spacetime, Nucleosynthesis and the Anthropic Principle. [less]

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