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  • 2018 Guide to the Night Sky: A Month-By-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above North America, Paperback
    The ideal resource for beginning sky watchers in 2018. The night sky is always an amazing sight but it's a thrill when you can locate stars or catch sight of a meteor. With 2018 Guide to the Night Sky, amateur astronomers can view the sky over the course of the year and not miss a thing. It is als..
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  • A Briefer History of Time: A Special Edition of the Science Classic, Hardcover
    FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT MINDS OF OUR TIME COMES A BOOK THAT CLARIFIES HIS MOST IMPORTANT IDEAS Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller A Brief History of Time remains a landmark volume in scientific writing. But for readers who have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts..
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  • A History of Astronomy from Thales to Kepler, Paperback
    This is the only detailed history of early astronomy available in English. Formerly published under the title ``History of the Planetary Systems from Thales to Kepler, `` it is recognized as a masterpiece of both historical insight and scientific accuracy.Beginning with the astronomical ideas of the..
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  • A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves, Paperback
    Big History, the field that integrates traditional historical scholarship with scientific insights to study the full sweep of our universe, has so far been the domain of historians. Famed geologist Walter Alvarez--best known for the ``Impact Theory`` explaining dinosaur extinction--has instead champ..
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  • A Space Traveler's Guide to the Solar System, Paperback
    On this epic voyage of discovery, astronomer Mark Thompson takes you on that journey. From how to prepare for take-off and the experience of leaving Earth's atmosphere, to the reality of living in the confines of a spaceship and the strange sensation of weightlessness, this is an adventure like no o..
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  • A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy, Paperback
    The study of astronomy offers an unlimited opportunity for us to gain a deeper understanding of our planet, the Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy and the known Universe. Using the plain-language approach that has proven highly popular in Fleisch's other Student's Guides, this book is ideal for non-..
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  • An Experiment with Time, Paperback
    J.W. Dunne (1866-1949) was an accomplished English aeronautical engineer and a designer of Britian's early military aircraft. His An Experiment with Time, first published in 1927, sparked a great deal of scientific interest in--and controversy about--his new model of multidimensional time.A series o..
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  • Astronomy for Dummies, Paperback
    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 photogra..
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  • Astronomy with a Home Telescope: The Top 50 Celestial Bodies to Discover in the Night Sky, Paperback
    See What's Out ThereTo experience the greatest show on Earth, all you have to do is look up. Whether you're stargazing from a bustling city or a small-town backyard, Astronomy with a Home Telescope helps you deepen your appreciation of the diverse, dazzling constellations--with either a home telesco..
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  • Astrophotography: The Most Spectacular Astronomical Images of the Universe, Hardcover
    Get swept up in the beauty of our universe with this collection of spectacular images taken by today's most powerful telescopes and orbiting probes. These breathtaking photographs both enthrall and inform as they capture the many wonders of outer space. Moving from the planets in our own solar syste..
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  • Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Paperback
    Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Cop..
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  • Earth and Space Coloring Book: Featuring Photographs from the Archives of NASA, Paperback
    With more than 35 magnificent images of outer space from NASA, this coloring book will capture the imagination of anyone interested in science, astronomy, and space exploration. Each spread features a full-color photograph from NASA's archives to inspire coloring on the adjacent page. NUME CARTE: Ea..
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  • Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars, Paperback
    -A definitive guide to astronomy's hottest field.- --The Economist Since its formation nearly five billion years ago, our planet has been the sole living world in a vast and silent universe. But over the past two decades, astronomers have discovered thousands of -exoplanets, - including some that co..
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  • Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback
    In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, popular science writer John Gribben tells the story of our growing understanding of galaxies, from the days before Galileo to our present-day observations of our many hundreds of millions of galactic neighbors. Not only are galaxies fascinating astronomic..
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  • Goodnight Baby Moon: A Bedtime Tale About the Moon
    A wonderfully charming bedtime story to share with children 2 and up. The perfect introduction to our moon for young children, featuring a beautiful light-up LED Moon on the book jacket.Learn about the different phases of the moon in Goodnight Baby Moon as you follow a family of little rabbits takin..
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  • Hidden Reality, Paperback
    Exhilarating and challenging, Greene explains our current understanding of the origin and evolution of the cosmos, our laws of nature, quantum theory, and the very limits of our knowledge. Greene is one of the world's best-known string theorists, and author of }The Fabric Of The Cosmos{. NUME CARTE:..
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  • Holographic Universe, Paperback
    Classic popular science book first published in 1991, which presents the strange theory that the universe is actually a 3D projection, no more real than a hologram! NUME CARTE: Holographic Universe, PaperbackISBN: 0586091718PRET EDITURA: 83.99AUTOR(i): Michael TalbotEDITURA: HarperCollins Publishers..
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  • How Do You Find an Exoplanet?, Hardcover
    Alien worlds have long been a staple of science fiction. But today, thanks to modern astronomical instrumentation and the achievements of many enterprising observational astronomers, the existence of planets outside our solar system--also known as exoplanets--has moved into the realm of science fact..
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  • How the Universe Works: An Illustrated Guide to the Cosmos and All We Know about It, Hardcover
    The cosmos is a complex and intricate system that astronomers have been trying to dissect for years. From Galileo and Copernicus to the Space Race and Modern Day NASA missions, humanity has craved more knowledge about the universe and how it works. Hundreds of years of scientific discovery, and ther..
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  • Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images, Hardcover
    Praise for the first edition: ``Superbly well produced. Any engagement with this 'cosmic portfolio, ' from picture gazing to deep reading, is grandly rewarded.`` --Booklist starred review] ``The book's precise descriptions and captions brilliantly complement the 300 full-color Hubble images . . ...
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  • In Search of the Multiverse: Parallel Worlds, Hidden Dimensions, and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality, Hardcover
    Critical acclaim for John Gribbin````The master of popular science.````--Sunday Times (London) ````Gribbin explains things very well indeed, and there's not an equation in sight.````--David Goodstein, The New York Times Book Review (on Almost Everyone's Guide to Science) ````Gribbin breathes life in..
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  • Introducing Time: A Graphic Guide, Paperback
    Introducing Time traces the history of time from Augustine's suggestion that there is no time, to the flowing time of Newton, the conventional time of Poincare, the static time of Einstein, and then back, full circle, to the idea that there is no time in quantum gravity. NUME CARTE: Introducing Time..
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  • My View of the World, Paperback
    A Nobel prize winner, a great man and a great scientist, Erwin Schrodinger has made his mark in physics, but his eye scans a far wider horizon: here are two stimulating and discursive essays which summarize his philosophical views on the nature of the world. Schrodinger's world view, derived from th..
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  • Next Time You See a Seashell, Paperback
    This book tells the amazing story behind seashells: how they are made by mollusks, used for protection and camouflage, and full of clues about all they've been through. Inspired by Next Time You See a Seashell, young readers will find these intricate objects even more fascinating when they discover ..
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  • Next Time You See a Sunset, Paperback
    ``Next time you see a sunset, stop and sit down for a while.`` This book's tempting opening line invites children and adults to take in a daily phenomenon with fresh eyes. By reading Next Time You See a Sunset together, you can learn to appreciate the spinning of the Earth, the progress of day into ..
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  • On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, Paperback
    The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model,..
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  • Our Cosmic Habitat, Paperback
    Our universe seems strangely ''biophilic, '' or hospitable to life. Is this happenstance, providence, or coincidence? According to cosmologist Martin Rees, the answer depends on the answer to another question, the one posed by Einstein's famous remark: ''What interests me most is whether God could h..
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  • Practical Astronomer, Hardcover
    This is a complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky. It teaches readers to recognise objects including moons, comets and asteroids, and explains how they move through the sky. NUME CARTE: Practical Astronomer, HardcoverISBN: 0241302234PRET EDITURA: 113.99AUTOR(i): ***EDITURA..
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  • Quarks to Culture: How We Came to Be, Hardcover
    Our world is nested, both physically and socially, and at each level we find innovations that are necessary for the next. Consider: atoms combine to form molecules, molecules combine to form single-celled organisms; when people come together, they build societies. Physics has gone far in mapping the..
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  • Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters, Paperback
    This popular guide to cosmic debris introduces the fascinating world of meteorites, astroids, comets, and impact craters. With more than 50 new photographs and updated illustrations, new and expanded appendixes, and some fun cosmic humor, ``Rocks from Space, 2nd Edition`` journeys into the last fron..
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  • Stargazing for Dummies, Paperback
    Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing..
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  • Stars and Planets: The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Solar System, Paperback
    The indispensable guide to the night sky--now in a newly updated and expanded editionIn this newly updated and expanded edition of their classic work, Ian Ridpath and Wil Tirion illuminate the night sky as never before, providing novice stargazers and professional astronomers alike with the most inf..
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  • Stars, Paperback
    Every atom of our bodies has been part of a star. In this lively and compact introduction, astrophysicist Andrew King reveals how the laws of physics force stars to evolve, driving them through successive stages of maturity before their inevitable and sometimes spectacular deaths, to end as remnants..
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  • The Cambridge Double Star Atlas, Paperback
    The Cambridge Double Star Atlas is back It is the first and only atlas of physical double stars that can be viewed with amateur astronomical instruments. Completely rewritten, this new edition explains the latest research into double stars, and looks at the equipment, techniques and opportunities t..
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  • The Cambridge Photographic Atlas of Galaxies, Hardcover
    Galaxies - the Milky Way's siblings - offer a surprising variety of forms and colours. Displaying symmetrical spiral arms, glowing red nebulae or diffuse halos, even the image of a galaxy can reveal much about its construction. All galaxies consist of gas, dust and stars, but the effects of gravity,..
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  • The Direction of Time, Paperback
    Ever a source of philosophical conjecture and debate, the concept of time represents the beating heart of physics. This final work by the distinguished physicist Hans Reichenbach represents the culmination and integration of a lifetime's philosophical contributions and inquiries into the analysis of..
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  • The Impact of Discovering Life Beyond Earth, Hardcover
    The search for life in the Universe, once the domain of science fiction, is now a robust research program with a well-defined roadmap, from studying the extremes of life on Earth to exploring the possible niches for life in the Solar System and discovering thousands of planets far beyond it. In addi..
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  • The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe, Paperback
    More than fifty years ago, John Coltrane drew the twelve musical notes in a circle and connected them by straight lines, forming a five-pointed star. Inspired by Einstein, Coltrane put physics and geometry at the core of his music. Physicist and jazz musician Stephon Alexander follows suit, using ja..
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  • The Moon: A Folding Pocket Guide to the Moon, Its Surface Features, Phases & Eclipses, Paperback
    The brightest and largest object in the night sky, the Moon is about 1/4 the diameter of Earth and is approximately 240,000 miles (385,000 km) distant. This folding pocket guide provides simplified reference to the Moon and its surface features, its phases (and how these affect gravitation on Earth)..
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  • The Night Sky: A Folding Pocket Guide to the Moon, Stars, Planets & Celestial Events, Paperback
    This simplified guide to the night sky includes seasonal GLOW-IN-THE-DARK charts to the stars and constellations and introduces the reader to the solar system, our moon, planets (visible with the naked eye), meteor showers and eclipses. Simply shine a flashlight on the charts to illuminate them and ..
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  • The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA, Hardcover
    This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discov..
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  • The Practical Astronomer, 2nd Edition: Explore the Wonders of the Night Sky, Paperback
    A complete introduction to observing and understanding the night sky, explaining and demystifying stargazing to recognize objects and explain how they move through the sky over the night and the year.Explore the wonders of the night sky in The Practical Astronomer. Informative and easy-to-use with i..
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  • The Secret Deep, Hardcover
    In this fresh list, Stephen James O'Meara presents 109 new objects for stargazers to observe. The Secret Deep list contains many exceptional objects, including a planetary nebula whose last thermal pulse produced a circumstellar shell similar to the one expected in the final days of our Sun's life; ..
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  • The Sun, Hardcover
    It's a good story: we are made of matter like that we also find in the stars. Essential to our planet's existence, the Sun--our nearest star--is also the most fascinating object humans have ever adored, literally the difference between day and night. But getting beyond these basic perceptions requir..
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  • The Unknown Universe: A New Exploration of Time, Space, and Modern Cosmology, Paperback
    On March 21, 2013, the European Space Agency released a map of the afterglow of the Big Bang. Taking in 440 sextillion kilometres of space and 13.8 billion years of time, it is physically impossible to make a better map: we will never see the early universe in more detail. On the one hand, such a vi..
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  • Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World, Hardcover
    Explore the stars and planets and beyond through 300 fascinating images - an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe - from ancient cave paintings to animation.Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy throu..
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