Written as a follow up to 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, containing virtually no overlap in content, 50 Targets for the Mid-Sized Telescope introduces the beginner stargazer to an assortment of astronomical wonders. With easy-to-follow star maps, unique for each target, the budding astrono..
Written as a follow up to 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, containing virtually no overlap in content, 50 Targets for the Mid-Sized Telescope introduces the beginner stargazer to a new assortment of astronomical wonders. With easy to follow star maps, unique for each target, the budding astr..
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..
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..
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-..
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..
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..
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..
Comprehensive introduction to astronomical phenomena. NUME CARTE: Astronomy: A Physical Perspective, PaperbackISBN: 0521529271PRET EDITURA: 348.99AUTOR(i): Marc KutnerEDITURA: Cambridge University PressCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Iulie 2003DATA PUBLICARE: 2003FORMAT: 248x189x37..
An up-close and personal look at comets and how we can use these ancient voyagers to understand our place in the solar system.Icy, rocky, sometimes dusty, always mysterious--comets and asteroids are among the Solar System's very oldest inhabitants, formed within a swirling cloud of gas and dust in t..
Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (PW), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons' mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players...
The Caldwell Catalogue, compiled by the late Sir Patrick Moore (1923-2012), has delighted amateur astronomers worldwide since its publication in 1995. Twenty years on, Stephen James O'Meara revisits his guide to these 109 deep-sky delights, breathing new life into them and the 20 additional observin..
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..
The past few years have seen an incredible explosion in our knowledge of the universe. Since its 2009 launch, the Kepler satellite has discovered more than two thousand exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system. More exoplanets are being discovered all the time, and even more remarkable than t..
An accessible evaluation of the cosmos, examining the string theory which has, in recent years, led the progress towards the Theory of Everything. Greene's lively, engaging manner makes this complex topic lucid to a general readership, whilst retaining a depth of research suitable for more specialis..
It is said that astronomy is one of the few remaining fields in which amateurs can make a real contribution to science, and nowhere is this more true than in the field of meteors and meteorites. Although meteors are isolated and unpredictable, it is possible to predict when meteor showers - usually ..
-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..
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..
This handbook is a guide to exploring the classical night sky and its wonderful telescopic sights. All 88 officially recognized constellations are presented in natural groups which are related by their origin and location in the sky. Each group is explained by a fascinating story which tells what ea..
Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all co..
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: 64.99AUTOR(i): Michael TalbotEDITURA: HarperCollins Publishers..
Since its first publication more than twenty-five years ago, How to Build a Habitable Planet has established a legendary reputation as an accessible yet scientifically impeccable introduction to the origin and evolution of Earth, from the Big Bang through the rise of human civilization. This classic..
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..
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..
Space Weather News' first Children's Book, Kira and Lulu visit the Sun is now available (Ages 2+).A short story about a little girl and her cat taking a journey to the Sun, introducing little ones to terms like sunspots and solar flares. Complete with captivating, bright illustrations, this book wil..
Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity's coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of o..
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..
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 ..
``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 ..
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,..
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..
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: 88.99AUTOR(i): ***EDITURA:..
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..
The only small, concise volume on this ancient subject of timeless and worldwide principles of design and proportion. NUME CARTE: Sacred Geometry, PaperbackISBN: 1904263046PRET EDITURA: 35.99AUTOR(i): Miranda LundyEDITURA: Wooden BooksCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Septembrie 2002DATA PUBLICARE: 20..
Your Night Sky Companion Is that bright object a planet or a star? What does the constellation Perseus look like? When's the next lunar eclipse? Find these answers and more in Simply Stargazing. The tabbed booklet covers most of the Northern Hemisphere and is organized by season and by such topics a..
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..
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..
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..
This New York Times Bestselling illustrated companion to celebrated scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson's popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show is an eye-opening journey for anyone curious about the complexities of our universe. For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has..
Every organism on Earth responds to four major cycles: the solar and lunar day, the synodic month and the year. We all dance to these primary rhythms. This book reveals the poetic cosmology that lies within the cycles of the Sun and Moon as seen from the Earth. NUME CARTE: Sun, Moon and Earth, Hardc..
A book dedicated solely to understanding the incredible dance and marriage of the Sun, the Moon and the Earth. NUME CARTE: Sun, Moon and Earth, PaperbackISBN: 1904263461PRET EDITURA: 35.99AUTOR(i): Robin HeathEDITURA: Wooden BooksCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Februarie 2006DATA PUBLICARE: 2006..
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 topi..
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..
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,..
Using the latest methods in digital photography and image processing, The Cambridge Photographic Star Atlas presents the whole sky through large-scale photographic images with corresponding charts. Each double-page spread shows a section of the night sky and is accompanied by an inverted chart highl..
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..
From award-winning physicist, public intellectual, and the bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing Lawrence Krauss, comes ``a masterful blend of history, modern physics, and cosmic perspective that empowers the reader to not only embrace our understanding of the universe, but also revel in wha..
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)..