Amazing Solar System Projects: You Can Build Yourself
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Amazing Solar System Projects: You Can Build Yourself

"Enough astronomy information that both seasoned astronomy students and those new to the field can understand the basics behind the projects. Both the history and the future of the field are explained in easy-to-understand detail. Even if the projects were removed, the book would be an excellent text on astronomy . . .

Planetary Habitability and Stellar Activity (Advances in Planetary Science)
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Planetary Habitability and Stellar Activity

"The whole text is written in a clear and light scientific style. It is fully referenced to scientific publications and supported by numerous figures, mainly in full colour … The present book can be recommended to any interested reader with a background in physics and/or astronomy, in particular to undergraduate and graduate students within astronomy and related fields, possibly being also of interest to scientists in (evolutionary) ...

Northern Star : J. S. Plaskett
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Northern Star : J. S. Plaskett

"The book’s great strength is the range and depth of Broughton’s research. So thorough it is that it is hard to imagine anyone unearthing any more significant information about Plaskett. Broughton fashions his judgements carefully; the evidence he presents makes a compelling case for Plaskett as a skilled observational astronomer and highly talented institution builder." "The publication of Peter Broughton's Northern Star: J.S. Plask...

Celestial Calculations: A Gentle Introduction to Computational Astronomy
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Celestial Calculations

In this age with the Gaia spacecraft bringing attention to the importance of astrometry, here is a book for do-it-yourselfers who want to work with star positions, time-system and calendar conversions, and other mathematical calculations of astronomical interest. The book has the detailed quality you'd expect with its MIT imprimatur. In today's new era of cubesats and extrasolar asteroids, it's fun to explore the "What ifs... ?" of w...

Earth: Portrait of a Planet (Sixth Edition)
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Earth: Portrait of a Planet (Sixth Edition)

The most dynamic, hands-on introduction to physical geology. Marshak gives students the tools they need for an enriching hands-on geology experience, in and out of class. The Sixth Edition includes an expanded suite of interactive simulations, Narrative Art videos, Real-World videos, and animations built on the vibrant art from the text. New Smartwork5 online activities provide visual and interactive questions with answer-specific fe...

Classical Measurements in Curved Space-Times
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Classical Measurements in Curved Space-Times

"In simple language, the authors manage not only to exhibit the subtle correlations amongst those key characteristics but also to provide a concise framework of a general methodology on the subject, flavoured by specific applications and examples. As a result, the book contains a collection of many important general and special results that, perhaps, are not readily available in the literature. The excellent and up-to-date catalogue ...

The Dark Matter Problem: A Historical Perspective
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The Dark Matter Problem: A Historical Perspective

This is a splendid and timely book and the reader is rewarded with an insight into the tantalising conflict between the majority proponent view of dark matter and the competing viewpoint embodied in the Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) hypothesis... Sanders deals in detail with the astrophysical evidence which forms the basis of the dark matter viewpoint and contrasts its successes and shortcomings with the similarly limited succes...

Studies In Hegelian Cosmology
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Studies In Hegelian Cosmology

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes
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Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes

Thomas William Webb (1807-1885) was an Oxford-educated English clergyman whose deep interest in astronomy and accompanying field observations eventually led to the publication of his Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes in 1859. An attempt 'to furnish the possessors of ordinary telescopes with plain directions for their use, and a list of objects for their advantageous employment', the book was popular with amateur stargazers for ...

Planetary Landers and Entry Probes
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Planetary Landers and Entry Probes

"This book is the most complete general introduction to spacecraft designed to probe, land or penetrate into solar system objects other than the Earth.... One surprising result of reading the book is to realize the large number of missions that have been launched -- about a hundred. The book is an excellent history of what (hopefully) will be considered to be the early years of space travel."