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  • Collins Stargazing by Royal Observatory Greenwich
    Collins Stargazing (English, Paperback)

    A brilliant introductory guide to exploring the night sky, from the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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  • Archaeoastronomy by Giulio Magli
    Archaeoastronomy (English, Paperback)

    This book provides the first complete, easy to read, up-to-date account of the fascinating discipline of archaeoastronomy, in which the relationship between ancient constructions and the sky is studied in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas of the architects of the past and of their religious and symbolic worlds.

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  • Student's Guides: A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy by Daniel Fleisch
    Student's Guides: A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy (English, Hardback)

    Written for non-science majors taking introductory astronomy courses, this book explains how to use mathematics to solve problems in astronomy. It features plain-language explanations, dozens of fully worked examples, over 150 exercises and homework problems, and a rich set of online supporting materials.

    $60.37 $88.00
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  • Astrophysics Is Easy! by Michael Inglis
    Astrophysics Is Easy! (English, Paperback)

    A unique aspect of this book is that, for each topic under discussion, an observing list is included so that observers can actually see for themselves the concepts presented -stars of the spectral sequence, nebulae, galaxies, even black holes.

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  • The Great Silence by Milan M. Cirkovic
    The Great Silence (English, Hardback)

    Researchers believe that the universe is vast enough that life has evolved and become technological many times, - yet we have seen no trace of extraterrestrial intelligence. This conundrum, known as the Fermi pardox, is the deepest mystery in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Put simply, where is everybody?

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  • Chicxulub: The Impact and Tsunami by David Shonting
    Chicxulub: The Impact and Tsunami (English, Hardback)

    This book tells the story of the catastrophic impact of the giant 10 Km asteroid Chicxulub into the ancient Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago. The aftermath of the Chicxulub's event initiated decades and more of major global climate changes including a "Nuclear Winter" of freezing darkness and blistering greenhouse warming.

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  • Student's Guides: A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy by Daniel Fleisch
    Student's Guides: A Student's Guide to the Mathematics of Astronomy (English, Paperback)

    Written for non-science majors taking introductory astronomy courses, this book explains how to use mathematics to solve problems in astronomy. It features plain-language explanations, dozens of fully worked examples, over 150 exercises and homework problems, and a rich set of online supporting materials.

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  • Soviet Robots in the Solar System by Welsey T. Huntress
    Soviet Robots in the Solar System (English, Paperback)

    Written by the former head of NASA's robotic solar system exploration division, this book makes a unique contribution to understanding the scientific and engineering accomplishments of the USSR's robotic space exploration arm from its infancy to its demise.

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  • Tetrabiblos by Ptolemy
    Tetrabiblos (Multiple languages, Hardback)

    In Tetrabiblos, a core text in the history of astrology, the preeminent ancient astronomer Ptolemy (c. 100-178 CE) treats the practical use of astronomical knowledge: making predictions about individuals' lives and the outcome of human affairs.

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  • Astronomy: A Physical Perspective by Marc Leslie Kutner
    Astronomy: A Physical Perspective (English, Paperback)

    This fully revised and updated text is a comprehensive introduction to astronomical objects and phenomena. By applying some basic physical principles to a variety of situations, students will learn how to relate everyday physics to the astronomical world. Suitable for undergraduate students taking a first course in astronomy.

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  • Fundamental Astronomy by Hannu Karttunen
    Fundamental Astronomy (English, Hardback)

    Fundamental Astronomy is an exhaustive introduction to classical and modern astronomy. It covers both overarching concepts and underlying principles. It provides a sound basis for more profound studies in astronomy. This fifth edition is richly illustrated with more than 400 images.

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  • Brief History Of Astronomy And Astrophysics, A by Kenneth R Lang
    Brief History Of Astronomy And Astrophysics, A (English, Paperback)

    This book traces out the unfolding history of important discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics, and anchors our present understanding of the Universe within the findings and personalities of accomplished astronomers. They have used telescopes and instr

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  • Introduction to Stellar Structure by Walter J. Maciel
    Introduction to Stellar Structure (English, Hardback)

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of stellar structure, evolution and basic stellar properties.

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  • Cambridge Aerospace Series: Applied Nonsingular Astrodynamics: Optimal Low-Thrust Orbit Transfer Series Number 45 by Jean Albert Kechichian
    Cambridge Aerospace Series: Applied Nonsingular Astrodynamics: Optimal Low-Thrust Orbit Transfer Series Number 45 (English, Hardback)

    This unique book provides readers with a clear understanding of the mathematics of orbit transfer while allowing them to develop their own operational software to fly actual missions, and to use the contents as a research tool to carry out even more complex analyses. It also covers a number of practical, real-life applications.

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  • Beyond Classical Physics by Mark A. Cunningham
    Beyond Classical Physics (English, Paperback)

    This undergraduate textbook discusses the nature of the microscopic universe from a modern perspective, based on Einstein's notions of relativity and Noether's proof of the emergence of conservation laws from symmetries of the equations of motion.

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  • The Power of Stars by Bryan E. Penprase
    The Power of Stars (English, Hardback)

    Completely revised and updated, this new edition provides a readable, beautifully illustrated journey through world cultures and the vibrant array of sky mythology, creation stories, models of the universe, temples and skyscrapers that each culture has created to celebrate and respond to the power of the night sky.

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  • Bayesian Models for Astrophysical Data by Joseph M. Hilbe
    Bayesian Models for Astrophysical Data (English, Hardback)

    This comprehensive guide to Bayesian methods in astronomy enables hands-on work by supplying complete R, JAGS, Python, and Stan code, to use directly or to adapt. A must-have for astronomers, its concrete focus on modeling, analysis, and interpretation will also be attractive to researchers in the sciences more broadly.

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  • Characterizing Space Plasmas by George K. Parks
    Characterizing Space Plasmas (English, Hardback)

    This didactic book uses a data-driven approach to connect measurements made by plasma instruments to the real world. This book is essential reading for graduate students in space plasma physics, and a useful reference for the broader astrophysics community.

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  • Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology by Peter Schneider
    Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology (English, Hardback)

    This greatly enhanced and expanded second edition of the leading textbook on astronomy incorporates spectacular new imagery and recent results from recently commissioned observatory platforms including the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, Herschel, and ALMA.

    $75.45 $89.99
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  • Extreme Explosions by David S. Stevenson
    Extreme Explosions (English, Paperback)

    This book examines and explains cataclysmic and unusual events at the very frontier of our knowledge of stellar astrophysics, and presents them in a way that non-professionals can understand and enjoy.

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