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The Early Universe

By: Börner, Gerhard

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Berlin, Springer: 2004

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 16447


Only slight wear to dark blue boards, ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 700 pages; This fourth edition of Börner's "The Early Universe" is practically a new book, not just updated version. In particular, it is now organized so as to make it more useful as a textbook. And problem sections are also added. In the centre are the connections between particle physics and cosmology: The standard model, some basic implications of qua... View more info

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Cosmic Rays Tracking Particles from Outer Space

By: Friedlander, Michael W.

Price: $17.45

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1989

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 16621


DJ has light creasing.; A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 9.22 X 6.38 X 0.53 inches; 160 pages; The book describes scientists studying cosmic rays by all sorts of methods: satellites, space probes, high-altitude balloons and airplanes-even giant detectors two miles beneath the earth's surface. Their ingenious investigations have yielded startling insights about nature--as well as an inordinately large number of Nobel Prizes. Michael Friedlander, for man... View more info

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Mars The Nasa Mission Reports

By: Godwin, Robert (Editor)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Burlington, ON, Apogee Books: 2000

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 17422


Card covers show light shelf wear. DVD which was included with original publication is missing. ; A bright, solid book.; Vol. 1; B&W and Colour Illustrations; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 424 pages; A compilation of the various NASA missions to Mars, from 1964 to 1999. Loaded with information on the various missions, excellent colour and black & white illustrations and line drawings. View more info

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Mars The NASA Mission Reports Vol 2: Apogee Books Space Series 44

By: Godwin, Robert (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Burlington, ON, Apogee Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 17423


Some creasing of card covers ; Vol. 2; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.92 X 6.85 X 0.94 inches; 416 pages; This second volume is compiled and edited by Robert Godwin from the results of the Mars Rovers expeditions. DVD is included. View more info

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Discovering the Secrets of the Sun

By: Kippenhahn, Rudolf

Price: $30.00

Publisher: West Sussex, England, John Wiley: 1994

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 17753


A bright, solid book, card covers are clean and crisp. ; 8.90 X 5.98 X 0.71 inches; 262 pages; "Translated from Der Stern von dem Wir Leben, this title is a survey of the current knowledge about the sun. It explains how the sun is investigated, the key people and instruments involved with these discoveries, the results so far and what we still have to learn. Historical anecdotes are used as well as imaginary adventures of the ``man-in-the-street,'' " View more info

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Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power

By: Krupp, E. C.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Wiley: 1996

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17764


DJ shows very light shelf wear. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Text unmarked.; Wiley Popular Science; 9.44 X 7.26 X 1.19 inches; 364 pages; "An astronomer with a Jungian streak, Krupp (Echoes of the Ancient Sky), the director of the Griffith Observatory in L.A., synthesizes the study of the heavens with archeology in an intriguing attempt to understand the cultural power of shamans and kings in ancient civilizations. In the tradition of Fr... View more info

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The Dark Universe Matter, Energy and Gravity

By: Livio, Mario (editor)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16417


Only slight wear to light blue boards ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked; Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series #15; B&W Illustrations; 9.76 X 6.85 X 0.63 inches; 193 pages; This timely volume presents specially written articles by world experts at an international conference at the Space Telescope Science Institute. The goal of the meeting was to assemble physicists and astronomers working on all aspects of dark matter and theories of gravity. Topics cov... View more info

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Confrontation of Cosmological Theories with Observational Data

By: Longair, Malcolm S.

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Dordrecht, D. Reidel: 1974

Seller ID: 16278


Glossy green paper covered boards. ; As new, unmarked ; International Astronomical Union Symposia No. 63; 9.50 X 6.46 X 1.26 inches; 393 pages; Proceedings of IAU Symposium No. 63, held in Cracow, Poland, September 10-12, 1973. This is a quality print on demand printing issued by Kluwer Academic Publishers. View more info

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Black Holes and the Universe

By: Novikov, Igor & Vitaly Kisin

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16349


A bright, solid book, text unmarked. Small bump to front card cover. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.27 X 5.51 X 0.94 inches; 176 pages; Igor Novikov has been hailed as "Russia's answer to Stephen Hawking." In this popular account of the cosmic importance of black holes, he explores the properties and significance of these mysterious phenomena, which represent the most condensed state of matter in the Universe. Black holes are formed by the force of gravity, war... View more info

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The Farthest Things in the Universe

By: Pasachoff, Jay M.; Hyron Spinrad; Patrick Osmer & Edward S. Cheng

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 16343


A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.82 X 5.98 X 0.31 inches; 104 pages; The quest for the farthest objects in the Universe remains one of the most challenging areas of modern astronomical research. Peering deeper and deeper into space reveals the most distant and powerful objects known and so unveils the embryonic epochs of the Universe not long after its birth in the Big Bang. Four world experts--chosen for their ability to communicate research astrono... View more info

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Galileo in Context

By: Renn, Jurgen (Editor)

Price: $59.50

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16422


A bright, solid book, text unmarked; Trade PB; 9.40 X 7.60 X 0.90 inches; 431 pages; This survey of recent attempts to dispel the myth of Galileo as isolated pioneer explores the intellectual, cultural and social contexts that substantially shaped Galilean science. Particular attention is paid to the influence of contemporary engineer-scientists on Galilean experimental physics, the influence of artists on the visual representation techniques used in Galilean astronomy, ... View more info

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The Cosmic Connection An Extraterrestrial Perspective

By: Sagan, Carl

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Anchor Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition; Third Printing

Seller ID: 17715


DJ shows some shelf wear, price-clipped. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pages View more info

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Galileo's Intellectual Revolution Middle period, 1610-1632

By: Shea, William R

Price: $23.95

Publisher: New York, Science History Publications: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16286


Glue stain on front free end paper, light pencil notation throughout, only light light wear to brown hardcover boards. ; A tight solid book. ; 8.90 X 5.80 X 0.60 inches; 204 pages View more info

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Ptolemy's Universe The Natural Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Ptolemy's Astronomy

By: Taub, Liba Chaia

Price: $14.99

Publisher: Peru, Illinois, Open Court Publishing Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16538


Only slight wear to card covers; A bright, solid book.; 8.90 X 6 X 0.60 inches; 188 pages; "a modern examination of the cosmological and philosophical dimensions of Ptolemy's thought as presented in his astronomical works. Claudius Ptolemy (second century AD) ranks as one of the most important figures in the history of science, especially renowned for his contribution to mathematical astronomy. Within astronomical works such as "The Mathematical Syntaxis", Pt... View more info

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Observing the Sun

By: Taylor, Peter O.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17761


DJ shows very light shelf wear, small chip in DJ at fore edge.; A bright, solid book. DJ is crisp and clean, text unmarked. ; Practical Astronomy Handbooks No.3; 9.99 X 7.09 X 0.58 inches; 173 pages; "Observing the sun is one of the most interesting and rewarding facets of astronomy to which amateurs can contribute meaningful data. It is the one branch of astronomy that requires only modest equipment and that can be pursued during the day. Peter Taylor, long-time ch... View more info