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Elementary Mathematical Astronomy

By C.W.C. Barlow, G.H. Bryan, A.C.D. Crommelin (Revised by)

London: Universal Tutorial Press, 1933. Book. Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fourth Edition, 1933. Good condition, vintage hardback - no jacket. This is the original 1933 book - not a modern reprint or facsimile. Dark-blue boards with gilt lettering. Boards are clean, show rubbing and scuffing. No tears inside book. 448 pages. Only writing inside book is a gift inscription in book front on blank page (A.B. Bushby. A present from Achu Samad - Mohd Fazal 1936). Tight spine, clean pages. A few pages show light foxing - otherwise, tanning. Tight spine, clean pages. Illustrated. .

$19.99

Martian Enigmas: A Closer Look

By Carlotto, Mark J.

Berkeley, California, U.S.A.: North Atlantic Books, 1992. Book. Fine. Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition soft cover book. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. Illustrated throughout. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 123 pages..

$9.99

The Light at the Edge of the Universe: Leading Cosmologists on the Brink of a Scientific Revolution
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The Light at the Edge of the Universe: Leading Cosmologists on the Brink of a Scientific Revolution

By Michael Lemonick

Villard, 1993. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback - no jacket. No remainder marks or clippings. Dark-blue and white boards are clean and bright, show light wear. Illustrated. No writing or tears inside bnook. Tight spine, clean pages. .

$7.99

Mysteries of the Milky Way

By Donald Goldsmith; Nathan Cohen

Contemporary Books, 1991. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very-good condition hardback with jacket. No remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside jacket $19.95. Illustrated. Only writing inside book is previous owner's name in book front on blank page. No tears inside book. Pages show tanning. Jacket shows mild wear - no tears. .

$7.99

Prehistoric Astronomy in the Southwest
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Prehistoric Astronomy in the Southwest

By Malville, J. McKim; Putnam, Claudia

U.S.A.: Johnson Books, 1993. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition soft cover book. Revised Edition. No remainder marks or clippings. Illustrated throughout. No writing or tears. Tight spine, clean pages. .

$7.99

Children of the Universe: The Tale of Our Existence

By Ditfurth, Hoimar Von

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Atheneum, 1974. Ex-Library. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Good ex-library hardback. Usual library marks. Inner pages are free from writing and tears. Stated First Edition. Tight spine, clean pages. Illustrated. 303 pages. Translated from the German by Jan Van Heurck..

$9.99

The Hunt for Life on Mars
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The Hunt for Life on Mars

By Goldsmith, Donald

New York, New York, U.S.A.: E P Dutton, 1997. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Stated First Printing. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Tight spine, clean pages. Ilustrated. 267 pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. An astronomer recounts the investigation by NASA scientists of a group of ancient asteroids that fell from Mars to Earth, relicts that revealed signs of primitive life on Mars, and explores the implications of the discovery..

$11.99

Newton's Clock: Chaos in the Solar System

By Peterson, Ivars

W H Freeman & Co, 1993. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Illustrated. 317 pages. In this book, author Ivars Peterson examines a mystery that has fascinated and tormented astronomers and mathematicians for centuries: are the orbits of planets and other bodies stable and predictable or are there elements affecting the dynamics of the solar system that defy calculation? It is one of the most perplexing, unsolved issues in astronomy, with each step toward its resolution-from Newton's clocklike mathematical models to the astonishing work of super computers exposing additional uncertainties and deeper questions about the stability of the solar system. To bring readers up to date with this scientific detective story, Newton's Clock describes the development of celestial mechanics-from the star charts of ancient navigators to the great Renaissance scientists; from the crucial work of Poincare to the startling, sometimes controversial findings and theories made possible by modern mathematics and computer simulations. Equal parts science and history, the book shows how the exploration of the solar system has taken us from clocklike precision into chaos and complexity..

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Show Me God: What the Message from Space Is Telling Us About God (Wonders That Witness/Fred Heeren, Vol 1)
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Show Me God: What the Message from Space Is Telling Us About God (Wonders That Witness/Fred Heeren, Vol 1)

By Heeren, Fred; Smoot, George (Foreword)

Day Star Productions, 1998. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Near-new condition. Stated Revised Edition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Illustrated throughout. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, bright pages. 405 pages. In exclusive interviews, Stephen Hawking, NASA leaders, and Nobel prize-winning astronomers talk about how their discoveries have affected life's big questions. Topics include the creation and fine-tuning of the universe, the purpose of life, and the nature of God. The humor and multimedia format make this title make it especially appealing. 98 photos..

$11.99

Astronomy from Space: Sputnik to Space Telescope

By Cornell, James;Gorenstein, Paul

MIT Press, 1983. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good, clean condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Nicely illustrated throughout. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 248 pages. Tight spine, clean pages. Since the Space Age began a quarter-century ago, astronomers have been able to reach out and often touch celestial bodies that formerly could only be dimly viewed from afar. Probes have flown by or landed on many of the planets. Astronauts have made direct observations from Earth orbit and on the Moon. Most important, a host of satellites in Earth orbit have recorded the emissions of X-ray, infrared, and ultraviolet radiation from distant sources normally invisible beneath the atmosphere. And when the Space Telescope goes aloft, man's vision of the cosmos will be extended further still. The essays in this book describe the results of twenty-five years of space observation, summarize what has been learned so far, and speculate on the possibilities that are now within grasp. Leo Goldberg provides a point of departure by describing what astronomy was like when it was limited to peering at the night sky through Earthbound telescopes. Goldberg also expresses the hopes astronomers had for discovery in the anticipated Age of Space. The chapters that follow reveal what has been discovered about the geological features of the inner planets (James W. Head, III), the Moon (John A. Wood), the giant planets as seen during the close encounters of the Voyagers (Bradford A. Smith), and the Sun (Randolph H. Levine). The next chapters document the first ventures into deep space and describe the understanding of a previously invisible universe revealed by ultraviolet sources (Andrea K. Dupree) and X-ray sources within the Milky Way (Jonathan E. Grindlay) and beyond (Paul Gorenstein). George B. Field, who chaired the National Academy of Science committee charged with developing priorities for U.S. astronomical research in the 1980s, discusses the future of space astronomy. An epilogue by Ursula B. Marvin describes a planet body that until recently had never been seen from the vantage point of space: the Earth itself. The editors and most of the contributors are affiliated with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. James Cornell also edited, with Alan P. Lightman, Revealing the Universe: Prediction and Proof in Astronomy.

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The Night Sky: The Science and Anthropology of the Stars and Planets
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The Night Sky: The Science and Anthropology of the Stars and Planets

By Grossinger, Richard

San Francisco, California, U.S.A.: Sierra Club Books, 1981. Book. Near-Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A photo of this book is available. Very-nice,clean condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $16.95. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. 483 pages. Tight spine,clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book..

$14.99

Planets, Stars, and Galaxies

By Inglis, Stuart J.

John Wiley & Sons, 1962. Book. Near-Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A photo of this book is available. Very-nice, clean condition. Stated Second Printing. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Black boards with silver and blue lettering and decoration (clean and bright). Tight spine, bright pages. 474 pages. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Nicely illustrated throughout - including a fold-out. Author was with Contra Costa College..

$19.99

Through a Universe Darkly: A Cosmic Tale of Ancient Ethers, Dark Matter, and the Fate of the Universe

By Bartusiak, Marcia

Avon Books, 1993. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A photo of this book is available. Very-good condition. NO writing or tears inside book - Illustrated - 383 pages. Tight spine, clean pages. Pages show light tanning. From Publishers Weekly: In 1988 in a playful article in the journal Nature , astrophysicists Joseph Silk and James Peebles "made book" on the then-current theories that might explain the Big Bang's missing mass. Given the huge gaps in theoretical astronomy that remain, theirs was not an unreasonable approach . In her much longer exegesis, science writer Bartusiak ( Thursday's Universe ) finds no odds-on winner, either. She offers a lively review of astronomers' struggle to find the stuff of the universe since Hubble. Sidelights on the quirks in the personal lives of 19th-century astronomers (the author is more discreet in her profiles of the living) interrupt the time line of the science. With the number of portraits and interviews here, the book would have been as appropriately subtitled Lives of the Astronomers. Illustrated.: Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. Product Description: An intoxicating saga of humanity's quest for knowledge of the universe's composition, from ancient Greece through Copernicus, Newton, and Einstein, and up to today's cutting edge scientists, this book is both a compelling history and an engrossing adventure. "Excellent."--Astronomy..

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The Case for Space: Who Benefits from Explorations of the Last Frontier?
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The Case for Space: Who Benefits from Explorations of the Last Frontier?

By Hardersen, Paul S.; Garver, Lori (Foreword)

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Atl Pr Scientific Pub, 1996. Book. Fine. Trade Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A photo of this book is available. Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, bright pages. Very-nicely illustrated throughout. 191 pages. Tight spine, bright pages..

$9.99

Comet

By Saga, Carl; Druyan, Ann

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Pocket Books, 1986. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Very-good+, clean copy of this over-sized book. NO remainder marks or clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. 398 pages. Nicely illustrated throughout. Covers are clean (NO tears). Synopsis Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark..

$9.99

Infinite Vistas: New Tools for Astronomy

By Cornell, James; Carr, John (Editors)

Scribner, 1985. Book. Very Good +. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very-good+, clean copy of this 1985 hardback. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $18.95. 382 pages. Very-nicely illustrated throughout. Tight spine, bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book..

$8.99

The Comet Is Coming! The Feverish Legacy of Mr. Halley
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The Comet Is Coming! The Feverish Legacy of Mr. Halley

By Calder, Nigel

Viking Press, 1981. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Price inside dustcover: $12.95. NO writing, marks or tears. Illustrated throughout. 160 pages..

$9.99

Comet
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Comet

By Sagan, Carl; Druyan, Ann (Editor)

Random House Inc, 1985. Book. Near-Fine. Trade Paperback. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near-fine copy of this over-sized Carl Sagan book. 396 pages. Illustrated throughout. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine - Bright pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Previous owner's embossed name stamp in book front - in 3 locations. - Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark..

$8.99