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Popular astronomy & space books

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Astronomy for Young and Old A Beginner's Guide to the Visible Sky by Walter Kraul Astronomy for Young and Old A Beginner's Guide to the Visible Sky

A perfect introduction to astronomy for people of any age, whether or not they have a telescope.
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/01/2018

The Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo: 80th Anniversary Celebration by Gabriele S. G. Gionti The Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo: 80th Anniversary Celebration

This book presents contributions from an internal symposium organized to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Specola Vaticana, or Vatican Observatory, in the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2018

Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft The American Explorer Program by Brian Harvey Discovering the Cosmos with Small Spacecraft The American Explorer Program

Explorer was the original American space program and Explorer 1 its first satellite, launched in 1958. It introduces the launchers (Juno, Thor, etc.), the launch centers, the ground centers and key personalities like James Van Allen who helped develop and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/12/2017

Moving Heaven and Earth (Icon Science) Copernicus and the Solar System by John Henry Moving Heaven and Earth (Icon Science) Copernicus and the Solar System

An insight into the fundamental workings of the cosmos.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2017

On To Mars! Chronicles of Martian Simulations by Vladimir Pletser On To Mars! Chronicles of Martian Simulations

This book introduces the Martian simulations of The Mars Society, the first one installed on Devon Island, an uninhabited island in the Canadian Arctic, well within the polar circle, and the second in the desert of Utah, several hundreds of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2017

The Cosmic Zoo Complex Life on Many Worlds by Dirk Schulze-Makuch, William Bains The Cosmic Zoo Complex Life on Many Worlds
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Are humans a galactic oddity, or will complex life with human abilities develop on planets with environments that remain habitable for long enough? In a clear, jargon-free style, two leading researchers in the burgeoning field of astrobiology critically examine the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/11/2017

100 Things to See in the Night Sky From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing by Dean Regas 100 Things to See in the Night Sky From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing

A handy field guide for the best stargazing experience whether in your own back yard, camping, or travelling!
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

See It with a Small Telescope by Will Kalif See It with a Small Telescope

Have Fun Exploring the Stars with Close-up Views of Space Objects Right from Your Own BackyardTake the mystery and struggle out of discovering new worlds. With hands-on tips, tricks and instructions, this book allows you to unleash the full power...
Format: eBook - Released: 27/11/2017

Coming Soon

Goldilocks and the Water Bears The Search for Life in the Universe by Louisa Preston Goldilocks and the Water Bears The Search for Life in the Universe

'Highly recommended' Financial Times Today we know of only a single planet that hosts life: the Earth. But across a Universe of at least 100 billion possibly habitable worlds, surely our planet isn't the only one that, like the porridge...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Roving Mars Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet by Steve Squyres Roving Mars Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet


Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2018

Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Solar System by Ian Ridpath, Wil Tirion Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and Solar System
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The indispensable guide to the night sky--now in a newly updated and expanded edition In 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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2018

The Unknown Universe - A New Exploration of Time, Space, and Modern Cosmology by Stuart Clark The Unknown Universe - A New Exploration of Time, Space, and Modern Cosmology


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2018

Homer's Secret Odyssey by Kenneth Wood, Florence Wood Homer's Secret Odyssey
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2018

Moon Launch! A History of the Saturn-Apollo Launch Operations by Charles D. Benson, William Barnaby, S. J. Faherty Moon Launch! A History of the Saturn-Apollo Launch Operations
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A description of the seven missions to the moon launched by the USA between 1969 and 1972. As the story progresses, astronauts explore the moon's surface in the lunar rover, set up experiments, and bring back hundreds of pounds of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2018

Mars The Pristine Beauty of the Red Planet by Alfred S. McEwen, Candice Joy Hansen-Koharcheck, Ari Espinoza Mars The Pristine Beauty of the Red Planet
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HiRISE is the most powerful camera ever sent to another planet, showing us Mars in astonishing detail. Featuring an outstanding and never-before-published collection of HiRISE high-resolution colour images with explanatory captions in twenty-four languages, this book offers a unique volume...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2018

Stars of the Southern Skies by Mary FitzGerald Stars of the Southern Skies

Drawing on the knowledge of South African experts, this book offers stargazers insights into the night skies in the skies of southern hemisphere. It includes photographs, star charts, and graphics.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2018

Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System by Ian Ridpath Stars and Planets The Most Complete Guide to the Stars, Planets, Galaxies, and the Solar System

With color sky charts, diagrams, or photographs on almost every page, this title offers informative guidance to the night sky. It includes: charts covering all 88 constellations in the Northern and Southern hemispheres; data and notes on bright stars and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2018

Astronomy through the Ages The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe by Robert Wilson Astronomy through the Ages The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe

When astronomers today look up at the night sky they picture a spectacular and infinite universe--full of pulsars, quasars, and black holes and ruled by arcane laws of space and time. Once, ancient astronomers looked up and saw only points...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2018

Astronomy through the Ages The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe by Robert Wilson Astronomy through the Ages The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe

When astronomers today look up at the night sky they picture a spectacular and infinite universe--full of pulsars, quasars, and black holes and ruled by arcane laws of space and time. Once, ancient astronomers looked up and saw only points...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/02/2018

NASA Skylab Owners' Workshop Manual by David Baker NASA Skylab Owners' Workshop Manual

Skylab has a fascination among space professionals and enthusiasts alike and a book on the engineering and design of this space station has been argued for in blogs and chat rooms for many years. No other book has yet been...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2018

Project Constellation Moon, Mars and Beyond by Tim McElyea, Frank Sietzen Project Constellation Moon, Mars and Beyond
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Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

Conquest of Space by David Lasser, Arthur C. Clarke Conquest of Space
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/02/2018

Aurora 7 The Three Orbits of M. Scott Carpenter - The NASA Mission Reports by Steve Whitfield Aurora 7 The Three Orbits of M. Scott Carpenter - The NASA Mission Reports


Format: Mixed media product - Released: 09/02/2018

Other books in this genre

Space Exploration Past, Present, Future by Carolyn Collins Petersen Space Exploration Past, Present, Future

This detailed examination of our steps into space is viewed from our potential future there - on Mars to be exact - and considers how we will reach that point.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/11/2017

Yearbook of Astronomy by Brian Jones Yearbook of Astronomy

Popular astronomy annual for amateur and professional astronomers, composed of several articles from established astronomers, astronomy educators and space writers
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/11/2017

The NexStar User's Guide II For the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy, and Astro Fi by Michael Swanson The NexStar User's Guide II For the LCM, SLT, SE, CPC, SkyProdigy, and Astro Fi

Michael Swanson's online discussions with literally thousands of NexStar owners made it clear that there was a desperate need for a book such as this - one that provides a complete, detailed guide to buying, using and maintaining NexStar telescopes....
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/11/2017

Four Pillars of Radio Astronomy: Mills, Christiansen, Wild, Bracewell by R. H. Frater, W. M. Goss, H. W. Wendt Four Pillars of Radio Astronomy: Mills, Christiansen, Wild, Bracewell
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This is the story of Bernie Mills, Chris Christiansen, Paul Wild and Ron Bracewell, members of a team of radio astronomers that would lead Australia, and the world, into this new field of research.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2017

Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 6 by Greenwich Royal Observatory Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 6

All the winning and shortlisted images from the 2017 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, hosted by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

The Planets Photographs from the Archives of NASA by Nirmala Nataraj The Planets Photographs from the Archives of NASA

Breathtaking images of the planets of the solar system, as captured by the pioneering missions of NASA.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

The Practical Astronomer Explore the Wonder of the Night Sky by DK The Practical Astronomer Explore the Wonder of the Night Sky

An accessible and inspirational astronomy guide that gives you all the knowledge you need to expand your understanding of the night sky.This guide explains and demystifies stargazing, teaching you to recognise different objects such as moons, comets, and asteroids, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Giovanni Domenico Cassini A Modern Astronomer in the 17th Century by Gabriella Bernardi Giovanni Domenico Cassini A Modern Astronomer in the 17th Century

This book offers a fascinating account of the life and scientific achievements of Giovanni Domenico Cassini, or Cassini I, the most famous astronomer of his time, who is remembered today especially for his observations of the rings and satellites of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Star Theatre The Story of the Planetarium by William Firebrace Star Theatre The Story of the Planetarium

Star Theatre traces the evolution of the planetarium through history, from its predecessors to its invention in Germany in the 1920s, to the development of modern planetariums today. The book shows how this unique building has displayed the cosmos in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2017

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