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A Traveler's Guide to Mars: The Mysterious Landscapes of the Red Planet with Poster
A Traveler's Guide to Mars: The Mysterious Landscapes of the Red Planet with Poster
by William K Hartmann
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In this extraordinary Baedeker—accessible, up-to-date, and prodigiously illustrated with photographs from Mariner 9, Viking, Pathfinder, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the ongoing mars Global Surveyor spacecraft—visitors will encounter... (read more)

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Stars and Planets (Princeton Field Guides)
Stars and Planets (Princeton Field Guides)
by Ian Ridpath
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"A concise and beautifully illustrated guide to the sky's best sights, and to the science behind them."--Mitchell Begelman, author of Turn Right at Orion: Travels through the Cosmos "Ridpath and Tirion are an unbeatable team. Ridpath writes concisely... (read more)

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Star Maps for Beginners: 50th Anniversary Edition
Star Maps for Beginners: 50th Anniversary Edition
by I M Levitt
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andlt;Iandgt;Sky and Telescopeandlt;/Iandgt; The best way to learn the constellations that we have ever run across.... (read more)

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Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope and How to Find Them
Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope and How to Find Them
by Guy Consolmagno
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With over 100,000 copies sold since first publication, this is one of the most popular astronomy books of all time. It is a unique guidebook to the night sky, providing all the information you need to observe a whole host of celestial objects. With a new... (read more)

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The Hundred Greatest Stars
The Hundred Greatest Stars
by James B Kaler
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From the reviews: "Most people know about Sirius, Canopus and Antares, but not everyone will be familiar with EG 129, HZ 21 and Polaris Australis, the dim star close to the south pole of the sky. Enter The Hundred Greatest Stars by James Kaler... (read more)

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New England StarWatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky
New England StarWatch: The Essential Guide to Our Night Sky
by Mike Lynch
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Written in a folksy, down-to-earth style, this user-friendly guide to the night sky is designed for beginner and intermediate stargazers ages twelve and up. It begins with chapters explaining the stars, nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies-and what... (read more)

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Burnhams Celestial Handbook Volume 2 Rev Edition
Burnhams Celestial Handbook Volume 2 Rev Edition
by Robert Burnham
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Chamaeleon Through OrionWhile there are many books on stars, there is only one Celestial Handbook. Now completely revised through 1977, this unique and necessary reference is available once again to guide amateur and advanced astronomers in their... (read more)

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Constellation Guidebook
Constellation Guidebook
by Antonin Rukl
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Blends star lore with brief explanations of stellar distances, coordinates, temperatures and luminosity, novae and supernovae, and deep space objects. Entries for each constellation include a chart indicating magnitudes, variable stars, double and... (read more)

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Starfinder
Starfinder
by Giles Sparrow and Carole Stott
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Pick up the new edition of this robust and practical interactive star gazing kit and find everything you need to observe, understand, and enjoy the night sky. Whether you're a complete beginner or an accomplished astronomer, Starfinder is your up-to-date... (read more)

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Touring the Universe Through Binoculars: A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook (Wiley Science Editions)
Touring the Universe Through Binoculars: A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook (Wiley Science Editions)
by Philip S Harrington
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This comprehensive work takes you on a personal tour of the universe using nothing more than a pair of binoculars. More comprehensive than any book currently available, it starts with Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon, and then goes on to explore each... (read more)

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Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy 3RD Edition
Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy 3RD Edition
by Valerie Illingworth
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Defines key terms and concepts in the field, from observational instruments and techniques to celestial bodies and new theories on the origin and evolution of the universe. This third edition contains some 3,500 entries, with hundreds of new entries... (read more)

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The Complete Guide to the Constellations
The Complete Guide to the Constellations
by Geoffrey Cornelius
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The Complete Guide to the Constellations combines a practical guide to the night sky with fascination accounts of the myths and symbols associated with the heavens, The Complete Guide to the Constellations appeals to both the scientist and the romantic... (read more)

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Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners
Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners
by Terrence Dickinson
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Completely revised with all-new photographs and covering astronomical events through 2019 The second edition of the Peterson First Guide to Astronomy provides an up-to-date introduction to astronomy for beginners, featuring all-new photographs of recent... (read more)

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Planetary Systems from the Ancient Greeks to Kepler
Planetary Systems from the Ancient Greeks to Kepler
by Theodor S Jacobsen
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Reviews the processes whereby astronomers prior to Newton derived their knowledge of the cosmos by observing the heavens and trying out models to account for their observations. The first chapter contains the general body of observational astronomy... (read more)

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Field Guide To the Stars & Planets 4TH Edition :Peterson Field Guide
Field Guide To the Stars & Planets 4TH Edition :Peterson Field Guide
by Jay M Pasachoff
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Jay M. Pasachoff is the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Williams College. He is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets, as well as numerous textbooks and trade books on astronomy... (read more)

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The Stars: A New Way to See Them
The Stars: A New Way to See Them
by H A Rey
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Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Reyand#8217;s passion for astronomy evident on every page. Second edition updates... (read more)

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The Handy Astronomy Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)
The Handy Astronomy Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)
by Charles Liu
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From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format. With chapters broken into various... (read more)

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky (National Audubon Society Field Guide)
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky (National Audubon Society Field Guide)
by National Audubon Society
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The revision authors are James D. Williams, Research Associate, Florida Museum of Natural History, and Carter R. Gilbert, Curator Emeritus of Fishes of the Florida Museum of Natural History.... (read more)

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Peterson First Guide To Astronomy (Peterson First Guides)
Peterson First Guide To Astronomy (Peterson First Guides)
by Jay M. Pasachoff
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Jay M. Pasachoff is the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Williams College. He is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets, as well as numerous textbooks and trade books on astronomy... (read more)

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The Stars: A New Way to See Them
The Stars: A New Way to See Them
by H A Rey
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The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her fathers home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and... (read more)

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