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Life on Other Worlds : the 20TH Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate (98 Edition)
Life on Other Worlds : the 20TH Century Extraterrestrial Life Debate (98 Edition)
by Steven J. Dick
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Are we alone in the Universe? From the furor over Percival Lowell's claim of canals on Mars at the beginning of the century to the more recent controversial rock from Mars and the sophisticated Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), the... (read more)

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Exploring the Solar System
Exploring the Solar System
by Peter Bond
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The exploration of our solar system is one of humanity's greatest scientific achievements. The last fifty years in particular have seen huge steps forward in our understanding of the planets, the sun, and other objects in the solar system. Whilst... (read more)

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Voyages To the Planets / With CD-rom (3RD 04 Edition)
Voyages To the Planets / With CD-rom (3RD 04 Edition)
by Andrew Fraknoi
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VOYAGES TO THE PLANETS provides students and professors with the ideal combination of authors and experience. It is written by an award-winning astronomy educator (Fraknoi) and two distinguished research scientists (Morrison at NASA and Wolff at NOAO... (read more)

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To Measure the Sky (10 Edition)
To Measure the Sky (10 Edition)
by Frederick R. Chromey
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With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, Frederick R. Chromey introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. Focussing on the basic principles of light detection, telescope optics, coordinate systems... (read more)

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Cosmos : Astronomy in the New Millennium -text Only (3RD 07 - Old Edition)
Cosmos : Astronomy in the New Millennium -text Only (3RD 07 - Old Edition)
by Jay M. Pasachoff
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Jay Pasachoff and Alex Filippenko combine extensive research experience, teaching experience, and textbook-writing experience to offer a book that is unparalleled in its ability to present the latest science in a way that students can understand. This... (read more)

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Astronomy With Infotrac
Astronomy With Infotrac
by Jay M. Pasachoff
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ASTRONOMY: FROM THE EARTH TO THE UNIVERSE describes the current state of astronomy, both the fundamentals of astronomical knowledge that have been built up over decades and the exciting advances that are now taking place. The writing style is friendly... (read more)

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Galactic Astronomy (98 Edition)
Galactic Astronomy (98 Edition)
by James Binney
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This is the definitive treatment of the phenomenology of galaxies--a clear and comprehensive volume that takes full account of the extraordinary recent advances in the field. The book supersedes the classic text Galactic Astronomy that James Binney wrote... (read more)

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Turn Left At Orion (4TH 11 Edition)
Turn Left At Orion (4TH 11 Edition)
by Guy J. 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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Foundations of Astrophysics (10 Edition)
Foundations of Astrophysics (10 Edition)
by Barbara Ryden
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Key Benefit: Foundations of Astrophysics provides a contemporary and complete introduction to astrophysics for astronomy and physics majors. This book is briefer and more accessible than other books in the market, and is the most up-to... (read more)

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Observational Astronomy (2ND 06 Edition)
Observational Astronomy (2ND 06 Edition)
by D. Scott Birney
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New and updated edition of advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate textbook on observational astronomy.... (read more)

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The New Patterns in the Sky: Myths and Legends of the Stars
The New Patterns in the Sky: Myths and Legends of the Stars
by Julius D W Staal
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Provides astronomical data on the constellations and relates myths and legends associated with each one.... (read more)

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Essential Cosmic Perspective - With CD (4TH 07 - Old Edition)
Essential Cosmic Perspective - With CD (4TH 07 - Old Edition)
by Bennett And Donahue / Schneider / Voit
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' Built from the ground up on our new understanding of the universe, The Essential Cosmic Perspective, Fourth Edition, Media Update retains all of the features that have made this book so popular, and includes updated supplements that enhance the book... (read more)

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Astronomy Activity and Laboratory Manual (09 Edition)
Astronomy Activity and Laboratory Manual (09 Edition)
by Alan W. Hirshfeld
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Hirshfeld's Astronomy Activity and Laboratory Manual is a collection of twenty classroom-based exercises that provide an active-learning approach to mastering and comprehending key elements of astronomy. Used as a stand-alone activity book, or as a... (read more)

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Astronomy With Infotrac
Astronomy With Infotrac
by William K. Hartmann
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This hybrid text/Web product is a comprehensive introduction to astronomy, covering all of the major topics in a thorough, yet concise approach. The authors take students on a threefold journey through history (where they see how humans slowly developed... (read more)

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Astronomy : Journey To the Cosmic Frontier, Text Only (3RD 04 - Old Edition)
Astronomy : Journey To the Cosmic Frontier, Text Only (3RD 04 - Old Edition)
by John D. Fix
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This is a text for an introductory astronomy course. One of the main goals is to provide a broad enough and deep enough background in astronomy so the student will be able to follow current developments in astronomy years after they complete the course... (read more)

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Astronomy Methods : Physical Approach To Astronomical Observations (03 Edition)
Astronomy Methods : Physical Approach To Astronomical Observations (03 Edition)
by Hale Bradt
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This introduction to basic practical tools, methods and phenomena in quantitative astronomy covers topics across a wide range of areas, from radio to gamma-ray wavelengths. Clear presentations of the topics are accompanied by diagrams and problem sets... (read more)

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Perspectives on Astronomy-text Only (08 Edition)
Perspectives on Astronomy-text Only (08 Edition)
by Michael A. Seeds
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Authors Mike Seeds and Dana Backman personalize the history of the universe by placing you at the center of the latest chapter in a grand and amazing story. You will learn how we are the latest link in the "great chain of origins." And, by emphasizing... (read more)

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Cosmic Perspective - Text Only (6TH 10 - Old Edition)
Cosmic Perspective - Text Only (6TH 10 - Old Edition)
by Jeffrey O. Bennett
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Building on a long tradition of effective pedagogy and comprehensive coverage, The Cosmic Perspective , Sixth Edition provides the most engaging and up-to-date introduction to astronomy for non-science majors. The text provides a wealth of features... (read more)

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The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It
The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It
by Robert Zimmerman
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The Hubble Space Telescope has produced the most stunning images of the cosmos humanity has ever seen. It has transformed our understanding of the universe around us, revealing new information about its age and evolution, the life cycle of stars, and the... (read more)

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Astronomy : Journey To Cosmic Frontier (6TH 11 Edition)
Astronomy : Journey To Cosmic Frontier (6TH 11 Edition)
by John Fix
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Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier, 6th edition, provides enough content and background in astronomy so the student will be able to follow current developments in astronomy years after they complete the course. The historical development of... (read more)

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