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AIP Conference Proceedings / Astronomy and Astrophysics #1083: Gravitation and Cosmology: Proceedings of the Third International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology
AIP Conference Proceedings / Astronomy and Astrophysics #1083: Gravitation and Cosmology: Proceedings of the Third International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology
by Alfredo Herrera Aguilar
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The 3rd International Meeting on Gravitation and Cosmology was devoted to several topics of current interest in Modern Cosmology, Astrophysics and Gravity, with emphasis on hybrid models of dark energy and dark matter, as well as brane worlds. It also... (read more)

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A Chronicle of Pre-Telescopic Astronomy
A Chronicle of Pre-Telescopic Astronomy
by Barry Hetherington
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Astronomy, the oldest of the sciences, has a history which goes back thousands of years. Civilizations throughout the world recorded events which they observed, including eclipses of the sun and moon, and the behaviour of meteors, comets and stars. These... (read more)

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On Mars: Exploration of the Red Planet, 1958-1978--The NASA History
On Mars: Exploration of the Red Planet, 1958-1978--The NASA History
by Edward C Ezell
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Although it was only designed for a ninety-day surface mission, the Viking 1 lander ultimately transmitted science messages to Earth for seven years. This authoritative history chronicles the remarkable achievements of the Viking program during its first... (read more)

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Cosmos Close-Up
Cosmos Close-Up
by Giles Sparrow
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The universe as seen in panorama and up close.... (read more)

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The Hubble: A New Window to the Universe
The Hubble: A New Window to the Universe
by Daniel Fischer
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At last, a book presenting the fantastic scientific results of the first five years of Hubble Space Telescope observations! While a number of books for the general public emphasize the technological accomplishments of this multi-billion dollar project or... (read more)

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Asteroid Rendezvous: Near-Shoemaker's Adventures at Eros
Asteroid Rendezvous: Near-Shoemaker's Adventures at Eros
by Jim Bell and Jacqueline Mitton
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The Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) was the first dission to orbit and eventually land on an asteroid. A phenomenal success, the mission returned with hundreds of thousands of images, spectra, and other measurements about the large near-Earth... (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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This is a clear, vivid text with charts and maps showing the positions of the constellations the year round.... (read more)

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Glorious Eclipses: Their Past Present and Future
Glorious Eclipses: Their Past Present and Future
by Serge Brunier
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Stargazers who may have missed the last total solar eclipse of the 20th century this past summer have just been given another chance to observe this "once in a lifetime" occurrence. Inside Glorious Eclipses they will find startling images and rich... (read more)

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Emigrating Beyond Earth: Human Adaptation and Space Colonization (Springer Praxis Books / Popular Science)
Emigrating Beyond Earth: Human Adaptation and Space Colonization (Springer Praxis Books / Popular Science)
by Cameron M Smith
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For four million years humankind has been actively expanding geographically and in doing so has adapted to a wide variety of hostile environments. Now we are looking towards the ultimate adaptation - the colonization of space. Emigrating Beyond Earth... (read more)

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First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
by James R. Hansen
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On July 20, 1969, the world stood still to watch thirty-eight-year-old American astronaut Neil A. Armstrong become the first person ever to step on the surface of another heavenly body. Perhaps no words in human history became better known than those few... (read more)

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How NASA Learned to Fly in Space
How NASA Learned to Fly in Space
by David Harland
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Recapturing an era when Americas leading space explorers readily accepted risk and made momentous decisions on the fly, this recollection looks back on the history of NASA. Recognizing that the Apollo missions received the glory they deserved, this study... (read more)

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The Birth & Death of the Sun: Stellar Evolution and Subatomic Energy
The Birth & Death of the Sun: Stellar Evolution and Subatomic Energy
by George Gamow
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In this fascinating book, a renowned physicist outlines the discoveries and theories that illuminate the evolution of our world. One of the founders of Big Bang theory, George Gamow employs language that's both scientifically accurate and easy to... (read more)

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The Transit of Venus: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy
The Transit of Venus: The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy
by Peter Aughton
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There is a missing chapter in the history of astronomy—between the work of Galileo and Newton—and it is a chapter that belongs to England. In the period before the English Civil War, Horrocks was the greatest astronomer in the kingdom. He knew... (read more)

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Space Technologies, Materials and Structures
Space Technologies, Materials and Structures
by B Paton
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Investigations in space have been conducted in both manned and unmanned space vehicles. Space: Technologies, Materials and Structures explains the development of hardware and instrumentation designed to operate in the severe conditions of space. For the... (read more)

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On the Cosmic Horizon: Ten Great Mysteries for Third Millennium Astronomy (Mysteries for the New Millennium)
On the Cosmic Horizon: Ten Great Mysteries for Third Millennium Astronomy (Mysteries for the New Millennium)
by Jeffrey O. Bennett
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Share the wonder of the ten great mysteries of 21st century astronomy -- with an astronomer as your guide! Are we alone? What is the fate of the universe? Is the inflationary big bang theory true? What is the universe really made of? Compelling... (read more)

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Lecture Notes in Mathematics #725: The Greatest Comets in History: Broom Stars and Celestial Scimitars
Lecture Notes in Mathematics #725: The Greatest Comets in History: Broom Stars and Celestial Scimitars
by David Seargent
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Comets have fascinated and awed humankind since ancient times. Of the thousands of comets recorded throughout history, those deemed to have been the most spectacular have been described in the accounts of eyewitnesses and often recorded in official... (read more)

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On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres
On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres
by Nicolaus Copernicus
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New to our "On the Shoulders of Giants" series, this groundbreaking work of astronomy proposed a heliocentric universe in which planets orbited the sun — daring to challenge the Ptolemaic ideal of the earth as the center of the universe. This essay... (read more)

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Beyond Ufos (08 Edition)
Beyond Ufos (08 Edition)
by Bennett
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"With the possible exception of the God question, I can think of no subject that has inspired such wide-eyed wonder and speculation as the matter of whether or not we are alone in the cosmos. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence today has almost... (read more)

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Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet
Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet
by Steven Squyres
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It's the age-old question: Is there life on Mars Steve Squyres, lead scientist of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission, sets out to answer that question and relates his findings in this riveting first-person narrative account, now in paperback Steve... (read more)

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The Orion Nebula: Where Stars Are Born
The Orion Nebula: Where Stars Are Born
by C Robert Odell
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observatory--and, from that unique perspective, an intimate observer's understanding of one of the sky's most instructive and magnificent objects.... (read more)

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