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The Early Universe, Börner, Gerhard
1 Börner, Gerhard The Early Universe
Berlin Springer 2004 3540441972 / 9783540441977 Fourth Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Only slight wear to dark blue boards, ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 700 pages; This fourth edition of Börner's "The Early Universe" is practically a new book, not just updated version. In particular, it is now organized so as to make it more useful as a textbook. And problem sections are also added. In the centre are the connections between particle physics and cosmology: The standard model, some basic implications of quantum field theory and the questions of structure formation. Special emphasis is given to the observed anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background and the consequences drawn for cosmology and for the structure formation models. Nuclear and particle physicists and astrophysicists, researchers and teachers as well as graduate students will welcome this new edition of a classic text and reference. 
Price: 59.95 USD
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Mars  The NASA Mission Reports Vol 2: Apogee Books Space Series 44, Godwin, Robert (Editor)
2 Godwin, Robert (Editor) Mars The NASA Mission Reports Vol 2: Apogee Books Space Series 44
Burlington, ON Apogee Books 2004 1894959051 / 9781894959056 1st Thus Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Some creasing of card covers ; Vol. 2; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.92 X 6.85 X 0.94 inches; 416 pages; This second volume is compiled and edited by Robert Godwin from the results of the Mars Rovers expeditions. DVD is included. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Mars The Nasa Mission Reports, Godwin, Robert (Editor)
3 Godwin, Robert (Editor) Mars The Nasa Mission Reports
Burlington, ON Apogee Books 2000 1896522629 / 9781896522623 1st Thus Softcover Very Good+ 
Card covers show light shelf wear. DVD which was included with original publication is missing. ; A bright, solid book.; Vol. 1; B&W and Colour Illustrations; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 424 pages; A compilation of the various NASA missions to Mars, from 1964 to 1999. Loaded with information on the various missions, excellent colour and black & white illustrations and line drawings. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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The Mars Mystery  The Secret Connection Linking Earth's Ancient Civilization and the Red Planet, Hancock, Graham &  Robert Bauval
4 Hancock, Graham & Robert Bauval The Mars Mystery The Secret Connection Linking Earth's Ancient Civilization and the Red Planet
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1998 0385256841 / 9780385256841 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ has light edge wear, stained inner top fore corner, book unaffected. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. A bright, solid book ; 8.90 X 5.90 X 1.40 inches; 344 pages; From the front DJ flap:"The Red Planet, ravaged by comets and asteroids, is barren, bleak, and bitterly cold. But has this always been the case? In 'The Mars Mystery', investigative archaeologist Graham Hancock treats our growing knowledge of Martian topography as a Rosetta Stone we can use to decode mysteries as old as the human imagination. He examines the current landscape of Mars and discovers evidence that the planet was once home to a lush environment of dense atmosphere and flowing rivers, lakes, and oceans. He asks questions, based on growing evidence, that cannot be dismissed: Has Mars ever sustained higher forms of life? How might the secret history of Mars be inter-twined with Earth's own past and future?" 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and Harmonies of the World, Kepler, Johannes
5 Kepler, Johannes Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and Harmonies of the World
Amherst, NY Prometheus Books 1995 1573920363 / 9781573920360 Softcover Near Fine 
A bright, solid book.; Great Minds Series; 8.20 X 5.30 X 0.70 inches; 245 pages; "The brilliant German mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), one of the founders of modern astronomy, revolutionized the Copernican heliocentric theory of the universe with his three laws of motion: that the planets move not in circular but elliptical orbits, that their speed is greatest when nearest the sun, and that the sun and planets form an integrated system. This volume contains two of his most important works: The Epitome of Copernican Astronomy (books 4 and 5 of which are translated here) is a textbook of Copernican science, remarkable for the prominence given to physical astronomy and for the extension to the Jovian system of the laws recently discovered to regulate the motions of the Planets. Harmonies of the World (book 5 of which is translated here) expounds an elaborate system of celestial harmonies depending on the varying velocities of the planets." 
Price: 14.99 USD
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Discovering the Secrets of the Sun, Kippenhahn, Rudolf
6 Kippenhahn, Rudolf Discovering the Secrets of the Sun
West Sussex, England John Wiley 1994 0471943630 / 9780471943631 First Paperback Edition Softcover Near Fine 
A bright, solid book, card covers are clean and crisp. ; 8.90 X 5.98 X 0.71 inches; 262 pages; "Translated from Der Stern von dem Wir Leben, this title is a survey of the current knowledge about the sun. It explains how the sun is investigated, the key people and instruments involved with these discoveries, the results so far and what we still have to learn. Historical anecdotes are used as well as imaginary adventures of the ``man-in-the-street,'' " 
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Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings  Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power, Krupp, E. C.
7 Krupp, E. C. Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power
New York Wiley 1996 0471048631 / 9780471048633 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
DJ shows very light shelf wear. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Text unmarked.; Wiley Popular Science; 9.44 X 7.26 X 1.19 inches; 364 pages; "An astronomer with a Jungian streak, Krupp (Echoes of the Ancient Sky), the director of the Griffith Observatory in L.A., synthesizes the study of the heavens with archeology in an intriguing attempt to understand the cultural power of shamans and kings in ancient civilizations. In the tradition of Frazer, Eliade and Campbell, the author seeks commonality in the use of sky myths by shamans from cultures as diverse as the Mayan, Egyptian, Tibetan, Mongolian, Chinese, Turkic, African and Inuit, as well as those of the indigenous peoples of the American plains, Northwest and Southwest. Carefully analyzing sacred petroglyphs, pictographs and statuary, he traces the evolution of culture from hunting bands to the establishment of complex civilizations. The journey includes study of the natural high places of the earth, which direct human awe heavenward toward the sky gods. Alternately, the chthonic depths of caves and grottoes are examined for insight into the traditions of nurturing mother goddesses and fertility cults. Throughout, reference to ancient awareness of the movement of the planets and constellations, especially in regard to the solstices and equinoxes, is highlighted. With an anecdotal style and with reference to myriad illustrations, Krupp enngagingly explores the historic derivation of political control descending from the skies, to rulers. The harmonics of order implicit in the structure of the cosmos, he forcefully contends, are endangered by contemporary reactionary, earthbound cultures, engendering conflicts that are expressed in rising social intolerance and religious fundamentalism. " 
Price: 18.50 USD
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The Dark Universe  Matter, Energy and Gravity, Livio, Mario (editor)
8 Livio, Mario (editor) The Dark Universe Matter, Energy and Gravity
Cambridge, England Cambridge University Press 2003 0521822270 / 9780521822275 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Only slight wear to light blue boards ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked; Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series #15; B&W Illustrations; 9.76 X 6.85 X 0.63 inches; 193 pages; This timely volume presents specially written articles by world experts at an international conference at the Space Telescope Science Institute. The goal of the meeting was to assemble physicists and astronomers working on all aspects of dark matter and theories of gravity. Topics covered include Nucleosynthesis, Hot Gas in Clusters, MACHOs, WIMPs, Rotation Curves, Gravitational Lensing Neutrinos, Large Scale Flows, Dwarf Spheroidals, Cosmological Parameters from Supernovae, the Cosmic Microwave Background, the Cosmological Constant, and Theories of Gravity. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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The Exact Sciences in Antiquity, Neugebauer, Otto
9 Neugebauer, Otto The Exact Sciences in Antiquity
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 1566192692 / 9781566192699 Second Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A bright, solid book, DJ is crisp. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; "One of the foremost workers in the area of premodern science presents the standard nontechnical coverage of Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics and astronomy and their transmission into the Hellenistic world, including the especially interesting, surprising sophistication of Babylonian mathematics." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Poincaré, Henri & Daniel Goroff (editor) New Methods of Celestial Mechanics; 3 volumes
American Institute of Physics 1993 1563961172 / 9781563961175 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Only slight wear to red cloth covered boards with gilt print front and spine ; Three books are as new, text unmarked ; History of Modern Physics and Astronomy, Vol. 13; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; "This English-language edition of Poincare's landmark work is of interest not only to historians of science, but also to mathematicians. Beginning from an investigation of the three-body problem of Newtonian mechanics, Poincare lays the foundations of the qualitative solutions of differential equations. To investigate the long-unsolved problem of the stability of the Solar System, Poincare invented a number of new techniques including canonical transformations, asymptotic series expansions, and integral invariants. These "new methods" are even now finding applications in chaos and other contemporary disciplines. Contents: Volume I: Periodic and asymptotic solutions: Introduction by Daniel Goroff. Generalities and the Jacobi method. Series integration. Periodic solutions. Characteristic exponents. Nonexistence of uniform integrals. Approximate development of the perturbative function. Asymptotic solutions. Volume II: Approximations by series: Formal calculus. Methods of Newcomb and Lindstedt. Application to the study of secular variations. Application to the three-body problem. Application to orbits. Divergence of the Lindstedt series. Direct calculation of the series. Other methods of direct calculation. Gylden methods. Case of linear equations. Bohlin methods. Bohlin series. Extension of the Bohlin method. Volume III: Integral invariants and asymptotic properties of certain solutions: Integral invariants. Formation of invariants. Use of integral invariants. Integral invariants and asymptotic solutions. Poisson stability. Theory of consequents. Periodic solutions of the second kind. Different forms of the principle of least action." 
Price: 235.00 USD
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The Cosmic Connection An Extraterrestrial Perspective, Sagan, Carl
11 Sagan, Carl The Cosmic Connection An Extraterrestrial Perspective
New York Anchor Press 1973 0385004575 / 9780385004572 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ shows some shelf wear, price-clipped. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 274 pages 
Price: 22.50 USD
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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe  The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science, Schneider, Michael S.
12 Schneider, Michael S. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science
New York Harpercollins 1994 0060926716 / 9780060926717 First Paperback Edition; Fourth Printing Softcover Near Fine 
A bright, solid book, card covers are crisp and clean , text unmarked.; B&W Illustrations; 9 X 7.30 X 0.90 inches; 352 pages; "Michael Schneider leads us on a spectacular, lavishly illustrated journey along the numbers one through ten to explore the mathematical principles made visible in flowers, shells, crystals, plants, and the human body, expressed in the symbolic language of folk sayings and fairy tales, myth and religion, art and architecture. This is a new view of mathematics, not the one we learned at school but a comprehensive guide to the patterns that recur through the universe and underlie human affairs. A Beginner's Guide to Constructing, the Universe shows you: -Why cans, pizza, and manhole covers are round. -Why one and two weren't considered numbers by the ancient Greeks. -Why squares show up so often in goddess art and board games. -What property makes the spiral the most widespread shape in nature, from embryos and hair curls to hurricanes and galaxies. -How the human body shares the design of a bean plant and the solar system. -How a snowflake is like Stonehenge, and a beehive like a calendar. -How our ten fingers hold the secrets of both a lobster and a cathedral. And much more. " 
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Observing the Sun, Taylor, Peter O.
13 Taylor, Peter O. Observing the Sun
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1992 0521401100 / 9780521401104 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows very light shelf wear, small chip in DJ at fore edge.; A bright, solid book. DJ is crisp and clean, text unmarked. ; Practical Astronomy Handbooks No.3; 9.99 X 7.09 X 0.58 inches; 173 pages; "Observing the sun is one of the most interesting and rewarding facets of astronomy to which amateurs can contribute meaningful data. It is the one branch of astronomy that requires only modest equipment and that can be pursued during the day. Peter Taylor, long-time chairman of the Solar Division of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, is a keen and highly experienced observer of the Sun. In this book he explains in a clear and practical way everything that a telescope user needs to know in order to make solar observations. The book deals with such topics as the historical background of solar observing, choice of equipment for the safe conduct of solar observations, observations of sunspots, and reporting observations. New techniques, such as electronic recording and the operations of radio telescopes, are also included. The level of presentation is understandable to anyone with basic astronomical knowledge and some experience in handling a small telescope." 
Price: 32.50 USD
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Early Astronomy, Thurston, Hugh
14 Thurston, Hugh Early Astronomy
New York Springer-Verlag 1994 354094107X / 9783540941071 Reprint Softcover Near Fine 
Card covers are clean, crisp and bright, text unmarked; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 268 pages; "The earliest investigations that we can relate to today's science are observations of the sky: astronomy. The earliest written records of every civilisation we know of - from China, Egypt, the Tigris-Euphrates and Indus valleys, Central America, the Andes, and so forth - all contain at least some astronomical texts. There are in addition monuments and artefacts that show a clear interest in astronomy, such as Stonehenge and rock paintings, from cultures that left no written records. The interest in celestial phenomena contributed to the development of Babylonian arithmetic and Greek geometry. This book covers the history of astronomy from the earliest observations to the 16th century. Before around 1700, nearly everyone assumed that the earth was stationary at the center of the universe. The work of Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo (published in the last decades of the 16th and first decades of the 17th century) demonstrated that it is far more useful to think of the Sun as the centre of the planetary system, including the Earth's orbit; this revolutionary insight marks the beginning not only of modern astronomy, but also of modern science. The work of earlier astronomers of all civilizations still remains as a triumph of the human intellect." 
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Astronomy Before the Telescope, Walker, C. B. F.
15 Walker, C. B. F. Astronomy Before the Telescope
New York St Martins Press 1996 0312154070 / 9780312154073 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.70 X 7.60 X 1.10 inches; 352 pages; "The changing patterns of stars in the night sky have fascinated mankind since earliest times. In the 17th century BC the Babylonians were recording the movements of Venus. Even earlier the Egyptians used the regular movements of the stars to measure time and to devise a calendar of 365 days." 
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