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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. 
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Cosmic Rays Tracking Particles from Outer Space, Friedlander, Michael W.
2 Friedlander, Michael W. Cosmic Rays Tracking Particles from Outer Space
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1989 0674174593 / 9780674174597 Second Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
DJ has light creasing.; A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 9.22 X 6.38 X 0.53 inches; 160 pages; The book describes scientists studying cosmic rays by all sorts of methods: satellites, space probes, high-altitude balloons and airplanes-even giant detectors two miles beneath the earth's surface. Their ingenious investigations have yielded startling insights about nature--as well as an inordinately large number of Nobel Prizes. Michael Friedlander, for many years a principal researcher of cosmic radiation, masterfully portrays how a perfect marriage between pure and applied science has forged new understandings of our physical world. This uncommonly lucid history, richly illustrated with more than 50 drawings and photographs, touches the astronomer within each of us who yearns to explore one of the great mysteries of the universe. 
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Mars  The NASA Mission Reports Vol 2: Apogee Books Space Series 44, Godwin, Robert (Editor)
3 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 CDN
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Mars The Nasa Mission Reports, Godwin, Robert (Editor)
4 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. 
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Discovering the Secrets of the Sun, Kippenhahn, Rudolf
5 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.
6 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. " 
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The Dark Universe  Matter, Energy and Gravity, Livio, Mario (editor)
7 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 CDN
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Confrontation of Cosmological Theories with Observational Data, Longair, Malcolm S.
8 Longair, Malcolm S. Confrontation of Cosmological Theories with Observational Data
Dordrecht D. Reidel 1974 9027704562 / 9789027704566 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Glossy green paper covered boards. ; As new, unmarked ; International Astronomical Union Symposia No. 63; 9.50 X 6.46 X 1.26 inches; 393 pages; Proceedings of IAU Symposium No. 63, held in Cracow, Poland, September 10-12, 1973. This is a quality print on demand printing issued by Kluwer Academic Publishers. 
Price: 69.95 CDN
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Black Holes and the Universe, Novikov, Igor & Vitaly Kisin
9 Novikov, Igor & Vitaly Kisin Black Holes and the Universe
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1995 0521558700 / 9780521558709 Reprint Softcover Very Good+ 
A bright, solid book, text unmarked. Small bump to front card cover. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.27 X 5.51 X 0.94 inches; 176 pages; Igor Novikov has been hailed as "Russia's answer to Stephen Hawking." In this popular account of the cosmic importance of black holes, he explores the properties and significance of these mysterious phenomena, which represent the most condensed state of matter in the Universe. Black holes are formed by the force of gravity, warping space and time, crushing stars and perhaps galaxies, too, until they fall in on themselves. Novikov's fascinating account illuminates this most enigmatic feature of our Universe with exemplary clarity, illustrated with a series of inspired cartoon drawings. 
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The Farthest Things in the Universe, Pasachoff, Jay M.;  Hyron Spinrad;  Patrick Osmer &  Edward S. Cheng
10 Pasachoff, Jay M.; Hyron Spinrad; Patrick Osmer & Edward S. Cheng The Farthest Things in the Universe
New York Cambridge University Press 1994 0521469317 / 9780521469319 Softcover Near Fine 
A bright, solid book.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.82 X 5.98 X 0.31 inches; 104 pages; The quest for the farthest objects in the Universe remains one of the most challenging areas of modern astronomical research. Peering deeper and deeper into space reveals the most distant and powerful objects known and so unveils the embryonic epochs of the Universe not long after its birth in the Big Bang. Four world experts--chosen for their ability to communicate research astronomy at a popular level--each contributes a chapter to this lucid survey. They address the fundamental issues of scale in the Universe; the ghostly etchings seen on the cosmic background radiation; quasars and their evolution; and galaxy birth. This fascinating and accessible account offers an exceptional chance for the general audience to share in the excitement of today's forefront research of the early Universe. 
Price: 14.95 CDN
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Galileo in Context, Renn, Jurgen (Editor)
11 Renn, Jurgen (Editor) Galileo in Context
Cambridge, England Cambridge University Press 2001 052100103x / 9780521001038 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
A bright, solid book, text unmarked; Trade PB; 9.40 X 7.60 X 0.90 inches; 431 pages; This survey of recent attempts to dispel the myth of Galileo as isolated pioneer explores the intellectual, cultural and social contexts that substantially shaped Galilean science. Particular attention is paid to the influence of contemporary engineer-scientists on Galilean experimental physics, the influence of artists on the visual representation techniques used in Galilean astronomy, and the influence of the power structures of Galileo's day on the way in which scientific information was organized and communicated. 
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The Cosmic Connection An Extraterrestrial Perspective, Sagan, Carl
12 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 CDN
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Galileo's Intellectual Revolution  Middle period, 1610-1632, Shea, William R
13 Shea, William R Galileo's Intellectual Revolution Middle period, 1610-1632
New York Science History Publications 1972 0882020064 / 9780882020068 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Glue stain on front free end paper, light pencil notation throughout, only light light wear to brown hardcover boards. ; A tight solid book. ; 8.90 X 5.80 X 0.60 inches; 204 pages 
Price: 23.95 CDN
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Ptolemy's Universe  The Natural Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Ptolemy's Astronomy, Taub, Liba Chaia
14 Taub, Liba Chaia Ptolemy's Universe The Natural Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Ptolemy's Astronomy
Peru, Illinois Open Court Publishing Company 1993 0812692292 / 9780812692297 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
Only slight wear to card covers; A bright, solid book.; 8.90 X 6 X 0.60 inches; 188 pages; "a modern examination of the cosmological and philosophical dimensions of Ptolemy's thought as presented in his astronomical works. Claudius Ptolemy (second century AD) ranks as one of the most important figures in the history of science, especially renowned for his contribution to mathematical astronomy. Within astronomical works such as "The Mathematical Syntaxis", Ptolemy presented some of his views on natural philosophy, epistemology and ethics, and explained their pertinence to his astronomy. While much has been written about Ptolemy's mathematical work, few attempts have been made to understand his philosophical and cosmological ideas. In this book, Dr Taub shows how Ptolemy's conception of the celestial bodies as divine beings shaped his philosophical thinking, and how this in turn influenced his study of the heavens. Dr Taub's examination of the place of Ptolemy's ideas within the broader context of Greek philosophy, mathematics and culture, provides insights into the nature of Greek scientific thought." 
Price: 14.99 CDN
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Observing the Sun, Taylor, Peter O.
15 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." 
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