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The Early Universe

By: Börner, Gerhard

Price: $56.95

Publisher: Berlin, Springer: 2004

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 16447

ISBN: 3540441972

Condition: 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 qua... View more info

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The Fallen Sky An Intimate History of Shooting Stars

By: Cokinos, Christopher

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Tarcher: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19016

ISBN: 1585427209

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.1 X 6.5 X 1.7 inches; 517 pages; "An award-winning founder of Isotope magazine chronicles how the study of meteorites became a modern science, in a natural history that documents the contributions of key individuals and traces landmark discoveries in Antarctica, Greenland, and other world regions. " View more info

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Mars The Nasa Mission Reports

By: Godwin, Robert (Editor)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Burlington, ON, Apogee Books: 2000

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 17422

ISBN: 1896522629

Condition: 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. View more info

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Mars The NASA Mission Reports Vol 2: Apogee Books Space Series 44

By: Godwin, Robert (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Burlington, ON, Apogee Books: 2004

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 17423

ISBN: 1894959051

Condition: 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. View more info

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Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and Harmonies of the World

By: Kepler, Johannes

Price: $14.99

Publisher: Amherst, NY, Prometheus Books: 1995

Seller ID: 16928

ISBN: 1573920363

Condition: 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 contain... View more info

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Discovering the Secrets of the Sun

By: Kippenhahn, Rudolf

Price: $30.00

Publisher: West Sussex, England, John Wiley: 1994

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 17753

ISBN: 0471943630

Condition: 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,'' " View more info

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Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power

By: Krupp, E. C.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Wiley: 1996

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17764

ISBN: 0471048631

Condition: 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 Fr... View more info

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The Dark Universe Matter, Energy and Gravity

By: Livio, Mario (editor)

Price: $36.95

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16417

ISBN: 0521822270

Condition: 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 cov... View more info

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The Exact Sciences in Antiquity

By: Neugebauer, Otto

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1993

Edition: Second Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17721

ISBN: 1566192692

Condition: 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." View more info

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A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science

By: Schneider, Michael S.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins: 1994

Edition: First Paperback Edition; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 17792

ISBN: 0060926716

Condition: 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 vie... View more info

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Observing the Sun

By: Taylor, Peter O.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17761

ISBN: 0521401100

Condition: 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 ch... View more info

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Early Astronomy

By: Thurston, Hugh

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New York, Springer-Verlag: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 17679

ISBN: 354094107X

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Astronomy Before the Telescope

By: Walker, C. B. F.

Price: $29.50

Publisher: New York, St Martins Press: 1996

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 16922

ISBN: 0312154070

Condition: 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." View more info