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Fundamental Astronomy
Fundamental Astronomy

Fundamental Astronomy gives a well-balanced and comprehensive introduction to the topics of classical and modern astronomy. While emphasizing both the astronomical concepts and the underlying physical principles, the text provides a sound basis for more profound studies in the astronomical sciences.

The fifth edition of this...

Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomy (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
Visual Lunar and Planetary Astronomy (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

With the advent of CCDs and webcams, the focus of amateur astronomy has to some extent shifted from science to art. Visual work in astronomy has a rich history. Today, imaging is now more prominent. However there is still much for the visual amateur astronomer to do, and visual work is still a valid component of amateur astronomy. Paul...

Software Systems for Astronomy (SpringerBriefs in Astronomy)
Software Systems for Astronomy (SpringerBriefs in Astronomy)

This book covers the use and development of software for astronomy. It describes the control systems used to point the telescope and operate its cameras and spectrographs, as well as the web-based tools used to plan those observations. In addition, the book also covers the analysis and archiving of astronomical data once it has been acquired....

Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science
Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science

As a prolific author, BBC commentator, and magazine editor, Nigel Calder has spent a lifetime spotting and explaining the big discoveries in all branches of science. In Magic Universe, he draws on his vast experience to offer readers a lively, far-reaching look at modern science in all its glory, shedding light on the latest ideas in...

Starfinder
Starfinder

Combining a concise practical guide to astronomy with card decks, sky maps, and a flashlight, Starfinder explains how to navigate around the night sky, shows you what you can expect to see, and provides all the tools you need to see the constellations for yourself. It also includes a section on observing the Moon, planets, and other...

Visions of the Future: Chemistry and Life Science
Visions of the Future: Chemistry and Life Science
‘… you can’t deny the excitement the writers felt for what they are doing; and in these secular times such excitement must serve to replace the fear of the Lord as the beginning of wisdom.’?Sir Brian Pippard, Times Higher Education Supplement

‘I enjoyed these glimpses of what is going on and (always a good
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Principles of Geometry (Cambridge Library Collection - Mathematics)
Principles of Geometry (Cambridge Library Collection - Mathematics)

Henry Frederick Baker (1866-1956) was a renowned British mathematician specialising in algebraic geometry. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1898 and appointed the Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry in the University of Cambridge in 1914. First published between 1922 and 1925, the six-volume Principles of Geometry was...

Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction
Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction
This extensively illustrated book presents the astrophysics of galaxies since their beginnings in the early Universe. It has been thoroughly revised to take into account the most recent observational data, and recent discoveries such as dark energy. There are new sections on galaxy clusters, gamma ray bursts and supermassive black holes. The...
Gravity from the Ground Up: An Introductory Guide to Gravity and General Relativity
Gravity from the Ground Up: An Introductory Guide to Gravity and General Relativity
"...the text is...inviting, with exercises that have real-world application, such as exploring the energy of photons that cause sunburn." Stuart J. Goldman, Sky & Telescope

"Delightfully throrough yet easy to read." American Scientist

This book provides an accessible introduction to
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Origins: How the Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe Began (Astronomers' Universe Series)
Origins: How the Planets, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe Began (Astronomers' Universe Series)

This new series is aimed at the same people as the Practical Astronomy Series – in general, active amateur astronomers. However, it is also appropriate to a wider audience of astronomically-informed readers. Because optical astronomy is a science that is rather at the mercy of the weather, all amateur astronomers inevitably have periods...

The Universal Book of Mathematics: From Abracadabra to Zeno's Paradoxes
The Universal Book of Mathematics: From Abracadabra to Zeno's Paradoxes

What makes a number weird, and why, as far as anyone can tell, aren’t weird numbers odd? What do monsters, moonshine, and 24-dimensional oranges have in common? Why couldn’t Sam Loyd get a patent for his famous fifteen puzzle? What is the significance of the statement "the smallest number not nameable in under ten words"?...

Newnes Data Communications Pocket Book, Fourth Edition (Newnes Pocket Books)
Newnes Data Communications Pocket Book, Fourth Edition (Newnes Pocket Books)
*A practical engineer’s reference that puts the key information at your fingertips
*Covers essential data, techniques and working practice
*This update covers the latest international regulations

Newnes Data Communications Pocket Book is a remarkable toolkit for engineers, IT professionals, managers and students. The wide
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