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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...

The Surface of Mars (Cambridge Planetary Science)
The Surface of Mars (Cambridge Planetary Science)
This book summarizes our knowledge of the morphology of the martian surface and speculates on how the surface evolved to its present state. During the last three decades our knowledge of Mars has increased dramatically. A succession of orbiting spacecraft (Table I) have observed the planet at ever-increasing resolution, rovers have traversed the...
Inside COM+ Base Services (Microsoft Programming Series)
Inside COM+ Base Services (Microsoft Programming Series)
COM+ is not a radical departure from COM-it is the next stage of evolution of the COM programming model. COM was originally designed as a minimalist's component architecture. With the advent of the three-tier programming model, applications have become more complex. To help developers who work in this new world, COM+ offers a richer set of services...
Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition
Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition
Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and...
The Earth and the Moon (The Solar System)
The Earth and the Moon (The Solar System)

The planets Mercury,Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn—all visible to the naked eye—were known to ancient peoples. In fact, the Romans gave these planets their names as they are known today. Mercury was named after their god Mercury, the fleet-footed messenger of the gods, because the planet seems especially fast moving when viewed...

The Big Book of Marketing (Marketing/Sales/Adv & Promo)
The Big Book of Marketing (Marketing/Sales/Adv & Promo)

"A real world tool for helping develop effective marketing strategies and plans." -- Dennis Dunlap, Chief Executive Officer, American Marketing Association

"For beginners and professionals in search of answers." -- Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and University Professor of Public...

Landscapes of Mars: A Visual Tour
Landscapes of Mars: A Visual Tour

Practically next door to us in our Solar System, Mars is the most Earth-like of all the worlds held in perpetual motion by the Sun’s gravity. It is a planet that has fascinated and intrigued humans since prehistoric times. The Greeks named it Ares, after their god of war. The connection was easy to make because of the planet’s...

Assembly Language Step-By-Step
Assembly Language Step-By-Step
What astonishes me about learning how to program is not that it's so hard, but that it's so easy. Am I nuts? Hardly. It's just that my curse is the curse of a perfect memory, and I remember piano lessons. My poor mother paid $600 in 1962 for a beautiful cherrywood spinet, and every week for two years I trucked off to Wilkins School of Music for a...
Weird Worlds: Bizarre Bodies of the Solar System and Beyond (Astronomers' Universe)
Weird Worlds: Bizarre Bodies of the Solar System and Beyond (Astronomers' Universe)

“Weird Worlds” is the third book in David Seargent’s “Weird” series. This book assumes a basic level of astronomical understanding and concentrates on the “odd and interesting” aspects of planetary bodies, including asteroids and moons. From our viewpoint here on Earth, this work features the most...

The Ruby Way, Second Edition: Solutions and Techniques in Ruby Programming (2nd Edition)
The Ruby Way, Second Edition: Solutions and Techniques in Ruby Programming (2nd Edition)
Ruby is an agile object-oriented language, borrowing some of the best features from LISP, Smalltalk, Perl, CLU, and other languages. Its popularity has grown tremendously in the five years since the first edition of this book.

 

The Ruby Way takes a “how-to” approach to Ruby...

Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape American Debates
Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape American Debates
On any given night cable TV news will tell us how polarized American politics is: Republicans are from Mars, Democrats are from Canada. But in fact, writes Peter Wenz in Beyond Red and Blue, Americans do not divide neatly into two ideological camps of red/blue, Republican/Democrat, right/left. If they did, what could explain Republicans...
Mars: Prospective Energy and Material Resources
Mars: Prospective Energy and Material Resources

The manned mission is seen as a first step towards a Mars surface exploration base-station and, later, establishing permanent settlement. The location and use of Mars’s natural resources is vital to enable cost-effective long-duration human exploration and exploitation missions as well as subsequent human colonization. Planet resources...

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