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Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Insects
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Insects
Earth is teeming with life. No one knows exactly how many distinct organisms inhabit our planet, but more than 5 million different species of animals and plants could exist, ranging from microscopic algae and bacteria to gigantic elephants, redwood trees and blue whales. Yet, throughout this wonderful tapestry of living creatures, there runs a...
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Protostomes
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Protostomes
Earth is teeming with life. No one knows exactly how many distinct organisms inhabit our planet, but more than 5 million different species of animals and plants could exist, ranging from microscopic algae and bacteria to gigantic elephants, redwood trees and blue whales. Yet, throughout this wonderful tapestry of living creatures, there runs a...
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...

Choosing and Using a New CAT: Getting the Most from Your Schmidt Cassegrain or Any Catadioptric Telescope
Choosing and Using a New CAT: Getting the Most from Your Schmidt Cassegrain or Any Catadioptric Telescope
Since you’re reading this, I’m guessing you have made an exciting decision: You want a telescope. Specifically, you want a telescope for looking at the sky, a telescope that will open the depths of space to your gaze and allow you to visit the Moon, the planets, and all the strange and distant wonders of our magnificent universe. And...
Stock Trader's Almanac 2005
Stock Trader's Almanac 2005
J.P. Morgan's classic retort "Stocks will fluctuate" is often quoted with a wink-of-the-eye implication that the only predication one can make about the stock market is that it will go up, down, or sideways. Many investors agree that no one ever really knows which way the market will move.  Nothing could be farther from the truth. We...
The Joy of SOX
The Joy of SOX
"We choose to do [these] things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills."
—President John F. Kennedy, 1962

President Kennedy was speaking of going to the moon—a goal only slightly more ambitious, in the view...

Stability and Chaos in Celestial Mechanics (Springer Praxis Books / Astronomy and Planetary Sciences)
Stability and Chaos in Celestial Mechanics (Springer Praxis Books / Astronomy and Planetary Sciences)

Alessandra Celletti’s proposed book presents classical celestial mechanics and its interplay with dynamical systems in a way that would be suitable for advance level undergraduate students as well as postgraduate students and researchers. First she uses paradigmatic models, such as the logistic map or the standard map, to introduce the...

Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"
Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"

Advance praise for Philip Plaits Bad Astronomy

"Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." —Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia

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Cross-Calibration of Far UV Spectra of Solar System Objects and the Heliosphere (ISSI Scientific Report Series)
Cross-Calibration of Far UV Spectra of Solar System Objects and the Heliosphere (ISSI Scientific Report Series)

This book is the result of a working group sponsored by ISSI in Bern, which was initially created to study possible ways to calibrate a Far Ultraviolet (FUV) instrument after launch. In most cases, ultraviolet instruments are well calibrated on the ground, but unfortunately, optics and detectors in the FUV are very sensitive to contaminants...

Optimal Control with Aerospace Applications (Space Technology Library)
Optimal Control with Aerospace Applications (Space Technology Library)

 Want to know not just what makes rockets go up but how to do it optimally? Optimal control theory has become such an important field in aerospace engineering that no graduate student or practicing engineer can afford to be without a working knowledge of it. This is the first book that begins from scratch to teach the...

Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe (Adams 101)
Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe (Adams 101)

Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book! 



Too often, textbooks go into more detail than readers have in mind when they want to learn a little something about astronomy. This is where Astronomy 101 comes in. It takes you out to the stars and planets and galaxies and discusses...
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...

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