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Alien Life Imagined

Communicating the Science and Culture of Astrobiology

by Professor Mark Brake

<p>One day, astrobiologists could make the most fantastic discovery of all time: the detection of complex extraterrestrial life. As space agencies continue to search for life in our Universe, fundamental questions are raised: are we awake to the

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All These Worlds Are Yours

The Scientific Search for Alien Life

by Jon Willis

<p>Long before space travel was possible, the idea of life beyond Earth transfixed humans. In this fascinating book, astronomer Jon Willis explores the science of astrobiology and the possibility of locating other life in our own galaxy.<br ...

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Alvan Clark and Sons Artists in Optics

by Deborah Jean Warner

<p>Clarks made the objectives for the largest refracting telescopes in the world; and the fifth of their efforts, their 40-inch lens at the Yerkes Observatory, has never been surpassed. Their optical work, which was recognized as unexcelled ...

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Amateur Telescope Making in the Internet Age

Finding Parts, Getting Help, and More

by Robert L. Clark

<p>Building an astronomical telescope offers the amateur astronomer an exciting challenge, with the possibility of ending up with a far bigger and better telescope than could have been afforded otherwise. In the past, the starting point has ...

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Amazing Space

Go on A Journey to the Edge of the Universe

by Raman Prinja

This stunning 48-page book takes you on a beautifully illustrated journey into space, from the Earth&#39;s surface to the edge of the universe. Once you have completed your journey to the outer limits of the universe, make your return trip with ...

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Amazing Stories of the Space Age

True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts from the Annals of Spaceflight

by Rod Pyle

<p>Award-winning science writer and documentarian Rod Pyle presents an insider's perspective on the most unusual and bizarre space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA. The incredible projects described here were not merely flights ...

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American Practical Navigator

An Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy

by Nathaniel Bowditch

<p>The copyright of the new american practical navigator, by the late Dr. Bowditch, became the property of the United States Government under the provision of an act of Congress to establish a Hydrographic Office in the Navy Department, approved

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An Amateur's Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens

by Ian Morison

<p>An Amateur's Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens is a highly comprehensive guidebook that bridges the gap between the beginners' and hobbyists' books and the many specialised and subject-specific texts for more advanced amateur ...

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An Illustrated Guide to Relativity

by Tatsu Takeuchi

<p>Aimed at both physics students and non-science majors, this unique book explains Einstein's special theory of relativity pictorially, using diagrams rather than equations. The diagrams guide the reader, step-by-step, from the basics of ...

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An Introduction to Astrobiology

by David A. Rothery, Iain Gilmour & Mark A. Sephton

<p>How did life on Earth begin? How common is it elsewhere in the Universe? Written and edited by planetary scientists and astrobiologists, this undergraduate-level textbook provides an introduction to the origin and nature of life, the ...

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An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics

by Richard Fitzpatrick

<p>This accessible text on classical celestial mechanics, the principles governing the motions of bodies in the Solar System, provides a clear and concise treatment of virtually all of the major features of solar system dynamics. Building on ...

ISBN: 9781107239609

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An Introduction to Distance Measurement in Astronomy

by Richard de Grijs

<p>Distance determination is an essential technique in astronomy, and is briefly covered in most textbooks on astrophysics and cosmology. It is rarely covered as a coherent topic in its own right. When it is discussed the approach is frequently ...

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An Introduction to Observational Astrophysics

by Mark Gallaway

<p><em>Observational Astrophysics</em> follows the general outline of an astrophysics undergraduate curriculum targeting practical observing information to what will be covered at the university level. This includes the basics of optics and ...

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An Introduction to Practical Laboratory Optics

by J. F. James

<p>Aimed at students taking laboratory courses in experimental optics, this book introduces readers to optical instruments and their uses. The book explains the basic operation of lenses, mirrors, telescopes in the laboratory and under field ...

ISBN: 9781139985994

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An Introduction to Relativity

by Jayant V. Narlikar

<p>General relativity is now an essential part of undergraduate and graduate courses in physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics. This simple, user-friendly introduction to relativity is ideal for a first course in the subject. Beginning ...

ISBN: 9781139035712

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An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexity

by Tom Tien Sun Chang

<p>An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexity considers select examples of complexity phenomena related to observed plasma processes in the space environment, such as those pertaining to the solar corona, the interplanetary medium, and Earth's ...

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An Introduction to the Solar System

by David A. Rothery, Neil McBride & Iain Gilmour

<p>Ongoing advances in Solar System exploration continue to reveal its splendour and diversity in remarkable detail. This undergraduate-level textbook presents fascinating descriptions and colour images of the bodies in the Solar System, the ...

ISBN: 9781108356428

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An Introduction to the Theory of Stellar Structure and Evolution

by Dina Prialnik

<p>Using fundamental physics, the theory of stellar structure and evolution can predict how stars are born, how their complex internal structure changes, what nuclear fuel they burn, and their ultimate fate. This textbook is a stimulating ...

ISBN: 9781316284674

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An Overview of Gravitational Waves

Theory, Sources and Detection

by Gerard Auger & Eric Plagnol

<p>This book describes detection techniques used to search for and analyze gravitational waves (GW). It covers the whole domain of GW science, starting from the theory and ending with the experimental techniques (both present and future) used to

ISBN: 9789813141773

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Ancient Riddles of Solar Eclipses

Asymmetric Astronomy

by Igor Taganov & Ville Saari

<p>Ancient astronomical manuscripts in addition to priceless chronicles of solar and lunar eclipses contain curious riddles, which are sometimes difficult to interpret by science.</p> <p>Astronomers and historians Igor Taganov and Ville Saari ...

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