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William Herschel (British Men of Science)

By: Armitage, Angus

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons:

Seller ID: 1523035


Lightly rubbed, jacket price clipped.Very Good. 158 pp. Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS, German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel (15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a British astronomer, technical expert, and a composer. Born in Hannover, Wilhelm first followed his father into the Military Band of Hannover, but emigrated to Britain at age 19. Herschel became most famous for the discovery of the planet Uranus in addition to several of its major moons such as Tita... View more info

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Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System (Three Volumes)

By: Burnham, Robert Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dover: 1978

Seller ID: 2208210


Includes three volumes. Lacking exterior jackets, jacket covers cut and pasted to inner front board. Lightly rubbed. 1978 Hard Cover. A comprehensive three-part guide to the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Andromeda through Cetus. Objects are grouped according to constellation, and their definitions feature names, coordinates, classifications, and physical descriptions. Additional notes offer fascinating historical information. Hundre... View more info

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Latitude: How American Astronomers Solved the Mystery of Variation

By: Carter, Bill; Carter, Merri Sue

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202649


First edition. Small chip to top page ridge corners.Very minor chip to top edge of front jacket flap. 2002 Hard Cover. viii, 252 pp. For more than a century European astronomers grappled with the mystery surrounding a suspected variation in latitude that affected their careful observations. Where the best minds in Europe had failed, an intellectual upstart from America eventually succeeded. In 1891, Seth Chandler, an actuary for an insurance company with no formal educat... View more info

Image for National Calendar or Herrick's Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1897. Being, Until July 4th, the 121st of American Independence, in Which Are Contained, Among Other Useful and Entertaining Matters, the Remarkable Eclipses, Lunations, Conjunctions, and Aspects, with Tables of the Rising and Setting of the Sun and the Moon, Tides, and a Notice of the Sun's Four Cardinal Ingresses.

National Calendar or Herrick's Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1897. Being, Until July 4th, the 121st of American Independence, in Which Are Contained, Among Other Useful and Entertaining Matters, the Remarkable Eclipses, Lunations, Conjunctions, and Aspects, with Tables of the Rising and Setting of the Sun and the Moon, Tides, and a Notice of the Sun's Four Cardinal Ingresses.

By: Dr. Herrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dr. Herrick's Family Medicines: 1897

Seller ID: 2266825


Wrappers very faintly toned, very faint stain on front wrapper. 1897 Stapled Binding. 32 pp. National Calendar or Herrick's Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1897. Being, Until July 4th, the 121st of American Independence, in Which Are Contained, Among Other Useful and Entertaining Matters, the Remarkable Eclipses, Lunations, Conjunctions, and Aspects, with Tables of the Rising and Setting of the Sun and the Moon, Tides, and a Notice of the Sun's Four Cardinal Ingresses. View more info

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Stephen Hawking's Universe: The Cosmos Explained

By: Filkin, David; Hawking, Stephen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Basic Books / Perseus Books Group: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2272727


Reprint. 1997 Trade Paperback. xv, [1], 288 pp. Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has sold over 9 million copies worldwide. Now, in everyday language, Stephen Hawking's Universe reveals step-by-step how we can all share his understanding of the cosmos, and our own place within it. Stargazing has never been the same since cosmologists discovered that galaxies are moving away from each other at an extraordinary speed. It was this understanding of the movement of ga... View more info

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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

By: Hadfield, Chris

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2015

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2267228


Sixth printing. A fine copy. 2015 Trade Paperback. 295, 14 pp. Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, and been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft. In his bestselling An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Hadfield takes readers deep into his yea... View more info

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In the Stream of Stars: The Soviet/American Space Art Book

By: Hartmann, William K.; Sokolov, Andrei; Miller, Ron; Myagkov, Vitaly; Bradbury, Ray

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Workman Publishing: 1990

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1854987


First printing. Publisher's remainder mark on bottom edge. Otherwise bright copy. 1990 Large Softcover. 183 pp. The first book to bring together rarely seen soviet and American space art. Features essays by Alan Bean, Alexei Leonov, and others, plus introductory essay by Ray Bradbury, and over 200 full-color reproductions. View more info

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The Universe in a Nutshell [with] The Illustrated A Brief History of Time: Updated and Expanded Edition (Deluxe Boxed Set)

By: Hawking, Stephen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 2001

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2272120


Reprints. Includes publisher's slipcase. 2001 Hard Cover. A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends? Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Ti... View more info

Image for Conversations on Natural Philosophy. In Which the Elements of That Science are Familiarly Explained. Illustrated with Plates. By the Author of Conversations on Chemistry, &c. with Corrections, Improvements, and Considerable Additions, in the Body of the Work; Appropriate Questions, and a Glossary

Conversations on Natural Philosophy. In Which the Elements of That Science are Familiarly Explained. Illustrated with Plates. By the Author of Conversations on Chemistry, &c. with Corrections, Improvements, and Considerable Additions, in the Body of the Work; Appropriate Questions, and a Glossary

By: Jones, Thomas P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Grigg and Elliot: 1836

Seller ID: 2260191


Half-inch by half-inch chip to spine-head, one-and-a-half inch chip along spine-base, ink name on front and rear endpapers, pages lightly foxed. 1836 Hard Cover. viii, 220 pp. Contents include conversations: On General Properties of Bodies; On the Attraction of Gravity; On the Laws of Motion; On Compound Motion; On the Mechanical Powers; Astronomy--Causes of the Motion of the Heavily Bodies; On the Planets; On the Earth; On the Moon; Hydrostatics--On the Mechanical Prope... View more info

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Selections from Kepler's Astronomia Nova

By: Kepler, Johannes

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Green Cat: 2005

Seller ID: 2204923


An exceptional copy. 2005 Soft Cover. Johannes Kepler wrote Astronomia Nova (1609) in a singleminded drive to sweep away the ancient and medieval clutter of spheres and orbs and to establish a new truth in astronomy, based on physical causality. Thus a good part of the book is given over to a nontechnical discussion of how planets can be made to move through space by physical forces. This is the theme of the readings in the present module. The selection includes Kepler's... View more info

From Vinland To Mars: A Thousand Years Of Exploration

By: Lewis, Richard S.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Quadrangle Books / The New York Times Book Co.: 1978

Seller ID: 1305276


Minor stain on page edges. 1978 Trade Paperback. 436 pp. A survey of the history of exploration from Vikings to astronauts. CONTENTS: I RECONNAISSANCE OF THE EARTH: I. Vinland, II. The Passage, III. Terra Australis; II ANOTHER SEA: IV. The Enterprise of the Moon, V. Genesis, VI. Victory and Retreat, VII. Detente; III THE NEW WORLDS: VIII. The Search for Creation, IX. The Liquid Planet, X. Viking; Notes; Index. View more info

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The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In

By: Lubbock, Sir John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 2205959


No jacket, two inches of spine beginning to pull away from binding, minor spot to front board, endpapers toned. 1892 Hard Cover. xiv, 429 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; On Animal Life; On Plant Life; Woods and Fields; Mountains; Water; Rivers and Lakes; The Sea; The Starry Heavens.KEYWORDS: SIR JOHN LUBBOCK BEAUTIES OF NATURE WONDERS WORLD WE LIVE IN SCIENCE NATURAL HISTORY ANIMALS PLANTS ECOLOGY ASTRONOMY View more info

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The Friendly Stars

By: Martin, Martha Evans; Jacoby, Harold

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brother Publishers: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270786


First edition. Front hinge repaired. 1907 Hard Cover. ix, 264 pp. Illustrations of constellations throughout. CONTENTS: Introduction; The Rising and the Setting of the Stars; Concerning the Brightest Stars; Capella; Arcturus; Spica; Vega; Deneb, or Arided; Altair; Antares; Fomalhaut; Aldebaran; Orion's Bright Stars; The Heavenly Twins; The Two Dog Stars; Regulus; The Number of the Stars; The Light of the Stars; The Distances of the Stars; Double Stars; The Constellations... View more info

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Key Definitions in Astronomy

By: Mitton, Jacqueline

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Littlefield: 1980

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1539562


First printing. 1980 Trade Paperback. 168 pp. Dictionary of astronomical terms. View more info

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Seeing and Believing: A Short History of the Telescope and How we Look at the Universe

By: Panek, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Viking: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195865


First edition. 1998 Hard Cover. 198 pp. In 1609, Galileo fit two lenses inside a cylindrical tube, aimed it at the sky, and forever changed the world. With pith and charm, Seeing and Believing tells the story--era by era, visionary by visionary, technology by technology, and discovery by discovery--of how the telescope has changed the way we look at ourselves. In the tradition of Dava Sobel's bestselling Longitude, it focuses on the often larger-than-life figures behind ... View more info

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Other Worlds Than Ours: The Plurality of Worlds Studied Under the Light of Recent Scientific Researches

By: Proctor, Richard A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1871

Seller ID: 2205523


No jacket, Spine toned, tissue loose from binding but included, faint stain to top page ridge, pencil notes to rear paste-down endpaper. 1871 Hard Cover. 334 pp. Includes color plates of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Messier 17 Nebula. CONTENTS: Introduction; What the Earth teaches us; What we learn from the Sun; The inferior planets; Mars, the miniature of our Earth; Jupiter, the giant of the Solar System; Saturn, the ringed world; Uranus and Neptune, the arctic planets; T... View more info

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The Invasion of the Moon 1969: The Story of Apollo 11

By: Ryan, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264718


First edition. A paperback original. Includes photos from the Apollo 11 mission. Quarter-inch tear along front wrapper page edge, ink name on first blank, pages lightly toned. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 189 pp. Includes photos from the Apollo 11 mission. This is the first full story of the triumphant flight of Apollo 11, of the discoveries which made it possible, and of the men who coolly went to the moon and back. View more info

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Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon

By: Shepard, Alan; Slayton, Deke; Barbree, Jay; Benedict, Howard; Armstrong, Neil (Introduction)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Turner Publishing, Inc.: 1994

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 1979090


4th printing.Near Fine. 1994 Hard Cover. 382 pp. 8vo. Index follows text. Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first moon landing, two former astronauts tell of the intense human drama behind the lunar race between two superpowers, and of the sacrifices and risks asked of the American crew. View more info

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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

By: Singh, Simon

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate / Harper Collins: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273279


First edition. 2004 Hard Cover. 532 pp. 8vo. We've all heard of the Big Bang, and yet few of us truly know what it is. Renowned for making difficult ideas much less difficult than they might first appear, Simon Singh is our perfect guide to explaining why cosmologists believe that the Big Bang is an accurate description of the origin and evolution of the universe. This highly readable and entertaining book tells the story of the many brilliant, often eccentric scientists... View more info

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A Compendium of Astronomy; Intended to Simplify and Illustrated the Principles of the Science, and Give a Concise View of the Motions and Aspects of the Great Heavenly Luminaries; Adapted to the Use of Common Schools, as well as Higher Seminaries. (Stereotype Edition)

By: Vose, John

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Carter, Hendee & Co.: 1834

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2130413


Light stain to bottom half of boards & pages (does not affect legibility), edges rubbed with 1 inch chip from spine head, front free endpaper removed, lightly foxed throughout. 1834 Hard Cover. viii, 184 pp. 12mo. Leather spine, printed paper over boards. Eight fold-out plates follow text, depicting various aspects of the solar system (planets, the moon, patterns of orbit, stars, constellations, etc.). A guide to basic astronomy for the use of students. Includes an intro... View more info

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Stars: A Guide to the Constellations, Sun, Moon, Planets and Other Features of the Heavens (A Golden Guide)

By: Zim, Herbert S; Baker, Robert H.; Chartrand, Mark R.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Golden Press: 1985

Seller ID: 2269192


Edges lightly rubbed. 1985 Small Softcover. 160 pp. Offers a field guide with information to help the novice, the amateur, or anyone who wants to enjoy watching the stars, constellations, and planets. View more info