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William Herschel (British Men of Science)

By: Armitage, Angus

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons:

Seller ID: 1523035

Condition: Very Good


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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The Exploding Suns: The Secrets of the Supernovas

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Truman Talley Books / E.P. Dutton, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286554

ISBN: 0525243232

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Edges a bit foxed, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 276 pp. When the universe was born some 15 billion years ago, the big bang produced vast clouds of hydrogen and helium. Where did everything else come from? Supernovas, the huge unstable suns whose immense convulsions and titanic explosions are the largest and most shattering events in the universe. Untold t... 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  $16.00

Publisher: Dover: 1978

Seller ID: 2208210

Condition: Very Good


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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This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age

By: Burrows, William E.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280081

ISBN: 0679445218

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1998 Hard Cover. It was all part of man's greatest adventure--landing men on the Moon and sending a rover to Mars, finally seeing the edge of the universe and the birth of stars, and launching planetary explorers across the solar system to Neptune and beyond. 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  $4.80

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202649

ISBN: 1557500169

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Exploration of Space

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1951

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2278691

Condition: Very Good


Jacket edges rubbed. 1951 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 199 pp. A simple, scientifically accurate treatement of space travel and man's place in the Universe. Presents a nonscientific explanation of space exploration and a view of future life on other planets. View more info

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Stories of the Constellations: Myths and Legends of the Night Skies

By: Connolly, Kieron

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Scholastic: 2014

Seller ID: 2287736

ISBN: 0545652057

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2014 Soft Cover. Stories of the Constellations: Myths and Legends of the Night Skies How did the Great Bear get its name? Where can I find Orion in the sky? And why is the constellation of Cassiopeia hanging upside? Stories of the Constellations collects 44 classic constellations from Greek mythology. You may know your own star sign, but can you find it in the night sky? And do you know what the story is behind it? Aries may be a ram, but why can it ... View more info

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From Eros to Gaia

By: Dyson, Freeman

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280176

ISBN: 0679413073

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 1992 Hard Cover. xi, 371 pp. The author of Disturbing the Universe presents a selection of essays that include discussions of his early fascination with science and space, his contemporary analyses of the politics of smart weapons, and more. View more info

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Out of My Later Years

By: Einstein, Albert

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Philosophical Library: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275970

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards a bit soiled. 1950 Hard Cover. 282 pp. 8vo. Writings from Albert Einstein on a variety of scientific and personal topics. View more info

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Galileo Galilei: A Biography and Inquiry into His Philosophy of Science (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Geymonat, Ludovico; de Santillana, Giorgio; Drake, Stillman; Bradbury, Ray

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1994

Seller ID: 2274216

Condition: Fine


Publisher insert and bookplate laid in. 1994 Full-Leather. xviii, 260 pp. 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece portrait of Galileo. Translated from the Italian with additional notes and an appendix by Stillman Drake, with a foreword by Professor Giorgio de Santillana, and a special foreword by Ray Bradbury. A biography of the famous astronomer, physicist, engineer, phil... View more info

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NASA: The Complete Illustrated History

By: Gorn, Michael; Aldrin, Buzz

Price: $500.00  $400.00

Publisher: Merrell / The Easton Press: 2005

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2274856

ISBN: 1858942543

Condition: Fine


Signed by Buzz Aldrin on front flyleaf, with certificate of authenticity and blank publisher's bookplate laid in. A couple tiny imperfections to page ridges, otherwise an excellent copy. 2005 Full-Leather. 304 pp. Original full black leather, gilt titles and decorations, photographic plate mounted on front board, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. View more info

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Unveiling the Edge of Time: Black Holes, White Holes, Wormholes

By: Gribbin, John

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285681

ISBN: 051758591X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge of jacket previously mended with tape. Top page ridge lightly foxed, last few gatherings slightly misaligned with binding. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 248 pp. The prospect of time travel as originally 'unveiled' by theories of general relativity has lured many good science writers into paper-thin theories, but Gribbin (In Search of Schroedinger's Cat) is not one of them. Here he offers a coherent tour -- al... 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  $4.00

Publisher: Workman Publishing: 1990

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1854987

ISBN: 0894807056

Condition: Near Fine


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  $28.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 2001

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2272120

ISBN: 0553676431

Condition: Near Fine


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

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Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

By: Hawking, Stephen

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1994

Seller ID: 2279553

ISBN: 0553374117

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1994 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 182 pp. In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking literally transformed the way we think about physics, the universe, reality itself. In these thirteen essays and one remarkable extended interview, the man widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein returns to reveal an amazing array of possibilities for understanding our un... View more info

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A Brief History of Time: Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition

By: Hawking, Stephen

Price: $100.00  $80.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1999

Seller ID: 2285608

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal cosmetic wear. 1999 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [1], 212 pp. 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Ron Miller. 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 fl... View more info

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Humboldt's Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey That Changed the Way We See the World

By: Helferich, Gerard

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Gotham Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284278

ISBN: 1592400523

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 2004 Hard Cover. xxiv, 358 pp. The thrilling story of the charismatic explorer who Simon Bolivar called the true discoverer of South America and the daring expedition that altered the course of science. From 1799 to 1804 German naturalist and adventurer Alexander von Humboldt conducted the first extensive scientific exploration of Latin America. At the completion of his arduous 6,000-mile journey, he was feted by Thomas Jefferson and pres... View more info

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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  $20.00

Publisher: Grigg and Elliot: 1836

Seller ID: 2260191

Condition: Good


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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1831: Year of Eclipse

By: Masur, Louis P.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 2001

Seller ID: 2276823

ISBN: 0809041189

Condition: Near Fine


Ink marginalia on two pages only, jacket flaps taped down, pencil name on front endpaper. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 247 pp. In February, the shadow of a total eclipse of the sun raced from the Mississippi Delta to Cape Cod. Masur (history, City College of New York) explores the anticipation, the observation, and the excitement it raised at a critical moment in the history of the US. Among the themes he identifies are slavery and... 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  $28.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1871

Seller ID: 2205523

Condition: Very Good


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  $12.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264718

ISBN: 0140522786

Condition: Good


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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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

By: Singh, Simon

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Fourth Estate / Harper Collins: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280089

ISBN: 0007162200

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed. 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, oft... View more info

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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

By: Singh, Simon

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Fourth Estate / Harper Collins: 2004

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2286492

ISBN: 0007162200

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Jacket lightly toned, 1/2 inch tear on jacket corner. 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 st... View more info

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The Planets

By: Sobel, Dava

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Penguin: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2275616

ISBN: 0142001163

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Ink name on blurb page, faint odor of smoke. 2006 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. With her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel introduced readers to her rare gift for weaving complex scientific concepts into a compelling narrative. Now Sobel brings her full talents to bear on what is perhaps her most ambitious topic to date-the planets of our solar system. Sobel explores the origins and oddities ... View more info

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The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

By: Susskind, Leonard

Price: $6.00  $4.80

Publisher: Back Bay Books / Little, Brown and Company: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2286486

ISBN: 0316016411

Condition: Good


Edges a bit rubbed, spine faintly creased, faint stain to base of last few pages. 2008 Trade Paperback. viii, 470, [2] pp. What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard t'... 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  $48.00

Publisher: Carter, Hendee & Co.: 1834

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2130413

Condition: Fair


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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Orbiting the Sun: Planets and Satellites of the Solar System

By: Whipple, Fred L.

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1981

Seller ID: 2280086

ISBN: 0674641256

Condition: Good


Jacket rubbed with a few chips. 1981 Hard Cover. These are the images from Voyager that have made headlines and captured the public imagination. Now, a giant of twentieth century astronomy guides us on a literary voyage of discovery that retraces the steps of this and other recent space probes--Viking, Mariner, Pioneer, as well as Russian efforts--that have revolutionized our understanding of Earth's nearest neighbors. Every step of the way, Fred Whipple provides the bas... View more info

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Starseekers

By: Wilson, Colin

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1980

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2287938

ISBN: 0385172532

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Minor general wear. 1980 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 271 pp. ...charts the voyage of man's discovery of the universe, from Stonehenge and the pyramids to the Theory of Relativity and the discovery of black holes, quasars and pulsars. Drawing from many branches of knowledge for an original vision of this intellectual quest, Colin Wilson's direct and challenging history of cosmology embraces religion, philosophy, s... View more info