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Astronomy and Empire in the Ancient Andes: The Cultural Origins of Inca Sky Watching

By: Bauer, Brian S.; Dearborn, David S. P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 1995

Seller ID: 2294844

ISBN: 0292708378

Condition: Very Good


Spine very faintly toned, front wrapper corners very lightly dog-eared. 1995 Trade Paperback. xv, 220 pp. This joint project of an astrophysicist (Dearborn) and an archeologist (Bauer) was written for the use of astronomers, archeologists, and historians. Includes sufficient background information for readers with little or no knowledge of the Andes. Text sheds new light on relationship between Inca cosmology and social structure--Handbook of Latin American Studies. 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

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. Hundreds of visual aids. View more info

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This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age

By: Burrows, William E.

Price: $10.00

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

Image for Latitude: How American Astronomers Solved the Mystery of Variation

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

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 education in astronomy, built an inexpensive instrument that accurately detected the elusive variation of latitude. To compound the... View more info

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The Exploration of Space

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: $10.00

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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From Eros to Gaia

By: Dyson, Freeman

Price: $6.00

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

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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NASA: The Complete Illustrated History

By: Gorn, Michael; Aldrin, Buzz

Price: $500.00

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

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 -- along mostly quantum roads -- of the far reaches of astrophysics. Recently discovered evidence for black holes of the size requ... 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

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 Glow-in-the-Dark Night Sky Book

By: Hatchett, Clint

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Random House: 1988

Seller ID: 2295117

ISBN: 0679809546

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Light general wear. 1988 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Illustrated by Stephen Marchesi. Turn off the lights and watch 34 constellations glow in the dark! This unique, convenient guide to the night sky has star maps that shine after exposure to light. The maps, arranged by season, cover constellations of the Northern Hemisphere. Instructions on how to use the book are included. An appendix explains the mythology behind each constellation. 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

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 Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time,” of the big bang and a bi... View more info

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Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

By: Hawking, Stephen

Price: $6.00

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 universe. Building on his earlier work, Hawking discusses imaginary time, how black holes can give birth to baby universes, and... View more info

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

By: Hawking, Stephen

Price: $100.00

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 flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it... 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

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 Properties of Fluids; Of Springs, Fountains, &c.; Pneumatics--On the Mechanical Properties of Air; On Wind and Sound; On Optics; O... View more info

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1831: Year of Eclipse

By: Masur, Louis P.

Price: $7.00

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 abolition, tension between states' rights and national priorities, the competing passions of religion and politics, and the ... 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

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; The Moon and other satellites; Meteors and comets--Their office in the Solar System; Other suns than ours; Of minor stars, and... View more info

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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

By: Roach, Mary

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: 2011

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2296120

ISBN: 0393339912

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Ink and pencil marking on blurb page, light general wear. 2011 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 334 pp. Roach (Stiff) once again proves herself the ideal guide to a parallel universe. Despite all the high-tech science that has resulted in space shuttles and moonwalks, the most crippling hurdles of cosmic travel are our most primordial human qualities: eating, going to the bathroom, having sex and bathing, and not dying in reentry. Readers learn that throwing up in a space helmet could be life-threatening, that Japanese astronaut candidates must fol... 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

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

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, often eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging cosmos. From such early Greek ... View more info

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Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

By: Singh, Simon

Price: $7.00

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 story of the many brilliant, often eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging ... 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

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'Hooft realized the threat, and responded with a counterattack that changed the course of physics. THE BLACK HOLE WAR is the 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

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 introductory sketch of the history of ancient astronomy, a glossary of astronomical terms, and chapters on: the solar system; caus... View more info

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Orbiting the Sun: Planets and Satellites of the Solar System

By: Whipple, Fred L.

Price: $12.00

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 basic foundation in astronomy that enables the reader to be not merely awed and entranced but thoroughly informed, with a solid ... View more info