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William Herschel (British Men of Science)

By: Armitage, Angus

Price: $3.00

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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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. 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

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

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

Condition: Very Good


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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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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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

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1994

Seller ID: 2274216

Condition: Fine


Publisher insert and bookplate laid in. 1994 Hard Cover. 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, philos... 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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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 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 Ti... View more info

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The Grand Design

By: Hawking, Stephen; Mlodinow, Leonard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275908

ISBN: 0553805371

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor sticker remnant on front jacket corner. 2010 Hard Cover. 198, [2] pp. 8vo. When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about thes... 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

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

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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Good


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

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... 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; 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

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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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

ISBN: 1878685546

Condition: Near Fine


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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The Planets

By: Sobel, Dava

Price: $6.00

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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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 intro... View more info