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Stardust
Gribbin, John
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The Incredible Journey to the Planets
Harris, Nicholas
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Stars and Planets: a Companion Guide for Amateur Astronomers
Ekrutt, Joachim
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1 Ekrutt, Joachim Stars and Planets: a Companion Guide for Amateur Astronomers
0812047761 / 9780812047769; This book is a manual of the heavens that teaches you astronomy. It includes charts of the heavens for each month of the year for the northern and southern hemispheres. These are handy to take outdoors (with a small flashlight) to learn the different constellations. It also includes an A-to-Z dictionary of astronomical terms, lots of tips, including which planets can be seen without aid, and what can be seen with binoculars. There are many beautiful photographs of various star clusters, comets, and planets - 30 color photographs in all, and 175 star maps, charts and illustrations. A small piece of the information is no longer relevent as it concerned celestial events through the year 2000. Yet this book is very appropriate and easy to use for everything else about amateur astronomy! ; Octavo (standard book size); 159 pages
Barrons Educational Series Inc
Hauppauge, New York, U. S. A., 1992, 
Softcover
Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002816; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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2 Gribbin, John Stardust
0713993367 / 9780713993363; Life begins with the process of star formation. Except for hydrogen, every single atom of every single element in our bodies has been manufactured inside stars and then scattered across the universe in great stellar explosions known as supernovae, only then to be recycled as part of us. The hydrogen is primordial material, produced in the Big Bang, but everything else has been built up in the burning hearts of stars. We are made of stardust. Here John Gribbin relates the series of breakthroughs in astronomy that have led to this almost unbelievable insight into human origins. 198 pages, including an extensive index and 8 pages of beautiful color photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002020; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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3 Harris, Nicholas The Incredible Journey to the Planets
1582091595 / 9781582091594; Jump from planet to planet through the series of windows cut in this book! What would it be like to make an amazing voyage through space, visiting each of the planets in turn? Find out by reading this fascinating and unique book. Whichever page you're on, you'll see all the planets in both directions. Start with Mercury, close to the burning heat of the Sun, then travel all the way out to lonely, freezing Pluto (okay, it's not a planet anymore! ) . Discover whether life really is possible on Mars, what Saturn's rings are really made of and why Jupiter's moon Europa may hold an exciting secret. Amazing facts, realistic illustrations of planetary landscapes and much more inside! There is light wear along the bottom edge and corner, and a small crease on the back. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Orpheus
England, 1999, 
Softcover
Near Fine

Illustrated by Quigley, Sebastian; Hincks, Gary; 
003641; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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4 Kelley, Kevin W. (Conceived and edited by) , Cousteau, Jaques-Yves (Foreword by) The Home Planet
0201151979 / 9780201151978; Written for the Association of Space Explorers and co-published with the Soviet agency Mir. The Home Planet conveys the grandeur of Earth and the mysteries of space through 150 stunning photographs - many never before published - selected from the entire Soviet and American archives. The accompanying narrative, poetic, deeply personal, often funny, often spiritual, is woven from interviews and articles and air-to-ground transmissions, and loosely follows the chronology of a space mission. Together, images and text portray, as no previous book has, the bond between Earth and its inhabitants, and the connectedness among the many people who share this planet. Beautiful full-color photographs and a list of astronauts and their missions. The words provided by each astronaut are published in their native language and also in English. Unpaginated, the photographs are instead numbered. The binding is black cloth with gray lettering. The jacket has light wear to the top right corner. Heavy and oversized, additional postage may be required. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.
Reading, MA, 1988, Unknown
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
004052; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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5 Manners, Terry Moonshadow : Story of the Total Eclipse
023399680X / 9780233996806; The daytime sky turns an eerie, deep, dark purple and then black. Earth's tides are thrown into confusion. This is the moment a solar eclipse becomes total, the moment that has frightened and fascinated mankind since prehistoric times. This book reveals the story of solar eclipses through time, and describes and explains how they work. This is the story of the solar eclipse. Includes a bibliography and information on how to view an eclipse safely. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Chameleon Books
Great Britain, 1999, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
002727; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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6 Miller, Arthur I. Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes
061834151X / 9780618341511; Astronomy buffs and readers fascinated by the history of science will find this a compelling read. " - Publishers Weekly. Empire of the Stars is the dramatic untold story of a bitter scientific rivalry begun in 1935 between the young astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and Sir Arthur Eddington, the leading astrophysicist of the time - a rivalry that led to the discovery of black holes yet hindered the progress of astrophysics for nearly 40 years. 364 pages, including photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Houghton Mifflin Company
New York, 2005, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
002176; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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7 Standage, Tom The Neptune File: a Story of Astronomical Rivalry and the Pioneers of Planet Hunting
0802713637 / 9780802713636; The Neptune File is the first full account of the dramatic events surrounding the eighth planet's discovery, and the story of two remarkable men who were able to "see" on paper what astronomers looking through telescopes for more than 200 years had overlooked. In June, 1941, John Couch Adams, a brilliant young mathematician at Cambridge University, chanced upon a report by England's Astronomer Royal, George Airy, describing unsuccessful attempts to explain the mystifying orbital behavior of the plan Uranus, discovered 65 years earlier. Adams theorized that Uranus's orbit was being affected by the gravitational pull of another, as-yet-unseen planet. Four years later, his daring mathematical calculations pinpointed the planet's location, but George Airy failed to act on them - a controversial lapse that would have international repercussions. The Neptune File is a crackling good human drama and a fascinating exploration of the science that underpins planetary astronomy. 240 pages, including notes, sources, and index. The jacket is scuffed. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Walker & Company
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
New in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs, Diagrams; 
001742; 
Price: 7.38 USD
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