|From classic works of astronomy to popular science favorites, these affordable works can take you to the far reaches of the galaxy.|
Products in Science Bestsellers
|Aristarchus of Samos : The Ancient Copernicus |
by Sir Thomas Heath
Heath's history of astronomy ranges from Homer and Hesiod to Aristarchus and includes quotes from numerous thinkers, compilers, and scholasticists from Thales and Anaximander through Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, and Heraclides. 34 figures.
|Earth, the Sapphire Planet |
by Url Lanham
Concise, engaging biography of the planet reviews scientific studies of Earth, discusses the creation of continents, considers the origin and diversity of plant and animal life, and much more.
|Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes |
by Ernest H. Cherrington, Jr.
Informative, profusely illustrated guide to locating and identifying craters, rills, seas, mountains, other lunar features. Newly revised and updated with special section of new photos. Over 100 photos and diagrams.
|An Introduction to Celestial Mechanics |
by Forest Ray Moulton
Classic text still unsurpassed in presentation of fundamental principles. Covers rectilinear motion, central forces, problems of two and three bodies, much more. Includes over 200 problems, some with answers.
|Planets Beyond: Discovering the Outer Solar System |
by Mark Littmann
This award-winning book unlocks some of the mysteries surrounding Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto — from the drama of their discoveries to the startling results of Voyager 2's historic 1989 encounter with Neptune.
|Star Lore: Myths, Legends, and Facts |
by William Tyler Olcott
Captivating retellings of the origins and histories of ancient star groups include Pegasus, Ursa Major, Pleiades, signs of the zodiac, and other constellations. "Classic." — Sky & Telescope. 58 illustrations.
|Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning |
by Richard H. Allen
Star names, the zodiac, constellations; folklore, and literature associated with heavens. Based on years of thorough research into astronomical writings and observations of the ancient Chinese, Arabic, Euphrates, Hellenic, and Roman civilizations.
|The Starry Room: Naked Eye Astronomy in the Intimate Universe |
by Fred Schaaf
Inspiring, enriching essays tell beginning star-gazers how to find and where to look for planetary conjunctions, a shooting star, streaking comets, a lunar eclipse, constellations, meteor showers, halos, and other celestial phenomena. 5 illustrations.
|Sun Lore of All Ages: A Collection of Myths and Legends |
by William Tyler Olcott
From the ruins of Greek and Roman temples to Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun and the enduring mysteries of Stonehenge, this captivating study circles the earth in its examination of sun legends, traditions, and superstitions.