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Astrophysical Quantities
by C. W. Allen (Editor), Arthur N. Cox
Listed under Astrophysics

Astrophotography for the Amateur
by Michael A. Covington

An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics
by Bradley W. Carroll, et al
Listed under Astrophysics

Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"
by Philip C. Plait

Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes
Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes
by Michael Benson
Hardcover from Harry N. Abrams
Choosing and Using a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope : A Guide to Commercial SCTs and Maksutovs (Practical Astronomy.)
by Rod Mollise

by Carl Sagan
(Mass Market Paperback - September 1993)

The Elegant Universe : Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
by Brian Greene

Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy
by James M. Moran, et al

Exploring Black Holes: Introduction to General Relativity
by Edwin F. Taylor, John Archibald Wheeler

Magnificent Universe
by Ken Croswell

Handbook of CCD Astronomy (Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers, 2)
by Steve B. Howell, Steven B. Howell

The Invisible Universe
by David Malin, Timothy Ferris (Introduction)
Hardcover: 130 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 16.47 x 13.84
Bulfinch Press; ISBN: 0821226282;

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites
by O. Richard Norton
Listed under Comets & Asteroids

The Cambridge Photographic Guide to the Planets
by Fredric W. Taylor (Author)

The Compact NASA Atlas of the Solar System
by Ronald Greeley (Author), Raymond Batson (Author)

The Great Atlas of the Stars
by Serge Brunier (Compiler), Akira Fujii (Photographer)

The Future of Spacetime
by Stephen W. Hawking (Editor), et al

Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
by Terence Dickinson
The third edition of Nightwatch continues its tradition of being the best handbook for the beginning astronomer. Terence Dickinson covers all the problems beginners face, starting with the fact that the night sky does not look the way a modern city-dweller expects. He discusses light pollution, how to choose binoculars and telescopes, how to pronounce the names of stars and constellations, telescope mounts, averted vision, and why the harvest moon looks especially bright. Most of the lovely photographs in the book were taken by amateurs, which gives the section on astrophotography a particularly inspirational gleam. 

Dickinson's star charts are very handy, each covering a reasonable field of view and mapping the most interesting amateur objects. He gives good advice for planet watching, which he notes "is one of the few astronomical activities that can be conducted almost as well from the city as from dark rural locations." 

Altogether, the watchword for Nightwatch is indeed "practical"--this is a book to be used, not just read. Spiral-bound to lie flat or to fold back undamaged, it's a field guide that pulls its own weight in the field. Author Timothy Ferris says, "Like a good night sky, Nightwatch is clear and wind-free. Try it and see for yourself." --Mary Ellen Curtin -
Spiral-bound from Firefly Books

Rare Earth: Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe
by Peter Douglas Ward, Donald Brownlee

The Smithsonian Book of Mars
by Joseph M. Boyce

Stargazing With Binoculars & Telescopes: A User-Friendly Guide for Locating Planets, Stars, and Deep-Space Objects
by John Mosley, et al

Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope--and How to Find Them
by Guy Consolmagno, et al
Book Description: A superb guidebook described in Bookwatch as 'the home astronomer's "bible"', Turn Left at Orion provides all the information beginning amateur astronomers need to observe the Moon, the planets and a whole host of celestial objects. Large format diagrams show these objects exactly as they appear in a small telescope and for each object there is information on the current state of our astronomical knowledge. Revised and updated, this new edition contains a chapter with ten new spreads describing...
Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.82 x 11.14 x 8.86 
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd); 3nd edition (November ) 
ISBN: 0521781906 

Mars: Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet
by Paul Raeburn, National Geographic

Mission to Saturn: Cassini and the Huygens Probe (Springer-Praxis Books in Astronomy and Space Sciences)
by David M. Harland

Our Solar System
by Seymour Simon
(Hardcover - September 1992) 

Planetary Sciences
by Imke de Pater (Author), Jack J. Lissauer (Author)

The Planets
by Gail Gibbons

The Planet Mars: A History of Observation & Discovery
by William Sheehan

The Planet Observer's Handbook
by Fred W. Price (Author)

Using the Meade ETX: 100 Objects You Can Really See With the Mighty ETX (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)
by Mike Weasner

The Elegant Universe : Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
by Brian Greene
Paperback from Vintage
The Universe: 365 Days
by Robert J. Nemiroff, Jerry T. Bonnell
Hardcover from Harry N. Abrams
The Universe in a Nutshell
by Stephen Hawking
Hardcover from Bantam 
100 Suns
by Michael Light
Listed under Nuclear Weapons
Flight: 100 Years of Aviation
by R. G. Grant, John R. Dailey
Hardcover from DK Publishing
A Brief History of Time : The Updated and Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition
by Stephen Hawking
Paperback from Bantam 
Hyperspace : A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension
by Michio Kaku
Paperback from Anchor
The Illustrated Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe
by Stephen W. Hawking
Hardcover from New Millenium Pr


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