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The world of Copernicus

By: "Armitage, Angus. "

Price: $6.48

Publisher: NY, 1951

Edition: (9th printing)

Seller ID: 48P014

Condition: GOOD


The life and work of the great astronomer. Tight and square. Covers creased and soiled. Owners name on 1st pg. View more info

Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Science

By: "Asimov, Isaac"

Price: $15.95

Publisher: NY, 1991

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 09T032

ISBN: 0679404376

Condition: NEAR FINE/ Fine DJ


"As new except for a few tiny spots on exterior top of page edges. ""fantastic, grand tour of the cosmos…beginning with Eratosthenes (240 B.C.) and ending with tieh stunning scientific achievements of the present day...Asimov deftly reveals the secrets of the universe with explanations that anyone from novice to scholar can understand and enjoy..."" 285 indexed pages." View more info

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The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report

By: "Ferris, Timothy"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster:

Seller ID: 9780684838618

ISBN: 0684838613

Condition: GOOD


From the prizewinning author who has been called "the greatest science writer in the world" comes this delightfully comprehensive and comprehensible report on how science today envisions the universe as a whole. Timothy Ferris provides a clear, elegantly written overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to go in the twenty-first century. He explores the questions that have occurred to even casual readers -- who are curious about nature on the largest scales: What does it mean to say that the universe is "expanding," or that space is "curved"? -- and... View more info

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The Astronomical Almanac for the Year 2014

By: "Gallaudet, & Moncrieff"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: BERNAN PR:

Seller ID: 5-DX003

ISBN: 0707741424

Condition: VERY GOOD


"Ex-library, as new except for stamps on top exterior page edges and inside back cover. No dust jacket. Slight tilt. ""Data for Astronomy, Space Sciences, Geodesy, Surveying, Navigation and other applications"". Prepared jointly by the Nautical Almanac Office, United States Naval Observatory and H.M. Nautical Almanac Office,, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office." View more info

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The Omega Point: The Search for the Missing Mass and the Ultimate Fate of the Universe (Bantam New Age Books)

By: "Gribbin, John"

Price: $4.45

Publisher: Bantam:

Seller ID: 9780553345155

ISBN: 055334515X

Condition: GOOD


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"Unveiling The Edge Of Time: Black Holes, White Holes, and Worm Holes"

By: "Gribbin, John"

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Crown:

Seller ID: 9780517585917

ISBN: 051758591X

Condition: very good


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Celestial Navigation by Star Sights including Perpetual Almanac of Stars (The Cruising Navigator Series - Volume 3)

By: "Hewitt Schlereth (Umberto Bertoli, illus.)"

Price: $28.95

Publisher: "Newport, Rhode Island", 1983

Seller ID: 6-3X004

ISBN: 0915160587

Condition: GOOD+


"Comb binding in hardcover to lie flat. Tight, bright and clean. Owners name on title page and some pages showing slight rumpling (could be a water stain, but no mustiness). Dust jacket has slight rubbing to open edges and a 3/4"" rip on bottom edge. Step-by-step course on star sight navigation. 342 pages full of illustrations and charts." View more info

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October Sky

By: "Hickam, Homer H."

Price: $7.99

Publisher: BANTAM DELL:

Seller ID: 9780440235507

ISBN: 0440235502

Condition: NEW


The true story, originally published as "Rocket Boys," that inspired the Universal Pictures film. It was 1957, the year Sputnik raced across the Appalachian sky, and the small town of Coalwood, West Virginia, was slowly dying. Faced with an uncertain future, Homer Hickam nurtured a dream: to send rockets into outer space. The introspective son of the mine's superintendent and a mother determined to get him out of Coalwood forever, Homer fell in with a group of misfits who learned not only how to turn scraps of metal into sophisticated rockets but how to sustain their hope in a town tha... View more info

Amateur Telescope Making (Book One)

By: "Ingalls, Albet G. (Ed.)"

Price: $22.95

Publisher: NY, 1945

Edition: "(4th Edition, 19th printing, 1970)"

Seller ID: 03T041

Condition: NEAR FINE/ No DJ


"Tight, bright, clean and square but no dust jacket. Tiny curl to bottom cover corners. In 1925 Scientifc Amercan published an article about a group of amateurs, in Springfield, VT, who, with the help of one serious scientist built a serious telescope. 368 readers requested information on how to do it...which led to a pamphlet...which led to this book - 510 indexed pages illustrated with diagrams and black and white photos, that is the bible of amateur telescope builders." View more info

Fact Finder: The Night Sky

By: "Jones, Brian"

Price: $34.95

Publisher: NY, 1990

Edition: (1st American edition)

Seller ID: 72X009

ISBN: 051703395x

Condition: FINE


"As new except for faint corner wear. ""this highly illustrated book takes you on an exciting journey around the night sky. The Sun, the Moon and all the planets of the Solar System are included, as well as stars, galaxies, comets, meteors, and aurorae..."" diagrams, photos and maps. Suitable for beginner in astronomy or an older child." View more info

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How to Find a Habitable Planet (Science Essentials)

By: "Kasting, James"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Princeton University Press:

Seller ID: 9780691138053

ISBN: 0691138052

Condition: very good


Ever since Carl Sagan first predicted that extraterrestrial civilizations must number in the millions, the search for life on other planets has gripped our imagination. Is Earth so rare that advanced life forms like us--or even the simplest biological organisms--are unique to the universe? "How to Find a Habitable Planet" describes how scientists are testing Sagan's prediction, and demonstrates why Earth may not be so rare after all. James Kasting has worked closely with NASA in its mission to detect habitable worlds outside our solar system, and in this book he introduces readers to the... View more info

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Skywatching (Nature Company Guides)

By: "Levy, David H., O'Byrne, John"

Price: $12.48

Publisher: Time Life Education:

Seller ID: 9780783547510

ISBN: 078354751X

Condition: GOOD


Authoritative, lavishly photographed and illustrated guides to the wonders of the natural world around us. Clear, accessible format, charts, diagrams, field tips, practical pointers, and historical profiles. View more info

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Apollo 13: Lost Moon

By: "Lovell, Jim"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Pocket:

Seller ID: 9780671534646

ISBN: 0671534645

Condition: GOOD


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"Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes"

By: "Miller, Arthur I."

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

Seller ID: 9780618341511

ISBN: 061834151X

Condition: very good


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NASA/Trek: Popular Science and Sex in America

By: "Penley, Constance"

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Verso:

Seller ID: 9780860916178

ISBN: 0860916170

Condition: very good


This wry and highly readable investigation of the role of space travel in popular imagination looks at the way NASA has openly borrowed from the TV show "Star Trek" to reinforce its public standing. It also celebrates the work of a group of the show's fans who rewrite its storylines in porno-romance fanzines. Constance Penley advocates that scientific experimentation be accompanied by social and sexual experimentation, and devoted to exploring inner as well as outer space. View more info

Secretos del Cosmos

By: "Roman, Colin A."

Price: $4.37

Publisher: Spain, 1971

Seller ID: 49T017

Condition: VERY GOOD


Appears unread. Light soil. Stiff linen wraps. Text in Spanish. Astronomy with maps. View more info

The View from a Distant Star: Man's Future in the Universe

By: "Shapley, Harlow"

Price: $2.00

Publisher: "Basic Books, Inc.":

Seller ID: B0000CM0MJ

ISBN: B0000CM0MJ

Condition: GOOD


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"Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love"

By: "Sobel, Dava"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140280555

ISBN: 0140280553

Condition: GOOD


-- Also appeared on the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Independent, Wordstock, NCIBA, and Booksense bestseller lists-- Winner of the Christopher Award and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award-- Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and the American Library Association-- Longitude sold more than 300,000 copies in paperback and spent 25 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list-- The Penguin edition features a stunning package with a beautiful step... View more info