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By: "Sobel, Dava"
Publisher: Penguin Books,
-- 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 spe... View more info
Publisher: NY, 1945
Edition: "(4th Edition, 19th printing, 1970)"
"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 bui... View more info
Publisher: "Newport, Rhode Island", 1983
"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
Publisher: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC,
"An excellent reference. This book has to be on the shelf of every space buff." --James Lovell, Commander, Apollo 13. Get the inside story on outer space from three-time shuttle astronaut R. Mike Mullane. "A fascinating collection of honest, factual, from-the-heart answers to the most often asked questions about spaceflight and spacefliers. Required reading for all who aspire to travel in space." --Kathy Thornton, 4-mission Shuttle Astronaut, World Record Holder ... View more info
By: "Jones, Brian"
Publisher: NY, 1990
Edition: (1st American edition)
"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
By: "Asimov, Isaac"
Publisher: NY, 1991
Edition: (1st edition)
"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
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 spac... View more info
Publisher: "Annapolis, MD", 1951
Edition: "(10th edition, 5th printing, 1954)"
"Tight, bright, clean but slight skewed. Faded spine and rear cover. Foxing on back endpapers, owner's name on first free page. 850 indexed pages providing a full course on the tried and true methods of navigation used and taught through the years to mariners of the US and the world. Loaded with charts, diagrams and tables. " View more info
Publisher: Time Life Education,
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
Publisher: BERNAN PR,
"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