Patrick Moore; Chris North
Collects questions sent in by viewers and fans, answered by Sir Patrick Moore and "Sky at Night" co-presenter Dr Chris North. Featuring sections on the solar system, cosmology, the bizarre...
On a summer's day in June 1761, astronomers all over the world cast their eyes to the sky to witness a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the...
Lawrence M. Krauss
A provocative account of the astounding new answers to the most basic philosophical questions: where did the universe come from and how will it end?
The bestselling author of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter tells the story of Nicolaus Copernicus and the revolution in astronomy that changed the world.
Could there be, elsewhere, life as advanced as here on Earth, or are we more likely to find much more primitive life forms, or even no life at all? Can...
Royal Observatory, Greenwich; Brian May
All the winning and shortlisted images from the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, which is organized by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
Patrick Moore; John Mason
The reference book that no stargazer should be without
John L. Heilbron
Galileo is aptly known as 'the father of modern science'. But there is much more to him than his well-known discoveries in physics and astronomy, and his infamous clash with...
Offers an introduction to how to do astronomy in the digital age. This title explains the principles of astronomy as well as the practical techniques to provide both beginners and...
Barrie William Jones
Richly illustrated and up-to-date, this book is a timely account of Pluto for general readers, amateur astronomers and students alike.
A fantastic voyage across 276 billion trillion miles of space and 13.5 billion years of time, told through more than 300 of the most dramatic astronomical images ever captured.
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Stars are a constant source of fascination. In this Very Short Introduction Andrew King introduces us to the science of stars; how they are born, how they live, and how...
This book is a simple, non-technical introduction to cosmology, explaining what it is and what cosmologists do. Peter Coles discusses the history of the subject, the development of the...
David A. Rothery
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