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Why Is Uranus Upside Down? And Other Questions About The Universe

By: Fred Watson [Signed]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2007

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 249709

ISBN: 1741752531

Condition: Very Good Condition


Have you ever wondered what dark matter is or why galaxies collide? Or why the Moon is gradually drifting away from Earth? Space is really, really big, as Douglas Adams once pointed out, and there is no better guide to it than Fred Watson, astronomer to the stars. Fred Watson has taken the many, many questions that have been asked by listeners of his popular, long-running radio shows, and answered them in Why Is Uranus Upside Down? * How can you identify the constellations? * Does the Earth wobble? * Could you dump nuclear waste into the Sun? * What makes planets round? * Where's the nearest b... View more info

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The Elements of Astronomy for Surveyors

By: J. B. Mackie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Griffin: 1971

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 248123

ISBN: 0852642032

Condition: Good Condition


292 pages. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges. Dust jacket has rubbing, chips and tears to edges. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Astronomy; Science & Technology; Science. ISBN: 0852642032. ISBN/EAN: 9780852642030. Inventory No: 248123. Hardcover View more info

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Mobius and His Band: Mathematics and Astronomy in Nineteenth-Century Germany

By: John Fauvel, Raymond Flood and Robin Wilson [Editors]

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 249162

ISBN: 019853969X

Condition: Very Good Condition


August Moebius was one of the nineteenth century's most influential mathematicians and astronomers. Written by six distinguished contributors, this book explores the work of Moebius and his fellow-German scholars, in particular the achievements which act as a mirror for the work being undertaken by his contemporaries around the world. The background to Moebius's life and labours is provided by John Fauvel. Gert Schubring examines the mathematical community in nineteenth-century Germany, while Allan Chapman describes the revolution in astronomy that took place during the period. Jeremy Gray ana... View more info

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The Changing Universe ...The Story of the New Astronomy

By: John Pfeiffer

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, The Scientific Book Club:

Seller ID: 232716

Condition: Good Condition


With a foreword by Bart J. Bok. The science of radio astronomy and the techniques of modern electronics, originally created for radar and television, are now being adapted to the needs of astronomy and the universe is now being listened to as well as looked at. 243 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Science; Science & Technology; Astronomy. Inventory No: 232716. Hardcover View more info