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William Herschel

By: Armitage, Angus

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010478

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp xii, 158, a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is slightly faded on the spine but otherwise very good. SCARCE. View more info

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Sunspots

By: Bray, R.J. & Loughhead, R.E.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Dover Publications Inc.: 1979

Seller ID: 010906

ISBN: 048663731x

Condition: Fair


{1964}, Dover reprint 1979. Illustrated, pp xviii, 303, the first 30 pages slightly bumped at the lower corner, otherwise only slight signs of use internally, paperback, covers slightly worn and creased, upper cover curled, fraying slightly at the lower corner, spine creased. SCARCE. View more info

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Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes

By: Cherrington, Ernest H.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications Inc.: 1984

Seller ID: 014553

ISBN: 0486244911

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, quarto, pp (8), 229, paperback, a very good copy. Originally published in 1969. [Informative, profusely illustrated guide to locating and identifying craters, rills, seas, mountains, other lunar features. Newly revised and updated with special section of new photos. Over 100 photos and diagrams. "Extraordinary delight awaits the amateur astronomer or teacher who opens this book." - The Science Teacher.] View more info

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Lives of the Planets: A Natural History of the Solar System

By: Corfield, Richard

Price: £3.50

Publisher: New York, Basic Books: 2012

Seller ID: 014450

ISBN: 0465028519

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small octavo, pp xiv, 268, paperback, covers showing very slight signs of use, otherwise a very good copy. [Lives of the Planets describes a scientific field in the midst of a revolution. Planetary science has mainly been a descriptive science, but it is becoming increasingly experimental. The space probes that went up between the 1960s and 1990s were primarily generalists-they collected massive amounts of information so that scientists could learn what questions to pursue. But recent missions have become more focused: Scientists know better what information they want and how to c... View more info

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Navigating the Night Sky: How to Identify the Stars and Constellations (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)

By: de Almeida, Guilherme

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London & Berlin, Springer: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014526

ISBN: 1852337370

Condition: Very Good


Illustarted, octavo, pp xii, 205, paperback, a very good copy. [This book will interest anyone who marvels at the night sky and would like to learn to recognise constellations and identify the brightest stars by name. Renowned amateur astronomer, Guilherme de Almeida, dispels the myth that specialist knowledge and elaborate instruments are a prerequisite for all astronomical observation. His book emphasizes the point that getting to know the night sky with the naked eye is an essential platform from which to start any astronomical observation. Step-by-step, the reader is guided through the kno... View more info

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Copernicus, Philosphy and Science : Bruno - Kepler - Galileo

By: DRAKE, Stillman

Price: £4.95

Publisher: Norwalk, Burndy Corporation: 1973

Seller ID: 003994

Condition: New


Illustrated, small quarto, pp 31, paperback, a very good copy. View more info

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Handbook for Telescope Making

By: HOWARD, N.E.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1962

Seller ID: 007244

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, pp x, 232, a neat inscription on the front endpaper other wise very clean internally, a good copy in a slightly worn and frayed dustwrapper. View more info

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Greenwich Time and the Longitude (Official Millenium Edition)

By: Howse, Derek

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, National Maritime Museum: 1997

Seller ID: 014519

ISBN: 0856674680

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large octavo, pp 200, a small newspaper clipping attached to the front endpaper, otherwise a very good copy in a dustwrapper which has a very small tear at the top corner. [The history of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich has been revised to coincide with the Millenium. Color illustrations and updated text tell the story of Greenwich from its foundations in 1676 to its present status as Longitude 0 , the world's Prime Meridian for measuring longitude and time. The book covers the importance of longitude for navigation and traces the history of Greenwich Time, the basis of univ... View more info

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Caribbean Skies - an Introduction to the major Constellations

By: Imbert, Maura P.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, Published by the author: 1998

Seller ID: 008928

Condition: Good


Illustrated, quarto, pp 73, the last 14 pages have a bruise to the fore-edge which progresses to a slight tear on the later pages and the lower cover, [see illutrations], signature of Sybil Sassoon in the front endpaper, otherwise very clean internally, paperback, covers otherwise only slightly worn and used. Extremely scarce. View more info

Copernicus and His World

By: KESTEN, Hermann

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1946

Seller ID: 005849


Illustrated, pp x, 408, decorated cloth, very slightly worn. lower corner slightly bumped, neat signature on title page and half-title. View more info

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Meteorites and Their Origins

By: McCall, G.J.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014633

ISBN: 0715355600

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 352, a really very good copy in a protected dustwrapper, virtually as new. View more info

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Astronomy With Binoculars

By: Muirden, James

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1976

Seller ID: 011368

ISBN: 0571049044

Condition: Good


New and Revised Edition. Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 173, very clean internally, paperback, covers a little worn and marked, spine a little creased and very slightly torn at its base. View more info

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How to Use an Astronomical Telescope: A Beginner's Guide to Observing the Cosmos

By: Muirden, James

Price: £7.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1988

Seller ID: 014541

ISBN: 0671664042

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 400, very clean internally, paperback, covers only very slightly worn. View more info

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L'évolution de l'astrophotographie et les grands téléscopes de l'avenir. The development of astro-photography and the great telescopes of the future

By: Ritchey, G.W.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Paris, La Societe Astronomique de France: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014137

Condition: Good


Well illustrated, quarto, (unpaginated - 64 pages), slight rubbing and offsetting from the plates to the text pages, slightly worn internally, a few lightly turned corners, endpapers coxed, paperback, covers age-toned, a little rubbed and worn at the margins, a small stain to the upper cover. SCARCE. [Bilingual text - English/French]. View more info

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The Adventures of Sojourner : The Mission to Mars That Thrilled the World

By: Wunsch, Susi Trautmann

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York, Mikaya Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014554

ISBN: 0965049361

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, small slim quarto, pp 64, paperback, the slightest signs of use, but a very good copy. [On July 4, 1997, The Mars Pathfinder lander, cocooned in an ungainly mass of airbags, was dropped from a parachute 40 feet above Mars. It slammed to the surface, kicked up the red Martian dust, bounced along like a giant beach ball and rolled to a stop. Pathfinder's three solar panel "petals" unfolded. Nestled inside was Sojourner, a one foot high, remote control vehicle that looked like something you might find under a Christmas tree. The world had a new hero. The Mars mission was... View more info