books about: astronomy
Astronomy Hacks: Tips and Tools for Observing the Night Sky
Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Slightly silly title for a great book
While it is true that this book is "biased" in the sense that it concentrates mainly on Dobsonion Reflectors (and the cover is therefore somewhat misleading), that doesn't bother me at all since a Dob is what I own! In any case Dobs are easily the most common telescopes amongst amateurs in my part of the world (New Zealand), where SCTs are rarer than in the USA. It is also clear that the authors ...
H. A. Rey
The Stars, by Curious George's dad
this is an excellent book that makes stargazing possible. Unlike other patterns you can't even see in the sky, this book shows sensible, logical patterns to look for in the night sky.
Rocket Boys (The Coalwood Series #1)
Simon & Schuster Audio
Very Good Book
This Book is awesome. It is an inspiring true story of how a young man turned his childhood dream or being involve in space exploration into a reality and the many trials and tribulations he encountered on his journey from rural, poor coal mining region of West Virginia to one of NASA's top rocketry experts. An excellent read for young people and old for it is never to late to follow ones ...
Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Astronaut's Journey--Mike Collins by Sara H
Hi, Mike! Great book! I know a friend of yours--a long time friend--Robert Morris. I am glad you wrote this book. It is very interesting. I was glad to read your perception on Apollo 11. I was so worried about you all alone in your orbit around the moon. But I am glad you enjoyed your journey. I really enjoyed this book and I can recommend it to anyone. I am one of 2 gals who were engineers ...
The Backyard Astronomer's Guide
Fantastic book for the beginning amateur astronomer
My boyfriend is big into astronomy and took me to an observatory one night - from my first glimpse through a telescope, I was hooked. I asked him if he could recommend any books, and he said this one seemed like a good choice. After reading through the reviews, I was very excited to get it and read it - like so many others here, I read it cover to cover in two evenings. This is a fantastic ...
Wings Books [Random House Value Pub]
The Sage of NOW & the future
Carl Sagan was (sadly not an IS) the prime conveyor of knowledge of our Universe.. His ability to convey to the common man how "Things worked" has never been surpassed. Simply put... He had his own way of sharing this knowledge, that will never be surpassed by anyone.... His imprint is here in this "COSMOS"... and there isn't any more definitive book or other wise that is available to the ...
NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe
Wonderful first astronomy book!
I would recommend this to any beginning astronomer. It has some wonderful advice on the equipment needed as well as detailed, but understandable maps of the sky.
First Rate coffee table book
This book is a masterpiece. It is fantastically designed. It has the best possible illustrations and photographs. Also it's full of excellent quality information, so it's quite educational too. I'm satisfied with it. The binding seemed adequate. It hasn't fallen apart yet. It's the best coffee table book I've ever seen.
A Man On The Moon, Vol. 1: One Giant Leap
Andrew; Hassig, Lee (editor) Chaikin
The BEST keepsake 3 book collection on Apollo and men on the moon
The absolute best keepsake 3 book collection of the Apollo program and men on the moon. Andrew Chaikin's 3 book collection is fantastic with many beautiful pictures and some images I have never seen.The books are large and spread out. This can be a 3 set coffee table book on quality paper beautiful illustrated. Also there is much reading for readers to understand the different missions and the ...
Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)
Kip S. Thorne
W W Norton & Co Inc
A deeply human and riveting account of how physics predicted and described one of the universe's deepest secrets.
I thought I was pretty much done with the theory of black holes. I have read dozens of articles and books on the subject - so I wasn't expecting much extra from Kip Thorne's "Black Holes & Time Warps". But this book blew me away with its deep theoretical detail; human insight; and rich historical content. Thorne doesn't just want to tell you about the weird mindblowing theories of what black ...
In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969 (Outward Odyssey: A People's ...
University of Nebraska Press
Another Giant Leap
Another superlative effort by French and Burgess. This book is especially valuable for telling readers about Bill Anders, Rusty Schweickart and Donn Eisele, whose contributions were essential to the Apollo program but whose stories might have been overshadowed before. It's hard to believe for space enthusiasts, but memory sometimes fails even for events so recent. The legacy of Apollo is only as ...
How Apollo Flew to the Moon
An engrossing read. The depth of technical detail is astonishing but far from being a dry tome, the excerpts of astronauts' banter with mission control make it a human story of adventure & daring.
Endless Universe Beyond the Big Bang
Paul J Steinhardt
Will Change Your View of the Universe!!
Wow did this book rock my view of the universe. I keep up to date on most of the major scientific findings in regards to Astronomy and I had heard of the cyclic model but I didn't really take the time to learn much about it. I figured if it was truly a legitimate alternative to Inflation then I would have heard more about it and the things that I did hear about it would have been more convincing. ...
Exploring the Physics of the Unknown Universe: An Adventurers Guide
Gentle journey to understanding the wave structure of matter
The wave structure of matter model, or the spherical resonance model, explains such things as the structure of the electron, charge, gravity and magnetism as waves and wave interactions without the need for probability and additional dimensions. In this book, Milo Wolff gently explains this model in a way that a layman can understand. There is the occasional formula but the textual explanations ...
Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End . . .
Ph.D. Philip Plait
Really well done
This book is a member of the fairly popular genre of books that talk about end of the world or disaster scenarios. Phil Plait is a well-known Astronomer with a good deal of experience writing for popular audiences and it shows in this book. This is a well-written book that includes some of the latest scientific thought on the matters he discusses and it is presented not only with an appropriate ...
Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965 (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of S)
University of Nebraska Press
Great addition to your space library
This is a great addition to your space library, if you are interested in the early space program. Also add "Apollo Moon Missions, the Unsung Heroes." It is excellent also, filling in interesting details that other space program books leave out.
Find the Constellations
H. A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Great for kids and adults!!
Got into noticing the stars after visits to Hawaiian mountain top and Taos, NM, desert within a few weeks. Have read 4 books about astronomy the past 4 months and this is my favorite. Memorable illustrations and helps to provide a roadmap to the night sky so can then finesse as track down the fainter objects that fill the larger astronomy texts. This is the perfect gift, too, for any age!!
Exploring Creation With Astronomy (Young Explorers)
Apologia Educational Ministries
My son begs for Science!
We used this book by Apologia last year. My son loves it. He (and I!) have both learned so much. His notebook is so fun to look at. We're doing another book in this series this year, and he loves that one too. If for some reason, I didn't schedule science one day, he'll say, "Mom, can we please do Apologia?" The website for extras is great too.
Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders: From Novice to Master Observer (DIY Science)
Barbara Fritchman Thompson
A New Classic
-Just wanted to add another five-star review for a deserving book. I'm an amateur visual observer with about 22 years of experience. -This portable book has surpassed my respected star atlases as my handbook of choice. The charts and descriptions are highly useful, and the book provides Telrad-like diagrams for starhopping and identifying objects. I can generally find things better with ...
Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Coming of Age in the Milky Way Rocks
This book is a great resource for any astronomy lover who wants to know more about the background and history of astronomy. It has lots of information on historical people in astronomy as well as great stories about their discoveries. Great book, must have for history of astronomy.
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