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A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

Lawrence M. Krauss - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
Shares provocative and revelatory answers to such philosophical conundrums as the origins of the universe and how it will end, offering scientific explanations about the immense process through which life evolved.
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Totality: Eclipses of the Sun

Mark Littmann, Fred Espenak, Ken Willcox - 2008 - Science - Limited preview
A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see - and feel - why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them ...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Sun

Jay M. Pasachoff - 2003 - Nature - Limited preview
Now skywatchers and armchair scientists can learn all about the origin and history of the sun, with information on the sun's physical properties and early astronomers' discoveries, including those by Galileo, Copernicus, Francis Bailey, and the ...
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Observer's Handbook: 2012

David M. F. Chapman - 2011 - Science - No preview available
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The Sun in Eclipse

Michael Maunder, Patrick Moore - 1998 - Science - Limited preview
This book contains everything the amateur astronomer needs to know about eclipses, including: what to look for, when and how to observe, what equipment is needed, and even how to mount an eclipse expedition.
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Eclipse: Voyage to Darkness and Light

David H. Levy - 2000 - Science - Snippet view
The author of More Things in Heaven and Earth provides a firsthand account of the 1999 solar eclipse that describes his observations of and reactions to the event and discusses the history of solar eclipses, why they happen, and their influence.
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The Star of Bethlehem: An Astronomer's View

Mark R. Kidger, Professor Mark Kidger - 1999 - Science - Limited preview
A modern astronomer explores the mystery of the "Star of Bethlehem," drawing on Babylonian sky charts, medieval paintings, data from space probes, and other sources to discover a natural explanation for the phenomenon
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NASA: The Complete Illustrated History

Michael H. Gorn, Buzz Aldrin - 2008 - Photography - No preview available
The remarkable history of America's unrivalled contribution to the exploration of space from the early 20th century to the present. It covers every US space mission ever undertaken, including those of projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo and the ...