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There are 30 books in this catalogue.
Raeburn, Paul : Foreword and Commentary by Matt Golombeck:  UNCOVERING THE SECRETS OF THE RED PLANET: MARS.
Book Number: 4396
Washington, DC: National Geographic Society. August, 1998: First Edition, First Printing (stated) large 4to. Hardcover. 232 pp illustrated with 125+ color, b&w photos, computer-generated pictures, breathtaking 8 page, panoramic 3-D gatefold; two pair 3-D viewing glasses in pocket affixed to rear pastedown (never used). Near fine / vg+ d/w.
Keywords: Mars Pathfinder Project Scientist
Price: $12.00


Butler S T (ed):  Apollo and the Universe. Selected Lectures on the U.S. Manned Space Flight Programme and selected fields of modern physics and cosmology
Book Number: 20541
Sydney. Shakespeare Head Press. 1967. First edition 8vo. hardcover. 422pp. b/w illus. very good/good, chipped d/w.
Keywords: Apollo Universe outer space exploration planets stars suns
Price: $22.00


Malin, David:  Night Skies. The art of deep space.
Book Number: 22156
Sydmey, The British Council. 1998. Square 8vo. softcover. 60pp. colour illus. near fine.
Keywords: outer space astronomy nebulas milky way galaxy solar system stars telescopes
Price: $25.00


McCall, G. J. H. (Gerald Joseph Home):  Meteorites and their origins
Book Number: 26110
Melbourne Wren 1973 8vo hardcover 352pp index, b/w illus. very good, bookplate on fep. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Meteorites Mineralogy Meteorites and their origins McCall G J H (Gerald Joseph Home)
Price: $25.00


Lawton, A T:  Window In the Sky
Book Number: 33398
David Charles 1979 8vo hardcover 223pp index, b/w illus. very good, owner's initials on fep. / very good d/w. Astronomical bodies. Observation from space vehicles.
Keywords: Orbiting astronomical observatories Window In the Sky Lawton A T
Price: $10.00


Stott, Carole (Editor):  Images of the Universe
Book Number: 37012
Cambridge ; New York Cambridge University Press 1991 4to softcover 245pp colour & b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: Science Astronomy Images Universe Stott Carole
Price: $8.00


Cooper, Henry S F:  House in Space
Book Number: 38560
London : Angus and Robertson 1977 8vo hardcover 184pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: Skylab Program House in Space Cooper Henry S F
Price: $10.00


Gilster, Paul:  Centauri Dreams; Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration
Book Number: 39030
Copernicus Books, New York, 2004 8vo. hardcover. 302pp. index. fine. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Interstellar Exploration outer space planets universe
Price: $18.00


Littmann, Mark:  The Heavens on Fire: The Great Leonid Meteor Storms
Book Number: 40591
Cambridge University Press 1998 Large 8vo hardcover 349pp index, b/w illus. very good, missing title page. / very good d/w. Meteor succeeded meteor in such rapid succession that it was impossible to count them; at times the sky seemed full of them, and the earth was illuminated as with a morning light. Eye-witness accounts such as this, and every spectacular detail of the Leonids, the greatest meteor showers of all, can be found in the acclaimed The Heavens on Fire. In this volume, author Mark Littmann vividly tells the history of meteors, and especially the Leonids, whose terrifying beauty established meteor science. He traces the history and mythology of meteors, profiles the fascinating figures whose discoveries advanced the field, and explores how meteors have changed the course of life on Earth. Crisp illustrations capture the excitement of past meteor showers and help elucidate important concepts.
Keywords: The Heavens on Fire The Great Leonid Meteor Storms Littmann Mark
Price: $12.00


Goldsmith, Donald:  Supernova! the Exploding Star of 1987
Book Number: 41403
St Martins Press 1989 8vo hardcover 221pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: science space Supernova Exploding Star 1987
Price: $10.00


Tyson, Neil De Grasse (Editor):  Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge
Book Number: 41737
New Press 2001 Large 8vo softcover 256pp colour illus. very good. Leading experts explain the discoveries of modern astrophysics in an illustrated companion to the American Museum of Natural History's newly renovated Rose Center for Earth and Space. Cosmic Horizons illuminates the most recent discoveries of modern astrophysics with essays by leading astronomers, including NASA scientists.
Keywords: Astronomy outer space astrophysics
Price: $12.00


Burnham, Robert; Alan Dyer; Robert Garfinkle; Martin George; Jeff Kanipe; David Levy; . Consultant editor: Dr John O'Byrne:  An Australian Geographic Guide to Space Watching
Book Number: 48004
Australian Geographic 2001 Tall 8vo. hardcover. 288pp. colour illus. Near Fine. / Very good+ d/w.
Keywords: astronomy planets stars space universe
Price: $25.00


Moore, Patrick:  Patrick Moore on Mars
Book Number: 48909
Sterling Publishing April 2000 8vo softcover 224pp very good. Illustrated with colour photos. Night falls over the equator and Phoebus rises from the west. It takes only 4 1/4 hours for this nearest moon to cross the sky--more than enough time for it to wax from new to full. This is the enduring charm of Mars: the more you learn about it, the stranger it seems. Moore's sober, commonsense tale of discovery cannot help but be as much about the garish Mars of the imagination as it is about the physical planet--and the changes wrought upon that imaginary twin have been truly cataclysmic.
Keywords: Patrick Moore on Mars Moore Patrick
Price: $12.00


Walter, Prof. Malcolm (Editor):  To Mars and Beyond: Search for the Origins of Life
Book Number: 51937
Canberra National Museum of Australia 2001. Square 4to. softcover. 132pp. colour illus. Very good+.
Keywords: planets outer space extra terrestial life origins science solar system
Price: $15.00


Aldrin, Buzz with Ken Abraham:  Magnificent Desolation - The Long Journey Home From the Moon
Book Number: 52770
Bloomsbury 2010 8vo softcover 352pp very good. The flight of Apollo 11 made Aldrin one of the most famous persons on our planet, yet few people know the rest of this true American hero’s story. In Magnificent Desolation, Aldrin not only gives us a harrowing first-person account of the lunar landing that came within seconds of failure and the ultimate insider’s view of life as one of the superstars of America’s space program, he also opens up with remarkable candor about his more personal trials–and eventual triumphs–back on Earth. From the glory of being part of the mission that fulfilled President Kennedy’s challenge to reach the moon before the decade was out, Aldrin returned home to an Air Force career stripped of purpose or direction, other than as a public relations tool that NASA put to relentless use in a seemingly nonstop world tour. The twin demons of depression and alcoholism emerged–the first of which Aldrin confronted early and publicly, and the second of which he met with denial until it nearly killed him. He burned through two marriages, his Air Force career came to an inglorious end, and he found himself selling cars for a living when he wasn’t drunkenly wrecking them. Redemption came when he finally embraced sobriety, gained the love of a woman, Lois, who would become the great joy of his life, and dedicated himself to being a tireless advocate for the future of space exploration–not only as a scientific endeavor but also as a thriving commercial enterprise.
Keywords: Books Biographies Memoirs Magnificent Desolation Aldrin Buzz
Price: $8.00


Calder, Nigel:  Giotto to the Comets
Book Number: 53525
Presswork 1992 8vo softcover 223pp very good.
Keywords: Careers Giotto to the comets Calder Nigel
Price: $8.00


Yenne, Bill:  Atlas of the Solar System
Book Number: 55357
Bison Books 1987 Oblong 4to. hardcover. 192p. index, colour illus. Very good. / Very good d/w with small tear at top of spine.
Keywords: solar system planets jupiter mars saturn
Price: $12.00


Thompson, Gregg D.:  The Australian Guide to Stargazing
Book Number: 55800
Lansdowne 1 Jan 1998 8vo softcover 128pp near fine. Illustrated with colour photographs, b&w photographs and some line diagrams. A complete reference manual to observing the southern Milky Way, coloured Stars, Star clusters, Nebulae, Galaxies, the planets, the moon, shooting stars, comets and using telescopes.
Keywords: The Australian Guide to Stargazing No Author
Price: $10.00


Levy, David H.:  Skywatching
Book Number: 57956
RD Press Australia 1998 4to hardcover 288pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good+. / very good+ d/w.
Keywords: Nature Star Observation Practical Skywatching (Nature Companion Series) Levy David H
Price: $18.00


Burra, Laksar - Signed.:  Spirit of the Night Sky
Book Number: 58662
JB Books 2001 8vo. Softcover. 67pp. Illustrated. This book aims to give a basic, easy to follow guide to the stars and constellations of Australia's night skies, looking up from down under, interweaving myth, mystery and science from around the world to convey the sense of awe experienced by stargazers past and present.
Keywords:
Price: $14.00


Montgomery, Scott L.:  The Moon and the Western Imagination
Book Number: 58972
Arizona 1999 Trade paperback. 265pp. Very Good. The Moon is at once a face with a thousand expressions and the archetypal planet. Throughout history it has been gazed upon by people of every culture in every walk of life. From early perceptions of the Moon as an abode of divine forces, humanity has in turn accepted the mathematized Moon of the Greeks, the naturalistic lunar portrait of Jan van Eyck, and the telescopic view of Galileo. Scott Montgomery has produced a richly detailed analysis of how the Moon has been visualized in Western culture through the ages, revealing the faces it has presented to philosophers, writers, artists, and scientists for nearly three millennia. To do this, he has drawn on a wide array of sources that illustrate mankind's changing concept of the nature and significance of heavenly bodies from classical antiquity to the dawn of modern science. Montgomery especially focuses on the seventeenth century, when the Moon was first mapped and its features named. From literary explorations such as Francis Godwin's Man in the Moone and Cyrano de Bergerac's L'autre monde to Michael Van Langren's textual lunar map and Giambattista Riccioli's Almagestum novum, he shows how Renaissance man was moved by the lunar orb, how he battled to claim its surface, and how he in turn elevated the Moon to a new level in human awareness. The effect on human imagination has been cumulative: our idea of the Moon, and therefore the planets, is multilayered and complex, having been enriched by associations played out in increasingly complicated harmonies over time. We have shifted the way we think about the lunar face from a "perfect" body to an earthlike one, with corresponding changes in verbal and visual expression. Ultimately, Montgomery suggests, our concept of the Moon has never wandered too far from the world we know best-the Earth itself. And when we finally establish lunar bases and take up some form of residence on the Moon's surface, we will not be conquering a New World, fresh and mostly unknown, but a much older one, ripe with history.
Keywords:
Price: $18.00


Burnham, Robert (editor):  Astronomy
Book Number: 58982
Fog City Press 2002 Small 8vo laminated boards, hardcover 320pp index, colour illus. Very good.
Keywords: planets
Price: $15.00


Wilson, Robert:  Astronomy through the Ages: The Story of the Human Attempt to Understand the Universe
Book Number: 58983
Taylor & Francis, 1997. 8vo. hardcover. 302pp. index, colour illus. Very good+. / Very good+ d/w.
Keywords:
Price: $15.00


Massey, Steve:  The Night Sky: A Guide to Observing the Sun, Moon and Planets
Book Number: 58984
New Holland Publishers, Australia, 2003. 8vo. softcover. 224pp. index, colour illus. Very good.
Keywords: Sun Moon Planets
Price: $15.00


Genuth, Sara S.:  Comets, Popular Culture and the Birth of Modern Cosmology
Book Number: 59142
Princeton University Press, USA 1997 8vo. hardcover. 364pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, rear board slightly bent. / Very good+ d/w.
Keywords: stars sky history astronomy
Price: $15.00


Devorkin, David:  Beyond Earth: Mapping the Universe
Book Number: 59424
National Geographic. 2002 4to. hardcover. 256pp. colour & b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Keywords: outer space universe stars
Price: $18.00


Burnham, Robert. et.al.:  A Guide to the Night Sky
Book Number: 59826
The Five Mile Press, Australia, 2007. Revised & updated edition Tall 8vo. laminated boards, hardcover. 288pp. index, colour illus. Star maps. Fine.
Keywords: Astronomy planets stars
Price: $25.00


Goursac, Olivier de:  Visions of Mars
Book Number: 62128
Harry N. Abrams, 2005. Square 4to. softcover. 160pp. colour illus. Near Fine.
Keywords: mars planets
Price: $18.00


Mackenzie, Dana:  The Big Splat, or How Our Moon Came to be: A Violent Natural History
Book Number: 62661
Wiley 2003 8vo. hardcover. 232pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: moon science
Price: $12.00


Webb, E. J.; Edited & intro by Bulmer-Thomas, Ivor ; Memoir by Webb, Clement C. J.:  The Names of the Stars
Book Number: 63142
Nisbet & Co., Ltd., London, 1952 8vo. hardcover. 206pp. index, b/w plates. Very good, spine faded. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: stars constilations history
Price: $95.00