Tag Archives: astronomy
First Contact – Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life beyond Earth, Marc Kaufman, – 2011 The hunt for extra terrestrial life looks more promising. This book is well written by an editor fom the Washington Post. Hardcover, 200 pages.
Cosmic Challenge – The Ultimate Observing List for Amateurs By Harrington, Philip S.- 2011 Amateur astronomers will like this book. Each chapter has a ‘challenge’, along with a chart and an interesting discussion. Is it more like a travel guide, … Continue reading
The Edge of Physics – A Journey to Earth’s Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, Anil Ananthaswamy, – 2010 A very readable story about scientists and their quests into secrets of the universe at inaccessible locations worldwide. Hard … Continue reading
How to Build Your Own Spaceship : the science of personal space travel / Piers Bizony, Plume, 2009 This very readable book will get you up to date with space technology. If you are rich, the book will help you … Continue reading
The backyard astronomer’s guide / Terence Dickinson, Firefly Books, 2008 This large format book is a beauty. It introduces astronomy with large pictures and well written explanations. Learn what telescopes are commercially available, and how to locate stars. Unfortunately, there … Continue reading