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Beyond: Visions Of The Interplanetary Probes, Benson, Michael
1 Benson, Michael Beyond: Visions Of The Interplanetary Probes
Harry N. Abrams 2003 0810945312 / 9780810945319 Hardcover Near Fine 
Michael Benson has spent years compiling images collected by the unmanned p robes that NASA has been sending into space to explore the solar system sin ce the 1960s. The resulting book consists of two parts: the first is a visu al tour of the solar system; and the second is a series of essays that expl ain the how and why of these photographs - the history of the journeys of t he probes, how they work and why they were built. The volume has a foreword by Sir Arthur C. Clarke and an afterword by Lawrence Weschler. 
Price: 4000.00 JPY
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Skyguide: A Field Guide to the Heavens, Chartrand, Mark
2 Chartrand, Mark Skyguide: A Field Guide to the Heavens
Golden Books Pub Co (Adult) 1982 0307136671 / 9780307136671 Paperback Very Good 
An illustrated guide to watching the stars. 
Price: 400.00 JPY
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On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, Copernicus, Nicolaus
3 Copernicus, Nicolaus On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
Prometheus Books 1995 1573920355 / 9781573920353 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center. His remarkable work, On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, stands as one of the greatest intellectual revolutions of all time, and profoundly influenced, among others, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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The Unexpected Universe, EISELEY, LOREN
4 EISELEY, LOREN The Unexpected Universe
Penguin Books Ltd 1973 0140035575 / 9780140035575 Paperback Good 
Drawing from his long experience as a naturalist, the author responds to th e unexpected and symbolic aspects of a wide spectrum of phenomena throughou t the universe. Scrupulous scholarship and magical prose are brought to bea r on such diverse topics as seeds, the hieroglyphs on shells, lost tombs, t he goddess Circe, city dumps, and Neanderthal man. 
Price: 300.00 JPY
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Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes (Dover Books on Astronomy), Jr., Ernest H. Cherrington
5 Jr., Ernest H. Cherrington Exploring the Moon Through Binoculars and Small Telescopes (Dover Books on Astronomy)
Dover Publications 1984 0486244911 / 9780486244914 Paperback Very Good 
Informative, profusely illustrated guide to locating and identifying crater s, rills, seas, mountains, other lunar features. Newly revised and updated with special section of new photos. Over 100 photos and diagrams. "Extraord inary delight awaits the amateur astronomer or teacher who opens this book. " - The Science Teacher. 
Price: 2000.00 JPY
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Horizons: Exploring the universe, Seeds, Michael A
6 Seeds, Michael A Horizons: Exploring the universe
Wadsworth Pub. Co 1985 0534040179 / 9780534040178 Paperback Very Good 
In this fully updated new Seventh Edition, Mike Seeds shows students their place in the universe - not just their location, but their role as planet d wellers in an evolving universe. He also emphasizes how science works, as o pposed to simply teaching facts about astronomy. This enthusiastic author i nspires students' imagination, sense of wonder, and excitement about new di scoveries. At the same time, Seeds strives to arm students with a solid und erstanding of the process of science. Crafting a story about astronomy, See ds hopes that students will be able to ask questions of nature and graduall y puzzle out the beautiful secrets of the physical world. 
Price: 900.00 JPY
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Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets: The Search for the Million Megaton Men ace That Threatens Life on Earth, Steel, Duncan
7 Steel, Duncan Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets: The Search for the Million Megaton Men ace That Threatens Life on Earth
Wiley 1995 0471308242 / 9780471308249 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Could a giant asteroid or comet crash into Earth and destroy life as we kno w it? Many astronomers who once discredited the risks are now convinced. Yo u will be too after reading Duncan Steel's critically acclaimed examination of the evidence of Earth's encounters with killer comets and asteroids. Acclaim for Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets "A chilling and utterly convincing account of a cosmic menace that must not be ignored any longer. This book is a welcome challenge to the scientific prejudice against catastrophism." --Paul Davies, author of The Mind of God "Written in clear prose for the layperson, this gripping report advocates t he creation of an international search program to detect, intercept, and di vert Earth-menacing asteroids and comets." --Publishers Weekly. "Steel writes clearly and ominously, and he should be listened to." --The D aily Telegraph (London) A selection of the Astronomy Book Club A Library Journal "Best Science Book of the Year" selection 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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