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Astronomers' Universe

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The Solar System in Close-Up

By: John Wilkinson (Author)

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The Astronomers' Universe Series is aimed at the same people as the Practical Astronomy Series – in general, active amateur astronomers. However, it is also appropriate to a wider audience of astronomically-informed readers. Because optical astronomy is a science that is rather at the mercy of the weather, all amateur astronomers inevitably have periods when observing is impossible. At such times they tend to read books about astronomy and related subjects.

When researching this market, it is quite surprising to discover how few books there are that are of direct appeal to "armchair astronomers". There are many "popular science" books about matters cosmological, but because of their general audience these all start from the beginning, covering and re-covering the basics.  At the other end of the spectrum there are professional books that are highly mathematical and technical, not intended for enjoyable reading. The Astronomers' Universe Series begins by assuming an appropriate level of knowledge. Basic information about the distance, the solar system, galaxies, etc. is not part of these books, which can take a basic understanding of this as their starting point. The series is differentiated from popular science series (such as Springer's Copernicus books) by a strong design image which will attract active amateur astronomers, and will also appeal to "armchair astronomers" (or cosmologists) and other readers who already have the necessary background knowledge.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Forthcoming volumes in this series will be added to this page as soon as we become aware of them.

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The Solar System in Close-Up

The Solar System in Close-Up

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By: John Wilkinson (Author)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Mar 2016 | #229995 | ISBN-13: 9783319276274
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Weird Astronomical Theories of the Solar System and Beyond

Weird Astronomical Theories of the Solar System and Beyond

Counterintuitive Notions About the Cosmos
Popular Science

By: David AJ Seargent (Author)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Jan 2016 | #134624 | ISBN-13: 9783319252933
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Modern Mysteries of the Moon

Modern Mysteries of the Moon

What We Still Don't Know About Our Lunar Companion
Popular Science

By: Vincent S Foster (Author)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Oct 2015 | #229993 | ISBN-13: 9783319221199
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Moons of the Solar System

Moons of the Solar System

From Giant Ganymede to Dainty Dactyl

By: James A Hall, III (Author)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Sep 2015 | #229997 | ISBN-13: 9783319206356
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Worlds Beyond Our Own

Worlds Beyond Our Own

The Search for Habitable Planets
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By: Sujan Sengupta (Author)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #225834 | ISBN-13: 9783319098937
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Incoming Asteroid!

Incoming Asteroid!

What Could We Do About It?

By: Duncan Lunan (Author)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Oct 2013 | #208356 | ISBN-13: 9781461487487
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Cosmic Dawn

Cosmic Dawn

The Search for the First Stars and Galaxies
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By: George Rhee (Author)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Jul 2013 | #208494 | ISBN-13: 9781461478126
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Stardust: The Cosmic Seeds of Life

Stardust: The Cosmic Seeds of Life

Popular Science

By: Sun Kwok (Author)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Apr 2013 | #206656 | ISBN-13: 9783642328015
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Celestial Messengers

Celestial Messengers

Cosmic Rays: The Story of a Scientific Adventure
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By: Mario Bertolotti (Author)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Oct 2012 | #208015 | ISBN-13: 9783642283703
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Astronomy and the Climate Crisis

Astronomy and the Climate Crisis

By: Antony Cooke (Author)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Jul 2012 | #199380 | ISBN-13: 9781461446071
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E.T. Talk

E.T. Talk

How Will we Communicate with Intelligent Life on Other Worlds?
Popular Science

By: Fernando J Ballesteros (Author)

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Aug 2010 | #189103 | ISBN-13: 9781441960887
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The Making of History's Greatest Star Map
Hardback | Apr 2010 | #187012 | ISBN-13: 9783642116018
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The Cosmic Keyhole

The Cosmic Keyhole

How Astronomy is Unlocking the Secrets of the Universe

By: Will Gater

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Oct 2009 | #183615 | ISBN-13: 9781441905123
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Terraforming: The Creating of Habitable Worlds
Hardback | Apr 2009 | #177681 | ISBN-13: 9780387097954
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The Tunguska Mystery

The Tunguska Mystery

By: Vladimir Rubtsov

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Oct 2008 | #183983 | ISBN-13: 9780387765730
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The Universe Before the Big Bang

The Universe Before the Big Bang

Cosmology and String Theory

By: Maurizio Gasperini

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jun 2008 | #175213 | ISBN-13: 9783540744191
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It's Only Rocket Science

It's Only Rocket Science

An Introduction in Plain English
Popular Science

By: Lucy Rogers

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Feb 2008 | #172344 | ISBN-13: 9780387753775
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Rejuvenating the Sun and Avoiding Other Global Catastrophes
Paperback | Jan 2008 | #165848 | ISBN-13: 9780387681283
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Calibrating the Cosmos

Calibrating the Cosmos

How Cosmology Explains Our Big Bang Universe

By: Frank Levin

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2007 | #166435 | ISBN-13: 9780387307787
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The Future of the Universe
Hardback | Dec 2007 | #159576 | ISBN-13: 9781852339463
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