There are 36 books in this catalogue.
Outlines of Astronomy
Herschel, John F. W.
Book Number: 64678
Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, London, 1864. Seventh edition 8vo. leather bound hardcover, marbled endpapers & edges. 729pp. + 7 plates & folding chart. B/w frontis, b/w illus. Good, plated at rear stained, foxing to prelims. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School pastedown inside front cover.
Book Number: 64219
Hawkesbury Shire Council, Windsor 1986. Large 8vo. softcover. 154pp. b/w illus. Good, crease on front cover corner. A reprint of the 1908 edition with an introduction by Graeme White. Additional material compiled by Hawkesbury Shire Council Library Service.
Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Book Number: 63382
Perennial 2003. 8vo. softcover. 510pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
The Names of the Stars
Webb, E. J.; Edited & intro by Bulmer-Thomas, Ivor ; Memoir by Webb, Clement C. J.
Book Number: 63142
Nisbet & Co., Ltd., London, 1952 8vo. hardcover. 206pp. index, b/w plates. Very good, spine faded. / Very good d/w.
Meteorites and their origins
McCall, G. J. H. (Gerald Joseph Home)
Book Number: 26110
Melbourne Wren 1973 8vo hardcover 352pp index, b/w illus. very good, bookplate on fep. / very good d/w.
Giotto to the Comets
Book Number: 53525
Presswork 1992 8vo softcover 223pp very good.
UNCOVERING THE SECRETS OF THE RED PLANET: MARS.
Raeburn, Paul : Foreword and Commentary by Matt Golombeck
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.
Night Skies. The art of deep space.
Book Number: 22156
Sydmey, The British Council. 1998. Square 8vo. softcover. 60pp. colour illus. near fine.
Window In the Sky
Lawton, A T
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.
Images of the Universe
Stott, Carole (Editor)
Book Number: 37012
Cambridge ; New York Cambridge University Press 1991 4to softcover 245pp colour & b/w illus. very good.
House in Space
Cooper, Henry S F
Book Number: 38560
London : Angus and Robertson 1977 8vo hardcover 184pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
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.
Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge
Tyson, Neil De Grasse (Editor)
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.
An Australian Geographic Guide to Space Watching
Burnham, Robert; Alan Dyer; Robert Garfinkle; Martin George; Jeff Kanipe; David Levy; . Consultant editor: Dr John O'Byrne
Book Number: 48004
Australian Geographic 2001 Tall 8vo. hardcover. 288pp. colour illus. Near Fine. / Very good+ d/w.
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.
Magnificent Desolation - The Long Journey Home From the Moon
Aldrin, Buzz with Ken Abraham
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.
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.
Spirit of the Night Sky
Burra, Laksar - Signed.
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.
The Moon and the Western Imagination
Montgomery, Scott L.
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.
Burnham, Robert (editor)
Book Number: 58982
Fog City Press 2002 Small 8vo laminated boards, hardcover 320pp index, colour illus. Very good.