Astronomy

Astronomy

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The House On Observatory Hill Home of the Vice President of the United States, Cleere, Gail S.
1 Cleere, Gail S. The House On Observatory Hill Home of the Vice President of the United States
Washignton, D.C. United States Printing Office Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
An exceptionally attractive booklet for both its contents and its elegance. It's a soft cover measuring 7-1/2"x10" with 74 pages printed on quality coated paper and generously illustrated with both black and white and color photographs. There's also a color fold-out depicting the lay of the land which comes tucked into a pocket on the reverse side of the back cover. Very interesting and very beautiful. Only fault is two small flat creases at back cover. by spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Introduction to Asteroids: The Next Frontier, Cunningham, Clifford
2 Cunningham, Clifford Introduction to Asteroids: The Next Frontier
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. Willmann-Bell 1988 0943396166 / 9780943396163 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Nice copy of a slightly hard to find title. Very clean inside and out with no spine crease, names or writing. Illustrated throughout with charts, photos, and graphs. Also includes tables for 3,317 asteroids. The author's goal was to make the subject more understandable to the amateur astronomer and to cover topics not discussed in Tom Gehrel's 1979 landmark book, Asteroids. Despite title, book is not overly simplistic. 208 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos, Kaku, Michio
3 Kaku, Michio Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
U.S.A. Doubleday 2004 0385509863 / 9780385509862 Frist Edition Stated Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, clean book with no names or writing, no remainder mark, no price clip and no tears or chips. Dustjacket will arrive in brand new mylar cover. Book is bound in paper over boards with a cloth spine. The author, a physicist, takes the reader on a journey through the universe via cosmology and M-theory. 428 pages including glossary and index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Oldenburger, Penny (editor) Astronomy Magazine (Full Run, 12 Issues 1976)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin AstroMedia Corp. 1976 Soft Cover Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful magazines carefully kept by a collector. One small tear at spine to a single issue was rrepaired by me with almost invisible archival tape. Magazines are billed as "the world's most beautiful astronomy magazine." Illustrated with both color and black and white photos. A sampling of articles includes: the Zeta Reticuli incident. exploding stars, astrophotography, infrared astronomy, dust clouds and ice ages, quasars, discovery of a minor planet, skylore of indigenous Americans, a history of American astronomy, Viking orbits mars, the moon's early history, radio interferometry, the space telescope and radar astronomy. Other full run sets available. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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5 Oldenburger, Penny (editor) Astronomy Magazine (Full Run, 12 Issues 1977)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin AstroMedia Corp. 1977 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Beautiful magazines carefully kept by a collector. Small tear to upper back corner of one and a small spot to one cover. No labels. Billed as "the world's most beautiful astronomy magazine." Illustrated with both color and black and white photos. A sampling of articles includes: why planets have rings; the polar regions of mars, robot probes, slow boat to Centauri, HEAOs, the X-ray universe; gamma rays and the origin of cosmic radiation, the end of time, astronomers in space, duststorms of Mars, Uranus and Neptune, Viking on Mars, and life on Mars. Other early full runs available. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Percival Lowell: The Culture and Science of a Boston Brahmin, Strauss, David
6 Strauss, David Percival Lowell: The Culture and Science of a Boston Brahmin
U.S.A. Harvard University Press 2001 0674002911 / 9780674002913 First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Crisp, clean book with no names or writng, no bumps to boards, and no tears or chips to dustjacket which will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. This biography covers many aspects of the subject -- his romances, his Boston clubs, his travel to the Orient in order to try life as an adventure author, and his astronomy with itsfeuds with the professional astronomical establishment. Text is quite compelling. 333 pages including index. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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7 The American Association for the Advancement of Science The American Association for the Advancement of Science Fifty-Sixth and Fifty-Seventh Meetings
Washington D.C. Press of Gibson Bros. 1907 No Edition Stated Soft Cover Good Wraps, Fair 
Book is very clean and tightly bound, but wraps have piece missing at crown of spine and two tears at tail, as well as several small edge tears. Rough, uncut pages to text. Front of book stamped with private library name and the date May 14, 1908.Text comprised of two sessions -- a special summer meeting held at Ithaca, New York June 28th to July 3, 1906 and a winter meeting in New York City Dec. 27th, 1906 -- January 2, 1907. Covers the following disciplines: mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, physics, mechanical science and engineering, geology, geography, zoology, botany, anthropology, social and economic science, and physiology and experiemental medicine. Includes an address by physicist, Henry Crew, Northwestern University professor and pioneer in the field of spectroscopy and its applications to astrophysics. 677 pages. Indexed. Photo and drawings at rear. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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