Drawing on the author's knowledge and direct experience of the key events in astronomy and space exploration, this book takes a sideways look at the historical reports and contemporary thought behind a range of astronomical topics. It includes a collection of essays that cover various things from the case of vanishing planets to UFOs over Selsey.
This study describes the evolution of ideas relating to astronomy, touching only lightly on most of the instrumental developments. It begins with the ideas of the Egyptian and Mesopotamian philosophers and concludes with modern theories of cosmology.
The far side of the Moon was unknown to humanity until the Luna and Lunar Orbiter pictures were returned to Earth. This wonderful book contains beautiful photographs and newly-assembled mosaic images of the far side of the Moon, cleaned up by today's computer technology.
In this book, the teachings and writings of most major religions are examined one at a time to see whether a given religion has a pre-conceived notion about the uniqueness or superiority of earthbound life relative to extraterrestrial life.
Helps us to discover how puny and insignificant individual lives are against a cosmic backdrop of creation and disaster. This book shows how the richness of a universe based on rules, has led to a complex world and at least one species that tried to get a grip of what was going on.
Designed for amateur astronomers at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, this book provides essential illustrations, charts and diagrams that depict the forms and life cycles of the numerous features visible on the Sun.
A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2017. This practical guidebook is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers.