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1.   Ehlers, Jürgen, Judith J. Perry & Martin Walker (Eds.)
Ninth Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 336, February 15, 1980)
 
Publisher: New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1980.
Wraps. 22½ X 15 cm. Near Fine/No dj. Blue & white wraps, [9], v, 599 pp. Slight wear to corners, date-received stamp and signature of epidemiologist Leonard M. Schuman on half-title, else fine. Contains dozens of papers presented at a symposium held in Munich December 14-19, 1978, sponsored by the Academy, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Max-Planck-Intstitut für Physik und Astrophysic, the State of Bavaria, and the City of Munich. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lb., 8 oz.)

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2.   Graham-Smith, Francis & Bernard Lovell
Pathways to the Universe
 
Publisher: Cambridge, England et al.: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
First Edition. 25½ X 19½ cm. Fine/Fine. Blue boards with foil titles on spine, 239 pp, many photos, charts, & figures, glossary, index. DJ in Brodart archival cover. An introduction to astronomy. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 8 oz.)

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3.   Greenstein, George
Frozen Star
 
Publisher: London: Macdonald & Co., Ltd., 1984.
First UK Edition. 24 X 16 cm. Fine/Fine. Black paper-covered boards textured to resemble cloth, [ix], 274 pp, 61 figures, 4 ff plates, index. DJ in Brodart archival cover. "..describes the momentous discovery of the first pulsar, introducing the lay-reader to the thought-processes of theoretical science and conveying the exhilaration of discovery and understanding." Describes in simple terms the physics behind white dwarf stars, neutron stars, and black holes.

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4.   Greenstein, Jesse L. (Ed.)
Stellar Atmospheres (Vol. VI of Stars and Stellar Systems)
 
Publisher: Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1960.
First Edition. Ex-Library. 24½ X 18 cm. Full grey cloth, blue titles on spine, xix, 724 pp, subject & star indices. Usual library markings including withdrawn sticker, otherwise very good. DJ spine sunned, few small chips/tears also affecting the library-applied plastic cover. Contents: theory of model stellar atmospheres, by Guido Münch; stellar energy distribution, by A. D. Code; basic theory of line formation, by Karl-Heinz Böhm; quantitative analysis & interpretation of normal stellar spectra, by Lawrence H. Aller; non-thermal phenomena in stellar atmospheres, by L. Biermann & R. Lüst; stellar magnetic fields, by H. W. Babcock; stellar rotation & atmospheric turbulence, by S. S. Huang & O. Struve; spectra of supergiants & cepheids of population I, by Robert P. Kraft; early-type stars with extended atmospheres, by Anne B. Underhill; eclipses by extended atmospheres, by O. C. Wilson; composite & combination spectra, by Jorge Sahade; spectra of long-period variables, by Paul W. Merrill; physical properties of the red giants, by Philip C. Keenan; loss of mass from red giant stars, by Armin J. Deutsch; isotopes in stellar atmospheres, by Andrew McKellar; spectra of novae, by Dean B. McLaughlin; spectra of dwarf variable stars, by Alfred H. Joy; spectra of stars below the main sequence, by Jesse L. Greenstein. Shipping weight 4 lbs.

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5.   Hegyi, Dennis J. (Ed.)
Sixth Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 224, December 14, 1973)
 
Publisher: New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1973.
Wraps. 22½ X 15 cm. Near Fine/No dj. Blue & white wraps, 364 pp. Slight wear to corners, date-received stamp on acknowledgements page, else fine. Contains dozens of papers presented at a symposium held in New York on December 18-22, 1972, sponsored by the Academy, the American Astronomical Society, and the American Physical Society. Includes contributions by Roger Penrose (on naked singularities), Kip Thorne, and Steven Hawking. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 12 oz.)

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6.   Jastrow, Robert
Red Giants and White Dwarfs: The Evolution of Stars, Planets and Life
 
Publisher: New York, Evanston, & London: Harper & Row, 1967.
First Edition. 24 X 16½ cm. VG+/VG+. Quarter black cloth, red paper-covered boards, xiii, 176, [1] pp, many b & w photos & drawings in text, footnotes, index. Top edge sunned & lightly foxed, address label on fpd, else fine. DJ has a 3 cm scratch to front joint, slight edge wear; in Brodart archival cover. Jastrow began his career as a nuclear physicist, then joined NASA as founding director of the Theoretical Division, and later as director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. This book ties together many of the main scientific disciplines by explaining in reasonably simple terms atoms & molecules, the origins of the Universe, evolution of stars & planets, including the Earth, and the origins and evolution of life on Earth. Shipping weight 2 lbs.

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7.   Kovalevsky, Jean
Introduction to Celestial Mechanics
 
Publisher: New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc., 1967.
First Edition in English. 25 X 17 cm. VG/No dj. Joint publisher, D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland. Translated by Express Translation Service, original title "Introduction à la Méchanique Céleste." Pale blue-grey cloth, blue titles, viii, 126, [1] pp, bibliography. Head of spine bumped, top edges of pages slightly cockled, faintly musty, signature of epidemiologist L. M. Schuman on fpd. Volume 7 in the Astrophysics and Space Science Library. Contents: principles of celestial mechanics; the two-body problem; systems of canonical equations; perturbation theory; motion of an artificial satellite; lunar theory & the motion of satellites; the planetary theory. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 8 oz.)

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8.   Meadows, A. J.
Stellar Evolution
 
Publisher: Oxford et al.: Pergamon Press, 1967.
First Edition. 20 X 13 cm. VG/No dj. White dec. wraps with black, magenta & blue titles, vii, 169 pp, 55 figures, index. Covers somewhat worn, owner's name on inside front cover & another note on trailing blank. "..informative and authoritative..yet interesting to, and readily readable by, anyone without expert knowledge of the subject." Contents: characteristics of stars; stellar families; structure of stars; birth of stars; the main sequence; the Sun as a star; red giants and after; old age and death; stars and galaxies. Shipping weight 1 lb.

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9.   Overbye, Dennis
Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos: The Scientific Quest for the Secret of the Universe
 
Publisher: New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991.
First Edition. 24½ X 16 cm. VG/Fine. Sky-blue boards & endpapers, black cloth spine with foil titles, viii, 438 pp, 8 ff b & w photo plates, footnotes, index. Top corners bumped, else fine. DJ in Brodart archival cover. History of the science of cosmology--the quest to understand the structure and history of the universe as a whole using the tools of astronomy and astrophysics. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 12 oz.)

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10.   Papagiannis, Michael D. (Ed.)
Eighth Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 302, December 9, 1977)
 
Publisher: New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1977.
Wraps. 22½ X 15 cm. Near Fine/No dj. Blue & white wraps, xii, 689 pp. Slight wear to corners, date-received stamp on title page, else fine. Contains dozens of papers presented at a symposium held in Boston December 13-17, 1976, sponsored by the Academy, the American Astronomical Society, and the American Physical Society. Includes a brief contribution on "Black Holes and Unpredictability" by Steven Hawking. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lb., 12 oz.)

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11.   Shapley, Harlow
Of Stars and Men: The Human Response to an Expanding Universe
 
Publisher: Boston: Beacon Press, 1958.
First Edition. 21 X 14½ cm. VG/Fair. Beige cloth, brown titles on spine, vii, 157 pp. Corners bumped, owner's name on fpd, marginal notations in pencil mostly in last chapter. DJ rather tattered, large chip (3 X 7 cm) to front panel with loss of part of author's name, front flap detached but present; in Brodart archival cover. Shapley looks at what is known about physics, astronomy, biochemistry, and biology, and concludes that not only is there very likely life elsewhere in the universe, but much of it may be smarter than we are. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 4 oz.)

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12.   Steel, Duncan
Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets: The Search for the Million Megaton Menace that Threatens Life on Earth
 
Publisher: New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1995.
First Edition. 24 X 16 cm. Near Fine/Near Fine. Boards covered with black paper textured to resemble cloth, printed on acid-free paper, xii, 308 pp, 14 figures, 4 ff b&w photo plates, notes, glossary, bibliography, index. Top corners bumped, a small bump to bottom edge of front board, and a bit of wear to tail of spine. DJ creased a bit at corners and ends of spine, else as new in Brodart archival cover. Assessment of the probability and effects of suffering a major comet or asteroid impact, and what can be done to prevent it.

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13.   Unsöld, Albrecht
The New Cosmos
 
Publisher: New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc., 1969.
First US Edition. Trade Paperback. 23 X 15 cm. Near Fine/No dj. Translated by William H. McCrea. Blue pict. wraps with white titles, xii, 373, [1] pp, bibliography, index. Slight shelf wear, two astronomy-related newspaper clippings and a 1969 pocket calendar promoting a Cocoa Beach taxicab company laid in. Contents: classical astronomy; sun and stars -- astrophysics of individual stars; stellar systems -- Milky Way and galaxies: cosmogony and cosmology. Shipping weight 2 lbs.

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