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    1. Introduction to Airborne Radar,
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    2. The Road to Reality : A Complete
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    3. Warped Passages: Unraveling the
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    4. Aviation Maintenance Management
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    5. Behold a Pale Horse
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    6. Horizons: Exploring the Universe
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    7. A Brief History of Time
    8. The Mechanical Universe: Introduction
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    9. Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide
    $10.37
    10. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings,
    $16.50
    11. A Briefer History of Time
    $115.16
    12. An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics
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    13. Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7th
    14. Foundations of Astronomy (with
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    15. Airport Planning & Management
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    18. West With the Night
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    20. Modern Cosmology

    1. Introduction to Airborne Radar, Second Edition (Aerospace & Radar Systems)
    by SciTech Publishing, Inc.
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I'm not a radar expert, but with this book I COULD BE!!!
    Mr. Stimson's book, "Introduction to Airborne Radar (2nd Edition)," has been one of my most treasured purchases from my graduate school education. I expected a book filled with equations and bad graphs and tables - I was wonderfully surprised by the high quality graphics, easy to follow mathematical treatment, and historical views into past and present radar systems.
    5-0 out of 5 stars No other introduction needed
    Stimson's second edition is a slight improvement over his first. "Slight" because improving near perfection remains a difficult task. Nowhere else is such clarity apparent in the complex field of radars. Thanks to Stimson this subject could be understood by my grandmother. If only Stimson would carry edition three to the next echelon, extending depth and detail to levels required to actually build and make a working, modern radar. Like applying his talent to the intricacies of adaptive processing, a completion of SAR computational demands and processes (vs. stopping at the digital filter FFT), nuances of ever more important phase noise, test, measurement and producibility of radar systems that shouldn't cost a million dollars per copy, but a fraction of this with proper processes and synergistic integration vs. the "Mister Potato Head" approach of slapping together the latest-greatest-of-every-subsystem-technology still practiced by engineers in just about everything. Unfortunately this may be our last version from Stimson as he's no longer a young man and such efforts are monumental. Even so, he's made himself a national asset creating this magnificent edition, probably lasting longer than any of us in the field today.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not easy reading
    I bought this book because I work with radar and would like to improve my understanding of it. This book is a good middle ground, but for a dummy like me, several chapters require re-reads.One of the most annoying things is that when the author describes related material, he doesn't compare and contrast as much as write one paragraph on the attributes of thing A and then another paragraph on thing B using all but two words that were used in the first paragraph. The reader must wade through this writing and then compare and contrast themself.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Aeronautical Engineering (Specific Aspects)    2. Aeronautics & Astronautics    3. Airplanes    4. Aviation - General    5. Radar    6. Radar Technology    7. Radar equipment    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Technology    10. Technology & Industrial Arts    11. Aerospace & aviation technology    12. Technology / Radar   


    2. The Road to Reality : A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
    by Knopf
    Hardcover (22 February, 2005)
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    If Albert Einstein were alive, he would have a copy of Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars There's Much More than Physics Here!
    Penrose's is a name I remember from reading Scientific American and NYT Book Reviews in the late '60s, which is most of the reason why I bought the book despite having never done any serious study of physics, and having recently been mildly disappointed by Lisa Randall's "Warped Passages".Surely someone who has dedicated so many years to the subject and been so influential will have something interesting to say!And I've always been a sucker for doing hard work in name of fun.I'm glad I did."The Road to Reality" will have a permanent place on my bookshelf between Stephen Hawking's delightful "A Brief History of Time" and Saunders Mac Lane's "Mathematics: Form and Function".
    5-0 out of 5 stars Whoa!
    I am finding this book extremely challenging.Mostly, the problem is the huge number of new concepts.I would strongly recommend this book for the young math, (hard)science, or, perhaps?, engineering student/20 something.If you have not encountered quantum mechanics or complex analysis before, this probably ain't the place to start.As most know, freshman calculus is mostly memorization and skill training akin to puzzle solving. It bears little in common with mathematical thought in the early 21st Century.This book plunges you into that thought stream as Penrose believes it applies to "reality".As someone who always wondered about the asides my textbook authors made when talking about path integrals, spin quantum numbers, or separable equations, I find this book illuminating - if only I were 20 or 30 years younger so the new concepts would sink in faster... Anyway, it is not for the layman - I'd say that if you're unfamiliar with the names Godel, Dirac, Cantor, Leibnitz, Heisenberg then you will probably find this book a huge travail.
    2-0 out of 5 stars Could have been much better.
    The biggest problem with this book is its attempt to cater to several disparate audiences at once. If you happen to be an interested layman there are much better options.First of all you should know that this book, although it proports in the introduction to be self contained starting from the basics and moving up, will be impossible to read unless you have previous familiarity with the concepts in question.Many customers have said that they were happy just to get a "feel" for the "jist" of the topics he covers.Realistically, I don't see how that is possible: his chapters are that layman unfriendly.I have had a lot of Calculus and when I read his sections on Real and Complex Analysis I was shocked to discover that he treats them from a very advanced point of view all in the space of 30 pages.This is mind-blowing!Literally everything that follows the chapters on real and complex analysis will rely on the information contained in those chapters, and yet the discussion therein is, bar-none, the worst introduction to the ideas behind Calculus I have ever read.You couldn't ask for a more backwards introductory presentation of the principle ideas, and I don't know that there is a worse one in print.I feel sorry for all the people who have or will attempt to read this book and, as a result, further convince themsleves that the topics included must simply be beyond their natural mental capabilities.
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    Subjects:  1. Astrophysics & Space Science    2. Cosmology    3. General    4. Mathematical Physics    5. Physical laws    6. Physics    7. Science    8. Science/Mathematics    9. Science / Astrophysics & Space Science   


    3. Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions
    Hardcover (30 August, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Headspinning Cutting-edge Physics
    "Warped Passages" is a summary of some of the breakthrough theories in physics. And Lisa Randall, who's been at Princeton, MIT, and now Harvard, surely is the perfect person to be our guide. With her breezy, anecdotal, learn by example style, she takes some of the most (to me) arcane and mysterious facts about her areas of expertise--particle physics, string theory, and cosmology--and summarizes some theories that maybe will answer the questions of what is the (our? this particular?) universe like, and how is it structured?
    5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Read
    For anyone with an inquiring mind as to what makes the universe tick, "Warped Passages", is a must read.No wonder this book is rated 4+ overall by 90 reviewers.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Tedious, makes a fascinating topic bo-ring!!!!
    I picked up this book expecting to gain some new insights about the bleeding edge of scientific research, string theory, and model-building, but found it unbelievably tedious, self-congratulatory, and self-absorbed. There may be little doubt that author Lisa Randall is a brilliant physicist, but her explanations of the last 100 years of science and her theories are muddled and poorly written. I found myself longing for a writer such as Bill Bryson to explain half of these theories. In addition, one of most annoying features of this book is the way Randall tries to disguise her inability to explain advanced physics in straightforward terms that would appeal to the lay reader by starting each chapter with a pop culture reference, usually a lyric from a band such as Metallica, as if such a reference will be enough to goose the reader awake and take interest in the next muddled exposition. She even has footnotes that explain the American term "runway" is translated as "catwalk" in the United Kingdom -- oh, thank you, Ms. Randall, for such elucidation! Why not make this book more interesting and readable with a more engaging style that explains these fascinating theories in a clearer manner? Not to give away the ending, but many of these theories about extra dimensions cannot even be proven unless the universe demonstrates another massive outburst of energy almost equivalent to the Big Bang. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Cosmology    2. Particle Physics    3. Particles (Nuclear physics)    4. Philosophy    5. Physics    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. String models    9. Science / Physics   


    4. Aviation Maintenance Management
    by McGraw-Hill Professional
    Paperback (28 May, 2004)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Bought for a class.
    The whole amazon experience was excellent as usual, but I had to buy this book for a class so I can't say that I'm always excited about what I'm reading. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Aircraft Maintenance    2. Airlines    3. Airplanes    4. Aviation - Repair & Maintenance    5. Maintenance and repair    6. Management    7. Transportation    8. Aerospace & aviation technology    9. Technology / Aeronautics & Astronautics   


    5. Behold a Pale Horse
    by Light Technology Publications
    Paperback (01 December, 1991)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Knowledge is Power , a MUST READ!
    Alot of folks love to criticize Bill Cooper. I personally think he was reporting truths from his experiences & information he got his hands on.He claims right up front that some info may not be accurate.He NEVER claims to be 100% accurate, and gives you his sources for the info, not just opinions.He took a stand to expose secret information he felt the public should know.Whether you agree with him or not, you've got to respect the man. He fought to get this book published & ultimately lost his life holding on to that "stand".It's risk-takers like him that gives us knowledge & information to see hidden truths.Thank you & God Bless you, Bill.Rest in Peace.

    5-0 out of 5 stars your headed in the right direction...
    This book is not for those who wish to continue living their monotonous and stressful lifestyles. This is meant to make you aware and to further draw your own conclusions.Critical thinkers only!!
    3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting read! But don't rely on Google to discount this author!
    I just want to say that this book allows you to draw your OWN conclusions from information a man was able to provide andbecause of that..i find this book interesting and a good read.As for his death, all deaths that look suspicious are NEVER suspicious. As for going on Google to find out about the "real" Cooper; let it be said that you need to do alot more research on someone than going to Google to take something as FACT! Google is NOT the most reliable source, it is simply what it is; A SOURCE OF INFORMATION. The book is worth the read. Especially the part of the book that speaks about FEMA; any one heard of LA riots, Katrina? He speaks on FEMA's role very candidly and we can use both these instances as to how true he was in this area of his book. But don't base your knowledge or interest on any of our reviews...read the book for yourself and make your own conclusion of an interesting read, ENJOY! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Body, Mind & Spirit    2. Conspiracies    3. Controversial Knowledge    4. History    5. History & Theory - Radical Thought    6. Miscellanea    7. New Age    8. New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit    9. Parapsychology - General    10. UFOs & Extraterrestrials    11. United States    12. Mind, body, spirit: disciplines & techniques    13. Occultism & quasi-religious beliefs   


    6. Horizons: Exploring the Universe (with TheSky CD-ROM, AceAstronomy, and Virtual Astronomy Labs)
    by Brooks Cole
    Paperback (02 March, 2005)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars mediocre
    I adopted this text for my first try at teaching intro astronomy. It has lots of pretty pictures but I was not impressed with the content. This includes the text, the organization and the question/problem sets. If this text is better than most of its competitors, I am in real trouble. =-)

    3-0 out of 5 stars So, so...
    The delivery time was very quick, that was good, and the price was great.The condition of the book was very used and they said it was like new.Other then that I guess it was O.K.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Superb textbook - beautifully illustrated, clearly written!
    This is the Eighth Edition of a truly superb textbook for an introductory astronomy course, or for anyone (amateur astronomers?)who is looking for a great and beautifully illustrated general reference source on astronomy. I've been teaching intro astronomy for many years and keep my eye on all the textbooks. Aimed primarily at non-science majors, Seeds' book is a hum-dinger and really the best I see out there at this time. Read more

    Subjects:  1. Astronomy    2. Astronomy - General    3. Science    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Cosmology & the universe    6. Science / Astronomy   


    7. A Brief History of Time
    by Bantam
    Paperback (01 September, 1998)
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    Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece for the Patient
    Stephen Hawking has crafted a masterpiece that requires only two qualities of the reader: patience and an open mind.For those willing to take the (often substantial) time required to digest the material and accept (or even challenge) it, a awe inspiring world awaits.This book is rightfully one of the best selling books of all time, and a must read for anyone who has any interest in the world around them.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I'm impressed
    I must say my first reaction was to be surprised at how much better Hawking is at explaining modern physics than my college instructors were.Heisenberg's uncertainty principle was just an equation I learned.Hawking made it seem like common sense.
    4-0 out of 5 stars History of time
    This book is a good history of time. My first real book on cosmology. Since then, there have many other discoveries in the field that make our understanding of things slightly difference. Still this is a really good first book at understanding cosmology. They're just a little too worried that readers won't understand it if they add something a little technical. It becomes a book good only for those who will never grasp anything more, or a first book for those who will graduate to more descriptive, technical books. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Astronomy - Universe    2. Cosmology    3. History    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. PHYSICS    7. Science / General    8. Science: General Issues   


    8. The Mechanical Universe: Introduction to Mechanics and Heat
    by Cambridge University Press
    Hardcover (30 August, 1985)
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    Subjects:  1. Astronomy - General    2. Audio-visual aids    3. Heat    4. Mechanics    5. Physics    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Study and teaching (Higher)    9. United States    10. Astronomy, Space & Time    11. Science / Astronomy   


    9. Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe, Fourth Edition
    by Prentice Hall
    Paperback (23 July, 2003)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars good condition and speedy delivery
    item arrived in 2 days and was in perfect condition. completely satisfied. would recommend to others!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Way too expensive for a paperback
    Attractive book but not a good value.All the information is available for free on the internet where it is periodically updated and can be referenced for free without wearing out.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Astronomy Text Book
    Text book arrived in excellent condition (brand spankin' new) and in a timely manner (about 3 business days). I got a great deal too! No problems whatsoever. Thanks a bunch! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Astronomy    2. Astronomy (General)    3. Astronomy - General    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Astronomy, Space & Time    7. Science / Physics   


    10. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
    by Vintage
    Paperback (29 February, 2000)
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    There is an ill-concealed skeleton in the closet of physics: "As they are currently formulated, general relativity and quantum mechanics Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
    I absolutely loved this book. Greene explains the basic ideas of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, of Quantum Mechanics, of particle physics, ect., and most importantly, String Theory to the layman. He does this in the most interesting and expressive way possible. It was easy to understand and a blast to read. I read this book falling asleep at night and dreamed of other dimensions....I even took it to the laundromat! This book is wonderful; I couldn't put it down.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An adventure in physics

    4-0 out of 5 stars Discover the 11 dimensions of our reality...
    Although I am no particle physicist, Brian Green succeeds to give us a truly passionate account of how close Science is to resolve the problem of matter and what is all the fuss about string theory. Without any equation besides the now-popular E=mc2 but with a good deal of common sense and easy-to-understand examples, the author not only reviews the upmost important results found by Einstein's scientific family but also succeeds to give the reader an excellent feeling of what is a string, how come scientists dare to think there may be more than three spatial dimensions and even maybe more than one universe! On top of it, the author tries to keep a critical mind, noticing us that string theory is up to now "only" a beautiful mathematical object which, for the first time in history of Science, can almost explain everything but is still way, way ahead of experimentation. Thus, like any abstract thing not strongly tight to reality, string theory can still be toppled even by a light breeze... ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Astronomy - Universe    2. Cosmology    3. General    4. Physics    5. Science    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Superstring theories    8. Science / Physics    9. String Theory   


    11. A Briefer History of Time
    by Bantam
    Hardcover (27 September, 2005)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Briefer improves on brief
    It is not as amazing as time being relative, but the authors did manage to explain things still more clearly, in an even smaller book. I spent much less time reading this second book but this time more light bulbs seemed to come on.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Welcome to our universe
    A phenomenal description of the basics in physics and science. Hawkings new version is a tell all for Science beginners such as myself. After years of not understanding or not putting effort into understanding science I now have an excellent overview of why and how we exist. Definitely a great read!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Too Brief
    "A Briefer History of Time" is a graceful summary of spacetime physics, written entirely for non-scientific readers; it contains no formulas, and can be understood by any bright teenager. Before you run out and buy a copy, though, you should know that - due to the book's very short length and intended readership for a general audience - it is very elementary and covers its field in only the briefest of ways. If the reader has read any other popular treatment of this subject in the last few years, there will not be anything new in the "Briefer History."
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    12. An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics
    by Addison Wesley
    Hardcover (11 December, 1995)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Too difficult for the average reader
    This book is a bit too professional for anyone who is just starting an astrophysics course.......the provided questions really screw up ur brain.....but if ur sure u have a good solid pure math and advanced physics backgroundthen go ahead and buy it otherwise check out other books.....

    5-0 out of 5 stars An introduction to modern astrophysics
    The problems are very challanging, with out an instructor and a good foundation in pure math its nearly impossible for a self learner to solve the end-chapter questions from this book. Im currenlty stuck in many of these problems. If any one happens to have a complete solutions manual, I would give $250.00 for it.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Very difficult to teach from
    After surveying available undergraduate texts in astrophysics and consulting colleagues, I settled on this as the best available despite qualms about its size and cost.My students are finding its size and sheer length overwhelming; we are forced to leave out so much material that they are questioning whether it's worth it.The system of units used (cgs) is becoming (if it is not already) obsolete in most areas of astrophysics.In every chapter there are references to material yet to be covered, requiring one to flip back and forth, often over hundreds of pages.Finally, with a 1996 publication date, much of the material is becoming dated (I know, a new edition will be even more expensive).Read more

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    13. Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7th Edition
    by Wiley-Interscience
    Hardcover (29 December, 2000)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic resource
    This was a required test for a rocket propulsion class, but it has become an invaluable resource for many classes.Purchased for at least 20% less than other outlets.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have Textbook for every Aerospace Engineer
    This is the single best book on rocket propulsion systems, covering both liquid and solid rocket engines, hybrid rocket systems, and a dedicated chapter on electric propulsion. The authors include excellent illustrations and graphs to enhance the text, and practical examples which help the reader to grasp the theory. After loaning a copy of this book for over two years from my library, i finally bought it! Definitely recommended to all engineers and scientists who want to expand into the area of rocket propulsion.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beware of Typographical Errors
    The readability of this book makes it a good investment for aspiring rocket engineers.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Aeronautics & Astronautics    2. Astrophysics & Space Science    3. Aviation - General    4. Rocket Propulsion    5. Rocket engines    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Technology & Industrial Arts    9. Aerodynamics    10. Aerospace & air transport industries    11. Aerospace & aviation technology    12. Engineering thermodynamics    13. Science / Astrophysics & Space Science   


    14. Foundations of Astronomy (with CD-ROM, Virtual Astronomy Labs, AceAstronomy, and InfoTrac)
    by Brooks Cole
    Hardcover (23 March, 2004)
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    15. Airport Planning & Management
    by McGraw-Hill Professional
    Paperback (29 October, 2003)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars First-class book of airportindustry
    A very good book,most 'freindly' and understandabale, offers wide spectrum ofairport's infrastructure as well as its economic aspects. Recommanded forb thse intersted in aaition in general and airport planning in particular.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Book Of Choice For Students and Dreamers
    Like many young men, and I daresay women, I was drawn to airport management after exposure to Burt Lamcaster's sterling portrayal of a harried airport manager in the Ross Hunter classic AIRPORT.Lancaster showed us that a man could handle a million problems all at once, if he had the right combination of grit and gray cells.It wasn't only the glamor, it was the idea of helping people get through their day--even when the people in question were six or seven miles up in the air--that made me consider airport management as a major at school.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference for any student of airport management
    Airport Planning & Management is an excellent reference for any student of airport management or aviation.Read more

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    16. Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (4th Ed)
    by Fire Protection Publication
    Paperback (01 January, 1998)
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    17. Astronomy Today (5th Edition)
    by Prentice Hall
    Hardcover (26 July, 2004)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Astronomy Today 5th edition
    I have had a lifetime love of Astronomy but have lacked the mathmatical background for a thorough understanding.Most popular books on the subject rarely cover the field in the manner that I desire.Astronomy Today is a textbook for a beginning course in astronomy at the college level and does, in fact, cover a great deal of information without the need for mathmatical knowledge.The authors express their ideas and information in clear, concise language and clearly manifest an enthusiasm for their subject.I have enjoyed the book immensely.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Paradox of Blind Astronomers!
    This is an excellent textbook, but I deducted one star (from a possible five-star rating) because of the absurd comments made by the authors in the beginning of the book. In this fourth edition of Astronomy Today, a textbook published by Prentice Hall for college students, the authors open the very first chapter with the following statements:
    5-0 out of 5 stars A joy to read!
    This book is really outstanding! It contains 757 pages of text (not counting the preface and appendix), about 480 (mostly quite smallish) photos, some 400 drawings/figures/illustrationsand almost 50 tables. The writing style is very clear, not at all dry or overtly technical. It is a joy to read this book.I know of no other book that clarifies all kind of astronomical subjects as thoroughly and understandably as this book (and I did read many books on astronomy.....). Highly recommended! ... Read more

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    18. West With the Night
    by North Point Press
    Paperback (May, 1983)
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    One of the most beautifully crafted books I have ever read, with some of the most poetic prose passages I could imagine, such as the following, resonating with a stately and timeless quality so absent in our modern life: Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars FEMALE AFRICAN BUSH PILOT IN THE 30's GIVES INSIDE VIEW
    Beryl Markham's book West with the Night is a true story of how she lived and worked in Africa as a push pilot back in the 1930's -- almost amazing for a woman...what an experience alone-- what an adventure-- but her writing -- ahhh that's something amazing in itself....from dealing with the Blackwater Die to the lion who almost ate her to search for a Libyan port and a fallen colleague-- a beautiful book...each chapter is written almost like a true short story....she's a beautiful writer and to think this is a piece of our women's past that is here to still cherish-- belongs on the shelf of every women's studies office...great for a young woman to read....especially great gift to a chick going off to college.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Written
    West With the night is Beryl Markham's memoir of life as a bush pilot in 1930s Africa. The beautifully written prose paints evocative pictures of the Serengeti in the reader's brain, and each paragraph is dense and satisfying. A wonderful read, especially for fans of Out of Africa - and some of the same people are mentioned in this book.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Probably the most beautifully written book I have ever read.
    The exceptional wordcrafting in West With The Night brings Africa alive and makes it almost a personal experience. Beryl Markham was a most interesting individual and her life growing up in Africa is the beautiful background for this book. I have only reread one book in my sixty-some years and this is it. I enjoyed it at least as much the second time around.
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    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Aviation - History    3. Biography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Great Britain    7. Markham, Beryl    8. Personal Memoirs    9. Women    10. Women air pilots   


    19. Disclosure : Military and Government Witnesses Reveal the Greatest Secrets in Modern History
    by Not Avail
    Paperback (09 May, 2001)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent ... a bit over the fantasy side at the end ...
    But nevertheless, if correct, a very worth reading. disturbing... I've been reading a lot over these last months on the UFO topic and this book is paramount lecture. Anyway, there is a conclusion, proposed by Greer and some of the witnesses he interviews, stating the UFOS /ET are good beings and USA govt. is provoking them as they shoot them down, harrass them, etc. I digress ! They cannot have good intentions if they intrude our territory, mutilate our animals, abduct people, etc.I think that in drawing such conclusions the book fails in being objective and with common sense. That is why I give it 4 stars only.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Disclosure.....5 stars easy!!
    Hard to put down,difficult to condemn,almost impossible to ignore!!...Steven Greer has gone where others haven't had the balls,and placed his reputation on the line to bring the truth out...congratulations!! This is a fantastically researched book covering all facets of the U.F.O. phenomenon and a must read for everyone interested in the TRUTH.Whether or not this will be revealed to us in the near future is another matter,but the fact that extraterrestrial intelligence exists is no longer a question,it's just waiting to be proven en masse.Fantastic reading!!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Massive, Barely Edited Compendium of Sometimes Tantalizing Stories
    Dr. Steven Greer is a well-known figure on the fringe of UFOlogy, and he claims to have "briefed" senior government figures on the UFO issue, but five minutes with this book reveals why few take the issue seriously.
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    20. Modern Cosmology
    by Academic Press
    Hardcover (07 March, 2003)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best book on graduate cosmology.
    I am currently teaching graduate cosmology. Modern cosmology is an extraordinarily beautiful piece of physics that has allowed cosmologists to learn from observations fundamental facts about our universe. Graduate students want to understand this beautiful subject themselves.Dodelson's book is the one that delivers that understanding. Of the several graduate cosmology texts out there, this one is unquestionably the best.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great text
    I haven't used another cosmology text for comparison, but have been very pleased with this one.The text is everywhere clear, reasonably concise, and the author uses good judgment in determining which calculations to present as examples and which to reserve for practice, all of which make this a very easy text to read.My only reservations are that necessary assumptions and approximations do not always seem fully justified, and the reader is often asked to wait until later in the text for certain approximations to be justified, which at times disrupts the logical flow of the text.The text is also somewhat incomplete in the sense that Dodelson does not always start from first principles.In my case I considered this an advantage as it allowed for quicker reading and less overhead before important results are presented.The discussion of inflation was less complete than I had hoped, but sufficient to prepare me for the literature.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the BEST book on cosmology for the advanced student
    Without question, Dodelson's book beats out a herd of books at the present redshift for the de rigeur text to be bandied about by grad students. I haven't looked back at Padmanabhan's Structure formation in awhile, but it was written before the COBE discoveries, and so it's a bit "old fashioned" now; there are a number of other books worth looking at, of course.
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    Subjects:  1. Astronomy - Universe    2. Cosmology    3. Physics    4. Science    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Astrophysics    7. Cosmology & the universe    8. Science / Astronomy   


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