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The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Deep-Sky Cat&hellip by Jerry D. Cavin
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5.0 out of 5 stars From Ptolemy to Moore, 27 Oct 2012
The Amateur Astronomers Guide to the Deep-Sky Catalogs is published as part of Springer's `Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series'. The book provides complete listings of the important deep sky catalogs considered useful for amateur astronomy. The listings make up around 80% of the content, the remainder introduces the reader to the people behind the catalogs; those Astronomers and observers throughout history that have spent large parts of their lives documenting and refining their observations.

Catalogs included start with Ptolemy's Almagest or the `Great Book', Ptolemy performed his observations of the heavens during the second century Anno Domini, and ends with the… Read more
The Olive Grove by Narcisse Navarre
The Olive Grove by Narcisse Navarre
5.0 out of 5 stars The Olive Grove, 15 Oct 2012
It's been a while since I read a story as sensual and erotic as The Olive Grove. Narcisse Navarre's character Gia Bruno flees the routine of New York hoping to find love, sex and her family's roots on a vacation to Italy. What she discoverers is a dream world of sexual fantasy weaved by Oviello the keeper, a lustful creature from a half remembered realm.

I don't think this will be the last we hear of Gia and Oviello.

Enjoyed every word...
We are the Martians: Connecting Cosmology with Bio&hellip by Giovanni F Bignami
5.0 out of 5 stars We are the Martians, 30 Sep 2012
We are the Martians is a new book from Springer by Professor Giovanni Fabrizio Bignami a leading physicist and astronomer who since 2010 has been president of COSPAR, the world wide Committee on Space Research. Professor Bignami is one of the foremost authorities on astrophysical and space research and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the American Astronomical Society's Rossi prize.

In We are the Martians Professor Bignami connects Cosmology with Biology through a 13.7 billion year journey from the first few minutes after the Big Bang, the formation of the first stars and galaxies, the stellar fusion of heavier than hydrogen `metals' up to iron, the subsequent… Read more

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