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Patrick Moore`s Astronomy
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Patrick Moore`s Astronomy

By Patrick Moore

Hachette Book Publishing India Pvt Ltd, 2010. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 256. NA


Problems and Solutions: International Olympiads on Astronomy and Astrophysics, (Second Edition)

By Aniket Sule

Universities Press/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd, 2015. 2nd edition. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm. The International Olympiads on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) are competitions where teams of high-school students from around the world compete in a series of tests and are awarded medals based on their performance. Started in 2007, more than 45 countries have participated in these olympiads. The competition comprises three rounds: theoretical problems, data analysis problems and night sky observation tests. This book presents problems from all the eight IOAAs held thus far. The problems are categorised according to the concepts involved and also graded according to the difficulty level. Solutions to all the problems are provided. Additional notes help make the solutions self-explanatory. Printed Pages: 304. NA


Lahiri`s Indian Ephemeris of Planets` Positions: According to the `Nirayana` or Sidereal System for 2004 A.D. Saka era 1925-1926, Bengali Era 1410-1411, Samvat 2060-61

By Nirmal Chandra Lahiri

Astro-Research Bureau, 2003. 5th or later edition. Softcover. New. 14 x 22 cm. This annual astronomical ephemeris has stepped into 66th year of its publication with the present issue for 2004. The Ephemeris was founded by late C.N. Lahiri in 1939, the first Indian member of the Ephemerides-Commission of the International Astronomical Union, Paris, and the first Officer-in-charge of the Nautical Almanac Unit of the Govt. of India (now known as Positional Astronomy Centre) at Calcutta. Printed Pages: 176. NA


Seven Wonders of the Cosmos

By Jayant V. Narlikar

Cambridge University Press, 1999. First edition. Softcover. New. Using simple analogies and a wealth of illustrations, Professor Narlikar skilfully steers us through a cosmic journey of discovery, starting from the Earth and Solar System and stepping out to the farthest reaches of the Universe. The seven wonders represent a range of mysterious phenomena, a class of spectacular events, or remarkable cosmic objects that have challenged human curiosity and often defied explanation. With lucid prose and humorous anecdotes, the author conveys the thrill of observing strange and surprising features of the Universe, and the satisfaction gained by understanding them through modern science. Contents Prologue 1. Leaving the terra firma 2. Giants and dwarfs of the stellar world 3. When stars explode … 4. Pulsars: the timekeepers of the cosmos 5. Gravity: the great dictator 6. Illusions in space 7. The expanding universe Epilogue. Printed Pages: 334. Seven Wonders of the CosmosJayant V. Narlikar9780521638982


Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes
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Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes

By Michael A. Covington

Cambridge University Press, 2000. First edition. Softcover. New. This unique guide covers both traditional and novel aspects of studying the night sky. In addition to the more standard techniques, it discusses the latest modern resources available to today`s astronomer, including personal computers, the Internet, and computerized telescopes. It offers practical advice and detailed instructions for observing the Sun, Moon, planets, and deep-sky objects; and it introduces newer specialities such as satellite observing and the use of astronomical databases. The book concludes with detailed information about 200 celestial objects, suitable for viewing with modest-sized telescopes under suburban conditions. Contents Preface Part I. Amateur Astronomy: 1. Using this book effectively 2. Observing sites and conditions 3. The Moon, the Sun, and eclipses 4. The planets 5. Comets, asteroids (minor planets), and artificial satellites 6. Constellations 7. Stars - identification, nomenclature, and maps 8. Stars - physical properties 9. Double and multiple stars 10. Variable stars 11. Clusters, nebulae, and galaxies Part II. Celestial Objects for Suburban Telescopes: 12. Celestial objects for suburban telescopes 13. The January-February sky (R.A. 6h-10h) 14. The March-April sky (R.A. 10h-14h) 15. The May-June sky (R.A. 14h-18h) 16. The July-August sky (R.A. 18h-22h) 17. The September-October sky (R.A. 22h-2h) 18. The November-December sky (R.A. 2h-6h) Part III. Appendices: A. Converting decimal minutes to seconds B. Precession from 1950 to 2000 C. Julian date, 2001–2015. Printed Pages: 281. NA


Problems in Physics, Volume 2

By Arun Kumar

Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd, 2013. Softcover. New. Printed Pages: 840. NA


The Ultimate Understanding

By Ramesh S. Balsekar

Yogi Impressions. Softcover. New. The Ultimate Understanding, is, according to Ramesh himself, “a book containing the full essentials of the philosophy of Advaita, or Non-duality (Unicity). It is perhaps the most explicitly expressed book on this complex subject. What is the ultimate understanding? That there is no one to understand anything.” Recognized as one of the foremost contemporary sages, married and father of three, and a banker who retired from the top of his profession, Ramesh could be considered a householder Guru. In his latest book, Ramesh shares openly, poignantly, and with stunning humility, how a sage lives his life. Backed by the total conviction of the final understanding of a true Master, and at the same time presented from the perspective of ""life as we know it"", this treasure of Advaita is unrivalled in its unique conceptual expression of the highest Truth, delivered with fundamental wisdom, simplicity, and clarity – and with Ramesh’s widely-loved gaiety and humor. Ramesh elaborates his own concepts with those of his Guru, Nisargadatta Maharaj, the Buddha, Ramana Maharshi, selected Hindu scriptures, several Taoist Masters and Wei Wu Wei, all serving as pointers to the Truth, to the ultimate understanding. While the book is a compilation of such classic themes as the nature of the phenomenal manifestation including the human being, the concept of space-time, temporality and Intemporality, the Guru, free will and non-volitional living, enlightenment and Self-realization, the Impersonal Energy – the Source, Noumenon or God, and conclusively, ‘Consciousness is all there is’, Ramesh explicitly summarizes that ultimately what he is talking about is ""the most important thing in your life: peace and harmony in your life.” A rare gift to anyone and everyone seeking insight into how life happens, The Ultimate Understanding is perhaps the pinnacle of Ramesh’s writing. The Ultimate Understanding,heralds the total message he has to convey. What else remains can only be the final understanding, the final Truth, the silence of Unicity. Printed Pages: 288. NA


Condensed Ephemeris of Planets` Positions: According to the `Nirayana` or Sidereal System, Part IV: Covering Eleven Years from 1951 to 1961 A.D.

By Nirmal Chandra Lahiri

Astro-Research Bureau, 2002. 5th or later edition. Softcover. New. 14 x 22 cm. The present Condensed Ephemeris Part IV covering the years from 1951 to 1961 A.D. is published in order to meet the demand from the public for copies of the Ephemeris for individual years subsequent to 1951, some of which have gone out of print. Printed Pages: 100. NA


Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
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Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

By Michio Kaku

Anchor Books, 1998. First edition. Paperback. New. 13 x 20 cm. In @lt;i@gt;Visions, @lt;/i@gt; physicist and author Michio Kaku examines the great scientific revolutions that have dramatically reshaped the twentieth century--the quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence--and shows how they will change and alter science and the way we live.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;The next century will witness more far-reaching scientific revolutions, as we make the transition from unraveling the secrets of nature to becoming masters of nature. We will no longer be passive bystanders to the dance of the universe, but will become creative choreographers of matter, life, and intelligence.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;The first section of @lt;i@gt;Visions@lt;/i@gt; presents a shocking look at a cyber-world infiltrated by millions of tiny intelligence systems. Part two illustrates how the decoding of DNA`s genetic structure will allow humans the ""godlike ability to manipulate life almost at will."" Finally, VISIONS focuses on the future of quantum physics, in which physicists will perfect new ways to manipulate matter and harness the cosmic energy of the universe.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;What makes Michio Kaku`s vision of the science of the future so compelling--and so different from the mere forecasts of most thinkers--is that it is based on the groundbreaking research taking place in labs today, as well as the consensus of over 150 of Kaku`s scientific colleagues. Science, for all its breathtaking change, evolves slowly; we can accurately predict, asserts Kaku, what the direction of science will be, based on the paths that are being forged today.@lt;br@gt;@lt;br@gt;A thrilling, unique narrative that brings together the thinking of many of the world`s most accomplished scientists to explore the world of the future, @lt;i@gt;Visions@lt;/i@gt; is science writing at its best. Printed Pages: 415. NA


Fascinating Astronomy

By V.M.D. Namboodiri

B.R. Publishing Corporation, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. New. 17 x 25 cm. From time immemorial man was fascinated with the countless marvels of nature around him. He looked at the sky above and the many celestial objects displayed there with awe and wonder. Stars glittering at night from the canopy of Heavens as jewels studded on a blue-black velvety canvas! stirred Ins imagination and roused his curiosity to know more about them and` the other celestial objects. `Thus a new science was born the science of,. Astronomy, rightly called the `queen of all sciences`, from then started the steady unending march of discoveries and rediscoveries, its pace speeded up with the advent of new aids and! instruments for better observation, faster analysis and precise interpretation. In this book ""fascinating Astronomy` an attempt is made to capture some of the thrills of astronomy and of skywatching. Recounting some of the marvels of sky both during day and night the various celestial objects are described in simple non-technical language. A brief history of Astronomy is given at the end of the book with ponderings over (lie expanding universe. At the end of each chapter some activities relevant to the theme of that chapter are suggested which any interested novice can carry out at leisure. Printed Pages: 372. Fascinating AstronomyV.M.D. Namboodiri9788176464628


Astronomical Instruments in the Rampur Raza Library

By Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma

Rampur Raza Library`s Publication, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. New. 23 x 29 cm. Rampur Raza Library, a premier repository of Arabic and Persian manuscripts, possesses also a valuable collection of eleven astronomical instruments, such as astrolabes, celestial globes and quadrants. These were produced in India, in the Middle-East and in Europe between the thirteenth and the nineteenth century. Scientific instruments of the pre-modern period, like literary documents, constitute an important source for the reconstruction of the history of science and technology. Like manuscripts and paintings, like sculpture and jewellery, these instruments are also part of our cultural and intellectual heritage, and deserve scholarly attention. The present work describes the instruments in the Rampur Raza Library. The Introduction provides a history of the instrument types represented here and explains the method of construction and use of these detailed scientific description of each individual instrument of this collection. Richly illustrated, this is the first catalogue of its kind to be published in India. Printed Pages: 105. NA


Facts and Speculations in Cosmology

By Geoffrey Burbidge,Jayant Narlikar

Cambridge University Press, 2009. Softcover. New. 16 x 25 cm. A thought-provoking insight into the evolution of cosmology for undergraduate students and general readers, this book shows that the mystery of the origin of the universe is far from being solved. Cosmology has advanced over time through observational evidence as well as a lot of speculation. In this historical approach, the authors argue that the speculative element has become a dominant part of modern cosmology. They show how assumptions have been made and portrayed as confirmed facts. This unique book gives not only a critical assessment of the big bang theory, but presents a host of anomalous observations, and puts forward an alternative, controversial theory on the origin of the universe. A non-mathematical account, it contains analogies from everyday life so that readers can understand the concepts easily and follow the arguments presented. Contents 1. Ancient cosmologies 2. The Greek epicycles 3. Reaching out to the milky way 4. Our position in the galaxy 5. The world of galaxies 6. The expanding universe 7. Modelling the universe 8. What is the geometry of the universe like? 9. A universe without a beginning and without an end 10. The cosmological debate 1950-1965 11. The origin of the chemical elements 12. Cosmic microwave background 13. The very early universe 14. Dark matter and dark energy 15. An alternative cosmology 16. Unfaced challenges in cosmology 17. Epilogue. Printed Pages: 296. NA


An Indian Ephemeris, A.D. 1800 to A.D. 2000

By Swami Kannu Pillai

Asian Educational Services, 1994. Hardcover. New. Showing for every day in the year for 200 years the ending moments of tithis and nakshatras-the years in different eras A.D. Hijra , Saka , Vikrama , Kaliyuga Kollam etc. , Tables for ascertaining local time and tables of Hindu fasts , feasts and festivals and solar and lunar eclipses. This book that spans between 1800 to 2000 AD shows, for every day, the ending moments of the Thithis and Nakshtras with the English, Tamil, Malayalam, and Islamic equivalents; and for every 10 days between the given time-span that the work deals with. It also gives the geocentric longitudes of the planets; the years in different eras; tables for ascertaining local time; and tables of fasts, and festivals, as well as the solar and lunar eclipses. This book is a reprint of the 1915 edition. Printed Pages: 466. NA


Indian Chronology

By Swami Kannu Pillai

Asian Educational Services, 2005. Hardcover. New. This book is an Hindu almanac – solar, lunar, and planetary, this aims to be a practical guide to the interpretation and verification of the Nakshatras, Thithis, Horoscopes, and other Indian time-records between the years 1 BC and 2000 AD (two thousand years). This book is a reprint of the 1911 edition. Printed Pages: 378. NA


Condensed Ephemeris of Planets` Positions: According to the `Nirayana` or Sidereal System, Part I: Covering Twenty-Six Years from 1875 to 1900 A.D.

By Nirmal Chandra Lahiri

Astro-Research Bureau, 1993. 2nd edition. Softcover. New. 14 x 22 cm. The previous issue of the Condensed Ephemeris which covered the years from 1890 to 1941 A.D. has been out of print for a long time. The necessity of reprinting the same was keenly felt, but the work could not be undertaken due to pressure of other work. It has been suggested by many of my readers to give the planetary positions for a few years earlier than 1890 and accordingly the series has now been started from 1875. It is hoped that the present series will enable the students of astrology to recast the horoscope of almost all living men whose birth charts require verification or reconstruction. Printed Pages: 72. NA


The Aryabhatiya: With the Commentary of Bhattadipika of Paramadisvara

By H. Kern

Eastern Book Linkers, 1990. Hardcover. New. The Aryabhatiya along with the commentary of Paramadivara is mainly based upon two manuscripts in Malyalam character, one of them belonging to Dr. A. C. Burnell, the other one in possession of Whish and now forming part of the library of the Royal Asiatic Society, London. The latter manuscript dates from A.D. 1820; the former from A.D. 18()3. This edition of the AryabhatTya will, it is hoped, be conductive to a more accurate knowledge of the ancient astronomer`s system, and stimulate the interest of Indian and European scholars. Printed Pages: 118. Aryabhatiya: With the Commentary of Bhattadipika of ParamadisvaraH. Kern9788185133218


Adbhut Brahmaand (in Hindi)

By Dinesh Rawat

Hind Pocket Books, 2015. Softcover. New. 13 x 19 cm. Printed Pages: 239. NA


An Introduction to Cosmology (Third Edition)

By J.V. Narlikar (Author) & Fred Hoyle (Forwd)

Cambridge University Press, 2002. 3rd edition. Softcover. New. The third edition of this successful textbook is fully updated and includes important recent developments in cosmology. The book begins with an introduction to cosmology and general relativity and then goes on to cover the mathematical models of standard cosmology. The physical aspects of cosmology, including primordial nucleosynthesis, the astroparticles physics of inflation an the current ideas on structure formation are discussed. Alternative models of cosmology are reviewed, including the model of quasi-steady-state cosmology, which has recently been proposed as an alternative to big-bang cosmology. The final chapters discuss observational cosmology and describe the debate on theory versus observational methods. The book includes 400 problem: and numerous worked examples. This introductory textbook describes modern cosmology at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates who are familiar with mathematical methods and basic theoretical physics. It is intended for use on courses in theoretical physics, astrophysics and applied mathematics that include modern cosmology. Printed Pages: 560. NA


Urban Astronomy
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Urban Astronomy

By Denis Berthier

Cambridge University Press, 2004. First edition. Softcover. New. Light pollution has spread so much in the last few decades that it often compromises our view of the stars. It is becoming more and more difficult to find an observing site with clear, dark skies away from light and industrial pollution. However, with patience, some simple equipment, and by choosing the right targets to observe, amateur astronomers can still find observing from towns and cities a rewarding hobby. The result of thirty years of observing the night sky from within a city, Denis Berthier’s practical guide will help amateur astronomers to enjoy their hobby without having to travel to distant sites, and without using complicated equipment or difficult techniques, enabling them to observe and photograph stars and planets as well as many other celestial objects. Contents Introduction 1. Starting out without fear 2. Observing equipment 3. The sky above the roof-tops 4. Season by season - what to observe 5. How to look after your equipment Tables. Printed Pages: 107. Urban AstronomyDenis Berthier9780521531900


The Panchasiddhantika: Astronomical Work of Varaha Mihira

By G. Thibaut,Mahamahopadhyaya Sudhakara Dvivedi

Cosmo Publications, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 cm. The lamentable state of the text as appearing in the two original manuscripts (of Varah Mihira) at the disposal of the authors, was a lesser problem then the greater disadvantage under which they laboured with the absence of a commentary. Commentaries can be hardly done without in the case of any Sanskrit astronomical work; much less so, when the text, as that of the Panchasiddhantika, describes many mathematical processes more or less diverging from those commonly employed. Commentaries probably existed formerly, and possibly exist even now; but the authors failed to procure any. The commentary published in the present volume is an entirely original composition by M.S. Dvivedi. A mere translation of the text with notes would, indeed, have sufficed for the European reader; the authors, however, wished to make the results of their labour accessible to Pandits also who understand no English. And a full tika giving full demonstrations in the ordinary Hindu style will, in many cases, be useful to the European student also. The right hand columns of the text give the emended text: the left hands columns the text of the better one of our two manuscripts, which the authors thought advisable to exhibit in extense. Some remarks on the manuscripts and the mode of emendation of the text will be found at the end of the introduction. These two original and rare manuscripts were discovered by Prof. G. Buehler when in change of the search for Sanskrit Manuscripts in parts of the then Bombay Presidency. Printed Pages: 407. Panchasiddhantika: Astronomical Work of Varaha MihiraG. Thibaut,Mahamahopadhyaya Sudhakara Dvivedi9788177552065


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