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Product Description: This book explores the sky’s appearances in music and art,  focusing on Shakespeare and early modern English literature. It teaches about the abundant comets of this period, eclipses, astrology and its relation to the night sky at the time.

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9781441978134 | Springer Verlag, May 12, 2011, cover price $159.00

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9781493901425, titled "The Sky in Early Modern English Literature: A Study of Allusions to Celestial Events in Elizabethan and Jacobean Writing 1572-1620" | Springer Verlag, October 8, 2014, cover price $159.00 | About this edition: This book explores the sky’s appearances in music and art,  focusing on Shakespeare and early modern English literature.

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If there were a canon for viewing the night sky, Charles Messier would be its author. The galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae cataloged by the famous comet hunter in the late 1700s are still the most widely observed celestial wonders in the heavens. They are the favorite targets of amateur astronomers, with such rich variety and detail that they never cease to fascinate. This book provides new and experienced observers with a fresh perspective on the Messier objects. Stephen James O'Meara has prepared a visual feast for the observer. Using the finest optical telescopes available for amateur work, he describes and sketches the view from the telescope as never before. There are new drawings, improved finder charts, and new astronomical data on each object, including findings from the Hubble Space Telescope. Expand your universe and test your viewing acumen with this truly modern Messier Guide. It is a must for budding night watchers. Stephen James O'Meara is a contributing editor to Sky and Telescope. (view table of contents)

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9780521553322 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 28, 1998, cover price $55.00
9780933346857 | Sky Pub Corp, December 1, 1998, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: If there were a canon for viewing the night sky, Charles Messier would be its author.

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Product Description: If you are an amateur astronomer, and comets, asteroids, meteors, and the zodiacal light are your quarry, then this is the book for you. Comet observers can learn how to make visual estimates of brightness and size, and how to make photographic studies of cometary heads and tails...read more

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9780521420037 | Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 1995, cover price $122.00

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9780521066273 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, June 19, 2008), cover price $54.99 | About this edition: If you are an amateur astronomer, and comets, asteroids, meteors, and the zodiacal light are your quarry, then this is the book for you.

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9781931559331 | Sky Pub Corp, March 30, 2006, cover price $13.95
9780816513178 | Univ of Arizona Pr, July 1, 1992, cover price $17.95

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9780521608602 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 30, 2006), cover price $54.99

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Provides information on finding one hundred deep sky objects, including double and triple stars, nebulae, galaxies, and quasars, along with a description of each object's history and a star atlas.

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9781591023616 | Prometheus Books, November 7, 2005, cover price $21.99 | About this edition: Provides information on finding one hundred deep sky objects, including double and triple stars, nebulae, galaxies, and quasars, along with a description of each object's history and a star atlas.

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Product Description: David Levy has held a lifelong passion for comets, and is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history. In this book he describes the observing techniques that have been developed over the years--from visual observations and searching, to photography, through to electronic charge-coupled devices (CCDs)...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521520515 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 2003, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: David Levy has held a lifelong passion for comets, and is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history.

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Product Description: David Levy has held a lifelong passion for comets, and is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history. In this book he describes the observing techniques that have been developed over the years--from visual observations and searching, to photography, through to electronic charge-coupled devices (CCDs)...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521826563 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 23, 2003, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: David Levy has held a lifelong passion for comets, and is one of the most successful comet discoverers in history.

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Product Description: An account of the discovery of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet and its spectacular collision with Jupiter, just 6 months later, written by one of the comet's discoverers.

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9780738208800 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, June 26, 2003), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: An account of the discovery of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet and its spectacular collision with Jupiter, just 6 months later, written by one of the comet's discoverers.

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Product Description: This book covers, in just under 500 pages, star clusters, globular clusters, asterisms and other objects that have been misidentified as such. It is both a descriptive text of the historical study and astrophysics of some of the youngest (open clusters) and oldest (globular clusters) objects that populate the Universe along with the most up-to-date catalog of these objects in existence - an effort that has taken more than a decade to complete...read more

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9780943396804 | Willmann-Bell, April 1, 2003, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: This book covers, in just under 500 pages, star clusters, globular clusters, asterisms and other objects that have been misidentified as such.

This volume reveals the latest knowledge of the composition and nature of our solar family. Here you'll discover what lies beyond the orbit of Pluto, which solar body is the most volcanically active, and which solar system bodies have atmospheres and may harbour primitive life.
By David H. Levy (foreword by)

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9780446679534 | Reprint edition (Grand Central Pub, December 1, 2002), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: This volume reveals the latest knowledge of the composition and nature of our solar family.

Miscellaneous:

9780759597853 | Grand Central Pub, December 2, 2002, cover price $8.99

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Product Description: It was a lucky twist of fate when in the early1980s David Levy, a writer and amateur astronomer, joined up with the famous scientist Eugene Shoemaker and his wife, Carolyn, to search for comets from an observation post on Palomar Mountain in Southern California...read more

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9780691113258 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, November 4, 2002), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: It was a lucky twist of fate when in the early1980s David Levy, a writer and amateur astronomer, joined up with the famous scientist Eugene Shoemaker and his wife, Carolyn, to search for comets from an observation post on Palomar Mountain in Southern California.

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Inroduces beginners to amateur astronomy, describes what to look for and when--beginning with the solar system and moving on to the stars--and offers suggestions for better observations. (view table of contents)

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9780521797535 | 2 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, January 1, 2002), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: Inroduces beginners to amateur astronomy, describes what to look for and when--beginning with the solar system and moving on to the stars--and offers suggestions for better observations.

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Presents biographies of astronomers throughout history, including Galileo, Christiaan Huygens, and Edwin Hubble, and documents their discoveries. (view table of contents)

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9781573929318 | Prometheus Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: Presents biographies of astronomers throughout history, including Galileo, Christiaan Huygens, and Edwin Hubble, and documents their discoveries.

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Looks at ideas and achievements in science, including microfilm, the telephone, noble gases, and the parachute, as were reported in the pages of Scientific American.
By Peter Jedicke (editor) and David H. Levy (editor)

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9780743413084 | Ibooks, August 1, 2001, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Looks at ideas and achievements in science, including microfilm, the telephone, noble gases, and the parachute, as were reported in the pages of Scientific American.

A complete, illustrated guide for amateur astronomers describes twenty telescope tours of some of the sky's most fascinating phenomena, as well as information on skywatching tools and equipment, celestial bodies and artificial satellites, constellations, and more. Original. (view table of contents)

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9780737000962 | Time Life Education, April 1, 2001, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Offers tips on choosing skywatching tools, gives hints for sketching and photographing the night sky, and provides celestial charts.

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Product Description: Over the centuries the starry night sky has inspired poets and scientists alike, and though the fruits of these inspirations take very different forms, they often enrich each other. Acclaimed science writer David Levy, the codiscoverer of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, has written this wonderful jewel of a book to celebrate the complementary visions of human wonder and curiosity that are expressed in the separate disciplines of poetry and astronomy...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781573928878 | Prometheus Books, December 1, 2000, cover price $20.99 | About this edition: Over the centuries the starry night sky has inspired poets and scientists alike, and though the fruits of these inspirations take very different forms, they often enrich each other.

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Product Description: The 5th edition (published 2013) of the 16-inch diameter plastic Guide to the Stars chart is an instrument to help you identify the constellations. You simply dial-in your observing time and date to find the set of constellations visible in your sky (this is accomplished by turning the clear top piece)...read more

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9781928771012 | Ken Pr, December 1, 2000, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The 5th edition (published 2013) of the 16-inch diameter plastic Guide to the Stars chart is an instrument to help you identify the constellations.

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The nation's foremost scientific journal uses recent research and pioneering new theories to present a compelling portrait of the universe, featuring essays from the groundbreaking cosmologists, writing on the atomic structure of life, and speculations on the existence of extraterrestrial life. 25,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
By David H. Levy (editor)

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9780312254537 | 1 edition (St Martins Pr, November 1, 2000), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Explores the mysteries of the universe in a collection of essays by some of the world's leading scientists, who address fundamental concepts of cosmology ranging from the Big Bang to the atomic structure of life on Earth

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An author and amateur astromer describes his work with famed scientist Eugene Shoemaker and his wife, Carolyn, as he details their discovery of one of the most interesting comets in recent memory, Shoemaker-Levy 9, which smashed into Jupiter in 1997. (view table of contents)

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9780691002255 | Princeton Univ Pr, October 1, 2000, cover price $42.50 | About this edition: Portrays geologist Eugene Shoemaker and explains the scientific reasoning that led him to construct his 'impact theory,' in which collisions with comets created craters on the moon and several bodies in the solar system.

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The author of More Things in Heaven and Earth provides a firsthand account of the 1999 solar eclipse that describes his observations of and reactions to the event and discusses the history of solar eclipses, why they happen, and their influence. (view table of contents)

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9780743407274 | Ibooks, October 1, 2000, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The author of More Things in Heaven and Earth provides a firsthand account of the 1999 solar eclipse that describes his observations of and reactions to the event and discusses the history of solar eclipses, why they happen, and their influence.

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Offers an introduction to astronomy, and includes advice on observing the stars and planets (view table of contents)
By David H. Levy and John O'Byrne (editor)

Hardcover:

9780783547510 | Time Life Education, September 1, 1995, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Offers an introduction to astronomy, and includes advice on observing the stars and planets

Paperback:

9780737000795 | Time Life Education, March 1, 2000, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Offers an introduction to astronomy, and includes advice on observing the stars and planets

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A virtual reality laboratory on CD-ROM complements a fascinating look at recent developments in the fields of quantum physics and space science, discussing topics ranging from quarks and quasars to stars and galaxies. (view table of contents)

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9780671012045 | Hardcover with CD edition (Byron Preiss Multimedia Books, November 1, 1998), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A virtual reality laboratory on CD-ROM complements a look at recent developments in the fields of quantum physics and space science, discussing topics ranging from quarks and quasars to stars and galaxies

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Product Description: David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground zero as comets take form, we track the paths their icy, rocky masses take around our universe and investigate the enormous potential that future comets have to directly affect the way we live on this planet and what we might find as we travel to other planets...read more

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9780684852553 | Touchstone Books, May 20, 1998, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A guide to the history of comets explores the perennial beliefs that comets affect human behavior and foretell the future, the possibility of a comet's collision with Earth, and the latest discoveries

Miscellaneous:

9781439136898 | Touchstone Books, May 20, 1998, cover price $12.99

Prebinding:

9781439503881 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 26, 2008), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life.

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Product Description: Variable star astronomy is one field that still allows amateur astronomers to make significant contributions to the advancement of science. Everyone can play a part in variable star observations, using a small telescope, binoculars, or even the naked eye...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521321136 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1989, cover price $73.99 | About this edition: Variable star astronomy is one field that still allows amateur astronomers to make significant contributions to the advancement of science.

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9780521627559 | 2 sub edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, May 1, 1998), cover price $64.99 | About this edition: Variable star astronomy is one field that still allows amateur astronomers to make significant contributions to the advancement of science.

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