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  • THE MOVEMENT OF STARS, by Brill, Amy.
    Brill, Amy.
    THE MOVEMENT OF STARS,

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2013). First edition - The author's first novel, inspired by the work of Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer in America. "Set in 1845 Nantucket, Hannah Gardner Price has lived all twenty-four years of her life according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community in which she was raised, where simplicity and restraint are valued above all, and a womans path is expected to lead to marriage and motherhood. But up on the rooftop each night, Hannah pursues a very different and elusive goal: discovering a comet and thereby winning a gold medal awarded by the King of Denmark, something unheard of for a woman. And then she meets Isaac Martin, a young,…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2013). First edition - The author's first novel, inspired by the work of Maria Mitchell, the first professional female astronomer in America. "Set in 1845 Nantucket, Hannah Gardner Price has lived all twenty-four years of her life according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community in which she was raised, where simplicity and restraint are valued above all, and a womans path is expected to lead to marriage and motherhood. But up on the rooftop each night, Hannah pursues a very different and elusive goal: discovering a comet and thereby winning a gold medal awarded by the King of Denmark, something unheard of for a woman. And then she meets Isaac Martin, a young, dark-skinned whaler from the Azores who, like herself, has ambitions beyond his expected station in life. Drawn to his intellectual curiosity and honest manner, Hannah agrees to take Isaac on as a student." Author's note, sources. 386 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77531
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  • Davis, Kenneth C.
    DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE UNIVERSE: Everything You Need to Know About the Cosmos but Never Learned.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A lively, readable guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people that have shaped space exoloration, from the beginning of civilization to the present - written mostly in a question and answer format, this book is both educational and entertaining. Scattered throughout the book are several time lines and chronological lists, glossaries and definitions. Illustrated with cartoons, includes references and resources (both books and websites), index. 344 pp. SIGNED by the author on the title page, with 2001 and a question mark. ISBN: 0-060194596.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 32616
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  • FLANAGAN'S VERSION : A Spectator's Guide to Science on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century. by Flanagan, Dennis.
    Flanagan, Dennis.
    FLANAGAN'S VERSION : A Spectator's Guide to Science on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Individual chapters focus on physics, astronomy, geology, biology and technology, and make complex ideas understandable. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the noted collector Larry Owens with the comment "A true reader. Someone who remembers what he has read!" Index. x. 172 pp. ISBN: 0-394555473.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67713
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  • Goldsmith, Donald W.
    VOYAGE TO THE MILKY WAY : The Future of Space Exploration.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York TV Books, (1999.). First edition - Book about future space travel, author is an award-winning astronomer, analyzes our impulse to colonize the solar system.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 28175
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  • TWO MOONS. by Mallon, Thomas.
    Mallon, Thomas.
    TWO MOONS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fourth novel, set in Washington DC in 1877, in the turbulent Reconstruction years - a novel which blends facts and fiction in this story of Hugh Allison and Cynthia May - and one which combines elements ranging from history to astronomy to love and politics into a seamless and coherent whole. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-375400257.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 39143
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