e99 Online Shopping Mall

Geometry.Net - the online learning center Help  
Home  - Scientists - Stefan Peter (Books)

  Back | 21-40 of 100 | Next 20
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

click price to see details     click image to enlarge     click link to go to the store

21. Wirtschaftslehre Industrie. Allgemeine
22. Kurzkommentar zum ABGB: Allgemeines
23. Kursbuch 4. Sport und Gesellschaft.
24. Kursbuch 1. Sportbiologie. Kursbuch
25. Conditionality Revisited: Concepts,
26. Law and Film (Journal of Law and
27. Oliver on Free Movement of Goods
28. Aquaporins, Volume 51 (Current
29. Handbook of Medical Sociology,
30. Thumb Culture: The Meaning of
31. Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1
32. Von den Dingen: Gegenstande in
33. Not Safe After Dark
34. Peter the Brazen
35. Columbo.: Das grosse Buch für
36. Debating World Literature
37. Period Mappings and Period Domains
38. Alibi and Other Poems
39. Multiagent Engineering: Theory
40. Atlas of the Messier Objects:

21. Wirtschaftslehre Industrie. Allgemeine Wirtschaftslehre. Spezielle Wirtschaftslehre. (Lernmaterialien)
by Stefan Kurtenbach, Jürgen Müller, Peter Nedele, Thomas Ohlhauser, Walter Rafalski, Klaus-Jürgen Richtsteiger
Paperback: 628 Pages (2002-04-01)
-- used & new: US$40.40
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 380859795X
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

22. Kurzkommentar zum ABGB: Allgemeines bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, Ehegesetz, Konsumentenschutzgesetz, IPR-Gesetz, Rom I- und Rom II-VO (German Edition)
Hardcover: 2328 Pages (2010-11-12)
list price: US$319.00 -- used & new: US$290.14
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 3709101719
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Auch in seiner dritten Auflage behandelt der KBB in kompakter, systematischer und praxisnaher Weise ABGB, EheG, KSchG und IPRG. Neu hinzugekommen sind die prägnanten Kommentie-rungen der international-privatrechtlichen EG-Verordnungen Rom I und Rom II, verfasst durch Richter des OGH. Neben der Einarbeitung aktueller Judikatur und Literatur wurden alle rele-vanten Gesetzesänderungen berücksichtigt, so dass sich die Kommentierung auf dem Stand vom 1.8.2010 befindet. Bedacht genommen wurde dabei etwa auf die Neugestaltung des Dar-lehens- und Kreditrechts, auf Änderungen im Insolvenzrecht und auf die Einführung eines Gesetzes über eingetragene gleich-geschlechtliche Partnerschaften. Aktualität, Praktikabilität, höchstgerichtliche Judikatur sowie weiterführende Problem-aufbereitung stehen auch in der Neubearbeitung im Vorder-grund. Das bewährte 20-köpfige Team der Autorinnen und  Autoren, das ganz überwiegend aus dem Obersten Gerichtshof und aus der Rechtswissenschaft, aber auch aus dem Bereich des Justizministeriums stammt, blieb unverändert.

... Read more

23. Kursbuch 4. Sport und Gesellschaft. Kursbuch für die Sporttheorie in der Schule.
by Peter Röthig, Stefan Größing
Paperback: 182 Pages (2002-09-01)
-- used & new: US$66.05
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 3785316666
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

24. Kursbuch 1. Sportbiologie. Kursbuch für die Sporttheorie in der Schule.
by Helmut Lötzerich, Eide-Dietmar Lübs, Peter Kapustin, Stefan Größing, Dieter Böhmer, Peter Röthig
Paperback: Pages (2001-09-01)
-- used & new: US$66.16
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 3785316534
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

25. Conditionality Revisited: Concepts, Experiences, And Lessons Learned (Lessons from Experience)
Paperback: 273 Pages (2005-03-30)
list price: US$30.00 -- used & new: US$15.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0821360132
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

26. Law and Film (Journal of Law and Society)
by Peter Robson
Paperback: 160 Pages (2001-06-18)
list price: US$45.95 -- used & new: US$41.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0631228160
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
This collection brings together contemporary work from Britain, Germany and the United States on how law and lawyers have been represented in film, particularly in the past 40 years. The collection recognises the major influence of Hollywood and the American legal system and seeks to explore the nature and significance of this dominance.

  • A historical dimension to the portrayal of law and film.
  • The nature and actual impact of the dominant Anglo-American portrayal is include.
  • A European dimension is provided.
... Read more

27. Oliver on Free Movement of Goods in the European Union
Hardcover: 534 Pages (2010-09-02)
list price: US$190.00 -- used & new: US$180.49
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 184113810X
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
This is a new edition of Peter Oliver's classic work "Free Movement of Goods in the European Community" (now, in the light of the Lisbon Treaty revisions "European Union") which has established itself as one of the leading works of reference on European law for practitioners and academics alike. Indeed, whether advising clients or preparing for teaching there is no European lawyer who can afford not to have a copy of this book close to hand. Concise, precise, and lucid, the book has become the first port of call for anyone seeking answers to questions about the foundations of free movement of goods in the EU. With specialist chapters written by leading academic and practising lawyers, including Peter Oliver himself, this edition has been extensively rewritten to take into account recent judgments from the ECJ, including important cases such as C-110/05 Commission v Italy ('trailers') and C- 142/05 Mickelsson ('jet skis'), both of which relate to restrictions on the use of goods. It also takes account of all the recent European legislation and the impact of the Lisbon Treaty. ... Read more

28. Aquaporins, Volume 51 (Current Topics in Membranes)
Hardcover: 390 Pages (2001-04-11)
list price: US$187.00 -- used & new: US$187.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0121533514
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Aquaporins summarizes the present knowledge in this expanding field of research, starting with the structural analysis of water channel proteins. Subsequent chapters begin with mammalian aquaporins, examining physiology and pathophysiology, analysis of knock-out model animals, and the regulation of aquaporin function. Also covered is the distribution and regulation of aquaporins in plants and the function of water and glycerol channels in microbial systems. ... Read more

29. Handbook of Medical Sociology, Sixth Edition
Paperback: 512 Pages (2010-11-29)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$37.54
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0826517218
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Composed entirely of specially commissioned chapters by some of the outstanding scholars in medical sociology, this edition reflects important changes in the study of health and illness. In addition to updated and reconceived chapters on the impacts of gender, race, and inequality on health, this volume has new chapters on topics that include:

--social networks, neighborhoods, and social capital


--dying and "the right to die"

--health disparities

--the growing influence of the pharmaceutical industry

--the internet

--evidence-based medicine and quality of care

--health social movements


--religion, spirituality, and health ... Read more

30. Thumb Culture: The Meaning of Mobile Phones for Society
Paperback: 280 Pages (2005-10-01)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$27.55
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 3899424034
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

31. Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1
by Stefan Denninger, Ingo Peters, with Rob Castenada
Paperback: 480 Pages (2003-04-08)
list price: US$49.99 -- used & new: US$0.55
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 1590590880
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) is a server-side component model for transaction-aware distributed enterprise applications, written in the Java programming language. Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1 details the architecture of the Enterprise JavaBeans component model.

After the authors introduce the component paradigm, they move on to cover EJB architecture basics. Building on the foundation formed in those introductory topics, they discuss the different component types (session-, entity-, and message-driven beans) in detail. This is followed by a comprehensive introduction to the Java Message Service (JMS), so you understand the ideas behind asynchronous and parallel processing provided through message-driven beans. Transactions, security, and the newly introduced timer service round out the book.

This invaluable resource also discusses topics beyond the specification: inheritance, coupling of EJB components, quality assurance, and more. After reading this book, you'll understand the benefits and the limits of EJB and have the knowledge necessary to turn business requirements into EJB-based applications.

... Read more

Customer Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars A basic review, but not much more
Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1 by Denninger and Peters is a basic summary of all of the major features of EJBs.It covers the typical J2EE architecture, the three types of beans, issues such as transactionality and security, and gives some examples where EJBs would be useful - all of the standard stuff such a book would be expected to contain.It would serve fairly well as an introduction to EJB concepts or as a reference.

The book is not much more than this, though.I would have liked to have read about some of the authors' real experience with EJB's, both good and bad.What are their opinions on the high points or J2EE, as well as the shortfalls?What are some of the practical aspects that tend to trip up people and organizations who use EJBs?Every developer who has used J2EE knows it is not always easy, it is not always container- or platform-independent, and the solutions are not always the best (take, for example, CMP, especially pre-EJB 2.0).For example, this sentence from the book, while clearly an ideal espoused by Sun, is something many experienced developers have learned is not always achieved: "In the development of enterprise-related logic in Enterprise Beans the developer is freed totally from having to deal with technical system issues".Finally, based on the title of the book, I was hoping for a section on what's new in EJB 2.1, but instead found only occasional mentions of 2.1 features throughout the different sections.

I wouldn't recommend Enterprise JavaBeans 2.1, except perhaps as a first introduction.It's too much a straightforward summary of the EJB specification that could have come straight from Sun Microsystems, and is lacking much realistic advice on EJB usage.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice Introduction to EJB
This book is aimed towards the experienced Java developer who is familiar with distributed environments, Servlets, JSPs, and JDBC and wants to get a good in-depth introduction into Enterprise JavaBeans. The book starts with an introduction to EJB technology and the EJB architecture in general.This book is translated into English and these beginning chapters seem to suffer a little bit in the translation as some of the sentences are poorly constructed.The later chapters don't have this problem however. After the introduction, the book covers each of the different types of beans (session, entity, and message) in detail with a discussion of when and how to use them.Examples of their use from both the server and client side are provided.The deployment descriptors for each type are also covered.Transactions and security are discussed with examples that help to clearly explain how these mechanisms work in EJBs.The authors then discuss some of the practical issues that arise when developing an EJB application such as performance and bean interaction.In the final chapter, the authors explain where EJB fits in with Web Services and then give a brief discussion of the standard timer service added to EJB 2.1.The authors do a good job of not just showing how to use EJBs but also explaining what it is and why you would want to use it.The level of detail makes this a good book for both developers and architects. ... Read more

32. Von den Dingen: Gegenstande in der zeitgenossischen Kunst (Stefan Altenburger, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Bendicht Fivian ...) (German Edition)
 Paperback: 107 Pages (1996)

Isbn: 3893228853
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

33. Not Safe After Dark
by Peter Robinson
Audio CD: Pages (2006-05-31)
list price: US$21.62 -- used & new: US$1.50
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 1933299770
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Creator of the international, top-selling Inspector Banks series, Peter Robinson is as deft and imaginative in these succinct and tightly-plotted stories as he is in his novels. This grouping of four tales includes two Inspector Banks mysteries, "Summer Rain" and "The Good Partner," set in his usual Yorkshire habitat. Also included are "The Duke’s Wife," a macabre Renaissance murder tale, and the title story, creepy enough to convince many people to forego the pleasures of an evening stroll. Peter Robinson has received the Arthur Ellis, Macavity, and Edgar Awards.

Each of the three narrators on this program is an Audie award winner. Stephen Hoye starred in the British TV shows Crossroads and Shelly. Gabrielle de Cuir is a multiple recipient of AudioFile’s Earphones Award, and his extensive stage and screen credits include The American President. Stefan Rudnicki, narrator on numerous audiobooks, is also a Grammy award-winning audio producer.Amazon.com Review
Peter Robinson is an English-born Canadian mystery writer whose work has been popular on both sides of the Atlantic.His novels featuring Yorkshire policeman Alan Banks include Gallow's View, Wednesday's Child, Blood at the Root, and, most recently, In a Dry Season. Like many of the genre's most accomplished practitioners, he is also an excellent short story writer, and, thanks to the special mission of the small Norfolk, Virginia, publishing house, Crippen & Landru, nearly all of Robinson's story output to date has been collected in this splendidly readable, highly intelligent volume of 13 tales.Not Safe After Dark contains three Inspector Banks stories that, like the longer works featuring that character, are contemporary plots with that Golden Age feel so cherished by many readers.There is also Robinson's first private-eye story, "Some Land in Florida," and his first historically set tale, "The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage" (inspired, he says, by his interest in Thomas Hardy), which was good enough to be selected for the prestigious annual volume of The Best American Mystery Stories.

One of the features that most interested me about this collection is how comfortable Robinson is in the different settings he selects.Whether it's the British Midlands or the condo coasts of Florida, Peter Robinson is such a keen observer of human nature that he keeps readers satisfied wherever he takes them.It is worth noting that in "Some Land in Florida," his private investigator, Jack Erwin, is given to sitting under the palm trees, smoking a cigar, nursing a whiskey and reading Robertson Davies! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended
I've been waiting for every new Peter Robinson's book for over ten years now after I read his award winning short story "Innocence" back in 1991. "Innocence" is a fascinating harrowing story about a man whose life was ruined only because he happened to be in the wrong place in the wrong time. The subject is not new or original but if you read the story, you will never forget it. "Innocence" was published in the collection of the best mystery short stories of 1989, I believe. The book consisted of about fifty first class works but "Innocence" was the only one that has stayed with me for all these years.""Innocence" is a shining star of the excellent collection "Not Safe After Dark And Other Stories" that is a great introduction to Mr. Robinson's writings and consists of thirteen short stories. In addition to "Innocence", my favorites are "The Two Ladies of Rose Cottage" which was inspired by Robinson's interest in Thomas Hardy's writings, "Fan Mail"- darkly hilarious with a wonderful twist, and short but outstanding with the completely unexpected and fascinating end, "Carrion".

Robinson is the author of 16 novels with the main character, Yorkshire Chief Inspector Alan Banks who is a successful and shrewd investigator but also a very intelligent man, the great fan of good music and English literature. All novels are not only the first -rate crime stories but also very well written works of literature with the interesting characters. Alan Banks appears in three of this collection's 13 stories.

That's what Stephen King has said of Peter Robinson's books: "The Alan Banks mystery-suspense novels are, simply put, the best series now on the market. In fact, this may be the best series of British novels since the novels of Patrick O'Brian. Try one and tell me I'm wrong." I can only say to that: "Tell me something I don't know already".

4-0 out of 5 stars A Collection of Short Stories

Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and is the author of a number of previous novels featuring Inspector Banks. He is the winner of numerous awards in the United States, Britain and Canada, and in 2002 he won the CWA Dagger in the Library. As I also come from Leeds the background to his stories is something that I have experienced first hand and because of this I have a special affection for his books. However they would be first class crime fiction wherever they were based.

This is Peter Robinson's first collection of short stories. Asrule I am not a lover of short stories, preferring something I can get my "teeth into."But on this occasion I was pleasantly surprised. I found the book to be full of good and interesting stories.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not Safe After Dark
If one were to have a serious complaint to put forth about this good anthology by Petewr Robinson it would be that the marvelous Inspector Alan Banks is present in only three of the stories herein.Nothing futher need be said to the growing number of Banks devotees in the U.S. but the uninitiated may wish to know more.The stories which feature Robinson's compassionate'music-loving and ultimately very tough British policeman are just interesting enough to whet the appetites of those who love P.D> James's Dalgleish and Ruth Rendell's Wexford.They are well worth the reading of them but Robinson reveals himself to be far more than a one-trick pony as he ranges beyond his stellar creation to construct short gems that are often as lyrical as they are true to the protocols of his genre. ... Read more

34. Peter the Brazen
by George F Worts
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-07-25)
list price: US$3.99
Asin: B002IYFCJA
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
"Excerpt from the book..."
"How serene the joy,
when things that are made for each other meet
and are joined;
but ah,--
how rarely they meet and are joined, the things
that are made for each other!"
... Read more

35. Columbo.: Das grosse Buch für Fans.
by Armin,Fuchs, Stefan re: Peter Falk Aka Columbo Block
 Hardcover: 285 Pages (1998)

Isbn: 3896021672
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

36. Debating World Literature
Paperback: 288 Pages (2004-02-28)
list price: US$22.00 -- used & new: US$22.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 1859844588
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
In the continuing debates about the cultural dimensions of globalization, the question of "literature" has been something of a poor relation. This volume seeks to redress the balance. Its starting point is Goethe's idea of Weltliteratur, from which it travels out to various parts of the globe at different historical junctures. Its concerns include the legacy of Goethe's idea, variable understandings of the term "literature" itself, cross-cultural encounters (the contact of the oral and the written, the paradoxes of "exoticism"), the nature of "small literatures", and the cultural politics of literary genres (poetry and the novel). The underlying objective of the volume is to transcend the pieties and simplifications of polemic in a reach for the complexity embodied in the linking of the two terms "world" and "literature".

Contributors: Benedict Anderson, Emily Apter, Stanley Corngold, Nicholas Dew, Simon Goldhill, Stephen Heath, Stephan Hoesel-Uhlig, Peter Madsen, Franco Moretti, Christopher Prendergast, Timothy J. Reiss, Bruce Clunies Ross, John Sturrock, Elisa Sampson Vera Tudela. ... Read more

37. Period Mappings and Period Domains (Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics)
by James Carlson, Stefan Müller-Stach, Chris Peters
Hardcover: 448 Pages (2003-10-20)
list price: US$115.00 -- used & new: US$102.35
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0521814669
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
The concept of a period of an elliptic integral goes back to the 18th century. Later Abel, Gauss, Jacobi, Legendre, Weierstrass and others made a systematic study of these integrals. Rephrased in modern terminology, these give a way to encode how the complex structure of a two-torus varies, thereby showing that certain families contain all elliptic curves. Generalizing to higher dimensions resulted in the formulation of the celebrated Hodge conjecture, and in an attempt to solve this, Griffiths generalized the classical notion of period matrix and introduced period maps and period domains which reflect how the complex structure for higher dimensional varieties varies. The basic theory as developed by Griffiths is explained in the first part of the book. Then, in the second part spectral sequences and Koszul complexes are introduced and are used to derive results about cycles on higher dimensional algebraic varieties such as the Noether-Lefschetz theorem and Nori's theorem. Finally, in the third part differential geometric methods are explained leading up to proofs of Arakelov-type theorems, the theorem of the fixed part, the rigidity theorem, and more. Higgs bundles and relations to harmonic maps are discussed, and this leads to striking results such as the fact that compact quotients of certain period domains can never admit a Kahler metric or that certain lattices in classical Lie groups can't occur as the fundamental group of a Kahler manifold. ... Read more

38. Alibi and Other Poems
by Stefan Aug. Doinas
Paperback: 32 Pages (1975-06-30)

Isbn: 0856460214
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description
Stefan Aug. Doinas, born in 1922, is recognized as one of the outstanding figures to have emerged in Romania's poetic renaissance since the war. This selection of his poetry, the first to be published in English translation, marks the occasion of his appearance at London's Poetry International Festival in June 1975. ... Read more

39. Multiagent Engineering: Theory and Applications in Enterprises (International Handbooks on Information Systems)
 Paperback: 626 Pages (2010-11-02)
list price: US$239.00 -- used & new: US$189.54
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 3642068480
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

This book gives detailed descriptions of the development of two large scale multiagent systems: Agent.Hospital and Agent.Enterprise. These two systems have been developed in close cooperation with more than 20 enterprises and hospitals. They demonstrate clearly that multiagent technology has a great potential for innovative information systems, if a high degree of flexibility of the overall systems is required, e.g. because human actors and technical systems exhibit a great degree of local autonomy, or if the work environment is highly dynamic.

... Read more

40. Atlas of the Messier Objects: Highlights of the Deep Sky
by Ronald Stoyan, Stefan Binnewies, Susanne Friedrich
Hardcover: 370 Pages (2008-10-27)
list price: US$58.00 -- used & new: US$35.40
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: 0521895545
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan
Editorial Review

Product Description

• Simply THE most comprehensive guide to the Messier Objects ever published

• Combines detailed historical, astrophysical, statistical and observing information for each object with stunning astrophotos and telescope sketches

• Reproduces the text of Messier's famous catalog, along with biographies of Messier and his contemporaries

• Compares modern views with historical sketches from Lord Rosse, John Herschel and other illustrious figures

The 110 star clusters, nebulae and galaxies of Messier's famous catalog are among the most popular of all the deep sky objects and are beautiful targets for amateur observers of all abilities. This stunning new atlas presents a complete and lively account of all of the Messier objects. Details for each object include a thoroughly researched history of its discovery, historical observations and anecdotes, the latest scientific data detailing its astrophysical findings, and descriptions for observers to view the objects, be it with the naked eye or a large telescope. This atlas has some of the world's finest color astrophotos, labeled photos pointing to hidden details and neighboring objects, as well as historical sketches by well-known figures alongside new deep sky drawings. Quite simply, this is THE most far-reaching and beautiful reference on the Messier objects there has ever been, and one that no observer should be without! ... Read more

Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must for the Astronomy Nut
I got "Atlas of the Messier Objects - Highlights of the Deep Sky" by Ronald Stoyan this week. It is a well designed large format book that covers eack of the 110 Messier Objects in detail. There are also sections of Charles Messier's life, the telescopes he used, the history of his catalog et cetera.

This book would not be very useful in locating the Messier Objects, but it is great if you want to know what the objects are, their history and so on. There are also observing tips, drawings and photos of each object and (best of all) historical drawings of many of the objects by Messier, Herschel and others.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Messier book -- Stoyan
This is by far the most impressive book on the Messier Objects that I've encountered.Large format high quality astrophotos in full color.Each object discussed in terms of history, astrophysics, and observation at-the-eyepiece.Ten full pages on M42 alone !This book is absolutely top notch.

I have two other Messier books:"The Messier Album" by Mallas and Kreimer, and "The Messier Objects" by O'Meara.Both of these books are useful, especially for visual observers, but Stoyan's book is in a class by itself.

5-0 out of 5 stars Probably the best book on the Messier objects
Finding all 110 of the Messier objects has long been a rite of passage for generations of amateur astronomers. I remember taking 6 months to finish the list with a 4" refractor when I was just starting out- nothing could compare with the excitement of each discovery and my notebook with sketches and notes is still one of my treasured items.

This book is a monumental achievement in many ways. The level of scholarship is very high. The author clearly knows his stuff and has done his research thoroughly. I enjoyed in particular reading about Charles Messier's life and the historical context in which he lived his life and carried out his discoveries. Also insightful were mention of his many contemporaries and peers.

The separate listings of Messier objects is very well organized- I especially like the well-written "Astrophysics" sections that explain in sufficient detail each object. The author always informs, and never talks over or down at you. It is a rare ability and one that works well for a book that is targeted towards a wide audience.

The photos and sketches are well done. Kind of a nice synthesis of Kenneth Glyn Jones' and O'Meara's individually superb books on the Messier objects. The author keeps focus pretty much on the objects, and avoids tangents into surrounding IC and NGC objects.

All in all, a very well produced book and one definitely for my collection.

4-0 out of 5 stars Creative, passionate, and fresh look at the old time favourites "The Messier Objects"
Few books come along and address a subject that has been previously extensively covered and manage to make an impression; well this is on of them. If you have never heard of the "Messier Objects", if you are getting to know the "Messier Objects", or you have had enough of them and accumulated a few books on the subject, is this book for you? Well, Absolutely YES!

Experience the Messier Objects in whole new way, starting with the history of "Charles Messier" the comet hunter [if I may call him that], old Paris, historical publications from the archives, and of course the 110 Messier Objects. The book reads like a little adventure of astronomical history which is quiet enjoyable and refreshing, its not a mere list and co-ordinates but a passion building exercise that gets you eager to read about each fascinating object and go find it for your self and relive the moment. Nothing feels as wonderful and exhilarating than being able to relive history and view it with you own eye(s) or telescope.

How about the objects? Each "Messier Object" gets it moment of glory with little "Bullet Notes" about its Coordinates, Constellation Magnitude and few others; but then comes the "History", "Astrophysics" and "Observation"and some nice drawing of how the object visually looks and a Good Quality Image.

So is this the ultimate book? There is still space for improvement, let take for example my favourite object "M16 - Eagle Nebula", I would expect a Map showing the Constellation Serpents with the key stars and Co-ordinates and the location of the Eagle Nebula highlighted clearly. The included map is too small and may not be practical for locating objects, but rather to give you a broad idea where its located. It would be nice to have a little "Eyepiece" view at different magnifications of how the Nebula will look for the Amateur observer using an average telescope on a typical night, but that is missing. Oh, the drawing of the Nebula is good and gives you a clear idea of how the object will eventually look once you locate it, and the High Quality Images are superb, but I would argue that we all have a nice Star Atlas that shows all of these objects and a few books on how to locate and zoom in on a specific object using its co-ordinates, GOTO or proximity to other stars and objects.

I love the book; and I'm torn between giving it 4 or 5 stars. I guess I got so hooked on this book that I want other books to have the same quality as this book does while keeping the door open for improvements.

Hand in hand with a Sky Atlas you have a historical adventure ahead of you!! Enjoy!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book!
I received this book today and it's everything the hype says it is. Hard-cover, beautiful, and complete. Everything is here, the comprehensive history, Messier's own notes, drawings and stunning pictures, all the basic facts about each object, a map of the full sky showing the location of all 110 objects, etc, etc. When I saw the photos of Messier's observatory at Hotel de Cluny in Paris, I realised with some dismay that I had been there without realising it's connection to Messier (It's now the Museum of the Middle Ages)! The book contains much more than just information about the 110 objects. For example the diagrams on the spectral types of stars and stellar evolution are superb. This book is so complete, if you want just one book on the Messier objects this is it. Very strongly recommended. ... Read more

  Back | 21-40 of 100 | Next 20
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  

Prices listed on this site are subject to change without notice.
Questions on ordering or shipping? click here for help.

site stats