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Science Books at the Advanced Level

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Ahrens, C. Donald. Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment. Fourth Edition.
1991, West Publishing Company.
Level: Advanced. College-level textbook for students taking an introductory course on the atmospheric environment.

Arnold, H.J.P. Man in Space: an Illustrated History of Space Flight.
1993, SMITHMARK Publishers Inc.
Level: Advanced.

Audouze, Jean and Guy Israel. The Cambridge Atlas of Astronomy. Third edition.
1994, Cambridge University Press.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Aveni, Anthony F. Ancient Astronomers.
1993, St. Remy Press.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Batson, Raymond M. Voyager 1 and 2 Atlas of Six Saturnian Satellites.
1984, NASA Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Beatty, J. Kelley and Andrew Chaikin, Eds. The New Solar System.
1990, Sky Publishing Corporation & Cambridge University Press.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Berman, Bob. Secrets of the Night Sky: The Most Amazing Things in the Universe You Can See with the Naked Eye.
1995, HarperPerennial.
Level: Advanced.

Brandt, John C. Comets: Readings from Scientific American.
1981, W.H. Freeman and Company.
Level: Advanced.

Brekke, Asgeir and Alv Egeland. The Northern Light: From Mythology to Space Research.
1983, Springer-Verlag.
Level: Advanced.

Cattermole, Peter. Earth and Other Planets: Geology and Space Research.
1995, Oxford University Press.
Level: Advanced.

Cattermole, Peter. Mars: The Story of the Red Planet.
1992, Chapman & Hall.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Challoner, Jack. The Visual Dictionary of Physics.
1995, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Level: Advanced.

Chartrand, Mark R. National Audobon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky.
1991, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Level: Advanced.

Cornelius, Geoffrey and Paul Devereux. The Secret Language of the Stars and Planets: a Visual Key to the Heavens.
1996, Chronicle Books.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Curtis, Anthony R. Space Almanac. Second edition.
1992, Gulf Publishing Company.
Level: Advanced.

Curtis, Anthony R. Space Satellite Handbook. Third edition.
1994, Gulf Publishing Company.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Davies, J.K. Space Exploration.
1992, W & R Chambers Ltd.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Desonie, Dana. Cosmic Collisions.
1996, Henry Holt and Company.
Level: Advanced.

Dickinson, Terence. Exploring the Night Sky: the Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners.
1987, Firefly Books.
Level: Advanced.

Dickinson, Terence. Nightwatch: an Equinox Guide to Viewing the Universe.
1983, Camden House.
Level: Advanced.

Eather, Robert H. Majestic Lights: The Aurora in Science, History, and the Arts.
1980, American Geophysical Union.
Level: Advanced.

Eden, Philip and Clint Twist. Pockets Weather Facts.
1995, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Level: All.

Epstein, Lewis Carroll. Relativity Visualized.
1992, Insight Press.
Level: Advanced.

Exploring Physical Science.
1995, Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Level: Advanced. High school textbook.

Fimmel, Richard O., Lawrence Colin, and Eric Burgess. Pioneering Venus: A Planet Unveiled.
1995, Prepared at NASA Ames Research Center.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

From, Lester D. and Allen E. Staver. Fundamentals of Weather: a Workbook Approach.
1979, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Greeley, Ronald. Planetary Landscapes. Second edition.
1994, Chapman & Hall.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Haber-Schaim, Uri et. al. PSSC Physics. Seventh Edition.
1991, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Level: Advanced. Textbook.

Hamburg, Michael. Astronomy Made Simple.
1993, A Made Simple Book, Doubleday.
Level: Advanced.

Hargreaves, J.K. The Upper Atmosphere and Solar-Terrestrial Relations: An introduction to the aerospace environment.
1979, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. Ltd.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Hartmann, William K. Moons and Planets. Third edition.
1993, Wadsworth Publishing Company.
Level: Advanced. College-level textbook.

Hoagland, Mahlon and Bert Dodson. The Way Life Works.
1995, Times Books, Random House Inc.
Level: Advanced.

Kolb, Rocky. Blind Watchers of the Sky: The People and Ideas that Shaped Our View of the Universe.
1996, Helix Books, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Lakota Star Knowledge: Studies in Lakota Stellar Theology.
1992, Sinte Gleska University.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Lang, Kenneth R. Sun, Earth and Sky.
1995, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Lang, Kenneth R. and Charles A. Whitney. Wanderers in Space: Exploration and Discovery in the Solar System.
1991, Cambridge University Press.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Lewis, John S. and Ronald G. Prinn. Planets and their Atmospheres: Origin and Evolution.
1984, Academic Press, Inc.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Logsdon, John M., Ed. Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program. Volume I: Organizing for Exploration.
1995, The NASA History Series, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Marov, Mikhail Ya. and David H. Grinspoon The Planet Venus.
1998, Yale Planetary Exploration Series. ISBN 0-300-04975-7.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Magellan: Revealing the Face of Venus.
1993, US Government Printing Office.
Level: Advanced.

Dinosaur! The Definitive Account of the "Terrible Lizards" who Roamed the Earth 160 Million Years Ago.
1991, Prentice Hall General Reference.
Level: Advanced.
Based on the acclaimed four-part A&E television series hosted by Walter Cronkite.

North, John. The Norton History of Astronomy and Cosmology.
1995, W.W. Norton & Company.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Norton, O. Richard. Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters.
1994, Mountain Press Publishing Company.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Odenwald, Sten. The 23rd Cycle: Learning to Live with a Stormy Star .
2000, Columbia University Press.
Level: Advanced.

Ordway, Frederick I. and Randy Liebermann. Blueprint for Space: Science Fiction to Science Fact.
1992, Smithsonian Institution Press.
Level: Advanced.

Phillips, Kenneth J.H. Guide to the Sun.
1992, Cambridge University Press.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Ridpath, Ian and Wil Tirion. The Monthly Sky Guide. Fourth edition.
1996, Cambridge University Press.
Level: Advanced.

Roth, Gunter Dietmar. Compendium of Practical Astronomy, Volume 1: Instrumentation and Reduction Techniques. Translated and revised by Harry J. Augensen and Wulff D. Heintz.
1994, Springer-Verlag.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Roth, Gunter Dietmar. Compendium of Practical Astronomy, Volume 2: Earth and Solar System. Translated and revised by Harry J. Augensen and Wulff D. Heintz.
1994, Springer-Verlag.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Roth, Gunter Dietmar. Compendium of Practical Astronomy, Volume 3: Stars and Stellar Systems. Translated and revised by Harry J. Augensen and Wulff D. Heintz.
1994, Springer-Verlag.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Sagan, Carl. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space.
1994, Random House.
Level: Advanced.

Scientific American special issue. Life in the Universe.
1995, W.H. Freeman and Company.
Level: Advanced.

Silk, Joseph. A Short History of the Universe.
1994, Scientific American Library.
Level: Advanced. College-level. General Science/Astronomy.

Smoot, George and Keay Davidson. Wrinkles in Time.
1993, Avon Books.
Level: Advanced. College-level. General Science/Cosmology.

Space Studies Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications. Biological Contamination of Mars: Issues and Recommendations.
1992, National Academy Press.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Spencer, John R. and Jacqueline Mitton. The Great Comet Crash: The Impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter.
1995, Cambridge University Press.
Level: Advanced.

Spitzer, Cary R. Viking Orbiter Views of Mars.
1980, NASA Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Stott, Carole and Clint Twist. Pockets Space Facts.
1995, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Level: All.

Thorne, Kip S. Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy.
1994, W.W. Norton & Company.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Time-Life Books, Eds. The UFO Phenomenon.
1987, Time-Life Books.
Level: Advanced.

Tyner, Richard L. and Roger D. Carroll. A Catalog of Selected Viking Orbiter Images.
1983, NASA Scientific and Technical Information Branch.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

The Visual Dictionary of the Earth.
1993, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Level: Advanced.

The Visual Dictionary of the Universe.
1993, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Level: Advanced.

Watters, Thomas R. Planets: A Smithsonian Guide (The Story of Our Solar System--From Earth to the Farthest Planet and Beyond).
1995, Macmillan.
Level: Advanced.

Wentzel, Donat G. The Restless Sun.
1989, Smithsonian Institution Press.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

Williams, Jack. USA Today: The Weather Book: an Easy-to-Understand Guide to the USA's Weather.
1992, Vintage Books, Random House, Inc.
Level: Advanced.

Wood, John A. The Solar System.
1979, Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

The World Book of Space Exploration: Space Travel.
1989, World Book, Inc.
Level: Advanced.

Wynn-Williams, Gareth. The Fullness of Space: Nebulae, Stardust, and the Interstellar Medium.
1992, Cambridge University Press.
Level: Advanced. College-level.

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