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Swamp Gas Times: My Two Decades on the UFO Beat
By Brand: Anomalist Books
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ean: 9781933665450, isbn: 9781933665450,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
SWAMP GAS TIMES is a revealing memoir by a journalist who covered the UFO field for more than twenty years. This honest, behind-the-scenes look at how the media handle UFO stories also examines the dramatic events and major players that transformed UFO research for a quarter century.Used Book in Good Condition.

The Greatest Comets in History: Broom Stars and Celestial Scimitars (Astronomers' Universe)
By Springer
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ean: 9780387095127, isbn: 9780387095127,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews
Naked-eye comets are far from uncommon. As a rough average, one appears every 18 months or thereabouts, and it is not very unusual to see more than two in a single year. The record so far seems to have been 2004, with a total of five comets visible without optical aid. But 2006, 1970, and 1911 were not far behind with a total of four apiece. Yet, the majority of these pass unnoticed by the general public. Most simply look like fuzzy stars with tails that are either faint or below the naked-eye

Discover the Moon
By Cambridge University Press
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ean: 9780521535557, isbn: 0521535557,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 253 reviews
The Moon is accessible to everyone. Because it is easy to observe everywhere, even in big cities, it is a prime target for aspiring astronomers and for those who are merely curious about the night sky. This easy-to-use guide to discovering lunar sites takes the reader through fourteen observing sessions from New Moon to Full Moon. For each evening, the book shows which craters, mountains and other features can be seen, and how to find them. Each photograph shows what the observer actually sees

Human Error, Safety and Systems Development: IFIP 18th World Computer Congress TC13/WG13.5 7th Working Conference on Human Error, Safety and Systems in Information and Communication Technology
By Brand: Springer
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ean: 9781402081521, isbn: 1402081529,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 221 reviews
Recent accidents in a range of industries have increased concern over the design, development, management and control of safety-critical systems. Attention has now focused upon the role of human error both in the development and in the operation of complex processes. Human Error, Safety and Systems Development gathers contributions from practitioners and researchers presenting and discussing leading edge techniques that can be used to mitigate the impact of error (both system and human) on

Our Stories: Essays on Life, Death, and Free Will
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780195374957, isbn: 0195374959,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 203 reviews
In this collection of essays on the metaphysical issues pertaining to death, the meaning of life, and freedom of the will, John Martin Fischer argues (against the Epicureans) that death can be a bad thing for the individual who dies. He defends the claim that something can be a bad thing--a misfortune--for an individual, even if he never experiences it as bad (and even if he does not any longer exist). Fischer also defends the commonsense asymmetry in our attitudes toward death and prenatal

Planetary Atmospheres
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780199547418, isbn: 9780199547418,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
The emphasis of Planetary Atmospheres is on comparative aspects of planetary atmospheres, generally meaning comparison with the Earth, including atmospheric composition, thermal structure, cloud properties, dynamics, weather and climate, and aeronomy. The goal is to look for common processes at work under different boundary conditions in order to reach a fundamental understanding of the physics of atmospheres. As part of a general Physics course, the material is chosen to emphasise certain

Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine
By North Atlantic Books
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9781583947357, isbn: 1583947353,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
Throwing light on the mysterious phenomenon of crop circles within the context of modern psychological reality, Crop Circles, Jung, and the Reemergence of the Archetypal Feminine in an engaging look at the science, history, and symbolic nature of the mystery of these annually occurring giant-scale works of art. Gary S. Bobroff offers a framework for the reader's own deeper consideration of crop circles by examining both the phenomenon itself and the nature of the era into which it has arrived,

Particle Astrophysics, Second Edition (Oxford Master Series in Physics)
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780199545452, isbn: 0199545456,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 236 reviews
The last years have seen a symbiosis of the fields of elementary particle physics and the astrophysics of the early universe. This text presents the background of the subjects and the latest developments at a level suitable for final year undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The first chapters cover the properties and interactions of elementary particles followed by discussion of the early universe, including inflation, dark matter and dark energy, and the growth of the galactic

Satellites of the Outer Planets: Worlds in Their Own Right
By Oxford University Press
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ean: 9780198542902, isbn: 9780198542902,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 215 reviews
The wide media coverage of the Voyager spaceprobe's 1989 encounter with the moons of Neptune confirmed once again the keen public interest in planetary exploration. This book summarizes the findings of the Voyager mission and other recent discoveries, concentrating on the moons of the outer planets and their distinctive geological features. It is the only available book to describe these dramatic findings in full detail. The author shows how each of the satellites belongs to a recognizable

Lunar Outpost: The Challenges of Establishing a Human Settlement on the Moon (Springer Praxis Books)
By Praxis
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ean: 9780387097466, isbn: 9780387097466,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews
Lunar Outpost provides a detailed account of the various technologies, mission architectures, medical requirements and training needed to return humans to the Moon within the next decade. It focuses on the means by which a lunar outpost will be constructed and also addresses major topics such as the cost of the enterprise and the roles played by private companies and individual countries. The return of humans to the surface of the Moon will be critical to the exploration of the solar system.

Years and Other Leavings
By Rebecca Henry Lowndes
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ean: 9781643880228, isbn: 9781643880228,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews
In this book, encounter a lifetime's writing, over one hundred meticulously crafted poems spanning six decades. Here are poems offering acute observations of thresholds in time: backward, forward, and present moment; fantasy and foreboding; stories, soliloquies, musings, and silliness, all suffused with the music of language..

Pilot's Pocket Decoder
By McGraw-Hill Education
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ean: 9780070075498, isbn: 0070075492,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 160 reviews
Compact enough to slip into your flight ease and comrehensive enough to ensure master, of the daily parlance of pilots, this handy reference clarifies nearly 3,000 essential acronyms, abbreviations, symbols, technical terms, and slang definitions used in aviation. Completely up to date and categorically alphabetized, this crucial resource covers everything you need to know..

How to Talk to an Alien
By New Page Books
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ean: 9781632650214, isbn: 1632650215,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
In 1972, American astronomer and ufologist J. Allen Hynek first coined the term ''close encounter.'' He also identified three types of close encounters with UFOs. Since then, several more types of encounters have been proposed. A close encounter of the fourth kind is an alien abduction. A closer encounter of the fifth kind is voluntary, bilateral contact with an alien species.We are no longer just looking at strange flying objects in the skies; now we are beginning to interact with the actual

Atlas de astronomia/Atlas of astronomy (Atlas Basico de) (Spanish Edition)
By Parramon
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ean: 9788434223479, isbn: 8434223473,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 99 reviews
A handsome, information-packed atlas uses full-color photos, sky charts, and vivid full-color art renditions of objects in outer space to explain the origins of the universe, the solar system, and other astronomical phenomena, and discusses the history of space exploration,from early experiments in rocket science to the international manned space station currently under construction..

Philoponus: Against Aristotle on the Eternity of the World (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)
By Bloomsbury Academic
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ean: 9781780933597, isbn: 9781780933597,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews
Philoponus' treatise Against Aristotle on the Eternity of the World, an attack on Aristotle's astronomy and theology is concerned mainly with the eternity and divinity of the fifth element, or 'quintessence', of which Aristotle took the stars to be composed. Pagans and Christians were divided on whether the world had a beginning, and on whether a belief that the heavens were divine was a mark of religion. Philoponus claimed on behalf of Christianity that the universe was not eternal. His most

Confrontations: A Scientist's Search for Alien Contact
By Anomalist Books
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ean: 9781933665290, isbn: 1933665297,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
In CONFRONTATIONS, the second volume of a trilogy, Dr. Jacques Vallee personally investigates forty astonishing UFO cases from around the world. He finds it shocking that professional scientists have never seriously examined this material. This book is about the hopes, experiences, and the frustrations of a scientist who has gone into the field to investigate a bizarre, seductive, and often terrifying phenomenon reported by many witnesses as a contact with an alien form of intelligence..

Basic Biomechanics
By McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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ean: 9780073044811, isbn: 0073044814,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 267 reviews
Basic Biomechanics provides an introduction to biomechanics using the latest findings from the research literature to support and exemplify the concepts presented. Quantitative as well as qualitative examples of problems illustrate biomechanical principles. Quantitative aspects are presented in a manageable, progressive fashion to make biomechanical principles accessible to all students, regardless of their mathematical skills..

The Spoils of War: The Politics, Economics, and Diplomacy of Reparations 1918-1932 (Clarendon Paperbacks)
By Clarendon Press
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sku: VI-0198202229, mpn: 14 halftones, 26 tables, ean: 9780198202226, isbn: 0198202229,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews
This is the first comprehensive account of the dispute over who should ''pay'' for World War I--a dispute which poisoned international relations, destabilized the world's financial system, and contributed to the rise of the Nazis in the 1920s and 1930s. Kent argues that the victors had no coherent policy of eliminating Germany as a commercial or strategic threat, and that the illusion of indemnity was fostered by British, French, and American statesmen to both conceal the financial implications

Left Brains for the Right Stuff: Computers, Space, and History
By SDP Publishing
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mpn: black & white illustrations, ean: 9780996434539, isbn: 0996434534,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 164 reviews
What made the Space Race possible? What made it necessary? How close a race was it? And what did it achieve? The answers are connected in surprising ways. Left Brains for the Right Stuff briefly summarizes the history of three technologies-rockets, navigation, and computers-and recounts how they were woven into the rise and rivalry of superpowers in the twentieth century. President John F. Kennedy inherited a small Space Race and transformed it into a Moon Race by creating the Apollo program

The Contact Has Begun: The True Story of a Journalist's Encounter with Alien Beings
By Origin Press
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ean: 9781579830144, isbn: 1579830145,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 228 reviews
In this first of a series of three acclaimed books, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist narrates the stunning and controversial account of his initial on-board contact with alien beings called the Verdants in 1997. After his abduction to the Verdant craft, the author is briefed on the plans of this extremely advanced race to invite humankind into the Intergalactic Federation of Sovereign Planets..

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