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Books Related to Astronomy (Fiction, Non-fiction)

Postby Deee92 » Wed May 31, 2017 11:32 am

Hey everyone,

Was looking for recommendations on books related to astronomy, could be fictional or non-fictional.

Here are some that I already have read (it's not much).

Non-fiction
Carl Sagan - Cosmos
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott - Welcome to the Universe
Terence Dickinson - Nightfall
Guy Consolmagno, Dan M. Davis - Turn Left at Orion
H. A. Rey - The Stars: A New Way to See Them
H. A. Rey - Find the Constellations
Stephen Hawking - A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking - The Theory of Everything

Fiction
Carl Sagan - Contact
Arthur C. Clarke - 2001
Douglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Andy Weir - The Martian
(+ Stories by Isaac Asimov)

Also, I wanted to read a book on the Apollo missions, and was considering getting A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaikin.
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Re: Books Related to Astronomy (Fiction, Non-fiction)

Postby starsurfer » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:31 pm

With my love of planetary nebulae, I would recommend Cosmic Butterflies and also this galaxy book in German.

Another great read is the Handbook of Starforming Regions, parts of which you can find for free.

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Re: Books Related to Astronomy (Fiction, Non-fiction)

Postby Case » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:46 am

Deee92 wrote:Non-fiction
Terence Dickinson - Nightfall

Terence Dickinson - NightWatch (non-fiction) may have been mixed up with Nightfall by Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg (fiction) :wink:

I’m currently reading a book on planet hunting by a Dutch astrophysicist, after attending a very interesting guest lecture by the author at a local community observatory. I haven’t seen anything about translations of the book, though.

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Re: Books Related to Astronomy (Fiction, Non-fiction)

Postby Deee92 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:14 pm

Case wrote:Terence Dickinson - NightWatch (non-fiction) may have been mixed up with Nightfall by Isaac Asimov & Robert Silverberg (fiction) :wink:

Oops, sorry, that definitely was a mix up.
Thanks Case and starsurfer for your recommendations. Please keep me posted if you chance upon any other great books on the subject. :)
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Re: Books Related to Astronomy (Fiction, Non-fiction)

Postby Ann » Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:44 pm

All my books are old, because I get my astronomy information on the net nowadays.

But here's a book I can really recommend. It's in German, but you won't care about the text anyway. The pictures are beyond gorgeous. It's called Atlas der Sternbilder by Eckhart Slawik and Uwe Reichert, and it is full of the most amazing color pictures of all the constellations in the sky. I'll challenge you to find a finer collection of pictures anywhere of all the 88 constellations in the sky.

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Re: Books Related to Astronomy (Fiction, Non-fiction)

Postby starsurfer » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:46 am

Click to play embedded YouTube video.

http://www.davidmalin.com

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Postby Ann » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:59 pm

starsurfer wrote:
Click to play embedded YouTube video.

http://www.davidmalin.com


Challenge accepted, eh? I look forward to what you're going to find, starsurfer! :D

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Re: Books Related to Astronomy (Fiction, Non-fiction)

Postby starsurfer » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:07 am

Ann wrote:
starsurfer wrote:
Click to play embedded YouTube video.

http://www.davidmalin.com


Challenge accepted, eh? I look forward to what you're going to find, starsurfer! :D

Ann

What I found is in the above post?!

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Re: Books Related to Astronomy (Fiction, Non-fiction)

Postby Ann » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:06 am

starsurfer wrote:
Ann wrote:
starsurfer wrote:
Click to play embedded YouTube video.

http://www.davidmalin.com


Challenge accepted, eh? I look forward to what you're going to find, starsurfer! :D

Ann

What I found is in the above post?!


Oh! I finally got what you were referring to. It's David Malin's A View of the Universe, right?

That's a glorious book, but it isn't specifically devoted to portraying the 88 constellations in the sky. In my opinion, David Malin's book is so, so much more fun to read, but the pictures in Atlas der Sternbilder are superior.

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Re: Books Related to Astronomy (Fiction, Non-fiction)

Postby Deee92 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:29 am

Thanks for your recommendations, everyone!
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