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ColinBurgess
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posted 12-09-2007 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Astronomica": It's a large, heavy but spectacular book with a Foreword by Sir Patrick Moore, and I'm certainly impressed with it. There were several contributors to this book, including Francis French and myself, and though the emphasis of the book is on astronomy, it does include quite a lot about manned and unmanned space flight. Details at Millennium House or Books-A-Million.

FFrench
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posted 12-09-2007 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed, as shown by this photo (book and slipcover), it's an enormous book - you certainly get your money's worth! As well as a comprehensive overview of everything astronomical, it covers manned and unmanned spaceflight, emerging spacefaring nations like China and India - and the enormous photos are wonderful. It was a pleasure to contribute to another book with Colin (our third published this year!)

ColinBurgess
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posted 05-28-2009 04:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ColinBurgess   Click Here to Email ColinBurgess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally priced at over $100 (it is a HUGE book), "Astronomica" is now available for just $19.93 at Edward Hamilton Booksellers of Connecticut, which is a dramatic cut in price. It truly is a fabulous publication.

FFrench
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posted 05-30-2009 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also spotted a copy this evening at a Borders bookstore in Maryland for the same low price, which comes with a "Bonus DVD ROM."

JPSastro
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posted 05-30-2009 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JPSastro   Click Here to Email JPSastro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just picked up this volume at a local used book store in shrink wrapped in it's slipcase, flawless condition for $14.99.

IT is a LARGE and HEAVY book !!

As others have commented it is well done. Great coffee table book.

GoesTo11
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posted 06-16-2009 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FYI: None of the big-box stores in my area had this book as a "bargain book," so I ordered a copy from Edward R. Hamilton. It arrived today, and had some (very) minor shelf-wear and was NOT slipcased. It's a very impressive book nonetheless, and still a great bargain at around US$20. Just wanted to make anyone considering a purchase from Hamilton aware that their copies are remainders and not "new" in the strictest sense.

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