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The Journal of the British Astronomical Association: Book Reviews

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Life on Mars: What to know before we go
by David A. Weintraub
Princeton University Press, 2018
IBSN 978-0-691-18053-3, Pp 302, £24
Successfully starting in astronomical spectroscopy – a practical guide
by François Cochard
EDP Sciences, 2018
IBSN 978- 27598-2026-9, Pp 268, £79
The Victorian Amateur Astronomer
by Allan Chapman
Gracewing Publishing, 2018
IBSN 978-1-78182-010-0, Pp 428, £40 (hbk), £25 (pbk)
The Moon
by Bill Leatherbarrow
Reaktion Books, 2018
IBSN 978-1-78023-914-9, Pp 182, £25
Stargazer's Almanac 2018
by Bob Mizon
Floris Books, 2017
IBSN 978-1-78250- 412-2, Pp 32, £14
Cometography: A Catalog of Comets. Vol 6, 1983-1993
by Gary W. Kronk, Maik Meyer, David A. J. Seargent
Cambridge University Press, 2017
IBSN 978-0-521-87216-4, Pp 845, £190
An astronomer’s tale: a life under the stars
by Gary Fildes
Cornerstone, Penguin Random House, 2016
IBSN 978-1-780-89555-0, Pp , £16.99 (hbk)
Finding a million-star hotel
by Bob Mizon
Springer, 2016
IBSN 978-3-319-33854-5, Pp xvii+322, £29.99 (pbk)
UNIVERSAL: A guide to the cosmos
by Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw
Penguin Random House, 2016
IBSN 978-1-846-14436-3, Pp 280, £25 (hbk)
Stargazing: a beginner’s guide to astronomy
by Radmila Topalovic & Tom Kerss
Harper-Collins, 2016
IBSN 978-0-00- 819627-1, Pp 224, £9.99 (pbk)
Stargazers’ Almanac 2017: A monthly guide to the stars and planets
by Bob Mizon
Floris Books, 2016
IBSN 978-1-78250- 312-5, Pp 32, £14.99 (large format pbk)
Kepler and the Universe: How one man revolutionized astronomy
by David K. Love
Prometheus Books, 2015
IBSN 978-1-63388-106-8, Pp 253, £16.58 (hbk)