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The Journal of the British Astronomical Association: Book Reviews

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From dust to life − the origin and evolution of our solar system
by John Chambers & Jacqueline Mitton
Princeton University Press, 2013
IBSN 978-0691-145228, Pp xvi + 299, £19.95 (hbk)
Comets! - visitors from deep space
by David J. Eicher
Cambridge University Press, 2013
IBSN 978-11076-22777, Pp xvi + 208, £17.99 (pbk)
Encyclopedia of the history of astronomy and astrophysics
by David Leverington
Cambridge University Press, 2013
IBSN 978-0-521-89994-9, Pp xii + 521, £45 (hbk)
Stargazers' Almanac 2014
by Bob Mizon
Floris Books, 2013
IBSN 978-0863-15945-9, Pp 32, £14.99 (pbk)
Unseen Cosmos - the universe in radio
by Sir Francis Graham-Smith
Oxford University Press, 2013
IBSN 978-0-19-966058-2, Pp vii + 231, £20 (hbk)
Meeting Venus
by Christiaan Sterkin & Per Pippin Aspaas (eds)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel & University of Tromso, 2013
IBSN 978-82-8244-094-3, Pp 266, Free e-book
It Came From Outer Space Wearing an RAF Blazer!
by Martin Mobberley
Springer, 2013
IBSN 978-3-319-00608-6, Pp xxvi + 655, £22.95 (pbk)
Heart of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Invisible Universe
by Jeremiah P. Ostriker & Simon Mitton
Princeton University Press, 2013
IBSN 978-0-691-13430-7, Pp xxi + 299, £19.95 (hbk)
Stargazing for Dummies
by Steve Owens
Wiley, 2013
IBSN 978-11184-1156-8, Pp 332, £12.99 (pbk)
Observing the Solar System - The modern astronomer’s guide
by Gerald North
Cambridge University Press, 2012
IBSN 978-0-521-89751-8, Pp xvi + 489, £30 (hbk)
Are we being watched? : The search for life in the cosmos
by Paul Murdin
Thames & Hudson, 2013
IBSN 978-0-500-516713, Pp 224, £16.95 (hbk)
The star atlas companion
by Philip M. Bagnall
Springer-Praxis, 2012
IBSN 978-1-4614-0829-1, Pp ix + 486, £40.99