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  • Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0521823641 (0-521-82364-1)
    Hardcover, Cambridge University Press

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    This lavishly illustrated new dictionary written by an experienced writer and consultant on astronomy provides an essential guide to the universe for amateur astronomers of all ages. Around 1300 carefully selected and cross-referenced entries are complemented by hundreds of beautiful colour illustrations, taken from space missions, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other major observatories on Earth and in space. Distinguished stellar illustrator Wil Tirion has drawn 20 new star maps especially for inclusion here. A myriad of named astronomical objects, constellations, observatories and space missions are described in detail, as well as biographical sketches for 70 of the most luminous individuals in the history of astronomy and space science. Acronyms and specialist terms are clearly explained, making for the most thorough and carefully assembled reference resource that teachers and enthusiasts of astronomy will ever need.

  • Jacqueline Mitton: Concise Book of Astronomy
    Concise Book of Astronomy
    by Jacqueline Mitton , Simon Mitton
    ISBN 0131669672 (0-13-166967-2)
    Prentice Hall

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  • Mitton, Jacqueline: A Concise Dictionary of Astronomy
    A Concise Dictionary of Astronomy
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0198539673 (0-19-853967-3)
    Hardcover, Oxford University Press, USA

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  • Discovering Astronomy
    by Jacqueline Mitton , Simon Mitton
    ISBN 0582392268 (0-582-39226-8)
    Hardcover, Olympic Marketing Corp

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  • Eyewitness: Moon (DK Eyewitness Books)
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0756645425 (0-7566-4542-5)
    Hardcover, DK Publishing

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    The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
    Moon takes a look at Earth's moon from a variety of perspectives-its physical structure, its meaning to humans, and the incredible journeys astronauts have made to its surface.

  • Mitton, Jacqueline: Feeding Your Baby: From Birth to Three Years
  • From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System
    by John Chambers, Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0691145229 (0-691-14522-9)
    Hardcover, Princeton University Press

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    The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. This book tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery down through the centuries, piecing together the clues that enabled them to deduce the solar system's layout, its age, and the most likely way it formed.

    Drawing on the history of astronomy and the latest findings in astrophysics and the planetary sciences, John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton offer the most up-to-date and authoritative treatment of the subject available. They examine how the evolving universe set the stage for the appearance of our Sun, and how the nebulous cloud of gas and dust that accompanied the young Sun eventually became the planets, comets, moons, and asteroids that exist today. They explore how each of the planets acquired its unique characteristics, why some are rocky and others gaseous, and why one planet in particular--our Earth--provided an almost perfect haven for the emergence of life.

    From Dust to Life is a must-read for anyone who desires to know more about how the solar system came to be. This enticing book takes readers to the very frontiers of modern research, engaging with the latest controversies and debates. It reveals how ongoing discoveries of far-distant extrasolar planets and planetary systems are transforming our understanding of our own solar system's astonishing history and its possible fate.

  • Mitton, Jacqueline: Galileo: Scientist and Star Gazer (What's Their Story?)
    Galileo: Scientist and Star Gazer (What's Their Story?)
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0199101949 (0-19-910194-9)
    Softcover, Oxford University Press

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    Galileo's revolutionary scientific work brought him into conflict with the authorities but earned him an honored place in history books. He swept away old notions of the universe by observing the skies through a telescope and confirming that the Earth and planets travel around the Sun.

  • Galileo: True Lives
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 019911966X (0-19-911966-X)
    Softcover, Oxford University Press, USA

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    Galileo's revolutionary scientific work brought him into conflict with the authorities of his time, but earned him an honored place in the history books. He swept away old notions of the universe by observing the skies through a telescope and confirming that the Earth and planets travel round the Sun.

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    Alexander the Great
    Amelia Earhart
    Captain Cook
    Cleopatra
    Eric the Red
    Gandhi
    Hans Christian Andersen
    Henry Ford
    Roald Dahl
    Thomas Edison
    William Shakespeare

  • Gems of Hubble
    by Jacqueline Mitton , Stephen P. Maran
    ISBN 0521571006 (0-521-57100-6)
    Softcover, Cambridge University Press

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    Images from the Hubble Space Telescope are transforming our view of the Universe. The planets of our solar system, the birth of stars, the effects of black holes, and remote galaxies are all imaged with a clarity that can only be achieved by a telescope in space. Showcased here are sixty of the finest images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Chosen for their scientific themes and their beauty, this collection includes every kind of known object in the Universe: planets, stars, swirling clouds of gas, wheeling galaxies, remote quasars and active galaxies. This representative selection is carefully chosen to show the power of the telescope and the stunning variety of astronomical objects. Noted writers Jacqueline Mitton and Stephen P. Maran have added lucid descriptions explaining the science behind the images, and the significance of the discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope. This accessible summary of the Hubble Space Telescope describes its rich discoveries in non-technical terms.

  • Kingdom of the Sun
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0711217688 (0-7112-1768-8)
    Hardcover, LINCOLN FRANCES

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  • Kingdom of the Sun: A Book of the Planets
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0711219478 (0-7112-1947-8)
    Softcover, Frances Lincoln Childrens Books

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    A child's introduction to the planets in our solar system, written by a lecturer on astronomy. Dr Jacqueline Mitton describes each planet, drawing on scientific information. She also discusses the gods that the planets are named after, and examines the relationships between the contemporary facts and the ancient myths. Punctuated by Christina Balit's illustrations, this volume draws on the ancients' fascination with the universe to offer an exploration of the planets.

  • Lifting Titan's Veil: Exploring the Giant Moon of Saturn
    by Ralph Lorenz, Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0521793483 (0-521-79348-3)
    Hardcover, Cambridge University Press

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    Lifting Titan's Veil is a revealing account of the second largest moon in our solar system. This world in orbit around Saturn is the only body in the solar system with an atmosphere strikingly similar to Earth's. Titan is like a giant frozen laboratory that may help scientists understand the first chemical steps towards the origin of life. Beginning with its discovery in 1655, the authors describe our current knowledge of Titan, including observations made before the space age, results from the Voyager missions of the 1980s, and recent revelations from the world's most advanced telescopes. In Lifting Titan's Veil, Ralph Lorenz includes his personal experiences in preparing for the Cassini mission, which will reach Saturn in 2004 and release the Huygens probe into Titan's atmosphere in 2005. A splendid introduction to Titan, this book will appeal to anyone interested in astronomical discovery and space exploration. Ralph Lorenz trained as an engineer and worked for the European Space Agency at the very beginning of the Huygens project. Since obtaining a PhD at the University of Kent, England, he has worked as a planetary scientist at the University of Arizona, Tucson. His research interests focus on Titan, but also include climatology, radar, impact dynamics and spacecraft and instrumentation design. He has been involved in NASA's largest planetary mission (Cassini) and its smallest (the DS-2 Mars Microprobes). Jacqueline Mitton obtained a Ph.D in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge, and is now a full-time writer and media consultant specializing in astronomy. She has served as Press Officer for the Royal Astonomical Society since 1989, and was Editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Association 1989-1993. She has written or co-authored sixteen published astronomy books, the most recent, The Cambridge Dictionary of Astronomy (2001).

  • Bell, James: Mars Explored
    Mars Explored
    by James Bell, Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0521653282 (0-521-65328-2)
    Hardcover, Cambridge University Press

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  • Mitton, Jacqueline: Moon (DK Eyewitness Books)
  • Oxford Astronomy (Young Oxford Books)
    by Simon Mitton, Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0199100810 (0-19-910081-0)
    Softcover, Oxford University Press

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    A new edition of the long-running bestseller, "The Young Oxford Book of Astronomy", which has been completely revised and updated for the 21st century. This new edition is updated to incorporate major new information, discoveries and technological developments, including the size and age of the Universe, telescope technology and the Mars Pathfinder probe. Beginning with the aims of astronomy, and how astronomers map and measure the universe, we set out on a tour of space, starting with the planets, and then the Sun and our own Galaxy, the Milky Way, before going on to explore the whole Universe of galaxies beyond. The narrative text is accompanied by numerous colour photos (now including Hubble Space Telescope pictures) and diagrams, while special feature boxes offer tips on practical activities such as how to use a star atlas, how to set up an astronomical telescope, and how to see a supernova remnant and the moons of Jupiter. Simon and Jacqueline Mitton are both members of the International Astronomical Union and fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society. They have worked together as a team to write several books, including "Discovering Astronomy" and "Invitation to Astronomy". Asteroid 4017 was named 'Mitton' in recognition of the authors' contribution to the public understanding of astronomy. Simon and Jacqueline live in Cambridge.

  • Heddle, Becca: Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 16: TreeTops Non-fiction: Class Pack (36 Books, 6 of Each Title)
    Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 16: TreeTops Non-fiction: Class Pack (36 Books, 6 of Each Title)
    by Becca Heddle, Mick Gowar, Keith Ruttle, Elspeth Graham, Jacqueline Mitton , Ruth Clarke
    ISBN 019917945X (0-19-917945-X)
    Softcover, Oxford University Press

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  • Mitton, Jacqueline: Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 16: TreeTops Non-fiction: Let's Go to the Planets
  • Heddle, Becca: Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 16: TreeTops Non-fiction: Pack (6 Books, 1 of Each Title)
    Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 16: TreeTops Non-fiction: Pack (6 Books, 1 of Each Title)
    by Becca Heddle, Mick Gowar, Keith Ruttle, Elspeth Graham, Jacqueline Mitton , Ruth Clarke
    ISBN 0199179441 (0-19-917944-1)
    Softcover, Oxford University Press

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  • Rosen, Michael: Oxford Reading Tree: Treetops: Non-Fiction: Evaluation Pack 2
    Oxford Reading Tree: Treetops: Non-Fiction: Evaluation Pack 2
    by Michael Rosen, Mick Gowar, Ruth Clarke, Keith Ruttle, Becca Heddle, Elspeth Graham, Jacqueline Mitton , Sarah Fleming
    ISBN 0199198888 (0-19-919888-8)
    Softcover, Oxford University Press

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  • Rosen, Michael: Oxford Reading Tree: TreeTops Non-fiction: Stages 15 to 16: Easy Buy Pack 2
    Oxford Reading Tree: TreeTops Non-fiction: Stages 15 to 16: Easy Buy Pack 2
    by Michael Rosen, Sarah Fleming, Mick Gowar, Ruth Clarke, Keith Ruttle, Becca Heddle, Elspeth Graham, Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0199199000 (0-19-919900-0)
    Softcover, Oxford University Press

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  • The Penguin Dictionary of Astronomy
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0140512268 (0-14-051226-8)
    Softcover, Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

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    Containing 2400 entries, this dictionary encompasses all aspects of classical and modern astronomy and gives the names of constellations, stars, galaxies, asteroids, comets, nebulae and observatories. Exact definitions of terms used in astrophysics and cosmology allow access to the most up-to-date research. A wide range of phenomena, from blazars and black holes to runaway stars and the Hawking effect, are carefully explained.

  • The Penguin Dictionary of Astronomy (Penguin Reference Books)
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0140513752 (0-14-051375-2)
    Softcover, Penguin UK

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    The third edition of this classic reference work has been revised and updated to contain all the recent advances in this fast-developing field of study. Cutting through a maze of technical language, it provides: over 2,800 clear and concise entries with full cross-referencing; coverage of modern and classical astronomy; names of constellations, stars, galaxies, asteroids, comets, and nebulae; terms relating to astrophysics and cosmology; entries on telescopes and observatories; and explanation of abbreviations and acronyms; and information on space missions. Comprehensive and accessible, The Penguin Dictionary of Astronomy is the work of its kind for students and professionals.

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  • Pluto and Charon
    by Alan Stern, Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0471152978 (0-471-15297-8)
    Hardcover, Wiley-VCH

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    Rave reviews for Pluto and Charon: Ice Worlds on the Ragged Edge of the Solar System
    The story of the quest to understand Pluto and the resulting transformation of our concept of the diminutive planet from that of solar-system misfit to king of the Kuiper Belt is told in this book by Alan Stern and Jacqueline Mitton. Stern, a Plutophile to the core, is one of the most energetic, talented, and savvy planetary astronomers in the business today. Mitton, trained as an astronomer, is an experienced writer and editor of scientific books for nonscientists. Together they have created an immensely informative book . . . Written in an engaging and informal style, Pluto and Charon takes the reader step by step from the discovery of the ninth planet in 1930 to the current understanding of Pluto and its moon, Charon.-Sky & Telescope
    More than a book summarizing what we know about [the] planet, [Pluto and Charon is] about how far and how fast astronomical technology has come since 1965 . . . Stern and Mitton use the narrative of Pluto research to explain in comfortable, everyday language how such work is done . . . One of the nice touches in the book is that Stern and Mitton tell us something about each astronomer.-Astronomy
    Pluto and Charon presents the exploration of the ninth planet-written as a vivid historical account-for anyone with an interest in science and astronomy . . . the authors describe in simple language the methods researchers use to explore the universe and the way ever-improving instrumentation helps their knowledge advance.-Physics Today

  • Scholastic Encyclopedia of Space
    by Jacqueline Mitton , Simon Mitton
    ISBN 0590592270 (0-590-59227-0)
    Hardcover, Scholastic

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    This beautiful book takes children on a trip through space to learn many fascinating astronomy lessons. Learning aids include Fact Files and clearly designed charts, and an interactive section points out all objects that can be seen without a telescope from your own backyard!

  • Jacqueline Mitton: Scholastic Encyclopedia of Space (Scholastic Reference)
  • Mitton, Jacqueline: Stars and Planets (The Young Oxford Library of Science, V. 10)
  • Mitton, Jacqueline: Stars and Planets (Young Oxford Library of Science)
    Stars and Planets (Young Oxford Library of Science)
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0199107106 (0-19-910710-6)
    Softcover, Oxford University Press

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    An exciting new series, building into an extensive library of knowledge for tomorrow's young scientists. Lively and accessible, each of the 10 volumes focuses on a major area of scientific knowledge and draws the reader into the dynamic world of the modern scientist. * nearly 300 major articles in all, giving full coverage of the physical, chemical and biological sciences * accurate and up to date, covering the latest discoveries, events and ideas * expert authors capture the excitement of science * all text checked by specialist consultants * over 1300 illustrations - carefully selected photos and specially commissioned drawings and diagrams.

  • Titan Unveiled: Saturn's Mysterious Moon Explored
    by Ralph Lorenz, Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0691146330 (0-691-14633-0)
    Softcover, Princeton University Press

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    In the early 1980s, when the two Voyager spacecraft skimmed past Titan, Saturn's largest moon, they transmitted back enticing images of a mysterious world concealed in a seemingly impenetrable orange haze. Titan Unveiled is one of the first general interest books to reveal the startling new discoveries that have been made since the arrival of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan.

    Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton take readers behind the scenes of this mission. Launched in 1997, Cassini entered orbit around Saturn in summer 2004. Its formidable payload included the Huygens probe, which successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere in early 2005, all the while transmitting images and data--and scientists were startled by what they saw. One of those researchers was Lorenz, who gives an insider's account of the scientific community's first close encounter with an alien landscape of liquid methane seas and turbulent orange skies. Amid the challenges and frayed nerves, new discoveries are made, including methane monsoons, equatorial sand seas, and Titan's polar hood. Lorenz and Mitton describe Titan as a world strikingly like Earth and tell how Titan may hold clues to the origins of life on our own planet and possibly to its presence on others.

    Generously illustrated with many stunning images, Titan Unveiled is essential reading for anyone interested in space exploration, planetary science, or astronomy.

  • The Way the Universe Works
    by Robin Kerrod, Giles Sparrow, Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 075134575X (0-7513-4575-X)
    Hardcover, Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd

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    From particles to supernovas and black holes, this book lifts the lid on space science, giving you the chance to explore key theories about the Universe. Whether you want to know what spring is like on Mars, how stars are made, or what shape the Universe is, this book explains the science using clear, accessible language and images, including photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope. You can explore and test scientific principles in the experiments in each section - from creating a lunar eclipse to testing for microbes on Mars. Authoritative and down-to-earth coverage of astronomy, physics and cosmology means that you can find out why science matters and how it helps to explain the Universe. From atoms and matter to magnetism and electricity, you'll find great examples of space science in action. You'll also be able to get involved in demonstrations and practical experiments.

  • World Studies: Medieval Times to Today - StudentEXPRESS
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0131669753 (0-13-166975-3)
    Pearson Prentice Hall

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  • The Young Oxford Book of Astronomy (Young Oxford Books)
    by Simon Mitton, Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0195214455 (0-19-521445-5)
    Softcover, Oxford University Press, USA

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    This book uses a new, more accessible structure to describe astronomy from a modern perspective. It begins by describing the aims of astronomy, followed by two chapters describing how sizes and dimensions are determined, and how information is turned into models of the solar system, the galaxy, and the universe at large. There is a unique section on the history of matter, and the last three chapters describe and explain the solar system, the astronomy of stars, galaxies and cosmology.

  • Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations
    by Jacqueline Mitton
    ISBN 0711213194 (0-7112-1319-4)
    Softcover, Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

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    People have always looked up at the stars in wonder, seeking patterns in the sky. This gorgeous picture book, published by the National Geographic Society, introduces children to the constellations that are named for animals--Leo the Lion, the Great Bear and Little Bear, and many more. Christina Balit's striking paintings showcase each constellation against a deep blue background--animals or fantastical beasts positioned in the dark night sky, with the individual stars, metallic and iridescent, superimposed upon them. Each image is accompanied by a short, engaging, often dramatized description of the group of stars and the legends surrounding it, written by distinguished astronomer and writer Dr. Jacqueline Mitton: "Charging through the zodiac, here comes the Bull. Head down, horns thrust forward, Taurus is ready to toss the twins. But they are safe, always on the other side of the Milky Way." The front and endpapers are star maps that show the actual constellations of both the southern and northern skies. Mitton also offers a brief introduction to the constellations and two pages of related discussion on astronomy at the book's end. A lovely choice for anyone interested in the mysteries of the night sky. (Click to see a sample spread. Text 1998 Jacqueline Mitton. Illustrations 1998 Christina Balit.) (Ages 6 to 10) --Marcie Bovetz

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