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How to Die in Space

by Paul M. Sutter Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2020)

A brilliant and breathtakingly vivid tour of the universe, describing the physics of the dangerous, the deadly, and the scary in the cosmos

So you've fallen in love with space and now you want to see it for yourself,...


Physics

by Scientific American & David Marantz Blackstone Publishing (August 25, 2020)

Science fiction has imagined some pretty wild ideas about how the universe could work--from hidden extra dimensions in Interstellar to life as a mental projection in The Matrix. But these imaginings seem downright...


IFLScience 117 Things You Should F*#king Know About Your World

by The Writers of Iflscience & Paul Parsons Running Press Adult (October 07, 2019)

IFLScience presents the most intriguing and far-out facts about space, technology, the human brain, nature, and so much more that you should know, right now!

117 Things You Should F*#ing Know About Your World...


Proving Einstein Right

by S. James Gates Jr. & Cathie Pelletier PublicAffairs (September 23, 2019)

A thrilling adventure story chronicling the perilous journey of the scientists who set out to prove the theory of relativity--the results of which catapulted Albert Einstein to fame and forever changed our understanding...


Seeking the Multiverse

by Scientific American & Alex Boyles Blackstone Publishing (June 30, 2020)

Instead of "what if the South won the Civil War?" cosmologists ask, "what if the constants that make up the fundamental building blocks of physics were different?" Physicists argue that any slight change to...


Wonders of the Cosmos

by Scientific American & Erin Bennett Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2020)

"Cosmos" comes from a Greek word for an orderly and systematic universe. In this book, we present the most riveting discoveries and mind-bending ideas about our cosmic home, from what we know of the origins...


Exploring Mars

by Scientific American & Alex Boyles Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2020)

Our nearest planetary neighbor has been the subject of endless fascination and wide-ranging theories throughout history. Is there life on Mars? Was there ever life on Mars? What was the atmosphere like thousands...


Constellations

by Govert Schilling & Wil Tirion Black Dog & Leventhal (June 03, 2019)

Perfect for stargazers and armchair astronomers of all ages, CONSTELLATIONS is a beautifully illustrated, fascinatingguide to all 88 constellations, including an illustrated star map for each.

In CONSTELLATIONS,...


The Moon

by Oliver Morton The Economist (June 03, 2019)

An intimate portrait of the Earth's closest neighbor--the Moon--that explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with it

Every generation has looked towards the heavens and wondered at the beauty...


The Doomsday Calculation

by William Poundstone Little, Brown Spark (June 03, 2019)

From the author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?, a fascinating look at how an equation that foretells the future is transforming everything we know about life, business, and the universe.

In the 18th...


Earth-Shattering

by Bob Berman Little, Brown and Company (February 18, 2019)

A heart-pumping exploration of the biggest explosions in history, from the Big Bang to mysterious activity on Earth and everything in between

The overwhelming majority of celestial space is inactive and will...


Story in the Stars

by Joe Amaral FaithWords (October 29, 2018)

An in-depth look at the powerful story and symbolism behind God's unique design of our universe.

Thousands of words have been written about the first ten words in the Bible: "In the beginning, God created the...


Out There

by Michael Wall & Karl Tate Grand Central Publishing (November 12, 2018)

In the vein of Randall Munroe's What If? meets Brian Green's Elegant Universe, a senior writer from Space.com leads readers on a wild ride of exploration into the final frontier, investigating what's really...


Calculating the Cosmos

by Ian Stewart Basic Books (October 24, 2016)

A prize-winning popular science writer uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos.

In Calculating the Cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire...


A Big Bang in a Little Room

by Zeeya Merali Basic Books (February 13, 2017)

An award-winning science writer takes us into the lab to answer some of life's biggest questions: How was the universe created? And could we create our own?

What if you could become God, with the ability to...


Sun Moon Earth

by Tyler Nordgren Basic Books (September 12, 2016)

With beautiful illustrations and a detailed map, Sun Moon Earth has everything you need to get ready for the next solar eclipse.

On April 8, 2024, millions of Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon:...


Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory

by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman Basic Books (September 25, 2017)

The third volume in the bestselling physics series cracks open Einstein's special relativity and field theory

Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers...


Quantum Mechanics

by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman Basic Books (February 24, 2014)

First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics....


Universal

by Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw Da Capo Press (March 27, 2017)

An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the international bestselling authors of Why Does E=MC2? and The Quantum Universe, with 55 black-&-white and...


Einstein's Shadow

by Seth Fletcher & Sean Pratt HarperAudio (October 09, 2018)

Einstein's Shadow follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein's theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer our...


Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

by Lisa Randall & Carrington MacDuffie HarperAudio (October 27, 2015)

In this brilliant exploration of our cosmic environment, the renowned particle physicist and New York Times bestselling author of Warped Passages and Knocking on Heaven's Door uses her research into dark matter...


How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

by Chad Orzel, Cassandra Morris & Will Collyer Basic Books (February 11, 2020)

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity?

Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible...


Mission to Mars

by Buzz Aldrin, John Pruden, Leonard David & Andrew Aldrin Blackstone Publishing (May 07, 2013)

Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vitaladvocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as weknow it. As a pioneering astronaut who set foot on the moon duringmankind's...


Mapping the Heavens

by Priyamvada Natarajan & Elisabeth Rodgers Blackstone Publishing (April 26, 2016)

Mapping the Heavens provides a tour of the "greatest hits" of cosmological discoveries--the ideas that reshaped our universe over the past century. The cosmos, once understood as a stagnant place filled with...


Origins

by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (September 02, 2014)

A thrilling and accessible tour of the cosmos

Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial,but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the currentcross-pollination among geology, biology,...


The Edge of the Sky

by Roberto Trotta & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (September 23, 2014)

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to darkenergy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edgeof the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries...


A Universe from Nothing

by Lawrence M. Krauss, Simon Vance & Richard Dawkins Blackstone Publishing (January 10, 2012)

Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?

Lawrence Krauss’ provocative answers to these and other timeless...


Proving Einstein Right

by S. James Gates, Cathie Pelletier & Beresford Bennett Public Affairs (Perseus imprint) (September 24, 2019)

A thrilling adventure story chronicling the perilous journey of the scientists who set out to prove the theory of relativity--the results of which catapulted Albert Einstein to fame and forever changed our understanding...


Strange New Worlds

by Ray Jayawardhana & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2014)

In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer RayJayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets--andalien life--beyond our solar system. Only in the past two decades, aftermillennia...


The Accidental Universe

by Alan Lightman & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2014)

From the acclaimedauthor of Einstein's Dreams and Mr. g comes a meditation on the unexpected ways in which recentscientific findings have shaped our understanding of ourselves and our place inthe cosmos.

With...


Neutrino Hunters

by Ray Jayawardhana & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (December 10, 2013)

Detective thriller meets astrophysics in this adventure intoneutrinos and the scientists who pursue them.

For more than eighty years, brilliant and eccentricscientists around the world have been searching for...


The First Three Minutes

by Steven Weinberg & Raymond Todd Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

This classic of contemporary science writing by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains what happened when the universe began, and how we know. According to the latest cosmological knowledge, Weinberg describes...


The Pluto Files

by Neil deGrasse Tyson & Mirron Willis Blackstone Publishing (January 19, 2009)

In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, tiny, and eccentric in orbit, it’s a wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over Pluto’s...


Death by Black Hole, and Other Cosmic Quandaries

by Neil deGrasse Tyson & Dion Graham Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. Here, Tyson compiles his favorite essays that he wrote for Natural...


The Origins of Everything in 100 Pages (More or Less)

by David Bercovici & Jim Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (November 22, 2016)

Covering 13.8 billion years, a calculatedly concise, wryly intelligent history of everything, from the Big Bang to the advent of human civilization

With wonder, wit, and flair--and in record time and space--geophysicist...


The 4 Percent Universe

by Richard Panek & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (January 10, 2011)

Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every...


Mars Rover Curiosity

by Rob Manning, William L. Simon & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (October 21, 2014)

In the course of our enduring quest for knowledge aboutourselves and our universe, we haven't found answers to one of our mostfundamental questions: Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? Ten yearsand...


Complexity and Chaos

by Roger White, Edwin Newman, Jack Sommer & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (May 07, 2006)

Newtonian physics described a regular, clocklike world of forces and reaction; randomness was equated with incomplete knowledge. But scientists in the late twentieth century have found patterns in things formerly...


Origins of the Universe

by Jack Arnold, Edwin Newman, Jack Sommer & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 15, 2006)

The story of the cosmos—its beginning and its changes through time—has been a topic of much speculation and myth. It also has attracted intense attention from scientists. There are many questions about the...


Astronomy

by Jack Arnold, Edwin Newman, Pat Childs & Jack Sommer et al. Knowledge Products (April 22, 2006)

As optics improved, man began to see the solar system. Tycho Brahe in Denmark, Nicolaus Copernicus of Poland, Johannes Kepler of Germany, and Italy’s Galileo Galilei all began to see a new relationship between...


The Black Hole War

by Leonard Susskind & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2008)

This is the inside account of the battle over the true nature of black holes—with nothing less than our understanding of the entire universe at stake.

What happens when something is sucked into a black hole?...


Understanding Cosmology

by Editors of Scientific American Grand Central Publishing (May 31, 2002)

Drawn from the pages of Scientific American and collected here for the first time, this work contains updated and condensed information, made accessible to a general popular science audience, on the subject...


Atom

by Lawrence M. Krauss Little, Brown and Company (April 10, 2001)

The story of matter and the history of the cosmos from the perspective of a single oxygen atom, told with the insight and wit of one of the most dynamic physicists and writers working today.

Through this astonishing...


The Sun's Heartbeat

by Bob Berman Little, Brown and Company (July 12, 2011)

The beating heart of the sun is the very pulse of life on earth. And from the ancients who plotted its path at Stonehenge to the modern scientists who unraveled the nuclear fusion reaction that turns mass into...


The Black Hole War

by Leonard Susskind Little, Brown and Company (July 06, 2008)

What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did, and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics...