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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...


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...


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...


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?...