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Understanding the Universe

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible to the non-expert. Definitions to scientific terms are given either in the explanation itself, or in the comprehensive...


The Visual Encyclopedia of Our World

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Almost 40,000 tons of meteorites fall to Earth each year… A living fossil is discovered off the coast of South Africa… The swirling wind becomes a devastating tornado that destroys everything in its path…...


Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA, Enlarged and Revised Edition

by Richard C. Hoagland & Mike Bara Feral House (September 01, 2009)

This New York Times bestseller includes stunning new revelations about the Nazi origins of NASA


Beyond Star Trek: From Alien Invasions to the End of Time

by Lawrence M. Krauss HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

In the bestselling The Physics of Star Trek, the renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss took readers on an entertaining and eye-opening tour of the Star Trek universe to see how it stacked up against...


What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein's Ideas, and Why They Matter

by Jeffrey Bennett Columbia University Press (March 04, 2014)

It is commonly assumed that if the Sun suddenly turned into a black hole, it would suck Earth and the rest of the planets into oblivion. Yet, as prominent author and astrophysicist Jeffrey Bennett points out,...


From Galileo to Newton

by A. Rupert Hall Dover Publications (June 08, 2012)

Tracing the revolution in physics initiated by Galileo and culminating in Newton's achievements, this book surveys the work of Huygens, Leeuwenhoek, Boyle, Descartes, and others. 35 illustrations.


Radiative Transfer

by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

This book by a Nobel Laureate provides the foundation for analysis of stellar atmospheres, planetary illumination, and sky radiation. Suitable for students and professionals in physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics,...


Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics: Third, Enlarged Edition

by Max Jammer Dover Publications (July 19, 2013)

Historical surveys consider Judeo-Christian notions of space, Newtonian absolute space, perceptions from 18th century to the present, more. Numerous quotations and references. "Admirably compact and swiftly...


Einstein's Legacy: The Unity of Space and Time

by Julian Schwinger Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

A Nobel Laureate relates the fascinating story of Einstein and relativity theory in well-illustrated, nontechnical terms, discussing the meaning of time, gravity and its effect on light, the curving of space-time,...


Apollo Expeditions to the Moon: The NASA History

by Edgar M. Cortright Dover Publications (October 02, 2012)

Official NASA publication marks the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing and features essays by project participants recalling engineering and administrative challenges. Accessible, jargon-free accounts,...


One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

by George Gamow Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.


Five Equations That Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematics

by Michael Guillen Hachette Books (June 05, 2012)

A Publishers Weekly best book of 1995!

Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the science editor of ABC's Good Morning America, tells the fascinating stories behind five mathematical equations.

As a regular...


Faint Echoes, Distant Stars

by Ben Bova HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on...


Planetary Dreams: The Quest to Discover Life Beyond Earth

by Robert Shapiro Wiley (May 02, 2008)

The Quest To Discover Life Beyond Earth.

"The 'dreams' that I write of are not the usual ones, the images that come up in our minds involuntarily during certain stages of sleep, but rather the hopes and expectations...


Seeing in the Dark

by Timothy Ferris Simon & Schuster (December 18, 2012)

In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports...


Into the Black

The Physics of Star Wars

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...


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...


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 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...


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?...


How Standard Time is Obtained

by Theodore B. Wilson Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 04, 2019)

This book deals with how the Standard or Universal time is obtained; and What is the Accurate Measurement of Time.

" Almost everybody knows that observatories are the places from which standard time is sent...


One Giant Leap

by Charles Pappas Lyons Press (July 01, 2019)

On July 20, 1969, Americans had their eyes and ears glued to their TVs and radios. NASA’s successful moon landing left the nation in awe. This moment inspired inventors and engineers across the nation. To...


The Science of Star Wars

by Mark Brake & Jon Chase Racehorse (November 15, 2016)

Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time!

Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, Star Wars is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. The Science of...


Proving Einstein Right

by Cathie Pelletier & S. James Gates PublicAffairs (September 24, 2019)

The true story of the epic journey to scientifically prove the Theory of Relativity, which would catapult Albert Einstein to fame and forever change our understanding of how the universe came into being.

IIn...


Out There

by Michael Wall Grand Central Publishing (November 13, 2018)

We've all asked ourselves the question. It's impossible to look up at the stars and NOT think about it: Are we alone in the universe? Books, movies and television shows proliferate that attempt to answer this...


Dark Energy Physics Second Edition

by Anthony William Green Anthony William Green T/A Cleversticks (December 30, 2017)

Black holes are the largest stores of energy in the universe, they rule the universe. The story that black holes have a gravitational singularity at their centres is about to be blown out of the water. Dark...


A Journey Through The Universe:

by New Scientist Quercus (August 07, 2018)

There's a whole universe out there...

Imagine you had a spacecraft capable of travelling through interstellar space. You climb in, blast into orbit, fly out of the solar system and keep going. Where do you end...


Einstein's Shadow

by Seth Fletcher Ecco (October 09, 2018)

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR'S CHOICE

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...


Toward Distant Suns

by T. A. Heppenheimer Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

The prospectus of humans living, working, and establishing communities in space can no longer be dismissed as the romantic notions of science fiction writers and space buffs. With the launch of the space shuttle...


Space Trek

by Jerome Clayton Glenn & George S. Robinson Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Mass human migrations into outer space may begin this century! Are Earth’s inhabitants prepared for this next giant leap? Millions of tax dollars are being employed in NASA and Defense Department research...


Space Station Friendship

by Dick Lattimer Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

The year is 2007, the fiftieth anniversary of the Space Age. Space shuttle Discovery is about o dock at the first permanent U. S. space station, which author Dick Lattimer called Friendship. In all but name,...


Project Space Station

by Brian O'Leary Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

It’s happening now—plans are being formulated under the coordination of NASA to launch a permanent, manned space station by the year 1990. Studies surveying user requirements, system attributes, and architectural...


Out of the Darkness

by Patrick Moore, Clyde W. Tombaugh & Dr. James W. Christy Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

An adventure in scientific discovery Pluto, the farthermost planet in the solar system, some 3,673 million mites from the Sun, was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in 1930. The fiftieth...


The World's First Spaceship Shuttle

by Robert M. Powers Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Join the crew of space shuttle Enterprise as they prepare to take the first step into the twenty-first century. Step aboard the world’s first reusable space vehicle with science writer Robert M. Powers for...


Wernher von Braun

by Erik Bergaust Stackpole Books (September 15, 2017)

Here is Dr. Wernher von Braun’s incredible story – from his early years in Germany, where he gave birth to modern rocketry, to his arrival in the United States and his launching of the first American satellite,...


Genesis of the Cosmos

by Paul A. LaViolette Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (April 15, 2004)

Provides compelling evidence that creation myths from the dawn of civilization correspond to cutting edge astronomical discoveries

• Exposes the contradictions in current cosmological theory and offers a scientific...


Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion

by Paul A. LaViolette Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (July 10, 2008)

A complete investigation of the development and suppression of antigravity and field propulsion technologies

• Reveals advanced aerospace technologies capable of controlling gravity that could revolutionize...


Matrix of Creation

by Richard Heath Inner Traditions/Bear & Company (May 15, 2004)

Reveals the ancient mathematical principles refuting the notion of the solar system as an accidental creation

• Reveals how ancient civilizations encoded their secret knowledge of the sky in mythology, music,...


The Universe Untangled

by Abigail Pillitteri IOP Concise Physics (May 01, 2017)

Space curves around you, time slows down, particles are waves, a cat is both alive and dead. What's going on? It all starts to make sense when we untangle the universe with this clear and enlightening book....


Traveler's Guide to Space

by Neil F. Comins Columbia University Press (January 31, 2017)

Traveling into space and visiting or even emigrating to nearby worlds will soon become part of the human experience. Scientists, engineers, and investors are working hard to make space tourism a reality. As...