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

by Max Jammer

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...


Celestial Dynamics: Chaoticity and Dynamics of Celestial Systems

by Rudolf Dvorak & Christoph Lhotka

Written by an internationally renowned expert author and researcher, this monograph fills the need for a book conveying the sophisticated tools needed to calculate exo-planet motion and interplanetary space...


Active Galactic Nuclei

by Volker Beckmann & Chris Shrader

This AGN textbook includes phenomena based on new results in the X-Ray domain from new telescopes such as Chandra and XMM Newton not mentioned in any other book. Furthermore, it considers also the Fermi Gamma...


Old Stellar Populations: How to Study the Fossil Record of Galaxy Formation

by Santi Cassisi & Maurizio Salaris

The book discusses the theoretical path to decoding the information gathered from observations of old stellar systems. It focuses on old stellar systems because these are the fossil record of galaxy formation...


The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality

by Dave Goldberg

“A great read…Goldberg is an excellent guide.”—Mario Livio, bestselling author of The Golden Ratio

 

Physicist Dave Goldberg  speeds across space, time and everything in between showing that our elegant...


The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge

by William Poundstone

Fascinating journey explores key concepts in information theory in terms of Conway's "Game of Life" program. Topics include the limits of knowledge, paradox of complexity, Maxwell's demon, Big Bang theory, much...


Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts about the Universe

by Carolyn Collins Petersen

Explore the curiosities of our galaxy!

Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy...


Darwin's Doubt

by Stephen C. Meyer

Charles Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. In what is known today as the "Cambrian explosion," 530 million years ago many animals suddenly...


Magnetoseismology: Ground-based Remote Sensing of Earth's Magnetosphere

by Frederick W. Menk & Colin L. Waters

Written by a researcher at the forefront of the field, this first comprehensive account of magnetoseismology conveys the physics behind these movements and waves, and explains how to detect and investigate them....


Miss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe (Great Discoveries)

by George Johnson

“A short, excellent account of [Leavitt’s] extraordinary life and achievements.”—Simon Singh, New York Times Book Review At the beginning of the twentieth century, scientists argued over the size of...


Possibilities in Parallel

by Scientific American Editors

Possibilities in Parallel: Seeking the Multiverse by the Editors of Scientific American

Parallel universes are a staple of science fiction, and it's no wonder. They allow us to explore the question, "what if?"...


Heaven and Earth in Ancient Mexico: Astronomy and Seasonal Cycles in the Codex Borgia

by Susan Milbrath

The Codex Borgia, a masterpiece that predates the Spanish conquest of central Mexico, records almanacs used in divination and astronomy. Within its beautifully painted screenfold pages is a section (pages 29-46)...


When the Dragon Wore the Crown: Putting Starlight Back Into Myth

by Don Cerow

When our ancestors gazed upon the skies thousands of years ago they looked up into the center of Creation and saw a mighty Dragon, a great celestial serpent with wings circling ceaselessly above them, night...


Celestial Harvest: 300-Plus Showpieces of the Heavens for Telescope Viewing and Contemplation

by James Mullaney

Useful guide tells where to look for planets in Earth's solar system, as well as asteroids such as Ceres and Juno, open star clusters, diffuse nebulas, supernova remnants, spiral galaxies, and other phenomena....


Famous Scientific Illusions

by Nikola Tesla

In Famous Scientific Illusions Nikola Tesla addresses "exceptionally interesting errors in the interpretation and application of physical phenomena which have for years dominated the minds of experts and men...


Burnham's Celestial Handbook, Volume One: An Observer's Guide to the Universe Beyond the Solar System

by Robert Burnham

Volume I of a comprehensive three-part guide to celestial objects outside our solar system ranges from Andromeda to Cetus. Features coordinates, classifications, physical descriptions, hundreds of visual aids....


Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

by Prof Keith Smith & Keith Smith

The fourth edition of Environmental Hazards continues to blend physical and social sciences to provide a thoroughly balanced, contemporary introduction to hazards analysis and mitigation strategies. It covers...


The Milky Way: An Insider's Guide

by William H. Waller

This book offers an intimate guide to the Milky Way, taking readers on a grand tour of our home Galaxy's structure, genesis, and evolution, based on the latest astronomical findings. In engaging language, it...


Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life beyond Our Solar System (New in Paperback)

by Ray Jayawardhana

In Strange New Worlds, renowned astronomer Ray Jayawardhana brings news from the front lines of the epic quest to find planets--and alien life--beyond our solar system. Only in the past two decades, after millennia...


Summary of Theodore P. Snow's Exploring a Dynamic Universe; an Introduction to Astronomy

by Ultano Kindelan Everett

Theodore P. Snow's book, "Exploring a Dynamic Universe; Introduction to Astronomy", (467 pages) is iwdely used as an introductory course by first year university students. This summary extracts the fundamental...