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Cosmic Collisions

by Dana Desonie, Carolyn Shoemaker, Eugene Shoemaker & David Levy

Cosmic collisions have forever shaped the planets in our solar system, sculpting Earth and our Moon. They are still happening right in our neighborhood, as we saw in July 1994 when comet fragments bombarded...


A History of Astronomy (Routledge Revivals)

by Walter W. Bryant

A History of Astronomy, first published in 1907, offers a comprehensive introduction to the steady development of the science since its inception in the ancient world up to the momentous progress of the nineteenth...


The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

by Alan Lightman

“Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth...


Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images

by Terence Dickinson

The Hubble Space Telescope. No other telescope combines instant name recognition with the production of consistently spectacular images. Yet few people outside of the astronomy community realize that Hubble...


Biological Cosmology, Astrobiology, Extraterrestrial Life

by Rudolf Schild, Richard Hoover & Robert McLean

CONTENTS 1. The First Gene: Genetics Demonstrates Extraterrestrial Origins for Life 2. Biological Cosmology and the Origins of Life in the Universe 3. Origins, Evolution, and Distribution of Life in the Cosmos:...


2013 Australasian Sky Guide

by Nick Lomb

Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly star maps, diagrams and details of all the year's exciting celestial events....


From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

by John Chambers & Jacqueline Mitton

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...


Introduction to Modeling Convection in Planets and Stars: Magnetic Field, Density Stratification, Rotation

by Gary Glatzmaier

This book provides readers with the skills they need to write computer codes that simulate convection, internal gravity waves, and magnetic field generation in the interiors and atmospheres of rotating planets...


50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe

by Joanne Baker

From dwarf planets to dark energy; and from the Big Bang to the death of stars, this book is the perfect introduction to the cutting-edge science that is shaping our understanding of our place in the Universe...


Magnetic Processes in Astrophysics: Theory, Simulations, Experiments

by Günther Rüdiger, Rainer Hollerbach & Leonid L. Kitchatinov

In this work the authors draw upon their expertise in geophysical and astrophysical MHD to explore the motion of electrically conducting fluids, the so-called dynamo effect, and describe the similarities and...


Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars

by Lee Billings

An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system

Yet as the pace of discovery quickens, an answer to the universe's greatest riddle still remains just out of reach: Is the great silence...


The Story of Astronomy

by Peter Aughton

From the ancient origins of astronomy to the Copernican revolution, and from Galileo to Hawking’s research into black holes, The Story of Astronomy charts the discoveries of some of the greatest minds in human...


The Big Questions: The Universe

by Stuart Clark

The Big Questions series enables renowned experts to tackle the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines...


Diseases from Space: Astrobiology, Viruses, Microbiology, Meteors, Comets

by Chandra Wickramasinghe, Milton Wainwright & R. Gabriel Joseph

For much of history comets have been associated with death and disease. There is increasing evidence that that viruses, microbes and other living creatures dwell beneath the surface of comets meteors, asteroids...


The Evolution of Life from Space: Astrobiology, Viruses, Microbiology, Genetics

by R. Gabriel Joseph, Rudolf Schild & Chandra Wickramasinghe

For thousands of years humans have gazed up into the heavens pondering the nature of existence, and asking: How did life begin? Are we alone in the vastness of the cosmos? Are there people on other planets? ...


Evolution of Life From Other Planets: Genetics, Astrobiology, Viruses, Microbiology, Embryogenesis, Metamorphosis

by R Gabriel Joseph

A wealth of data from microbiology, genetics, chemistry, and astrobiology, demonstrates that the first living creatures to take root on Earth must have been deposited on this planet encased in meteors, asteroids,...


My Brief History

by Stephen Hawking

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Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age...


The Bluffer's Guide to the Quantum Universe

by Jack Klaff

From 'gluons' to 'gravitons', and from 'certainty' to 'superstrings', here's all you need to know to sound all-knowing.


The Handy Astronomy Answer Book

by Charles Liu

From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format....


Fly Me to the Moon: An Insider's Guide to the New Science of Space Travel

by Edward Belbruno & Neil deGrasse Tyson

When a leaf falls on a windy day, it drifts and tumbles, tossed every which way on the breeze. This is chaos in action. In Fly Me to the Moon, Edward Belbruno shows how to harness the same principle for low-fuel...