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The Value of the Moon: How to Explore, Live, and Prosper in Space Using the Moon's Resources

by Paul D. Spudis

While the Moon was once thought to hold the key to space exploration, in recent decades, the U.S. has largely turned its sights toward Mars and other celestial bodies instead. In The Value of the Moon, lunar...


Into the Black: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her

by Rowland White & Richard Truly

The real-life techno-thriller from a bestselling author and aviation expert that recaptures the historic moments leading up to the launch of the space shuttle Columbia and the exciting story of her daring maiden...


The Universe in Your Hand

by Christophe Galfard

"If Ms. Frizzle were a physics student of Stephen Hawking, she might have written THE UNIVERSE IN YOUR HAND, a wild tour through the reaches of time and space, from the interior of a proton to the Big Bang to...


The Sun: A Biography

by David Whitehouse

In The Sun, David Whitehouse takes us on a journey to the heart of our local star and beyond, relating how it was born, the many ways it influences life on Earth and how it will die. He recounts the many myths...


The Moon: A Biography

by David Whitehouse

In The Moon David Whitehouse explains how our nearest celestial neighbor was created (and what moonrocks tell us of its earth-shattering origins), and how its existence may have been a crucial factor in mankind...


Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Traveling at the Speed of Thought: Einstein and the Quest for Gravitational Waves

by Daniel Kennefick

Since Einstein first described them nearly a century ago, gravitational waves have been the subject of more sustained controversy than perhaps any other phenomenon in physics. These as yet undetected fluctuations...


Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

by Carlo Rovelli

Instant New York Times Bestseller

“Short and resonant. . . . The essays in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics arrive like shots of espresso.”The New York Times

“A startling and illustrative distillation of...


The Stargazer's Handbook

by Giles Sparrow

From the craters of the Moon to the far reaches of Orion, The Stargazer's Handbook will enable you to explore space without leaving the comforts of Earth. All you need are a pair of binoculars and a clear night...


Mars One: Humanity's Next Great Adventure: Inside the First Human Settlement on Mars

by James R Kass, Norbert Kraft & Gerard ¿t Hooft

Human curiosity has lead us to explore our solar system, landing on the moon and sending spacecraft to study distant planetary objects. The next step in our great adventure is putting humans on Mars—but what...


Solitary Waves  Plasms Atmosph

by V.I. Petviashvili, O.A. Pohkotelov & O.A. Pokhotelov

First Published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe

by J. Richard Gott

J. Richard Gott was among the first cosmologists to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters of galaxies intricately connected by filaments of galaxies—a magnificent...


How Do You Find an Exoplanet?

by John Asher Johnson

Alien worlds have long been a staple of science fiction. But today, thanks to modern astronomical instrumentation and the achievements of many enterprising observational astronomers, the existence of planets...


A Joosr Guide to... Human Universe by Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen

by Joosr

In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge...


Structure and Evolution of Single Stars: An introduction

by James MacDonald

Structure and Evolution of Single Stars: An introduction is intended for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduates with a background in physics. Following a brief overview of the background observational...


On the Heavens: With linked Table of Contents

by Aristotle

THE science which has to do with nature clearly concerns itself for the most part with bodies and magnitudes and their properties and movements, but also with the principles of this sort of substance, as many...


Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders: From Novice to Master Observer

by Robert Bruce Thompson & Barbara Fritchman Thompson

With the advent of inexpensive, high-power telescopes priced at under $250, amateur astronomy is now within the reach of anyone, and this is the ideal book to get you started. The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical...


The 10th Demon: Children of the Bloodstone

by Bruce Hennigan

 Evil Reigns From the Skies! Jonathan Steel is a man with no past who is destined to spend his future hunting down the most powerful demons on Earth. The forces of evil now dominate the heavens with the arrival...


Kepler and the Universe: How One Man Revolutionized Astronomy

by David K. Love

A contemporary of Galileo and a forerunner of Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was a pioneering German scientist and a pivotal figure in the history of astronomy. This colorful, well-researched biography...


Basic Chemometric Techniques in Atomic Spectroscopy

by Neil Barnett & Jose Andrade-Garda

This practical introduction is the first to present the principles of experimental designs, optimization and multivariate regression for atomic spectroscopists.