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A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics

by Jean-Louis Tassoul & Monique Tassoul

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of ideas about the sun and the stars, from antiquity to modern times. Two theoretical astrophysicists who have been active in the field since the early...


The Science of Interstellar

by Kip Thorne & Christopher Nolan

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film, Interstellar, from executive producer and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne.

Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker...


Worm Holes and Black Holes in the Fabric of Space Time: Time Travel

by R Joseph, Gabriel Beck & Lana Tao

Contents Foreword 1: Time Is Relative: Future, Past, Present Overlap and Exist Simultaneously The Physics of Time 2: Time Dilation And The Contraction of Space Time The Future and the Past Are Relative Space-Time...


Laboratory Astrochemistry: From Molecules through Nanoparticles to Grains

by Stephan Schlemmer, Thomas Giesen & Harald Mutschke

Written by leading scientists in the field and intended for a broader readership, this is an ideal starting point for an overview of current research and developments. As such, the book covers a broad spectrum...


The Search for Our Cosmic Ancestry

by Chandra Wickramasinghe

The idea that life is a cosmic, rather than a purely terrestrial phenomenon, has progressed from scientific heresy to mainstream science within the short timespan of a few decades. The theory of cometary panspermia...


Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-Box at the Vatican Observatory

by Guy Sj Consolmagno & Paul Sj Mueller

Witty and thought provoking, two Vatican astronomers shed provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet.

“Imagine if a Martian showed up, all big ears and big nose like a child’s...


35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2010): A Pictorial Guide To The Collection

by Kevin Righter, Catherine Corrigan & Timothy McCoy

The US Antarctic meteorite collection exists due to a cooperative program involving the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution. ...


Comets And Their Origin: The Tools To Decipher A Comet

by Uwe Meierhenrich

Divided into two parts, the first four chapters of Comets and their Origin refer to comets and their formation in general, describing cometary missions, comet remote observations, astrochemistry, artificial...


Astronomy Terminology: Speedy Study Guides

by Speedy Publishing

Astronomy is a subject that covers a wide variety of topics. Although some of the terminology is basic and clear from the start, other words used in the more scientific and theoretical aspects of astronomy are...


The Formation of the Solar System: Theories Old and New

by Michael Woolfson

This fully-updated second edition remains the only truly detailed exploration of the origins of our Solar System, written by an authority in the field. Unlike other authors, Michael Woolfson focuses on the formation...


The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know about the All-There-Is

by Roberto Trotta

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries...


The Foundations of Physical Law

by Peter Rowlands

The book originated in a series of lectures given at Liverpool in 2013 to a group that included postgraduate and undergraduate students and staff of the Physics Department. They followed from two very successful...


The Structure of the Universe

by Paul Halpern & Paul Halpern, PhD

A tour of the current knowledge of the deep reaches of space and predictions for its future.


The Copernicus Complex

by Caleb Scharf

The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014An NBC News Top Science and Tech Book of 2014

A Politics & Prose 2014 Staff Pick

In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus...


Astronomy: All That Matters

by Percy Seymour

With a blend of exciting discoveries and important scientific theory, this innovative and readable introduction to astronomy is ideal for anyone who wants to understand what we know about the universe, and how...


Ask the Experts: Astronomy

by Scientific American Editors

For going on two decades, Scientific American’s “Ask the Experts” column has been answering reader questions on all fields of science. We’ve taken your questions from the basic to the esoteric and reached...


History of the Space Shuttle, Volume Two: Development of the Space Shuttle, 1972-1981

by T. A. Heppenheimer

Basing his work on virtually untapped NASA archives, T. A. Heppenheimer has produced the second volume of his definitive history of the space shuttle. Volume Two traces the development of the shuttle through...


Physics from the Edge: A New Cosmological Model for Inertia

by Michael Edward McCulloch

The fundamental and very important property of inertia has never been well understood. This book shows how inertia has puzzled many scientists such as Galileo and Mach, and then presents a new theory that explains...


Neil Armstrong

by Jay Barbree & John Glenn

Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America’s modern hero and history’s most famous space traveler. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss...


God and the Multiverse: Humanity's Expanding View of the Cosmos

by Victor J. Stenger

Cosmologists have reasons to believe that the vast universe in which we live is just one of an endless number of other universes within a multiverse—a mind-boggling array that may extend indefinitely in space...